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" T" 1 ' . - - ;• ^ v: ■- . M Ippf «T ~Si - 0 U*X m THE JOB PKMTMG Of AU KINDS WE PMNT ONLY THE NEWS NEATLY EXECUTED ON SHORT NOTICE. THAT IS ITT TO PRINT. OUR MOTTO : "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT." A Reliable Local Newspaper. Gillespie and Son, Editors and Publishers GREENWOOD, LbFLORE COUNTY. MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, JAN. 7, 1910. VOL. XIV.—NO. 2 Subscription, $1.50 Per Year ABOLISH TREASURERS. SAYS THE GOVERNOR. Claims that Depository System Will Save Much Money. in a short addition to his message yesterday Gov. Noel recommends that the office of State, county and munic ipal treasurers be abolished by con stitutional amendment, and the sug gestion seems to have been very fa vorably received, it being shown that more than $200,000 would thus be saved to the tax payers. Since the State depositories were es tablished, there is certainly no nec essity for a State treasurer, urges the Governor, and he is satisfied that the several counties and cities and towns of the State could be placed on the same footing in the handling of public funds. He estimates that about $200, 000 is now paid to treasurers in the way of salaries and commissions, which might just as well be saved, as the banks are ready and willing to take over the work of tho treasurers—in fact they are doing that now, the treasurer being treasurer in name only. Southern Railway Co. in Mississippi. Effective December 8th, Pullman Drawing Room Buflet Sleeping Cars on trains 11 and 12 will run through be tween Greenville, Miss., and Birming ham, Ala. other information, apply to nearest agent, Southern Railway Co. in Mis sissippi. ! For time of trains and all Wanted. To lease or rent 10 acres of land within 1-i miles of Greenwood; with four-room house; suitable for trucking. T. W. PUGH, RFD 3, Lexington. Miss. Apply to Call on or phone WILL PE PEETfor GIN INSURANCE. ; S -H t SPECIFICATIONS Engine Steering Gear Rack and pinion type with rak ish slant, and fifteen-inch steer ing wheel with aluminum spider. Carburetor Breeze, with hot air connection. Ignition Bosch high tension Magneto, doing away with spark coil bat teries and connecting wires. Tires Thirty inches by three inch© G. & J. standard clincher. Wheel Base —Eighty-six inches. Tread —Standard. frame —Pressed steel. Springs Semi-elliptical in front and pat ented cross spring in back. Regular Equipment Two side oil and tail lamps with dragon horn, also complete set of tools, with repair kit and Weight Eleven hundred pounds plete with regular equipment. PRICE $750, f. o. b- Detroit. Four cylinder —water cooled stroke—olfset crank shaft, fan bladed fly wheel in front, Parson's white bronze bearings and noise less cam shaft. 20 horse power bore x 34 31 it % t Transmission Selective sliding gears in ex tension bolted to crank case, shift ing without noise. Clutch Multiple disc inclosed in gear case, running in oil. Rear Axle Shaft drive with Hyatt roller bearings, shaft and universal joint being enclosed and lubricated by oil from crank case through trans mission. Brakes Two foot brakes on rear hubs, internal expanding, two emergen cy brakes on rear hubs, internal expanding. Hood Thirty inches long with three hinges. pump. com Radiator Mercedes type with vertical tubes and straight fins. Greenwood Automobile Co 305-307 HOWARD STREET. - K %- * ■ LEGISLATURE ASKED TO REPEAL ACT That Created Tallahatchie Drainage Commission. Tuesday the following telegram was sent to Governor Noel: "E. F. Noel, Governor, Jackson, Miss. "At a mass meeting of representative land owners of Leflore county yester day, the members of the Tallahatchie Drainage Commission presented their plans in detail, unanimously to request you to submit drainage question to this legislature. (Signed) T. R. HENDERSON, President, Greenwood Business League." So after careful consideration and full deliberation, the representative land owners and business men of Le Our people voted flore connty, are so fully alive to the evils of the Tallahatchie Drainage act of 1908, that no effort is to be spared to secure the repeal of it at the present special session of the legislature. Mr. Guy Yeargin Dead. Communication was received by Mr. aud Mrs. H. G. Kitchell from the naval authorities of the accidental death of their brother, Mr. Guy Yeaegin, who has been in the navy for some time. Mr. Yeargin had been aboard the tor pedo boat Tocsin for several months and accidentally fell from the deck last Friday night. Mr. Yeargin was chief machinist on this excellent boat and was quite popular among his associates. Guy, as he is known to all old Green wood people, formerly resided in this city, and held a position in the Delta Machine Works. He was about thirty years of age, unmarried. Guy had a wide circle of admirers in this city who join Mr. and Mrs. ri. G. Kitchell in the sad hour of their bereavement. 2 Yisit the Valley Cafe. EXPRESS SERVICE DISCONTINUED. The Matter of Keeping Through Ser vice Is In Hands of Authorities. Upon the request of the citizens and merchants of Greenwod, a petition hav ing been circulated by the Business League, a through express ear was run on the Charleston branch that leaves this city in the afternoon at 2:45 o'clock. This action was taken by the branch office at Memphis to accommodate the holiday purchasers and shippers, and has been ciseontinned until the gen eral headquarters adjudicate the mat ter. It is hoped that these authorities will see fit to continue this service as it is quite a convenience that their patron ago deserves. Special letters have been forwarded tho authorities solicit ing the continuance of this service, and it is hoped that these will be given proper consideration. Wholesale Drug House in Greenwood. To owners or managers of general merchandise stores or plantations in this territory who have been buying drugs from other markets: Give us a trial order for your wants in oar line. Yon have your invoice from other markets and know what you have been paying for goods. We guar antee to meet market prices to say nothing of service you will get at home market. You are here with ns where you can talk to ns face to face, are here with yon where we can meet our guarantee. You save freight and time especially when you have orders We come out with some other shipment from this place. We have organized and incorporated to stay with yon, and Will call on yon when we can In meantime mail or phone Oar retail department is Thanking Very truiy yours, J. W. QUINN DRUG CO. 2 row. get to you. your wants, more complete than ever, you for past favors. T THE NEW YEAR SAIL A GRAND SUCCESS. The Elks •It Previous Social Functions Now Year's Night. Two and three weeks previous to New Year's night, in fact for the past year, the Terphiseorean artiste and ad mirers had looked forward to that most fitting of social climaxes, the event of the year in Greenwood, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elk's Anim%l New Year Ball. Recollections of the past functions that this excellent fra ternal order has placed upon this city's social calendar kept keen the appetites of those who crowd the social circle. This New Year's entertainment ex ceeded every expectation. But for the smallness of the danoe hall that ac commodated the many guests, and this slight handicap was forgotten by even the spectators, everything was the cream of perfection. Fully fifty couples, graceful dancers every one of them, participated in this wholesome revelry. FuUy appreciative of their environ ment, all bent for the same purpose, with cares tossed to the four winds, the society fiends of this gay city reaped their harvest. It began another social year. The event was ushered in with the expected social celebration. It was the forerun ner of many brilliant social events which will cause our city to assume an other air of happiness which Bhould be the accompaniment of youth. There was nothing strange. There was no care at all. Good fellowship reigned su preme, & there was not a solemn minute that pessimism could utilize to wrap the world in a cloak of darkness, nor could there glide even a shadow that eould lift its wings of gloom over a heart broken in sorrow. Everything seemed to admonish the festive revelers that it is our duty to make the coming year rest between the bars, making the music sweeter. I With the end of this function the fes tivities of nineteen hundred and nine came to a fitting close; a fitting climax to an altogether enjoyable year. Reed & Foster with their splendid orchestra played the most entrancing danoe mu sic; and inspired by those sweet strains of melody the feet of the dancers glid ed over the glacier floor in tune with the music's perfect rhythm. The sheen of shimmering silk, the flash of crepe de ebene, the crimping of Grecian fash ions, the rounded arms and shining eyes; the sombre black of the fall dress saits and the radiant variety of hues in the costumes of the fair—all formed a vast picture of loveliness, a phantasm of richness, life and color. Many hearts were won and lost that night and several were found. Some prom ises were made; others were forgotten. ADgnish, agony, woe and misery pulsed side by side with the throb of delight, ecstacy and love. The night was per fect. The chandeliers were draped in the Elk's color scheme. The music in spired, hearts throbbed, danced. At each end of the pretty dance hall bowls with that most de many feet lightful, joyous, stimulating, nonintox icating, claret and champagne punch were served to those who craved re freshment. These luxurious liquids there prepared conspired with the rest to form a perfect reign of trne, gen uine pleasure. Whatever melancholy that entered the hall with the dances was fleeting, and only added new zest to the dancer's zeal. At the flash of five-thirty o'clock, as the pink of the risen sun glowed in the east, the sad, sweet notes of "Home, Sweet Home stirred many a heart. To the inspira tion of this tender, gentle, old tune the old year was discarded and the rai ments of the new were donned by ev eryone at perfect peace and in harmony with the whole world, deeply indebted to the E<ks for this most enjoyable of enjoyable events—and the Elks New Year Ball of Nineteen Hundred aud Ten became a sweet memory of the storied past. A Particularly, one of the charming features of this dance was its chap eronage. Greenwood is justly proud of its chaperones, The map of the State will have to be changed to find more charming chaperones than those who frequent onr social events. New Year's Ball brought them oat in fall bloom and splendor. On their should ers is laid partial blame for such an enjoyable night. Among those that ad ded so mach pleasure to the occasion were Prof, and Mrs. J. L. Robertson, of Winona, Hon. and Mrs. Shed Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Chaa. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Anthony, Dr. and Mis. E. E. Bul lock, Mr. and Mrs. S L Gwin, Mrs. Topp Mr. and Mrs. W. N. I harr, Ed and Mrs Riley, Mr. and Mrs. C W Crockett, Mrs. Burkhalter, Mrs. Metts, Mr. and Mrs. Siam, Mr. and Mrs. Provins, Mr. and Mrs. Statham, Mr. and Mrs. W C Sanders, Mrs. Crull, Mrs. Chas. Ans tin, Mrs. Milton Bacon, Mrs. Pat Malone, Mr.and Mrs. B R MoShaae, Mr.aod Mis. Guthrie Tomer, Mr. aad Mrs. Cal Wilnoo, and o thers . the daaeers that traly en -joyed the Elk's hospitality Ma*y Topp and > Miss Gordon Gilles McClurg, Mias Allen and Lewis Ald ridge, Misa Alice Harlow and Ewing Johnson, Misa Kincaid and Albert Metta, Miss Moody and Mr. Carney, Mias Sheila Hill and Walter Bell, Mias Jolla Boyd Talbert and John Hoskins, Miss Wheat Barkhalter and Geo. Pad dison, Mias Nora Metts and Paul Zol licoffer Browne, Miss Annie Hobson and Chaa. Priestley, Mias Lucille Stoner and David Humphreys, Miss Jane Ellen Carr and Dr. Townsend, Miss Mai Ald ridge and Garrard Barrett, Miss Clara Bell Webb and Robert De Loach, Mrs. Pearl Button and Chas. Nichols, Miss Bailie Morgan Kimbrough and Edward Reed, Miss Gwin from Grenada and Frank Pettey, Miss Ruth Rhyne and Will Moore, Mickey McClelland, Jerry Robinson, Arch Sturdivant, Lane Ma jet, Harris Carr, Wallace, Trdtter, Bass, Frasier, Herbert Hammond, Bains Aus tin, Vohreis Austin, Albert Marx, Gor don McIntyre, Fuller, Will Waggoner, Fred Word, Howard Stewart, Friday 8huler, and a number of others. HOME ENDORSEMENT. Hundreds of Greenwood Gitizens Gan TeN You AH About It. Home endorsement, the public ex pression of Greenwood people, should be evidence beyond dispute for every Greenwood reader. Surely the exper ience of friends and neighbors, cheer fully given by them, will carry more weight than the utterances of strang ers residing in faraway places. Read the following: Mrs. M. R. Shute, 621 Main St., Greenwood, Miss., says: "I have re ceived great benefit from Doan's Kid ney Pills and consequently feel that I cannot recommend them too highly. Some years ago my kidneys became dis ordered and I began to snffer from se vere pains in my back. I always felt tired, was subject to headaches and had no strength or ambition to do my house work. My body became badly bloated and my eyesight was also affected. Af ter trying various remedies without be ing helped, Doan's Kidney Pills were brought to my attention and I pro cured a supply at Chandler's drug store. They helped me from the first and now after having used three boxes, I am free from kiduey trouble. I give Doan's Kidney Pills the entire credit for my cure For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Bufialo,New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name—Doan's — and take no other. a Illustrated books and Myrtle Reed's most popular gift books at C. E. GIL LESPIE & CO'S. Nash-Frost Nuptials. The many friends of Douglass W. Nash in this city have been extending him and his excellent bride congrat ulations for the past week. Last Thursday afternoon, at five-thirty o'clock, at Mayfield, Ky., Miss Bernys Frost became Mrs. Douglass W. Nash. The news came to their friends in this city as a most pleasant surprise. Miss Frost is the charming daughter of Mrs. S. E. Frost, of Mayfield, Ky., and possesses those charming features that made her quite a social favorite of Kentucky. Mr. Nash, formerly of Paducah, Ky., who has been connected for several years with Nash & Dunn Mills in this city, is one of onr most promising young business men, and enjoys a wide circle of friends who join The Com monwealth in wishing for this happy couple a full realization of their every wish. ABOUT HYOMEI. A Bottle Gosts Only 50 Gents—A Com plete Outfit Including Inhaler for $1.00. When S. L. Raines states most em phatically that he will guarantee Hyo mei to cure catarrh or give yon your money back, what is your answer? Are you satisfied with your condi tion, or do yon want to rid yourself for ever of vile catarrh with its humiliat ing symptoms, snch as hawking, spit ting, blowing and bad breath? Hyhmei is a simple, antiseptic med icine, that yon breathe through a small pocket inhaler over the parts affected by catarrh. It is made of Australian eucalyptus mixed with other germ killing and membrane-soothing antiseptics. Get a complete outfit today. It only costs $1.00, and contains everything necessary to cure any ordinary case of catarrh. Extra bottles, if needed, 50c. Hyomei is the best remedy in the world for sore throat, coughs and colds, croup and bronchitis. It gives won derful relief in two minutes. For sale by druggists everywhere and by S. L. RAINES. Send for free sample bottle and book let. Booth's Hyomei Co., Buffalo, N. Y. MI-ON A Cures Indigestion Xt relieves stomach misery, sour stom ach, belching, and cures all stomach dis ci tab DRAINAGE COMMISSION MET IN GREENWOOD. to a of an Greenwood Leflore County Re affirm Their Former Position. One of the most important meetings ever held under the auspices of the Business League was that of the land owners of the county and the business men of the city, which was convened Monday at 2:30 in the afternoon at the league room. The object of the meet ing was to consider the plans of the Tallahatchie Drainage Commission, which the members of the commission were present to explain represented by Dr. H. W. Crenshaw, the President of the commission. The Beard of Supervisors adjourned their meeting to attend. The board of directors of the Business League were present, and most of the members of the board of mayor and aldermen. Prominent citizens from all parts of the county came, as well as representative men from the adjoining oountios. Pres ident Herrin and Secretary Hartshorn of the Clarksdale Business League were on hand with other members from Clarksdale. The meeting was called to order by President Henderson of our league at 2:30 p. m. and adjourned at 6 o'clock, when Greenwood and Leflore county for the second time went on record as finally and unalterably opposed to the Tallahatchie Drainage Act of 1008 and the work of its commission. The mo tion of Hon. W. S. Barry, seconded by Mr. A. E. Jennings, "that we respect fully decline to rescind our former ac tion taken at the November meetiug and farther instruct that the chairman request Governor Noel to submit drain age question to the legislature at the present special session, imously carried. A number of those present were obliged to leave before adjournment, but on leaving, sent to the chair their opinion, which was in every case a complete disapproval of the plans of the commission and the legislative act which created this body with such un limited power. was unau Last November when the Tallahatch ie Drainage Commission adopted a plan of drainage for the lands of their dis trict amounting to 1,500,000 acres which contemplated catting off the bends of the rivers and would have re salted in raising the flood level here to a point that would have caused irre parable damage to oar lands, a meeting was held here at which resolutions were unanimously adopted in opposi tion to their plan. Shortly after this, Dr. Crenshaw visited onr city and snb initted reports of consulting engineers, stating that the commission had dis carded their former plan, and would adopt another, after which he asked that a special meeting be held here. It was decided that all those who have been so active in their opposition to the work of the commission, including the members of the Tallahatchie Pro tective Association, as well as those citizens of Leflore and adjoining coun ties who are interested in and affected by this gigantic scheme, should be in vited. The commission then officially adopt ed the plan submitted to them by En gineer Morgan of building a dam 40 to 45 feet high, and over a mile long in the Coidwater River. The theory of this is that this vast volume of water could then be turned back into the Mississip pi at Horn Lake, assisted by the ditches, which, in some places would have to be cut as much as 110 feet deep. When the meeting was called to or der Monday, President Henderson in troduced Dr. Crenshaw, the president of the commission, who with diagrams and maps proceeded to explain the pur pose of the commission and the feas ibility of its plans. He outlined the proposed work at length, and insisted that this county and section would not be injured, but on the contrary that it would be benefited and farther that the expense of all this work would not be borne by Leflore and the lower counties, bat by Tallahatchie connty and the four other counties comprised in the Tallahatchie Drainage District. non. Audiey Shands, of Sardis, fol lowed Dr. Crenshaw and made an el oquent address in support of the plan. Mr. Shands gave as an iilnstration of the vaine of the reclamation of lands, those owned by the Carrier Lumber Co., of Sardis, which are at present of prac tically no value to that corporation for agricultural purposes, but drained would be worth $100 an acre. He held that the feasibility of the pian has been approved by competent engineers. Mr. Shands is a brilliant speaker, and made a telling argument, being inspired by the honest enthusiasm that he for this great project. He pointed out that this water behind the dam in the Coidwater river could be let down through the flood gate of the dam in aoch volume and at snch a time as to give onr river at this point transporta tion facilities all the year round, *nd that it would double the gauge for 120 days without a drop of rain falling liaj. T. G. Dabney end his son, Mr. A. h Dabney Arrived late, but were im- * of on all mediately introduced by President Henderson, and with the assistance of elaborate diagrams and maps, explained in detail the engineering features of the plan. They dwelt particularly upon its feasibility and pointed ont the high standing and character of Gen. Erast and Mr. Morgan, who had been called in consultation with them by the com mission. Col. Abbey, of Tonics, closed the ar gument for the commission. He spoke with much fervor on the general ben efits of drainage, dwelling on what he regarded as the attractive features of the bill, pointing out that the meut of taxes for this work would be based entirely upon betterment of the lands in the district. pari 80 n from the eflect that irrigation has had on the arid lands of the West, and what drainage has done for Illi nois, and drew a vivid picture of what the great Yazoo-Mississippi Delta will be when it has all been reclaimed. Dr. Henderson thanked the speakers for the commission and then gave those whose views were not in accord with them, the opportunity to be heard. Mr. M. P. Sturdivant opened for the op position with a short bnt pointed talk, dwelling upon the possibility that tax ation alone, sufficient to carry oat this work would, in all likelihood, become confiscatory. Mr. Sturdivant claimed, and it went undisputed, that one of the consulting engineers spent only one week's time in the district, and that the other spent only one month's time here, which is altogether too short a period of time to allow any man, re gardless of their experience or ability, to formulate plans covering such a big scheme as this. His remarks were log ical, and made a decided impression upon those present. Mr. T. G. James, the president of the Tallahatchie Pro tective Association gave further ex planation why such a positive stand has been taken by tho citizens in bis sec tion. Mr. A. E. Jennings then followed with a very spirited earnest protest against this work, concluding his remarks by giving four reasons against it: 1. That it is unfair to the taxpayers of Tallahatchie county that they shall pay for something that benefits Leflore and the lower counties. 2. The tremendous and unreasonable cost of the whole work. 3. That it is unwise to contract such an enormous debt and expense in the face of the advent of the boll weevil. 4. That the plans are immature and have not received the proper prelim inary attention. Secretary Holmes theu read an ex haustive treatise drawn up by the Tallahatchie Protective Association, stating fully and speciflcally their ob jections to this act. It was a strong arraignment against the work of this commission, and carried great weight. He drew com - * game. LeROY PERCY CAUCUS HELD IN GREENWOOD. Friends and Supporters Hold Meeting In Greenwood Saturday. A largely attended meeting of LeRoy Percy supporters was held in this city last Saturday, Janaary 1st, the result of which was the selection of Hon. W. Shed Hill to manage the senatorial campaign of this popular candidate. This selection was of exceptional in terest because of the fact that Mr. Hill is recognized as one of the aatnteat political organizers in Mississippi. Quite a number of the members of the State Legislators attended the meeting and pledged their loyal support for Le Roy Percy, and his supporters seem confident of the election of their choice. Mr. Hill and several others imme diately left for Jackson to warm up for the fight, and they promise their con stituency that they will enliven mat ters and care for the interests of their favorite candidate. Mrs. J. J. Allen Dead. Mrs. J. J. Allen, the estimable wife of Mr. J. J. Allen, who conducts a fishery on tho Yazoo River, died last Saturday, January the 1st, from consomption. Mrs. Allen and her hnsband have been residents of this city for fifteen more years, and had won the esteem of all who knew her. Mrs. Geo. Cooper, and Mrs. J. M. Holmes, a niece who resides in Mem phis, survive her. ones The Commonwealth extends sym pathy. or Mr. Allen, Mr. and To the bereaved Card of Thanks. We wish to thank those who were so kind to us iu the sad hour of our be reavement, when Mrs. J. J. Allen was called to rest. Their kindness shall never be forgotten. J. J. ALLEN, Mr. and Mrs. GEO. COOPER. Taken Up On my Mayfield place one black horse mule, brown nose, about nine years old. On paying charges owner may recover R. T. JONES.