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/ / y THE COMMONWEALTH. VOL. IX. NO. 31. GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1905. if 1.50 THE YEAR. AS TO MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP. The Jackson News Offers Some Good Suggestions. The papors of Greenville and West Point are complaining about their mu nicipal plants not paying expenses. It is claimed that the machinery of the plants needs replacing with new, and that there is no money to do this unless the taxpayers go down in their pocket and provide the wherewithal. The Greenwood Commonwealth, in comment ing on this state of afiairs in these two cities, says: "The people are getting tired of the increase in taxes brought about by the city ownership of these public utilities. The truth about the matter is that it Is a serious mistake for small cities and towns to undertake to own and operate light and water plants. While our light and water plant is in the hands of three of our best citizens and business men, we doubt whether it will ever prove a paying investment or not. There is one thing certain, it will never pay expenses if the rates are ever reduced from the present high standard, which was prom ised the people when they voted for the purchase of it". All this is highly interesting at this time. A good many people regard mu nicipal ownership as a dream. Muniolpal ownership all depends on the way that the plants ander municipal control are run. In a good many towns the busi ness of the municipality is transacted in a loose and unsatisfactory way. The city in running a plant of any sort should do the same sort of financiering that a private owner would do. A pri vate owner would figure on the plant deteriorating and would provide out of the earnings a sum each year with which to keep the plant up. The wear and tear on a plant, if it is well handled, should not exceed five per cent, and if it is managed with especial care, it should be nearer three than five. This means that five per cent of the earnings of the plant should be put back in it to keep it up to standard. Of course, where a plant is ran year in and year ont and only a little patching done on it to keep it going, it is going to collapse all at once and when repairs are paid virtually a new plant will have to be built. A good many towns Beem to be under the impression that when they install a wa ter plant or an electric light plant, that it is going to be run forever, and conse quently when the plant gets on the verge of breaking down for lack of systematic attention, there is a howl. No plant can run without attention to the wear and tear, which some people figure as high as ten per cent per year, but with good attention It will not rnn this high. The fact that municipal ownership in some cities has not been a success does not prove that it is a failure all over the country. Private ownership with the management that obtains in municipal ownership, for the most part, would meet with failure, but private owners study their business and provide for every contingency. If a little more sound bus iness judgment was put in municipal ownership there would not be so many failures recorded.—Jackson News. W 8. F, F. no HAVE TIMES CHANGED? Well do we remember two years ago the stir and eloquent appeals made for white supremacy. Well do we remember how loud and lusty the shouts made by many of our young men throughout the country. The hobby of negro equality spread consternation and wild fury. But many of these young men are in no wise responsible for later develop ments. The record of the Mayor's court at North Carrollton on last Monday made a disclosure that white men should blush at. White men and negroes were arraigned before his Honor, Mayor McBride for gambling on terms of equality —in the same place—in the same game—some of the white men could not find lan guage strong enough to use against negro equality at that time. Yet now they are caught in the act and punished for such close equality. Have they forgotten the high key note of their song? Or do they flat ter themselves that other people for got? Allot the 8houters for white supremacy were not so extreme, nor are the many encouraging the prac tice of a few. It is a pity indeed that any white man cannot overcome a weakness for gaming, and abstain from playing with a negro. The Mayor gave the guilty ones the penalty of the law, and we hope that there may not be any more of it.—Carrollton Conser vative. CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS. Petition for Gas Plant Franchise Re jected. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen convened Tuesday, August 1st, in regu lar session. Present: W. 8. Vardanian, mayor; H. H. Micks, clerk; D. C. Peteet, K. K. McShane, Vf. I*. Allison, W. T. Log gins, aide-men; K. L. Mounger, attorney; C. L. McBride, marshal; R. L. Sims, treasurer. Petition of B. Lender et als for fifty years franchise for a gas plant in Green wood was rejected. The report of City Board of Health, recommending certain sanitary meas ures, was received and filed, and that said recommendations be enforcod. Bond of G. R Mahoney, contractor for city prisoners, for $2000, with G. A. and Calhoon Wilson as sureties, was ap proved. Report of Mayor, showing fl, 123.45 fines and costs collected, (I308.R0 collect ed from contractor, and $351.30 cases appealed, for months of May and Jane, was received and approved. Accounts Allowed: It Is a City Officers, salaries Gwood Transfer Co., account Barrett & Son, -lumber The Enterprise, printing The Commonwealth, printing The Commonwealth, (Blrdsall) Barrow & Price, mdse W M. Webster, coal 8. L. Raines, mdse Stein Gro. Co., mdse $ 560 00 102 83 3« 07 81 00 113 95 08 25 1 05 115 25 1 00 22 20 F, A. Pearce, concrete crossings 1837 45 F. M. Southworth, hay for mules 75 00 W. 8. Vardaman, pay-roll, etc., 008 50 On motion, Board adjourned until Au gust 2d. Dr. Henderson and Mr. King, who work under mo in the banking depart ment, assure me that they still have some money left for loan; in my depart ment there are all kinds of insurance left. Call To-day and get your share. P. 8. GEORGE. Cross Tie Timber for Sale. 1 have 400 acres of fine tie timber for sale in the Delta 3 miles Sonth East of Ixiffore. Any one interested, address me at Forest, Miss. 7-14-3mos. Jekk Kent. "Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe is that portentous phrase, 1 told you so". Be prepared for the fire and no man cab say it to yon. To-day is tho time and 1 am the man to write your in surance. P. 8. GEORGE. NOTIGE OF DISSOLUTION. The firm of Gleason & Barnwell is this day dissolved by mutual consent. GLEASON & BARNWELL. Greenwood, Miss., July 15, 1905. Referring to the above dissolution notice, the undersigned will continue the business at the old stand on How ard street. BARNWELL BROS. MEMPHIS BUSINESS COLLEGE Founded by T. A. Leddin, foun der of Leddin Business College, 1864 GRENADA BUSINESS COLLEGE Grenada, Miss. Founded by J. T. Thomas, I9ÜO r s J. T. THOMAS, Principal both Schools. The above schools have placed much • time aud money to make them the very best in the South, and their success can best he known when the outside world knows the past. The Memphis Business College has, with in the past twenty years, placed more than two thousand graduates in fine positions, and the Grenada Business College, within the past five years, has placed five hundred in good positions. The Memphis Business College was founded by T. A. Leddin, of Ireland. He came to Memphis in the year 1804 and opened a business college, which perpetuates his name. The Grenada Business College was opened in 1900, and it stands a synonym to hundreds who have received training under her tutorship. The two schools are owned and operated by one of the best school men in the Month, J'rof. J. T. Thomas. He is the young man's and the young woman's friend, the guarding Angel, and if you place yourself under his influential corps of instructors, suc cess will ever crown you. From now until August the 15th, these two schools will offer opportunities unexcel led. Their terms are one-half cash, and bal ance note, payable after positions have been secured. His counsel is like For information address either place. SENSATIONALISTS READ AND HEED.; Circulators of false Reports Subject to Fine. The attention of sensationalists who are reporting false statements about ed the existence of yollow fever at differ-i ec* towns in this state, is invited to the following section from Chapter 78, Acts J 1898: "Sec. 5. Any person or persons wffio j shall disseminate or spread rumors or reports concerning the existence of yel- as low fever, cholera, dengue, small-pox or j other virulent epidemic contagions dis- ; eases in any part of this state, shall 1 be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon of conviction thereof, shall bo punished as now provided by law for misdemeanor^." Application For Franchise Rejected. | Tho Mover „„a „f I Tho Mayor and Board of Aldermpn J have rejected the application of B. Lem- his 1er et als for a franchise to put in a gas Diant in Greenwood There are nmsv realns whv weha! a IZ Id : at reasons why we should have aflrst-clais | f8P( gas plant here, and we think the Coup- the oil made a mistake in rejecting the ap- ed plication for a franchise. We under , j .. mi i °* stand tho application will be made < again at the next regular meeting of the day Council and the Commonwealth wijl have more fcn sav ahnnt the matter in fut iss * ** tteB * Freight Train Ditched. north ol Greenwood last Tuesday morn- ; ing. Six box cars wore ditched, caused by j a loose rail. The north-bound 10:10 pas senger train was detained here eight or j of nine hours on account of the wreck, and j the south-bound passenger was also de- ; layed a few hours. | the j for j has money to loan at 8 per cent, on easy j a,on payments. Now is your chance to build ; vnnr own home >our own Home. A freight train was wrecked one mile The Leflore Building & Loan Ass'n : Apply to Lomax & Tyson, or to P. W. PARSONS, See'y, 121 Howard St. I Franklin Mailing Machine For Sale. The Commonwealth has for sale a Franklin Mailer in good condition; also full case of 8 point typo to go with same. Write us for particulars. I and one Loot. One Eagle's watch charm. Initials "W. J. W." Return to this office and be rewarded. CHAMBERLAIN-HUNT ACADEMY PORT GIBSON, MISSISSIPPI MAGNIFICENT new brick buildings,. the most complete in the South 1 ,, for a Boys' Boarding School. Ninety j a " rooms. Steam heat. Electric lights, j Sanitary plumbing. Campus fifty acres, i ly Healthful location in "hill country." j Superior discipline. Home influences. Thorough instruction. Military train- \ iog. Number limited. Certificate ad- just mits to Universities. For catalogue, ! flee. address W. C. GUTHRIE, Principal. ' of HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDER-STORM. Visits Greenwood and Vicinity Monday Night. A heavy rain and thunder-storm visit ed Greenwood and vicinity last Mon day night. The elsps of thunder were simply ter rilic, the lightning display beautiful and j J the rain foil in torrents for about one ! : j hour, Our people wore uneasy for a while, as it looked very much like wo wore in j tho dutches of a medium-sized cyclone ; for a short time. 1 There must have boon about six inches of rainfall, • Warner-ltarris. Miss Minnie Margaret Warner of Hay ton, Iowa, and Edgar Garrard Harris of ... Greenwood, Miss., were married yostcr jay morning by the Rev. H. P. Hurt at his residence, 1504 Monroe extended, its Miss Warner arrived from her Western ; , home yesterday morning and was mot „ at the train by Mr. Harris. After break- (1 f8P( lf tho (j/ y080 tllo TOU()U , drovo to the residence of the minister accoinpani- |y ed by P. L. DeLoach. Both Mr. He ^ and the Rev. Mr. Hurt are natives . °* kpogid 8 home county and both I lon * , ifo friend „ ()f h , g . % uring th J day nutneroUH friends of the young couple 80 called at the Gayoso to extend eongratu étions. Mr. Harris also received a num * ,er con S ra ^^ a Lory telegrams from } P friends and follow newspaper men in Mississippi, who learned of the wedding I from the announcement in yesterday's \ News-Scimitar. Mr. and Mrs. Harris will leave f ( , r ! Greenwood this evening. M e m p h 1 s the Nows-Scimitar, July 31st. Mr. Harris is editor of Tho Kntorpriso 1 of this city, and we join many friends in j congratulating him upon hi* happy mar- j riago. The Commonwealth welcomes the fair bride to Greenwood, and wishes ; it for tho newly-married couple a full real- j ization of their highest expectations ! a,on 8 tho journey of life. , ! Kossman-Benjamin. I will ! by Married, in Memphis, Sunday, July 30, 1905, Mr. U. Kossman and Miss Julia Benjamin. Mr. Kossman is ono of Greenwood's ' clever and enterprising business mon, j and his many friends join os in congrat- j ulating him upon his happy marriage to We one of Memphis' charming daughters. ; Mr. and Mrs. Kossman arrived from Memphis Tuesday afternoon and will j make this city their future home. Tho American Express Co's office ] hours are 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. Closed on j Sundays. i j in ! can ! to Ermano Brunner. _Agent. WOOD! WOOD! The rtroska Transfer Line will handle ,, ... , , u . , T ,. . , a " kin<U of 8tove and F .re Wood in fu ture,and will All orders for same promyt ly and at reasonable prices. Cumb. Phone No. 146. 7-21-8mo. - Big lot new commercial stationery just received at The Commonwealth of flee. Send us your orders for all kinds of printing. the mo WHOLESALE HOUSES CONSOLIDATE. The Greenwood Grocery Co. and the (loyer Produce Co. Tho Greenwood Grocery Company and The Gayer Produce Company, of this the business will be continued under j the name of The Greenwood Grocery ! Company. : city, were consolidated last Tuesday, and • The stockholders Bank on Tuesday afternoon and re organized by electing the following offi cers and directors: et at tho Delta President, Geo. A. Wilson. Vice-President, Jno, It, Pepper. Don. Manager, J. i). Duncan. See'y and Trou., E. M. Purcell. ... "Iminid layler. The consolidated company will have its main office and salesrooms in the ; , )uil(|i heretofore occupied bv The „ „ , 1 (1 »ï«r Produce Co., near tho Y. * M. V. depot, and will use the building formor |y occupied by the Greenwood Groce, .. „„ tho 8outhori ' do P ot - " * ware - noU8 °* Messrs. Jno. P. Motts and Van Korgu 80 n will be tho traveling représenta P a,, y» which is a guarantee that tho in torests of the house will bo well looked after, Directors: Q, A. Wilson, Jno. It. Popper, J. 1). Duncan, LC. M. Purcell, >-y tives of Tho Greenwood Grocery C The officers and directors of Tho Greenwood Grocery Co. are among tho the most successful and callable binn ness men in tho South, and have ample capital with which to conduct an im lnenao business. Tho Commonwealth extends its liest wishes to the now firm ami predicts for it an unprecedented era of prosperity, Cheap Excursion Fourisl Rates. Toa „ polnts Nor(hi Kast and Wost . Good lor return passage until Oct. 31st. . Those contemplating leaving tho city will bo furnished information cheerfully by calling up J. L. POWERS, Ticket Agent V. & M. V. R. It. WHY PAY RENT ? Let your rent pay for your home, We w III (ell you how and help you to dolt. LEFLORt BUILDING & LOAN ASS'N, P. W. PARSONS, Sec y, 121 Howard St. Scholarship For Sale. The Commonwealth has a scholarship in the Grenada Business College which can be had at a bargain. It will pay anyone desiring to take a first-class course in book-keeping or stenography to sec us about this at once. "Toil is the fate of all and blttor woe the fate of many" but not of those who protect themselves and the fruits of their toil with adequate insurance. See mo To -pay and rest easy to-night. P. S. GEORGE. QUARANTINED. the the City Council Adopts Quarantine Against All Infected Points. and The Mayor aud Boa is 1 of Aide held a special meeting on July tilth i adopted quarantine against all yellow fever infected points. Drs. I), s. Humphreys. H. L. Brister. W, 11. Dick Ins, J. W. Dub W. T. Mathews, T. G. Hughes. C. N. I>. Campbell, W. A. Burkhaltor ami T J. Carr were elected as City Board of Health. Hr. 8. L, Brister was elected president, Hr. W. T. Mathews vice-president, and Hr. \V, It. Dicklna secretary. The City Board of Health i carefully after on id sy, i. B, Bright,, re otnbci of the looking the best interests of V. - It. d, and should hearty co-operation of everybody in its efforts to prevent tho yellow fever from gaining admission to our limits. The ordinances adopted by t he Mayor and Hoard of Aldermen at the special meeting above mentioned are published in this Issue of The Commonwealth. Head thorn and govern yourselves ac cordingly. the receive >-y BASE BALL. Greenwood Wins Three Games from The Nashville Americans. . Greenwood took throe straight from Nashville last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. She was strengthened by Joli 1 boys of Winona, Baxter Sparks of Oxford, and Willot of Carrollton. The first game was uninteresting and devoid of any features excepting the pitching of Sparks. The second ga interesting. The Jelil Hoys wore the battery for Greenwood andHidnoy Jelil's batting with Johl's pitching won tho game for Greenwood. The third was a spicy game and was won by tho score of 8 to 8. Sam Coleman started off on the twirling and retired in the fourth. Throe runs were made by Nashville in those innings due to tho loose support given Coleman. Not an earned run was made off of his delivery. Greenwood braced up when Sparks went in tho box and cinched the game by nice hitting. Who is it that said Green wood couldn't win a game? vas more Tho second nine played two games at Carrollton last week, losing one and tic ing the other. They were up against a large team-and did well to tie Several ladies earne over from Green wood to cheer the city team in the base ball game, and their presence, smiles and obeers encouraged tho gallant boys greatly. Oh the wonderful power of a woman's smile and words of praise. Hew soon the youth shows appreciation, and how they encourage him to do and dare! Come again boys, some of Car rollton's girls smile charmingly, too. Conservative. Chamberlain Trotter and Arthur Mil ler, of Winona saw tho Greenwood-Nasn villo game Thuriffay. Baxter Sparks come over from Gre nada Thursday to pitch for the locals against the Nashville Americans. Will Be Transferred lo Memphis. Mr. W. J. Whaley, who has been Dis trict Manager for The Standard Trust Co., at Mobile, for several months, will Ist transferred to Memphis on the 15th lust. Ho will be in charge of the Memphis of fice with branch offices at Nashville, Chattanooga, Little Hock and In Ken tucky. This is a much better District than the one at Mobile, end wo congrat ulate Mr. Whaley upon his promotion. Mr. Whaley is now at home for a short rest. University Training School, Oxford, Mississippi. Excellent buildings. Wanted lOOstu fforit«. Located at Oxford, Miss. Liml tod so a» to be able to stimulate, arouse, and in every way give personal attention. Personality behind thotxmks so as to make a well-trained, practical, symetrical character out of tho boy is our motto. Discipline firm. Oxford is one of tho most hoalthful towns In tho State. Safe place and first-class advan tages, physical, mental and moral. Ap ply for catalogne to J. M. Wyatt, Ox ford. Miss. J. II. Preston, J. M. Wyatt and J. C. Morrison, owners and mana gers. "Can poets soothe you when you pine for bread By winding myrtle round your ruin'd shod?" No, but when that shed is ruined by fire, insurance money can go far toward soothing you. Prepare to be soothed To-day. P. 8. GEORGE.