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i ? JOB PRINTING OT ALL KINDS WE PRINT ONLY THE NEWS that IS HT TO PRINT. NEATLY EXECUTED ON SHORT NOTICE. l A Reliable Local Newspaper. BE JUST AND FEAR NOT. OUR MOTTO: h »» Gillespie and Son, Editors and Publishers VOL. XIII.—NO. 40. GREENWOOD, LeFLORE COUNTY. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, OCT. 1. 1909. Subscription, $1.50 Per Year IMPORTANT MEETING HELD AT GULFPORT. The Commercial Secretaries Per mantly Organize. Secretary E. A. Stephenson, of the Jackson Board of Trade, left yesterday afternoon for Gulfport, where the sec ond meeting of the commercial secreta ries of the state is being held today for the purpose of perfecting the organiza tion which was temporarily formed hero at a meeting held a few weeks ago for the purpose of co-operating in such work as can be carried on through the common efforts of all, in the interest of the commercial progress of the State. Mr. Stephenson was selected as sec retary and treasurer at the first meet ing, while Mr. B. C. Cox, of Gulfport, was made president, and Mr. F. W. Sterling, of Greenwood, vice-president. It is expected that these will be made the permanent officers at today's meet ing. Besides the permanent organization and perfecting of tho working plans, it is expected that the organization will memorialize the legislature to pass a good roads law, similar in some respects to the agricultural high school provision now in operation, whereby the state renders a specific amount of financial aid after the county adopting the idea and applying for such aid, has done a specific amount on its own account, the plan being thereby made co-operative as been the county and state, but the counties doing nothing themselves re ceiving no state aid. The subject of cotton rates, so far as the recent revision by the railroad com mission is concerned, will hardly be dis cussed, since that question is now "up in the air," so to speak, and will be un til the railroads decide upon what their course will be.—Jackson News, TOUR HOUSES IN BAPTIST TOWN Were Consumed by Fire Last Saturday ■V«gh* at 3 O'clock. On last Saturday near 8 o'clock the fire department was called to Baptist Town where four negro dwelling houses were destroyed by tire. The depart ment made its H.sual quick run, but ex perienced some difficulty in getting water connections. The houses destroyed by the blaze were owned by Messrs. G. D. Cassity and C. G. Nichols, and were partially covered by insurance. The insurance was carried by J. H. Ellington and the Greenwood Insurance Agency. For Sale. Modern, conveniently arranged house all conveniences. P. W. PARSONS, Care Delta Bank. De B?TTCT *9 JWT Warn fjT '! ■Jh 4* h iSM AÎrafgF, .j I I ■y -J XT Tjm B 5? Fall Shoes /Z* 'V! I 'A lP *T » it / X y| A ' \ W / \!y \ -7 * * m /j " ; \ if %\ a ÏW 4* We Have Prepared For The V * r v> 4 * it X ; \ Greatest Fall Sale Trade in History * * Cl * .■'# if 4* n. e ve been doing a GOOD shoe business right along. Now we are going after an increased trade in this line—going to make this store the shoe-buying center of this entire vicinity. Our first step in this direction has been to engage a thoroughly expert manager for this Department. securing the services of Mr. W. Findlater, who has been fop many years in thë emplov of the Brandt Shoe Co., of St. Louis. Findlater has purchased the finest and largest lines of new Fall .Shoes for men, women and children that we have ever shown, and we are prepared to offer you varieties, qualities and values such as you cannot enjoy at any other store in Greenwood. We invite you to inspect our new stocks and let us show you how splendidly we are now prepared to serve you in this line. 4* 4 * * We have been fortunate in Mr. 4 * T* 4 * 4 i* if Fountain's Big Busy Store if if if 4 if * ' ' * ,V g* ?- - „V ■ ■ ■ ' ? ; ... -, |£|Éj > ISllfe I ïXïjï"!"? ïjSgjl mB s m U. OE M. GLEE CLUB WANfS RETURN DATE. Manager F. C Lee Writes Concerning Date for Ills Club. It is with pleasure that we reproduce an interesting letter that we received this week from oar good friend and col lege-chum, Mr. Frank C. Lee, who is manager of the University Glee Club and Orchestra this session. This year's glee club should be an improvement upon last year's which gave such an excellent entertainment in this city. Mr. Lee seems very anx ious to make Greenwood, as his boys have not forgotten the good time shown them by our people on their visit to our city. He has the following to say: J in us University, Miss., Sept. 27, '09. Mr. Jas. Gordon Gillespie, Greenwood, Miss. Dear Gordon; — Well, here am I, the manager of the "old time favorites," desirous of drop ping you a line to tell you that every thing is looking fine and good. Only we miss you more than you imagine. What are the prospects of our coming back to your town? We are all on our heads to get there again and to again freely partake of that gen uine hospital ity that was so lavishly tendered us. Do you think we can play there under the auspices of the Kings Daughters again? We hope so, at any rate. Permit me to congratulate you upon the success you are having in the ed itorial world, and I say candidly and with all sincerity, that I wish you well, indeed. "Feel" aroand for me when you get a chance, concerning our visiting your city. Your friend, FRANK C. LEE. We hope that the King's Daughters will again give this glee club a date, for it would be a money-making investment for them. The Glee Club is willing to accept the same terms given them last year, actual expenses. They have our best wishes for another successful sea son. of er, Delightful Luncheon Near Jackson. While "Ye Editor" was enjoying a visit to his parents at the Capitol City, he was invited with several others to attend a luncheon at the hospitable home of Mr. Mile3 Currie, one mile from the terminus of West End street o»r line. The repast was a feast for the gods and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who were so fortunate as to be pres ent. Mr. Currie has one of the best kept truck farms in the State, and ships large quantities of fruits and veg etables to northern points. Such hos pitality as was accorded us by Mr. Car rie on last Sunday was a rare treat for which we are deeply indebted to Mr. Currie. YOM KIPPIR OBSERVED IN GREENWOOD. All Jewish Business Neuses In the City Closed Last Saturday. to he in on he one the of and the Nearly five million men, women and children in the United States celebrat ed Yom Kippir last Saturday, with which the ten days of pennanoe begin ning with Jewish New Year closed. Every Jewish business house in this city closed its doors ou that day and properly observed this important day of their calendar. In the sixteenth chapter of Leviticns is a full description of the ceremonial connected with the Day of Atonement, detailing the sacrifice of two goats, one of which is burnt as an offering and the other, the scapegoat, is sent out into the wilderness after the high priest has pat upon him the sins of the people. It is this close connection between the Day of Atonement which has brought the former forward and made it of so great import to post Biblical Jews. In the Mishnah and Talmud, where the traditions of the Jews are pre served with remarkable faithfulness, the fact is made clear that the New Year shines with the reflected glory of that greatest of days in the Jewish cal endar. It is because of the universality of the appeal that they have risen so high in the estimation of those who neg lect the weekly 8abbath and the other holy days prescribed by the Bible, and still observed by the more faithful ad herents to the religion of the sons of J udah. The closing np of the Jewish stores in our city on last Saturday evidenced the fact that this industrious race is of great import to the prosperity of our city. About thirty or forty houses closed their doors on that day, and gave us an opportunity to see of what impor tance the Jews are to Greenwood. We are all proud of every Jewish family that has cast its lot with Greenwood and hope that their New Year will find everyone blessed with the full-realiza tion of their every wish. Home Talent Show a Success. The Vi liage Postoffice," a home tal ent entertainment given for the benefit of the Itta Bena Methodist church, at the Itta Bena school house on last Fri day evening, was a decided success. Owing to the inclemency of the weath er, the crowd was not as large as was expected, but still the actors performed their roles most ably. Mr. Robert Portwood acted the "ViUage Cut-Up well and kept up the humor of the play. Miss Charlotte Henderson, of the Itta Bena high school faculty, was excep tionally good as the "Would Be Author ess" and delighted the audience with her performance. The whole cast was good, humorously costumed, and acted with unusual ease. A neat sum was re alized from the entertainment, half of which was given to the Itta Bena Meth odist church. & I the fice was in n senator McMillan FOR LIEUT.-GOVERNOR. Carroll County Gentleman Urged to Enter Race. The Commonwealth takes pleasure in reproducing the following mention of Senator Lee McMillan, in connection with the office of Lieutenant-Governor, from a recent issue of the esteëmed Jackson Evening News. His many Le flore county friends would be gratified to have an opportunity to vote for him for Lieutenant-Governor, knowing that he would grace the position with dig nity and ability: "The presence here of Senator Lee McMillan, of Carrollton, recalls the fact that for the past several months his friends have been urging him to enter the race in the next quadrennial elec tion for lieutenant-governor. And while the senator has not made any public announcement of his intentions along that line, he makes no denial of the charge that he is seriously consid ering the matter. His friends assert with confidence that he will be in the race. ' "Although serving his first term in the state senate, Mr. McMillan has al ready shown himself to be one of the strongest members of that body. With responsible places on several important committees, he has been a potent factor in the legislation of 1908 and the pro spective work of 1910, and has served on several special committees besides the one now in session here to devise a more equal plan for tax assessments. "Always prominent in the political and civic affairs of Carroll county, where he has been a member of the county democratic executive committee and of the pension and school boards, he served six years in important cler ical capacities at the capitol. Two years of this was in the office of the clerk of the house of representatives, one year as clerk of the interstate com merce commission and three yv~><*s in the office of the aocret,i»ry ui the senate of the United States." He is therefore well-fitted for the work that would fall upon him as lieu tenant-governor, and would fit easily and gracefully in the executive chair in the event of a Vacancy in that office. of is of for on Itta Bena Gets a Paper. Mrs. M. L. Tnrnage, of Belzoni, who published the Itta Bena Item and also the paper at that place, and whose of fice was destroyed by fire some months ago, was here today in the interest of establishing a paper at this place. It was her purpose to organize a stock company aBd purchase an up-to-date outfit, thoroughly equipped to turn out high-class work, and she has met with success. Mrs. Tnrnage is well known in newspaper circles and will direct her efforts to the upbuilding of the town. and FRIDAY MORNING, OCT. 1. BUSINESS LEAGUE OFFICERS ELECTED. to Dr. T. R. Henderson Re-elected as Pres ident of Business League. in of At the meeting of the new directors of the Greenwood Business League on | last Friday evening, the officers of this at of to the This the but ate it of of R. This may one tice eral sible at for by but of staunch organization were elected for the ensuing year. Nominations were made by secret vote, each director writing on paper the name of his choice. After the vote was finally narrowed down, the follow ing gentlemen were elected to the of fices: Dr. T. R. Henderson, president; W. R. Humphrey, 1st vice-president; E. R. McShane, 2nd vice-president; S. L. Brister, 3rd vice-president. Secre tary Sterling was, of course, re-elected to the secretaryship of the league, and we donbt if there could be found a per son who could more ably fill this office than Mr. Sterling haà done. With its present directorate and of ficers there is no reason why this year should not be the most successful that the League has ever enjoyed. League is the most important organiza tion in the city and its members should devote more attention now than ever to its bnsiness affairs, as there is a world of new work that this body has under taken. Every citizen of this city who is in the least interested in the welfare of Greenwood should enroll his name upon the books of the League and co operate with that important organiza tion in the material upbuilding of our city. County Election Commissioners Meet. The Leflore County election commis sioners met at the court house last Sat urday at noon to canvass the return of the special election of Supervisor from Beat 1 to succeed Mr. Giles Avent, whose resignation was tendered and ac cepted at the September meeting of the Board. The votes in the two precincts of this boat totaled twenty-seven, all being cast for Mr. Sayre, who had no oppo sition. The commissioners promptly sent of ficial notice to the secretary of state for Mr. Sayre's commission, and filed expense account of the special election with the clerk of the board. Mr. Sayre is being congratulated up on being endorsed by the voters of his beat, and his constituency know that their interests will be carefully looked after b/ him. Save Now. Now is the best time to start your savings account. If you have intended opening an account, start it now, no matter how small the amount, for this bank receives deposits from $1.00 up and pays 4 per cent, interest, com pounded semi-annually. Call to see us. BANK OF LEFLORE, Savings Department. STATE REUNION DATE IS FIXED. MaJ-'Gen. Lowry Issues Order for An nual Meeting. Jackson, Miss., Sept. 25.—The follow | ing important general order concern ing the Confederate Veterans' reunioQ at Vicksburg was issued today: Headquarters Miss. Div., U. C. V., Jackson, Miss., Sept. 25, 1909. General Orders No. 77. The nineteenth annual Mississippi state reunion of the United Confederate Veterans is called by the major-general commanding to meet in the historic city of Vicksburg on the 11th and 12th of November, 1909. We are by invitation to be the guests of the city and are as sured of a royal welcome. Vicksburg Camp No. 32, assisted by the Sons and Daughters of Veterans and the loyal citizens, have planned various means of entertainment, such as a boat ride on the Father of Waters, a reception at Hotel Carroll, automobile and carriage drives to the National Cemetery and National Park, and on the 12th the ded ication of the state's monument to the heroes of the siege of Vicksburg. Commanders of camps will call their camps together and select delegates to the state reunion to represent them, but the invitation is to Confederate Veterans, and it is hoped that a goodly number will avail themselves of the op portunity by attending. All Confeder ate Veterans will be welcome. After you have named your delegates, it is requested that the adjutant of the camp will at once advise the adjutant of Vicksburg Camp No. 32 of the names of such delegates, together with the names of all who will attend. Address R. E. Walne, adjutant, Vicksburg, Miss. This is desired in order that quarters may be provided for all who will attend. The railroads have been requested to attend the usual courtesy of special rates for the occasion of not exceeding one fare plus 25 cents. As soon as the matter has been definitely settled no tice will be given to all camps by gen eral order and through the daily press. All camps will file their annual re ports with the adjutant as early as pos sible prior to the date named. Those camps that have so far failed to send in their assessment for the year 1909 will at once send reports and the sum of 10 cents per capita, with a minimum of $2, which amount will place them in good standing and entitle them to represen tation at our annual meeting on the above date. Camps that are now behind for more than two years may reinstate by the payment of annual dues for 1909, but in no instance less than the imum of $2. Done at Jackson, Miss., this 25th day of Sept., 1909. who by on his I you and 1 at you ye ning, tion dered city these the ning that It Delta the fund, they found true, tion. min ties in the ROBERT LOWRY, Major-General Commanding Mississippi Division, U. C. V. JNO. A. WEBB, Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff. Little Sport, SCATES. DR. C. V. EDWARDS ARRIVES IN CITY. An Services Will Be Held at Baptist Church Sunday Morning. V., of of Dr. C. V. Edwards, formerly of the First Baptist church, of New Orleans, who has accepted the call tendered him by the Baptist church of this city, has arrived in Greenwood, follow in a week or so. Dr. Edwards will conduct services Sunday morning at the Baptist church on Howard stroet, and has sent the fol lowing to the members and friends of his church: His family will GREETINGS. I greet you from alar, but hope to see you face to face soon, and greet you and know you as your pastor should. 1 shall make tiiy first pastoral call Sunday, October 3rd, 1909, at 11 a. at your church borne. 1 hope to find you at home. m. Yours fraternally, C. V. EDWARDS. Text: Acts 10:29. 1 ask therefore with what intent ye sent for me? We hope that a full congregation will extend him welcome. For Sunday eve ning, Rev. H. S. Spragins and congrega tion of the Methodist church has ten dered that church to Dr. Edwards where there will be given a welcome service. All the other ministers in the city will be present to participate in these services. Dr. Edwards' text for the Sunday evening service is "Christ's Appeal to the Spirit of Conquest in Men." We hope that everyone will visit the Methodist church next Sunday ning and give Dr. Edwards the welcome that is due this reverent gentleman. eve DELTA COUNTIES PAY MORE THAN REFUND. Charge that They Get More Than They Pay Untrue. It was recently charged that the Delta counties are receiving more from the State treasury in the way of school fund, pension money, etc., more than they pay in, but Deputy Auditor A. D. Thompson investigated the matter and found the charge to be absolutely true, even with the whisky privilege licenses eliminated from the calcula tion. un Following is a list of the delta coun ties and tables showing what they paid in aud what they drew back from the State—8205,877.41 more than they re ceived during the fiscal year ending on the 30th of September, 1908: Am'ts re ceived from Delta counties by State treas. Am'ts paid to Counties from State treas. Counties— Bolivar Coahoma De Soto . Holmes $47,559.90 $27,310.58 18,080.80 19,082.57 31.751.83 6,900.62 20,728.48 4,879.65 10.724.84 19,274.91 23,509.83 10,644.26 32,799.08 37,793.95 42,232..80 .25,162.82 .47,814.39 Issaquena.11,183.31 Leflore . 49,438.87 .fl,J37.48 16,540.48 ... 32,851.25 29,783.53 18,040.65 .73,502.12 03,800.21 Quitman Sharkey . Sunflower. Tallahatchie Tunica . Washington Yazoo .... Totals .§409,358.21 $263,481.40 McSHANE ADDITION MAKING IMPROVEMENTS Promoters Invest Considerable Cap ital In Their Addition. Manager Lee Arterbury, of the Mc Shane Addition, informed The Common wealth reporter that he has just let the contract for the construction of 4,000 running feet of concrete walk to the Oxford Concrete Co., and that work same will be begun in a few days, has also purchased 400 poplar trees from a large North Carolina which will be set out on the lots in this addition. This addition is one of the fastest growing sections of the city, and Mr. Arterbury claims that much of this is the result of the attractive advsrtise ments placed in The Commonwealth. Mr. Arterbury believes in pushing a thing through, and knows that adver tising is the sure way to effect the sales of these desirable lots. Watch this addition gro v. on Ho nursery, Wanted. Reliable, energetic man to sell lu bricating oils, greases and paints in Leflore and adjacent counties. Salary or commission. Stetson Oil Co., Clevs land, Ohio.