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THE COMMONWEALTH $1.50 THE YEAR. GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 28, 1005. VOL. IX. NO. 30. CONFEDERATE WOMEN. Efforts Being Made to Erect Monu ments to Their Lives, Their For titude and Undying Devotion. Charleston, 8. C., July 20,1005. Editor The Commonwealth. At the Louisville Reunion, 1905, the United Confederate Veterans unanim ously passed the enclosed resolutions. That is one of the means adopted to raise the necessary funds for the Me morial to the Women of the Confeder acy, for which tho Veterans and their Sons are earnestly working. 1 am sure that you, personally, will bo anxious to honor these noble women. I am sure that your readers are equally earnest in such a desire. 1 am sure that the United Confederate Veterans do not make an unreasonable request, when we ask that you will publish tho same. l'lease, therefore, aid the good cause by publisbiug complete these resolu tions and the addenda as to your home camp. Yours very truly, C. IRVINE WALKER, Chair. U. C. V. Com. on Co-operation. Confederate Women. "These noble women and their daugh ters have dotted our fair Southland with the monuments they have raised to Con federate valor; every cemetery where the heroes sleep is beautified by their tender care; every page of our history is made sacred by the devotion with which they consecrated their loyality; but hardly a single visible mark stands to day to show that their country appre ciated them. They did not storm the embattled heights, but they made it pos sible for tho Confederate to win his wreath of glory. "Fntil such a Memorial of our love and of our admiration arises, well may these noble women doubt the sincerity of the Southern man's appreciation. • Until it is raised, every monument that the women have erected, while repre senting their devotion to their heroes, stands also as an undying reproach to the men of the South for their neglect jbo do honor to those who are entitled to equal or greater honor than the Con fedi rate soldiers themselves. "I say it in all sorrow, 1 say it feel ing that I must bt ar my share of the blame that to the eternal shame of the men of the South, no general, per manent memorial has yet been erected to proclaim to the world our admiration and esteem for tho noblest creation of Almighty God, the Women of the South ern Confederacy." GRAND BALL AND SUPPER. Given by Oriental Order of Humility In Greenwood In 1876. "Tho pleasure of your company is re spectfuliy solicited to the first Grand Ball and Supper of Greenwood Hut No. 96, Oriental Order of Humility, at Grange Hall. Greenwood, Miss., Friday, May 19th, 1870." The above is a copy of an invitation handed The Commonwealth by Mr. G. H. Gossom a few days since. This invita tion is in a splendid state of preserva tion and was addressed to Miss Fannio Austin, who afterward was married to Mr. J. T. Flanagan. The Orientals had a Large membership in Greenwood at that time aud we have often hoard the older citizens discuss the hot times one encountered in the initiatory degree of the order. The tickets of admission to tho ball and supper for gentlemen were $2.00 each, and the following named persons served on the different committees, sev en of whom are now living five of the number being citizens of Greenwood at present: Invitation Committee W. I). I'eery, C. E. Morrill, T. H. Wadliugton, C. W. Wells, W. W. McNeill, E. Helmer, W. T. Bean, Allie Topp, Q. G. Wadlington. Reception Committee M. G. Davis, J. D. Chiekering, If. 8. Trammel, I*. R. Cobb, A. McC. Kimbrough, M. btein, W. R. Hamilton. Floor Managers S. L. Arnold, H. 1. Kiminons, G. II. Gossom, R. Q. Shirley, H. M. Johnson. "Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe is that portentous phrase, I told you so". Be prepared for the fire and no man can say it to you. To-day la (ho time and I am the man to write your in surance. 1>. S. GEORGE. Wanted. Position as plantation manager or clerk. Have experience in both and the best of references. Address "F", care of The Commonwealth. GRAIN AND GRAIN PRODUCTS.! Rates For Mississippi Towns May Take Trade From Memphis. JACKSON, Miss., July have been given the wholesale merch ants of Greenville and Greenwood by the traffic officials of the Southern Rail way that the rates on grain and grain pröducts from the former point to tho latter will be so reduced as to place Assurances j both towns on practically the same basis l as Memphis, and this will mean a dis- , missal of the petitions now pending lie fore the railroad commission asking that : lower rates be granted. , The concession granted by the rail- ! road company is a vast advantage to j these two towns, as it means in the fu- ' turc they will get a large share of the delta wholesale trade. Commissioner Kincannon is still con ducting negotiations with tho traffic of- f flcials in the northern part of tho State with the view of securing lower rates , ~ grain and gram products from Green ville to points in tho Aberdeen group, 0 and ho expresses confidence that the matter will bo satisfactorily adjusted ahd the desired rates granted within the next sixty day. a Death of Albert II. Barr. The many friends of Mr. Albert H. Barr regret to noto his death, which oc curred at Lexington on tho 25th inst. after an illness of several days. Mr. Barr was one of Greenwood's most popu lar aud deserving young men. It is in deed sad for a young man of his good qualities to be cut down Jn the prime of life. His remains were interred at Lexington on the 20th inst. To his brother and sister we extend sincere condolence in their bereavement. Death of Capt. W. F. Adams. Capt. W. F. Adams, of McNutt, died in this city at the boarding house of Mrs. Howard on the 25th lust., after several days illness with fever. The Masonic fraternity took charge of his remains and carried same to McNutt for inter ment. The Commonwealth sympathizes with the relatives of the deceased in (heir bereavement. Mr. anti Mrs. E. ML Townes in Norway. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Townes, of Philipp, arc iu Norway tl is summer. Mr. Townes writes us from Nordkap, Midnatsol, un der date of July 6th, as follows: "The scenery is grand and beautiful along the Norwegian coast up to tho North Cape. We watched the sun go down and rise last night and there was day all the time." Cross Tie Timber for Sale. 1 have 400 acres of (Inc tie timber for sale in the Delta 3 miles South East of Lellore. Any one interested, address me at Forest, Miss. 7-14-Smos. Jeep IvKNT. Cold delicious soda water that makes you always remomber our place. Scates'. on a ris he GRENADA BUSINESS COLLEGE Grenada, Miss. Founded by J. T. Thomas, 1900 MEMPHIS BUSINESS COLLEGE Founded by T. A. Leddin, foun der of Leddin Business College, 1864 r i l / J. T. THOMAS, Principal both Schools. The above schools have placed much time have received training under her tutorship, aud money to make them the very best in the The two schools are owned and operated by best be known one of the best school men in the South, Prof. J. T. Thomas. He is the young man's and the His counsel is like t South, and their success can when the outside world knows the past. The Memphis Business College lias, with- young woman's friend, in the past twenty years, placed more than the guarding Angel, and if you place yourself two thousand graduates in fine positions, and under his influential corps of instructors the Grenada Business College, within the past C ess will ever crown you. five years, lias placed five hundred in good The Memphis Business College : i l HI1C at From now until August the 15th, these two schools will offer opportunities unexcel led. Their terms are one-half cash, and bal positions. was founded by T. A. Leddin, of Ireland, came to Memphis in the year 1861 and opened business college, which perpetuates his name, anee note, payable after positions have been The Grenada Business College was opened in 11)00, and it stands a synonym to hundreds who lie : a secured. For information address either place. .1 Î OIL HELD IN LEFLORE COUNTY. Expert Says Indications Are Plentiful After Making Trip Through Sev eral Counties. The following special to the Coinuior eial Appeal from its Jackson cor res pen dent of recent date is gratifying news | to the people of this portion of tho Delta. While we have always contended that j Leflore was one of the richest and best l 01lutie8 in the stl ,to, W0 had no Idea , t|m( ghe p0asessiî[t an oil #oIlI . , R seems that au export has found that : thcr(J , m , of crU( | 0 petroleum in a , gooll , Ilauy COU nties and that the line : ! rulls hy the way of Mossy Lake in tbo j nm , thBr „ fl0rtl ' 0n of u , nore coun ty. ' , toll( , the followinK md maUe y , mr in . ! veKtln e„ t in time to get iu on the ground floor- ! A letter received in Jackson todav i f rom a Wesson man. who is an oil expert, ; but who has been a resident of this State for some time, conveys the information that there are traces of crude petroleum in a good many counties. In speaking 0 f the oil indications the letter says: "Indications point strongly to an oil field in the State of Mississippi, begin near Trotters Point on a lino through Coahoma and Tallahatchie counties, near Tutwilpr, thence through Ignore County near Mossy Lake, through a corner of Helmes County, the line ex tending through Yazoo County near Val ley to the middle of Hinds County near Clinton, east, and Raymond; thence through Copiah County to about teu miles west of Wesson; thence to West ern Lincoln and Franklin counties, near Meadville, and diagonally through Wil kinson, crossing into Louisiana near Pinkeyville." The writer of tho letter has made a trip through t he counties named and has made maps and profiles of tho territory, but says that he will not show them to any one at present. The gentleman is endeavoring to interest capital in a proposition to do some prospecting. Mr. W. C. Tayor For City Marshal. Mr. W. C. Taylor announces as a ean didate for City Marshal in this issue of ! The Commonwealth, subject to tho do- : cision of the primary election to ho hold in Greenwood in 190(1. Mr. Taylor is well known to our people, having served on tho police force several months a few years ago, and is now one of Sheriff Garrett's deputies. At the last city election Mr. Taylor made a very credit able race for Marshal. He submits his claims to the peopio and asks a favor able consideration of same at their hands. Franklin Mailing Machins For Sale. The Commonwealth has for sale a Franklin Miiiler in good condition; also full case of 8 point type to go with "Write us for particulars. same. Imported Cigars, Cigarettes, Cigarette books and Smoking tobacco, A com plete line. SCATES'. Ice Cteam, Soda Water, Candies and SCATES'. Cigars, that's all! YELLOW FEVER IN NEW ORLEANS.! Mayor Vardanian Orders City to Be Cleaned Up at Once. On receipt of the news that there were several eases of yellow fever in New Orleans and that tho Mississippi | State lfeard of H '' alth l,a<1 •«larantinod against that city, Mayor Vardanian is sued a proclamation ordering everybody in Greenwood to proceed at once to , * K»°d unitary condition. Tho city carts have been busy since S:ltur,la T hauling off trash and garbage ' : fl " m dilTcr * nt P arU of tho cit * aml " ia ! 'the purpose of the Mayor to see that 1,10 oily is kept clean the balance of the ; ! «»»»»»r. j ThU is an important matter. The . ! early appearance of the fever is danger i UÜH to tho wll0 ^ e Anthem country, and : ; «very precaution should bo used to pro vent its spread. | The State Board of Health announces ! an up their premises and put them ii ! that there is no necessity for getting scared this early, but insists on the ! peopio putting their promises in good j sanitary condition and tho disease will thereby be prevented from spreading. Let all the people of Greenwood ob serve tho order of the Mayor and we ! feel confident our city will continue to ! he healthy and immune from yellow in fyvor. I ! i j ! I j j Mr. L. P. Quinn, of Water Valley, has j leased one of the Ray buildings now in J ! course of construction on Howard street ■ : and will open a general retail hardware j business therein as soon as the same is completed, which will ho about October rat. NEW HARDWARE STORE 10 OPEN. I L P. Quinn Will Open Business In the Ray Building Oct. I. Mr. Quinn is a young man of splendid business qualifications and has had con siderable experience in the hardware line. His stock will he complete and the business will be given his personal attention. The Commonwealth welcomes Mr. Quinn as a citizen and wishes for hi much success from a business stand-1 j I in the Grenada Business College which j c.tn be had at a bargain. It will pay ! anyone desiring to take a first-class i ,, course in book-keeping or stenography j to seo us about this at once. point. Scholarship For Sale. The Commonwealth has a scholarship Scatos' Little Havana's sold on its ] morits. j W. J. DROWNING COMMITS SUICIDE Tuesday Afternoon by Shooting lllm self With a tl Colt's Revolver. i Policeman W. 4. Browning committed suicide hist Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock by shooting Idmsli' in the temple with a II Coifs He entered Mr. K. H. Lockes drug store and re the pharmacist, that lie talking that way. Mr. Ur called up s. 'ulephone (supposed tu be a woman) dttrii.g an interrupted some few minutes he asserted again that '•» was going to kill himself, having his pistol out and cocked; Mr. Kaser re monsl rated with him again and tried to get hi but Browning leveled t ho pistol on him. remarking that if become nearer lu w nrked to Mr. 11. K. Faso vas drunk a kill himself. Mr. Faser was going ti told hii that it was foolish for him to be •ning then * over the Cumberland id m of versât C. taking hit life; to desist frot iId kill him. Policeman Cobbs wa called in and Browning leveled his gun on him, remarking that if he come closer he would have to kill him, which he did not want to do. Mr. Cobbs start od to leave the store to get assist but before he got outside Browning had placed tho pistol to his rigid temple, pulled tho trigger and fell to the floor in an unconscious condition, < to Mr. Browning's wound was dressed by Drs. Bright and Dickins and he lingered along until 0:45 that evening when he breathed his last. Tho 'frightful that no hope was entertained roty. His remains were taken ! Wednesday morning for interment. sons and two daughters, the oldest being nine years, to survive him. Mr. Browning had been a member of the police force in this city for several months and made a very good officer. He had just rooontly resigned his posl tion hero to take effort August 1st to accept a similar position on tho police force at Greonvilte. Wo understand that he had been des pondent for some time and that he had vound so for his rec C.imillton II, leaves tw made two attempts to commit suicide prior to this since locating in Green wood. Greenwood Cemetery Association. We are requested to announce that i meeting of the ladies nl the '• »sidonce of Mrs. H. L. Arnold on there will be Tuesday afternoon, August 1st, at 5 o'clock, for the purpose of organizing the Greenwood Cemetery Association. The object of the proposed organization is to raiso money with which to put a fence around the old cemetery and otherwise improve same. All who have loved ones buried there and ,, s tod in having the cemetery improved are earnestly urged to attend tho above new o inter meeting. Peters Milk Chocolates, irreslstably SCATKS'. delicious. POSSE CAPTURES WILL HARRIS. lO.te ol the Negroes Who Shot Messrs. Allen and Barksdale at Sharkey Harris luken from Deputies <it Rlack Bayou ami Hung. Will Harris, e of tho negroes who shot Messrs. Frank Allen and J. Barks dale l ist week at Sharkey, was captured by a posse from Kharkov and this city it Heatjmmu Monday night and has been carried back to Sumner for trial. Harris hail boot >f his brother-in-law in hiding at the homo the Mayfield plantation, near this city frt day of l ast week up to Sunday last. A posse composed of Sheriff Garrett, Mayor Vardanian, Marshal McBrido, W. C. Taylor. W. J. Browning, W. M. Putoet, vent to the Wed ties and others frot this city Mayfield pi act lb* had left the place and the posse rested his brother-in-law and two oth Monday in larch of Har ris. r negroes and dually persuaded them to divulge the whereabouts of Harris. The negroes were brought to Green ed, where Messrs. T. G. James and others from Sumner joined the posse with the blood-hounds of the State con vict farm. The posse took two of tho negroes and boarded the west-bound evening train for Hoathman. Upon ar riving there Harris boarded The trail for Greenville and promptly cap tured without further trouble. Harris left bis No, lOahotgun at hi« brothpr-ln-law's house and changed his clothing when ho started to Hoathman, whoro his father lives, lie* told tho ne groes at Mayfield that ho would only stay at Heathnmn two days and thon proceed to Greenvillo, thence to Arkan sas, where ho hoped not to be found by the officers. The posse returned from Hoathman with Harris Tuesday morning and ho was placed in jail, Sheriff Garrott placed Harris in charge of Deputy Sher iff W. C. Taylor and Mr. T. G. James, whom ho made a special deputy, and they left on t he north-bouml train with him for Sumner. I poii arriving at Black Bayou, Talla hatchie county, a mob of about one hundred hoaVily armed men held up the train, overpowered tho deputies, took the prisoner away from them and very promptly hung him to a convenient tree. Messrs. Taylor and James wore not per mitted to get off the train. Mr. Taylor went on to Sumner and reported what had happened to tho sheriff of Talla hatchie county and returned home that afternoon. Mr. James got off tho train at Swan Lake and wont to his homo at Hharkoy. It was hoped that after the negro had gotten into tho hands of t ho officers that lie would bo held for trial. It was a foregone conclusion that he would ho lynched if an attempt him back to Tallahatchie county while the peopio were so thoroughly enraged over the crime he had committed. made to take Officer's Clever Work. 1ND1ANOLA, Miss., July 25.-The capture of Will Harris, for tho shooting on Tom James' place at Sliarkoy, was quite a feather in tho cap of Deputy Sheriff Champ Tayloro of I aï flore county. It was known that Harris was in In diauola Saturday night and it was sus pected that he had gone to Heathman, a few miles west of here, where he has relatives. Mr. James was here still on his trail. Deputy Taylor had a negro train en route to Greenwood and this negro knew Harris. Taylor persuaded his prisoner to give a secret sign if Har ris came i n the car. Just beyond Hoathman Harris came in, disguised by new clothing and a shave and haircut that even Mr. Jarnos did not recognize him. As ho passed along the aisle the prisoner gave the sign to Mr. Taylor and at once the deputy's pis tol was at Harris' head, Harris surrendered without trouble, lie was on his way to Greenville where he hoped to cross the Mississippi river into Aarkansas. Mr. Jarnos has been relentless in pur suit of the Harris boys since they shot his managers, Mr. Barksdale and F. K. Allen. tho Choeolateg in any size package on ieo at ScaTEh'. "Can poets soothe you when you pino for bread By winding myrtle 'round your ruin'd shed?" No, but when that shed in ruined by lire, insurance money can go far toward Hootbing you. Prepare to he soothed To-day. P. H. GEORGE. Ice Cream furnished for entortain StATK»'. mente and families.