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Gillespie and Son, Editors and Publishers
VOL. XIII.—NO. 37.
Subscription, $1.50 Per Year
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
The full proceedings of the City
Council will appear in the next issue of
The Commonwealth.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
By Sol Stern, Sec'y.
Nobby and Nifty Clothes
We GUARANTEE the Fit, Workmanship
and Material.
All our Fall and Winter WOOLENS are on Display NOW.
We do all kinds of Repairing and Pressing and
Solicit Your Patronage.
216 Howard Street.
Greenwood, Miss.

Days Delightfully Spent by National Editors in One
The United States Wealthiest Possessions.
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
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
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.
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
Fortunately on the day the editors
were present, the salmon were entering
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
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.
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.
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
lower Yukon doints. Besides the Tread
It is the gate to Skagway and
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
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
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.
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.)
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
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
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
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.
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
fill the
But the circle, out of
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.
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
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