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JOB PK1NTING Of ALL KINDS WE PRINT ONLY THE NEWS NEATLY EXECUTED ON SHORT NOTICE. THAT IS PIT TO PRINT. A Reliable Local Newspaper. BE JUST lAJID FEAR NOT. OUR MOTTO: 9 » Gillespie and Son, Editors and Publishers . VOL. XIII.—NO. 37. GREENWOOD, LeFLORE COUNTY. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING. SEPT. 10. 1909. Subscription, $1.50 Per Year THE CITY COUNCIL LETS CONTRACT For Nearly Five Miles of Side Walks and Crossings. The meeting of the City Fathers Tuesday evening proved to be an im portant meeting as a contract was let for the construction of nearly five miles of concrete walks and crossings to be completed at an early date. The work will begin on same at once. Many bids were offered in answer to the advertisements made by the Coun cil, but the Oxford Concrete Company won out over the competing contractors, asking ten cents per square foot for sidewalks and fifteen cents per square foot for crossings. The contract did not specify any time within which the work should be done but contained an article that work upon same should be begun at once. The successful bidders informed The Commonwealth reporter that work upon same would be began within the next ten or fifteen days. The streets which are to receive sidewalks and crossings are as follows: Pearl street, on both sides, from Y. & M. V. railroad to Cotton street; Main street on both sides from Gibbs street to the corporation line; Palace street on both sides; Cotton street from the Southern railroad to the corporation line; Howard, Fulton and Henry streets; both sides of Henderson street south of Southern Railway; both sides of Elm street, south of Strong avenue; both sides of Dewey street, south of South ern railroad; east side of Williamson street, south of Washington avenue; both sides of Johnson street, west of Cotton; north side of Washington av enue, '1t>0 feet west from Cotton street; Market street and Mississippi avenue in certain places; both sides of South Boulevard. The full proceedings of the City Council will appear in the next issue of The Commonwealth. is er fit. A NEW GARAGE FOR GREENWOOD. Will Be Domiciled In House Vacated by Greenwood Furniture Co. The Greenwood Automobile Company is the style of the new garage and auto house that will soon open its doors in Greenwood. The promoters of this new venture have leased the large store house recently vacated by the Green wood Furniture Co. and that building is now being remodeled by Contractors Johnson & Son to be ready for this new concern in a few days. This new garage has the agency for several up-to-date and reliable cars, and will at all times carry a large dis play of machines. All kind of repair ing will be done, and an extensive line of carefully selected accessories will be kept on hand. The lower floor of this large building will be converted into a storeroom for machines, and a wide concrete drive way will lead into the front from How ard street. The upper floor will be a general repair shop, and a large el evator will be installed. Among the promoters of this new ven ture are Mr. Edgar Jameson and Mr. Bogue. Other capital will be involved, and Mr. Edgar Jameson will manage the garage. We wish for the new con cern ail possible success. of on all in of GREENWOOD SGHOOL OPENS THE 20TH. Superintendent Saunders Makes Prep arations for BII Year. The school children of our city will soon begin their morning jturnev to the beautiful school house that fronts on the Southern railway west of Cotton street. They will soon throw off the lazy habits acquired during the sum mer's vacation and again resume their scholastic duties. Prof. Saunders, the efficient superintendent of Greenwood's schools, announces in the card below that school opens promptly Monday morning, September 20th, at the usual hour, 8:30 o'clock. This makes Prof. 8»under'g fourteenth year of school work in Greenwood. W hen he came to our city a small frame building on the corner of Washington and Cotton streets consisted of all the educational facilities that Greenwood could offer her children, cozily homed in a handsome, u>—to date school building which was erected through Prof. Sannder's influence about seven or eight years ago. Now they are ha* been strengthened to such a point j that it* curriculum is as high as any public school in the State, and all higb I er oolleges eagerly welcome graduates of this institution. Prof. Saunders will be Mf ffafl this session by Prof. R. O. Walker and Misses Mary Martin, Nellie Torrey, Mamie Martin, Vestry Ring, Jennie De Loach, Mary Lovejoy, Mary Hayden, Jessie May Lomax, Kate Bew, Minnie Mai 8nyder, and Mrs. V. L. Topp will again hare charge of the musical de partment of the school. A more com- j petent corps of teachers could not be ■ selected and Prof. Saunders and the i school board are to be congratulated upon their selections. Miss Sarah Enochs has resigne 1 her positien, but the place has not been filled yet, owing to the absence of a majority of the Board of Trustees. Prof. Saunders informed The Com monwealth reporter Wednesday that he expected to have an average enroll ment of 9OO this session. Below is his announce ment: To the Patrons of the Greenwood Schools: The schools of Greenwood will open on September 20th. 1 would request that you make arrangemen's to enter your children on the first day. C. E. SAUNDERS, Supt. to & WHAT IS HYOMEI? You Have Heard About the Catarrh Cure S. L Raines Guarantees. Hyomei is a wonderful antiseptic, so powerful that it promptly destroys f germ life, yet its action on the mucous membrane is extremely soothing and healing. It relieves catarrh in five minutes; it cures in a few weeks or money back. It is made chiefly of eucalyptus and euealyptot taken from the eucalyptus forests of ialand Australia. The med ical profession knows that eucalyptus is an absolutely certain germ destroy er and with the active principles of eu calyptus as a base Hyomei is made more efficient, pleasant and qnick-acting by the addition of thymol, an antiseptic and disinfectant largely employed in the Listerian System. Guaiacol and other important medicinal agents are also included in the Hyomei formula, which, without doubt, is the greatest destroyer of catarrh germs the world has ever known. Hyomei is a powerful, penetrating an tiseptic that is pleasant to use. It does not contain a particle of cocaine, opium or and habit-forming or injurious drug. No dosing the stomach when you use Hyomei. Just breathe it in through the small inhaler that comes with each out fit. Sold by leading druggists every where and in Greenwood by S. L. Raines. $1.00 for complete outfit. Richard Lanham Dead. Richard Lanham, the six-year-old son of Mr. J. D. Lanham, died at his home on Carrollton avenue, last Saturday morning at 4 o'clock. Interment was made at the Odd Fellow's Cemetery the same afternoon. Richard was an nnnsually bright young fellow and was a favorite among all his playmates and friends, who join in with the many friends of the family of Mr. Lanham in extending them con dolence over the loss of their son. Nofcice. We have secured the services of Mr. 8idney Ted esche of Hebrew Union Col lege, of Cincinnati, to hold services at the Temple for ns on Sept. 15th (Rosh Hashonah) and Sept. 25th (Yom Kip pnr). Yon are cordially invited to at tend. CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL, By Sol Stern, Sec'y. : Nobby and Nifty Clothes IS THE KIND i WE MAKE. t We GUARANTEE the Fit, Workmanship and Material. All our Fall and Winter WOOLENS are on Display NOW. : æ 5 s a v. 5% ;r e, •r-. SH5 We do all kinds of Repairing and Pressing and Solicit Your Patronage. SAUNDERS & SHULER, TAILORS. ? t 216 Howard Street. Greenwood, Miss. î j ■ i DESCRIPTION OF TRIP THROUGH ALASKA ENJOYED BY EDITORS. Twenty Days Delightfully Spent by National Editors in One The United States Wealthiest Possessions. of The senior editor of The Common wealth, accompanied by his wife, re cently visited the wonderland of Alas ka, being with a party composed of 134 members of the National Editorial As sociation, which held its 44th annual session at Seattle, July 19th to 23rd 1908, a brief account of which was printed in the last issue of this paper. On the morning of Saturday, July 24. we boarded the Alaska Steamship Co's g<**l steamer, "Northwestern," a splen didly appointed and com mod ions ves sel 330 feet long, with a displacement of 4,400 tons. There were on board 204 first-class passengers and abont 100 in the steerage, in addition to the boat crew of over 100. Capt. Alfred Cros key, an affable gentleman and efficient navigator, who formerly had charge of the "Northwestern" when she did ser vice between New York and the Phil ippine Islands for five years, was in command, assisted by a courteous and capable corps of officers and men under him. f FIRST STOP WAS KETCHIKAN, ALASKA. The route from Seattle along the coast of British Columbia and Alaska, among the thousands of islands which outly the coast north of the strait of Juan de Fuca, is through Aetive Pass into the Gulf of Georgia, between Van couver Island and the mainland, and thence northward for nearly five hun dred miles through foreign waters, past Dixon Entrance and along Revillagige do Channel and Tongass Narrows to Ketchikan the first stop and first port in Alaska, and 662 miles north of Se attle. The people of Ketchikan entertained 'us splepdidly during our short stop. The mayor, editor, business men and a band of good mnsic welcomed ns to their thriving little manufacturing and mining town of about 1,500 people. Ketchikan occupies a place at the foot of a rocky hill, being built out on the ledge to the edge of the water. The town, in the main, is one bnilt on piles, over the water, the flooring of the houses, the walks and streets being some twenty feet above the water. All of the houses are built of wood, so are the elevated walks and streets. In the main portions of the town the streets and walks run at right angles, but on the outskirts the wooden paths or bridges ramble along in all direc tions. There are some step slopes on several streets. How do the horses manage? We didn't see a singles horse or vehicle, but were told the horse pop ulation amounted to only three. GREAT SALMON FISHING. If Ketchikan is short on stock it is long on salmon. In fact a creek which runs through the town and is inhabited by millions of salmon in the spawning season was the cause of the founding of the town among the rather unhospitable surroundings Fortunately on the day the editors were present, the salmon were entering is the creek and ascending the rapids, in order that they might spawn in pro tected nooks. Thousands were to be seen swimming in great schools in the shallow and clear creek water. All were beaded op stream. The creek runs over rocks and there are some rapids where the water rushes down with great force. But the salmon leap up these falls, fling themselver on the rocks and work their way upward. In the broad part of the creek near its mouth where it debauches into the inland channel of the sea, a half dozen fishermen in boats lowered their nets and made one hanl for the benefit of the 134 editors who assembled on shore to watch the feat. When the salmon deposit the spawn they die, males and females alike. The young fish who are born thrive on the decaying bodies of their parents. Af ter they get big enongh to eare for themselves, the salmon go to salt wa ter, and remain away fonr years, when they instinctively return to spawn and die. It is said the fish return to the same stream where they were orig inally spawned. There is an extensive salmon can ning plant at Ketchikan. Daring the spawning season millions of salmon are captured. The United States and the Orient furnish markets for the canned output. The sort of salmon canght in these waters are known as "humpies," deriv ed from a hump on the fish. When the salmon die in the creek the water be comes filthy and the natives declare it has too much "hnmpy juice." A hanl of as many as 100,500 salmon has been made at Ketchikan. VIEWING QUAINT TOTEM POLES. Totem poles, planted by real worship pers, were seen by the editors for the first time in Ketchikan. . A number of these incongruous things are in various parts of the quaint city, beaten and stained, they stand in the midst of a new civilization, a reminder of the things that have gone before. One big totem pole that shoots np some fifty feet is surmounted by a rav An explanation of its significance is that a raven once flew to the sea, there wedded a fish and the anion start ed the Indian race that worshipped at the pole. Daring oar stay at Ketchikan a num ber of the Indian population were on the sea engaged in fishing. Not a great number of natives were noticed in the streets of Ketchikan. TKEADWELL, DOUGLAS AND JUNEAU Proceeding northward the next stop was at Treadwell mines, Douglas and Jnnean, which are close together. The people were very hospitable and enter tained their visitors with dancing and addresses, both afternoon and evening. Juneau has 2,500 people, daily newspa pers, banks, theatres, good hotels and stores lower Yukon doints. Besides the Tread Weather en. It is the gate to Skagway and a well mine, aoross the sound which has produced $35,000,000 of gold, there are other quartz properties from which equal results are anticipated. For a thonsand miles the "Northwest ern" steamed through the "inside pas sage,' pine clad hills, tipped with snow, tow ering mountains with white peaks far above the clouds, countless islands, wonderful glaciers and beautifnl cas cades. One of the glaciers of Taku was visited, the steamer approaching it closely. Once in a while a whale was sighted, and schools of porpoises raced with the ship. Nowhere else is there any such scenery. Storms do not mar the enjoyment. The passage is nar row, the mountainous banks closing it in from the tempest on both sides, hence it is as quiet as a river. People from all over the world are beginning to come to see it. It is one of the earth's great sights. A more superb panorama could not be imagined. Lofty volcanic rock formations shoot their sheer sides hundreds of feet above the sea and enclose the brilliant hued glac ier—a rugged pack of ice, a mile in breadth, extending along the valley back for miles and forced forward con an everebanging panaroma of stantly by the tremendous pressure from behind, orags are precipitated into the sea and begin their jonrney southward. There is superb scenery along the Taka inlet, misty clouds veiling the snowy summits and giving a proper set ting to the ice-dotted channel. There is a second glacier in the Taku inlet, but it is not active. It is dnll colored and has ceased to move and drop its acre« of ice into the inlet. The active and the "dead" glaciers are quite close together and may be viewed in a single glance. Capt. Croskey took the "Northwes tern" some distance ont of the regular course in order to visit the glacier, and the passage is more or less dangerous, but the editorial party were given the best in sight. This side trip consumed a couple of hours and after the vessel had stopped at the glacier and permit ted an extended view to the tourists, she was turned around and steamed for the main channel. Countless tons of frozen THE ALASKAN ELKS. Jnnean Elks are justly proud of their new $30,000 home. It contains on the first floor bowling alleys, buffet, library, billiard room and reception hall. On the second floor is the ball room and the lodge rooms are above. There are 250 affiliated with the Jundau order, and in all of Alaska there is bnt one other dab, that at Skagway. The Jun eau club house is built of wood, the in terior work being very costly. In the evening one of the "Northwes tern's" passengers, a citizen of Cordo va, was properly initiated, The Elk editors were all present and enjoyed the evening very much. DELIGHTFUL STOP AT PROGRES SIVE CORDOVA. We started for Cordova shortly after midnight, July 29, panning through the ley Strait by the Muir glaeier into the open sea, a distance of a 48-hour ride, on which a number of passengers got sea siek the second day ont. On the first day the weather was clear and warm and nearly all day we were in sight of a mountain panorama of in describable grandeur and beauty. The whole country along the Alaskan coast is one continuons chain of high snow capped mountains, ranging ordinarily from two to seven thonsand feet high, but here there can be seen in addition three mountains in the background reaching from ten thousand to fourteen thonsand feet high, and ronnding the landscape off with such bewildering im pressive effects, that the stranger is spellbound at the wonderful sight. Later in the afternoon we got farther into the open sea and the first signs of sea sickness became evident. The us ual evening entertainment was struck off the program and most of the passen gers retired quite early. The next morning fonnd many on the sick list, but all recovered during the day and when we reached Prince William bay everybody on board had recovered and was of good, cheerful disposition. Cor dova was reached the next morning, Jnly 31, This town is not much over two years old and contains probably a thousand people. It is situated on a hillside and is the starting point of the Copper River Railroad, which is com pleted fifty odd miles oat in the moun tains and employs at present about four thousand men to extend the road to the copper ore holdings owned by the com pany. On account of these operations Cordova presents a lively appearance. Everybody seems to be busy, either in the mercantile bosiness, or in putting up new buildings. Our party was scheduled for a ride into the interior to see the country. The business men as well as the officials of the railroad seemed to be particularly anxious that such a trip be made and at 9 o'clock in the morning had a special train ready at the wharf to take us out. The equip ment of the train was modern in every respect, consisting of lirst-class day coaches and a baggage car carrying re freshments. The road runs along the coast for a short distance and then branches off into the interior, crossing the Copper river, over which there is now being built one of the strongest iron bridges in America, and terminat ing about a dozen miles farther on, in close proximity to two big glaciers, one the Childs, to the left and one, the Miles, to the right. It was nearly din ner time, bnt we were informed that we might take a look at the Childs gla cier first. Of course we gladly availed ourselves of the opportunity of seeing a really big glacier so close by and rushed out of the cars to the river bank to take in the sight. Bat we had for gotten that we were in Alaska and that everything here had to be calculated upon a scale entirely its own. Every thing is immense, be it distance, size, height, length or breadth. To the av erage eye the atmospheric conditions here are deceiving. What appears to be a big hill of six to eight hundred feet high, at a distance of apparently four to five miles, looms up as a moun tain from three to five thousand feet high, after you have traveled at least a dozen and more miles. Here the big glacier appeared to be right at our feet and everybody ran to get there first, but they soon fell into an easy gait and not until they had traveled over a mile through underbrush and over all kinds of bowlders strewn in all directions, did they reach a point of close observation. At last they were (Continued on Page 5.) HOSMER & MENEES WILL ENLARGE Their Plant Within the Next Few Weeks, Doubling Output. Last Monday The Commonwealth porter rode out to the hustling hard wood lumber mill of Hosmer & Menees and enjoyed a visit to this prosperous We are gratified to know that this mill will at an early date es tablish a band mill, making their plant a two-storv structure. This will be an concern. expenditure of about $20,000. The mill now consists of about six houses, a large derrick for unloading and stacking logs, and a yard upon which about 750.000 feet of hardwood lumber is dried, of this plant amounts to about $300. and will almost double itself when the bsnd mill is instituted. The weekly pav roll new This pav roll does not. include the cutting and haul ing of the logs, but only the work done at mill site. 28 men are employed. Mr. Hosmer is from Niagara Falls, N. 5 -, and has been connected with the lumber business for ten Mr. Menees, who hails from Springfield, Tenn., has had nine years experience in this business. years, while Their office at the plant is quite a ne^t little structure, the inside being made of hardwood, the wood which they manufacture, desks and chairs used in the office are the products of hardwood lumber. This firm has been conducting a gen eral hardwood manufacturing business in our city for about four and a half years and have made a decided They are industrious citizens, and their plant is an industry of which G wood is proud, and which is of impor tance to our commercial interests. We wish them continued success. All the tables. success. reen KING'S DAUGHTERS HOLD MEETING. Important Business Transacted Last Friday Afternoon. The King's Daughters' Circle held their regular monthly meeting at the First Methodist church on last Friday afternoon, the attendance being rather large for the summer monthly meetings. Among the important business that was transacted was the resignation ten dered by Mrs. J. L. Gillespie as leader of the circle. When Mrs. Gillespie had made a motion that her resignation as leader be accepted much opposition was brought against its acceptance. It was finally decided that Mrs. Gilles pie would continue as leader, and Mrs. W. R. Bell vice-leader, should chair during Mrs. Gillespie's absence. On account of Mrs. Gillespie being temporarily moved to Jackson, spend ing the majority of her time in that city, she thought it for the better i terests of the circle to tender her ignation. fill the m res But the circle, out of appre ciation for the noble work she had done for this charitable organization, re fused to accept her resignation, and tendered her the honorary leadership of the circle. When Mrs. Gillespie ac cepted the leadership of the circle, this charitable organization was occupying unpretentious little cottage on West Washington avenue. an Asa result of her able leadership and her organizer, the King's Daughters have a handsome hospital on West Front street that is an honor to our city. Mrs. W. R. Bell, the eflicieut leader, will continue to chart the ad ministration of this organization for this year during Mrs. Gillespie's ab sence, which is assurance itself that the circle will continue to enjoy its unusual prosperity. power as an now vice xxx. IF WOiYItN ONLY KNEW What a Heap of Happiness It Would Bring to Greenwood Homes. Hard to do housework with an aching back. Brings you hours of misery at leisure or at work. If women only knew the cause —that Backache pains come from sick kid neys, 'Twould save much needless Doan's Kidney Pills cure sick kidneys, Greenwood people endorse this: woe. Mrs. John Con well, 308 E. Church St., A neighbor Greenwood, Miss., says: knowing that I was severely troubled with backache told me that she had us^d Doan's Kidney Pills with very good results and she gave me a few for a trial. i used them as directed and they brought relief in a short time from the sharp twinges through my kidneys. I continued taking the remedy and be fore long 1 was free from every symptom of kidney trouble. 1 can recommend Doan's Kidney Pills as an excellent kid ney remedy." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name—Doan's— and take no other.