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ON SNORT NOTICE.
Qnuam and Son, Kditoks and Pdbubhus
OUR MOTTO: "BE JUST
A Rkuable Local Nkwspapsr.
GREENWOOD, L*FLORE COUNTY. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING. DEC. 34, 190».
Subscription, f 130 Pn Yeas
VOL. XIII.—NO. 52.
GHAIttf SION TRAINS
ef TMs C»i
We have been requested to annou nce
that the Charleston Brauch of the
Yaxoo 4t Mississippi Valley Railroad
Company will carry express on its af
ternoon train leaving here at 2:43
o'clock. Heretofore all express hsd to
be pla<xed in the express company's of
fice before 9:30 o'otock and was carried
to Philipp whe^e it laid over until the
Charleston Branch came by and con
veyed it to its destinations.
How the shippers In this city can
place their express In the office before
2 o'clock and same will arrive at its
destination the name afternoon. The
friends and patrons is this city appre
ciate the change made, and ar« always
ready to co-operate with its railroads
and express ccnapanios in the upbuild
ing of the "Queen City of the Doit«.''
Doubles the Yield
Tennessee Talley Fertilizer Co ,
I used fertilizer bought of you on my
own land, and it has given the best
satisfaction. 1 can say it will pay any
one to use it, whether the land is rich
or poor. When properly need it will
pay for itself several times over, and
ou thiu land it will double th » yield.
Yours i rulv,
J. L HALEY,
Ocfc. 2, »Ö0H.
ll', . K- A1 1 1-A.
Milch Cows for Sale.
Write J. i. Stingïey, Durant, Mias,
for any number of milch cows.
SCAT ES BROS.
Husband, Friend, Father or Broth
er would appreciate a box of
We have an Elegant
or any of our
Drug Store aud Soda Fountain.
»*♦- ♦ ■.♦■ ■4 " >» t a
BEGIN NOW to study their land lor
next year's crop. For TWELVE years
we have experimented and tested dif
ferent crops all over Mississippi, Ala
bama, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louis
iana, keeping careful account of re
sults obtained in order to help the
farmer secure best results and to per
fect our brands for use in these states
This information is at your service.
Write us your needs.
Tennessee Valley Fertilizer Co.
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little boys, OU
f, M. Fath
ead «Mita« deeply the greet
Uni, that m, the
of Odd Fallows,
dred and e ight e en (118), extend to oar
thy in this, the darkest hoar of gloom
Besond, That th ese resolations be
spread upon the minutes of this lodge,
a copy of same be
Fatheree, and to the local papers for
it to brother
H. Q. K1TCHBLL,
P. B. PETERSON.
Adopted by the Greenwood Lodge of
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, one
hundred snd eighteen (118), in stated
convention this 21st «toy of December,
A. D, 1909.
4 Per Cent Accounts.
f .t'flor-* i.ff-rs the best induee
n ik cm to thus«.- who want to save. Yon
can open an account with $1. Yon can
deposit any amount thereafter. Your
account will draw 4 per cent, interest,
BANK OF LEFLORE,
H a vo you a savings account?
A good man at onee to handle our bns
Most have business
Write P. O. Box 137, Jack
ness as manager,
Visit the Valley Cafe.
Lost Friday evening at eleven Roes*
Brea. Orchestra began another thor
oughly enjoyable danea with the famous
"Stock and White" twostep.
thirty couples were enjoying the full
swing of motion by time the town
clock struck eleven.
Among the chapero n es wer e Dr. and
Mrs. W. A. Barkhalter, Mr. aad Mrs.
Chas. F. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. Provine, Mr. and
Mrs. Statham, Mr. and Mrs. Rob't
Sabin and others.
Hardly have we ever seen a floor
that was more glacier and more in con
dition for the cturners of the Teaphiaoo
Bveryone there seemed bent
on dancing, and danee they did. The
accommodating orchestra responded to
as many as three and four encores to
their classy two steps and waltzes.
Cares and such were cast into the dis
card pile and even the pessimistic en
joyed basking in the shades of gen
when the fleeey iee began to cover the
cables of the homes in our fair city, a
alight suggestion was brought before
the quorum to end the festivities, but
to no avail. The snow fell more fartons
than ever and the dancing was torn off
thicker than ever,
o'clock would a single human being
listen to the melancholic strains of
"Home, Sweet Home,
volley of persuasion by the wiser ones,
the fan was brought to a close by this
Not until four
Finally after a
Among those that were present to
participate in this evening's pleasure
were Miss Mary Tapp and James Gor
don Gillespie, Miss Wheat Bnrkhalter
and Will Moore, Miss Sbeelah Hill and
Will Waggener, Miss Julia Talbert-and
Walter Belt, Miss Julia Johnson and
John Pettey, Miss Kincaid and Frank
Pettey, Mias Brordstreet and John Me- [ p
Lemore, Miss Hattie Moody and Albert -
McLemore. MiSs Annie Hobson and Mr.
Weston, Miss Alice Harlow snd Geo.
Paddison, Miss Venita Bacon and How
ard Stewart, Miss H&oghton and Maury }
Humphreys, and others.
At the Presbyterian church.
Next 8unday, Dec. 26th, 1909, the fol
lowing programme will be rendered:
Anthom—sing, "Heralds of Gladness."
Anthem—"Hail to the Lord's An
Solo—"The Message of the Angels"—
Solo—"The Star of Peace" — Mr.
Postinde—"The March of the Magii."
Santa Clans will visit the First Pres
byterian church. All the children of
tie Sunday School and congregation
are expected to meet Santa Claus on
Saturday, Cnristmas Day, at 7:30 p. m.
IT'S YOUR KUMYS.
Don't Mistake the Cause of Your Trou
bles. A Greenwood Gitizen Shows
Now to Cure Them.
Many people never suspect their
kidneys. If suffering from a lame, weak
or aching back they think that it Is
only a muscular weakness; when urina
ry trouble sets in they think it will
soon correct itself. And so it Is with
all the other symptoms of kidney dis
orders. That is just where the danger
lie«. You moat core t hes e troubles or
they may lead to diabetes or Bright,«
The beat remedy to use ta
Doan's Kidney Pilis. It cures all ills
whieh are oaused by weak or diseased,
kidneys, Greenwood people testify to
J. T. Rogers, 814 Fulton 8t., Green
wood, Miss., says: "About three years
ago 1 was attacked by severe pains in
my right aide and serosa my kidneys.
I eould not stoop or lift and in the
tag 1 eoald not arise in bed, being
obliged to slide out onto the floor. The
kidney secretions were highly eol
ored and the passage« were attended
by a Maiding sensation. I finally de
rided that my trooale came from dis
ordered kidneys and I accordingly pro
eared a box of Doan's Kidnoy Pills at
Ghandler's drag store. They soon re
stored my kidney« to a normal oon
dition and then ail the other difficul
ties disappeared. Siam tien when I
have taken Doan'« Kidney Pills, they
have always given me the desired ben
by all dea l e r s. Prioe SO 1
s e ats. Foster-Milburn Co, Boffolo, New
York, sole agents fer tie United States.
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Washington, Dec. 18.—River and har
bor improvements in Mississippi coat
ing $4,376,000 will be provided for in
the rivers and harbors appropriation
bill, if the estimates of Representative
Humphreys of Mississippi, are accepted
by the committee, aa It appears they
will be. This large sum la in addition
to the amount included by the secre
tary of the treasury la hie es timat e
sent to Congress at the opening of the
Mr. Humphreys will ask for $4,000,
000 for the revetment of the banks of
the lower Mississippi,
propriation for this purpose Is $2,000,
The usual ap
Mr. Humphreys feels assured of
Speaker Cannon's support in securing
double the amount this year. Mr.
Humphreys will also ask the rivers and
harbors committee, ef whieh he is a
member, for $1,360,000 for Big- Sun
flower river, to provide one lock and
dam at Woodbarn. This would give
continuous navigation as high as Hush
puckena. This project is now being
considered by an engineer board which
has not yet completed its report.
An item of $25,000 will be secured by
Mr. Humphreys for 8teele's Bayou, to
make it navigable from the month ap to
Washington Bayou, and through that
into Lake Washington. This project
has already been approved by tie en
No part of thp South today offers
greater commercial and industrial op
p -«.unities than do tho states border
ing on the Mississippi River and tie
Gulf of Mexico. Of these states, none
are qnito so advantageously located as
Mississippi and Louisiana. Though
tie hiphest, most healthful pari of
these states, a new line of railroad, the
New Orleans Great Northern, has been
In the South and Southwest on
the New Orleans Great
built and is now in operation, splendid
ly equipped for business. The climate
of the territory it serves is mild and
salubrious, growing any kind of crop
desired and especially suited to «sane,
cotton, grains, grass, early vegetables
and fruits. These lands can be bought
at reasonable figures, particularly the
fertile cat-over lands of which hun
dreds of thousands of acres along the
N. O. G. N. RR are awaiting develop
ment by settlers. Ou these rich lands
and in the new and rapidly growing
towns along the line, are hundreds of
opportunities to engage in various
lines of inonstry in a modest way and
with comparatively little capital. The
merchant will find a field for his trade
and the professional man or mechanic a
demaud for his skill not offered in older
and more settled communities.
italists seeking sound investment in
manufacturing and industrial lines will
find opportunities for a wide range of
profitable enterprises of all kinds.
We cordially invite you to make in
«juiry regarding this veay attractive
section of the country.
Address all correspondence to G. B.
Au bur tin, A. G. P. A., New Orleans; or,
F. L. Merritt, General Agent, Jackson,
School Boys and Girls at Home.
Among the «sollegians that have ar
rived home from college for the hol
idays are Misses Virginia Topp and
Gladys Bacon from Columbia Institute,
Miss Lucille Stoner from Belmont Col
lego, Misses Edna and Gertrude Mc
Shane from Ward's Seminary, Misses
Bessie Portwood and Peari Johnston
from tie Industrial Institute to Col
lege, Miss Ethel Robertson from Mc
Intosh's Seminary, Messrs. Frank Gard
ner, Monroe MoClurg, Robert Gardner,
Littleton Upshur, John Dulaney, Ar
thur Beil, from the University of Mis
sissippi; Mr. Albert Marx, from Castle
Heights school; Mr. Frank King, from
A. & M. College and others. We are
glad to have them home with ns as they
are the life and spirit of the holidays.
Many entertainments and dances will
be given in their honor while they are
here enjoying tho holidays.
Watch the Nickels
And the dollars take care of them
selves. They are made to grow if left
with this bank.
We pay 4 per cent, interest on ac
counts. Don't be ashamed to open a
This bank receives deposits from $1
BANK OF LBFLORB,
or rent 1$ acres of land
withia It miles of Greenwood; with
house; suitable for tracking.
T. W. PUGH,
Canto Are Oat
The Commonwealth is in reoeipt of a
card announcing the approaching mar
riage of Misa Sarah Sale, one of Mia
aiseippi's moat charming and attractive
young ladies, to Hon. William Morris
Hamper, one of the most prominent
members of oar local bar.
The ceremony, uniting tide popular
oouple into the tody bonds of matri
mony, will bo performed in Colambua,
Mina, December the twenty-seventh.
Chancellor Garland Lyell, of Jackson,
will be one of the groomsmen of this
from other parts of the State will be
present to participate in this impor
tant social event.
Other prominent attendants
The Commonwealth, fortunate in the
friendship of both the contracting par
ties, join their many friends in extend
ing congratulations in advance.
Proceedings of City Council.
'Board of Mayor and Aldermen of
the City of Greenwood met Tuesday
night Dec. 7th, 1909, in regular ses
sion at the City Hall, when there
were present Gid Montjoy, Mayor;
B. L. Young, J. H. Ellington.' Jno.
A. Shute and W. M. Whittington,
Aldermen; R. L. Miller, Marshall;
W. I. Carr, Street Commissioner; and
R H. Hicks, Clerk and the following
proceedings were had:
All officers of thç City were allow
ed their monthly salary as provided
H. B. Carter, janitor,.$ 60 00
Ella W aggoner. janitor color
Lew Holder, fire chief,.
Richard Cobb, fireman,
L. to W. Plant, water for
Mrs Jennie Cobb, feeding
Kings Daughters, appropria
R. L. Miller, tax collector re
ported privilige tax $237.50,
street tax $144.00, fines and
cost $393.96, dog tax $16.00
and ad valorem tax $600.00
approved and commission
R. H. Hicks, registrar,.
S. G. Wilson, merchandise,
Planters Supply Oo., feed,... 110 68
Stein Grocery Oo., mdse.,
Gid Montjoy, freight, .
R. H. Hicks, Jr., mule rent,
T. C. Garret, land rent..
I M. Klein, mdse.,.
Miss Hulse, typewritieg.
Greenwood Grocery Co.
Commonwealth, Printing and
Cumberland Telephone Co.,
Dr. E Plew, services,.
Evans & Adams, plumbing,..
Y.&V. Telepbone Co., phone,
B. B. Gordon, civil egineering 656 25
Saunders & Schuler, coal box
Commercial Pub. Co, pub.,
W. J. Utrosk> y moving fences
O, E. Wright, coal, .
W. E, Johnson, surveys,.
A. W. Shultz, blacksmitbing, 5 50
Delta Machine Works, repairs 1 00
8. G. Wilson, merchandise-.. .
Wm. Myers, repairing harness 5 75
Gid Montjoy* paid special po
R. L. Miller, v^fund, .
Flanagans to Co., mdse.,.
J. D. Lanham, repairs,.
Iroquois Mfg. Co., articles
Virgil McPherson, labor,,_ 2C 35
Henderson & Baird Hardware
Oo., articles for school,_ 10 50
Henderson & Baird Hardware
Oo., articles for City Hall, 23 14
Wirt Adams, commission,_ 11 55
W. B. Dickens, fumigating, 25 00
Mayor authorized to borrow $1400.
00 to pay school teachers.
Treasurer reported gen. fund $425.13
School fand 257.00, street fnnd
$1147-20 and interest fund $75.26.
W. I. Carr, street commissioner,
credited by voucher to amount $299 -
60 and allowed $300.00 for paying la
bor this month.
O. E. Wright elected Light and Wa
ter Commissioner to succeed himself.
$30,000.00 bond issue awarded to
Capitol National Bank of Jackson
for $600-00 premium.
For Sale Cheap.
One first-class Gasoline Lao.uch, 6
horsepower; a quantity of plantation
I amber, gam and cypress, suitable for
«»bins, cotton booses, etc. Apply to
J. W. THOMPSON LbR CO ,
SURE CURE FOR INSOMNIA
These stormy times: a Cy
LONG BEFORE HE
J ET a little lnt o' feller—I remem
* her «till—
Vet to almost cry fer Christmas, like
a youngster will.
Ibarth o' July's nothin' to it; lev
Tear** ain't a «men;
latter Sunday, tireur day—jet' all
dead in the shell !
AND BEAR THE OLD FOLKS.
Lordy, though, at night, yon know,
to set around and hear
The old folks work the story off
about the sledge and deer
And Santy shootin' round the roof
all wrapped in fur and fus —
I knowed who
Santy Claus wuz.
IT ST to wait and sit up later a
^ week er two ahead.
Couldn't hardly keep awake ner
wouldn't go to bed.
Kittle stewin' on the fire, and moth
er sittin' near
Darnin' socks and rockin' in the
skreeky rocking cheer.
qOAJt'l. WZZ* MIA MOSSED
Pap gap aad wonder -where it wua
the money went
And quar'l with his frosted heels
and spill his liniment,
And we a-dreamin* sleighbells when
the clock u'd whir and buzz—
I knowed who
Santy Claus wui.
OIZE the fireplace and figger how
^ old Santy could
Manage to come down the chimbley,
like they said he would.
Wisht that I could hide and see him
—wondered what he'd say
Ef he ketched a feller layiu' fer him
SIZE TBX FIREPLACE.
Bat I bet on him and liked him tame
as ef he had
Turned to pat me on the back and
say : "Look a-here, my lad—
Here's my pack; jes' he'p yonrse'f
like all good boys does"—
I knowed who
Santy Clans wuz.
W ISHT that yarn wuz true about
kirn, as it 'peared to be.
Truth made out o' lies like that un's
good enough for me.
Wisht I still wuz so confidin' I could
jes' go wild
Over hangin' up my stockin's like
the little child
LIKE THZ timi CHILD.
Climbin' in my lap tonight and beg
gin' me to tell
'Boat them reindeers and old Santy,
that she loves so well.
Fm half sorry for this little girl
sweetheart of his—
She knows who
Santy (Hans it.
FOR MANY YEARS.
Friday MflM aad Saaday Mara
Last Saturday morning about 1:30
o'clock quite a heavy snow began to
toil and by daylight this pretty Utile
eity was enjoying the warmth of the
heaviest snowfall it has experienced
All day Saturday the weather
oooler and no snow fell daring the day,
bnt Saturday night, about midnight the
anew began to fall thick and furious and
clear to the middle of the day Sunday
«be fleeey ioe fell. Both Saturday and
Monday the morohaats of the elty were
busy sliding the muss of snow from the
tops of their buildings, and the street«
were crowded with kids who found
amusement in hurling balls of snow at
the good-natured pedestrians who
engaged in purchasing their holiday
The snow was welcomed by all, bnt
thing. The approach and the
of it is true enjoyment, but when the
melting comes, like the "morning af
ter," the slush is disagreeable.
it is an enjoyable
"Jim" Appreciates It.
The following is a letter which
oeived from the senior editor of The
Commonwealth last Sunday, which
appreciate very mach
our work pleases us, as we consider
him a criterion of no little ability of
His approval of
Jackson, Miss., IVc. 18. 1909
Mr. James Gordon Gillespie,
I have just r»-ceivi d th«* 24 i- «
Holiday Edition of The C'ommonu.
issued on the 17th inst.
your faithful office assistants.
»»y >«*lt and
per is a typographical bcauu, aud l
have read every Une of th
woll-writteo editorial-,, tin
descriptive rketc.li.w, the 1
items and the
ments with much pleasure. Th-* «-diii
r. fleet« great ored ; *)i » - '
wood, (Tho Gem City of ibe Yazoo
Delta) and her progressiv««
but on you and your capable
«*orps» « f
Y*>u have Micc*«ed. d
iu getting out the larges r and b«-st
regular weekly edition of
paper ever printed in a Or< «-nw<>od
office, and I moat heartily congratuln «
you upon the magnificent npco-nn 3 «>u
Y «ur i»'h< r,
J L -ILLEsPlE
Midnight Christmas Services at th°
Solemn High Mass will be
midnight, Friday, Dec. 24tb, the h
at which it is supposed our Savio
The church will b- bca ltifulU
decorated and b-illiantly illuminât m
The subject of Father McNamaraex •
mon at this midnight service will be
Was Christ tho Promised Messiah?"
The choir, under the able direction«?
Mrs. J. Wilson will render th. foilowi
fine sacred musical programme:
Aloyt Wuertas famous mass, consist
ing of Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and
"Adoste Fideles" (Hasten Ye Faith
ful), Mozart, and Lambillotte's beau
tiful "O Salutaris Hostia."
Saochinis majestio "Te Deum" (Holy
God, We Praise Thy Name) will form the
Several young children,
robed in white, will represent the "An
gels Around the Manger," and three
young men the "Magi" or kings.
Mary's has a membership of nearly
300, and is rapidly growing.
The publie is welcome to this mid
night Christmas service.
The City H«^a'.th Officer of Green
wood, has reported four cases of small
pox within the lest few days,
ane a great many cases in the rounty
aud there is no doubt but what the
disease will spread during the winter
planters have their tenants vaceinatod.
If they will get in «M'mmunicäition I
wiil arrange for the vaccination free
of all charge.
1 insist that the citizens be
I would suggest that tho
County Health Officer.
The Youth's Companion Calendar
The publishers of The Youth's Com
panion will, as always at this season,
present to every subscriber whose sub
scription ($1.75) is paid for 1910 a
beautiful calendar for the
The picture panel which suggests the
title, "Venetian," for the calendar
painted by the famous marine artist,
Thomas Moran. His Venetian
reproduced in tie calendar by thirteen
color lithography, will be found well
worth preserving, long after 1910 is
I gone by.
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