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J. L. GILLESPIE, EDITOR. I . Because we believe in transacting busi ness in our home town. Because some part of every dollar we spend at home stays at home and helps work for the welfare of the town and county, and the State. Because the merchant we buy from his share of the town, county and SUBSCRIPTION $1.00 A YEAR CASH. Entered at Greenwood, Mi»., poetoffice as second-cla- matter Journal of the City Council. . GREENWOOD. MISS.. OCT. 22, 1916. Exclusive Official WHY BUY IN GREENWOOD? Because our interests are here. Because the town that is good enough for us to live in is good enough for us to buy in. ays täte taxes. from Because the merchant we buy helps support our poor and needy, schools, our churches, our lodges and homes. Let us make Greenwood the best place in which to work and live. It's easy and certain if everyone will do his share. The dollar sent out of the town seldom returns, while the money spent at home is apt to leave a scrapling at your door. Then why not adopt the practice taught your money with your home our of spending people? HONEST NOW, WOULD YOU? Just imagine yourself boss for a minute —then check up your record for the last week as employe. Remember now, it is your own money meeting the payroll. If you applied to yourself for a job, would you get it? Have you produced enough in the week to make a profitable investment? Have you asked questions, studied and improved—or have you been too wise to learn more? . Have you, as employe, filled your hours with productive, conscientious labor, or have you been watching the clock? Have you analyzed what you are doing and why, or used instinct instead of reason, and get an indifferent and methodless re sult? Have you been heart and soul in your work, on the job every minute with a breadth of vision that made the desert of work an oasis of opportunity? Have you gone through the week, a vision of pay-day the only oasis in your desert of work? And have you let this vis ion shut out from view all else in the work ttaLygîtë jÄWjte, 3 size where vou Check up. Be truthful; would you give yourself a job? GREENWOOD COTTON RECEIPTS. The past two weeks we have inadvertently had the cotton receipts figures for Greenwood incom plete. Below are the correct receipts to date: Since Sept. 1, 1915_ Same date last year. Week ending Oct. 21, 1915.. Same week last year.. . Stock on« hand now. Same date last year.. .39,864 .36,844 5217 . 7501 ..._21239 .. 22440 Some merchants bemoan the fact that customers send away to mail order houses for goods and at the same time they are sending away to the larger cities and even out of the State for their printing, when the local printing offices are well able to do just as good work sind at as reasonable prices in comparison than some of the stores charge for their merchandise. It*s a poor rule that won't work both ways. Like the South, Germany has also learned a valuable lesson. When she dis covered that she was bottled up and coufcl not receive her "usual supplies from without, she set about producing them at home, and as a result she has become self-sustaining. People never know what they can do until they try, and very often they do not try un til necessity compels them to make the effort Vox populi vox Dei" is not true accord ing to thej Canton Herald, which says that The voice of the people is the voice of God" is far from true: for the voice of the con scienceless rab^e temporarily ascendant and clamoring for things which the voice of God ever condemns, is frequently recognized the "voice of the people.' ** tt tt as When the people can be made to under stand that it actually costs morn in time aZ?d money to travel over a poor road than it does to travel over a Rood one, they will be less in clined to besrudse tbe expense of ' ^ roads, M? -Jag * important willing of it ; ; ; ; Hi. 7^ p-âl-i *7 NEGLECTING PROMISES. The esteemed Newton Record voices our sentiments in saying that "one of the greatest faults of the present day is the failure of the people to carry out their prom ises/* In failing to hold sacred a promise, no matter what it is, the command of "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor, nor thyself, etc." is violated. Yet there are those who claim to be Christians, taking an active part in the affairs of the I church and lead in prayer, who would resent it as an affront to even question their honor, integrity and truthfulness, but they, ana others who do not make so many pre tensions will often promise to do this and that, yet fail time ana again to cany them ou t. 'Of course this is not always th with anyone, but sometirqes it is. A person can be true to his promises a nd not be a Christian, but he can't be a true Christian and not be true to his prom and fail e case ises. One cannot be real honest keep his promises, if he violates them inten tionally, How often it is that people will make a debt, and promis^ to pay at a cer tain time, but do not. They often promise to pay their pastor, and even fail to meet this obligation. Promises are often made to meet an appointment, but do not mate rialize; to perform some act or deed, and yet never tnink of it again. Promises too numerous to name might be mentioned, but it is unnecessary. Of course there are times when a prom ise of some sort is made, and some unfore seen condition arises that makes it impossi ble to keep it, but in a case of this kind the cause for it should be explained to the one to whom it was made. There are many reasons why promises should be kept. First, of course, because it is right Second, like honesty, it is the' best policy. No man can have the influence or the confidence of people who does not hold sacred his promises, whether in reference to financial matters or otherwise. With some the idea prevails that the more money a person has, the greater his credit, but such is not always the case. Money alone will not always obtain credit, unless security is given. The man who always keeps his promises never has much trouble about get ting credit. When he promises to pay, and keeps that promise promptly, he gains the confidence of creditors, and thus his credit in the financial world grows, because he wins the confidence of his creditors. All peo ple in business realize how often it is the case that when they present a bill to their debtors, they are confronted with the state ment, "I will settle that in a few days," and 'that is the 1 last of it until the bill i to is to or a of a 18 P re " sented again, maybe with the same retort affai 9fume people are of course worse than others, but some of the best people we have are guilty. If you want to broaden your influence, your standing as a man and a cit izen/ your credit, and to win greater confi dence from your fellow man, try the plan of always keeping your promise. KING COTTON'S MARCH. King Cotton is the one king who is now making such a decided advance along an extended front that he may begin to nope for a victory out of the war. At first, King Cotton was the hardest hit of all the kings in the world, and in the depth of his disas ter it was often foolishly said that he had lost a throne. In the' panic, many holders who could have awaited the turn of the tide, sold their cotton at low prices to in vestors who are now selling K>r 12 cents or holding for a still higher price, says the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Texas, the greatest of the cotton states, tells the story in the dispatches stating that the planters of the state, with 700,000 bales of cotton léss than they held at this time last year, stand now to make $90,000.000 more in the total price of the crop. They are disposing of this season's crop about as fast as it can be picked, although there is confident expectation of prices above 12 cents, which is the price at which the Texas crop is now moving out. Apart of the in crease in dollars is in money paid for cotton seed oil, which is now bringing a price prac tically double that price paid last year. Änd the agriculturist can already be seen traveling the way of the Wall street operators, who after several years lof dire adversity, no sooner find that Wall street is easy street again then they begin plunging in the old way likely to bring the same re sults. Planters and cotton dealers are re ported as calculating that prices must con tinue to advance for several years without reference to when or how the war may end. Cultivation of this over optimism is likely to lead to the same overplanting which con tributed somewhat to last year's blackness. An undoubted factor in the higher price of th& crop is that this year the cotton acreage was gr will he gpl ; Under there fens jut rthe Neale Pub- j lew York a book ; lidbg(hM| which, 'in jH destined toilll ablest ikifiswlh questions ajij§ Secession that time. Certftqj valuable contfi made to the. ' from the Sont It was the f to discuss the ing to the Political History of Slavery in the United States. II. Legislative His tory of Reconstruction. MI. Consti tutional Deficie ncies of Reconstruction. But before thé third part of bis plan had been touched death called him from his talk. And the lateness of the publication of that which had been reduced to m anus c ri pt is due to the difficulties encountered in bringing out a work which the author was unable to put in final shape for the press. For its appearance now, the South is "debtor to the author's son-in-law, William Hay ne Lea veil, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America to Guat emala. is 1 ana, perhaps, the ift South upon the r of the War, of up to this fa of tbe most which has been » of the War aide. ic of Senator George > and events relat aree Books: I. Tbe To the work as it is published, Dr. Leavell contributes a biographical sketch which is necessarily brief, but is so discriminating as to give in small compass a splendid survey of a great life. Indeed, nothing which helped to bring him to eminence or secure his fame seems to have been overlooked. The introduction to the work is con tributed by John Bassett Moore of Columbia University. He modestly claims to "yield" to the solicitation of a friend, but does two things- happily and well. He pays a splendid tribute to the mental and moral integrity of the author; and gives a very felicitous interpretation of the spirit and purpose of his writing. The style of the book is direct, sim ple and clear. It mirrors the man. Without apology, explanation, or pre liminary he begins, and the very first sentence counts' toward achieving the purpose qf tt)e book. In Book I the Writer deals with the Political History qf Slavery in the tjuited States. In a bqrrip4 sqryey of histqry as tq the genesis of slavery as au institution, he shows that it had existed from time immemorial, and that no one thing was responsible for the enslavement of men. Inferiority in arms, social con vulsions, religious differences, and per sonal avarice and ambition haye fur nished victims from all races. This against the scornful characterization: "The oligarchy of the skin. ft Then the development of the institu tion in the United States, and the bear ing of the anti-slavery agitation are 1 . He Kb»«« no personai o^non, ex parte interpre tation of lotion except qs these are Ff corded ns the utterances of leaders in Congress, pr recorded in public docu ments, including State statutes and constitutions. In other words, he has so chosen his proof as to put its gen uine» and validity beyond question. He takes up the Acquisition of Louisiana; The Hartford Convention; Missouri Question and Compromise; Annextion of Tex»; Lincoln and Douglass De bate; John Brown's Invasion; Seces sion; and the War and its Purposes. Here he shows conclusively that slavery was but the occasion for asserting a difference that was in reality natural qnd inevitable. Soil and climate were such as tp make one section commer cial and the oilier agricultural, qnd ?q a perpetual conflict of interest. Then there was to be added to the natural differences the social unrest and sensi tiveness occasioned by the manifest superiority of the South in statesman ship and political genius. The influ ence of the Southern States from the foundation of the Union had been pre dominant, and the dissatisfaction on this account vu so marked » to find expression through the Hartford Con vention. But Senator George did not start out simply to nantraliqq thg caustic Im peachment of Southern morals as re spects slavery. He meant also to de fend Southern statesmanship and to vindicate Southern honor in politics. From the» same Congressional Rec ords he shows that the South was true to its political doctrines, and true to tenus of compromise to which it be came ft party j white the Ngrthj as soon as the bftianpa of power had been broken by ad mi ss io n of a free State, which was not counter-balanced bp a •lave State, was never true to any. agreement, and held no political princi ple if by its repudiation it might be helped to an ascendency which it had •*4 JOHN ASHCRAFT ♦ WARNER WELLS * « • 1 ét mm « * neral ■■ *■ v .. r ; ADO, LIFE, UABtUTY, AUTO HEALTH, *7 77 'A; Ï* iOg mU 3* « jk < ' v m-M. pj iyyy Sä;' Ür -ÙSiâSbâ W-* OF MISSISSIPPL not been able to manship. The North qaintion of Locnawna and fho tion of Texas «because their location threatened the possibility of its uKi Flotation of the terms of the constitu tkraal compact; but when California came without an enabling net, hot with «. free constitution, the insuper able difficulties of the com poet were while tbe North was parading its virtue 'and sanctity in the interest of hnman ity that Illinois, Indiana, Connecticut, Oregon, and other States had stringent statutory and constitutional discrimi nations against tile negro both politi cally and socially. He also »ta oat the facts that the terminology used in political uttterances of the North, even down to the election of Mr. Lincoln, maintain the Southern doctrine as to the nature of the Union, white the Hartford Convention explicitly serted it. lost to view. The author shows that Now we come to Part II—Legialative History of Reconstruction. Here we have the bald and unbridled assertion of that which had been cropping out with increasing frequency for fifty years. A congress representing a medley of power-worshiping humanity and benevolence sought to perform the miracle of excepting their Goshen from the plagues they would inflict upon the South. First, there was denial of the fact that the Confederate States had ever been out of the Union, but this offered little opportunity for the hate, vengeance, jealousy and ambi tion which were to be gratified by a program of humiliation and ultimate ruin. So the States were out; and to make sure of an undisturbed and unin terrupted course the President was ignored, tbe Attorney General was squelched, and the Supreme Court was abolished so far as reconstruction was concerned. The disclosures of this study of reconstruction are that neither wholesome public policy nor principle constituted any part of the basis of readjustment—not even a sense of justice and equity, to say nothing of magnanimity, to a people who had shown themselve§ as great if) the field as they had been in tbe forum. "Ruin to the South" waa the word of Gar field, and he was undoubtedly as good as Thad Stevens, Sumner, Sherman, Conkling and Blaine. As we come to the end of the book we can but wish that a good Provi dence had spared the author to accom plish his larger purpose. And, yet, it is accomplished in a measure through the very discussion of the chaos of ac tion that resulted from the effort to avoid the political doctrines of Jeffer son, Calhoun and others of the South. And through the Minority Report on the Bill holding for National Inquests. ----v* s^n.tar GmoroB ftimseif and iq appended, there is a Citation of cases decided by the Su preme Court of tbe United States which shows conclusively that force suppressed for a time, but has not set tled adversely to Southern contention the question of State sovereignty; and even though the fourteenth and fif teenth amendments have been inserted in the Constitution, the interpretation of that instrument by the highest tribu nal is not materially changed. Copies of this work are already in the Millsaps and A. & M. libraries of the State. I wish that the book might be included in every college course in the South, and that it might have place in the working libraries of our pqbjiç schools. It is worth something for oqr children to know that their fathers violated no compromise, held but one side of a great governmental doctrine, came through the vicissitudes of war and the infamies of reconstruc tion with untarnished honor, have lived to disprove the most sanguine P ro P hecie8 of Edmunds and others as to the permanence of the injuries which they inflicted upon the South, and to defeat the undisguised purposes of Stevens, Sumner, Garfield, Conkling, Blaine, Sherman and the rest of the sponsors of the reconstruction legisla tion. I commend it tQ the parent who ^ould have his child fortified as to the honor and integrity of the South. I commend it to any one who would have an answer for every impeachment ut tered against the South touching slavery and the war. I commend it to those who would measure the virtue of thoqe criticisms of the South coming from New England, where the Hart ford Convention vu held during the War of 181g, end through whose banks the army of tfie enemy vu being paid. I W»h for the book II phénoménal sale, WM. L. DUREN. CoHunbns, Miss. ä & ~ piii KiMjjjJp * ~Y $ = 7. i ? \ The Powerful Motor of the Maxwell This is one of tbe most marvelous pieces of machiner rv er invented.. Very powerful with four cylinders cast en bloc it has made the Maxwell famous as "The Car that Laughs at Hills.** B< st of all this motor is breaking all low cost records for: 1st—Miles per gallon of gasoline. 2nd— Miles per quart of lubricating oil 3rd—Lowest year-in-and-year-out repair bills. We are waiting to take you for a test ride in the car that has broken all low "First-Cost" records, and is breaking all low "After-Cost'* records. XtoMtmAhfiairlôpÀ Demountable Ifyns U fyfn l ism. Windshield 'ElectricStarter JectricUghts I F.. »/■- itpimon F.O.S DETROIT Pactisa AùxatllJ^d H. D. WALKER & COMPANY greenwood, miss. m A! WOMEN ASK FOR BALLOT. The first speech-making tour ever made by Mississippi women in behalf of suffrage is now in progress. Mrs. Nellie Nugent Somerville, of Greenville, vice-president of the National Suffrage Association, and Mrs. Monroe McClurg of . .. , ... , - organization, nave delivered ad dresses during the past few days to the county fairs held at Cal noun City, Mathison and Louis ville, and during the coming week _ , ... Greenwood. ft member of the ex ®®dtive committee of the State wfaâ y s IHM Small-Size Tires Enlarged 20% Size« 3 Qx 3 % and 30 x 3 Gqedynar tires won lop place Lowot Prîrr« hy giving more than others. For TL * EftCCS that reason alone these tires lor I nese new extras a*on*, on this years have outsold any rival 8o '. 1 fP«U'Wille»lus$317 t 000. Th™ , Vhey Wilt save our users ten times Ibis year we ere giving (ft that, perhaps, users of small tircg three costly extras. Now Good In these sizes, more than before, excel any like-size tire more year tires _ Yet this year we made another big price reduction. It third in two years, totaling 4S per cent. That's one result of mammoth output—a value else can give. Even in size 30x3,. in Good years, you get a four-ply tire. In our All-Weather tread, you get per cent a double-thick anti-skid. Now more rubber to the side walls— you get this extra size and extra to the part above the rim. That's strength. More than ever you where constant bending breaks owe yourself the use of Goody a thin-walled tire. - tires. No oth make was our ever 3 More Extras We have added 20 no one per cent to the air capacity, as you know, add« Added size. a mileage. We have added 30 ear er GoQDpYEAR We have made new molds of a new design which adds endur ance, we have compares with them in low average coot per mile. A half-mil lion users have TIRES $317,000 in Extras - found. proved that. Goodyear Service Stations Tires in Stock MISS., MISS* Kimbrough Auto Co. C. K. Myridu 4 Bib Drug Co, ~ " ' irr Co. ■ IMgp ;y j M will »make addresses at Meridian, Mount Olive and Ackerman. The two women, both of them earnest and convincing speakers, have been greeted by large audi ences at several points, and have stirred up much interest in the cause they represent. The suffragists of Mississippi are preparing to wage a spirited fight at the coming legislative session for a statutory enactment conferring suffrage on their sex and that subject will be very much in the limelight during the meet ing of the lawmaking body.— Jackson News, 16th inst.