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J. L. Gillespie J. G. Gillespie GILLESPIE A SON, EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS. Subscription Si.BO pkm Yearin Advance Long Distance CnmL. Phone No. 33. Official Paper of Leflore County and of the City of Greenwood. Subscriber* not Motiving their paper promptly will please ratify the office. Changes in address should be reported promptly. Obituaries, Tribute« of Respect and Cards '*f Thanks in th s paper will Ek en&rged for at thereto of 5 cents a line ANNOlNfC^iENTS. For Maj or : GID. MONT JOY, SR. LATHAM RAY. For City Treaasurer : WARNER WELLS. For City Marshal: R. L. MILLER. For City Clerk. R. II. TUCKS, SR. For Street Commissioner: W. 1. CARR. W. B. PRINCE. For Police Judge: D. P. MONTGOMERY. T. m. WHETSTONE. For Aldermen-at-Large: D. C. PETEET. J. H. STEPHENS. For Alderman North Ward: B. L. YOUNG. For Alderman South Ward: S. M. WILLS FORD. J. A. SHITE. For Alderman West Ward: J. D. C. HAMMOND. D. E. NICHOLS. For Alderman East Ward: HARRY IIOSMER. Greenwood. Miss., Triday, April 15, 1910 Won't we ever get an opera house. < !o out and enourage our league team. Congress Heights Park is going to be a beaut. Cheer up, the Legislature has or. ly one more day. The county candidates are begin niug to nose around. The directory of Greenwood and it fa Pena will soon appear. Senator Percy is receiving much prominent attention in the Senate. The latest from the Missouri hen is an egg with a picture of Halley's cornet on it. There is no doubt that The Com monwealth is the largest paper in Leflore County. Greenwood believes in the team that is going to represent her in the Cotton States League. A collision with Hal ey's comet will knock a lot of unnecessary trouble out of this world. Greenwood opens at Jackson with her first games, so it is ordered by the schedule which has been made out for approval. The Coopers have been turned aloose. Robin Cooper's case was re versed, while Duncan Cooper has been pardoned by Governor Patter son. Interest is our piano contest is growing every day. We appreciate the faith Greenwood and Leflore county placed in The Common wealth. The Board of Supervisors this week let the contract for construct ing the fire-proof vaults to a Green wood firm. The present vaults have been too small for a long time and we are glad to see the Board take this necessary step for the préserva» tion of county records. The vaults will be constructed as a separate building from the court house.— Sunflower Tocsin. Hon. S. S. Hudson, of Vicksburg, has been appointed to succeed Stir ling as Attorney-General. Mr. Hudson is one of the best lawyers in the State, is safe, sound and able, and his appointment by Gov. Noel, will reflect great credit on the ad ministration. It is seldom that a man of Mr. Hudson's ability and ejare fee- oahp the State he loves so well. ■ke*-te - A LACK OF MEREST. We were forced to note a lack of interest list week which seems to closely approximate neglect. Up to the last day allowed by the City democratic executive committee for candidates to enter their names upon the election tickets for the general election ordered by them, not a candidate for alderman had appeared on the arena. No one seemed willing to accept these honored positions. Several were called upon and solicited to enter the race, but their peisonal interests were too great an offset to partici pate in the government of the city and guard the interests of the best town in the state. We should not allow our interest in city affairs to drift into insignifi cance. The fact that our happiness and prosperity is largely dependent upon the proper administration of the city government should incite us to be more concerned in this im portant matter. Especially so, since the present legislature has ordered that city administrations shall con tinue four years, which doubled the present tenure of office. Our city would have been in a predicament had not the Committee postponed the date of the coming city election, for at that time only two citizens had expressed willing ness to serve in the capacity of aldermen. They forgot that our existence is an interdepent one and that we are forced to deprive our selves of cenain privileges and per form several duties in order to en joy a full degree of liberty from a government of which they are a component part. Mainly because the duties of this position are oner ous and without remuneration the better element of our citizenship have been laggard in announcing their willingness to serve for the city. Persons most fitted for these 'Alices allow personal business to set off their interest in the welfare of the city which homes them. This important office should be given prominence and each voter should deem it his duty to elevate same and evince true Greenwood citizen ship. Several of the members of the present board of aldermen have finally yielded to the intercessions of their friends in view of the fact that the standard of this august body not be lowered. They have agreed to ask for re-election because they fear that at the last moment aspirants might appear who would be a hindrance to a progressive administration. When you cast your vote for alderman consider more closely than the ones cast for other offices. This is easily the most important and shapes the destiny of our city gov. ernment for four years to come. Select those best fitted and get to gether for a more wide awake ad ministration. THE MISSISSIPPI STATE SCANDAL. The legislature bribery case at the Mississippi state capital may be a most flagrant case of political crime and corruption. That remains yet to be developed, but the depraved and shameful scandal which seems to be connected with the case is a hideous disgrace to the great state whose lawmakers are charged with employing women of questionable reputation as their agents and a house of evil resort as a place where some of their nefarious negotiations were carried on. The entire affair has become so malodorous that it is impossible to print all the alleged collateral de - velopments, whose scandalous feat ures take up so much of the time of the investigators. One thing is certain, however, and that is, if the real facts be not made public and the guilty parties, if any there be, are not punished, a dark stain will long remain on the escutcheon of a Southern State, famed in the national history as the mother of grand and most honorable men.— New Orleans Picayune. Discussing the Bilbo charge, the Natchez Democrat says that political history will not present a similar case in which a dyed-in the-wool hanger on failed to make every play in his power to land the coveted prize for his principal. Giving the fullest measure of credence to Bilbo's story, the Var damas followers ought to feel like lynching him for failure to expose Dulaney before the sena torial contest was finished, thus making certain the election of Var daman. So desperate are their straits, however, that some of them ejare willing to commit perjury and souls forever by bolster ing up his ridiculous story. 0 TO ADJOURN SATURDAY. In spite of the fact that the House has once more declined to adopt a resolution 1 " to adjourn on Saturday next, the belief is very general that it will have to quit on that day, the extent of the continuance last granted by the Governor of the State. It is possible that a good many bills will be left unfinished, but the chances are that they are of no material importance, and that they would be just as well left unpassed as not. The Legislature would have been ready to adjourn last week but for the investigations that have been under way, and these investigations being near the finish now, there is no reason the law-makers should not get away from Jackson next Satur day at the latest. Most of the revenue and appro priation bills have been disposed of and very little of real importance remains for the Legislature to act on. Those matters that have not. been attended to may go over to the next session without any friction anywhere. It is possible that a few bille of a personal nature remain to be developed into law, but they are of a small importance, and the State will not suffer whether they are passed or not. Injustice may be done some of the employes of the State, because of the failure of the passage of bills for their relief, but the chances are that no serious damage will be done because of their failure. Numerous local and private bills wilt be left unattended to, but they are hardly worth mention, as scores have been passed that cut no figure in the general round-up. It is always the case that many bills are left unfinished, and no doubt the same will be true of this session, one of the most interesting that was held in the State of Missis sippi. The House has refused to set the d f ay for adjournment and those who voted against the resolution are among the most patriotic in that body. They appreciate the fact that important legislation may come up between now and Saturday and which might not be concluded in time for a specified adjournment.— Jackson Clarion Ledger, 14th inst. Don't forget to pick the best can date next month. Low Round Trip Pares to Winona, Miss. Via South Rai lway Company in Missis sippi for Field Day, April 22nd. Tickets on sale April 22nd, limited for return to April 23d, 1910. For fares and fur ther particulars, apply to nearest Agent. Southern Railway Company in Mississippi. H E Joncs, Jr. A.G.P.A., Columbus, Miss. Jno M Beall, G. P. A. St. Louis, Mo FOR SALE A saw mill outfit at present used by us at Sunny Side, of a Dixie Plantation complete mill, a Cut-off Saw, a Log Turner, Dust Elevator, and all Shafting and Belting. A Bargain on Easy Terms Plant Apply (o S. B. & H. L. WALTON, Minier Gly, Miss. Electric Bitters Succeed when everything else foils. In nervous prostration and female weaknesses they are the supreme remedy, as thousands have testified. FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AMD STOMACH TROUBLE it is the best medicine ever sold over a druggist's counter. Every family and especially those who reside in the country should be provided at all times with a bottle of Chamber lain's Liniment. There is no telling when it may be wanted in ease of an accident or emergency. It is most ex cellent in all eases of rheumatism, sprains and braises. Sold by all drag gists. i 'Phone your jobs and ads to 33. UNPRECEDENTED ACTIVITY IN CONGRESS HEIGHTS. I Owners Never Predicted Such Growth as is new Seen in This Addition. It is a matter of pride to both the owners of Congress Heights and their salaried salesman, Mr. Lee Arterbury, when they note what unprecedented growth is now being I enjoyed by their addition. The life of this addition has been short, yet it looms up now as the best and the fastest growing addition in the fastest growing city in the State. Congress Heights is now recog nizad by all Greenwood and L flore County citizens, who are well in formed as to its property adj »cent thereto, as being the most desirable residence portion of Greenwood. The homeseoker has begun to realize this and their demands for lots in this famed addition are made daily to the salesman, who finds it a pleas ure to sell the handsome residence donee lots to be found in this part of Greenwood. Many of the best posted citizens in the city and county, as to the advantages offered by the additions to this city and as to all residence property in the city have secured home sites in this addition and have begun the erec tion of homes. It comes as a source of gratifica tion to the salesman to drive you through this additian which is h'gh and well drained, and to let you feast your eyes on home sites that are really locations for the home seeker. If you will only stroll out to Con gress Heights you will find hun dreds of people who daily walk to this addition to note the steady growth of this portion of the city. La3t Sunday at least live hundred pedestrians whiled away their after noons by viewing the best addition in Greenwood and whetted their ap petites to buy a home site or invest their money in Congress Heights. The salesman of this addition, who finds that the supply of their lots is insufficient to meet the demands, wishes to thank the great number of people who have evidenced so much interest in Congress Heights, and have taken time to look over this property and compare it with other additions in the city and state. It is only a matter of a short time be. fore every lot in the addition will be disposed of, and this section of the city will enjoy still unprecedented growth and increase in value. Get in with the procession; follow the investor and homeseeker to Con gress Heights and place your money where it will yield the largest re turns. Get a home, and get it in Congress Heights, the fastest grow ing addition in the grandest and fastest growing city in the best state in the Union. GREENWOOD'S WAY OE DOING THINGS. A Record for Promptness and Speed In Delivery of Orders. While passing by the express office the other afternoon wc picked up a little item of interest that certainly is a booster for our way of doing things. Greenwood always does the right thing in the right wey at the most appropriate time; that's her slogan. We were informed by cashier Prosser, of the American Express company, of the shipment of millinery made to this city from a house in St. Mr. Prosser informs us that Miss chance, the tasty milliner who reigns with her fashions at Fountain's Big Busy Store, left for St. Louis Saturday night, arriving there when the market opened Monday morn ing. An unusually large order for mid summer styles of millinery was placed, crated and made ready for immediate shipment, coming to Greenwood on the same train with Miss chance. The ex cess company is to be congratulated for its promptness and speed in the de livery of this order and it seems to be a known thing that goods cocs ; gned to Greenwood always receive the best service. Mr. Prosser informed the reporter that the shipment made to Fountain's Big Busy Store was the largest ever re ceived in Greenwood. The shipment was so large that upon its arrival at Grenada for transfer to the Y & mV, that the shipment had to be divided into two shipments and brought to Green wood on two different trains. The first express oar was overpacked with crates of millinery, and the second shipment contained the largest crate for this big busy store. Greenwood is proud to own a store that orders goods in snch wholesale qnanties, which assures their clientele of low prices and satisfaction. We also appreciate the good service that the American Express company affords its customers in this section. PWOfBjlflNAe CARDS. A. F. Gardner Gardner A Whittington, ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office on river front. Greenwood, M iss W. M. Whittington SAMUIL LQWIH GWIN & MOUNGER Attorneys and Counsellors at Law Greenwood, Miss. OFFICE OVER DELTA BANK. K. L>. MOUNQEH James Gordon Gillespie, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Greenwood, Miss. Office at The Commonwealth. R. V. POLLARD POLLARD Sc HAMNER, Attorneys and Counsellors Office over Bank of Lefiore GREENWOOD, MISS. "Will practice in all Courts State and Federal. Motto: Promptness ar 1 accu racy. W. II. NAMNKR A. UCC. KIMBROUGH Kimbrough & Kimbrough Attorneys at Law GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI. OFFICE IN POSrOFFICE BUILDING. O. L. K. . JBOUOH W. S. HILL B. ». STONB HILL & STONE, Attorneys at Law, GREENWOOD, MISS. Practice in State, District and County Courts. Office in Hamilton building. O. L. LOMAX J. A. TYSON LOMAX Sc TYSON Lawyers Office in Post Office Building, MISSISSIPPI GREENWOOD S. R. Coleman Coleman St McClurg, Attorneys-at-Law, GREENWOOD, MISS. Long Distance Phone 215. Monroe McClurg River Front, U. P. Y1ROER X. V. HCOHSTOh YERGER Sc HUGHSTON Attorneys at Law GREENWOOD, - MISSISSIPPI DR. S. H. GUESS, DENTIST, Hamilton Buildin Greenwood, Mist. T. M. WHETSTONE .Attorney at Law, GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI. Prompt and close attention given to all business. Notary Public in office. > M. B. GRACE Attorney at Law GREENWOOD, MISS. Office in New Postoffice Building Will practice in all courts. Collection given special attention. ALFRED M. STONER ATTORNEY-AT LAW Greenwood, Miss. At present with Gardner & Whittington J. W. BRADFORD Attorney at Law, Itta Bena, Miss. Practices in all courts, and gives special attention to the collection of olaims. » J. D. WILBORN DENTIST Office up stairs over Bank of Commerce Greenwood, Miss. G. B. STEWART Dentist Over Weiler's. Greenwood, Miss. C. E. WILKINS, Dentist Itta Bena, Miss. Office in Holloman Building. Telephone No. 84. » . DR. A. G. TROTTER OFFICE STEIN BUILDING OVER KANDY KITCHEN Greenwood, Mississippi. Office Phone 356. Residence Phone 353. A. B. HAGAMAN Civil Engineer and Surveyor Laying Off and Dividing Estates. Levelling, Tenacir.g and Draining Land Retracing Old Lines A Specialty. B. C. SEITZLER, SURVEYOR, Greenwood, Mississippi. Headquarters at the office of Greenwood Insurance Agency. PHONE 221. C. N. D. CAMPBELL Physician and Surgeon Office in Bevr Building. GREENWOOD, - MISSISSIPPI JOHN STONE HOSKINS, Public Stenographer Office with Kimbrough & Kimbrough ALL SORTS OF STENOGRAPHIC WORK TOR SALE. Six head of heavy, well trained young oxen and one Studebaker ox wagon, in ex cellent condition. Write to G. W. BRUMIY, Orion, Miss. - . f--: Solomon Shoe Store gives yon shoe pointers in their ad. - * <* WOOD GROCERY CO. WHOLESALE GROCERS. - ■ ► • OUR SPECIALTIES: [Provisions, drain, Hay, Flour, Meal, Bagging & 7 Us " ► -—-—__! I <► ; Officei Opposite Y. ét M. V. Depot. <> \ Warehouses: On Southern and Y. ét M. V. Tracks. ;; it GREENWOOD, MISS. ! eceoooeeeo e ooooee t A. F. GARDNER, W. T. JOHNSON, V ice- President. ROBERT WILSON Cashier President. Bank of LeFlore < > : GREENWOOD, MISS. - $100 000 . -$30.000. ....ALL EMPLOYEES OE THIS BANK ARE BONDED.. CAPITAL SURPLUS STATE OF MISSISSIPPI DEPOSITORY. YAZOO-MISSISSIPPI DELTA LEVEE BOARD DEPOSITORY. DIRECTORS: î-lG«*"®* A. Davidson, Robert Wilson, S. L. Brister, B. L. Young, w 1 Johnson;c L Lomax, J Kantrovitz, S C Lenoir, A Weiler, W T Fountain o > > ; H I fr ' I - i 'I u « M-t - M M I I I I I 1 I 1 H - HM - l - I I-M - I 1 I 1 1 1 MM ■F++ ♦ .. DELTA BANK • • !! ;; U L ! j 4444- :4 ' H44W»H t - Î Red Feather Coal $5.00 Per Ton. ? I SPECIAL PRICES MADE FILLING COAL HOUSES DURING SUMMER MONTHS. BEST ALABAMA COAL $3.50 Per Ton. C. E. WR/OHT ICE ét COAL CO ; » ► ► 4 >♦#♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ îthfr ne-t- t-Yff't ♦##<><# c> »♦♦»»»»♦»»»»♦ee eeeo o »♦♦♦♦« I A. G. McLEMORE, Pres. X R. W. BAIRD, Vice-Pres. Y. T. EGGLESTON, Manager. \ \ T. H. DENNIS, Secy A Trous. J J Planters Supply Co. WHOLESALE GROCERS, GREENWOOD, MISS. GROCERIES <5t FEED STUFFS A SPECIALLY. Prompt Attention Given Orders and Satisfaction Guaranteed. i l-I - I - l - II - I - MH - I - M - I - I - M - i-M - Il I HH l M - i - M - I - M M - I - Ill 1 I I - I IH f | j i i Wade=Hobbs hardware Co. WHOLESALE HARDWARE GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI. j Office and Warehouses North Southern Railway Depot - ■ OUR PRICES ARE THE RIGHT KIND. ■r 4— T— I — 4 — I — I — I -■ ! - ! 1 1 I + NEW MODEL.. • • 10 and 11 of the Remington Typewriter W.it2 f j: n t i w It ll ) *5 and Information REMINGTON TYPEWRITER CO. 327 Broadway New York 147 Union Ave. Memphis, Tenu.