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THE COMMONWEALTH. VOL. IX. NO. 25. GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 28 1905. |1.50 THE YEAR. ! RECEIPTS ARE NOW NEARING 105.000. Greenwood Compresse» and ware boute» Have Received 104,186 Bales of Cotton. The Greenwood Compresses and ware houses had up to tho 15th lust, received 104,186 bates of cotton and expect to pass the 105,000 before the beginning. of next season. This is an increase of. 24,351 over last years receipts. Extensive improvements and enlarge ments are to be made at the local com presses this summer preparatory to j handling next season s business here which is expected to even break the | record made this year, notwithstanding | the acreage reduction and the bad weather which has badly interfered with the planting and working of the crops. j j HEADING MILL RUNNING AGAIN. Started Up Within Ten Day» After Be rns Burned Down. Mr. E. E. Inlow started his heading mill to running again last Friday morn, ing—just ten days after the fire which destroyed the building and damaged some of the machinery. Mr. Inlow got busy with a good force of assistants and soon had the building rebuilt and machinery repaired and re placed. This industry is worth a great deal to the trade of Greenwood. It pays out a considerable sum of money every week in the year to people for timber and to people employed at its mill. The Commonwealth congratulates Mr. Inlow upon so quickly rebuilding his plant, and wishes for him continued suc cess in the conduct of his business. Itta Bena Items Received too Late. The Itta Bena Items were received too late to get in our last issue which we regret very much. The letter was mail ed here late Thursday afternoon, after we had gone to press. Champagne Mist, 5 cents, at J. B. Pace's—the coolest house in Greenwood. I GREENWOOD FURNITURE COMPANY A SENSA TIONAL SALE of China and Japan Matting EGINNING MONDAY, wo will sell China and Japan Matting at prices that it has never been offered at before. To be convinced of the truthfullness of this statement you have only to ex amine the goods in our South Window and compare the prices with those you have paid before for the same quality, We will not lay it at this price, nor will we sell less than a roll; but you will readily see that the full roll will not cost you as much as 25 or 30 yards has cost you heretofore* Two rolls will cover three large rooms. These will not prevail longer than the following Saturday, July 1st. The values must be seen to be appreciated, but will mention some of the prices here so that you may have an idea as to how great the reduction is. B 'yd*-POUND China, a very heavy 1 1 /A i Matting, and sells ordi- A 1 L/ China, which is the very patterns and p.ain white; sells or- narily for 30c per yard. Tliis o n the maiket, and sells or 1 1 ' i! J 1 J i dinarily at 40c, or $16,00 per roll, dinarily for 35c. This week for week, $6.10 per roll-which is Will ^ sacrifieC( ] this week for $8.25 per roll—less than 21c a yd. less than 18c per y a id. $11.75. Over a dozen patterns. -POUND warp Japan, long straw, in fancy carpet 180 -POUND, or 110 warp $ 8 . 2 5 P E R ROLL $6.10 PER ROLL $11.75 PER ROLL SEE THE SOUTH WINDOW PRICES MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES MAII ORDERS WILL BE FILLED PROMPTLY GREENWOOD FURNITURE GOMPANY < > ♦* ♦*+»f • 4 - A if; ' CIRCUIT ' *F PUT IN. X: ''■aa The Electric Light and Water Com mission Will Be Asked to Put on a Day Circuit. ! tition, which was numerously signed by ; parties who wish to put in electric fans, etc., asking the Electric Light and Water Commission to put on a day cir Mayor Vardaman has circulated a pe cuit to the electric plant of this oity. Wc are glad to know that so many of our people have asked the Commission j to put on a day circuit, because quite a number of industries have been anxious | to get electric power to | for gome some time, besides the comfort run machinery it will afford those who may wish to run electric fans in their places of business and residences. As soon as tho day circuit is put on we will arrange to use electric power in j running The Commonwealth presses j and do away with our gasoline engine. Daintier Buildings to be Completed In Two Weeks. The brick storehouses being erected by contractor Chenowcth on Carrollton Avenue for Messrs. J. Dahtner & bons are to be completed in two weeks. Frank Giardina will open a restuarant in one of these buildings and Messrs. Innis McIntyre and Jessie Quinn will have a first-class drug store and phar macy in another. At present we do not know who will occupy the other two of these buildings. Umbrellas and Parasols, Black and Colored. Spec ial at Fountain's, Mr. E. C. Gwln Sells His Insurance Agency. Mr. E. C. Gwin has sold his insurance agency to Mr. Lucias T. MeShane, who has moved the office to the First Na tional Bank, where he will conduct same in future. Mr. Gwin retires from the insurance business to engage In another lino. The Commonwealth wishes for both, Messrs. Gwin and Me Shane, much succès in all their under takings. Our Club House and Telma brands are growing mare popular each day. The cause is the quality. Co-Operative Grocery Co. ! GREENWOOD B. & L. ASSOCIATION. t Stockholders Hold Meeting Wednes day and Elect Directors. WHO In T urn Elect Officers j The stockholders of the Groonwood Building and Loan Association met at the First National Bank last Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, and a quorum be ing present the following Directors ware elected; G. B. Stewart, R. T. Jonés, Simon Hyman, K. R. MeShane, W. H. Stevens, J. H. Lucas, W. C. Peol. Messrs. W. W. McNeill, L. P. Yerger and W. M. Hamner submitted by-laws for the Association, the same being adopted. The following officers were elected for tho ensuing year: President, G. B. Stewart; 1st Vice-President, IL T. Jone»; 2nd V.-P., Simon Hyman; Secretary, Vf. H. Stevens; Treasurer, E. K. MeShane; Attorneys, Pollard & Hamner; Auditing Committee; Vf. M. Hamner, W. T. Log gins, C. M, Melton; Finance Committoo J. H. Lucas, Simon Hyman, W. C. Pell. The Greenwood Building and Loan Association has an authorized capita) of $100,000, and its stockholders and ofili cers are among the safest and best bus iness men in the Delta, and affairs of the concern will bo managed in a manner to guarantee its success. The stock has been subscribed for and a number of parties are waiting to secure loans as soon as tho Association begins business, which will be at once. ♦ The Commonwealth predicts for the Greenwood Building and Loan Associa tion that splendid success which it so justly deserves. Southern Wood Fiber Plaster Co. Wc direct special attention to the card of tho Southern Wood Fiber Plas ter Co., Jackson, Miss., in this paper. This company makes and sells the best wall plaster to be had anywhere. It is highly recommended by some of the leading contractors and architects in the country, among the number Mr. R. H. Hunt, who is well known to the peo ple of Greenwood. A splendid testi monial from Mr. Hunt as to the quality of this wonderful wall plaster appears in the advertisement referred to above. Those interested in building should road it. The company is prepared to fill all orders promptly and will appreciate same. SAM L J. STEIN AT KARLSBAD. Will Return Home »bout the 15th of July. We are in receipt of a letter from our townsman, Mr. SaniT J. Stein, dated at | Karlsbad, June 3rd, and his many friends : will regret to know that his health is not improving very fast. Mr. Stein ! went abroad to recuperate his health j and hoped to roturn very much im- 1 provod. He acknowledges receipt of The Commonwealth as follows; j "Dear Jim; I have just finished read-; ing The Commonwealth, and was glad j to note that you had purchased same, j and wish to extend to you my best wishes for success. I am not in the j best of health, but am improving and; hope to roturn home by July 15th. j The woather here is very pleasant and j the crowds great." ! Barrow & Price's big whirlwind bar- j The Whirlwind Sale Saturday. gain sale, beginning last Saturday, at tracted an immense crowd of buyers the large store-houses being crowded, wore simple immense and the people seemed pleased with the many rare bargains secured. About twenty addi-j tional clerks were employed to wait on the customers Saturday and they were kept as busy as bees ail day long. Tho sale was a complete suceesa, and ia another evidence of the value of nows paper advertising, the firm having used a page in the city papers the day pre ceding the sale. Splendid New Walks. Messrs. Kantrovitz & Bro., M. McMa hon, Dahmcr A Hons and the Dubard estate have had splendid granolithic walks put down in front of their store houses on Market Street, which adds greatly to tho appearance of the street as well as to the comfort of podestrians. Good walks of this class should be put down especially in front of all tho stores in the city. The Greenwood Furniture Co. Tho half-page advertisement of the Groonwood Furniture Company will be readily observed in this issue ol' Tho Commonwoath. This staunch concern always has something good for its cus tomers and never lets an opportunity pass to gain now trade. NEW CROSSINGS BEING PCI DOWN. Contractor Pearce Putting Down Se\ eral Badly Needed Crossings. Contractor F. A. Pearce is at present | laying several badly needed crossings : in the business |x>rtion of the city, The walks have been very badly need ! od for some timo on account of iho j crossings being almost impassable at 1 tiinos alter a hard rain, Four of those crossings are now unde r j construction at tho oornor of Main and Market streets and it is to bo hoped j that the city will soon ho able to have j these walks put down at all crossings j Messrs. W. C. Peel, Martin Anderson, j D. K. Nichols, B. B. Provine, Ben Terry, j w. M. Garrard, Harry Burns and others A Jolly Mailing Party tare camped on McIntyre Lake, near Money, this week. They took along ! everything necessary to make this out j » ver ? l lloa *" mt one, *'»l wo expect to hear some monster fish stories when REVIVAL AL PRES RVTFPIAM F ill IPFH LF I iLfllA™ UllUflvN. tlicy return. Rev. J. E. Hobson I» Conducting tl • Services. Rev. J. E. Hobson began a series of sorvicos at the l'resbytorian church on Monday night to continue throughout the week. He is a strong scriptural and eloquent preacher, and has made a deep impression upon tho people of Green wood. The attendance lias been good, and much good is being done. Services each day at 10 a. m. and in the evening at 8:15. A cordial invitation is extend ed to the public to attend these ser vices. I have under me now a $100,000 bank as an adjunct to my largo and grow ing insurance business, where money will be loaned on approved colateral to all who give down stairs, insurance office up stairs in the Bank of Commerce building. Call to-day before the money is all gone. P. S. GEOHUE. their insurance. Bank JHE EIRSI COTTON BLOOMS. Mr. E. R. Stevens Sends first One to This Office on the I6tb Inst. The first cotton bloom of tho season from Leflore county Commonwealth office by Mr. K. R. Stev ens, of tiila city, on Friday, Juno 16th. This bloom opened plucked from Mr. Stevens' cotton field the following day. This ia a little lato for cotton blooms in this section, but tho crop is easily two weeks backward on account of tho bad weather and lato spring. Mr. Stevens reports his crop as looking very nicely taking everything into consideration. son! ta Tho t he lfitlt and was FIRST COTTON BOLL OF TIFT SEASON. Mr. T. M. Southworth. of sidon. Sends In The first. Mr. F. M. Southworth, of Sidon, sent Mr. 1'. A. Malone, of this city, the first cotton boll of ttio season, on Wednesday of tills week. Those bolls wore pulled on tho day liefere and looked woll de veloped and in a healthy condi tion. They wore raised by Ben Roberta, a tenant on Mr. Southworth'* Newton Plantation in the lower part of tills county. Second Cotton Bloom. Mr. R. W. Baird a well known Lo flore county planter, reported tho second cotton bloom in this vicinity from his Fort lairing plantation to The Com monwealth on the 20th Inst. Mr. J. II. Sutton brought to this office another cotton bloom on Wodnosday afternoon. Thia came from Mr. Sutton's plantation, about six miles southeast of Greenwood. Popsol, Digestol, Pep-to-lac, Dr, Pep per, and all other oool drinks, at J. B. Pace's. Coolest hose in tho city. Boy's linen knee pantr, blouse waists, all styles at Fountain's.