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-t > -V; *» SBSonna .nimiimujiuimiiima h IPMfMfllPMPU, VP T» mn m iwiTMwt tww. i !te $ tftaMunuuts rTTT S ' ! I I ! T TTTTT . T T TT7T ?7T"Î TTT* i THE COMMONWEALTI < PUBlISHIIti ) C0.;j ; EVERY CLASS OP COMMIRt'IAl PRIRTIM J « With PROMPTNESS AND DiS. 'ATCH * Nia TvPts Nlw pRiggt» and A, Wohkmin I a prepar I ♦ . »tuiuumiiumtn luJLLJLL VÜÏ*. 1 NO. 41 GREENWOOD, MISS., THÜRÉÇAY, SEPT. 28, 1897. PRICK l oo PKK YKAR. A TtaMty Mi Effect I V» Reply, A TtaMty Mi Effect I V» Reply, fhe esteemed Vicksburg Herald Biukes the following comment upun tbe article by Senator-elect Money; , . , . . , . which appeared iu last week's issue. of Tbe Commonwealth. The Sortit American Uevlew fur '.September publishes a most interest dag and instructive article upon "the MbenUua nl the Hpnnlsh-Amerlcan colonie*," by Senator-elect Money, It it called forth by a paper in the preceding number of this magazine hr Miwetter Romero, of the Mexican SepubHe. That distinguished gen tlemen bad written contending that "the revolted Spanish colonies cstab lisbed their iudependence without material nr moral assistance from tlH' United States. " Tlte quoted assertion constitutes an Indictment agwiw* this country; us Senator Money says, "leaves a disa g retaille impressiou on the mind of the American citizen who has always gloried in tbe belief that his govern ment had cordially sympathized will; any people, anywhere, in their strug gie for liberty, especially with those of this Country. " It is to relieve till* "impression" that our Senator, elect has puUMied bis letter replying to the imputation in Henur Romero's paper. The reply is strong in logic, well tempered, and undeniable sue cesaful in it« aim. Its argument is drawn directly from the record—go fag sufficiently deep into conditions to refute the purely surface Indica Hons which comprised Minister Ro mero's source of evidence and deduc tion. Had the United States done nothing more than furuisii "the torch kindled at the altar of liberty for warmth of the effort« iff the South American patriots," as Senator Mon ey aptly stiles the example set by this country, the Sponisb colonies could not have complained. But he ad duce« evidence to «how that "as far W the law of nations would penult, W« gave 'material' support to the qpu«eof freedom." As for "nional" support, he cites to the famous Mon roe doctrine then declared. It was Worth more to the cause than tin ar my of City thousand men. Senate« Money says that "Mr. Men. roe Was stilt further embarrassed by the civil wars and dissensions that prevailed among the revolutionists themselves, in some instances, to as certain what party was entitled to recognition as the government." This is a point which, growing out of the bad make up of the social body in tlie revolted colonies, could but have strongly operated as a break on pre cipitate intervention; just ns it does at this day in tlie case of Cuba. The patriotic motive of Senater Money's contribution should win the author thanks and credit, from ail wlio feel a proper pride of country. Tlie scholarly attainments and excel lence of composition marking it, are well .known characteristics of tlie author. i so er of and to to the aie city About tho Favor. The latest news from the yellow fever indicates a slight increase in deaths, but tlie number of new cases are just about tlie same us lias been announced daily for the past week. While tlie fever liolds on in New Or. leans, Mobile, Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Edwards, up to tills day it has not appeared anywhere else, save a couple of doubtful cases at Cairo, ill., and one case in St. Louis, Mu. It looks now to us that the greater danger bus passed, and we hope that In a very short while tlie panic will subside and the normal condition will be restored. ! And now the Mobile doctors say that It may not he yellow fever ufler all. "Many cases but ordinary mala, rial fever." Of course we can not say—we have no expert knowledge of »uch matters—have not been on tbe ground and therefore we will nut at tempt a diagnosis; but there is one thing of which there Is no doubt: tlie doctors are either a lot of hollow headed simpletons, deliberate liars for revenue only, or yellow fever Is the "most decelvinest" thing on earth. The doubt and uncertainty surrounding the whole affair is surely remarkable. We have been favored with tbe manuscript of the sermon which the Rev. B. G. Porter wax to have dellv. ered before the Hunday School Con. rentiou last week, but which lie wa. prevented doing on account of tlie yellow fever scare, it is an admira, hie discourse—full of soul and sense, and we shall take pleasure In giving It to our rcMers next week. Tobe able to get the mall* and know what tbe outside world 1« doing make* one feel like he had last wnerged from the wli d e ra ess and en tered the land qf ptf^uMna. upun •Mealdent Low and tbe Citizens' i'ufoo will stand but a poorebancc to wl* against Tammany l'eue «racy and Plait Republicanism. It Is a contest issue. 4 . ', , , between tbe theoretical purist and tbe earnest organized pluudcrer-a fur tight for honest government against spoliation and patronage. While "the Low Is a republican from principle, in this contest he declares that his «election will mean honesty and ef. the ficiency in the management of the af fairs of this great municipality, aad that politics sliaU In no way InSuepre gen- him In the administration of hi* of «ce. Ills election at the present time might meau well for this great, city, but from present indications it tlH' is not hardly probable. With Plait tu head the republicans, holding as an he docs, the balance of power—ever us lastingly antagonistic as be Is tu aags thing which represents honesty amt of cleanliness In politics, It can be relied upon that he will throw the weight of his influence anywheie and to any thing which will insure the defeat of the Citizens' Union. It la said that lie will throw his vote to Tammany or any other organization ln orderte compass Low's defeat. It Tammany should plant itself upon tbe principles enuneluted by the Chicago platform we should earnestly desire its success, but if it is to make the tight solely on is the platform of patronage and per nuisîtes we feel very little Interest in Its success. On the contrary, we rather prefer the success of the col legyiir«ifessor wlio announces tlie foi tevnfijg as bis platform of principles; "1 un» a Itepublican, and I expect tu remainone; but I am completely iu syiuyathy with tlie purpose of tlie Citizens' Union to secure a mayor for tlie great city who shall be 'free from all partisan obligation. ' Such a may or, if elected, 1 shall certainly be. In making appointments It shall be my endeavor to All every place with an eye«incle to the public good. Tlie patronage of tbe city shall not be used so for a« it is In the mayor's pow er to prevent It, fox tbe purpose of either stengthening or weakening one party or tlie other, or any faction .of any party. I shall try to muke an administration that will be honest, broad-minded, efficient and business like, and considerate of the Interest of every eittaeu. "The eirH s erelew burnt otthe State shall be Impartially enforced by such methods as will Insure a practicable and reasonable test of fltnes« and the selection of subordinate officers upon tlielr merits, irrespective of political influence, so as to afford a fair chance to every citizen, without regard to race, religious belief, or political offll laton. it shall be my endeavor to to build up in all parts of tlie public service a spirit of honest pride, based upon the well-settled conviction on the part of every person in the city's employ that; so long us Ills service aie needed and lie rcuders them faith fully and well, no influence in the city shall lie able to turn him out; while, tlie moment he fails In his duty, no influence shall lie strong enough to keep him in. " Should such principles be put Into operation and strictly carried out, there is no question about the Influ ent« upon every municipality it these United States being most salutory. Let the Bull Open. Of course both tlie legislature and tlie governor's views on the capitol and other points of difference should be heard. A joint discussion before tlie people would throw light on the issue and would make It Intensely in teresting. Ilow would it do for Gov ernor McLaurln and Hon. Murray Smith to visit the people of tbe State and together present their sides of the question. We don't like this one sided talking.—Lexington Advertiser. As tlie governor is bent on agita tion of these "points of recent differ ence," this is a fair and pertinent proposition. What says his excellen cy to the same)* To bring It to an issue, suppose the Advertiser procures an Invitation to a joint debate as sug gested. There could lie no better in nitial point for it than Lexington.— V leksburg Herald. Tlie Editor of the Cunimonwwith lias been devoting himself to quaran tine woik for the past ten days, hence the scarcity of matter In Um paper this week; but we shall make up for lust time next week. Thank God tlie danger from yellow fever has about passed, and Green, wood and Leflore county are safe. HpvrUI to Tin* Commonwealth. Hew Orleans, Sept. 23, 5 p. m.— There have been two dealis, Marie Dubos and C. Heere to, and Are new cases since the official report of yes* terday. Total core* to date, SI; total deaths, IS. All trains on tbe Mouth, era Poetic have been discontinued on aooount «ff death at' 81 x new core« reported at OepM Hpriags aad ate* at Rdw^fda, Thm JPsmocmat. Tex. to and and his ef. af aad of it as amt of on in » OP r * . : At p l. V.-i •jHr T y He sells you buy. everything, and will save you money 011 everything GET HIS PRICES ON FURNITURE Two carloads coming in this week. Look at these ■ ■ « prices, on DRY GOODS and GROCERIES. > Standard Prints. Heaviest Domestic. Cotton Flannels. Heavy Bed Ticking. Best Cotton Plaid.. Best Mississippi Mill Jeans, Jean Pants, 50c and up. 5c. 50c. 17 lbs Best Flour Choice Y.C Sugar. Good Coffee Better Coffee Best Coffee Good Molasses Best open kettle La. Mol. 5c. 47-8. 5c. 10c. 5o. 121-2c. 5c. 15c. 40o. 20c. M 40c. - Little Rosebud Tobaooo, a fine chew, 27c, or 4 lbs for $1.00. Hats and Clothing at most any old price. AND DON'T FOROETTHATWE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF SHOES. of Coal The best Domestic Alabama Coal, | $3.35 per ton. vt C. E. WRIGHT. YAZOO CITY, MISS. QRKCNVIU.K, MISS. VICKSBURG, MISS. CLARKSDALE, MISS KUNE, WILSON « CO., Cotton Buyers. GREENWOOD, MISS. • t Extra Iwlfn |ii 4 Long Staple« • Spoclnhy. iff J- DULANEY. I mzxm A1ID SURGEON, i T' hU proftbbloiiiil hit vie»*» to tin- dll- }' »•iu of (irwnwood Mud vicinity. ' N**t tl«M*r to holtiA Hank, * | oriita... txrvs uwuiMl Drug t o. PAINTING and PAPER HANGING. I am prepared to figure on contracts for I'aintlng and Paper Hanging, and guar antee to tlie public the \ tatst of workmanship ami : materials. J. W. SLACK, I Greenwissl, Miss. Is* Machte* Far Sate. For Hal«, on easy terms —1 .'» ton Ice Machine, complete. For particulars inquire, r C. E. Wright. Greenwood. Miss. is It Far Sate-DaatraM* Lata. The MeLeen property. LnU I'Slz^sW feet, on Carrollton toad Wilt give muf terms to desirable nurchasefs. Add res, J. H. Pzxhmw, Agent, a*-»t Winona, Mtak The Texas lie cigars are hand mad« They are not aitifleially flavored ! 1 ) are the best. Gbrk»Wcx»i> Dat'o C I i I Red }' ■ ^ ^ ^ Âr ' II I (% Proof Oats FOR SALE. I quantity of KKI) RUST Wo have a large PROOF SKKD OATS for wile at 75 oent» jxtr biwhel, anti a nmall lot of SKi.KCT SKKD OATS of name va- ;i . riety at $1.00 per bushel. Thene Oat* are thoroughly aeeliniaterl and al way* uiakfs a good yield—averaging Hit bushel* to - the acre. To convince the public a* to their Hiiperior (ita.'itie* we have placed a few of them on exhibition at Hfcndei'rfoii A; Baird's Hardware «tore, in Green Call aid examine them. / wood. i TESTIMONIALS. s from A Ifriiflfr.HiH» In UrtolHT. t itiifl fi d tin* wrrt'HU'r portion of n*«l up i'lglity (*» Initflt'lsof fleuf. .ml, I IttlV" "V, r nhliili-d. ((AI . KV . «rlit mi »mu Ki'f'd < Thl. U to ri'fl \tf lim' I '• Mi I pi ant «ni a f«*v . Dut nifaxiimldoT r ifi' rratw. I roil »Iti I is M.i flurlng Hi" In*! -wring ,.l Ilirovli <! It. iiii'l it It I,.' *11 pc tic (i, ir."' & llr I llu.l I'roir <»nl. 'i U«>r- • .... . . tïüililSÂ I I licroDy cciilfy t It»» I l"» v '' * ouirt. trlnl anil liavc .»l»talm <l y\w fight y ImiwIbcI* it» the iwrcfr mi *t lit i In A Duly to a* at Runnmïtodo Plantation, or fuldre** us at Greenwood, Mi**. , for further particulars. Resp'y., "IGEORGE& HENDERSON.