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w 4 » T - \ f / X. » „_ JOB PRINTING Of All KINOS WE PINNT ONLY THE NEWS ! / NEATLY EXECUTED ON SHORT NOTICE. THAT IS PIT TO PRINT. A Reliable Local Newspaper. OUR MOTTO : "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT." Gillespie and Bon, Editors and Publishers GREENWOOD. LeFLORE COUNTY. MISSISSIPPI. FRIDAY MORNING. SEPT. 3. 1909. VOL. XIII.—NO. 3(5. Subscription, $1.50 Per Year DELIGHTFUL TRIP ALONG PACIFIC COAST. Senior Etf*(or and His "Better Hair' Enjoy Tlteir Annual Outing. The senior editor of The Com monwealth and his better half re turned the first of last week from an outing of over six weeks, having traveled more than twelve thousand miles by railroad and steamship— making numerous stops at points of indescribable interest and the most magnificent natural scenery in the world. This extensive sight seeing tour was one of the grandest and most wonderful in almost every re spect that we have ever had the pleasure of making—and we have had several very interesting excurs ion trips with the National Editor ial Association to nearly every sec tion of the United States and Can ada. a We begun our long journey from Greenwood on Saturday, July 10th, going via Jackson, New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Mex ico, Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington to Seattle—making the trip to San Francisco over the splen didly equipped and altogether re liable Southern Pacific Railway, which we consider one of the most pleasant and attractive routes to reach the God favorod section of the Golden Gate. The Southern Pa cific uses oil for fuel, its trac ks are sprinkled with oil, the car windows are screened with fine wire gauze, the sleepers are provided with elec tric fans and electric lights, the time made is good, and the absence of cinders and dust, the delightful breeze from the fans, and the polite and courteous attention of the con ductors and other members of the train crew, all conspire to make the trip one of continuous pleasure to the tourist. el We made brief stops en route at San Antonio and El Paso, former place we visited historical Alamo and other points of interest about the city. At El Paso we took an auto ride about the city and the Rio Grande river and At the across viewed the quaint old Mexico town of Jueares had a stop of thirty minutes. Learn ing that Mr. J. M. Buchanan, a young man from Brandon, Miss., held an important position with the railroad company there, I rushed out to the depot to say "howdy" to him and while outside the electric fanned car discovered that the ther mometer registered 110 degrees in the shade! but Mr. Buchanan informed me that At Tucson, Ariz , we This was a scorcher, it frequently got that hot out there. After crossing the Colorado river we traveled for many miles along the noted inland Salton Sea— à section of country formerly occupied by enormous salt refineries, which was overflowed from the Colorado river several years ago, completely sub merging the refineries, causing the Southern Pacific to have to remove its tracks back three or four times. This inland sea is full of fish, but for the past few years the water has been receding and it is believed that it will eventually dry up. "THE CITY OF THE ANGELS." Our next stop was at beautiful and picturesque Los Angeles—"The City of the Angels"—the city par excellence and altogether lovely. Los Angeles is the chief city of Southern California, and has in creased in population from 11,000 to 310,000 during the past 30 years. Los Angeles was the first city in the United States to abandon gas for street lighting by substituting elec tricity. The city now has four trans-continental lines of railway and one of the best street railway systems to be found anywhere. There are here a dozen great parks and seven play grounds, and in the vicinity there are numerous splen did vacation or summer resorts— Glendale, Pasadena, San Pedro, Long Beach, Santa Anna, San Diego, San Bernardio, the Catalena Islands, etc. The j*opulation is cosmopol itan, the homes are beautiful and the people are hospitable and af fable. We arrived at Los Angeles in time to participate in the Eiks Reunion, which was being held there, and the two days and nights spent with the Antler Tribe, and in viewing the sights of the city, was enjoyable beyond comparison. The Elks Ball at the long Beach Vir ginia Hotel, the different sources of amusement given complimentary to us at that famous resort, the grand street parades the next day and night, participated in by perhaps 50,000 of the "best people on earth," were each events which we shall al ways remember pleasantly and fond ly. THE GOLDEN GATE CITY. Reluctantly we left Los Angeles for San Francisco, where we spent a full day touring that noted and ill fated city in tallyhos and autos. While the construction of magnif icent business houses and residences has been marvelous since the great earthquake and fire which almost demolished that wonderful city a few years ago, large numbers of buildings which were crumbled to pieces in that great catastrophe have not yet been rebuilt, and there remains the cruel evidence of the awful vengeance that Providence wrought against that great city. We toured the vast enchanting parks, stopped at the famous Cliff House and viewed the seals and seal rocks from that picturesque and de lightful shore of the "brim deep," returning to the city via the U. S. Army Reservation and Fort, getting a glorious view of the gorgeous Golden Gate at about sunset, and that brilliant scene will never es cape our memories. San Francisco is a wonderful city—the temper ature is perfectly delightful and re mains practically the same the year round. The breeze is always cool, bracing and invigorating, and the citizens are boosters from Boosters ville. They enthusiastically pro claim that theirs is the only city in the world from which you can trav el a distance of thirty miles and find any sort of climate, and that to get exactly the climate you want all you have to do is to come back to San Francisco We took in all sections of the city—including Chinatown, where we found a very intelligent class of Cebstials, conducting first class and well-kept business houses of all kinds; they were very decent looking and extremely polite and courteous. The country below Los Angeles and from that place up to San Francisco is a valley almost equal to the land which we read about "flowing with milk and honey." Fruits galore — oranges, apricots, peaches, plums, cherries, prunes, etc , are produced in this God-favor ed section, and the residences, with all modern conveniences, dotted here and there, indicate that the people *are not only prosperous but con tented. Grains of all kinds pro duce splendidly also in that section, and the climate is all that could be desired all the time. The fruit bearing farms are valued at from $500 to $2,500 per acre, and it is said that five acres in fruit, proper ly handled, will support a large family handsomely. BEAUTIFUL SHASTA SPRINGS. From San Francisco and Oakland we went to beautiful Shasta Springs, Cal., where over a half day was spent viewing the superb scenery of that famous resort, and in admiring the towering grandeur of sky-scrap ing Mt. Shasta, which is 14,445 feet above the sea level, and completely capped with snow at all times. THE CITY OF ROSES. Portland, Oregon, "the City of Roses," was our next stop. We ar rived there Sunday morning and spent most of the day ridiog over this lovely city—taking the electric car line via the beautiful city park and up Cannon Hill to Council Crest, where a grand view ot the city and of several mammoth dis tant mountains was obtained. HUSTLING SEATTLE AND THE EXPOSITION. We left Sunday afternoon for Seattle, crossing the Columbia river several -times, passing through thriving Tacoma at <lusk and arriv ing in Seattle at about 10 o'clock, where we spent the following five days attending the National Ed» itorial Association and taking in the Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition, This, the 44th session of the Na tional Editorial Association, was at tended by about 400 representatives of newspapers from over forty dif ferent States, and the deliberations of the convention proved instructive, interesting and profitable to all of the real newspaper men and women present. The Seattle Press Club was lavish in showering hospitality on the members of the "Fourth Es tate" while the guests of their hust ling and progressive city of about 350.000 people. Banquets, Dutch lunches, smokers, theatre parties, auto rides, receptions, steamboat side trips to Tacoma, Vancouver, Victoria, etc., were thrust on us fast and furious and good cheer prevail ed on every hand. Seattle is building up by leaps and bounds. There is probably more building going on there right now than in any city in the United States, and we should not be sur prised to see Seattle a city of one million population within the next few years. Her possibilities are un bounded and the resources tributa ry are simply limitless. She is a great city, possessing a citizenship with the enterprise and progressive ness that guarantees her future won derful achievements. a is The Alaska-Yukon Pacific Expo sition is the most complete we have ever attended anywhere, and is well worth the trip to see. We don't mean that it is the largest or great est exposition ever held—but that it is the most ccmplete in the ar rangement of the varied exhibits, and in the artistic design of its su perb buildings, the magnificence of its flower gardens, the dazzling grandeur of its majestic court, from which a splendid view of Mt. Rain er looms up eloquently directly south, the ideal location of the num erous buildings at tbe foot of the State University campus fronting on limpid East Lake's charming shore, the many interesting attractions on Pay Streak," the courteous treat ment given all visitors by the Ex position management, in connection with the fact that it was the only exposition that was fully complete and ready for visitors on the date fixed for its opening, all combine to substantiate our assertion that the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition is decidedly the most complete and satisfactory one that we have ever had the pleasure of attending. We are gratified to know that the at tendance has been large ever since the Exposition opened and that it is a financial success. It deserves to be successful in every respect, and this is the universal sentiment of all who have seen it. From Seattle we took a steamboat trip on Friday to Tacoma, where the progressive and big-hearted citizens of that thriving city gave us lun cheons and rides around the place and out to their beautiful parks and treated us so royally that we left them singing their favorite slogan, "You'll like Tacoma," and upon again arriving at Seattle we hailed the committee with the cheerful re frain that "We Like Tacoma" but "Oh, You Seattle." OFF FOR ALASKA. subject, M 44 Saturday morning at 10 o'clock 134 members of our editorial party boarded the good steamship "North western" for a twenty-day trip along the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska, a round trip journey of about 4,000 miles. Of this delight ful and most interesting part of our greatest of all sight-seeing outings we will have something further to say in future issues of The Com monwealth. We don't aim to fully and properly describe that wonder ful section of Uncle Sam's possess ions, but we will do our best on tbe Very truly, J. L. GILLESPIE. Miss Susie Pettey Wins Ring. After a bested contest, Mias £osie Pettey, mm of our popular sad most ac complished young l adi e s, proved to be Um» lucky winner of the handsome di amend ring given away by Brown A Word. Mias Hallie Wes Johnson was a close second. The counting was begun Wednesday night at 10 o'clock by J. A. Tyson, Chas. Johnson and O. B. Morton. We sougrstulate m*— Pettey an her good fortune. COOPERAGE COMPANY ENLARGES PLANT. This Industry Is Proving Factor to Greenwood. knportant ; Last Monday afternoon The Com monwealth reporter enjoyed a visit to the Big Bend Cooperage Co., manufac turers of slack barrel staves, whose plant is about a mile from tbe heart of oar city, near the Grenada junction. The Big Bend Cooperage Company, formerly ander the name of the Wayne Stave Co, began operation in Green wood in May, 1908, and has been run ning daily since its establishment. The promoters of this eonoem were former ly fr« m Yandalia, 111, where they still have interests. Mr. G. W. Walker is presideut of the firm, with Messrs. C. A. and G. A. Walker mahaging the Greenwood plant. The weekly pay roll of this stave plant aggregates six hundred dollars, employing about thirty-five experienced men. This is qnite an important item for Greenwood,.as almost all of this weekly output of six hundred dollars is spent in this city. The capital of the Big Bend Cooperage Company is $25, 000. This concern makes a specialty of slack barrel staves, for which they find a ready market. They use elm, gum, sycamore, mapleaud other woods, which abound in this section of the State. An interesting item in this connection is that they use an extra large amount of gnm timber, a timber which has been pnt to a very smalt ose in this section. This concern offers good cash prices for this article, which encourages the cut ting and marketing of gum timber, which heretofore was almost useless to timber men near Greenwood. Just now the Big Bend Cooperage Co. is enlarging its plant. It already has four tenant houses and is erecting six new ones. They have three long sheds, about five hundred feet long each. A $3,500 switch has just been completed from the Y. & M. V. tracks, which will greatly increase the plant's shipping facilities. The Big ' ooi'_yag3 ; s a scene of bustling activity, and is wor thy of a visit from every Greenwood citizen. We wish it well, and appre ciate its vaine as an enterprising in dustry that lends its share of aid in en hancing the prosperity of our city and county. FRANK ALLEN SIGNS MOBILE CONTRACT. Frank Joins Mobile Aggregation after the Corinth Series. Our premier pitcher, Frank Allen, who has pitched such excellent ball for Greenwood this season, and who has waivers from Detroit, signed a Mobile contract last Friday. Frank's friends in this . city knew it was only a few weeks off until he would be pal ed into faster company, and that he was the most promising pitcher in independent ball. His Greenwood friends will watch with interest the games in which he participates, and wishes for him the success he so well deserves. He j lined the Mobile team the day following his pitchers' battle against Bill Chapelle at Corinth, in which he figured so prom inently. We hate to see him leave Green wood 's team, but are glad to see the deserved promotion. Stern-Goldberg Wedding. Miss Rnby Goldberg, of Memphis, and Mr. Sol Stern, of Greenwood, were unit in the holy bonds of matrimony, by Rab bi 8amfteld, at the C irdova Hotel, last week in Memphis, the wedding being a culmination of a short bat interesting romance. The parlors of the hotel were tastily decorated. Frost was maid of honor, and Sol Stock ner acted as best mau. After the cere mony a wedding banquet and reception was given at the pretty home of Mr. and Mrs. I. Goldberg. Miss Goldberg is a prominent leader in Memphis society. Mr. Stern, one of Greenwood's prominent young business men, is too well known for any mention. The Commonwealth wishes for Mr. and Mrs. Stern the best of everything, and that their honeymoon will not cease af ter the trip they are now enjoying. Miss Gertrude Rube Ball Defeats Itta Bena. Several Greenwood fans attended the Tutwiler-ltta Bena series at Itta Bens, hat tbe first game was tbe most inter eating to oar fans, as Kibe Ball, rar popular pitcher, participated. Rabe wanted to pitch for Itta Bena bat that town had engaged Baxter Sparks to j pitch tbe first, and intended to save Rnbe for the second. Kit Ball went over with the Tutwiier team and pitch ed them to an 8 to 7 victory over Bax ter Sparks. We always did say that Ball a winner. BUSINESS LEAGUE AfTER SOUTHERN. Working for ■ Change of Schedule on the Webb Br a nch. The Business League, with its char acteristic activity and foresight, is now bringing the Southern Railway to its taw. They invited Mr. Hatcher, its snperintendent, last week, to visit their rooms and discuss the change of the schedule of the Webb Branch. . Mr. Hateher was shown that the train has been a mixed one, carrying both freight and passengers, arriving at Greenwood at 9:30 a. m. and leaving at ; 2:15 p. tn. It is proposed that this train be run into Itta Bens as a passenger train connecting with the 9:10 train; then to double back to Webb as a mixed passenger and freight, returning in the afternoon to Itta Bena and leaving there immediately upon the arrival of the 5:16 train. The bosiness-like manner in which the committees proved the feasibility of the change of the schedule seemed to have met the approval of Superinten dent Hatcher, who assured everyone that the matter would be taken under advisement, and the proposed change made, if possible. This would be of great benefit to the trade that comes to Greenwood from that section of the country, as freight could be ordered and shipped all the same day; and our out-of-town cus tomers would have plenty of time to do a considerable amount of "Shopping be fore returning home the same day they visit our city. We feel sure that the Southern will take into consideration the better interests of Greenwood and will grant the request made by the Bus iness League. Our Business League certainly accomplishes things. A Storm Dance. On last Friday evening about ten oouples stormed Miss Wheat Burkhal ter. Ross' Orchestra went with them, and the halls and reception parlors were soon made ready for dancing. Dr. and Mrs. Barkhalter were assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Ohs»«. Johnson and Mrs. C. G. Gil lespie in chaperoning the jolly crowd. Dancing was in fall swing by ton o'clock, and the favorite pastime was indulged iu until almost one o'clock. This dance was characterized by the same good time as are all the functions that are given at this beautiful home, every one feeling entirely welcome from the nnusnal hospitality shown them by Dr. and Mrs. Burkbalter. Among those dancing were Miss Emma Batchelor and Robt. Hassell, Miss Mary Topp and James Gordon Gillespie, Miss Wheat Bnrkhalter and Howard Stewart, Miss Harlow and Stnart McIntyre, Mias Vir ginia Topp and Monroe McClurg, Miss Eleanor Sntton and Walter Bell, Miss Gertrude McShane and Mr. Weston, Miss Edna McShane, Miss Ethel Mc Shane and Fred Word, Miss Yeba Gist and William Sanders, Frank Pettey, Al bert Marx, Jamie Dodson, Friday Schuler, Stanley Sanders, Scott Doolin, Dave Humphreys, Ewiug Johnson, Maury Humphreys, and others. A Surprise Affair. While ©Djoying the band concert at Brown & Word's Monday evening sev eral yonng couples decided to transfer the band to the gymnasium over the pool room and dance it out. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. McShane, Mr. and Mrs. Cal houn Wilson, Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Bul lock, Mrs. John Metts, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Johnson, Mrs. Chas. Gillespie, Mrs. N. 8. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Statham, and others promptly agreed to chap erone the jolly crowd. Several autos were held up until the following crowd were together at ten o'clock to enjoy three hours of dancing: Miss Mary Topp and James Gordon Gillespie, Miss Virginia Topp and Will Neal, Miss Em ma Batchelor and Howard Stewart, Miss Eleanor Sutton and Scott Doolin, Miss Clara Bell and Gid Joiner, Miss Goodman and Monroe McClurg, Miss Ruth Rhyne and Walter Bell, Miss Bertha Jones and Manry Humphreys, Miss Nora Metts. Miss Ethel McShane and Fred Word, Miss Gertrude and Ed na McShane and Friday Shuler, Frank Pettey, Ewing Johnson, Albert Marx, John Pettey, Prosser, Fred McBride, M. B. Grace, Weston, and others. The dancing lasted until after one o'clock. Are You Saving? If not, now is the best time to begin. You can open a savings account at this bank with $1.00, and yon can add to that amount at any time, no matter how small the deposit. We pay 4 per cent. Interest com - interest 00 a11 de P°* it8 - P° unded semi-annnally. BANK OF LEFLORE, Savings Department, j On next Sanday, Rev. C. V. Edwards, of the First Baptist church of New Or At the Baptist Church. leans, La., will preach at both the morn ing and evening services. Mr. Ed wards is a most eloquent pulpit orator and those who will be so fortunate as to hear him will enjoy a rare treat. WILL ATTEND RAILROAD COMMISSION Hon. S. L. Gw In Will Represent Green wood Business League. Secretary Sterling of the Business League, Hon. 8. L. Gwin and others of the committee who have been inves tigating the proposed change in rates by the Railroad Commission, are pre paring a brief which is to be read and plead before that Commission which meets at Jackson on the seventh of September. Mach interest is being manifested in this proposed change as it will seriously affect Greenwood and other points. The Business League has studied the matter carefully and this excellent com mittee which has had the matter ander investigation will be in every way pre pared to show the commission why the change will prove of much detriment to Greenwood's business, and why it is in advisable. Hon. S L. Gwin has been wisely se lected to represent the League at the commission which meets next Tuesday at the Capitol City, and we feel sure that the commission will not act has tily and unjustly when it is proven to them that this territory and other cit ies will be seriously injured by the proposed change. Greenwood is not the only city that would suffer from the ef fects of the change, but the others do not seem to anderstand the danger that will come out of the change. We are indeed fortunate to have such a capable business league which is active in serv ing only the better interests of its con stituency. Moving into Larger Quarters. The remodeling of the Mann Hard ware Building has been about com pleted, and the large stock of the Greenwood Furniture Co. is being mov ed from its home into larger and hand somer quarters. Mr. Wright promises with his new store to give Greenwood the prettiest furniture display in the State, and from the way he has began he will fill the expectations of all who crave the latest designs of nobby fur niture. Mr. S. G. Wilson will soon begin mov ing into larger quarters occupying the store house vacated by the Greenwood Furniture Co. Mr. Wilson has also made preparations to greatly enlarge his stock and be better prepared to han dle his large trade. EDUCATION ON THE DESTRUCTIVE WEEVIL. Farmers Told of the Importance of Burning Stalks. Members of the Commercial Feere taries Association of Mississippi, re cently organized in this city, have seized with avidity the suggestion of Secretary F. W. Sterling, of the Green wood Business League, that they give cooperation in the campaign of educa tion relative to the boll weevil now be ing waged in the state. Accordingly the secretaries are pre paring addresses and circular matter to be distributed among the farmers in their respective sections urging them to burn all cotton stalks as soon as the crop is harvested, thus destroying pros pects for a plentiful supply of weevils during the early part of next season. Thousands of these circulars and ad* dresses will be distributed over the State, some of them containing ex tracts from the opinions and addresses of government agricultural experts and if the farmers do not join in the move ment it will not be because they have not been fully informed as to its impor tance. The press of the State is also taking up the subject, and the campaign of ed ucation is so general that it is certain to spread to the most remote sections. Incidentally, it is believed that the legislature at its next session will en act a law authorizing boards of super visors to make the burning of cotton stalks compulsory in infested districts. —Jackson News. The Cooperative Gin Company. The Cooperative Gin Company is the style of the new ginning company that bas been incorporated at Schlater, with a $6,000 capital. Among the incorpora tors are Messrs. J. D. Dillard, F. M. Mc Eachern, W. M. Wall, Joe Cates, Jno. R. Smith, R. B. Schlater, and E. H. Schla ter, all prominent citizens of that sec tion of this county. Read their charter in this issue of The Commonwealth. Some More Moving. Mr. J. H. Ellington has moved his in surance and real estate business in the store house on Market street, formerly occupied by Mr. J. H. Hope. The rear of this bnilding will be occupied by Miss Lula Stoddard, who has moved her parlors from the Stein Building to this house. MANY SIGNS OF REAL PROSPERITY. The Contractées Hammer Being Nor rled Far Fan Trade. Greenwood's investors are hurrying up the contractors for the fall trade. On almost every business street you can find a scene of hustling activity, at tempts to complete the business houses in time for the busy season. While driving aronnd this week The Common wealth reporter noted the following bnilding8 in course of construction and improvements being made: On Howard street we find the work on the Wade-Hobbs Hardware Co'» wholesale house being rapid» y pushed. Coming up tbe sweet we find the Green wood Furniture Co. moving its moth stock into the Mann Hardware Co. bnilding, making preparations for its old home to be occupied by 8. G. Wilson's immense stock of furniture. The stock of B. L Young's general merchandise store hsa been purchased by the Hyman-Lewis Co, and the cant store being remodeled for Foun tain's Big Busy Store. Still further on toward the river, we find the handsome home of the cotton firm of Hutnpurey & Co. almost completed. On Carrollton avenue and Johnson street there are evidences of nnusnal growth. The store houses of Maj. W. R. Millsaps are under comae of con struction. mam va A brick store is being erec ted on the corner of Carrollton and Main street», by the Sara Estes Meat Market. Dahmer Bros, let a contract this last week to 8. L. McGianis & Co. for the erection of a two-story brick building on Carrollton avenue, to be completed in sixty da vs. Scattered ail over the city handsome residences are being built. Greenwood, Congress Heights and Aus tin-Wright Addition still have the growing habit. North Change at Southern Express Co. Mr. C. W. Vance, who has been agent for the Southern Express Company in this city for several years, has been promoted to the agency at Jackson, Tenn., and as soon as he return» from his vacation, which he and Mrs. Vance are spending in Virginia, he will from Greenwood and accept the duties of his new position. move We regret very much to lose the oitizenship of Mr. and Mrs. Vance, but we congratnlate them upon bis deserved promotion. ^*'• Xance will be succeeded as agent here by Mr. Bennett Shute. has been connected with the Green wood office for several years, and has held the agency at Itta Bena and In dianola. Mr. Shute We consider Bennett Greenwood boy, however, and think the company conld not have made a better selection that would have pleased Greenwood patrons more. a» a A Neat Increase in Assessments. The recent assessment made of sonal and real property made by Tax Assessor A r ter bur y shows a neat in crease over that of last year, valuation of real property shows the largest increase, from $3,690,852 in 190H to that of $4,314,276 in 1909. property jumped only from that of $2, 378,440 to $2,390,470. to prove that our county is in as pros perous a condition as ever, and that her prosperity is steady and sure. The to tal assessment of 1908 was $6,069,592, while that of this year is $6,604,746. per The Personal These figures go The Morton Grocery Co. In this issue of The Commonwealth appears the charter of The Morton Gro cery Company, which will started in Greenwood. Among the pro moters of this soon be new groc«~„, ûrm are Messrs. O. B. Morton, Robt. Wilson, J. a. Ellington, W. T. Chapman and oth We welcome this new firm and era. feel sure that from the personnel of the incorporators that they will successful business and receive a due share of the patronage of the good peo ple of our city. enjoy a Losing Ground. I)o you ever feel thst you are living purpose and that your ambition is stilled? People quite as happy as when saving and liv ing frugally and with an aim to "get up'' in the world. This bank offers inducement to those who desire to We receive deposits of from $1.00 and pay 4 per cent, interest, compound ed semi annually. to little or no are never every save. up BiNK OF LEFLORE, Savings Department. A Few Changes. The store house formerly occupied by B. L. Young on Howard street, is being remodeled for Fountain's Big Busy Store. This will give this popular con cern three houses which will be packed with furnishings for the entire family. The Crescent Grocery Company has moved to Market street into the store formerly occupied by Sliman A Antoon. The Commonwealth $1.50.