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S THE COMMONWEALTH JOB PRINTING Of ALL KINDS WE PKMT ONLY THE NEWS * NEATLY EXECUTED ON SHORT NOTICE. THAT IS FIT TO PRINT. T A Reliable Local Newspaper*. OUR MOTTO : "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT. Gillespie and Son, Editors and Publishers »» VOL. XIII.—NO. 39. GREENWOOD, LeFLORE COUNTY. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING. SEPT. 24. 1909. Subscription, $ 1.50 Per Year COLLEGE TEAMS ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE. U. ef M. and A. K M. Are Ready for a Lively Season. The University of Mississippi and A. & M. Coliege have announced their foot ball schedules for this season. Nine games will be played by both teams' and the annual clash between these two rival teams will be played at Jackson. Capt. Chamberlain Trotter and Coach Stauffer, of the University team, have begun active practice and a goodly lot of material has appeared on Varsity Field. While it is yet a little prema ture we predict that the University will redeem her last season's record and will turn out one of the strongest teams in the South, excepting Vanderbilt. Manager Bob Mitchell has issued un iforms and Varsity Field has been the scene of considerable activity for the past week. The following schedule which has been perfected by Manager Mitchell includes several of the strong est elevens in the South: Oct. 2, Memphis University School at Oxford; Oct. 9, Louisiana State Univers ity at Baton Rouge; Oct. 16, Tulane University at New Orleans; Oct. 23, Un iversity of Alabama at Columbus, Miss.; Oct. 30, Vanderbilt University at Nash ville; Nov. 6, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; Nov. 13, Southern Presby terian University at Oxford; Nov. 17, Union University at Oxford; Nov. 25, Mississippi A. & M. College Over on Hardy Field at the A. & M. College forty prospective candidates have begun practice. Coach Chadwick has reported for duty and promises a snappy eleven. Four of the old Varsity eleven have returned. Just what kind of a team will wear the maroon and white this year is yet a matter of con jecture. One thing is sure, and that it Coach Chadwick will be a new one. will have light material to develop. The following schedule has been ar 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 ? 4 ? 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 ? 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * 4 * & ART SCHAFFNFR & MARX commissioned a prominent New York Artist to ac- % \ _ curately portray this vivid and interesting picture for them. * H 4* * 4* A 4 * su * & A St: * m JAà © 'll re A X2SSÜ V/ *X /// A TAILORING, \ m fa THE CAREFUL SU m j 1 s 's. A .A L ( T 38 sX ' JU. f ' Ik MM -fe: 'A I ri ten*. rX * T CLEANING, mm m m •X A DRESSER, A V f\ 9 ( su. 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They fit your purse too. f The same can be said of all the haberdashery found in Greenwood's modern furnishing store. -A 4 - * 4 . A * -4 A Greenwood, Miss 4 - . •>A # * 4 - ■49 * 4 - •«£- -V# xÈx aXl xtx jjtx xËx oXx A itr A A itt A ttt At ltt :tt A att :tt atfr At itt Vif c lti itc itt A dl À alts at i it t ^ , Iff; • f ■Wy :pfy Wmmm m ■■ V; • ^ ' •A* MB J» : .. * % - ranged by the A. & M. management: Oct. 2—Louisiana Industrial Institute (Ruston) campus. Oct. 0—Open. Oct. 16—Louisiana State University, at Baton Rouge. Oct. 22—Southern Presbyterian Un iversity, at Columbus. Oct. 29—Tulane University, at New Orleans. Nov. 6 —Open. Nov. 13—Howard College, campus. Nov. 25—University of Mississippi, at Jackson. Nov. 6 will probabiy be filled by Cum berland University and a light team will no doubt be sigtfed for Nov. 20—just before the clash with the University for state championship. The supporters of both teams in this city will watch the progress of their favorites with keen interest and antic ipate another hot tussle aud good time at the Capitol City next Thanksgiving. Bank of Leflore Statement. We cite the attention of our readers to the excellent showing made by the Bank of Leflore in its quarterly state ment which appears in this issue of The Commonwealth. The Bank of Leflore and its Savings Department enjoy the reputation of being one of the safest banking houses in the State. All of its employes are bonded and the most care ful banking methods are pursued by its excellent administration. Its state ments always show consistent progress, and Greenwood is indeed proud of this and its other splendid banks. Delta Bank Statement. It is with pleasure that we call the attention of our readers to the quar terly statement of the staunch Delta Bank which appears in this issue of The Commonwealth. The business methods of this bank are distinctive of' the ca pable men who compose its directory. We congratulate this progressive bank ing house upon its usual splendid show ing. " Famished room; gentlemen only; ap For Rent. SUMTER GILLESPIE. ply to GREENWOOD SCHOOLS OPENED MONDAY. Neaaly Six Hundred School Children Report for Duty. Last Monday morning, September the 20th, the white school children of this city sauntered, rather reluctantly, to ward the handsome school building which adorns the southwestern part of our city. They came as though they were answering a summon, and from their conduct this week it was easily seen that they could not be translated, all at once, from the freedom of vaca tion to the rontine of the school room without some sort of friction. Promptly at eight-thirty that same old bell that has been sending the children to work for several sessions, was sounded by the same steady hand that has guided the successful admin istration of this school for the past fourteen years, and in response thereto, about five hundred of Greenwood's brightest young children entered the balls and rooms to add another scholas tic year to their records. They were next marched to the auditorium where the opening exercises were held. The exercises were opened by a pray er by Rev. H. 8. Spragins, of the First Methodist church. Several songs were sung by the various classes of the school. Prof. Saunders next made an appropriate talk, pointing out the changes that would take place and as suring the pupils that the same meth ods would be used as had been cos tom He emphasized the importance of ary. keeping the grounds in proper condi tion, and assured the students that per fect harmony would prevail, between both the faculty and students, and urg ed the students to at once begin to co operate with them in making it the most .successful year that the school has ever enjoyed. The students that were promoted from last session's work were then marched into their respective rooms DR. C. V. EDWARDS ACCEPTS PASTORATE. Prominent Baptls* Ctergyi Greenwood Pulpit. Will Pill Last Thursday night the the First Baptist church of this city re ceived a telegram from Dr. C. V. Ed wards, advising his acceptance of the pastorate of the church. It will be remembered that Dr. Ed wards made our city a visit a few weeks ago and delivered two interesting ser mons at that church. He was at once called by the session of that church, and took the matter under advisement. On his return to New Orleans he finally accepted the call and wired this church to that effect. The congregation and friends of this popular church are being congratulated upon their good fortune in securing the services of such an able minister as Dr. Edwards and it is a decided fact that Dr. Edwards will tie an effective instru mentality in the perfect organization and upbuilding of this church in Green wood. lion of and assigned seats. Then the students again assembled in the auditorium to hear the opening address that was de livered by W. M. Whittington, of the local bar. Mr. Whittington's address was thoroughly enjoyed by all who were so fortunate as to hear it. He presented to the school a handsome picture on behalf of the U. D. C. Chap ter of this city. After all preparatory arrangements had been completed, books and lessons assigned, school was dismissed at noon and the children were given the after noon in which to purchase their books for this term. With an enrollment of nearly six hun dred bona fide students this session promises to be the most successful that our school has ever enjoyed. Little Sport, SCATES. THE COTTON CROP IS CUT SHORT Except In Atlantic States—Estimates Are Small. Cotton opened very rapidly daring the week throughout the South and as soon as temperatures become more mod erate picking will be pushed in all sec tions. Except in the Atlantic States, where there are some good crops, the yield from the fields that have been picked over is not satisfactory, and the indicated total outturn is small. Crop estimates are, therefore, small. Except on lowlands the plant is not growing now and rains would add but little to the production. There is much less complaint of shed ding this week, bat it is notable that the complaints have ceased where the loss has been severest and some corres pondents noted that the plant has lost everything but matured or half-matured bolls. In Texas it is estimated that with fa voring weather the crop will be nearly all gathered by Oct. 15. East of the Mississippi river numerous showers fell during the week, and Arkansas also got some rain. These showers helped to stop shedding and retarded slightly the rate at which the bolls were opening. No disposition is shown to hold the early picking with present prices rul ing and marketing is going forward freely. MISSISSIPPI. Local rains in a number of sections arrested the opening of cotton, but be yond rendering moisture to mature well bolls already Bet will not add to the yield. On the uplands the cotton has made its growth, an d the bolls are op ening rapidly. The crop is short in all sections and in the boll weevil dis tricts approaches a complete failure. TENNESSEE. Rains came most too late to be of great benefit to cotton, though the de in terioration was in part arrested. The promise for a yield is light and the oot tos has set about all the fruit that it will mature. Picking is not yet well begun, although the cotton is opening rapidly. ARKANSAS. Local rains through the State broke a drouth of many weeks, bat too late to save the cotton crop, which in sections will be the smallest in years,. and will nowhere equal that of last year. Cot ton is opening, but as yet picking has not become general. The farmers are selling the early cotton. LOUISIANA In boll weevil sections the cotton crop is very poor, averaging about 25 to 40 per cent, of a good yield. Outside of the boll weevil territory the crop is good, the season having been generally favorable. Cotton is now opening rap idly, though pioking has only made mod erate progress. The farmers are sell ing. TEXAS. The week was generally hot and dry. The cotton is opening rapidly, and in many districts 75 per cent, is ready to be picked. It is estimated that by Oc tober 15, weather being favorable, the great belk of the crop will be gathered. The lint is not so good as that of last year. On some of the lowlands the plants are still setting fruit. There is but slight disposition among the farm ers to hold for higher prices, and mar keting is free. GEORGIA. Cotton is opening rapidly in central and southern Georgia and being picked and sold. With an open fall the crop will be harvested very early. In north ern counties shedding continues and the yield will not be so good as ex pected. The setting of fruit has about ceased everywhere. NORTH CAROLINA Cotton is opening very rapidly, and on some of the sandy lands it is said to be nearly all opened. The deteriora tion since August 15 is placed at 25 per cent. Some rains fell during the week in eastern counties and were beneficial. MISSOURI. Light rains during the week will help the ootton some, and although shedding within the latter half of August was considerable, there is still prospect for a good yield. SOUTH CAROLINA. Continued hot, dry weather has forc ed ootton to rapid maturity, and it is now being picked and sold freely, timates on the crop fall much short of those of three weeks ago, the deteriora tion being reported as very heavy. There is very little top crop. OKLAHOMA Ks Rains and more moderate temper atures have stopped severe shedding. The plant has lost the young fruit, how Crops on some of the lowlands On the high and dry lands it is very short. Hot weather has prevented much picking, short. ever, will be moderate. The lint is ALABAMA. Rains in northern Alabama were ben eficial. Elsewhere a few showers fell, but on all uplands the crop is practi cally beyond recovery and but needs sufficient time to fully mature the fruit that is already set. Cotton as a whole is not opening rapidly, but where pick ing has begun the farmers are selling freely. All estimates are for a small yield. A Dollar Saved Is a Dollar Famed. No matter how small your savings bring them to this bank and open au account. We pay 4 per cent, interest on all accounts, compounded semi-an nually. Call to see us. BANK OF LEFLORE. Savings Department. Notice of Services. The Rev. G sorge B. Myers, Rector of the Church of the Nativity, has return - ed to the city and services will be re sumed on next Sunday, Sept. 26 th, as follows: 7:30 a. m., Holy Communion. 9:45 a. m., Sunday School ;and Men's Bible Class. 11 a. m., Morning Prayer and Sermon. 7:30 p. m., Evensong and Sermon.