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Htyg Qlomtmmmmltii ï VOL. X.—NO. 52.—11.50 PER TEAR. GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 28, 1906. J. L. Gillespie, Editor and Publisher. At One-Half Value Every article in Weiler's Bargain Window is marked down to one-half actual value during the entire month of December. Remember, the goods displayed in this win dow are not old stock, shop worn, undersir able or useless. We have more goods than room or money. We want the money and the room. A. WEILER & CO. GREENWOOD, MISS. ! » ' '»♦♦«♦eeeoeoeeseeeeeossoeoseee»eeeeoeeseeee»oeeeeeeee COMBINATION SADDLE AND < » DRIVING HORSES We have for sale at our stables a lot of the best Saddle and Driving Hor^pe ever brought to the Greenwood market, and,respectfully invite all in terested in good stock to call and see them, are prepared to suit the fancy of the most exacting and our prices are right. We J. E. GAYDEN, Agent for Guyton, Harrington & Company. ESTABLISHED 1869. Our Goods Will Pass all .Pure Food Laws SEND US YOUR LIQUOR ORDERS. It will insure you against ADULTERA TION, as our goods are Perf ectly Pure and aged only by Nature. 4 full Quarts "OUR GUARANTEE" for $3.00 Express Prepaid Glenwood, 4-year-old.$2.00 per gall on Kentucky Choice, 6-year-old 2.50 per gallo. n Sovereign Club, 7-year-old 3.00 per gallon Governor Stone, 10-year-old 4.00 per gallon T. I sen berg Liquor Co., GREENVILLE, MISS. < ► SEND FOR COMPLETE PRICB LIST. . . . ' . . * . KING'S PALACE, OLDEST WHISKEY HOUSE IN THE SOUTH. 7 ESTABLISHED 1883. IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC and ~ dCiquors, G. 8. GORMAN, Proprietor. 108-110 Market Street. % 7l/mes JACKSON, TENN. CASCADE—Twelve Quarts $12.00. CASCADE is a genuine, old fashioned hand-made soar mash Tennessee. Whiskey. Its component parte are carefully selected rye, barley and corn. If you want a soft, mellow, 0 IJy old whiskey that will make no headache—and taste like more—try Cascade. 6 Quarts $5.50 ATHERTON 12 Quarts $11 ; ATHERTON is a straight, pare, mellow Old Kentucky key, bottlkd in bond, haQd-mado from selected Jean old. There is nothing on the market better. J Ixpreesohsrge. prepaid on nil whlskle. amounting to fS n gallon and r* V**' W ® ***** ,al1 ,,B * Imported Wines, (Mas and „ SÂÂïïKïï" Md 1 r " p#eMnl1 ' soar mash whla graln, guaranteed nix Brandies, eta. your orders.. O. 8. GORMAN, Jackaon, Tenn. .. . .. 4 Wi DO THE BEST PRINTING THE COMMONWEALTH* GREENWOOD, MISSL ,)i Cypress Lumber COTTON HOUSE LUMBER 7.50 PER THOUSAND FEET. No. 1 Cypress Boxing, for plantation houses, $12.50 No. 2 Cypress Boxing, for plantation houses, $10.00 Framing, all sizes and lengths, $10.00 and $12.50 1x4 Battens and Sheeting, 200,000 Plastering Lath. Large Stock. All Orders Promptly Filled. J. W. THOMPSON LUMBER COMPANY Successors to Schuh-Miller Lbr. Co. BERCLAIR, MISS. S. R. KEESLER P. A. MALONE MALONE & KEESLER COTTON FACTORS Greenwood, Miss . 1 -.4 ! Liberal Advances Made on Consignments » ♦ ♦♦ ♦ ♦♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ «« «♦♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦♦s W. J. GAYDEN G. P. ELLIOTT. ELLIOTT & GAYDEN * COTTON FACTORS. LIBERAL ADVANCES MADE ON CONSIGNMENTS. Alexander Cedes <& Co, Cotton buyers. SQen. S. Jifumphreys, $ r -. jCocal !/iopraa,ntative. Sreanwooct, 'fffitsiisippi. 4 r. •C K » % *1 f Her©'» tho Chew to Chew" "Star *' holds the record for quality, sales and value-, Tn the forty vcar * ®>nce it was first introduced no othc? chew has been a ^ t0 «^ai ' n satisfaction, economy " is the standard chew. and popularity—"Si.' r STÄR PLUG CHEWING TOBACCO It's every man's treat to his best fri-nd—no other chew is good enough. Som oth r kinds seem to cost less but a "Star" chew lasts so much longer and given so much more satisfaction that it always proves most economical. "Star" lasts twice as long as "cheap" chews. Full weight 16 oz. plugs of "Star" are honest value and contain only the choicest, ripest, sweetest leaL "Star" sales equal those of any five other kinds. ISO,000,000 loc. pieceI told annually In All Stores CITY MEAT MARKET W. C. ESTES, Proprietor. ALL KINDS OP Kansas City and Native Meats Prompt Delivery Guaranteed Highest Cash Prices Paid for Hides, Furs and Wool 306 Main Street Cumb. Phone 327 ...n i t CHRISTMAS TREE AT ELKS HOME. The Elks Do The Handsome Thins Mon day Evening. A royal Christmas troo was given for the poor children of Greenwood and vi oinlty at the Elks Home, last Monday ovening, by the members of that splen did fraternal order. The presents wore numerous, beauti ful and appropriate -the most expen sive ones being given to the poorest children. A large number of children wore pros ont, as well as grown people, and the af fair was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The Elks deserve the generous praise being bestowed upon them for giving the children this splondid evening's en tertainment of good cheer and genuine happiness. Some Wonderful "Bugle" Hounds! Speaking of dogs, there Is a pack of little "bugle'' hounds owned by Dr. Dave Humphreys that must not be overlooked. Those dogs sre good for hunting the fox, deer, cats and coons, but their specialty is catching rabbita, and this they do to perfection. There are 28 of theso "bu glo" hounds and they are very fast and give a great deal of mouth. In faot, they run so fast and bark so loud and long that old "cotton-tail" can hear "bogle" hounds in front of him, behind him, above and below him, and he thinks there are ten thousand "bugle" hounds after him, so be usually runs against a tree and commits sulcido I Tho Doctor says when these dogs are in full cry after a rabbit, coming toward him, ho can sec the dogs before ho can hear their voices, as their speed is faster than the sound, and that they are the only dogs in the world capable of outrunning their own bark ! Those dogs sro groat jump ers, too. One of them, tho Doctor calls "Puck," met a big deer while running at full speed, and 4he Doctor says the deer jumped twenty-one feet high and 'Puck' jumped a little higher than the deer. The only thing that keeps this dog from jumping out of his skin is because he is hide-bound. These dogs arc very intel ligent and can distinguish tho Doctor's different friends, and seems to know tho kind of chase they like best, as they al ways run oats for Doctor ßrister, fox for General Keesler, and when Mr. Walker Bell goes they know that it means meat in the pot and thoy will not run any thing exeept a 'possum or a deer. You would naturally supi>ose that when the Doctor carried all his hunting friends to the Club House theso dogs would be confused not know what kind of ani mal to hunt—bnt not so with the 'bugle' bounds 1 Thoy are always equal to the occasion, and will split up the pack and run everything in the woods from a ground-squirrel to a Jersey oow—so everybody will be pleased ! Dr. Hum phreys discovered tho "bugle" hound in 1899, and we learn that since that time this pack of dogs have caught on an average of 28 rabbits each day, making In all «1.220 rabbits caught in North Greenwood a place noted for having a great many rabbits, "bugle" hounds and children ! Wllliamson-Silnson. Married, at the residence of M r. and Mrs. O. L. Dillon, 021 Hernando Streot, Memphis, Tenn., on Thnraday evening, December 20, 1000, Mra. Amanda Dillon Williamson and Mr. William Arthur Stlnaon, both of Greenwood. We join Mr.and Mrs, Stinson's many friend* in extending congratulation* and best wishes for » long, happy and prosperous married life. Mr. and Mrs. Stinson are now "at home," 625 Main Street, this city. Approaching Nuptials. Mrs. Elizabeth Scales Pillow has is sued Invitation* to the approaching marriage of her charming daughter, Mis* Mary Irving pillow, to Mr. Kloyd Lawson Bestes, of Waynesboro, Ga. This happy event will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 2, 1907, at 4:80 o'clock, at the First Pres byterian church in Greenwood. The Commonwealth eitouda congratulations in ad vance. A Rare Christmas Treat. Mr. snd Mrs. W. I. Carr have the thanks of The Commonwealth household for a rare Christina* treat in the shape of a choice lot of "home-made" pork sausage as good ta we have ever tasted anywhere. Mr. Carr raised two pigs on his construction train, on the Delta Southern, this year. They were nine month* old when slaughtered and weigh ed 277 pound* each. Christmas Chitterlings. Oreen Reynolds, one of the beat col ored men in the vicinity of Bidon, brought ye editor n lot of the finest "chitterlings" of the seasoo last Satur day, Green always remembers ns every Christmas, or at "hog-killing time," and we hope hie shadow may never grow Reduced Telephone Rates. Beginning January 1,1907, the Yazoo Valley Telephone Company's rates for residence* will bo reduced from $J25 to 7# cents per month. Tble Company gives good service, and this liberal re .. . , t wltMa moh THE WEDDING AND CHRISTMAS TREE. Greenwood Furniture Company Center of Attraction Monday Afternoon. The Greenwood Furniture Co's store was tho conter of attraction last Mon day afternoon. At one o'clock the event t hat attract- i od a great orowd of people was the mar-1 rlageof Mr. Chas. K. Chenoweth and j Miss Bessie Sue McNamar, of Grenada, I the ceremony lieing performed by Rev. I J. R. Hughes in tho large shew window 1 of the store. Tho Company gave the bride and groom a 8100.00 set of furni- i tnro for being marrted in it« show win dow, besides paying their expenses and : buying the license for them. This Is an established custom of tho Greenwood Furniture Co., and Is proving to be one of the best advertisements the firm has j over devisod. Three o'clock was the hour sot apart at this popular storo for tho Christmas tree given complimentary to tho child ren of Greenwood and violnltv. The tree was artistically arranged and con tained appropriate presents for of the vast assemblage of children pres ent. It was, indeed, a happy throng of little ones, ami they were a unit In praising Manager N. H. Wright fur pro viding them such a rare entertainment and having distributed among thorn so many pretty presents. The Commonwealth congratulates tho linn upon the success attending both tho woddlng and tho Christmas tree. oh "Ring Oui The Old, King In The New" A Watch Night Service will bo held At the Methodist church on tho night of December 31st. The service will begin at 8 o'clock At 0:30 and conclude at midnight, there will be an intermission of au hour, with social recreation and light refresh ments. From 10:30 to 11:30 there will bo an old-faultionod f/)VK Kkaht. At midnight we will clnno on our kneou, with a Consecration Service. The entire church will bo eemfortablo regardless of weather conditions, Everybody is invited. J. C. PARK, Pastor. a NOTICE! Commencing next TUESDAY, 1ST, 1907, our Stoic will close at OiBO I*. M. every evening, oxcopt Saturdays, through the entire year year up to Nov. 1st, 11107. This is being done by all the leading stores Why not in JANUARY in tho best towns and cities. Greenwood ? P. L. DeLoach Co. M The Woman's Store. >« K'*U I - ft X 4 1 1/,j BAKING POWDER 4 / i I l> iT It pleases the housewife j because ft never varies. [ One heaping teaspoonful J perfectly leavens a quart J of flour, and, being pure, / protects health. ; Through its saving, I quite a substantial sum j _ may be ac- / ^PY cumulated. I Merchants appreciate H I - L O because its strength never varies, and it pleases his par ticular customers. The tin cans In which it Is packed are moist-proof, per mitting large purchases without sacrificing the life of the powder. Sold at an honest price —a dime a pound. If At your grocer's telmMi M*| tntm csepMi, kmnh^TS. ' > Q l k\ s CONFORMS WITH ALM& k PURE FOOD LAWS 1| 1 STATE and NATti a 4 I DESTRUCTIVE BLAZE CHRISTMAS MORNING. Hut Water tank I xplodes and Serious ly Hurts Gus Aron. A destructive (ire occurred on South street at about 7 o'eloek Christinas i Mail vhioh two cottagos wore burned and several persons n trrowly es oaped losing their lives, j The cottages destroyed wore tjie morning, I property of Dr. C. X. I). Campbell the I 'ire originating in the one occupied by 1 Mr. K. C. Estes and family. Tho other was not <yuite completed and unoccu i pied. 11 seems that Mr. Kstcs' little child's : Roman candles, caught tire and before assistance could reach it the room was almost in a mass of flames, and tho ohlld was rescued j barely in time to savo its lifo. The (fro department reached the quickly as possible and begun work to get tho Humes under control and prevent tho adjacent housos from catching. While engaged in this work the hot water tank attached to the tiro-crackers, etc., scci kitchou Hin^o exploded with terrifie force, Bcatloring pieces of wood, etc., in every direction, knocking people right and loft and causing a general stampede for a few minutes. Mr. Uuh Aron was struck by a piece of timber, breaking hin collar bone aud otherwise injuring him, and for a short while it was thought his injuries would prove fatal. However, he was soon con veyed on a cot to the homo of his par ents, ami physicians, is getting along as well aa could ho expected, considering the sor of his injuries. His maujr -itil the skillful care of his iousnoe friends wish for him a speedy reoovery. Richard Bolton, John Crawley, Chief Dauphine and others received slight In juries from tho explosion, but neither was disabled as a result. As soon as possible after the explosioo the firemen had the hose at work again and prevented the spread of the flro. Dr. Campbell had 11600 insurance on the two cottages, aud his loss was about ♦3000, Home of Mr. Ifistes' household goods wore saved, but Ids loss was consider able.