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A Reliable Local Newspaper.
Gillespie and Son, Editors and Publishers
Subscription, $1.50 Per Year
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
Southern Railway Co. in
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
For time of trains and all
To lease or rent 10 acres of land
within 1-i miles of Greenwood; with
four-room house; suitable for trucking.
RFD 3, Lexington. Miss.
Apply to
Call on or phone WILL PE
Steering Gear
Rack and pinion type with rak
ish slant, and fifteen-inch steer
ing wheel with aluminum spider.
Breeze, with hot air connection.
Bosch high tension Magneto,
doing away with spark coil bat
teries and connecting wires.
Thirty inches by three inch©
G. & J. standard clincher.
Wheel Base —Eighty-six inches.
Tread —Standard.
frame —Pressed steel.
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
Eleven hundred pounds
plete with regular equipment.
$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
Selective sliding gears in ex
tension bolted to crank case, shift
ing without noise.
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
Two foot brakes on rear hubs,
internal expanding, two emergen
cy brakes on rear hubs, internal
Thirty inches long with three
Mercedes type with vertical
tubes and straight fins.
Greenwood Automobile Co
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That Created Tallahatchie Drainage
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,
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.
Yisit the Valley Cafe.
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
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
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
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
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
Very truiy yours,
2 row.
get to you.
your wants,
more complete than ever,
you for past favors.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Illustrated books and Myrtle Reed's
most popular gift books at C. E. GIL
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
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
A Bottle Gosts Only 50 Gents—A Com
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for $1.00.
When S. L. Raines states most em
phatically that he will guarantee Hyo
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Are you satisfied with your condi
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Hyhmei is a simple, antiseptic med
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Hyomei is the best remedy in the
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Send for free sample bottle and book
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Xt relieves stomach misery, sour stom
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ci tab
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
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
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
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- *
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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

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