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By Jack Collins. IN VIEW, HIS GOAT COUGH T. AND ♦ * 11 ii SOME KARO LUCK I I I I I ! r 1 c é ' 'a U S.V IP S.» I» more ships in couurt again. Union Associated Press NEWARK, N. J., Dee. 31—An order U, show cause why the receiver for the Metropolitan Steamship Company should not be discharged and the con cern be authorized to resume control „f its nropreties is returnable before 0 *, F „ , ,,i_„ T1 ,„ Vice-Chancellor Lane today. The company's property includes the pas senger ships Yale and Harvard, which plied between New York and Boston until 1010, when they were leased for «*. » <—• ! GEN. BLISS RETIRES. Union Associated Press WASHINGTON, Dec. 31—Major General Tasker H. Bliss, chief of Staff of the United States Army retires for age today. It is expected that he will be succeeded by Major Gen John Bid dle, who has been very actively en gaged in service with the National Army since its organization. SAN JOSE OUSTS SALOONS. 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DAILY COMMONWEALTH 1 GREENWOOD, MISS. iw 1 mm ï n * \ » ❖ HERE ARE SALIENT FACTS CONCERNING THRIFT STAMPS * * % * Sixteen thrift stamps cost $4.00. * Sixteen with 12 cents, will buy 4* one war saving stamp, face val 1 ue $6 00 at end of p five years- * . Profit 88 cents, or 4 per cent in- | ❖ terest compounded every three •> * months. War savings stamps $ * ma y be cashed at any time for * ! ! "tCy' szsnztn I * vestor makes a profit. A quarter stamp will pay for five American bullets. •> One thrift stamp costs 25 cents. Î <> * * *;* I 4* *> 4- v *:* *;* •> 4« *8 4* 4* *> 4* 4* •> 4* CLERK—CARRIER EXAMINATION Examination To Be Held at Greenwood for Employment in Local Oflice, January 12th. The United States Civil Service Commission announces that on the date and at the place named above an open competitive examination will be he;<l for the position of clerk and city carrier in the postoffice at Green wood. C.erks in offices of the first and sec ond dusses, and carriers in the city delivery services are divided in five classes and the salaries are $300 to $1,200 annually. For application blank, form 1371) and "Instructions to Applicants" ad dress the secretary of the Board of civil-service examiners at the post of fice at the place of employment or the place of examination, named above or the district secretary at the address below. Secretary Fifth Civil Service District, Address 204 Postoffice Bldg., Atlanta, Ga. When you fail to get yoifr copy of The Daily Commonwealth,, call 33. NOTICE TO CREDITOB8. In the Chancery Court of Leflore County, MiMisaippi. Estate of C. M. Benjamin, Deeeaaed. I No. 3011. ! Notice ia hereby given to the cred itors of the above estate, declared j insolvent in said court on the 2nd ] day of Arpil. 1917, that in accordance ; with a decree of said court rendered : December 15th, 1917, there will be a| hearing and adjudication of all claims against said estate at the county court house of the Second District of Talla hatchie County, at Sumner, Mississip pi, on the 12th day of January, 1918, at 3 o'colck P. M. All claims against said estate must be filed with the Chan cery Clerk of Leflore County by the said date, and all creditors may at tend said hearing before said court in vacation. Witness my signature this 15th day of December, 1917. C..-.*:rests C. M. BENJAMIN, SR., Administrator. Pi Ù-Ù , LISTEN TO THIS ! Declare your independence from poor food*, that are poorly cook ed and i-nsppetizinglv served, by patronizing this restaurant. We maintain a standard of quali ty that permits no criticism. Service prompt and courteous. Prices reasonable. The habit of dining here is one well worth acquiring. FRESH OYSTERS Received Daily Alice Cafe The Daily Commonwealth is giving to the people of this section news of the world as quickly as it happens by the best presB service known. a Rent, Share and Wages Contract Blanks for sale at The Commonwealth Office. Use Commonwealth want ads. mm j ] ; : a| at in •/um TREE PLANTING NEEDS CARE Appearance of Grounds as Important aa House Plane, .Interior Decor atione or Furniture. While house plans, interior decora tions and furniture play a prominent part In the life of the new home build er, rare of the grounds about the house should likewise he given consideration, particularly as regards the planting of trees to trim up the general appear ance of the house. in tree planting greut cure, foresight and Judgment are required, says u landscape artist. The selection of young trees, their proper setting apart snd their care after planting make beautiful grounds possible. In shade tree planting as in the construction of a building, the plan for the completed work should tie determined in advance, for the tree planter must picture to himself how his work will look a greut number of years latejf and with him it whether the result is to be one , of satisfaction or regret. in making aelectlqpa one must boar in mind that the tree must possess cer tain characteristics to lie desirable. In the first place It must lie hardy, capa ble of withstanding unfavorable condi tions of city life such as poor soil, drought, smoke, gas, heat and dust, eas ily transplanted and propagated, must huve a straight stem, a rounded Well filled head, well developed roots nnd lie symmetrical In growth. They tuust to a great degree be Immune from Insect pests, retain)their foliage in good condition through the summer un til late fall and lie clean in their hab its of growth, must also be of medium growth and long lived. The desirability of devel oping good-sized shade trees as soon as possible after planting is admitted, und It is unfortunate that the trees grow ing most rapidly are the most undesir able. It The ideal shade tree NEVER TOO SOON TO BEGIN Start Is All That Is Necessary in Plan ning House That One Some Oay Is Going to Build. There are two kinds of people who are Interested In the question of build ing houses : Those who have built one house and live In It, and those who are living In some one's else house. A pretty comprehensive statement, but really, who Isn't interested In the mat ter of building a home? Jones has a house of his own, and he Is concerned with the thing he pos sesses, says an exchange. Smith, who owns no house, is concerned with some thing he laeks. Jones is homesick only when he Is away froSn home. Smith ran never be homeslek In any place oth er than his home. Jones is an owner, a mnster. a liege lord of lands nnd all that Is therein. Smith Is a tenant, a payer of rent, a slave of tribute. Jones dwells on the right side of the door. Smith Is eternally wishing that he did. It Is never too soon to begin planning that house which some day you are go ing to want to hulhl. It is never too soon, but sometimes too late, to save the money for a start toward it. The start Is all that Is necessary. 4« u No. 331 41 314 323 The Knocker's Prayer. In the ease of Bloodworth vs Time*» Publishing Company, 193 Southwest ern Reporter, 527, Justice Wood of the Arkansas supreme court said, in substance, that where defendants in one part of its paper referred to plain tiff as a "knocker," nnd it was alleged that he was the person specifically meant, It furnished the necessary col loquium to show that the following prayer published In the same paper applied to the plaintiff: "The Knocker's Prayer: Lord, please don't let this town grow. I've been here for many yenrs, nnd during that time I have fought every public im provement. I've knocked on every thing and everybody. No firm or in dividual has established a business here without my doing all I could to put them out of business. I've lied about them, and would have stolen from them. If I had the courage. I am agnlnst building a new church, even though I gave-nothing. I nm against the electric light franchise being granted to George Ilooser, George Washington, or Jim Tom. It pains oil Lord, to see that in spite of my knocking the town Is growing. Then, too, more people might come here, which would cause me to lose some of my pull. I nsk, therefore, to keep tills town at a standstill, that I may be one of the chiefs. Amenl"— The Docket. 313 332 39 No. 40 331 324 314 42 313 332 No. No. •No. No. No. No. me, Fishing on Sunday. Sunday fishing, which has long heeu looked upon ns sacrilegious In the Isle of Man. threatens to lose some of Us terrors for the "unco guld," notes an exchange. Until recently the North of England awl Scotch fishermen engaged In the Manx herring trade have kept i Sunday so rigorously that they have ! remained In port from Saturday morn- J No. lng to Monday afternoon. Fishermen from the South, resenting the loss of | *N two night's fishing, have tried to break through the tradition and n Fleetwood No boat put out to sea one Sunday eve- I nlng recently, returning the next day i with n good catch. The buyers at first looked askance at the herring ns "Sun- ! No. day-caught." hut finally they were sold ■it « fair pries. DELTA MACHINE WORKS ALL KINDS OF Engine, Boiler and Gin Repairing Frorni Hy fxmited New and Second Hnnd Machinery *nd Supplies Agents for Reliable Oil Engines GREENWOOD, MISS. TELEPHONE 34 iHMMtNNMN « ALCOHOL IN BEEH REDUCED. Union Associated Press WASHINGTON, Dec. 31—The de cree of the President reducing the al coholic contents of beer to 2 3-4 per cent, becomes effective tonight. The law also prohibits the use in the man ufacture of malt liquors of more than 70 per cent of the average amount of foods, fruits, food materials and feeds used in such manufacture during the one-year period beginning at midnight tonight. With the alcoholic content measured by weight, there will be 3 per cent of alcohol in beer, figured by volume. u BETHLEHEM A NEW CITY. Union Associated Press BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 31—The city of Bethlehem, a third-class mu nicipality, becomes operative at mid night tonight, with a population of nearly 50,000. When -all the contigu ous ".oroughs and township suburbs shall have been annexes the popula tion will run beyond 70 000. Archi bald Johnston, vice-president of the Bethlehem Steel Company, will be t Bethlehem's first mayor. \ WOMEN WAR WORKERS ORGAN IZ E. Union Associated Press NEW YORK, Doc. 31—Women v/anting to do war work and the or ganization needing them get together Defence. The new committee is the SÄ? rss r sz j where to offer their services and from j organizations that could 'not find the proper kind of volunteers. I j I | i I Help the Daily Commonwealth be come greater and newsier than ever. Telephone in that personal. It will be appreciated. I i ! m : ;;f I I 4« SAVE YOUR EYES tt ! I Walter E. Fox, O. D. lieve your headaches and eyestrain with properly fitted glasses. Don't experiment with any kind of glasses, when the best can be had at so reasonable a price. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Can re u SAVE YOUR EYES" LENSES DUPLICATED A. WEILER & CO. Jewelers and Opticians. RAILWAY SCHEDULES. Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railway. Greenwood Station. No. From Arrive 8:02 a.m. 8:10 a.m. 331 Grenada. 41 Clarksdale, Tutwiler. 314 Jackson, Yazoo City and Tchula . 323 Grenada .10:55 a.m. 2.40 p.m. 313 Clarksdale, Tutwiler. 6:00 p.m. 332 Jackson, Yazoo City and Tchula 8:30 p.m. .10;00 p.m. 39 Memphis, Tutwiler No. Destination Leave 40 Tutwiler and Memphis ... 3.40 a.m. 331 Tchula, Yazoo City, and Jackson . . 8:22 a.m. a it to 324 Grenada . 314 Tutwiler, Clarksdale and Memphis, 42 Tutwiler, Clarksdale and Memphis . 313 Tchula, Yazoo City and Jackson, .... 332 Grenada . 8:22 a.m. .10:55 a.m. 2:50 p.m. .... 6:00 p.m. . 8:30 p.m. J. W. DONNELL, Ticket Agt. South 2 rn Railway Company Greenwood Station. West Hound. Winona to Greenville. No. 3 leaves 7:25 A. M., Columbus to Greenville. No. 9 leaves 12:06 P. M., Webb Branch. •No. 71 leaves 2:30 P. M., Birmingham to Greenville. No. 11 leaves 6:05 P. M., Webb-Belzoni Branch (Sunday Only). No. 47 leaves 4:65 P. M., ♦Daily except Sunday. East Bound. Greenville to Birmingham. No. 12 leaves 9:20 A. M., Greenville to Columbus. No. 10 leaves 1:13 P. M., *N 0 . 7 9 arrives 11:59 A. M. No 4 leavea 7;ü8 p M '' No. 48 arrives 1:00 P. M., Webb Branch. Greenville to Winona. Webb-Belzoni Branch (Sunday Only). ♦Daily except Sunday, T. P. CALHOUN. Ticket Agt. * i ? OQi ^ 'psfjîi • § TT®* gh Striving to I satisfy the ^demands of everyone if apt to affect the nerves, and continual standing may weaken the Heart Dr. Miles' Nervine is invaluable for Nervous troubles, and for the Heart Dr. Miles' Heart Treatment is highly recommended. M i am UTt M LIVED IN MISERY. *'£ suffered greatly from nervousness and aches. The least exeite Rie dreadful head ment pain. 1 began using Dr. Aides' Nervine and a few dn.va later started to take Dr. Miles' Heart Treat ment. I coon got so much better that I aged and continued taking I wo remedies until I 'ell that work was o bother to mo at all." MDS. LOUTS EDO, Idaho Falls, Idaho. is pnr-r th Ç wits KO ir FIRST BOTTLE PAILS TO BENE FIT YOU, YOUR MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED. NATIONAL WAR-SAVINGS COMMITTEES __ WHO ARE SERVING IN LEFLORE COUNTY I Headquarters for the Mississippi j section, Grenada, Miss., Vicksburg, Miss. I J. T. Thomas, State Director, Gre nada. T. H. Dickson, Assistant Director, | Vicksburg. i R. C. MeBee, County Director. I J. L. Gillespie, Assistant County Director. be I Executive Committee. G. A. Wilson, Jr., Chairman; E. M. Purcell, R. C. King, R. A. Ball, C. P. i Bradford, Itta Bena, S. M. Kim brough, Itta Bena, Rowan Thayer, ! Schlater. Chairman of Town Committees. : I tt ! T. II. Baird, Greenwood; C. F. I Capps, Itta Bena, L. S. Rogers, Schla ter, H. L. Walton, Sunnyside. County Superintendent Education. J. R. Hughes, Greenwood. City Superintendent Education. C. E. Saunders, Greenwood. Representing Colored Schools. W. J. Davis, J. T. Strong. Representing Boy Scouts. E. L. Whittington, of Y. M. C. A. Food Conservation. F. Herr. Postmasters, Principal Towns. Mrs. L. H. Humphreys, Greenwood; Suffering Described As Tortnre Relieved by Black-Draught. I Rossville, Ga.—Airs. Kate Lee Able, ol this place, writes: "My husband is an engineer, and once while lifting, he in jured himself with a piece of heavy ma chinery, across the abdomen. He was so sore he could not bear to press on himself at all, on chest or abdomen. He weighed 1G5 lbs., and fell off until he weighed 110 lbs., in two weeks. He became constipated and it looked like he would die. We had three different doctors, yet with all their medicine, his bowels failed to act. He would turn up a ten-cent bottle of castor oil, and drink it two or three days in succession. .He did this yet without result. We became desperate, Ue suffered so. He was sw"i len terribly. He told me his suffering could only be described as torture. I sent and bought Thedford's Black Draught. I made him take a big dose, and when it began to act he fainted, he was in such misery, but he got relief and began to mend at once, he got well, and we both feel lie owes his life to Thedford's Black-Draught." Thedford's Black-Draught will help you to keep fit, ready for the day's work. NC-131 Try itl —— » — m —e e e ei e e ee eee eei JOHN ASHCRAFT WARNER WELLS ASHCRAFT & WELLS INÉM <ÜÜ> Mtt ANY FEATURE OF INSURANCE I'M ONE 7 CO, 1st Fluor Wilson Bank Building. WU W SS.SSSSIHIII M mmmmmmmm •MMHISeMWWdMMSWI RING 308 RING Irrespective of whether it is a piano, an entire home's furnishings or just a trunk or grip—we can handle the transferring of the arti cles with exceptional dispatch, car« and skill . OUR MODERN EQUIPMENT plus our careful men and expert supervision assure genuinely satis factory work ALWAYS. Call 308 and secure our rate on your work . HEAVY * i 199 mi |SJ TR V I Chambless Transfer Co. AÎ H. H. Nabors, Itta Bena; Mrs. B. H. Bacon, Schlater; O. C. Neill, Whaley. Representing Red Cross. J. W. Dulaney, Jr., Frank King, j Mrs. Calhoon Wilson, Mrs. T. R. Hen t Person, Fraternal Organizations. W. M. Peteet. Cotton Men. W. R. Humphrey. Moving Picture Men. P. E. Schilling. Insurance Men. Shelby Steele, John Ashcraft, R. P. Parish. Newspapers. The Daily Commonwealth, The Weekly Commonwealth, The Enter prise, The Greenwood News, The Itta Bena Times. Farms and Associations. J. R. O'Neal, county demonstrator. Publicity Committee. Warner Wells, Greenwood; Doug lass Robinson, Sidon; D. F. Swift, Swiftown; Dr. P. M. Kimbrough, Mor gan City; W. P. Kimbrough, Quito; Riley Ely, Itta Bena; Mean* Johnston, Schlater; D. S. Jones, Highlandale; R. A. Joiner, Sunny Side; Liddell Mc Millan, Minter City; T. A. McGehee, Money; Oscar Bledsoe, Shellmound. PRESIDENT TO TAKE OVER RAILROADS. Union Associated Press WASHINGTON, Dec. 31—President Wilson expects to assume control of the railroads of te United States at midnight tonight, during the period of the war. The action ia to be taken under the law which was passed in 1016 and comes after a long series of conferences between the President and the heads of the various railway un ions. The fear of the railroad execu tives has been that President Wilson ! would exercise his right to take over their properties under the act of Au gust, 1916, and not complete the legal arian gcments making such a plan wor kable and equitable. But the fear ' s groundless, it is stated on the high est authority. President Wilson real ' zes be bai th* opportunity for a K reat constructive plan in solving the railroad problem, both from the oper atln g standpoint and from the more delicate angle of the credit arrange ments. Behind the President, it ia said Col. House and Judge Robert E. Covett, who understand every phase °f the railroad question and are anx ious to relieve the conditions which now confront the country, Take The Daily Commonwealth.