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part i THE COMMONWEALTH, part i VOL. IX. NO. 24. GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 1(1, 1905. $1.50 THE YEAR. UNIFORM TEXT BOOKS ADOPTED. Superintendent Saunders Returns From Jackson. Superintendent C. E. (Saunders re turned Sunday from Jackson, where he spent last week with the Text Book Commission, of which he is a member. The Commission finished the adoption of the text-books for use in the publie schools of Mississippi for the next four years, and the books will be sold to the people at from 25 to 30 per cent, cheap er than the prices heretofore paid. The standard of the books is said to be far superior also. -Mr. Maunders returned to Jackson yes terday where the Commission met again to locate the different book dodositories throughout the State. LET S TRY IT. Rural Free Delivery Proves Te Be A Success in the Delta. The following correspondence shows the falacy of the popular impression that Rural Free Delivery can not be made a success in the Delta. The fact is there is no part of the country where the service is so much needed, and no where is the inconvenience of sending two or three miles to the post office, es pecially in the winter months, half so great as it is right here in the Delta. Read the following letters and then write to Congressman Humphreys to send you a petition and got up a Route for your neighborhood. Rural carriers are paid sixty dollars per month; Sunflower Plantation, Merigold, Miss. Oct. 21, 1004. Hon. Benj. G. Humphreys, Washington, D. C. Dear Sir:—1 want to express my appre ciation to yon for the labor and atten tion you gave onr petition for Rural Free Delivery. Since its establishment some time ago the route has been a great advantage to us, and though six miles from the post office we are beginning to fool almost in town. Thanking you for your services, 1 remain Yours Vory Cuas. N. Perrin. Truly, Greenville, Miss., April 7,1805. Mr. Chas. N. Perrin, Merigold, Miss. Dear Sir: -Last fall you wrote me ex pressing satisfaction with the service rendered you by the Rural Free Deliv ery Route from Merigold. Since then we have had the winter with the bad wcathor and consequent bad roads, and 1 now write to ask you what you think of the service after this test. Very Truly, etc., B. G. HI MI'HRKYM. Sunflower Plantation, Merigold, Miss., April 13, 1805. Hon. B. G. Humphreys, Washington, D.C. Dear Sir;—Yours of the 7th inst. rela tive to our rural delivery service receiv ed. My enthusiasm over tho service is stronger than ever after the experience of the past winter. The service is very complete -a veritable traveling post office- and has been surprisingly regu lar considering the season just passed. The chief difficulty of the country planter in the Delta region is the propo sition of getting to town in bad weather. The short period of service that wo have had has not only kept us in daily communication with the outside world during the worst season of the year but has also brought about a notideablo im provement in the keeping up of the fer ries and roads along the route. Not only this but I And it considerably eas ier to secure and keep labor now than before the service was put in operation. The first thing a new tenant asks for is a letter box and then follows the paper and envelopes. If there is an argument unfavorable to the service I have not discovered it. Yçurs Very Truly, Chas. N. Perrin, All kinds ice cold drinks served in first-class style at Jones' Cafe. it There are two men in Green -food to day who will testify to the trnth of the saying that, ''procrastination in onr businoss is the worst of evils," The house burned while they wore intend ing to properly insure it. Ask them, then come and see me and 1 will fix you np today. There's pleasure in every puff of Scate's Little Havana Cigars. P. 8. GEORGE. For two weeks only I Men's shirts at 48c, worth 75c to $1.50. Hyman-Lewis Co. High grade cigars at Jones' Cafe. THE CORNER STONE EAYIN6 POSTPONED. Will Take Place on Jane 28th Instead of the 24th. At the request of the Masonic Grand Officers the laying of the corner-stone of Leflore county's new court-house bas been postponed until Wednesday, June 28th, at which time the ceremonies will take place. The postponement was requested on account of tho 24th being St. John's Day, necessitating the presence of a good many Masons over the State with their home lodges on that date. MAY RUN FOR MAYOR. Judge D. P. Montgomery Has the Mat ter Gutter Consideration. To the Citizens ol Greenwood: Having recently received the earnest solicitations of so many of you to an nounce myself as a candidate for Mayor of Greenwood at the next election for municipal officers 1 deem it due you to define my position and make this public statement. In the first place I think itontirely too soon to make announcement for offices that are to be filled over one year hence. In the second place the conditions that now exist and the kindly expressions for mo that now actuate you may be wholly changed and you would natural ly change with them; so 1 doem it inad visable and inopportune for mo to open a canvass this early, but would say that when the proper time comes for making the race if you are still of the same mind and feel that 1 am tho man you want I will gladly consider your wishes and endeavor to serve you to the best of my ability. In the meantime, let us put forth our energies for the upbuild ing of Growing Greenwood, esebew pol itics and relegate place hunting to the rear. Again thanking you for the kindly ex pressions of your confidence and hoping i may always retain it, I am Yours te command, D. P. Montgomery. in in A WORTHY CAUSE. Cottage Homes to be Built for Confed erate Widows at Beauvoir. Mrs. Lizzie George Henderson, Treas urer of Home Annex Fund, made an earnest appeal to tho Mississippi Divis ion U. D. C. on the 40th anniversary of tho surrender of General Lee held at Greenwood. She was eloquent in hor plea for the widows of deceased Confed erates; many in the State are now re duced to poverty and in their old age should have proper provision made for their comfort in their declining years. Mrs. Henderson is now engaged in the landable cause of soliciting funds through the daughters and also from the camps of veterans for the purpose of erecting several cottages for the widows at Beauvoir. One cottage has been completed and is full, and others should be erected at once, This is a cause that should touch the heart, of every old veteran, for the moth er and wives were alike sufferers with the men during the trying times of tho war and should now be cared for if time has not dealt kindly with them.- Holly Springs South. Protracted Meeting Closes. The protracted meeting at the Bap tist church closed last night. Rev. Paul Price, the evangelist, has been conducting this meeting with great success, and large crowds attended each service. A number of conversions and accessions are reported as a result of tho revival. in no on run The Cotton Market The price of cotton advanced about 40 points in New Orleans yesterday, July futures reaching 8.88 cents. The weather and crop conditions have made many apeculatora bullish daring the past several days, and it looka as tliongh the price may reach 8; or 10 cents be fore the advance is checked. However, it is hard to tell what the cotton mar ket will do, as the price of the staple is absolutely controlled by the specula tors. _ W. ial For Shoes, Fountain has all the ne west and be st. We appreciate your bnsmess and dem onstrate this fact by giving good goods and quick service. Co-Operative Gro cery Co. SURD SOME MORE COTTAGES Many People Looking tor Houses In Which to Move Their Famille. It is fortunate for Greenwood that two building and loan associations have been organized here, in order that people may be enabled to secure money with which to build homes to live in. Hardly a day passes that several in quiries are not made at this office to rent a cottage or residence by people who want to move to Greenwood and make this city their home. We invari ably have to tell them that there is not a house in the city for rent. This state of affairs is calculated to keep people from coming here, but the building and loan associations will soon be in position to begin letting ont money to many who will buy lots and build their own cottages, and wo may confidently look forward to tho greatest building ora the city has over exper ienced. We must have more houses to accom modate the people who want to como to Greenwood and make their homos. a For ice cold temperance drinks go to Jones' Cafe. as at by FOR CITY MARSHAL. Mr. B. N. Parish Announces His Candi dacy to Succeed Chief McBride. for W. W. ton of ■ E. L. . Guy Mr. B. N. I'arish formally opens tho city campaign this week by announcing his candidacy for tho office of Marshal of Greenwood, subject to tho primary elec tion to be held next spring or summer. Mr. Parish was born and reared in this city and is well and favorably known to all of onr people. He is cap able of faithfully and satisfactorily dis charging the dutios of the important position to which be aspires, and has a host of friends who will give him their most cordial support. He submits his claims for the favor able consideration of the voters. Making new friends every day Scato's Little Havanas. Death of W. W. McLean. To the many friends of W. W. McLean in this city and county regretted to hoar of his doath which occurred in Jackson on tho 5th inst. He died from tho effects of blood poison set up by a carbuncle, three weeks alter its appear anco. Mr. McLean was a brother of Messrs. T. 8. and M. 8. McLean of this county. Ilis remains wore interred at Odd Fellows' cometery in Loxington. Will McLean was a generous-hearted man and true friend, and we unite witli his many friends and acquaintances in extending condolence to the relatives in their sad bereavement. 8 Barrow &. Price Red Letter Sale. Special attention is directed to the page announcement of Barrow & Price's big red letter sale, beginning tomorrow, in this issne of The Commonwealth. A large assortment of seasonable clothing, dry goods, notions, etc., is offered at a great sacrifice, and bargain hunters will not fail to find what they want at the right figuras during the seven days this sale will continue. Read the an nouncement and see for yourself that no such genuine bargains were ever of fered to the people of this community before. Fans, Fans, Fans at Fountain's. est day and liis use the for duce that what feel ■ Mbiter City Brick & Tile Works. The Minter City Brick & Tile Works have begun work on the construction of their buildings and will soon have the plant installed and ready for business. Other enterprises are contemplated at Minter City and the town will soon tie on a building boom. An up-to-date new hotel has just been completed there which would do credit to a much larger town. It is ander the management of Mrs. Joiner, who understands how to run a hotel to please the public. Presbyterian Service» Next Sunday. Subject of morning oermon by Kev. W. W. Harrison, pastor, "Infant Baptism." Gospel services at night. Kev. J. E. Hobson, of Water Valley, will arrive Monday and preach morning and night each day during the week, beginning Monday night, A cordial invitation is extended to the public to attend these services. Mr. Hobson is one of the most eloquent orators in the 8 täte. Umbrellas and Parasols, Black and Colored. Spec ial it Fountain's.. the ber fire. OPENING BAIL AT ARMOUR BUILDING. One of the Most Brilliant Society I vents of the Season. The spacious new building of Armour & Co., on Johnson street, was (he • ol much enjoyment last Friday night from 10 until 2 o'clock. Manager I'. 8. Burt had made exton sivo arrangements for giving his guests a royal good time they were not disappointed. Mr. Burt spared no painN to make this joyous event one long to be remembered and ho easily succeeded in doing so. Those in attendance pronounco it decidedly one of tiip most enjoyable occasions in the history of the city. The guests were first shown through tho magnificently arranged building, which lias modern cold storage facilities and ot her conveniences for handling the firm's immense business. All kinds of canned goods put up by tho company were tastily displayed on the first floor and the other decorations consisted of cone this cession ami advertisements of Armour products, making^ very pretty picture. Following this inspection the merry party was ushered into the dancing room. Tho floor was as slick and glossy as a mlrrow and could not have boon improved upon. It was a little crowded at first by tho large number of dancers but it finally narrowed down to just tho right number to make things more com fortable. Splendid music was rendered by a first-class colored band from Clarksdalo. Dainty refreshments wore served dur ing the evening consisting of punch, coffee and cakes, which added much to tho onjoymont of the evening. Tho re freshments were served on the first floor and tables,were conveniently placed for that purpose. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Lockwood, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Chambless, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Mc Conuieo, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. P. 8. George, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. George of Yazoo City, Miss Hattie McClellan of Covington, Tonn., Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Harvey, Mlssos Houseman of Birmingham, Miss Emma Dulaney of Jackson, Miss Sadio Naughton, Miss King of Grenada, Miss Mary Pillow, Miss Katherine Harding, Miss Harring ton of Natchez, Miss Corrinne Turnage of Parsons, Miss Mary Swift, Miss Launa Strother of Jackson, Aliss Henrietta Alexander, Miss Mary Motts, Miss Archer, M iss Bailie Steele; Messrs. W. ■ Barry, C. W. Priestly, W. M. damner, E. C, Gwin, Hen Parrish, T. E. McKnight, L. N. Chandler, 8.8. Steele, H. M. Kaser, Tom Quiggins, A. W. Eason, H. G. Carr, -eon Stein, Dr. Bullock, Herbert Me thane, Harris Ray, W. M. Garrard, John Casey, L. II. Stoner, Jeff Robertson, W. . Vardanian, Alf, George, Win. Priestly, Chas. G.Nichols, Sumter Gillespie, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Fred West, Holly Loo, H. R, Jenkins, Wesley Morris, Albert Metts, Guy Slack, Stewart McIntyre, G. It. Mitchell, M. Aldridge, John Dulaney, G. Aldridge, John Petty, Walter Pillow, Ewing Johnson, Stanley Sanders, Gordon Gillespie, Fred McBride, Harper Dunn. 8 Lilly lee Cream Co.'s cream the fin est cream in the South handled at Slates Bros. Fountain's Large Sales Saturday. Mr. W. T, Fount!n says his clerks all complained of too much work lastSatur day as a result of his "Comparison Sale" advertisement in last week's city papers. The pooplo came to his popular store in great crowds during tho day and kept the entire force as busy as bees waiting on them. His sales exceeded those of any day in a long time, and the clerks want more help if he keeps up liis advertising in the newspapers. There is nothing like judicious adver tising, and the merchant who fails to use printer's ink is neglecting his best interests. Mr. W. A. Stinson Secures Paient. Mr. W, A. Stinson has received from the L. S, Patent office al Washington the patent right to manufacture a device for band Bug, closing and opening mail bags. This splendid invention will re duce llio «oik of handling, closing and opening mail pouches about three fouillis and will no doubt lie put into general use. The Commonwealth hopes that Mr. Stinson will make a handsome fortune out of his invention, and from what he tells us about tho device feel confident that it is a complete gne Onr Clnb House and Tolma brands are growing maro popular each day. The cause is the quality. Co-Operative Grocery Co. Like necessity, "fire takes impartially the Highest and the lowest," Remem ber this and insure Today before the fire. P. 8. GEORGE. ALL LHE STREETS TO BE SPRINKLED. City Council Orders Two hOO Gallon Sprinklers I rom Chicago Tho City Council has very wisely or dered two (100-gallon street sprinklers from Chicago and they are expected to arrive here in a few days, as the order was made by wire the latter part of last week. 4 I to ed K. and ed ing The city mules will be used and all the business and residence streets of the city will be day. veil sprinkled every The Commonwealth commends tho city authorities action in this upon their very timely latter. The system of sprinkling heretofore in vogue here has been very inferior, but in future we will not be annoyed so much with the disagreeabteness of tho dost devil. The comfort and health of the city will bo improved ten-fold by having a first-class sprinkling system. Your lady friend will like a nieo box of our candies. We keep them on ice. Si aim' I COI. W. M. HAMNER. Deliver» An Moquent Address to Bel haven Girls. Tho Hearld is pleased to note tho rapidly increasing popularity of this brilliant young Mississippian v As an orator ho is in groat demand among tho most cultured audiences, and his origin ality and peculiar eloquence is indeed charming. He delivered the annual ad dress at iielhaven College last Wednes day, and those who heard it say it was one of tho finest orations over delivered in the State. Water Valley is proud of this young man. He was reared here, and knowing him as we do, there is no young man in tho State with a brighter future. —Water Valley Herald. We take pleasure in reproducing the above deserved compliment to our es teemed and talented young townsman. The Jackson Sews published Col, Ilain ner'tt address in full, and it was indeed a master-piece of originality and bril liant oratory. The Commonwealth has hoard many eulogies passed upon tho address by capable judges. Col. llam nor is one of the foremost young lawyers of this section of tho State, and of whom we are all proud to boast. the to Mclntoshe's Coffee and Peter's Milk Chocolate two great imported confec tions. SO AT KM.' R. ers was way they was woek to sold in It PROTRACTED MEETING. To Begin at the First Presbyterian Church Next Monday Evening. Rev. J. E. Ilebson, pastor of the Pres byterian church at Water Valley, will preach a series of sermons at tho First Presbyterian church in this city begin ning next Monday evening, and the pub lic is Invited to attend. Mr. Hobson is one of tho ablest pulpit orators in the State, and we are confi dent our people will give him large con gregations while here. The choir will furnish good singing for these services. The Commonwealth predicts that much good will result from Mr. Hobson's preaching while in Greenwood. Superintendent Dabney Resigns. Superintendent A. L. Dabney has ten dered ids resignation to the Greenwood Electric Light & Water Commission, to take effect, July 1st, which appears in full in another column of this paper. M r. Dabney has been in charge of the plant ever since the city bought same, and superintended the putting in of the system for its former owners. He is a civil engineer of high standing and will give his whole time to his profession in future. It is to be hoped the Commission will succeed in getting a suitable man Dabney's successor. limit will class in these Mr. "Thou wilt lament hereafter when the evil shall be done and shall admit no cure" that yon waited just a day or night too long to take out enough in surance to protect you. Today la the time. Call on P. 8. George. McNeill GHi Company. .Messrs. J. Y. McNeill, W. W. Eliis and K. N. Love will have erected a large two 80-saw ginnery at Ilerclair and have same completed for business by the be ginning of tho cotton picking season. The Easiness will bo conducted under the name el McNeill Gin Co. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS ELECTED. Letlore Building and l oan association Stockholders Meet and t led Directors. The stockholders of the Leflore Build ing and Loan Association Bank of Leflore Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, A quorum being present, Hr. T. It. Henderson was elected chairman and J. I- Glllespio secretary of the meeting. A motion prevailed for tho chairman to appoint a committee to select eight directors for the Association. The com mittee retired and reported the follow ing named persons for directors, who were elected by the stockholders; A. F. Gardner, T, A. Gleason, T. It. Hender son, W. T. Fountain, D. C. Betont, G'. K. Austin, 8. G. Wilson. The stockholders meeting then ad journed and tho directors met and elect ed the following oflicors: President, F. It. Austin; Vice-Presi dent, T. A. Gleason; Secretary, P. W. 'arsons; Treasurer, Hubert Wilson; At torneys, Lomax A Tyson; Auditing Com mittee; T. A. Gleason, C. L. Lomax, 8. G. Wilson; Appraisement Committee; T. K. Henderson, A. F. Gardner, I). C, I'elect. Secretary Parsons was instructed to notify each stockholder to pay in 50 cents per share on all stock on or be fore Thursday, June 20th, when the Di rectors will moot again, adopt by-laws and open tho Association for business. Tho stock of tile Association is limit ed to ten thousand shares of fifty dollars each, a goodly number of the shares hav ing already been subscribed for by tho citizens of Greenwood. The officers ami directors i et at the I c among the city's most progressive and liest business men and there is no question ss to the success of tho Association nnder their careful administration. lee cream for entertainments in fancy moulds, bricks, cylinder or any design. Slates Bros. 1HE VALUE OF ADVERTISING. Enormous Sales of The F H Austin Dry Goods Company Last Sat urday. The June bargain sale of tho The K. R. Austin Dry Goods Co., Loginning last Saturday, attracted a throng of purchas ers and gives additional evidence of the value of newspaper advertising. At one timo during Saturday tho crowd was so largo that it heroine almost nec essary to close the doors in order to enablo the clerks to wait on the custo mers. Mr. Austin remarked to The Common wealth that the big sale was in every way satisfactory to his firm anil that the people fully appreciated the bargains they seen red. A full page advertisement of this sale was inserted in both the city papers last woek calling tho attention of the public to same, and the result was that the firm sold out nearly ail the goods advertised in one single day. Moral: If you want to sell your goods, and sell them quick, advertise judiciously in the Greenwood pa|iers, It never fails to bring tho desired re sults. Nothing bat the finest of syrups and 8< ATEM.' crushed fruits are used at NEW DRUG STORE. limit McIntyre and Jesse Quinn Will Open First-Class Pharmacy In New Dahmer Building. Innis McIntyre and Jesse Quinn will open s new drug store and first class pharmacyinoneofthenew Dahmer buildings now being erected on Car rollton Avenue about July 15th. They will carry a complete and sorted stock of drugs and druggists' supplies and will do a thriving business in this section of our city. Both of these young gentlemen are licensed pharmacists and The Commonwealth wishes them much success in their new ventnre. as Boy's linen knee pants, blouse waists, all styles at Fountain's.