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'■ * ~3jS? '-'a \ Î THE COMMONWEALTH J. L. GILLESPIE, Editor and Publisher. "OUR MOTTO: BE JUST AND FEAR NOT . »» if Reliable Local Newspaper . Subscription, $1.50 Per Year. GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1915. VOL. 19-NO. 17. FIELD DAY AT WINONA. Winona, Miss., April 24th.—Ful ly 3,000 people attended the 13th annual meet of the C. M. O. Sc A. A. held here yesterday. The day was ideal, the crowd orderly, ard the contestants were in the best condition possible to bring vic tory to their respective schools. At noon a splendid and bountiful dinner was served on the campus by the ladies of Winona and vicin ity. The feature events of the day were the all-round showing up of Bryan, the best track man on the field, and the pole vault ing of Jaco. Besides the regular track events there were one base ball game and one girls' basket ball game. Standing high jump, Bryan of Winona, Indianola, Grenada. 100 yard dash, Fleming of Greenwood, Indianola, Winona. Flag race, girls, Greenwood, Indianola, Winona. Relay race, Grenada, Green wood, Winona. Shot put, Winona by Ely, Gren ada, Indianola. 50-yard race, girls, Metz of Ox ford, Greenwood, Winona. Running broad jump, Bryan of Winona, Indianola, Greenwood. Standing broad jump, Bryan of Winona, Greenwood, Grenada. Relay race, girls, Greenwood, Winona, Indianola. Pole vault, Jaco of Winona, Greenwood, Grenada. Summary of points, Winona 26, Greenwood 23, Indianola 16, Grenada 10, Oxford 3. Field manager, Bender of the State University; assistant, Campbell of Eupora. I The written contests held on Thursday evening resulted as fol lows: Algebra, James Pegues of Wi nona; English,Elizabeth Loggins of Winona; geometry, Sam Hineman, of Greenwood; history, Robert Cato of Winona; Latin, Mattie Joyner of Winona. j The contests in declamation, ex pression and music resulted as follows; Declamation, Hayden ! Bibby of Grenada; expression, Ada May Neil of Indianola; music, Sally Ray Farr of Lexington. The girls basketball game was won by Winona over Oxford with a score of 43-14. The base ball game resulted as follows: Green wood 6, Winona 5. The pennant was awarded the Winona high school. The Central Southern Life In surance Co., of Jackson, Miss., with a paid-up capital of $60,000 and a surplus of $35,000, has opened up the counties of Gren ada, Leflore, Washington and Ya zoo to its Industrial line, under the able management of Messrs. Mallett and Waiters, with head quarters at Greenwood. Reliable and lire agents wanted and good contracts offered. Apply at once | in person, or address letter to Mallett & Walters, Superintend-I ents, Box 412, Greenwood, Miss. MRS. MARY B. PORTWOOD. After an illness of several weeks. Mrs. 'Mary B. Portwood passed away Tuesday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cicero Wilson, on Seventh street, south. Mrs. Portwood, whose maiden name was Blewett, was an aunt of Mss Harrison, and the funeral was held from Miss Mary Harri son's residence on .Seventh street, yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock conducted by Rev. Richardson, of the Second Baptist church. Inter ment took place at Friendship cemetery. The following gentlemen acted as pall bearers: Messrs. C. L. Lincoln, S. B. Johnston, W. G. Ottley, P. H. Wakefield, F. M. S; D ° nneU * C * U Wood | and W. C Gunter. I Those on the flower committee I were: Mesdames B. L. Owen, E. T. Sykes and Mrs. T. J. Locke, Sr. —Columbus Commercial, 23rd | inst Neva-1 hrered. ♦ . for ■** m Trying to Sell Automobile? an or are you trying to buy one. A plain, friendly talk from business men to business men. By Hugh Chalmers and James Levy 2nd. To give the business to some one who patronizes you. But if you went out to sell some man your goods at the same time or as part of a deal for the purchase of his goods, wouldn't you put yourself immedia' dy at a disadvantage? Wouldn't you rather seek bids or prices on a basis of cost and service, and after you had made your selection from that strictly unbiased standpoint, en deavor to work in the sale of your own goods? Now how does the owner usually buy a new motor car? In just the opposite way. He comes to the various dealers to sell us his old car rather than buy our new one, and many, many times, you hear the owner say, "I would much rather have had a.car this year, but the •. people gave me more for my old car. Now, no standard car manufacturer varies his price, and but few dealers do. The fluctuation, the "jockeying" comes in the exchange for the old car. Many a $50 greater allowance for an old car, has cost $250 worth of new car to the owner. But whüè such a loose screw in his business would arrest the business man's attention in a minute, it seems to get by him in the matter of purchasing car, which is, however, none th business transaction. One business man who noticed this peculiar bit of psychology, buys a new car each year. He goes to each dealer in the dass in which he is interested, as the buyer of a motor car. The dealers vie with each other to sell him. They show him everything they have in the shop and put the best foot forward. After he decides what car he wants— for cash—he brings up the subject of his old car. To Automobile Owners: Most men who own motor cars in the class of the Chalmers cars ($1400 to $2400) are business men. Many are in the farming business, but nearly all are in business of one kind or another. Eighty-five per cent of each year's pur chasers of motor cars are business men who are already owners of other motor cars. Then he and the dealer endeavor to work out by trade, or by selling the old car for him — or by him selling it for himself—a satisfactory deal. We sold him twice on this satis factory basis — once he selected an other car and they sold him on the same satisfactory basis. We don't expect to sell everybody a Chalmers car who looks at it, but we boast that we have never yet missed the sale of a car to a man who went through our factory—and there have been thou sands of them. Hence, they are in the market as a buyer of a motor car and as a seller of a motor car at the same time. In fact, so many used cars are on sale each year, or up for a "trade-in" on a new motor car, that one of our dealesr good naturedly said: Everybody is in the automobile busi ness. Every time I sell a car I have to sell it in competition with 100 other man ufacturers and 250,000 owners." It is natural and proper that you should desire to purchase the best car for your use at the best price you can get It is just as natural and quite as proper that you should desire to sell or trade your old car to as great advantage as possible; but we know that the two . issues are often confused to our detri ment and we believe they are to yours. Say that you were in need of a large quantity of material, or had a large order of any kind to place, it is natural for you to desire two things. 1st To get the best price. î u If We have, however, lost lots of sales on the basis of buying an old car to sell our new one, when we would have made the user a much better deal than he got if he had looked over the Chalmers with the critical view of buying a car, rather than selling one. Of course, our attitude is admittedly self interested. But isn't your self interest in the same place that ours is? HUGH CHALMERS, President, Chalmers Motor Co., Detroit JAMES LEVY, President Chalmers Motor Car Co. of Illinois. a motor e less a ii | * V Wi •ci V 0 i m m Model 32 New Six-40—$1400 The Master Six-54—$2400 Model 26 Light Six-48—$1650 Thiscarcango70miles an hour without effort; so be throttled down to a snails pace in crowed butcan streets. It is built in two bodies. The torpedo seats five people, has but a single door in the center on either side; the front seats are divided by an aisle and the lines are extremely racy and smart. The body is a wonderfully handsome example of the foreign "boat" type design. It is the Master Six of all its division. This is probably the most popular Chalmers car. It is notably beautiful ; mechanically perfect. But in addition it has proved the most economical in monthly upkeep cost of any car in its division— $1500 to $2000. Though it uses no more gasoline, oil or tires than many heavier cars, its great record is made by its economy in repair cost Will go anywhere and all the time. This new Chalmers Six is the result of a demand for a quality car at $1500 or less. It is not a cheaper edition of the "Light Six" or the "Master Six." Its type of construction b unique. The motor is of unusually small bore and extra long stroke—high speed on minimum gasoline. In material and workmanship also it is a Chalmers car—with all that means—at $1400, We also especially invite the ladies of We recommend your coming in and talking it over* your family to come amd see *hg car, sit in the tonneau, ride in it. Our experience is that buy largely from investigation, consideration, explanation, but ladies from appearance, comfort the it. their friends. We are ready for either test—or both of them. men QmmHty Ftni KIMEIEOUGH AUTO CO. Inc. DISTRIBUTORS GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI. T L$t your next ear be a Chalmers 1; * | GINS FOR SALE. I - , . . . I or ^ er to comply with the " w enacted b Y toe State Legisla tore of Mississippi, we are offer | toff the following gins for sale, lo cated at 4 Indianola, Tchula, Itta Bena, Drew and Webb, For further information call at v - j . -s* .- A * te® FOR RENT, Que desirable rfjskk nce close in, two blocks of pjost office, ve*y desirable IMagft boriiood._ Apply to phone ■O FOR RENT. One store house at Morgan City. Apply to or addreps T. g, Steele* To Drive Out .Malaria to unvo Bo||d Up Th«, System Take the Old Standard GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know what von are taking, as the formula is StataJ on ever, Hbel. rtnwin, tti. Quinine an d Iron in a tasteless form. Th* Oninine drives ont malaria, the up the system. SO cents House for Rent. ( House near Y. & M. V. De pet, well located. »5.00 per month. Apply at Ids oftw. Office for rent, over Raines drug store, $5.00 per month; apply to A F. Gardner. FOR RENT—Cottage No. 305 Henry street. Apply to Dr. C. N. D. Campbell FOR SALE—Second-hand Iron Safe. Apply The Commonwealth office. __ Take The Commonwealth SEED CORN FOR SALE. 500 bushels Mexican Jane corn in the ear, $2.00 per bu. * D. C. PETEET & BRO. LOST. One Shepherd Pup, sable with white collar. Return to Mr. E. L. Mounger and reward will be given. Posted" signs for sale at this office. «c If you want anything just cal George Ghanibless, No. 308 or 10. -©■ Second Sheets, Cotton Sample Coupons, Trained Nurse Records, Contract Blanks, Notes, For Rent and For Sale Sippis can be had at reasonable prices at The Common wealth office. t lake The Cemwetowe<h.