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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH.
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GREENWOOD, MISS., AUGUST 15, 1917, What's the matter with a war t ix on lying ? ddhimmm» Hoover has given the price elevator the "going down" signal, but it may get stuck. n to to mi to » w» We take it the White House latchstring is not hanging out for Congressional slackers. is « le h » a « They would fall over each other scrambling to pay a Federal head tax on wise men, totototototoMtoto If not opposed to betting, our money would be on Wilson in his bout with King Coal. k « a a h a m Divided authority has lost many wars and won none —we have simply got to win this one. »tototototototo A mysterious neighborhood murder never has any trouble pushing war news out of the spotlight. to to m m » » » Of course Pershing has cautioned his boys not to teach their French soldier buddies to play poker. of be Troy, N. Y., has more wage earners than men. Must be a case of "Everybody Works but Father." M M to M M to M Among the major ills of war we might cite the quality of war poetry we are compelled to endure. to m m Ml ta » a Bet Woody isn't enthusing over the suggestion that Congress remain in session while the war lasts. or RS Bä to to » to Havng had so many things done to him re cently, Hoover will probably enjoy, doing things to others. It might be wiser to accept the war bill as it is than to protest and take a chance on getting more things taxed. A h h h R h R Pity Kerensky hasn't a few of those American editors on his staff who know just what Russia is going to do. 19 R R R R R R I Many a guy bawling for the whole truth would | try to knock your block off if you told it to him— 1 about himself. ! S IR Ri R N* ® Ä Now that the government has started to in terning alien enemy editors, slacker Senators had better watch out. i I »S *8 R R R R *4 Wives who sew for soldiers should be sure to do as much for hubby and the kiddies, or neighbors will make remarks. Doubt that Germany gets its spies in the U. 1 S. A. at the rate paid by the former czar of Rus $5.00 a week. I j Bloody Bill calls them "conferences" to save the faces of his minions when he sends for them 1 Maybe those Apache Indians started a little war of their own because Uncle Sam would not ' sia rrrrrrr to come for their orders. RRRRRRR let them in on the big one. n rr m » R» i* » The fellow who had a vacant lot and didn't cul tivate it is now kicking himself every time he has to buy a few wilted vegetables. RRRRRRR John Wanamaker remarks that money isn't everything in life. Yet John has devoted a large portion of his life to annexing it. Haven't heard that automobile-makers were to abandon turning out annual models, though one of them is advertising a life-time car. Liberia is astonished that its declaration of war did not make Bloody Bill throw up the sponge at once. Possibly he hasn't heard about it yet. RRRRRRR A sensible man doesn't care for his wife having the last word. What gets his goat is for her to claim the first, too, and then all in between. RRRRRRR It is claimed that ultra-violet rays will restore hair on bald heads. Better locate the "ray" that removes the hair in the first place and swat it. RRRRRRR The young fellow what was fired for phoning his girl too frequently, now wants to know if he isn't to be credited with "going through fire" for her. RRRRRRR It's worrying us to determine how • Europe, when this war is over, is going to play euchre with a deck from which the kings and queens have been eliminated. ' it to n n rr m «a The girls at the bathing beaches account for .the scantiness of their attire on the ground that they are practicing economy, and Mr. Man hasn't Ü a kick to register. n to to.n n to to Notice in the cable news that Brazil had a bread riot the other day, which does not square with the recent statement that South America ^ would help ua feed Europe. À WHY WE MUST FIGHT. ' Sarah Bernhardt writing of the barbarities and beastly lust^of the German France, tells a story of horrors which though known to many people in this country, brings clearly to light the magnitude and the awful de pravity of the German brute and his total disre gard for the sacredness of womanhood. Ordinarily the details of the story would be too horrible to print, but this country must need sacrifice its modesty to truth that we may know why America must fight and why American men must face the horrors of the battlefield of France to save the virtuous w'omanhood of this country from a like debauchery. Madame Bernhardt says that in the section of France occupied for two years by Germans, but from which they have been driven, that coun try "faces the problem of what to do with at least 100,000 children of violence—the babes of hated brutal fathers and of desecrated maids and wives,; and when the Germans are finally thrust from France there will be other armies of these chil-j dren to be cared for." "In all the terrible pages; of this-worst of wars," she says "there is none more tragic, more sinister, more devilish than; this that registers the brand of brutality and lust," j and she asks w'hat is to be the fate of these little invaders of ones begotten by such brutes, borne by mothers who necessarily lived in an awful realization of, their agony and who hated their offspring as they! hated their justful brute fathers. | These babies of hate is one of France's great They have been discussed in many nroblems. of the medical societies, and the question has been asked in France, 'What right have they to live ?' ■ ■ Madame Bernhardt takes the position, however, that despite the condition of their birth, they must) be cared for, but she would remove them immed-j lately from the side of their mother who should never be allowed to know whether they had lived ; j These are conditions that exists in France today. Besides the thousands of women who have been violated, other thousands have been , j . , . ,, . murdered and their bodies left to rot m their homes which have been despoiled and in many instances the only thing left to greet a returning soldier is the charred bodies of wife and daugh- i ters in the embers of a burned home. j I , , . ,, . . .lit encumbering himself with a prisoner when he j The body of every French girl taken from a French home and found in the captured German or died. Is it any wonder that the French soldier avoids can possibly do so. trenches, calls for the death of a score of German brutes. And yet there are men in America' who have more soul then to resist the operations of a , . , , . , . law by which this country is endeavoring to raise an army.—Clarion-Ledger. As Bn R* Bb Be US I | 1 ! GO TO IT MR. HOOVER. The food control measure has finally passed congress and signed by the president, has become law. went through the house, placing the food control law in the hands of a single man, to be appointed The measure as finally passed, is much as it i I by the president, who will be Mr. Herbert C. Hoover, The bill places great power in the hands of the executive, giving him authority practically to do what is deemed best for the country without 1 question and without stint, says the Meridian Star. I It is practically the measure the president j asked for. If it fails the responsibility must be upon the administration, 1 We do not believe it will fail in the hands of Mr. Hoover, whatever might happen under any other administrator for we have every confidence in the ability and integrity of the man who did ' so much for Belgium and for the people of north ern France. But to make good Mr. Hoover must bring pri ces of foodstuffs down to a level with the average salary and at the same time satisfy the producer who has a right to expect a profit from his goods. It's a tremendous job. *r Ra m Rs R» ws y» UNCLE SAM'S THRIFT THOUGHT FOR TODAY Spread the Meat Flavor.—Spread the meat flavor and so economize on the amount of meat consumed, says the United States Department of Agriculture. Here is a suggestion for making a delicious dish from an inexpensive steak! Mock Duck.—On a round steak cut thin, place a stuffing of bread crumbs well seasoned with chopped onions, butter or other fat, salt, pepper, and flavorings such as sage, celery seed, etc., if desired. Roll the steak around the stuffing and I tie in several places with a string. If the steak is J tough steam or stew the roll until tender before ! roasting in the oven. If desired, the roll may be cooked in a casserole, : A preacher at the close of one of his sermons in which case a cupful or more of water should be added. ^ THE TEST. said: "Let all in the house who are paying their debts stand up." Presently every man, woman and child, with one exception, rose to their feet. The preacher seated them and said: "Now, every man not paying his debts stand up." The exception, a care-worn, hungry-looking, individ ual, clothed in his last summer's suit, slowly as sumed a perpendicular position. "How is it, my friend," asked the minister, "you are the only man not able to meet his obli gations?" "I run a newspaper," he answered, "and the brethren here who stood up are my subscribers, and 'Let us pray," exclaimed the minister. to to to to to to to .. , „ , Give us /the pay and perqs of a major general and we care not who uses the title. a I À MT-MEffllS^ßÄ _ cn/rroon seKi/ice cex****>r,c«. - J "7 -h» Ht El 5 ♦9" 5H_oe> SHOE LACES REPAIRED AMD PRESSED 50* RC 4 w a j IP. Y V .v V ~^ °°A/ \ mËÊêï rx\, - ^'7 I o - — « - wV>. . l mwmm. vH, m W.I3I | UEST Si N G L E ^® jj™ EM ENT | „ Mr. J. L. Gillespie, Editor and Pub lisher Commonwealth, Greenwood, Miss.: ■ ■ Dear Sir:— I want to congratulate' you amlthe people of Greenwood on the ™al character ami success of The ; announced that a Dai i y for G reen-j j wood was to be launched, in common! with many others, an ambitious ex , , , Lice case from a proud little city was look- „ ed for more than anything else ^F,w believed that the town, as ambitious, prosperous> and solid as it is , could ® y or would really sul)por t as solid andl substantial a daily paper as «you are i publishing. Typographically, editor j ially ' in local jf nd general new*. antl I in high class, interesting advertising, ranks right along with the dailies j of cities numbe ring thirty and forty thousand inhabitants. One is able to subscribe for it for what it is worth —not merely or even partially as a feeling of local pride or duty. It is the best single advertisement the city of Greenwood has. A SUBSCRIBER. 1 I I NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS. Notice is hereby given that the as sessments are now on file in the office of the Chancery Clerk, and will remain on file for your inspection until the First Monday in September ,1917, at which time all objections thereto will be heard and equalizations made by the Board of Supervisors. This August 6, 1917. J. E. DENNIS, Tax Assessor. pair of noon & \ m ' 4 Step in and Bee for yourself how well we provide for the wants of the inner man. m m Certainly no restaurant offers you better foods or a larger va riety, at more reasonable prices. © Cleanliness, promptness and courtesy are other features that will appeal to you. © ALICE CAFE © © a if © WALTER D. FOX, O. D. A. Weiler & Co. wish to announce to their friends and patron«, that they I have secured the aervicea of Waltei J g. Fox, O. D., lately of x«--! City, ! Mo. Dr. Fox has had years of exper : ience in the testing eye ®' and ** * u,ly capable of handling ^ny case, where glasses are needed to give relief to your eye trouhle. 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