Newspaper Page Text
OUR MOTTO: "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT. *» J. L . GILLESPIE , Editor and Publisher. A Reliable Local Newspaper . GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 1916. Subscription, $1.00 Year Cash VOL. 20—NO. 5. THE GREENWOOD TRAVELERS ROYALLY BANQUETED The members of the Greenwood Association were Traveling Men's tendered their "Inaugural Banquet #» last Saturday evening at eight o'clock, at the Confederate Memorial Building, the wholesale merchants and jobbers interests of the city ex pressing in this manner the high re gard they have for the representa tives traveling out of and for thi» on city. The Greenwood Traveling Men's Association is the only local asso ciation of its kind in the state, and Greenwood is naturally proud of hav ing the first local traveling men's club. The gentlemen representing the "Knights of the Grip" who make Greenwood headquarters or repre sent Greenwood concerns on the road have always been an indispensable asset to the growth and prosperity of our city, and are the evangels who have so consistently preached Green wood as a commercial center and have made Greenwood the leading jobbing center in Mississippi. Promptly at eight-thirty the mem bers of the association and their guests gathered around th*» festal board for the delicious banquet that had been so wonderfully prepared by the Baptist Ladies Aid Society, and was so gracefully served by Mes dames W. H. Harper, J. V. Seville, P. E. Schilling, Chandler Worley, George Beck, A. M. Holly, and Miss Zubie Pinson. Tho splendid Green wood Theatre Orchestra, as a cour tesy of Mr. P. E. Schilling, rendered music throughout the three hours reign of enjoyment. The menu consisted of lobster a la creole and coffee, ham stuffed with sausage, chicken fried southern style, rice with jiblet gravy, aspara gus with drawn butter sauce, English peas and brains a la creole, frozen cranberries, hot rolls and coffee, frozen apple float and cake, and other palatable accessories. And when the "Knights of the Grip" par took of this sumptuous spread of food like—mother—used—to—make mother's fair-haired boy used to eat, so sensibly prepared without strange African sauces or weird Oriental fix ings or trans-Atlantic goo stirred into them or poured on to them or breath ed upon them, they demonstrated a more genuine enjoyment than is generally to be observed among banquetters. And as the boys ex pressed it, it was real food, that did not need any vain pomp and circum stance to make it attractive, as it stood on its own merits and was not dependent upon scenic effects. Its proverbial that at banquets the person is generally featured as consuming his food with such careless abandon that it is hard to tell whether the front of his vest was originally dry goods or groceries, as the chicken generally defines chemical analysis, the cranberry sauce belonged in a paint store and the green peas were green with Paris Green; and there and $ Saved at Barrett's $ Greenwood, Miss., Feb. 12, 1916. Immediately after date I promise to pay to the all my customers order of YOUR MONEY'S WORTH PURE FRESH DRUGS PROMPT DELIVERY MY BEST APPRECIATION Dollars, 503 Howard Street, Greenwood, Miss. Barrett's Drug Store, Phone 23. G. M. BARRETT at value received No. 1 Due Now (• GREENWOOD DEPOSITORY High Grade Manufacturers of the following brands: tj LIBERTY, VANITY and STAR DUST self-rising •> flour; and of DAUNTLESS, MAJESTIC and QUAIL S (• plain flour. - - - - - - (ft : : of LIBERTY MILLS, nashville, tenn. s : FLOUR AND FEED : >: PHONE 407. m 105 JOHNSON STREET. GREENWOOD. MISS. i£aSa| : - are evidences that the cook had triumphed over his instructions, and had impartially imbued everything with his native brews, gravies, condi ments, seasonings, scents, preserva tives, embalming fluids, liquid ex tracts, and perfumeries—leaving the banquetter to weep unrestrainedly for a time, and then go away in despair, and probably commit sui cide on an empty stomach. But the cookery of the spread for the Travel ers was absolutely unapproachable, as every morsel contained hidden joys and tidbits. The boys actually enjoy ed it so much that they ate until the pressure of their waistbands stopped their watches—if they had one—and their vests flew open like an engine house door, and their stomachs seem ed to push them over on their backs and were sitting upon them, as they turned to listen to the addresses from the speakers of the evening. Hon. W. M. Whittington presided as Master of Ceremonies, after Presi dent H. H. Henderson had secured the attention of the revelers, and the constitution and by-laws of the association had been read so as to explain the object of the order. Mr. Whittington never appeared to a better advantage as toastmaster, and his remarks were teresely humorous, to the point, and at times instruc tively interesting. Hon. T. H Baird responded to the toast of "Efficiency" in a most happy strain. relation existing between the jobber and wholesaler and the traveling man, praised the cooperation and stick-to-it-iveness that always had characterized the endeavor of the local traveling salesmen, and urged them to cooperate each with the other in their effort to continue Greenwood as the best jobbing point in the State, and to develop a higher standard of efficiency in their relations. The toast of "Honesty in Business was next responded to by Hon. W. M. Hamner, who in his characteristi cally able and eloquent manner, stressed the necessity of marked honesty in all business dealings. He praised the traveling salesmen as a most honorable avocation, and the necessity of the honesty that must mark the relations of the traveling representative, with his house, with his customer, with himself, and with his God. Impromptu remarks were said by Capt. P. W. Shearer, President Henderson and Mr. T. F. Abernathy. President Henderson called attention to the State Convention of the Travelers to be held soon at Clarks dale, and urged that Greenwood send the largest delegation of any city In the State. He also assured Greenwood and Leflore County of the cooperation on the part of the traveling salesmen for her develop ment, upbuilding, and betterment, and asked that the travelers always be ealled on to assist in any worthy undertaking in this direction. He specially mentioned and urged that I He spoke of the dependent ft I the travelers cooperate in the en- j in a a i deavor to land the Jefferson Davis Highway route through the Delta. The following gentlemen, bers of the Greenwood Traveling Men's Association, were seated at the tables: H. H. Henderson, presi dent; A. M. Holly, secretary and treasurer; J. L. Durrett, vice-presi dent; J .D. Duncan, director; P. W. j Shearer, director; J. P. Metts, Jack Hamilton, D. Currie Bell, J. W. | Quinn, Claude Cockrell, Allan Saf- j fold, Ryan Ferguson, H. W. Hagan, | W. H. Hays, Preston Hinman, R. B. ' Dorman, T. H. Baird, T. F. Aber nathy, Capt. E. W. Blanchard, Will Reid McBride, H. W. Gideon, Richard Clarke, A. R. Reeves, G. A. Wade, John Rossella, J. P. Holt, J. R. For rester, J. B. Guthrie, Y. T. Eggleston, J. W. Martin, A. G. Goldback, Jesse Quinn, W. G. Ditto, W. H. Harper, H. L. DeLoach, W. E. Gray,. And as their guests, were Messrs. R. C. King, Gordon Gillespie, W. A. Mothershed, J. L. Gillespie, M. L. N. Busam, W. M. Whittington, W. M. Hamner, H. H. Lotter, S. K. Price, mem- ; of Tupelo and C. I. Dicks, of New j j On February 15, I expect to arrive in the afternoon on the U. S. Snag Boat Ben Humphreys at the steam boat landing, at Greenwood, Miss, About 6 p. m., if convenient to you, I shall be pleased to have you visit the boat and talk with me about the river work. Having only recently taken charge of this district, I wish to become quainted with the people along the river. ' i Orleans. -o CAPT. FRISKE COMING The U. S. Snag boat, Capt. Horald C. Friske, in charge will be at the landing in Greenwood Tuesday, February 15, about 6 o'clock, and the people interested are invited to call at the boat, get acquainted and offer any suggestions they wish. W. H. Hays, secretary of the Busi ness League, has received the follow ing letter which is self-explanatory: Vicksburg, Miss., Feb. 2, 1916. Mr. W. H. Hays, Secretary, Business League, Greenwood, Miss. Dear Sir: ac I desire to extend through you the same invitation to others interested in the matter and hope you will make it known to them. Should anything occur to change my plans, I shall notify you. In the meantime I hope to hear from you. I Very respectfully, Harold C. Fiske, Captain, Corps of Engineers. (Signed) o Mr. E. M. Byers, a prominent citizen of Louisville, Ky., is a busi ness visitor in Greenwood this week, and he unhesitatingly pronounces our city the most enterprising and progressive place he has visited in Mississippi. ■o Take The Commonwealth $6,000 FOR GRENADA COLLEGE FOLLOWS SERMON s \ on 0 f the North Mississippi confer ence of the M e. Church, South, which was held at New Albany in December Grenada College which has been un der the leadership of Dr. J. R. Countiss for the past five years. A commissioner in the person of R ev . B. P. Jaco, one of the ablest men of the conference, was placed i n the field to take the message about Plans were inaugurated at the ses in it to raise $50,000 for raising the money to the different churches of the conference. Sunday Bishop James Atkins delivered a most powerful sermon at the Metho dist Church in this city, taking as a text, "He went away sorrowful. At the conclusion of the sermon sub scriptions were called for Grenada College and in a few moments over $6,000 were subscribed. The sub scription has beerf added to since until the figures run up close to $10,000, and it is felt sure that when all are given an opportunity that Grenada will show her interest and pride in this splendid institution by making a contribution in excess of the figures last above named. The school is doing great work and the graduates that go out from it filling some of the highest and most important school work in the country. To show the unity of spirit and senti ment that moves the citizenship of Grenada, the other churches of the town called off their services Sunday in order that their congregations might show their interest in Grenada College and have an opportunity to hear Bishop Atkins as well. While the matter of aiding the Col lege is being considered by the peo ple of Grenada, it might not be to take a hurried glance at what the College has done under the present administration and what has been expended by it on property and im provements in Grenada. 99 S. are to ed amiss It has been the policy of the man agement to spend on the property what has been received from the Conference. In five years the North Mississippi Conference has placed in the College treasury $15,000, which has been expended as follows: Purchase Kimbrough and Ray " ■ 4,000 1,500 4,000 1,500 property Walks on and ar Hot water fnrt Past irrlebl M' fïp Furnishing dining ro:n kitchen and bedrooms_ - 1,500 Contractors' improvernemsL, 2,500 $15,000 During the same period the College has turned out 29 literary graduates, 26 of whom have been self-support ing at salaries ranging from $40 to $100 per month, and 14 graduates in special departments, 11 of whom have been self-supporting. Its graduates are now teaching hi Holly Springs, Oxford, Vaiden, New Albany, Ponto toc, Houston, Amory, Mathiston, Eupora, Noxapater, Wheeler, Nettle RED PEP'S PHILOSOPHY w Vi m ■a i £0 > m Xi I" <xj jfÉMk £ m :^j vs m $ 4* B 8 ADV. © •48 1rs alright to pm your faith to some fluids but be surejou use a safety p in. It's all right, too, to pin your faith to the belief that you can shave yourself, but Be Sure You Use a Safety Razor. Then you can shave your self without taking off any shavtne articled brush soap cream anfpowder yoi wiU be very likely to think that shaving is fun. I.T. McIntyre Drug COMPANY. "We Are in Business For Your Health." J ton, Columbus, and other points in Mississippi, while others are teaching in Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia and Texas. From the above it will be seen that Grenada is nearly fifteen thousand dollars to the better during the last five years and besides this it should not be overlooked that during the same period the town has had for nine months each year, or 45 months in all, approximately 130 persons in it because of the College. One hun dred and thirty persons for nine months equals 1170 people for one month or a family of five for 234 months. Then multiply this by the whole 45 months and it will readily be seen where the figures run to. The current expenses of the Col lege have been met with the amounts collected currently. Dr. Countiss, president of the Col lege, is very enthusiastic and has well-matured plans to make the Col lege second to no institution of the kind in the South.—Grenada Senti nel, Feb. 4th. -n SUIT OVER GREENWOOD POST OFFICE BUILDING A suit filed with W. A. Temple, U. S. Commissioner, at Clarksdele last week is of interest to Greenwood people. The suit is the outgrowth of the failure of the original contrac tors to build the postoffice building here. The suit was filed by the Still water Manufacturing Company of Stillwater, Minn., through their at torneys, Judge T. B. Watkins of Clarksdale and J. N. Searles, of Still water, Minn., and Richard M. Nalty and the Fidelity and Deposit Com pany of Maryland are the defendants. It is alleged that the Stuart-Ran dall Construction Co., the original contractors, failed to erect the build ing and turned over their contract to Nalty. When they turned over the incompleted building, they also de livered to Nalty all the woodwork which the complaint company had furnished the Stuart-Randall Com pany under contract. It is further alleged that Nalty used this woodwork and did not pay the original contractors or the manu facturing concern. The bill seeks to recover the sum of $3,185, the amount alleged to be due the Still water Company on material furnish ed for the postoffice building. The case will be heard by Judge Niles at the July term of the federal court. Take The Commonwealth. * Finding a sensible cigarette' is just plain, common sense All you have to do is to look for three points. Take any cigarette you know, self— Is its taste just what you like best ? Is it comfortable to your throat and tongue—free from bite or hotness? Will it allow you to smoke as often as you'd like to smoke without any mean after-feeling? Fatimas aren't the only cigarettes that answer yes" on all of these points. There are other sensible cigarettes. But facts seem to indicate that Fatimas are the sensible cigarette for most men. Because they now outsell every other cigarette in the world costing over 5c. Doesn't it seem reason able that you, too, win like Fatima best? Try them—TODAY. Then ask your tft no foundat ion >at wif] no Pas* TlVO I'FISTS For ANY H Pered. cigarette f/fMfÊSÊism, g «SIl8888 À 0 / FATIMA was the Only Cigarettm Awarded the Grand Pnae, the high est award siren to anÿ rig. rette at the PanamaPacihc International Ex i "Diatmcttveh Individual tt 20 for 15* • d 0 THE TURKISH BLEND »v d I I n . A Sensible Cigarette ^ J y .0 V KING'S DAUGHTERS ASK AID FOR HOSPITAL. To the Citizens of Leflore County: capitol city, that ought to attract the attention of every man, woman and child in this grand country of yours, Is there anything in all your midst that has done more for the good of all classes of your citizens than the King's Daughters Hospital? and think what this institution means to Leflore County, We have an institution in your Stop We have been struggling along for nine years, doing the best we could for the suffering, and we have done much good with the inadequet means at hand and the great disadvantages we have labored under. The time has come when we must be better equipped for doing greater things for the sick and suffering. We have sent out some good nurses, from our little house. The State law now is, that a nurse who graduates from a hospitl with less than twenty beds cannot be registered in the State; in justice to these girls who labor so well for us, we must have a larger building, or close up our institution. Will Le flore County and the City of Green wood with all their boasted wealth deny the means to make the best 1 thing she has the pride of our hearts and the love of our work what it should be? Nay verily. We can, we must, we will have our new hos pital before another year closes. Outside of helping the sick, and the benefit of helping those who are not able to take their suffering to some far away and famous hos pital, it is also wise for you to remem ber that the rich as well as the poor are sometimes taken sick unexpect edly and the case is so urgent that unless a hospital is near by, it death, and this may mean you. The training of the girls and fit ting them for better women along all lines is one of our greatest works. Make it possible for us to train girls, and build a hospital of fame of our own. We can do it if all will lend a' helping hand. Then when the time comes to act we shall expect help from every citi zen of our county. Don't disap point us. Make it your interest and our new hospital is a surety. Very truly, Mrs. R. Thayer, Ch'm. **Mrs. L. P. Quinn, Mrs. Dr. Rennie, Mrs. J. Gearhiser, Mrs. Dr. Tyree, ones means more I Committee. LEFLORE GROCER CO. BUYS SITE FOR BUILDING Greenwood's new wholesale gro cery concern, the Leflore Grocer Company, which are Messrs. Morris Lewis, W. O. Barrett, Stephen L. Burwell and W. K. Gwin, all of Lexington, and W. P. Weaver, of this city, have leased the store on Carrollton Avenue formerly occupied by the Wilkinson Drug Co., and will in about ten days open for active business. These quarters are merely tempo rary until their building can be erected on the site which was pur chased by the Leflore Grocer Com pany Thursday. The property of the City of Greenwood, and of Mrs. G. L. Ray, in the rear of Wade Hard ware Company and east of Cotton the incorporators of 1 street has been purchased by this new concern. The City of Green wood will probably open Carroll ton avenue from Howard street to Cotton street, making a public street on the north of this property. This is a most ideal location for this wholesale grocery concern, and The Commonwealth's reporter has been informed that as soon as the plans can be completed, the contract will be immediately let for the con struction of their building, and the completion of same will be speedily rushed. One of the most modern buildings will be erected, and the Leflore Grocer Co. will spare no ex pense in making their warehouse ami offices the most up-to-date possible. Mr. W. P. Weaver, one of the in corporators, has accepted the management of the Leflore Grocer Co. and will give the business his personal attention. Mr. W'eaver was for many years superintendent of the Greenwood Compress £ Storage Company, until the estab lishment of the Weaver Grocer Co., which was lately absorbed by pur chase by the Greenwood Grocer Company. Mr. Weaver is one of Leflore County's most substantia] and successful business men and citizens, and his personal indentifica tion with and management of the business insures its success. The Commonwealth joins our peo ple in extending the Leflore Grocer Co. a cordial welcome to our whole sale jobbing circles, and in bespeak ing for them a liberal share of the public patronage. o ^ Automobile for Lana, 1 A good Automobile for a piece of land in country or for house and lot in Greenwood. Apply at this office for further particulars.