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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
J. L. GILLESPIE, Editor aad AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED PRESS SEE VICE. UNION ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE._ TELEPHONE NO. 33. Office 207 Market Street Commonwealth Building. SUBSCRIPTION BATES (By Mail ar Carrier) 15 Cento a Week. 50c Cento a Month. 9M0 a Teas. Single Copy 5 Cento. ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST. Entered at Greenwood postoffice as second-class matter. GREENWOOD, MISS, JULY 27, 1*1«. Some exemption claims make s cold feetish nois*. Two dollar wheat is proof of farmers' Senate pall. Both sham and bluff—the new German chancellor's peace hot air. We have a lot of war work to do before indulging in peace "Germany, The Next Republic" is the title of a new book, not our prediction. « Ik M *■ ■» » » Hard to make some folks realize that this isn't going to be a typewriter-won war. Already the curious are asking, "Will Kerensky stop at the premiersip of Russia?" m m » m h m m Don't know that impatience is a sin, but it is certainly one of our national faults. B5 es fei Ita Ik » Ä Keep in mind that we are engaged in. s deadly war, not an argument with friends. Pa ks *i Ik Ik » ta The want-to-knows forget that secrecy is one of the biggest assets in conducting a war. !t h IP M M M M The vote on the food bill indicates that the Senate's "willful twelve" has been cut in half. ta M M ta M Ik Ml Some of our own newspapers are as intent on throw ing a U-boat sacre into us as the Germans are. Kerensky is a socialist —Or was before assuming of fice—though not of the brand that oppose war. Let the exemption boards be as impartial as the draft was and there will be no kicks coming to anybody. Lightning was striking pretty close to the same place when five out of six North Carolina brothers were drafted. Ik Ik Ik Ik M Ik M The world's ablest sleuth could not locate the farmer who once said he'd be happy if assured of dollar wheat. M M h Iki h h M A meatless diet is all right for those who w»nt it, but just suppose everybody should adopt It permanently ? it is only a matter of time when he'll have an army thnt will be Uncle Sam's soldier round-up was world-beater, and Ik M Mlk Ik Ik N Bloody Bill has called 2,200,000 more men to the colors, which is believed to be many more than Germany hks to respond. kkkkklklk Wilson knows that when Congress knows a thing it ceases to be a secret—that is one reason it isn't told'all about war plans. n k k k k k k Root is to be medaled, having been awarded the first valor gold medal of the National Arts Club, for bia work in Russia. There is a difference of opinion about the good lnck of Increased prices for horseshoeing between blacksmiths and ' their customers. What's become of the bunch of near-sclentists who, a few years ago, claimed to have found a way to feed peo ple on chemicalized air? Germany has had three years to prepare for its sub marine campaign, yet we have kickers because Wilson hasn't squelched it in three months. Ik Ik M Ik Hi Ik Ik Those insisting on full information on what the gov ernment is doing to win the war apparently forget that, if given, it would also go to theenemy. k k k k k k k Sure, there are persons always ready to belive stories of graft in connection with the spending of large sums of money, and there is an obvious reason. When two men hooked up in a business copartnership find they can't agree, one of them gets out. The rule is good enough to be applied to officialdom. Ik Ik Ik Ik Ik Ik Ik No, Joshua; Congress doesn't necessarily have to taka an annual recess, though it usually does—there is such a thing as getting talked out, you know. kkkkkkh If Wisconsin isn't what Henry Watterson called it— "the traitor state"—its voters will see that Bob-La Follette is properly paid for his lone vote against the aircraft bill. kkkkkkk Straight tip to the conference committoe on tha food bill—the people are so dogged tirsd of waiting for this legislation that it will not take much to make thorn angry \ It is our gueBs that whether Hoover be chairman of a commission to administer the food law, or Food admin istrator, as Wilson intended him to be, hell bo bosa of the grub show. S. fife MkkkMkh You wouldn't put "hobbles" on a horse you had en tered in a race, yet, though we are at war, men posing aa patriots advocate what they kno^ would hamper oar com mander-in-chief, M'-V; r '-Ms é ' fai hea kr Æ,;4 .Is THE ABUSE OF COLD STORAGE. If ii announced tint at a recent Washington confer ence, between department of agriculture representatives and cold songe heads, the latter pledged their help in the government's proposed food survey. Now that is all very nice. It 4s good to know just my tons of beef and poultry and eggs and butter are in cold storage. Uncle Sam can get out a perfect beautiful statistical report showing how many hundred per cent, increases there are in various stored foods. But we want something more than reports. We can't feed en ligures. Statistics are rather a meager diet. You can't make a roast or a soup out of them. You can't fry them with onions. What we would like to seen is some method of com pelling the cold storage people and their chief customers the:féod sharks, to unload, so that food can be purchased at a reasonable price. We are not keen to eat this year's chickens next year at double price. We prefer this sum mer's eggs this summer, not winter after next. . .The solemn, sickening, wamning truth about this cold storage business is that one of the finest of man's inven tions has been perverted. It should be a means of sav ing summer food excess for winter dearth, a method where by, cutting out waste and rot, food is made cheaper throughout the year. But that is where the food speculators come in with their dirty hands, they heard the food away from the people. By means of cold storage they beat the law of sup ply and demand. Before cold storage, the supply had to be sold. Now the supply is held. The demand is allowed to grow and grow until the price is forced far beyond what it should be. The farmer who raised the food does not get the extra profit. Every cent squeezed from the ultimate consumer gets into the capacious pockets of the middlemen gam blers. The way to remedy the evil is to regulate cold stor age. Fix a time limit beyond which food cannot be held and the market will automatically right itself.—Vicks burg Evening Post. h Ma ta m M n n SANE CENSORSHIP. Under the Espionage Bill, post-office officials have wide powers to forbid the free use of the mails to publi cations. In the exercise of these powers, a high degree of judicial fairness is necessary. Americans are highly patriotic today because their dif ferences of opinion have been threshed out by public dis cussion, not by secret conspiracy. The more patriotic they are ,the less they will welcome any limitation of the freedom of the press. So far, the withholding of mail privilege; has been limited to papers comparatively obscure and feeble. The printing of articles calculated to discourage recruiting is the cause given. The danger lies in the elasticity with which this charge can be stretched by bureaucratic minds to coyer varied expressions of opinion. Americans can be calculated upon to do their utmost to carry the war through to victory; but it must not be forgotten that it is a war for world-liberty; and our fight for the freedom of other peoples should not be suffered to .excuse any needless encroachments on our own. GIVING TILL IT HURTS. Among those who have given most liberally, in propor tion to their incomes, to Red Cross funds, have been many i people in moderate circumstances. Instance after instance is met with where the income barely sufficient to meet a family's needs has been gener ously shared with those who are battling for all humanity. "Give till it hurts!" has been the solgan of such can vasses. The head of the family making seventy five dollars a month who gives ten dollars of that to the Red Cross is prompted by a generous, thoroughgoing lows of his fellow-man. There are many who give more largely who do not make a tithe the sacrifice. . The world owes a debt to the cheerful giver, the sin cere giver, the giver who "'gives till It hurts." M M Ik Ik Ik h Ik WANTED-AN OFFICIAL SPANKER. A difficult problem for the military authorit'ies is pro vided by silly girls who make all-fired nuisances, of them helves about forts and camps. . Thera «re the girls who are merely thoughtless and venturesome; there are others with more sini^rter motives. Both classes constitute an influence demoralizing to dis cipline. , The tendency of silly girls to gush over the uniform Is net all bad; but this is a time to exercise patriotic self restraint. This war is a serious business; and anything that interferes needlessly with military training isn't to be tolerated. An official spanker with full power to inflict public punishment would probably put a stop to the nuisanpe. ta lk Ik Ik M Ik M LOCAL ADVERTISING. A large mail order house recently gave out tike fol lowing information : "We have a bureau whose duty it is to reaB each week the country newspapers. When we find a town, where tbs merchants do not advertise, we immediately flood that territory with our literature." Why not advertise your business and the standard ad vertised lines that you sell and in this way hold your local trading at home? Advertising in the coming years, will increase in importance in maintaining and building; up re tail business. tai k hkkkk A curious contrast is furnished by thé comparative tendencies of gas prices in the United States and in iGreat Britain. In many instances our gas companies haw ad vanced prices "on account of the war." But in England the Bothwell and Uddington Gas Company announces a redaction from 60c to 48c per 1,000, the Middlesbr ough Town Council has raduced its prices froip 62c to 48c. , kMlIM'MMM For the same reason that the regulars preceded the National Guard—now regulars—to France, the latter will precede the conscripts. It was not n question of prefer ence, but of training. kkkkkkkk With 96 per cent, of the population of the U. S. A. supporting him without qualification, Wilson need not wor ry about the squanking 5 per cent., most of them horn yellow.. "MT MT Mt MT'lM 'M *RM Penning the human hog* would alio help wjjn th« war. » MMhm W-DKËJirlS*» c » ft Toon sefitficc coaPo**T>»* ©iQie n/monnu foft* s-jyFv L^| mIIm r* i '1 vS c,ooo ro\ (jt now sone-ftoovs] ndONINQ/- 1 1 Hr, THAT LETTER , ( FROTHE BOVS 1 AT HCXME ?<r~' v W\ " ii*. «IP k / £ / O W î m k jbA! in' 1 ! pi] jr-'T, '.>\y I S !«r 'f* yJQ7~ ' PAVING RESOLUTION. A Resolution Declaring the paving, curbing, guttering and grading that part of Carrollton Ave. extended from Howard Street to Fulton Street, and that part of Fulton Street from Mar ket Street to Washington Street, and that part of Dewey Street from Wash ington St. to the Southsidc of Henry street; and Henry Street from Dewey street to the west side of South Boule vard; and South Boulevvard from Henry Street to Alabama Street, to be necessary, declaring the same to be a Special Improvement, and adopt ing plans and specifications for said Special Improvement. Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Greenwood: Section 1. That in the judgment of the Council of the City of Greenwood, it is necessary that that part of Car rollton Avenue exxtended from How- i ard to Fulton Street, and that part of I Fulton street from Market street to I Washington, and that part of Dewey street from Washington street to the South side of Henry street, and that part of Henry street from Dewey street to the west side of South Boule vard and that part of South Boulevard from Henry street to Alabama street in said city of Greenwood ,be graded, paved, curbed and guttered; Section 2. That said grading, pav ing, curbing and guttering is deemed a special improvement, for the mak ing of which the General Improvement Fund should not be used; Section 3, That said improvement shall be made in accordance with the plans and specifications now on file in the Olfice of the Clerk of said city, said paving to be of asphaltic concrete as therein provided, which said plans and specifications are hereby adopted and approved, and shall be considered as a part hereof as if the same were copied herein in full, reference thereto being hereby specially made. Section 4. That said special im provement will be by the Council of the City of Greenwood ordered to be made, and one third of the cost of said special improvement shall be paid by the City of Greenwood, and two thirds of the cost of same will be required to be paid by the owner, or owners, of the property abutting on said parts of each streets to be specially improve ed; that is to say, the abutting own er, or owners, of said property on one side of said parts, of said streets to be specially improved will be required to pay one-third of the cost of said spec ial improvements, and the abutting owner, or owners, on the other side of said parts of said streets to be specially improved will be required to pay one-third of the cost of said spec-1 ial improvement. Section 5. That any property own er, or owners, actually residing on ôr otherwise actually occupying property owned by him, or them, and included within that part of said streets to be specially improved, may file with the clerk of the Council of said City his, or their, protest in writing against said proposed special improvement at any time within ten days after the completion of the publication of this resolution as required by law and if a majority of such property owners shall so file such protest, said special improvement shall not be made. Section 6. That at the regular meeting of the said Council, to be held at the City Hall of said City, the Bame being their usual place of meeting, on Tuesday the 7th day of August, 1917, said Council will hear and consider the to a objection, or objections, of all interest ed parties property owners who shall appear and present same, whether the property owner, or owners, actually occupy his, or their, property adjoin ing said parts of said streets proposed to be so improved or not, and regard less of whether or not said property owner, or owners, be resident or non resident property owner, or owners. Section 7. That each and every property owner with property abutting on said parts of said streets to be specially improved shall have the right to make said special improvement for himself, within the time and as provid ed by law and this resolution, but for the sake of uniformity in said work, I said special improvement must be I made in accordance With the plans and I specification* now on file in the office I A of the Clerk of said City hereinbefore referred to and hereinabove adopted and approved. But, failing therein, said Council will cause said special im provement to be made as provided by law, and the cost of said special im provement will be assessed against each property owner as prescribed by law and this resolution. Section 8. This resolution and the proceedings hereinabove contemplated, are under, and by virtue of and pursu ant to Capter 260 of the Laws of 1912, amended by Chapter 211 of the Laws of 1914 of the State of Missis sippi, reference to which said laws is hereby specially made. Section 9. That for cause shown, this resolution take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved this July 4th, 1917. G. L. RAY, Mayor. Attest: S. H. Montgomery, Clerk. as i I I USING SUBSTITUTES. (By Associated Press) Stockholm, July 26—The shortage of various necessaries of life in Swe den is already beginning to bring var ious substitutes into the market. One of these is a liquid called "economy sweetening," purporting to contain to each bottle of 120 grams, the equiva lent in ' sweetening value of thirteen pounds of sugar. Analysis has just shown the contents to consist of one tenth of one per cent of crystallose, 12 1-2 per cent, of ordinary sugar and 87.4 per cent, water. TODAY'S BIRTHDAY HONORS. Congratulations go today to Louis Zangwill, well- known English author and playwright, 48 years old today. ® @ © @ @ *=> x © © (Q ÆJ @ (@ (© /» Jg 'S / @> m j* 1 We want your orders for Letter Heads, Note Heads, Bill Heads, Statement Heads, Envelopes, Shipping Tags, Business Cards, Visit ing Cards, Contract Blanks, Legal Blanks, Notes and Gin Receipts, Time Tickets, Circulars, Hand Bills, Sign Cards, Etc. First Class Workmanship High Class Material ; .. i (©) <§) »... m THE <§) © I GREENWOOD, MISS. ! fv > - lg) <D (§) Health and Pleasure at Browns Wells One of the most popular resorts in the South is rirtt • fine roads for motoring, new garage, every .— " ** every night, conoerts, new bowling alleys. Frequenten*'., Dla ' i k season, with music by BUD 8COTT. " ^ dutiag tfe The mineral waters at Browns Wells have been kno for fifty years for all stomach and liver troubles and f*" *** *** a two weeks stay might save a sick speU. Writefor our • • Hazlchurgt, BROWNS WELLS HOTEL, - - VACATION TIMfT Summer Tourist Fares In effect via the Illinois Central Railroad June 25th to September 30th To the following resorts: Boston Washington Philadelphia Norfolk Denver Colorado Springs Chicago St Louis Detroit Buffalo Niagara Falls New York Also many other resorts Id the North, East and Weit, Full information pertaining to rates, route, etc., will be fnm, k upon application. Portland Seattle Los Angeles San Francisco San Diego Phoenix G H. BOWER, General Passenger Agent, Memphis, Tens is in *************************** *****'*'**"« ■ f 11 1 ttllHBHH LOW ROUND TRIP RITES Summer Tourists Tickets Now on Sale via the Mobile & Ohio R. R. To the Mountain Lakes and the Pacific Coast, including ma iv cities North, East and West. Call on Ticket Agent fur details or address ! ! H. E. JONES, JR., General Agent, Mobile, Alabama NOTICE TO ALL WOMEN RED CROSS MEMBERS. The Leflore County Chapter A. R. C. now has over 200 pairs pajamas cut 1 out and ready for making, and urges every woman member of the chapter who can sew to come to the old Bern stein building on Howard street and make one pair there under the direc tion of a teacher, and after that they can take a pair home and make them. These supplies we are making are to be used in the hospitals abroad for our own wounded American soldiers when they are needed. Keeping these sup plies up is the women's part of the war and makes the work of the Red Cross Army truly a gigantic one, and means that we must be at it now and keep constantly at it until this war is over. On account of the difficulty of gett ing the raw material abroad the bulk of these supplies must come from America. In a letter, Eliot WaA worth, acting chairman of the A. B. C, ' to the Memphis Chapter, gives in Dm gowns, the great task before tu. following figures the amount of sup plies greatly needed by our allies. 350,000 bath robes, or convalesce! 100.000 pairs of bed socks. 700.000 handkerchiefs. 650.000 hospital bed shirts. 460.000 suits of pajamas. 300.000 shoulder wraps. 800.000 pain of socks. 260.000 pain of ward slippers. These figures give us soma idea of Red Cross headquarters sre mw open at the old Bsmstein building, aad hours from 9 a. m. until 12 Mi »1 from 3 p. m. until 6 p. is. We need your help Prove your patriotiem tad come. THE WORK COMMITTEE. /