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w ;Â J *> -: ÿ : ; :. . - ■ 4 - . -1 s 5 * WTPRNr ONLY INC NEWS JOB PRINTING Of ALL KINOS . » ** §g THAT IS fIT TO PRINT. NEATLY EXECUTED ON SHORT NOTICE. OUR MOTTO: "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT. Gillespie and Son, Editors and Publishers A Reliable Local Newspaper. » GREENWOOD, LeFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING. NOV. 12. 1909. Subscription, $1.50 Per Year VOL. XIII.—NO. 40. BROWN & WORD DISSOLVE PARTNERSHIP Mr. F. A. Word, Jr., Buys Mr. Brown's Interest in the Parlor. The refreshment parlor, formerly owned by Brown & Word, at the corner of Washington and Howard streets, has been purchased outright by Mr. F. A. Word, Jr., why will conduct the bus iness hereafter. Mr. Word came to our city last Feb ruary and since his connection with Mr. Brown has built a neat trade in this city. Mr. Word is an excellent young gentleman, and is experienced in this line of business. Since his connection with this parlor it has undergone many improvements and is now cne of the popular resorts in the city. We wish him continued success. Mr. Brown has not as yet decided whether he will leave Greenwood or not, but we hope that he will see fit to remain in our city with his excellent family. THE SELF-HELP BUREAU INCREASES. Chancellor Kincannon Is Pleased With Results from That Work. According to Chancellor Kincannon, of the University of Mississippi, nearly seventy-five students at the institution have been enrolled under the self-help bureau and are working their way through the university. A total of 165 students applied for the privilege of working on the campus, in the dormitories and at various other occupations, to pay their way through the university, bnt all of the number could not be accommodated. In many instances, however, the university fac ulty has found employment for students in the town of Oxford at which they are able to earn enough to pay a por tion of their expenses. gratifyin: success achieved by the self-help bu reau is the fact that the students who feature of thei ae me? are thus making their own way have not met with social ostracism. They enjoy a standing just, as h'gh as the sons of the wealthiest parents, are in vited to join the leading fraternities, and are treated in all-respects as equal, thus showing conclusively that Chan cellor Kincannon made no mistake when he determined to infuse ocratic spirit into the institution. Jackson News. more dem CHAS. F. JOHNSON is now ready to do your Accounting. Machine Made Bread Is Better. m i n fm 'Æ il'»i f)l THE OLD WAY. L\ THI J H.PAY CC. OUR WAY OF MAKING BREAD fö sul irtëx 3r f; ; j*; \ Hi I s •> •r,. J. « i. BUSINESS LEAGUE CIRCULATES PETITRON This Organization. Wideawake After the Interests ef the County. For some time the Business League has had the matter of more adequate service for the Webb branch of the Southern Railway in Mississippi under advisement with authorities. But anx ious to realize the desired needs, they are now circulating petitions which will at an early date be presented to Cel. K. L. Russell, president of the company. * One petition to Col. Russell sets forth the requests of not only Greenwood cit izens and merchants, but of those along the Webb branch, as to why more ade quate service should be given them. It is as follows: 'The undersigned pe titioners, patrons of the Webb branch of the Southern Railroad in Mississippi, and directly interested in the trade of this district, wish to submit the follow For a number of years your road ing: has furnished us a wholly inadequate passenger service. The train as run today, leaving Webb in the morning, is nearly always late in arriving at either Itta Bena or Greenwood. We feel that the volume of freight and passenger business which the undersigned give to your road on this branch, and would be very materially increased in the event of a better schedule, justifies us in res pectfully petitioning and emphatically requesting that a passenger train be run from Webb to Greenwood, arriving at Greenwood not later than 9:30 in the morning, and returning leaving Green wood not earlier than 4:30 p.m. We ask that this train be put on at once, and taken off February 15th 1910." The other petition which is being cir culated by the League is among the business men of Greenwood, who, in their anxiety to give their friends and patrons along this line more adequate train service, are guaranteeing the .Southern the receipt of as much as $500 per month to cover the difference be tween receipts from passenger fares and cost of operating the train until the 15th of February 1910. The money is to be deposited in some Greenwood bank. We feel sure that the authorities will give this matter due consideration and continue its liberal policy toward one of the best cities in the State. 4 Per Cent Interest As an investment is the best a man can make while saving by degrees. Your deposits are drawing interest while you are accumulating a surplus. Instead of lying idle and earning you nothing, each small snm you deposit is made to draw interest at the rate of 4 per cent. If you are saving for a pur pose let the savings bank aid yon. BANK OF LEFLORE. Savings Department. GOVERNOR PREPARING MS MESSAGE. Gov. NmI Mil Now Get to Governor Noel expeets to get to wo rk during the next tan days on his * niai message to tbs legislature, for which he has eoUeeted a huge amount of data, and it la probable that the doc ument will be one of exceptional length. needed legislation very f ree l y w i t h callers at the executive office, he has made no positive promises concerning the recommendations he will submit to the lawmakers for statutes other than those pertaining to revenue and appro priations. It is Known, however, that the gov ernor has a number of important re forms in mind, which will bo earnestly urged for consideration. One snhjeet that is occupying the gubernatorial mind is the strengthening of the stat utory prohibition law, bnt he will not frame his recommendations on this question until after he has conferred with the prohibition leaders of the state, who will hold a meeting -here dar ing the latter part of the month to determine whether a fight shall be made for constitutional prohibition. Governor Noel has under aérions eon sidération the reforms in Mississippi's system of civil and criminal jurispru dence as recommended at the last meeting of the Mississippi Bar Associa tion, with the view of transmitting his own suggestions to the approaching session of the legislature. Important among these recommenda tions is that which seeks to make pistol toting a felony, and to prohibit the ship ment or sale of sneh weapons within the State. This subject is certain to at tract serious attention among the law makers, in view of the array of facta that will be submitted showing that pistol-toting is Mississippi's most pro lific source of crime. The association also recommends that the State be allowed to ask for change of venue in criminal eases; that a three fourth majority of tee members of a jury panel in civil Btigsticc. be allow ed to return a verdict p that chancery courts be provided with official sten ographers; that the custom of allow ing attorneys to prepare instructions in criminal cases be abolished, and tee presiding judge required to instruct the jury direct. Other changée and reforms of minor interest have been suggested by the Mississippi Bor Association, and wilt be presented to the legislaturadireet 1m the form of a memorial. It is expected, owever, that practically oil of the re forms proposed will be et t forth in th Governor's message. Several state officials have trans mitted to the governor the narrative portions of their biennial reports, from which he will glean the information necessary for a discussion of the wort of the varions branches of state gov ernment.—Jackson News. A Few Pertinent Facts About Fire Insurance Which it W» Pay You to Knew. Since the year 1880 some 440 stock companies engaged ta the basil fire and marine insuvmnee in the United at States have either reinsured, retired, or failed—an average of more than 15 retirements and failures a year. In purchasing securities, or clothing, or builders' supplies, or provisions, most buyers ore careful to select the best that can be hod for the money. Why should not the same law of trade govern the purchase of fire insurance? The rates charged by the stock fire in suranoe companies are pretty muck the Then why not seleet policies of companies which have large resources, who9e business is earefuHy selected, and which have honorably mat tea conflagrations at Chicago, Baltimore and San Enmoiseo, to say nothing of those resulting from the trophes of the kind? Any insurance policy is a good enough policy until the unexpected until a too comes ; then it will haltend that it paid to seleet the best. Ask your agent or tanker whether the policy be is selling you is by a strong, oid-eatobHahed company. Don't forgot that tka very boat kind of money as an inferior article. These companies are represented by J. H. ELLINGTON, Ago*. r To those who bad left wai a W. Wells can tag te JJ H. ^ SB days and b.wip rat within the next $ - DRAINAGE PETITION BEIN6 CIRCULATED. Leafne Co-»p> •f This District. to orating with citix< The oommlttee appointed by the dningo auspices of the Business League Nov. it out the following petition to all the bento in this county for the land-owners and citizens to affix their Signataren. This matter is one of great import to this district, and if neglected ought prove of great detriment to our rk ie in at of to J D G' M A J ï ting held under the 1 ta, h to erope. In the petition below, which was carefully prepared by the committee, is presented the salient reasons why we should be unalterably opposed to the proposed movements of the Tal lahatchie Drainage Commission. These m ain trank drains would result not only in raising the flood level of our rivers, but would precipitate a volume of wa ter upon our county, inevitably over flowing oar lands. Read over this petition carefully and if yon have not signed same, and can consistently do so, find one of these pe titions that are being circulated in your beat and affix your signature thereto. The petition runs as follows: "We, the undersigned property own ers and citizens of Leflore county, Miss., believe and are convinced that the plans of the Tallahatchie Drainage Com mission to provide a system of main taunk drains, with laterals intended to move the water off from the lands of the Tallahatchie Drainage District at a far more rapid rate than at present, would result not only in raising the flood lev el ef-the rivers of Leflore county, but mould precipitate a volume of water upon said county, which would inevita bly overflow our lands, resulting in the ruination of our crops and canting in calculable damage. The work contemplated by the Com mission, of shortening the channels of the rivers would of course result in sending the flood waters of the upper Tallahatchie and Coldwater districts a upon ns at a faster rat 3 than normal, and without a thorough .jid adequate system of ouueu into the Mississippi river, would pond the surplus water on our lands. Then too, the shortening of the channels would deprive a great number of plantations of their present river highways. "For the sbove reasons, we, the un dersigned, hereby place ourselves on record as unalterably opposed to any plans of drainage for the Delta which begin ti the bead waters, straighten of the rivers, and do not provide for on ample outlet. "We therefore enter oar emphatic protest against the adoption and the en forcement of the pres e nt plans of the Tailahatehie Drainage Commission, and we do farther emphatically protest against the proposition of shortening the present channels of any river in Le flore county. We hereby consent and respectfully request that this petition may be pre sented to and considered by the Hon orable Secretary of War of the United States, the Governor of Mississippi and the State Legislature of Mississippi; mid also that it may be used as ev idence in any Court of this State, in which the matters herein objected to are litigated; it being onr purpose and intention to evidence to all in authority our dissent from and condemnation of the present plans of the Tallahatchie Drainage Commission, including the shortening of any rivers in Leflore County." the J S R C L C D «4 D S C S To Whom It May Concern J J J Whoever it was that borrowed my disc borrow I wish they would return and get reward. T. C. GARRARD. of Ladies up-to-date Tailored Suits at DAHMER BROS. Wanted. to sell our guaranteed oils patata. Experience unnecessary. Ext r emely profitable offer to right par ty. The GLEN REFINING COMPANY, Cleveland, Ohio. of Old iron and brass wanted. Best prices given by Green wood foundry. of C J. CLIFFORD. Money to Loan. by We have money to loon on your prop. ertyat 8 per cent, ou long or short time. POLLARD A HAMNER, Attorneys, Gr ee n wood, Miss. For Expert Accounting call F. JOHN on or phone < For Rent teèfeêuOemsii tally; ap pig tafcw C THE COUNTY SOLONS MET LAST WEEK. Considerable Important Business Was Transacted by Our Board. The County Board of Supervisors held their November session in their rooms at the court house last week, President F. M. Aldridge, J. M. Sykes, J. L. Haley, S. 1. Brown and B. T. Sayre being present. Sheriff S. Z. Prophet, Clerk C. W. Crockett and County Attorney E. D. Stone were also present. Owing to the refusal of Mr. J. C. Scott, of Morgan, to serve as J ustice of the Peace in Beat 5, the Board ordered that the County Election Commissioners ho.d a special election in that beat to elect a successor to J. H. Me Math, de ceased, and that said election be held on November 20th, 1909. It appeared to the Board that the W. T. Young Bridge Company had on the ground already for the building of the Tallahatchie River bridge near the Ash wood Ferry enough material to jus tify an allowance of $1,000 to enable them to proceed with the work, so same was allowed and made payable out of' the bridge bond fund. Mr. C. C. Mon ey, having made bond for $1,000, with D. C. Peteet and T. A. McGehee as sure ties, was employed to inspect and su pervise the construction of the iron bridge being built over the Tallahatch ie River near Ash wood Ferry at a sal ary of $100 per month. Considerable reductions were made in a few land assessments by the Board at this meeting, and new assessments placed on same. Contract was awarded G. M. Turner for the bnilding of a road on south side of Cana from Buck Lake to McCaskill's, the consideration being $1,425.00, same to be completed by June 1st, 1910, and Messrs. B. T. Sayre and J. L. Haley ap pointed a committee of two to insDect and report upon same at its completion. Contract was let to A. W. Ross to make repairs on the county poor house, the consideration being $250, same to begin at once. Various reports were made and ac cepted by the Board, after which they allowed the following accounts, pay able out of the funds in requirement with thç statutes: J B Humphreys, habeas corpus 8 50 D P Montgomery, et al inquests 29 00 G' wood Fur. Co., mdse for pau pers. M Andersen, holding election A O Peterson J L Montgomery M Andersen et al is of 35 of 28 40 8 60 6 00 4« 6 00 12 00 J B Redditt, making ditch S D Clower, coal for school 6 00 35 50 R W Hatch et al, holding inq'st 14 00 20 80 Mrs N C Johnson, teaching . C W Crockett, recording. L N Chandler, mdse. C W Crockett et al, lunacy in quest .!..... Evans & Adams, repair on jail Brandon Pt'g Co., records . Lindsey-Randle Lbr. Co., lbr. . D B Phiilipps, building bridge 110 00 Enterprise, publications. Robert Herman, mdse. Chas Esper, boarding paupers W M Peteet, account. Trustees Itta Bena School. 6 90 12 10 34 90 4 00 19 00 38 29 5 12 2 50 37 50 . 101 45 .. 232 00 . 175 00 .. 123 75 . 33 75 . 19 53 . 25 00 " 24 8» . 93 75 . 350 00 . 85 00 D O Alexander, making fill . S D Clower, coal for school C E Wright & Co, coal. Wm Williams, making fill_ F H Scott, building bridge.... Sidon Lbr Co, lbr . G M Turner, making fill . S Z Prophet, account . W T Davis, janitor. D O Alexander, making fill. 300 00 W F Johnson, repairs of bridge . 4 00 Cumb Tel Co, service . C C Money, repairs on bridge J T McAlpin, painting bridge 300 00 W M Hendricks, accounts ... A W Ross, building bridges C C Mouey, " " G M Turner, working roads B T Sayre, J M Sykes, J L Haley, F M Aldridge, 8 l Brown, S Z Prophett, sheriff. C W Crockett, clerk. E D Stone, county attorney 9 90 50 00 1263 25 757 77 . 231 00 1803 75 inspecting, etc. ... 34 95 28 60 44 17 80 .... 20 00 21 00 44 44 44 4 oo 6 00 25 00 STORM PIT. If you have none, the next best thing is a Cyclone Policy with Will Peteet at quiet prices. The Rummage Sale will be held every Saturday in November for the benefit of the King's Daughters. All contribu tions to be sent to 209 Main street early Saturday morning. Wire best offer, immediate shipment, two cars Slip Shuck Com. Apply to A. M. Stoner, ^Greenwood, Mississippi. Greenwood now has an Ex pert Accountant. Phone or < 2 * on CHAS. F. JOHNSON. GREENWOOD PUSHING THE SHELL INDUSTRY. Seventy Shell Beets are Belnj Placed on the River near this City. C. D. C. of to of' For the past two years Seoretary F. W. Sterling of the Greenwood Business League, has had his eye on some shells in our river. His friends have been wondering why he has so many times sauntered leisurely up and down the classic banks of the Yazoo, and many have been so inconsiderate as to think his shell scheme an aeroplanic theory. But his foresight has brought a big thing to this city. Mr. Sterling has in his office a file full of correspondence touching the shell scheme which he has been propogating for the past two years. As a result of this correspondence, there is now in Greenwood two wealthy gentlemen who are investing their money in this busi ness. Mr. N. A. Watson, the sole pro prietor of the Erie Button Works, of the largest button concerns in the country, has arrived in Greenwood and is personally supervising his work here This gentleman is putting fifty shell boats on the river working the beds from the bridge down to the Southern bridge at Fort Loring. The other gentleman is Mr. Adams, of Muscatine, Iowa, who will place twenty boats on the beds in the river. A little dope will prove the impor tance of the investments to Greenwood. Parties at Newport, Ark., opened beds ten years ago which brought to that city $1,000,000.00 per annum, finding 35 per cent. Nigger Heads. Nigger Heads are particularly sought. Black Rock, Ark., opened hers about the same time, averaging 40 per cent Nigger Heads, which brought about $1,500,000 per annuib. Around Greenwood the shells average 98 per cent. Nigger Heads, and are pronounced as fine as ever seed. The results iu the expendi ture of a fortune in Greenwood which will be spent in our city. In view of' the fact that crops are below normal | and supplies enjoying aeroplanic atmos phere, this will be of still greater im - port to our city and will give Green wood fame in other lines, as well as the Cotton and Anto City. Mr. Sterling's what-has-been-termed dream has become realized and the city and county are in a way indebted to him and the League for the attraction of these industries to our city. The old saying is just—do not mock or make light of the dreamer. His dreams are often realized and blossoms into the grandest successes. Especially when the dreamer, like Mr. Sterling, is ca pable of effecting a realization of same. has j his his ed that one is and he ing. be do KISSING. "And now," said the young man whom she had met that evening, and who had been kind enough to escort her to her home, "and now, give me a kiss." "Sir?" she exclaimed, with freez ing dignity. "Give me a kiss." "Upon my word, I never before met such effrontery." That is quite possible. Never theless, give me a kiss, please." Of all the—You met me only this evening; I hardly know your name! And yet you have the con ceit to ask me—" "Forakis8. Yes." last Dr. ion. 50 45 00 00 75 75 53 8» 75 00 00 u 00 Dr. ert There is no occasion for amaze- j and ! and , j j feel that way for a moment, but it ; "I never was presumptuously ad- 1 dressed in all my life." , 4T , j ; I have no doubt of that. But It "Why, I am amazed. t < 00 ment." 00 90 "I am astonished; I am offended.' "I thought perhaps you would 00 25 will pass over soon." 77 00 75 95 60 do I get the kiss?" "For goodness sake! I should think you would have understood 80 00 00 my position when you asked me." j "But you could have changed your mind by this time." "Well, I am simply speechless. Do you ask every girl you meet for a kiss?" Yes." "Every girl?" "To be sure." "And do you ever meet with a re buff?" "Oh, yes. But you'd really be surprised at the number of kisses I get."—Life. oo 00 00 44 be i | Oodles of fun every nignt at the GEM. or Let CHAS. P. JOHNSON do i ! j The Junior Guild gave an enjoyable entertainment, an auto ride, from Mrs. B. L. Young, Tuesday evening. your accounting. CAPT. McNEILL. SR.. DIED LAST TUESDAY. One of Leflore County's Oldest Cit izens Passes Away. Capt. J. Y. McNeill, Sr., one of the oldest and most highly respected cit izens of Leflore county, who has re sided at Berciair for many years, suc cumbed to old age Tuesday of this week. Mr. McNeill has been on the brink of death for some time and his friends had anticipated with regret his death. Mr. McNeill has been living at Ber ciair for quite a number of years, and has amassed in his long life quite a j handsome fortune. He was always lib eral, conscientious, and responsive to his duty. His friends are all over the county and this intelligence will cause his admirers much sadness. Capt. McNeill leaves a most excellent wife who has resided with him at Ber ciair. Mrs. J. Y. McNeill, Jr., of this city is among the other relatives that mourn his death. The funeral took place at Berciair Wednesday at noon and the services were conducted by the McNutt Ma sonic Lodge, and services were conduct ed from his pretty home on Blue Lake. Many from Greenwood went over to Berciair on the noon train, returning that afternoon, to honor this highly-re spected gentleman. GREENWOOD WANTS BAPTIST CONVENTION Mayor, Business League and Others Extend Invitation. The State Baptist Convention which is in session this week at Winona, has been extended an invitation to hold its session in the "Queen City of the Delta." Hon. W. M. Whittington, who was a representative from that church in this city, was requested to extend an invi tation when the matter of naming the place for the 1910 convention was brought up. Mayor Gid Montjoy, Sr., and President T. R. Henderson, of the Greenwood Business League, sent tel egrams to Mr. Whittington, asking that he insist upon the Convention naming Greenwood as their next place of meet ing. We hope that the Baptists decide to be with us next year, and in case their decision is in our favor Greeewood will do itself proud, as usual, in the enter tainment of its guests. Young Men Entertain. A most delightful dance was thor oughly enjoyed at the Burkhalter home last Friday evening. The dancing young men of the city imposed upon Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Burkhalter to again give a dance at their lovely home, complimenting the visiting young la dies in ihe city. Reed & Foster's or chestra rendered music for the ion. During the evening Mrs. Burk halter served delicious refreshments. The fun was enjoyed until about two o'clock. occas Among those present were Mrs. P. A. Malone, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. McGehee, Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Bullock, Miss Alice Priestley, Rev. G. B. Myers, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. Rob ert Wilson, Miss Mary Topp and James Gordon Gillespie, Miss Annie Hobson j and Frank Pettey, Miss Mildred Barr ! and Dave Humphreys, Miss Yorks and Fred Word, Mrs. Helen Money and Gid j Joiner, Miss Sheelah Hill and Walter j Bell, Miss Sallie Steele and Prosser, ; Miss Snyder and Geo. L. Paddison, Miss Wheat Burkhalter and Walter Pillow, 1 and Messrs ' Wil1 M °ore, Will Waggen " erbc " Aostin, ; v'eston, Baines Austin, Fuller, Ewing Johnson, Stanley Sanders, Ed Reed, and others. Gaines-Harvey. j Lexington, Mias., Nov. ll.-Joseph Gaines, of New Orleans, and Miss Fan nie Gaines Harvey, of near this place, were "»fried at the home of the bride's mnther th ' R raornin E. Rev. Father Thomas McNamara officiating, mediately after the ceremony the happy couple left for their home, which will Miss Harvey is a cousin of Gov. Noel, who wired his con gratulations over the happy event. Im be in New Orleans. Illustrated songs at the Gem County S. S. Convention. i | A movement is on foot looking to the holding of a County Sunday School Con vention in this city at an early date. The old, old story, told times without number, and repeated over and over again for the last 36 years, but it is al ways a welcome story to those in search of health—There is nothing in i th0 '° r 'f * ha ' cor ?* ! as quickly as Chamberlain s Cough Rem j edy. Sold by all druggists.