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Oflkiil Paper of Leflore County and of
the City of Green wood.
F. R. Bitumait.
Km.All O. IJahkih Assoriate Editor
Otis C. Blow. Local Editor and Manager
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OFFirg IN Aï STIN BLOCK, tl
east of the pn»tnflii*e. A cordial invif-i
iton is extended to subscribers to mal
Thb Communwmaltii offlcc beadijuarter» |
whilo In the city.
Long Distance Telephone
Yazoo Valley Telephone
Greenwood. Saturday. Sept 17. 1904
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DEMOCRATIC NOMINE! S.
JFDC.K ALTON H PARKKK
of New Vork
Fur \ ic< President
HON. II (i. DAVIS
of West Virginia.
For Congress, Third District
HON. Il (I. Ill MPI I REVS
of l/'Flore (Jouilly
THAT COURT SQUARf
No opposition has j
to the building of a now court house, I
i»oon to be undertaken by Leflore ('
ty fi onterprlsing and progressive Kupe
The notice of the intention of the
Board to issue bond« for that purpose
ha« on the contrary been hailed with !
genuine delight by the citizens and tax j
payers of the county, who roeogni/.o the
fact that the expenditure must sooner
later lx* made and that the need of i
new and better building grows on
Thk Tommonwrai th took the initl i- t
live In the agitation of this question, •
hcncc the action of the Board is parti
eularly gratifying to us.
of the richest counties
in the State. I ▲
Property in the vicinity of Greenwood Y
i» rapidly increasing in value, and it ♦
will continue to adva
the year« to c<
finally fall duo tho assosseri valuation
of property will 1 kj more than ten times
what it is to-day. The tax necessary t<
meet tho interest on the debt v
less than one mill at the «tart.
I, in the lapse of yea is it
ill he next
to make a plea for a park a
Square" in Greenwinxl.
The Mario property oan liopiin-hiisiMi
at a price to bo IImmI by a board of
appraiser», »electod jointly by tho ow
ner ami tho Hoard of Suporviaor«. Tho
oo»t, theroforo, oonnot !>o oshorliitant,
Tho aoi)Ui,ltion of this lot would give
tho county tho entire block with tho
exception of tho <>l,t livery »table silo,
which could lie coniloumod for public
use, and it» value determined by a court
of eminent domain.
A handsome court house in the middle
oft hi 4 block,
verlookinp the Yazoo
river, with »paeiou» ^rounds, spreading
magnolia», windinp walks through ver
dant green and fountains flowing from
ells the property of
■ II of the people of all of tin
will dispute the fact that it, would be
a source of personal pride to every
citizen of ludion*. !
can bo had at nominal cost.
Thk Commonwealth believes that a
$50,000 building with such .surround
ing» would lie much handsomer than a
$7.'», 000 structure oil a crowded lot.
Better «till, however, would ho t
000 building with even
RurmundingH than tho«
and none will gainsay the fact that the
people of the rich county of Leflore
entitled to such a structure.
' hcnitifiil ♦
Tho Jarkson newspaper
dent», who take especial pride in s;. „ ™
thing« derogatory to the name and fame $
ling out the •
of MiN»lR»ippi, »ri* now
the wrong tu gro
m rx î 'it it Kupora," an,I tho Mort hern
noivapapora liavo taken advantage of *
the I0|K>rt to heap another round of T
■buse upon the head» of Mi»Ni«Hippiau» X
in general and the citizen« of Kupora 4'
The truth of the
at tor î», no one
wisiiruMp.it Kupora. Stirling Dun
ham. a negro rapi»t, was iiam.i i» at that
ago. He "
identified by the victim of his erh
and - »nffi'rcd
'r.ted punishment for J»
the set which he committed.
Mississippi ha» suffered materially f
'ontimially j I>
emensto from Jackson, and particularly *
from the reports sent
Morning News from that
tho fiUoliooils that <
excellent |i:i|kt »houlil iil»ehnrKC the
Mnnehaiwen who prealilo« over its
Jackson tinresii «nd put a responsible
ma« in charge of it. else »levote
»|>aee tluis occupied to patent medici
advertiaing and eut Mississippi
iU log book altogether.
In tin* death "f Judge W. K. Steven«
recurred at hi« h
r; 111 f'a
a lawyer of
ho tried to be ju«t
ippi ha« lost a
ability and a ji
and impartial in all of hi«
, r ,|
a friend he was t
influence invariably on the
d the weight of his
tide of law
irality. Several years
married to a daughter of Sei
Mr I au rin, and sin.* and
vo little cl
To these Ti
t by the
.|df .th Of lodge '
>». of W
y good judge, th
« of the
I vert 1MTS
r<l< r, making
•h tho paper
oi lier- pa-1
•re it ein
.ion of the ri
mi? judicial farce that j
victeil for lynch
ins- -t m-itt"
'. I.. 1,0
an of the state lleriiocrntie
entive ronnnittee, lias lieen liighly e.
inemt(«l hy the »tato press. Ii is alt"
that Till Common«! Al in lias
from any source, and it ouglit to
o of the iiidi
iasy for us to
convinw you that our .full
stock of drug's and [ hem
ieals never degenerates
from the highest standard
«hen you come to us you
are not only sure of ^el
linj; flip light tiling, hut
the best, and at tho 1
est possible cost. ::
Is. L. RAINES
Dry (roods. Notions,
I hits, 1 kips,
Crockery ;tnd Qncons
AViuo, Racket Hoods,
Staple and Fancy
Wo buy and sell country pro
J defy competition, Staire
X wood Road, opposite' Delta Ma
♦ chine Works.
X GREENWOOD , MISS.
• • •
F PATRICK HENRY
x|4, 44M ^ 1
the «affect of a rouai ng a great deal
party enthu»i:u*m throughout the state,
I In* nti/en« of Cordele, Ga.. have
lay awake o night« to brood
•xatioiiH servant problem.
it« have boon »«cured from
the "Old Country - and Mr. Nigger has
Ix en given a long leave of absence
from that town. The same thing should
< it\ the aooncr, the
thousand» of Italian lals>
»he wav to the Delta. Thousands of
to come. Time is
drawing near when the idle negroes
the delta will have to v;
If is cert:
I *\vh where.
y w hore
, will find no othei
are treated so
dl as here.
The Hattiesburg live rises to remark:
'ill issue bond« to the
.■».000. The mi
court house. I.e
unty, like Perry, need« a new
•( iiistice. The one now- at
««I is a disgrace to Leflore
build a ne 1
. the Water Valley Herald cm
:-f the work
if and the
hich it is publish*
d by Mr. Lew W. Cates, shows
improvement. Clarkesdale is
in the State and
er ited sup
one of the liest town
t lie lie
port from the enterprising
'I'ln Atlanta Constitution is of the
virility is demanded in the 1
present Presidential campaign.
that's entirely a different
The third battle of Bull Bun is
•as lots of tall shooting around
vs, but tho innocence of the
that the Greenwood
ddiors « .ill tho "Bloodless Battle of
t dd M >i.
d stone business houses
Now brick a
• under actual construction in Circe
wood will C'.st, more than
< >t.her large contracts are to be let with-1
in the next few weeks.
to the fair -
itli Mr. Gardner ;
vith the big
r trying to form a
pool to have the whole thing moved to j
Greenwoood after Christmas. 1
Silly election bets will soon ho
season. Several misguided Roosevelt
sympathizers have already obligated
themselves to oat their hats when Par
ker becomes President.
Roosevelt's Referee in Mississippi,
whoso name is not lit to print in the
columns of Thk Co.mmonwi ai/iii, threat
ens to start a newspaper at Jackson.
Almost every town and city ii
State has made remarkable progress
during the past year, but none of them
have grown so rapidly as Gi
The first blush of autumn arrived
Thursday morning, and it was hailed
with delight. The fall season is always
a period of interest in the Delta.
Tliose who can't spare tho time and
money to attend the St. Lou s exposition |
a good excuse to remain at,
home. Judge Parker isn't going.
Greenwood s proposed dog farm is re
ceiving a lot of free advertising at the
hands of tho State press. It ought to
prove a sue
Greenwood boasts of the longest
granolith sidewalk in the State.
idc and nearly a mile long.
The Greenwood street railway matter I
j Hcems 10 bo
vailing for a better oppor
11unity, or something of that sort.
1 King Cotton may be monarch of all
! that lie surveys, but that isn't much In
! this neck of the woods this year.
The main feature of the Mail
tion is a gain of more tha
votes for the Dot
Greenwoods building hooiu i.s almo t
as large as that of Yazoo City
haven't had any lire either.
Ropnhlicatt newspapers are pew kill
ing space by claiming Kentucky a« a
Senil the little ones to
will never he boys and girl« again.
It is about time for the Board of Trade
to get up and at it again.
The Delta negro had best bo good.
The Secret of Success.
A pleased customer is
I beat advertiser but you must sell the
best goods to please. Rave every arti
ole marked in plain ligures and have
strict ly one prieo to one and all. Never
misrepresent and never hesitate to eor
root a mistake no matter what it coat
you to correct this mistake. Be polite
to all and never be too busy to show
Keep your store and stock clean and
get the very latest and best goods In
the market. Don't let any city store
have better goods than you carry and
don't let them undersell you. This is
the secret of Weller's success.
ftet ftchuol bwk« from Loon Stein.
Barrow & Price
Wednesday, September 21
We take pleasure in announcing our
Opening for the Fall of 1904. On
that day we shall have ready for
your inspection our Entire Stock
* A Special Millinery Reception September
21, 1904, Our styles are new, uptodate and
attractive. The quality along with the mak
ing in our hats this season insures their
durability and style. :: :: :: :: :: ::
We extend to od a
Barrow & Price
*j(Tct into line; follow the
crowds to the Greenwood Art
Studio on Main street and
get some of our line Photos.
want good work.
please you if you
Greenwood Art Studio
VICTOR BERNARD. Manager
II^Goyer Produce Co.
Our Specialties: Provisions, Grain, Hay, Flour,
Meal, Bagging and Ties.
Offles and Wsrshous«
Opposite Y. ♦ d. V. Depot
WE WILL FILL YOUR HOUSE WITH
Good Lump Coal
Wtights guaranteed. We solicit your business,
C. E. WRIGHT ICE & COAL COMPANY
It's too Late After the Fire.
Do It Now.
VARDAMAN & STEIN
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buy a SEYTNG MACHINE. You'll find all sorts and kinds at
corresponding prices. But tl you want a reputable serviceable Machine, then take
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27 years* experience has enabled us to bring
2 * » ■HANDSOME, SYMMETRICAL and
.WELL-BUILT PRODUCT, combining in its
"oke-up oil the good points found on high
grade machines and others that are exclusively
a w ^ c b will appeal to careful buyers.
All Drop Heads have Automatic Lift and beau
V% Swell Front, Golden Oak Woodwork. We
Jr % "(J °^y through our authorized dealers, who
will furnish our iron-clad guarantee duly counter
signed by themselves. Beware of buying a
y tj 7 . - White with a defaced or altered plate number.
} Wl do not t0 or through catalog houses. Vibrator and Rotary Shuttle Styles.
J 0l R fLFCA/V7 H. T. CATALOGS GIVE TULL PARTICULARS , TREE.
P Dealers wanted U» unoccupied territory. Address,
WHITE SEWINO MACHINE CO. f
t KIRBV, Little Rock, Ark. CLEVELAND, O.
I LL ARTRRBURY. Sewlag Machine Dealer, Greenwood. Miss.
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Long distance lines and telephones of
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anywhere in Southern Indiana, Southern
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and Louisiana. We can put you In quick
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people of this great section of the country
We solicit your patronage. Rates reason
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