Loodl«« Citv of «be
Rich Yazoo Delta
Leudlug Paper In Growing
VOL. VIII. KO. 42.
GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY MORNING, Ot To Ill'll
I.:.0 THE YEAR.
In the City and Elect Officers for the
00V. VARDAMAN'S ADDRESS
To the Veteran* Larte Crowd Hi At
tendance, ktcludlns Many Ladles
and School Children.
In obedience to a call liy Commandant
6. R. Coleman, of tho Hugh A. Reynolds
Camp No. 218, U. C. V., a meeting of the
held at the court house last
Thursday* Tho routine business was
carried through, and a resolution was
offered and adopted endorsing the ac
tion of the Mississippi Division in
noction with tho homo for tho widows
of the aged veterans at Beauvoir. A
committee was appointed to solicit
funds for tho maintenance of the home.
The following officers were elected for
tho ensuing year : D. T. Mitchell, Com
mander ; T. S. McLean, First Lieuten
ant ; R. 8. McLeiuore, Second Lieuten
ant; R. W. Williamson, Chaplain . N. K.
Whitehead, Surgeon; W. A. Gillespie,
Adjutant ; D. P. Montgomery, Commis
sary Sergeant ; F. B. Morris, Color Ser
Gov. Jas. K. Vardaman, who had been
invited to address the camp, came up
the morning train, and at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon delivered his address.
The court room was crowded, and many
ladies and school children were prescut
to hear the distinguished speaker,
said that when im first received the in
\itation to be present ho thought that
the executive business would compel
him to decline, but that after a thought
he decided to close np the executive
mansion for ono day in onlor to be with
the comrades of his father, who fought
valirntly and courageously for the
Lost Cause, aud that to be present on
such an occasion gave him more pleasure
than he was capable of ox pressing in
The Governor made a beautiful speech,
which was given the most profound at
tention, reciting some of flio heroic
doods of sacrifice made by some of loyal
patriots in the war of 18B1-UÖ.
TFic Bank of Commerce.
In this issue of tho paper can Ik
found the statement showing the condi
tion of tho Bank of Commerce to Oct.
Although a new institution, having
only beguu business on August 8, about
two months, and with tho inconven
iences It has been put to by its small
quarters, this bonk makes a wonderfully
good showing and goes to predict a
bright future for this institution.
The bank has a paid in capital stock
of $100,000.00, and its new building
which is now' under oonrso of construc
tion, when finished, will be one of the
finest in this end of tho State. As soon
m the work is finished this concern can
then be found in its new quarters.
Mr. I II. Yaney has been promoted to
, _ . .
manager of loeta.1 Telegraph Comp, J
at Clarksdale, and left Monday to take
np hi* duties. Hicks, as he is familiarly
called by bis many friends, is a doserv -1
ing young man, and is to be congratu
lated upon the deserved success he has
Cue* to Clarksdale.
. ., ,
Try Fountain s kid gloves
75c and .$1.00 for all colors.
After you have tried,
and "the others" have tried,
bring the p rope rty to me!
I don't fail !
(The Young Man)
THE DIRT MAN
Bank of Itta Bena
j Elsewhere in t he columns of this paper
can be found the statement of the Bank
of ltta Bena, at Itta Bena, Miss., at the
eloee of business on October IS, and is
indeed quite a compliment to that grow
ing little city, and the officers of the
The individual deposits of the concern
•how up in a good wav, and taken all in
all it present« a very healthy condition
of its affairs. The officer» of tho bank,
as well as the good people of Itta Bena,
are to he congratulated on its excellent
condition and wonderful increase in
WU1 Open Boarding house.
Mr. J. L. Ricketts, a former resident
of Greenwood, but recently of Xatcboz,
has returned to this city, and will con
duet a grocery store' ami boarding
house in the building being erected by
j B. L. Young near tho .Southern depot. :
j He will be ready for the trade by No-i
| vember 1.
There are three sopranos in the cast
of "Dolly Yarden" which is somethin;*
very unusual, also ono finale quartette,
one sextetto, ono octette, two
mixed quartettes, and tho two male
trios, vocal combinations never before
known in tho cast of a comic opera.
"Dolly Yarden" abounds in usual num
bers that are immensely popular with
the lovers of the better class of music;
some of the ensemble numbers arc of
exceptional grandeur. Long after the
engagement of "Dolly Yarden" many of
the melodies whistled aud sung all over
0 C1 j
Fountain's receiving new,
tailored suits am
skirts every day.
Fountain's headquarters :
underwear, blankets and
WANTED—To buy a Fire-proof Safe
in g<x)d condition. P. I
RECEIPTS EOR WEEK
EmliiiC October 21st—Steadily Increasing
Tho recoiptsfor tho Greenwood Clear
ing House for the week ending October '
21st, was $3.10.822.55, against $812,- [
578.40 the preceding.
The receipts each week show a steady
increase over the week previous, and
shows that business is opening up, and
continuing at a lively rate.
Our line of Boy's Clothing
can't be beat. Bring in the
boy and let us tit him out.
Our stock is the best, and
prices the lowest. Barrow
To the Public.
I have opened up in the room over
I Raines' drug store a first-class shaving
! parlor and barber shop, and would be
| pleased to have my friends and the peo
; pie of Greenwood to give me a share of
patronage. Courteous treatment
| ai 0 [ attention will bo extended
: to all. Give me a call,
^ ' Nt-'U ,
20 lbs fine white sugar for
is 1.00, with equal amoiuit of
. ï Ä # ,
! «'tl>or groceries, except
meat, lard and meal.—Stem
I Grocery Co.
AT GRENADA THIS WEEK
TWO Populdr GfeeilWOOd Men Wed dt
1 (,,l °
f the most beautiful
f the season at Grenada. w:
marriage *>l Mr. Albert M. l*a>ne, ol
to Miss I annie McLetuore, of
Grenada, at the Methodist church
Tuesday at 1 o'clock, in that city.
Many guests from this city attended
the wedding, and many prominent peo
ple from other points wore present.
t tuiri '^ " as l, ('autiluii\ tb - r .uctl
(or thu weasiou. ami was one
weddings of the season. AM.t
: tlu ceremony, and congratulai .■ ns .
the happy .ample loll on the at
; the Last and the World's Fair city, <ud
[after their return will be at home to
their many friends in this city.
Miss Mcl.emoro is
!3 of Grenu
most beautiful ami acermplislw d yonnp
*iety leaders, and
j greatly missed among the*
I of that city, while Greenwood is to be
I congratulated upon her becoming a fu
j ture resident of this city,
known in this city, where she lias been
a frequent and charming visitor, and
her many friends will be delighted to
receive Mrs. Payne within their social
Mr. Albert M. Pavne is too well 1
known to tho people of Greenwood and
Leflore county, for us to attempt an in
troduetion, as ho has lived in Green
wood for many years, and to know AI
Fayno is to bo his friend,
many friends i
ty who congratulate him upon
both tin* city and eottn
such a lovely woman as his life com
Mr. Pay no is vice-president of the F.
U. Austin Dry Gompany of this city, one
of the largest mercantile establishments j
of its kind in the South, and is good, j
To tho newly-married couple Tin:
Commonwkaltu extends its congratula
tions, and as a benediction trusts that
their future life may lie one of continual j
happiness, prosperity am content.
A social function that will be of much
interest to the people of this city and
oLsewere throughout the state, owing j
to the promineuco of both parties c
oerned, was the uniting in marriage at
the Methodist church last Wednesday
in Grenada, Mr. C. L. Lomax, of this
' ,? ity to Miss Annie Mai Dullard, of Ore
Miss Dullard is the beautiful and t..
cuiuplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. |
W. H. Dullard, and b
y of Grenada's
fairest and charming young ladies, and
is well known among tho society people
of this city and throughout the State,
and has been a frequent visitor in this
Tne church was elaborately decorated
and was filled with the many friends of
the brido and groom, many of proini
nence from different points in the State j
being present, and at 8:30 Rev. A. A.
Lomax, of Batesville, father of the !
, said tho beautiful words that
pronounced them husband and wife.
After the ceremony and they had re*
eei veil the congratulations of their many j
friends, Mr. and Mrs. Lomax left
night train for a tour of New Orleans
and other points in the South, and upon I
thoir return will be at home to their i
friends in this city.
* lr - is a prominent and Stic- 1
c ' !ssful attornc - v "f the Grcemtxeod tar.
ami is well-known in political circles)
thl . 0Ugll0Ut Mi8aihS i Pi ,i, and at present
holds the highly complimentary position
of Chairman of the Democratic ISxecu- !
live Committee of Mississippi.
This paper extends its congratula- ;
tions to Mr. and Mrs. Lomax, wishing
for them a life of continual happiness
AT EURNITURE FACTORY
Mary Awtliranls Krccived During the
Past Two Weeks.
Two weeks ago Till Commonwi ai.tii
contained the story of the purpose of
the Wcems-Lockwood Furniture Co., to ■
establish a training school for intelligent j
and ambitions young men to learn the
furniture business, beginning at the
bottom and being carried through every
department of the business.
Secretary Lockwood, in conversation
with a CommonwhaLTU man Tuesday
stated that from all sections of the
State applications are being received
by tho company, and that they are emu
ing in at tho rate of about twenty a day.
This not only gives the reader an idea
of the extent and scope of the circula
tion of Thk Common« kaltii, but is evi
dence of the fact that the young men of
Mississippi are evincing a desire to cn
ter manufacturing pursuits, a field ;
which offers exceptional advantages in
all sections of the South, where manu
facturing enterprises of various kinds
aro yet in thoir infancy.
Boy's Scliool Bhoes —
the kind that wears— we
have them. Barrow &
Bank of Leflore
Tl»e Bank of Leflore it
I'tod's in**st valuable fit am i
e of tho »tronjcest of its
one i f («re«'
t ions aud
kind in the State. The statement of
this bank's business to Oct. 13, which
tbrt paper, nul«'.
appears else where i
a good showing, and the manag
should be* congratulated upon the in
dividual deposits. Tho gentlemen at
the head of tho Bank of la floro arc all
good, solid and siibsUutial buninem
•n, and are wholly capable of doing
the right thing at the right time,
Adds New Fixtures.
p r y (;
Mr. K. R. Austin, of the V. Ii. Austin
sills t ompany, reeomly purchased
some new fix till*
in, etc., and are being put
•k. The case.« are the vet v finest,
, au, I adds
•»•acl v hand
in the way of *ho
Being of heavy plate glass,
•h itnprovement to his air
somely furnishod emporium.
A plantation manager, who has lud
ten years' experience as manager of
Bulie gins and plantations, desires a sit
nation. Can furnish the very best rofer
once, and begin at onco if desired,
o ,1. B. Jones, Money, Miss.
For tlic latest tiling in
Badies Fine Hosiery go to
Barrow & Price.
Car of Cotton burned.
carload of cotton, consisting
l wenty-flve bales, consigned to the Tal
laehatehio ( oin pros
pany, caught fire Sunday night, and bo
and Storage Com
fore it could be extinguished more tin
half of the cotton
-•us totally destroyed.
Badics Fine Hosiery and
at liar row Ä
I'm Ir I* wear
Boom End Sale" of china ;
n^xf \vr<'k 111 ( . K. (»illcs
pie iX Co.
l^itlit'S* I' illO TîlilorCtl Skil'ts
|| 1( > latest that's Ollt, at;
Barrow & Brice.
21-DESIRABLE BUSINESS LOTS 21
At Auction Monday, Nov. 1-2 p
Monday. Nov. 7-2 p. in.
Every available business house in the city of (ircenwood is now occupied and there is an increasing
demand for store, otUecs and warcrooms to facilitate the business interests of Greenwood, the most rap-,
idl v-growing city in the rich Yazoo Delta. To meet this demand I have acquired unquestioned title to
twenty-one of the most desirable business lots in the city, located in the very heart of the business
district, and these will be offered for sale AT AI ('TK)N TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, on November
7, at 2o'clock, p. in.
Terms : One-third cash, rest on easy payments.
Market street is one of the leading
business streets of the city. I^ots
.Vos. 1, 2, J5 and 4 are on this thor
oughfare, just across the street
from the postofliee. More desirable
business property could not lie
bought in Greenwood at any price, j ^
*; Buis f» to 10, inclusive, front on ( *
'•court square," where a magnificent 1 5
new .$7ö,000 county court house ^ j
will soon be under construction, f y
Two of them corner on the alley. 5 J
Buildings on all of them could he | ^
leased tomorrow for good figures. ( 1
25 x 90 feet
Lot 7 Lot 8 Lot 9
25 X 90 feet
1 H I
a , m
-J aj '
25 x 90 feet
8 iß ; H
CU o W
25 x 90 feet
Henderson & Baird
3-9tory pressed bJick
and stone building
Bank of Commerce
Enter- j Gosaom'a j
Some of these lots front on Howard
street, on which are located three
lianks and many of the best bus
iness houses in the city. Sev
eral of them are already occupied
by frame buildings, one of which
i now occupy as a residence. Sov
briek business bouses have already
been erected on the opposite side
of the street, end ail of fliom are
bringing good rentals.
< Come and look at the property.
An investment in "Growing Green
wood will bring you 100 per cent in
a very short time.
No. 14 ; No. 13 ! No. 12
No. 21 Ho. 20 No, 19 No. 18 No. 17
S 8 8
8 3 8
One-third cash, remainder on
F. R. AUSTIN, Greenwood, Miss.
FREE MAIL DELIVERY
I or üreetmood—' Mam Vpplitjnls for E\
amination for Can iers.
free mail delivery announced for Green
ill be inaugurated at an early
It is now an assured fact that the[
It was at first foarotl tha
illy a fe
mat ion of ea
applications for thooxi
i <l,m " «"
P°P ,| Lur atusistant postumste
us that between twenty and twenty-five
applications have already .. passed
in, more (lain enoug to assure tin 1 iluino
diato inauguration of tho servie.
Among Un» many applicatii
there arc «*ight or to
uld Ik* put in, and not
pass to till tlie positions, thus making it
necessary to hold allot her examination
and delaying matters. But all that ia
lb, as Mr. \Y. Pool, the
The pastor, Rev, .1. II. Mitcholl, au
mniwees that sa
bo held at the Methodist Church Sun
1 morning,and t he
'■vices at night.
Last call for
rist hugs. At cost.
Only a few left, at Stein's Book Store.
Bailies' Tailored Suits
Batest styles and lowest
priées. Barrow & Price.
<>n last Friday evening Misses Jcnnio j
Pugh and Mattie Laura Puckett we
the lni.stesH of a delightful entertain* J
1 of the younger
set was present, and tho <
delightfully spent. Music i
wow indulged in, Mt<.wea by doiiei
■s and other amuse-j
monts were plated.
« Weddings. More presents. We
selection. Stein's Book Store.
XVe earry the largest and
selected stock of Ba
(ÜOS I lltlePVVOai' ill the city,
Barrow »V- I'rice.
Statement of Delta Bank
In this issue of the paper can b
found on page four, the statement o<
the Delta Bank, at the clone of its h
on October IS. The ! Vita Bank is one
)1 id financial
of Leiiorc county's
Institutions, and 1 ho officer« .it the
hoaa of this bunk's uffai
upon the e&colk'Ut
The Sign of the Cross.
AVdson lUrrett.s deeply
tirring drama, "The Sign of th« C
elaborate and richly
v\hieh will have ;
costumed production at tho 0
I °t ,epa lloU91 '' N
man v vci
i theatergoers. This through its beauti
: ^ Pictures of the luith and struggles of
i »•»« Christian*.
'labor lit, has for
;im enjoyed quite .
in this as in other la
«markable pay han a clientelle that ii
peculiar strength fron
■ llr:lwn With
l 'Hiirch goers and that cous idem bln por
tion of the public désigna tod as
While with its
powerful climaxes and strong dramatic
with its HiipuJativelv
iml ornate niso-en scene it has
'of tho strongest at
n wisst \ »>
traction» to the regular theatregoers,
Cor» to Greenville.
Mr. ('. ('. Gal higher, who for room
a year has been connected with the
Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph
Company at this place as manager, hna
been t Ja ns for rod to Greenville, where
ho goes to Ink«' chargo of tho company'«
husinesH at that place.
Mr. Gallagher has dont
11 ,0 "" r<1
the building up find improving the
pany 's busine*
way of extending lines, securing good
service, and has a host of friends in this
at this pb
, in tho
city who regret his departure, but glad
to know of the promotion which ho
Mr. Sydney Merrill, who has been
connected with tho company for some
time, has temporary charge of the busi
ness here until Mr. Gallagher's sucessor
Badies Fine Tailor-made
Huit; Badies Fine Skirts.
The most up-to-date line in
llii 1 city at lowest prices at
Barrow iV- Price.
STATION IN DELTA
A Chance to Hdve It located In
llßt R AI OFFER BY MR. WILSON
during tho lattor part of Novom
Makes Some Practical SuegeMions
About location Board of Truster»
to Meet In November
The Board of TruntooH of the Agricul
tural and Mechanical Collett© will inoct
their lirai step toward locating tho
delta experimental farm, which wan
was authorized to lie established by tho
Legislature. The trustees Nome month»
ago located the experimental station in
section of the State.
This farm, according to the bill creat
ing it, must he located in what is known
as the Mississippi und Yazoo Delta
lion. Cl. A. Wilson has taken aetlvo
step« to have the station located in Le
flore County, and has offered to givo
$1,000 toward the purchase of tho 200
reporter of The Common wmi,tii
<t Mr. Wilson lust week and asked
to the status of tho matter. Mr.
Wilson said that he thought it would he
hotter to have the station located on
the State farm, where tin* Ktato a 1 road y
has plenty of the very kind of land nec
essary for the station, aud he believed
that after the Board of Trustees caro
fully considered the matter, they would
recommend delaying the selection of a
site until the next meeting of the Leg
islature, when the law could be changed
to permit the State farm to be used.
Mr. Wilson stated, however, that ho
stands by his original proposition to
give a thousand dollars to have it lo
cated in Leflore, and if the Board de
cides to locate the station in November,
it is altogether probable that Leflore
will stand the beat chance of securing
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