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J. L. GILLESPIE, Editor. A ROUND THE TOWN Gathered In the Round (*>. The Commonwealth does the best dass of Printing. 1 1 Circuit court next Mouday. Mr. H. M. Weber was over from Itta ; Bens Monday. Mr. K. K. Myrick, of Berclair the city Tuesday. , ivas in Mr. T. M. Kirby was down from Leflore Saturday. ' [ Mr. I' W. Baird was >vcr frof Loring Wednesday. \ / Voit Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hitt»,, Sunday in Clarksdale. it Nice, large, clean photographs at Mrs. Spurrier's for $2.00 per dozen. , Mr. B. T. Sayre, of Minier was here on business yesterday. President C. Dunn, of the Bank of Itta Bena, was in the city Tuestay. Miss Bettie Casey has rt'ti, rnef i f PO m a visit to Sardis relatives v a( j friends. Mrs. Dr. W. M. Burr, of Helena. Ark., is visiting Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Aldridge. Marshol T. H. Holmes, oi y ebb, visit ed his family hero Wednesday and Thur sday. • Messrs. D. S. Junes and W. wore do'..n from Tuesday. Jï. Ditto Hifjilnndwle last Send Dahmer Bros, your orders for Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets and all kinds of Garden Seeds. - -l Nothing to hart Mrs. Spurrier's repu tation in those photos at $2.00 per doz. Messrs. 8. F. Jones and Jno M. Murrin of Kaee Track, were in the city the first of the week. A hint to the thirsty is sufficient. BKOWN & WORD'S FOUNT. "Nothing but the liest." 1 Messrs. E. E. Kersh and hos. Lucas, of near Bhellmound, were in f.he city the first of the week. Mr. T. C. Garrott has the thanks of ye editor and family for a nice lot of the finest sausage ever made. Mr. J. R. Prophet was in th' city Wed nesday. Ho recently sold his interests at Sheppardtown and moved to Sidon. Mr. Firman Smith, of Nashville, is here for a few weeks, looking after his farming and saw-mill interests near this city. Messrs. H. H. Nabors, W. A- Swift and Floyd A. Steven, of Swift, were in the city on business the latter par; ' last week. M. and Mrs. A. W. Nowsoo. of Hunts ville, Ala, will arrive her« to,c a visit of several days to Mr. and Mi L. Ray. fo .rrn 11 On account of the g'eat ru«h of job printing wo have been compelled to leave out a lot of personal t « nfcion this week. Mrs. Sam Este« and children leave Sunday next for ' olorado Kprings, Colo., where she will join her husband and re main until next fall. Turkey, chicken and ham sandwiches. BROWN & WORD'S FOUNT. "Nothiug hnt tbî best." Mrs. Hattie E. Daniels, the efficient manager of the branch offloct of :be West ern Union iu The Edward-, U-i i tais after noon for Greenwood, where ishe wilt ac cept the management of thle lotal lliee of tho Western Union at tlhat point.— Jackson News. ' ^ A POSITIVE CURE Î EOR INDIGESTION If you have indigestion, you r food ferments in the stomach and bowels. It does more: it decays, and the n'utritious matter which should go to rrnke new blood decays with it, and this lead an impoverished condition of tbs b to nervousness, billiousnees, Constipa tior.sick headache, bad bnatjh which disgusts your friends, end other dis agreeable snd nnpleasant omdiltions. And all this trouble is oansed by the food that doesn't digest, hot florae and if times ruts In the stomaeh. | ' And fermentation I« caused (by 1 fhe stomach not being strong enoujgh sud energetic enough to thoroughly J«It the food with the digestive Judices, MLO-NAis responsible to • hens of thousand« of eures. In fact, it ils such » positive eats for indigeetioa and all stomaeh troubles that it is guaranteed V 8. L. Baines to cure o' money back. The prim of a large box of Mt-i-aa tab lets Io M sente, and they are fare to promptly relieve the wont earn of indi cation or gaatrltls. Try them. s to lond. Dt8 UVAMBI nmm\ CURES CATARRH, BmdÉkÇW.Çpmk (M J, I Humor ma Philosophy PERT PARAGRAPHS. A man finds very cold comfort to being In hot water all the time. The critical moment la the one that cornea about 2 a. m. when yoer wife ttta her eye on you. II. to a der was c If It ever be comes fashiona ble to be com fortable snd ess; probably the mll lentnrn will be peeping over the horizon. T SOM|T„r*G>ÏH77 •»t All CAM net J Itta ; in It Is only too —j frequently quite hard to tell the truth—from the fascinating fic tion that It Is ! traveling with. Give Uncle John a silk muffler. Silk mufflers are so serviceable, and nobody elae may think of It. lie probably doesn't wear them, but they are so nice to have. [ it When a man Is obviously taxing his brain to say nice things about you look out that be lan't soon engaged In taxing your pocket. was The man who takes things easy Is equally prone to let 'em Bilde. Keep your temper, If you don't it is certain to give you away. m When a woman has been insulting io a man she will never forgive him until he has apologized for it. As ft man can't spend his money and have it, too, there nre Borne who have adopted the expedient of spending somebody else's. inch and plete Blessed are tire meek, for they are never expected to rise to the occasion. for ♦f I'd an Idas. If I'd an Idea I know what I'd do; I'd earnestly labor It go through. I'd »it up for hours And nurse it with car« To cause It to ripen. Mature and grow fair. To and «OW. IS tmisL WATWia. SUN, ) or HILO - / C H j A Loan less T y. 5 ? ris at 7* is I'd never, Parmlt It to b« Exposed to the chill of Austere enmity. If I'd an idea Quite safe from abus*— I have no idea, So what is the us«T , never. one Bitch, collar will her Starting Right, Good resolutions? Let me think. Of course to start I'll cut out drink— At every In vitation pasB And farewell bid ^The friendly glass. Old pipe, my eolac* And delight, Your ancient bowl No more I'll light. The fat cigar No more will grace The classic outlines Of my face. has The bodily the A kept tion, snd liver. The truth no more Will I disguise. I mustn't even Tell white lies, But always stick To the exact And more or lese Annoying fact. I'll be so good You'd never place Yours truly as The same old case. Puffed up a bit. I'll walk about And watch my wings 8erenely sprout. Life our —^ It and and life liver, more It oi St. ia tout Sitte 8t. drr tail! It Litten, Bottle Quite Immediately, "Who was It that said, 'Oh, this it so sudden?"' "I believe It was the young lady when her steady proposed after ten years of unproductive courtship." "Oh, I thought it was some one else." "Who did you think It was?" "The fellow who fell off the water wagon the second day." In a Claes by Himself. "Tes, Jones is n model man." "Doesn't smoke or drink or do any thing pf that sort?" "Not a thing." "How lonely he must be on New Tear's day." A Real Substitute. "After all, the weather comes in handy as a subject for conversation." "Tes, unless yon happen to moot a man who owns n safety raior." Tempting prices on tempi* big goods at Bernstein's dean Up Sale. ___ ^ Estrayel From Berohlr, Miss., on December 18, 1908, one Black Marc, 4 years oM and It bands high. Also oue Dark Iron Gray Horse Mole, 7 years old sod abort Ml hands high. A reword of fit will be prtd lor iaformrtkm leading to the re P*tftti«dvstref.M* W.W.SttW,«, I ■ Simlnti Hkm T TWO OF A KM." Indignant Leader—Tour boy just threw a stone at me and barely missed me! Mr. Brown—Yon si y he missed I you? Indignant Citizen—That's what I understood myself to remark. Mr. Brown—Then it wasn't my boy.—Kansas City Journal This reminds us of an incident 'hat occurred during the march through snow and slush of John son's army from Manassas to rein force Magruder at Yorktown. The orders in camp and on march were absolute against the discharge of! 1 * firearms. In bivouac on the road side one night—with camp fires prohibited—we were at Qen.W II. C. Whiting's headquarters, when Col. Pender of the 6th North Oar 1 olina regiment came in very excited, to report the shooting of a pig "by a member of the 11th Mississippi regiment." "How do you know it was an ! 1th Mississippian?" asked the comman der of the old Third Brigade. "Why, General. 1 heard it squeal," was the reply. "You must be mistaken," was the rejoinder. "When an 11th Missis sippian shoots a pig it nevur squeals."—Aberdeen Examiner. ! A Great Clean-Up Sale of Men and Boys' Suits, Over? coats and Furnishings at BERNSTEIN'S. For Sale Cheap. * One Enterprise Portable 12000 daily capacity SAW MILL CAB, Carriage, 00 inch Saw and Rail; also 5 Log Wagons and 10 Mules. Address, K. K. MESSENGER, Cude, Miss j I j I Dahmer Bros, have received a com- j plete line of Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets! i j to k and ail kinds of Garden Se"d. Phone Mrs. Spurrier about your view work. Cheap as the cheapest and prompt attention. For Sale. A small block of Leflore Building and j Loan Association stock ; at book value,, less five per cent. Address "A B C," care Commonwealth. ! I 5 yoke of Oxen and one Log Wagon, j Apply to For Sale. D. C. PBTEET & BRO., Greenwood, Miss. Seed Potatoes, Onion Sets, and all ] kinds of Garden Seeds. ; ! i DAHMER BROS. Warm Clothes at lukewarm prices at Bernstein's Clearing Sale. I Pointer Bitch Strayed. From ray residence on Christmas day one white and liver-colored Pointer Bitch, with clipped tail and wearing a collar with ring in it. Suitable reward will be paid for information leading to her recovery. R. T. JONES, Greenwood, Miss. of TheSimpleLife has for its basis PERFECT HEALTH. The clear br.in, the healthy stomach, the bodily organs exercising in harmony, are the first essentials of a Simple Life— A LIFE OF PEACE AND SATISFACTION. No one can know the pure delight of •impie living whoae nervous system is kept in « state of tension by Constipa- . tion, Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Biliousness or snd other diseases due to inaction of the liver. to The Simple Way to seek the Simple Life is to aeek the remedy for these con ditions. This remedy has been found in our great product— —^ Ä _ ______ __ ST. J II £ P H they tore Liver Regulator (la Both UquM and Powder Farm.) It has made life brighter snd happiness and peace possible when all was dark and distressed. It reaches the center« of life end purifies them. It encourages the liver, stomach and bowels to a freer and more natural activity. It is the Simple Way to s Simple Life oi Health, Peace, Contentment. one attest this feet who have truth by actual expsrienct. St. Joseph's Liquid Llvsr Regulator prompt in action, ezceedinglr paints tout pleasant to the taatr. It ieaoiaby drug Sitte and dealen at »cents * bottle. 8t. Joseph's LIvsrRsfulator in pow drr form is put up in tifht tin boxes an.) re tail! st 26 cent« s box, five boxea for a dollar. mar betaken dry or made into s tea or Litten, Full directions accompany ever, Bottle ana box. Gerstle Medicine Co. Many pars lined its tr bis to be tion. for Chattanooga, Tonn. SEEDS la way SPCCIAL OFFER: If ! the i IskkMU —w Hs U nr i ■ta«« F on our pomaaaat ^ -e ■ - s-mdlm mûtmm - rare wliwuM srt » " siAaljrA*» TO FLtAAt WfUe to-dmyi Mention thh Pmper. SIND 10 CENTS I fèfêgJlBUSY xta if) 4 - T I 4 m Humor ma Philosophy 43 43 I By MJNCAN M. SMITB 43 43 A LITTLE LATER. « I When Christmas day Is over We pause, take stock and cfcNfc Our children and our chattels Who have escaped the wreck. OI hash in solemn silence We sparingly partake And pity those about us Who have the stomach ach«. About the room are scattered. Defying nature's laws, A Job lot of the treasures Left here by Simta Claus. The woolly horse, a cripple. Sits sadly in the dumps Beskle a little soldier Whose only legs are stumps. The dolly's dress Is rumpled fair and whit«. The terrible tin charger Is something of a sight. The jumping Jack Is weary longer Jump. And more than half the treasures Are ready for the dump The children, cross and weary And sadly out of tune. Iaook on their toy companions, soon! And as the doctor hastens To soften their distress Each wishes he had eaten turkey leas. « « 4? 43 of! 1 * 1 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 43 That was 43 43 And can 43 43 43 43 Neglected, oh. 43 ! 43 43 About 43 Startled. * ik m K J J VJ J "Slowly and cautiously the tramp worked bis way toward tire back door, j lie had been against Hie game long I uud knew of the pitfalls, but hunger j compelled him to brave all dangers. I The coast appeared to be clear, and be j went forward with more resolution unt11 ' suddenly turning the corner, he i came on a sight that caused his blood j to run cold." "What was It—a bulldog or a man k with a gun?" ''Neither; It was n saw and a saw buek and a cord of wood." As a Starter. j "'The professor says that a man can live to be 1ÖO years of age If be will follow directions," «aid the studlou» person, looking up from his book. "And what are the directions?" asked ! the practical person. "Would he begin I operation by destroying all of the j toinoblles?" ÜU on Hi, Fate. "They tell me that Jack married a ] peach." on ; "Weil, she turned out to be a lemou." ! "What Is he doing about It?" i "Nothing. Just supporting her." "Sort of lemon-aid." 2 Nat Enttrpriilng. I "Ever think about it?" "What?" "Time files." ■'Sure.'' "Why doesn't it take out a patent upon itself?" 8 il to Ail men are born free to muka Idiots of themselves and equal to any amount of flattery. Gentlemen en gaged In the pleasant occupation of Ashing for suckers cau give Interesting details concerning the matter. PERT PARAGRAPHS. Being succeasful Is undoubtedly a matter of business, but sometimes Is attained by very unbusinesslike pro ceedlngs. If you Don't look for bad news. <jou't look expectant. It tuay fall to rec0(fu | M you eVBU w)le .i it Is looking . or '° U ' It Tell trouble to chase itself and ten to one It will be obliging enough to do So—probably In order to enjoy the dls comflture of your I-toId-you-so friends, — gome people may be Just as good as they can be. In which case you will In tore to hear somebody finding fault with their ability. to little the The that wise allow is policy. If you become involved iu the troubles of other people, you run the risk of losing all your sense—and some of your dol lars. g^TSS* »Ök<i ft' /i. The man who never buys an utq brella invariably knows others wbq a do. The undesirable cltlsen Is the mao to whom we owe money and who cau't be persuaded to Increase the obliga tion. When yon have a new idea, don't for mercy's sake, trot right off to your friends and tell them about it. They might die of shock. The reason why an occasional man la a cheerful liar in because that la tho way be makao his living. If yon want to secure a $60 LIFE SCHOLARSHIP, by copying a chapter In the «Me. write to HARRIS BCSHflSS UNIVERSITY, Jackson. Mias. For Suits, Cloaks, Skirts and MNbierv, FOUNTAIN'S BIG STORE h» them for 18 dense, j mile wood. fr*** Genuine C ou nt ry ioMkiana (Dftftftftftftftftftftftft ftftftftftft ft * ftftftftftftftftftftftftftftftft ft® m » GOSSOM'S a 43 » 43 K ¥ 43 » 43 » Î* 1 .. W 503 HOWARD ST.. « » m « * SJ, » « ZJii DEALER IN 4? » 43 » Family and Proprietary Medicines, Liniments, Antiseptics, Chill Tonics, Blood Tonics, Kidney and Liver Tonics, Hair Tonics, Cough Syrups, Cake and Ice Cream Flavors, Cream Tartar, Mace, Clove, Spice, Pills, Salts, Sulphur, Alum, Borax, Bluestone, Coperas, Rat Bis Kit, Paregoric, Spirits Nitre, Camphor, Toilet Soaps, Toilet Powders, Ox Mar row, Pomade, Perfume and Toilet Articles, Brushes, Combs, Harps, Pipes, Purses, Pocket Knives, Cuff and Collar Buttons, Watch Chains, Watches, Clocks, Turpentine, Castor Oil, Gnat Oil, Linseed Oil, Salves, Ointments, Insect Powders, Cigars, Tobaccos, Snuff. Pen and Pencil Tablets, up-to-date Post Cards. Ham mar Paint, one gallon will make two, for fine Painting purposes. Mountain Herbs for Liver, Kidneys and Blood, guaranteed or money refunded. Jobbers price made to dealers. AGENT FOR GULF REFINING CO OF LOUISIANA 43 43 » 43 m 43 43 » 43 » 43 » 43 » 43 !» 43 43 » 43 » 43 » 43 43 43 GREENWOOD, 43 MISSISSIPPI. G. H. GOSSOM, VALLEY PHONE M7 NEAR SOUTH ERN DEPOT... * 43 ci nn phonk loo. J. H. ELLINGTON W. c. UROKOK George & Ellington FIRE INSURANCE Agents for BOND. INDEMNITY, and ACCIDtNT COMPANDS. Si J We represent the following In- $ Companies: London and Lancashire Flro I tut. « Co, of Liverpool, Eng. *5 Aachen and Munich Eire Iiih. Co, * : of Germany. Phoenix Inn. Co., Hartford, Conn. »5 American Central Ins. Co, Kt Lou la Alliance In«. Co., Philadelphia German Alliance In« Co, N»*w York American Ins. Co., Newark, N. J. Virginia State Iiih Co, Richmond. Merchant« Union lnaurance Co., Meridian, MIbh. Equitable Fire and Marine of Providence, R. I. Michigan Commercial Itm. Lansing, Mich. Losses paid on adjustment cash })( without discount. Bee us beforo té the tire. ii - ■ ■ Co., of $ ik FOR SALE. 50 ACRES on river. 3 miles west of LeFlore. 118 ACRES on lake, 2 miles north oast of Kuirn, I 1(10 ACRES 2 miles south oast of Sidon. 80 ACRES 8 miles east of Blaine, Sunflower county. 080 ACRES il to 4 miles eaat of Blaine. GEO. W. FIT THAN, Newton, III. Let Us Draw Up a Policy ! It ET CIS DRAW VP A POblCY Mwxmmmtt to cover any possible fire loss to your property holdings. The cost is very little indeed when the importance of the protection afforded is considered. The premiums are so little, and the protection in case of fire so great, that it is a matter of wonder why any wise people owning property should allow it to remain uninsured. If this is your reproach now, see ns about a policy. W. M. PETEET. HIGH GRADE BUILDING BRICK WRITE FOR PRICES. LOVE WAGON GO. DURANT. MISS. Smal Farm For Sale. 18 scree of good land, with nioe resi dense, stables, ete_ on mune. Located j mile from corporation line of Green wood. Thin io Urn very plaoe tors trnek fr*** VACCINATION NOTICE : I By virtue of the authority vested in me as City health Officer, I here by order all persons of all races, ages and sex, who have never been successfully vaccinated, to be vacci nated at once. On and after January 25, 1909, certificates or satisfactory proof of vaccination must be furnished on demand. W. B. DICKINS, health Officer. Greenwood, Miss., Jan. 13, 1909. V**4m444#444444S44H4444 »*++++»»♦♦♦♦*+♦•♦•♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ A QUESTION OFTEN ASKED "Say, Who Is Your Druggist? I have a prescription that I want lilted just right, a member of my family is sick—mighty sick—I am taking no chances on this, you ought to know." The answer is this: You are directed to the best drug store in your city. You can depend on what is put up for you HERE will he done the HE HT WA Y'. Science, Practice and Conscience arc put in to Executing and Performing this important work at my store. "NOTHING HUT THE BEST." MRS. E. R. LOCKE. The Quality Druggist T. f. MOORE, Ph. G. Prescription^. »♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦»oeeeeeve»♦♦♦♦♦♦•♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦»ooooB»' Horses and Mules! 1 have for Hale at reasonable prices a nice lot of first-class Tennessee Horses, Mares and Mules, and will be in GREENWOOD, MISS •» the remainder of this season. If you want good saddle and harness horses and mares, or the best plantation mules, call and inspect my stock be fore purchasing elsewhere. J. n. OLIVER. At Cbenoweth Lumber Sheds, on South Cotton St., Greenwood, Miss. .