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GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 21, 1905. |1.50 THE YEAR. VOL. IX. NO. 29. BASEBALL. NaskvMc WIM Tw* M «T TfeTM. The Nashville American« ul Gram wood played three game« bo« the «nt of the week. The flret gaaw raenNed in favor of Nashville by a oeore at 7 to *. The second was a complete victory for Greenwood of 4 to nothing. The last game on Wednesday waa won by Nash ville, the score being 5 to Î. Both teams did good ball playing and large crowds witnessed the series of games with muoh interest The same teams wUI play another ser ies next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. ♦ + + Greenweed va. Winona. A game was played at College Park last Thursday between the second nines of Greenwood and Winona, the latter winning by the score of 9 to 6. Johnson started off in the firing line for the locals but lasted only two in nings, Winona making seven rnns off his delivery. He was succeeded by Sanders who held them down to one run. Faser pitched a fair game and was well sup ported. » Miller, of Wiuona, Sanders and Gilles pie of the locals lead in batting. + + + Quite a crowd from Greenwood went over to see the Winona-Grenada game at Winona last Friday. There exists much rivalry between the two towns and each team was strengthened by sev eral hired men, each trying to oat do the other. Up to the seventh Inning Gre nada had the game well in hand, the score being nine to one, bnt Winona woke up and in the last innings made ten scores off of Grenada. It -was won mostly by luck and Grenada's being too sure had a little to do with it. A whole crowd of Grenada fans went in a special train to seo the game. ♦ + + Homer Kord, of Wesson, spent the first of the week in the city. He came over to join Greenwood in the games against the Nashville Athletics. He fail ed to make good in the Cotton States League, but he is a good pitcher and with more experience will make a strong slab-artist. • + + Arthur Miller, of Stafford Wells, came over to tho game and figured quite prom inently in Winona's victory, having made a batting average of .000. *99 99999999* t w i!/ 1 . V*/ a *» JOS -30 7 MOVtf/kFID ST, § Our Great Mid-Summer Clearing Sale till July 29th and we challenge comparison on any of the bargains offering. We have reduced everything 20 to 33 1-3 per cent and offer $100 reward to the person proving this statement false. w is on we are ms i If Our buyer is now in the markets and our fall Stock will soon begin to The goods now in dock must move and the prices we have put m amve. on them in most cases is as low or lower than the fadory cost. We have made the following prices on Druggetts 9x12 Axminster, formerly $25.00, this Sale ---- 9x12 Tapestry Bmssells, were $20.00, now ---- 9x12 Smyrna, were $25.00, now . t| Everything reduced. Don't negled taking an inventory and see if there is anything that you will need soon. It will save you money to buy now. $ 18.95 14.95 17.80 Remember, $100.00 reward to the person proving that these great reductions have not been made as advertised We will offer the rteker like cut during the bal ance of the Clearing Sale for $1.»5. Only two to a customer. T ¥ it.i !• Ul III f J05'307JfDW/URfl -ST". I »I .. •» Uf ... . ( A M - ARRESTED FOR TNR0WM6 WTO TRAIN. Tim Trakt Upon request of Indianola offioere Bo lioeman Browsing arrested Banes Holmes, colored, last week, for throwing rocks into an excursion train at Indian ola about three weeks since. Holmes gave information to the effect that another negro wee here who was guilty of the same offense and he was also arrested, and both were sent to In dianola for triaL These negroes told the officers that there were several negroes la the vicin ity of Indianola who made it a habit of thrasing into trains passing along the Southern road over there, and other ar rests have probably been made for this ; offense are this. They should all be hunted down and punished severely. : Imported Cigars, Cigarettes, Cigarette books sod Smoking tobacco. A com plete line. Scat*«'. McSHANE & KEESLER. New Fire m 4 General Nunrence Firm Messrs. L. T. McShane and S. U. Kees- 1 1er, who recently purchraed the general insurance businera of Mr. E. C. Owl». have opened their office in the Hamilton Building on Howard street. Mr. H T. Pitehford is in chargent th. business and will give rame his dose * >6 ~^ na * v ?' j, .. . Thts makes a strong combination, and we predict that the ttrawiU do a good business in their line. _,_ Your girl friend will be pleased with a nice box of oar candy. We keep it on 0 ScATXS'. ice. Wanted. Position as plantation manager or clerk. Have experience in both and the best of references. Address "F", care of The Commonwealth. Chocolates in any size package oq ice at SCATK«'. iSUPT. KEESLER'S RESIGNATION. Superintendent 8. R. Receler has ten dered his resignation to the officers of the Greenwood Compress end Storage Co., to take effect Sept, 1st. Gen. Keesler has very capably and satisfactorily filled this responsible po sition for several years and the public regrets to know that he will give it up. His other business interest« are such that be has decided to devote his whole time and attention to same in (utnre. dent Kessler's successor, and his splen did business qualities are a guarantee that he la the right man för the plaoe. The Commonwealth wishes for all Mr. W. P. Weaver, who has been with the Greenwood Grocery Co. for some time, has been solected as Superintan concerned continued success. _ I110 cn AC [_ARGt NUMBER Ul NEW SIDEWALKS. * UnM#rm , yiteM #f New WalK , „ be Laid hi Greenweed. vardaman hag gecurcd the g , ^ number , . , .. to an ! * roc "' ent * all ° w J h * *** £ f ° r T t in «*e.idjreaik. recently ordered b, the In this manner tho walks will be uni ._ ,or " , and the price of putting them down " Ul " atomlIy by them out in one contract. When the new walks are flnlshed the 0 ity will have perhaps five miles of granolithic and concreto sidewalks, which will be a great improvement in the appearance of our streets. In fact, Greenwood is improving so mach that she wilt soon be the prettiest and cleanest oity in Mississippi. Beates' Little Havana's sold on it« merits. CLINTON CARR LOSES A LEG.! Fell Under a Mavlnt Car Near Leflere Statlan Last Menday. ^|ptM*sUs*F' (a|| oil the platform of US Grenada Accommodation train one mile south of Leflore Station last Mon day afternoon, resulting in his right leg being so badly mangled by the car wheels that amputation was noccessary. Mrs. Humphreys and Brister success tally performed the operation and Clin tou was doing as nicely as could be ex pected at last acoounts. HORRIBLE TRAGEDY AT SHARKEY. Sumner, Miss., July 111. Krank Allen and J. Barksdale were shot by two ne groes, Will and Henry Harris, brothers, fln the plantation of Tom G. James at Sharkey, about flfteen miles from here, this morning shortly after 0 o'clock. Allen is seriously wounded in the face and boast and may die. Barksdale is slightly wounded in the calf of the leg. Tho shooting was done with a shotgun, the negroes firing from ambush. Keports from the scene state that Barkadale, who is a manager for Mr. James, bad some trouble with the two negroes because of their refusal to go to work. They drew a gun on him, and as he was unarmed he went to the James home for a gun. On the way he met M r. James, and the two stopped at a negro cabin and secured a Winchester rifle, 1 but had only a single shell. As they wont hank toward the Held where the negroes were they met Allen, who is also one of Mr. James' managers, and the three approached th i (leid from different points to prevent the osea|>e of the Harris brothers. When close to the ; spot the negroes stepped from ambush . and tired point blank at Allen, wounding him terribly. 'As Barksdale and James j rushed to his assistance the negroes fired again and woundod the former. Mr. James then tired his one shell at their retreating ligures and thinks ho wound %iLho T .!Xwere requested from the State farm at Parchman, and are now on their way to the scene. Allen is probably fatally wounded, and as ho is a man of family, tho feeling is high. The Harris brothers are Bald to lie desperate characters and have unenviable reputa tions. Trouble is expected when they are caught. •K/mr lia AJÜ B a r °s * ™? var ' 1 *500 for tho negroes, dead or alive. He is one of the wealthiest planters in this seotlon of the State. ARRESTED EOR PETTY LARCENY. Stole a Coat From Mr. G. W Bell at the Br>an lloute. One Ben F. Ward, white, stole a nice coat from the grip of Mr. G. W. Boll at ; the Bryan House one night last week and left the city for Clurksdalc. The officers at Clarksdale were re quested to arrest him upon arrival there, J which they very promptly did. Chief McBrido went up after Ward tho latter ] part of the week and brought him back | Monday morning Mayor Vardaman ar- ] raigned Ward for trial and imposed a j duo and costs of $48.00 against him. In default of payment Ward was sent to : the county convict farm to work the amount out, which he will not bo able to do before about the first of next Jan uary. Ward is a stranger in this section, and is said to havo umpired a negro baseball game here one day during last week. for trial. ly purchased by the City Council are now in daily use, and they are doing „plendid 8prviw . Mayor Vardaman started the sprink [ers last Saturday and all the stroots « iven » twlca w V r They are run early evoi y morning and just received at The Commonwealth of „ „ , , , flee. Scud us your orders for all kinds of printing. STREET SPRINKLERS PUT IN USE. All Ihc Streets Now Being Sprinkled Every Day. The two new street sprinklers recent evening. The city made a good investment in the purchase of these sprinklers, and one that everybody seems pleased with. Big lot now commercial stationery GLEASON & BARNWELL HAVE DISSOLVED. Barnwell Brot. Succeed I hem In The Cation Butine*». The Arm of Messrs. Gleason ft Barn well, cotton buyers, has been dissolved and the business will bo continued inl Mr. J. W. Harnwell will be in sole charge of the business. Ho is one of tho most successful and capable cotton buy ers in the State, and will havo an efli cient corps of assistants with him the coming season. The members of the tlrin of Barnwell Bros, arc among the staunchest cotton buyers in Mississippi. They have been buying cotton so long and have dealt so fairly by the people that they don't need special commendation at the hands doubt, der tin' firm name of Barnwell Bros. of the press. Tiiat they will continue to succeed in the business Tho Commonwealth has no GLEASON A McCAIN. From Co Partnership tn Buy Cotton Mere Next Season. Mossrs. T. A. Gloasou and John T. McCain havo form«! a co-partnership under the M r in name of Gleason Ar McCain to engage in the cotton business in Greenwood next, season. Both of these gentlemen are cotton buyers of extensive experience ami are well known to tho people of this and ad joining counties, and we predict will do a good businoss. Gleason ft McCain have not definitely decided on an office location yet, but will find temporary quarters until per manent quarters can bo lie socured. We wish for the new firm that splen did success which its inombers doservo. "He had small skill o' horse flesh who iKMight a goose to ride on." Go to an In surance office for insurance. Bank of Commerce building. Let me write your insu ranee TOKAY. I*. H. GKOHOH.