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3#K THE COMMONWEALTH VOL. IX. NO. 13. GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 1, 1905. §1.50 THE YEAR. HOOSIER FAl FOR THE DEFTA. Dunbar Rowland ■ v/ 1 « a A Wood Working Concern Looking For a Site Near Here. MAY COME THIS WAY. Scarclty of Timber In Indiana Will Cause a Large Manufactory to Seek a Better Location. The firm of Peckinpaugh, Harrison & Company, of Alton, Indiana, will soon re move from their Hoosier home and seek another in the Yazoo delta where there is a bountiful supply of fine timber. This firm manufactures all kinds of wagon material, cane carts, plow beams, handles and slides, black bands, sugar paddles, etc., and their chief market is Mississippi and Louisiana, and by com ing to this State they will not only be near to market but will be in the midst of a timber supply that will last for many years. Mr. D. S. Gaither, of the firm, said to The Commonwealth a few days ago that the firm had been studying the many ad vantages of the delta for some time and j would soon have a representative in ! Greenwood for the purpose of looking over the field with a view of immediate ! removal. Col. J. L. Haley III. Col. J. L. Haley, the Itta Bena capi talist, is reported critically ill at his home. He is one of the best known men in the delta and is extremely popular for his many good points, and is widely known as one of the most enterprising men in the State. His many friends everywhere will learn with regret of his illness. Christian Church. • Services next Sunday as follows: j Sunday School, 10. a. m., Sermon, 11 a. j m., Subject, Jesus Invited to leave their j country. Mat. 8: 20-28. Sermon, 7:45, | p. m. Subject, Casting out Demons J and what is a Demon? Mark, 5:1-20. J At the close of morning service a col lection for Foreigh Missions will be taken. F. A. Reynolds. The Overland Limited to California leaves Union Passenger Station, Chi cago, 6:05 p. m. daily, arrives San Fran cisco the third day in time for a dinner. Route—Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Line. All ticket Agents sell via j this route. Ask them to do so. ! Uandson e book, descriptive of Cali- * fornia, sent for six cents postage. F. A. Miller, General Passenger Agent, Chicago, or W. 8. Howell, 381 Broad way, New York. Every popular brand of Cigars, Cigar ettes and tobacco. Scates. MORE ABOUT ORLESS" REFRIGERATORS é é n *** ** rfr rtr * rf? Below we submit a few testimonials from the users of the ae f amou s refrigerators. These speak for themselves but we wish to say that we have dozens of other customers equally as well satisfied and if we have sold one "ODORLESS" refrigerator that has not proven entirely satisfactory we do not know it. If one has been sold in this section that has not come up to the standard we will gladly refund the money paid for it. Was anything ever sold with a more absolute guarantee of satisfaction? If TÜT rf? 1 Greenwood, Miss., March 27, 1905. Greenwood Furniture Company, City. The "ODORLESS Greenwood, Miss., March 27, 1905. Greenwood Furniture Company, City. Greenwood, Miss., March '30, 1905. Greenwood Furniture Company, City. ) * ? < * Gentlemen: 5 n refrigerator that I bought of you last summer has proven en tirely satisfactory and I find that, the perfect system of ventilation prevents any ar ticle from absorbing the odors of other articles, find that I can put various articles in this refriger ator that would have been ruined if they the old style. I heartily recommend this to housekeeper. ' Yours truly, < Gentlemen: J gar cl to the Replying to your inquiry in re- j Gentlemen: The "ODORLESS" refrigerator ODORLESS" refrigerator which I s is all that I expected and I consider it invaluable ha\ e, v ill sav that it is perfectly satisfactory in ev- > to me. I find that odors from various articles will ery sense of the word. I find that the improved > not contaminate milk and butter. It is free from method ol a entilatioii prevents butter and milk ab - ? the common refrigerator smell and does not have soibing the odors of onions, fish, vegetables, etc. s to be scalded out. The consumption of ice is less I find that s than the old style ones and I contribute this to the that the consumption of ice is no more, and perhaps \ fact that the air is always pure and fresh, less, than that of the old style one. ! Yours truly, Yours truly, Mrs. J. E. Colmery. u as stated to me, rf* t*b -T-" 1 r|? f|f were in any T > This alone makes it invaluable to me. rf? ♦ Mrs. R. Reiman. C. W. Vance. s Tp Greenwood, Miss., March 27, 1905. Greenwood Furniture Company, City. The refrigerator is entirely satis- \ factory and the features that make them entirely odorless it seems to me are necessory to a perfect refrigerator. I would not take twice the amount paid for this one if I could not get another Yours trul v, Greenwood, Miss., March 30, 1905. Greenwood Furniture Company, City. There are two kinds of Refrigerators: The "Odorless" and the other. Gentlemen: Geutlemen. Replying to your inquiry in re gard to the "ODORLESS" refrigerator wish to say that I am well pleased with it and cannot say too much for it. It is every thing you claim for it and I would not be without it for twice the amount paid for it. Yours truly, Mrs. W. H. Belle. rf? rf? one. Write for Descriptive Circular. F. M. Aldridge. i GREENWOOD FURNITURE COMPANY * * rfc»t*»f? **♦*»!? ****** ****»*»»*» ****** *************'*'f*'*************'*' ber Company. ber Company is a new one for Greenwood with Mr. J. M. A UC V/ JLivat ju O'Neal in charge as proprietor. The yard is between the jail and the j Southern railroad, and a full line of ! ! lumber, shingles, etc., will be bandied. At present the office is temporarily ! with T. P. Price, but an office building | I will soon be erected near the yard, j O'Neal is generally recognized as one of j the leading business men of the city, is ! a hustler of much abliity and enterprise, ! and will of course meet with a large i measure of success. Mr. Religious Meeting. 1 On Sunday, April the 9th, Rev. Father • O Reilly, of Canton, will begin a series of i lectures at the Catholic Church. Fath | er O'Reilly is a deep thinker and learned man and he will make his lect a j ures highly interesting, everyone will ! be welcome both Catholic and non Catli I Q jj c a ji]j e j --— ; The Commonwealth has just printed a j new directory for the Cumberland Tele j phone Company and they will be distri j buted within the next few days. .. . - f .. . - f j j j i *4 / W À ->So , c ' Î T\rf ^ i j j ! j ! ! i » 5* > 4 % ■V.** ■ * N ,1 % W( V rW m. * \ V '■ r n ' Vi \ At « ' fc T •V; v. A :v -t ■'Sb \ V m n t \ V. m 4*1 * 7 'A 1 / \v / b \ f: ■m: //Ai f / / / V ■ ! \ Xv ( I , / m r ■II ■ '■ "! . ® I \ c .yJ ^ A' I l' ! ■ ii J , **■ vv hi I C H ! (I'rawn for The Commonwealth by Mr. E. W. Nal!. our regular cartoonist.) Growth of Itta Bena. • j Itta Bena is fast coming to the front j and in a very few years will rank as a j city. At the present time there are about twenty new residences built and J some handsome brick buildings. The' J Itta Bena Bank and Trust Co., building H one of the prettiest in the state and there are only a few' in Greenwood that beat it. Mr. J. L. Haley is building a handsome residence in the northert part of the city and the Itta Bena Mercantile Co. has erected a couple of two story buildings and several other buildings Bowl Boys, Bowl. For tJie highest scores made on my howling alleys during the month of ^* arc h I will pay the following cash prizes: For first highest score, §3.00. For second highest score, $2.00. For third highest score, §1.00. are going up. I Also a §2.50 cash prize will be paid for highest score on pool table. J. B. Pace. SAM M. STEIN RESIGNS HIS POST. Stein will devote all liis attention to his ' large and ever increasing insurance business. There is no doubt that he has made , ! | Secretary of the Greenwood Electric Light and Water Plant, has offered his resignation to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, and if it is accepted, Mr. Efficient Secretary Asks to be Relieved For Business Reasons. Mr. Sam M. Stein, the well known splendid Secretary, and many there are who will regret that he can not see h5s wa y clear to remain in charge of the office. Following is a card from the gentleman which explains his reasons: To the Honorable Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Greenwood, Gentlemen:—l beg to offer my resig nation as Secretary of the Greenwood Light and Water Plant. The need of I my services in the insurance business is so urgent and pressing that it will be j impossible for me to undertake any out j side work. 1 hope that you will pass on this as soon as convenient, I desire to express my sincere appre ! dation to your Honorable body for the confidence placed in me, in electing me to this position, and to express my ap preciation to the Light and Water Com missioners for the many courtesies shown me during the time that 1 have served under them. 1 beg to remain, Yours very respectfully, Sam M. Stein, Secretary. Are You Going? For the Southern Baptist Convention, at Kansas City, the Wabash makes One Fare plus 50 cents for the round trip from St. Louis. Your Local Agent will do the same. Tickets on sale May 7th Take the Wabasli and make no ; a week at I ! to 11th. mistake, Candies received twice Scates. Dr. Whitehead. Dr. Whitehead was born in Madison County, Miss., Dec. 25th, 1840. At the time of the opening of the civil war he had just graduated in medicine at the University of the city of New York, and was making preparations to pursue a special course of advanced study in Paris, France, when the news reached him that his beloved state had seceded from the union. He immediately went to Virginia and enlisted in the 18th Mississippi Regiment as a private, but was soon appointed to the position of surgeon in the 21st Mississippi regiment belonging to Barksdale's famous brigade ' of Mississippians, and served through out the war. He was married during the year 1865 to Miss Evalyn Walton, of Lexington, Miss. In 1866 he took a post graduate course in medicine at the University of Louisiana. He was engaged in the practice of his profession at Lexington for eleven years, and in 1877 he moved to his delta plantation on Roebuck Lake, where he remained until 1887 when he removed to Greenwood, and engaged in the practice of his profession to the time of his last illness. He was a distinguished member of the Ameri can Medical Association, the Mis sissippi State Medical Association, and the Leflore county Medical Society. No man stood higher in the community than Dr. Whitehead. A man of unblemished character, high and noble motives, al ways interested in advancing plans for the improvement of his town, and in his profession always ready to respond to the poor and needy. A gentleman of old school, a type that is fast passing away. He w T ill be missed in his church, by his pastor and by the entire community. The sympathy of all is extended to the family in their sorrow and affliction. Gunther's candies, all size packages, at Scates. For Sale. Parties desiring to do light house keeping can buy a complete set of Fur niture and utensils cheap. Can take possession April 1st, nice suitable rooms t° in. For information apply at Commonwealth. IMMENSE DEAL he the a in of IN LEFLORE UND. Eastern Capital Buys Vast Tracts Near Itta Bena. The'Enoch Manufacturing & Planting Company, of Pittsburg, Pa., has chased from the Delta Pine land Com pany a tract of 7,221 acres of fine tim bered lands located seven miles south of Itta Bena. In the same vicinity it has purchased of Mr. J. L. Haley 1,800 acres, making a total of 11,021 Both deals wero consummated by Mr. Haley, and the abstracts of title compiled by the local law firm of Lomax & Tyson. The company has immense wealth and will, it is stated, commence at once the erection of one of the largest hard-wood mills in the country. Delightful Dance. One of the most delightful dances of the season was given Lst night at the residence of Mrs. Steele, on Fulton street, by the young men of this city. The guests were of mixed ages being formed by the different sets and it proved to be one of the most success ful dances given. The whole hall was thrown open and the floor was in perfect condition and tho music was good. Dainty refresh ments were served between the dances. The entertainment lasted from nine to early in the morning and all who attend ed cannot praise Mrs. Steele too much for her kind hospitality. The guests were Misses Alexander, Pierce, Port wood, Bell, Petty, Baker, Uaydon, John son, Kinnon, Harding, Sallie and Annie McNeill, Susie Wells, Wall, Lucketts, Chenoweth, Metts and Messrs. Lee, Robertson, S. and W. Sanders, Bacon, Scates, Ray, Carr, Bullock, Fitzpatrick, Stoner, Provine, Dunn, McBride, Swift, Humphrey, Gardner, S. Gillespie, Wells, Tillman, Johnson, and James Gordon Gillespie. pur acres. were of he in a Now For Fun. The Base Ball game between the Cock rell and Colmary boarding houses will be played on the 13th inst. No doubt this game will be interesting, as there will be tooth pullers, cotton samplers, meat snatchers and all of the other trades represented. The line-up for the Cockrell bouse is as follows: p. Dr. Bullock; c. Burt; lb., Beanland; 2b., Fitzpatrick; 2b., Dr. Wilborn; ss., "Polly" McKnight; cf., Tom Goldman; rf. Jesse Quinn, If., Scates. Those who miss the game miss a treat. Mr. 0. C. Blow Here. Mr. O. C. Blow, formerly business manager of The Commonwealth, is in the city, a guest of this paper, where his many friends may see him and once more become hypnotized by his pleasing smile and seductive conversation. Teacher's Examinations. Teachers examinations will be held as follows: For white teachers: April 7th and 8th, 21st and 22nd. For colored teachers: April 14th and 15th, 20th W T . M. Petekt. County Supt and 29 th. Stockholders Meet. The stockholders of the Greenwood Electric Railway Company held meetings at the First National Bank Thursday and Friday evenings. On Thursday ev ening Messrs. F. R. Austin, Sam J. Stein, Rowan Thayer and Monroe McClurg were appointed as a committee to solicit subscriptions. It is announced that active work will begin on the line as soon as $25,000 of the capital stock has been subscribed— 25 per cent to be paid in cash, 25 per cent in three months and 50 per cent at the call of the board. Mississippi Teachers' Association! Jackson, Miss., May 4. 5 and 6. Teachers will do well te arrange for board in advance, as we are expecting a larger attendance than ever before. Eight hundred teachers attended the Meridian meeting. It is probable that one thousand will be at Jackson. Write Prof. W. B. Stark, Jackson, Miss., stat ing kind of accommodation wanted. He will do the rest. Hotel rates §1.25 to §3 per day. Boarding House rates $1 per day. Railroad Rates are same as last year. One Fare, plus twenty-five cents, for round t' ip. All roads in the State have agreed to this rate. Notify your agent that you will expect to purchase such ticket on May 4th. If you fail to get it be sure to demand certificate showing you have paid for full faro ticket to Jackson. This is Important. The program this year is unusually full and attractive. Get a copy from your county Superintendent or write card to Secretary for one. You'll regret it if you miss this ineet a ing. Very respectfully, T. P. Scott, Sec. Brookhaven, Miss. Edward L. Bailey, Pres. Jackson, Miss. Just Tribute to Governor Vardam n. Gov. Vardanian has many staunch friends throughout the State and others who can see no good in anything he does. His administration, however, has compelled the admiration of all fair minded men. In his introductory speech at Senatobia last Friday, Hon. W. 11. Roscbrough paid the Governor the fol lowing deserved tribute: "Follow-citi zens—In this day of corruption in high places it is a pleasure to look upon a man who by common consent is incor ruptible. In this ago where a great majority of high officials buy their way to place and power, and then use their power for 'revenue only,' it is a pleas ure to see here and there a man so earnest in his discharge of his official duties that he finds no time to enrich himself at the people's expense. It is a rare pleasure to find a public servant living up to his promises, and faithfully serving his people, knowing neither friend nor foe, rich nor poor, wlnto nor black, in the discharge of duty. For tunate is the State whose Governor throws off the mantle of ease and com fort and helps his people solve the great practicable problems which confort them. Happy is the State whose chief executive has ability, honesty, courage, industry. Thrice happy is Mississippi, for sh finds all these in her Governor, James K. Vardanian, who will now ad dress you."