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'%>■ -> / • y /L> /*" L^C/ > // '> , f ■■■'k *r~ i¥ i W* ' « '-fäß y jfg^fewr V B t V' THE COMMONWEALTH X Reliable Local Newspaper, OUR MOTTO: "BE JUST AND FEAR NOT. ■■■ ■ . -■ ■ ■ -- 1 - - -- - —— à:— > _ GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, FEB. 18, 1916. »f J. L. GILLESPIE , Editor and Publisher, VOL. 20—NO. 6. Subscription, $1.00 Year Cash "SINGIN' SKULE" SCORES A SPLENDID SUCCESS. Tuesday night, at the Greenwood Theatre, Miss Clara L. Moyer, assisted by local talent under her direction, rendered quite a humorous attraction, for the benefit of the J. Z. George Chapter, U. D. C. A splendid audience witnessed the pleasing show, and quite a neat sum was netted by the members who made the local talent benefit a financial suc cess for their worthy work. The following program was cleverly rendered by the cast given below, and their work reflected much credit upon Miss Moyer who directed the at traction : PROGRAM-MIE Spethulties and things that will be done during the "Beginment. PEACE 1—Grand march on the pianny by Samantha Ann, Kummin of Mister and Mistus Robkins and klasa. PEACE 2—The "Singin' Skule,'* Mistus Robkins and klass. PEACE 3—The "American Girl, by the patriotic skollar, Rorianna Gigglesby. PEACE 4—The Yellow Kid in a ff ft exercise. Bowery Stile. PEACE 5—Little German Love, by Hezekiah Bumplcs. PEACE 6 2-cornered, Tweekins and Jeremire Robkins. Mercy PEACE 7—The Boy Meshack Joslin. PEACE 8—Another Orr-a-tor, 2-cornered peace by the Old Madcs, Miranda Wantomarry and Mehitable Spooner. PEACE 9—Ask the Stars, Ange lina Turveydrop and klass. PEACE 10—Skule in Rime, Polly Rumpus. PEACE 11—Beautiful Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare. PEACE 12—I Will Play in Your Yard, Mistus Tweekins Twins (only one year old and no kin to mercy.) PEACE 13—Koon Song, Company B, Charity Bumbkins, Jeremire Rob kins. Dewet, PEACE 14—Reading from the book writ by herself (Tragedies) Jerusalem Jarkins. PEACE 15—High Skule Gurls. PEACE 16—The Weddin' Bells, Tommy Doodle and klass. PEACE 17—Awardin' of Medal. PEACE 18—Dixie. The Battle Cry of Peace AT THE :- - Greenwood Theatre, Monday, Feb. 21^t Be Slrown the Mo^ Noteworthy Achievement in the History of Motion Pictures. THE BATTLE CRY OF PEACE" is more than a motion picture. It is a great national propaganda dealing with the mo^t important problem that has confronted this nation since the Civil War—the problem of America's unpreparedness. If you have a drop of red blood in your veins, you will experience in witnessingthis production a thrill such as you have never known before. ♦ You will see the enemy approach ing, powerlessness of New York, the weakness of its forts and defenses. You will see the havoc wrought by the enemy's howitzers, sub-marines, airships; by its shells, shrapnels, and bombs. You will see the most beautiful sky line in the world in flames t the metrop olis of the western hemisphere de vastated. You will see New York fall, the desecration that follows. 'THE BATTLE CRY of PEACE' is a call to arms against war. It was written by J. Stuart Black ton and vitagraphed under his per sonal supervision. Scores of prominent Americans in the army and navy and administra tive circles have contributed to its preparation. MR. CHARLES RICHMAN, the distinguished actor, heads a cast of eminent Vitagraph stars—a cast con taining twenty-five thousand Nation al Guardsmen, five thousand horses, eight thousand supernumeraries. » laü A *rr llplf Ä: m g jf'-. . <. -j m MATINEE PERFORMANCE BEGINS AT 3:00 P. M. SHARP. TIME OF PERFORMANCE TWO HOURS AND FIFTEEN MINUTES. ONE SHOW AT NIGHT BEGINNING AT 8 O'CLOCK. SPECIAL MUSIC ARRANGED FOR THE OCCASION. Greenwood the first town lo Mississippi to get these marvelous pictures. Now running in our largest cities at $1.00. OllR PRICES MATINEE AND NIGHT: White 25cand 50c; Colored 15cand 25c. for Matinee, but ALL SEATS nuance WILL BE reeerved. No Seats A X ON SALE SATURDAY, FEB'Y 19th i ■ V.'i 7 <§*; ■7f: s.Æz ..-I;": B m t ;V U - . r.i-v v* tätigte ■ NOTIS- Je re mire wants it lcnone that it haint his fault ha haint teach* ing the skule tonite; he wanted too mitjr bad, but Mistus Robkins says he haint so he haint. ECAST OF KARACTERS Jeremire Robkins_W. R. Chandler Arabella Robkins_ Miss Clara L. Moyer Rorianna Gigglesby. -Charlotte Keesler Miss Sadie Robinson Hezekiah Bumples__Hannis Stoddard Alvirey Slimmins. Samuel Weller. _ Trilby O'Ferrall Wade Reeves Miss Bonner Duggan -Mr. Harry Hulen Sophrena Flimkins. .Miss Amy Peck Darius Catchafly... Clementina Hanks Willie Winkie. Leo Franklin Miss Nora Anthony -William Olds -Mrs. Guy Hall Meshack Joslin. Baby Tweekins Rosy Tweekins-Mrs. Will Harper Jemimy Larkins_ Miss Cathryn Smith -Leonard Scruggs Hickory Jones Jerusalem Jarkins -Miss Gertrude McShane Mercy Tweekins. _ Mrs. N. S. Wright Jehosaphat Junkins. Preston Hinman Charity Bumpkins_ -Miss Dolly Kimbrough Juliet Shakespeare..Miss Jane Casey Romeo Shakespeare_Dr. Smith Lorella Everlove j Miss Avis Peck -Jim Mann Rube Spank_ Miranda Wantomarry. -Mrs. C. E. Wright Mehitable Spooner.Mrs. Harris Gray Polly Rumpus-Mrs. Bruce Brown Angelina Turveydrop..Louise Elliott Jebulon Toodles__Mr. Sam Colmery Yellow Kid_ _Chas. Sims Tommy Doodle-Dameron Williams Samantha Ann.. (Melodunist)_ -Mrs. Friermood -o Constipation When costive or troubled with constipation take Chamberlain's Tablets. They are easy to take and most agreeable in effect. Obtain able everywhere. •o* FOR SALE—On payments like rent, or for rent at a reasonable rate, 2-story house in Austin & Wright Addition; ring No. 443 or call at Greenwood Lum ber Co. A NEW THING IN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL WORLD The Sunday School Board of North Mississippi Conference of the South ern Methodist Church announces an exceedingly interesting series of Sunday School Institutes covering | every county in the northern half of the State of Mississippi, one meeting to be held in each county. These Institutes are planned especially for Sunday School Superintendents and Pastors, the programs are unusually j practical in the proposed treatment ! of the themes to be discussed. These i Institutes are under the direct man agement of Rev. R. H. B. Gladney of Sardis, Sunday School Field Secre.' tary of the North Mississippi Con ference, and Mr. A. L. Dietrich, Field Secretary of the Gulf Division of the Southern Methodist Church, with ! headquarters at Meridian, Miss, j The following subjects are' among : those that will be discussed: "The j Use of the Sunday School Hour," ! increasing the Membership'" ! "Grading the Sunday School," "Sun- I j j I ■ day School Evangelism," "The Text Book," "The Business End," Business of Being a Superintendent" and "The Pastor's Place In It All." The Conference territory has been i divided into two 6 t The j j j tours, and the itinerary of Tour One for this section of the state will be on the following dates and the meetings will be held i Holmes county, at Lexington, ' Tuesday, Feb. 22 | Leflore county, at Greenwood, Wednesday Feb 23 Carroll 'county, * at Carrollton ° Thursday, Feb. 24 *. Montgomery county, at Winona, ! j Friday, Feb. 25. Grenada ' county, at Grenada f Saturday, Feb. 26. ; All Methodist Superintendents and Pastors in each county are urged to respec session i in the Methodist churches in towns named below: attend the meeting in their tive counties. The Institute will begin at ten o'clock in the fore noon and close about four in the the daysyarned. While ! these meetings are under the auspices in of the Methodist Church, Sunday School Superintendents and Pastors of all denominations will be gladly j welcomed to then^. . ( | PAUL SMITH, THE "BOY WONDER ff Time was, when Paul Smith, Vice-President of the Chalmers Sei jlmg Division, apd at present super | ™ smg * series of Chalmers Sales Conve ntions in the South and South west ' was referred to as the "Boy W° nder " b 7 the big men in the motor lndustr y* . ■ : . Today Wltb th * breadth of exper j ience pined by added years of ! ma rketing motor cars, he is at the i sales helm of a far lar ger automo blle corp oration, and is hitting the buIls_e y e for twelve months in every year * , . ! Eack in 1912 ' Paul Smith staged a senes of rapid-fire conventions for the ° ld E * M * F * Comp any, that still ! Stand as red letter days on the calen- j j dais some hundreds of American j : dealers * For eleven consecutive : j Weeks special train load s of dealers ! and newspapen »en-twenty-two in ! ali ~ poured lnto Detroit from all I jetions of the United States and j Canada. Smith, then one of the j youngest sales managers in the busi I ness, presided at every function held during that period and personally ■ greeted now i a good two-thirds of the j dealer population of America? When j the eleven weeks' period was ended, j the peppery sales manager had sold ,, i tne enure out P u t of his company for a wnole year in advance. That Paul Smith still possesses the ' is by the record of | t '" almers sales since his joining the compan y six ™on?ths aga, montns the sales have exceeded those ° f the Same peri ° d last year ' by 100 per cent * In December, 1915, ! Chal f 8rs sal f were eight times great as for December 1914. f anuary sal ? s were tw elve times ar p r tban tbose of a year previous. * S a considerab le record when IT* 6 , . . . „ tuât exists in the automobile industry p resen j- time, In six as considers the fierce competition Wanted — farms to Sell. We have customerjfer several farms in this locality, offer? Address 'ftmu _ Land Dept., Nnsfe7i»e7Tenn -o at have you to Realty Co., Take The Ho, WHITTINGTON DECLARED A LEADER OF FORCE Senator Whittington, who so ably handled the limited quantity prohibi tion bill on the floor of the Senate, j was asked just when the anti-adver tising bill would come up in the Senate for passage. He states that the House now has the bill, but just : as soon as it is passed by that body it will be sent over to the Senate at which time it will be passed promptly as the previous bill, Senator Whittington was floor , leader for the prohibition forces and i well did he handle the matter. He I ! is recognized as one of the strongest 1 members of the upper body of the j Legislature, and the way in which he i organized to meet the pressure that I j might be brought to bear and the j arguments that would be used by : representatives and employees of the whiskey ring in an effort to get some kind of a change in the bill as draft ed, shows him to be a leader of siderable force. as ; j j ! I ; con There will be no let-up in the fight, i The opponents of the anti-advertis- ! ing bill will find the advocates of real prohibition practically intact and they anxious to get another show down with the liquor forces in order to show them that Missisippi is a prohibition state; that her people want prohbition, and that the bers of the Legislature have the , backbone and manhood to stand against the forces of the brewers and distillers, and others who are finan cially benefitted by the shipment of i . whiskey into Mississippi, and say to : them that their day is over in this gt a t e> o , _ Senator Whttmgton is familiar 1 every etail of the two bills. f Z f P ? h ' blt ' on laws of the State and all of the de- j cisions of other States bearing these two prohibition bills, and it is impossible to advance an argument that he cannot meet. are mem up A* on W'ith the law, the principles of right, ninety per cent of the and all of the women of the State on the side of the advocates of these two bills, it will be impossible to de feat them or change them in any respect. — Jackson Clarion-Ledger, 11th inst. men * -4L] BANKERS TO MEET HERE. The banks of Greenwood have sent the following invitation letter to every bank comprising the banks of j Group No. One of the Mississippi Bankers Association: , i f ° r / ebruar y 23 ' 1916 ' at Green ' I W °° d : MlSS '. 1 . 1 , meeting is to be informal, will j , ca . ed at 10:30 a * i splendld I Greenwood, Miss, Feb. 15, 1916. To the Bank Addressed: You have had notice from the office of the Secretary of the Missis sippi Bankers' Assiciation that a meeting of the bankers of Group No. 1 of the Association has been called ; m., in our Memorial j Building for the one day only, and is expected to be one of much im portance to planters as well as bank ers of this section. We extend a most cordial invita tion to each and every bank in this group to send one or more represen j tatives, and believe we should all ! give the best co-operation possible I in this worhty effort to develop the ; material interests of this section of our State. Confederate i ! , i . : , r ta ks j from expert agriculturists Wr \° WlU dlSCUSS the plan for better and more scientific farming and the good results to be obtained by duction of the cotton acrea ge and f or ever y plantation to raise every thing possible, needed on a planta j tion First National Bank Wilson Banking Company Greenwood Savings Bank Bank of Commerce There are more than one hundred banks in Group No. 1, which includes all the banks of Northwest Mississip pi* Two hundred invitations have issued. The object of the meeting is to a Te ex The I object of the bankers taking hold of ! the movement is to make it possible for planters to get advancements on other crops besides cotton. j A* The /Ban&er«- Association The meeting should result to the better advancement of this county a sound agricultural basis and get the people out of the one-crop system. The banks all over the state are taking up the movement and the pert will visit other towns. on if the, There will be only four meetings of the bankers in the state—at Green wood, Columbus, Hattiesburg and Jackson. This is a signal honor far Greenwood and a compliment to the banks of this city, that the meeting of this group should be held in this city. ■o LEFLORE COUNTY TEACHERS. The Leflore County Teachers As sociation met at Memorial Hall in Greenwood Saturday, February 12, assembling at 10:30. Their time was used chiefly in a discussion of the advisability of making an effort to secure a demonstrator for Leflore county to organize and instruct can ning clubs and other organizations for the promotion of the teaehers of home industrial work to the girls of the county. In some counties this kind of work has been brought to a high state of ecfficiency by expert women demonstrators, who have taught the school girls in the latest methods of canning fruits and vege tables and much about cooking, needle work and the like. It is possible the teachers associa tion may later bring the matter to the attention of the board of supervisors and request the employment of a demonstrator. The federal govern ment, it is understood, will allow $500 per year on the salary of a demonstrator. The association also had some dis cussion of the advisability of holding a big "school meet" in the county in the spring, of which athletic gamea would be a chief feature. -o Has Usad Chamberain's Cough Remedy for 20 Years. H Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has been used in my household for the past twenty years. I began giving it to my children when they were small. As a quick relief for croup, whooping cough, and ordinary colds, it has no equal. Being free from opium and other harmful drugs, I never felt afraid to give it to the children. I have recommended it t* a large number of friends and neigh bors, who have used it and speak highly of it," writes Mrs. Mary Minke, Shortsville, N. Y. Obtainable evecy where.