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m, » r 'r. Sjfri si 'T f - J -« i mm iti SP# hm > I- f « ! I m. kfa Jfo * i? i *1 •Li: I :« • . ( ■t F: €> m kfe jvfv 34». MRS. J. !.. GILLESPIE, SOCIETY EDITOR-PHONE 718. MATINEE MUSICALE ENTER TAINED The Matinee Musicale Club was delightfully entertained on last Wednesday by Mrs. R. A. Ball, and the following interesting and appre ciated program was rendered: Paper on "Life of Regermax" was read by Mrs. A. Q. Quinn. This was followed by an instrumental solo, "Gavotte", by Regermax, rendered by Miss Fannie Gardner. Miss Jane Case sang in her inimitable "A Little Pink Rose", which was fol lowed by "Polonaise", from Chopin, by Mrs. W. M. Whit tington. manner, a selection Miss Sadie reading of "A Sisterly Scheme" was most acceptable, and Miss Guy Hall'» vocal solo, "From the Land of the Sky Blue Water", was also thorough ly enjoyed, instrumental solo was followed by a vocal solo, "A Song of the Soul" beautifully Kimbrough. Robinson's Mrs. Roger Friermood's sung by Miss Dollie The next meeting of the club will be held at the home of Miss Fannie Gardner, on Feb. 23rd. •o One of the able pat ties of the prettiest and most enjoy season was that o: Mrs. R. B. Dorman in her pretty bunjr alow, on the Greenwood, on Boulevard, Wednesday afternoon. I en tables of six-handed rook ranged for the in North were ar guests in the spacious lower floor, which was beautiful with pot plants, pink carnations and hyacinths, carried out freshments which ideal afternoon and the handsome tumes of the women, and the beautiful apartments made a complete and per fect picture. white 1 he same color motif being in every detail in the re were delicious. The cos o Mr. and Mrs. Robt. W. Baird and daughter, Miss Marion, left Sunday for Atlanta, where Miss Baird will undergo an operation for appendi citis. They were accompanied as far as Winona by Messrs. Robert De Loach and Jim Davis, of Itta Bena. A \ */ I j I ■arrn ! The Man Who Looks Ahead Most persons have some goal to which they steer their hopes, but many thoughtlessly unnerve the hand, and dull the brain by faulty living, then wonder why success is not achieved. Among the everyday habits of life that often upset health is coffee drinking, an ancient and re spectable custom, but harmful to many. The average cup of coffee contains about 2\ grains of caffeine, which, gradually accumulating in the system, often causes nervous prostration, heart trouble, mental depression, etc. There's an easy way out of coffee troubles— quit the coffee and use POSTUM This pure food-drink is a simple combination of whole wheat roasted with a little wholesome molasses—nothing else. It has a snappy, aromatic flavour similar to coffee but is entirely free from the drug, caffeine, or an/ other injurious substance. There are two forms tf Postum. The original Postum Cereal must be boiled, iöc and 25c packages; Instant Postum, soluble in a cup %f hot water, 30c and 50c tins« Both have equal flavour, and tost about the For those who appreciate the opportunity and power that goes with health u same. There's a Reason for POSTUM 99 Send 2e stamp for 5-cup sample of Tnstant Postum. LOVELY VALENTINE PARTY On the afternoon of the eleventh, the lovely riverside home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ellington was thrown open to the friends of their charming young daughter, Mary Blanche, for the celebration of Valentine Day. The elaborate decorations, of eupids and hearts, in graceful festoons, under the soft shades of rose color, made a most enchanting picture. Some thirty-six guests were invited, and enjoyed the occasion, of different kinds were played amid much hilarity and fun. telling, one of the features, was es pecially interesting, as even these young people steal time from their Games Fortune high school studies, to wonder who will "It" be in the future, that shines before their enchanted eyes in rain bow tints. Life's road opens before them, a silver thread, not a cloud to mar their skies of perfect blue. Ifouth and its dreams! What is more beautiful? A guessing contest was the source of much merriment. -\fter spirited contest, Misses Eugenia Rennie and Lucille Ferguson were the lucky winners of the heart-shaped boxes of candy, gentlemen's prizes, The prizes were won by Masters Allen Kimbrough and Sam Brister. A lovely two-course lun cheon was served, in which the valentine idea was tastefullly carried out. After a most delightful after noon had been spent, lingering good byes were exchanged, and the little girls were escorted home by their "gentlemen friends", Valentine's Day them it will ever remain a white mile stone on the tablets of their hearts. and their over ; but to was XXX. -o Mrs. Dr. E. E. Bullock and children have returned from Hot Springs. Ark., where Mrs. Bullock has been under going treatment at this popular resort. Her many friends are glad to note her splendid improvement. Dr. Bullock accom met his*family in Memphis and panied them home last Saturday. KING'S DAUGHTERS ASK AID FOR HOSPITAL. _ t° Lelioi-e County. ^ We have been struggling along for nine years doing the best we could for the suffering, and we have done T" at hand and the great disadvantages we ave a ore un er. To the Citizens of Leflore County: We have an institution in your 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 Stop 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 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, 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 thing she has the pride of our hearts and the love of our work what it should be? Nay verily, 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 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 means death, and this may mean 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 more girls, and build a hospital of fame of We can do it if all will nurses, or We can, are ones you. our own. lend a helping hand. Then when the time comes to act we shall expect help from every citi zen of point us. Don't disap our county. 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, Committee. -o MISS LILLIAN WELLS PROMINENT IN RECITAL. Miss' Lillian Wells, of Greenwood, Mississippi, was among the principals in the Saturday Noon Recital given by students of the Cincinnati College of Music. Miss Wells was heard in the delightful group of songs: "A Youth Passed .By'Fair Jessie" by Cicle and "The Merry Dance is O'er" by Von Ficilitz. Her voice showed the results of thorough conscientious training, with pure and correct tones, while her phrasing and execution were admirable. It was from this same institution that Mary Hissen DeMoss, Helen Von Don hoff, Carl Gantvoort, Walter Vaughan and Cyrena Van Gordon, Aim Beck and many other not*d vocal artists have entered into their successful careers. STATE SUNDAY SCHOOLS TO MEET The 39 Annual Sunday School Con vention of Mississippi Sunday School workers meets at the First Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, Miss., April 11th, 12th and 13th, 1916. Among the visiting speakers are Marion Lawrence, General Secretary for North America, Bishop James Atkins, of Waynesville, N. C., Prof. E. O. Excell, the great song writer and leader, and Alvin W. Roper, the sacred pianist. The pro gram will provide for discussions of every phase of the Sunday School work. The good people of Hattiesburg offer free entertainment, and the railroads will make reduced rates. All Sunday School workers vited. Mr. are in ~o Mrs. Simon Hyman was the hostess of the Jewish ladies 500 club on last Thursday. Delightful refreshments were served at the conclusion of the games. The prizes were won by Mes dames Bernstein and Goodman. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Stigler, of Green wood, came down and spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Stigler and family. Mr. Stigler returned on the late train, but Mrs. Stigler and Jesse, Jr., remained for a longer visit. —Yazoo Herald. -o Mrs. B. B. Provine was the charm ing hostess of the Wednesday after noon bridge club the past week. After a most spirited game the prize was won by Mrs. Will Humphrey. Dainty freshments were beautifully served. re ■o Mrs. Ed Rast, of Jackson, is tbe at tractive guest of Mrs. B. B. Provine, Mrs. Rust is so pleasantly remembered here by her admirera as Miss Eula Oliver, formerly of West Point. o Miss Mary Aston has returned to her home in St. Lotus, after an en joyable visit to her mother, Mrs. Dennis, at Berclair. Mrs. J. L Gillespie has returned to «tou,« ,»d R mu * •Ä- 1 GREENWOOD'S WAR We appreciate the fact that we recognized as In The State", but our "Clean-up should mean more than simply beautifying. It should mean sanita tion of solid and lasting good to otherwise enterprising city, war against disease. The number of preventable dis eases in the United States each year is over a half million, from lack . sanitation and of course we have (share of ttese . We als „ have j preventable death rate. Once men , were taught that dcath was „ t Divine Pl . ovidence but h « h «t. among infanta considered as an evidence of h,.-,. weakness, ignorance and negligence. Certainly Providence works through human agencies, and in this field reap what we sow. If every individual in our beautiful "Queen City" could be brought realize how great our moral as well as our physical injury is from disease, and that it is no less contemptible us to let our children and neighbor's children die through neglect from attacks of microbes of preventable, degenerate disease, than to fail to protect them from the attacks of human foes. We'd certain ly make our "Clean-up Day genuine sanitation. Hie Cleanest Town <4 of our A real our our now our our our ft one If our health officers, specialties in the "Clean-up pastors of our churches and individual an a position to spread sanitary knowledgs would make peals to individuals for co-operative work, we'd marvel at the results for the health of our city. ft campaigns, the every ap There is no doubt that poverty is the greatest enemy to the health of any com munity, so let us not forget to help some > of the less fortunate ones to make their homes more beautiful and sanitary. When we've done this we've raised our moral standard, too for when man is feeble in body, he's feeble in mind also, and to fall for temptations, be more liberal with our efforts to ward sanitation and flowers on coffins. more apt So let us put fewer C. S. D. ■o A portrait of yourself is a dainty compliment to send to a dear friend at Easter. Don't leave it till too late. The Spurrier Studio, Makers of Fine Photographs. -o The Thursday bridge club met with Mrs. Will Pillow last week. The prize won by Miss Shearer. Dainty freshments were served. was re o Mr. and Mr. W. C. McBee are receiving congratulations from their many friends upon the arrival of a fine girl at their home or. West Wash ington Avenue. Misses Lottie ana Tüïh* Mont gomery, of Greenville and Rosedale, are the highly appreciated guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Dulaney this week. •o Mrs. W. A. Mothershead went to Memphis Wednesday to "Madam Butterfly" rendered at the Lyric by the Boston Grand Opera Company. up see o Mrs. R. Reiman and daughter, Miss Flora, went up to Memphis Wednesday to see the Boston Grand Opera, Madam Powlona and John Drew, Thursday night. on -o Born—On Saturday, January 12, a boy, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. N. residing on Johnson street. Jr. is his name. Fulton, Charles N. -o Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Taylor are be ing congratulated upon the arrival of a lovely girl at their home on West River Front. -o Mr. and Mrs. Cox, of Runnymeade, arrived from their bridal trip Tuesday and are guests of the Reiman House for a few days. -o Mrs. May Webb has returned from a two month's visit to her daughter, Mrs. H. B. Perry, and other relatives at Trenton, Tenn. Mrs. Sweanny, of Minter City, was in town Wednesday. There is a Real Difference Cream of tartar, derived from grapes, Is used in Royal Baking Powder because it is the best and most healthful! ingredient known for the purpose. Phosphate and alum, whicii are de rived from mineral sources, an? used in some baking powders, instead of cream of tartar, because they are cheaper. If you have been induced to us e baking powders made from alum or phosphate, use Royal Baking Powder instead You will be pleased with the results a nd the difference in the quality of the food. j ROYAL BAKING POWDER. CO. New Yolk . 1 essai - ■ : f ■ i isgiS Lk. ÏSÂ'4 Mr. W. T. Fountain has returned from a visit to the Northern and Eastern markets where he has pur chased a mammoth stock of goods for the winter trade of Fountain's Big Busy Store. Mr. Fountain made most exhaustive search for the very latest and best of early summer of ferings, and the stock that will be received shortly will surpass any in lateness and quality ever received in Greenwood, and the shoppers of this community will be afforded unusual advantages by seeing the offerings of this popular establishment before laying in their summer necessities in their line. f i, ft o Mr. A. S. Wilson, who recently purchased a 1916 model Hupmobile, came through the country with his new car from Memphis, accompanied by Mr. O. M. McDonald, manager of the Peoples Garage, who made the sale to Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson is highly pleased with the new model of this substantial car, and they both were agreeably surprised to find the roads from Memphis to Greenwood in good condition at this time of the year. -o M. C. Mobley was down from near Shellmound on business Monday and made this office an appreciated call. Mr. Mobley, with Mr. Perrin, and operate the old Wall place in that section of the county, and we prize their indentification with County agricultural and other inter ests. own Leflore -o Gid Joyner, representing the Remington Arms Co., and formerly with Henderson & Baird Hdw. Co., °f this city, was among his old Green wood friends the latter part of last week, -o Mr. Will Humphrey has received a handsome Packard touring car, which he ordered some time ago. is indeed a thing pf beauty, and is the first Packard car to be owned in this city. The car -o E. R. Wiggins and A. W. Stevens were in Memphis Wednesday and part of Thursday, seeing Pavlowa and Madam Butterfly" at the Lyric Theatre. (( o Our good friend, W. D. Martin was up from Morgan City on business Tuesday and paid The Commonwealth an appreciated call. o W. B. Hill, the genial representa tive of the Underwood Typewriter Company, was among his Greenwood buyers this week. -o Monroe McGlurg, Jr., was down from Sumner last Friday. ■o Miss Daisey Stegall has returned to her home in Jackson, Tennessee, after a delightful visit to Mrs. Will Humphrey. -o Mrs. Jesse Quinn has two charming guests this week, Misses Myra B. Tackett and Ruth Leverette, of Rule ville. ~o Miss Dot Steele returned from a week-end visit to Grenada, where she was the guest of Miss Walker Hughes. o Mrs. Sig. Hyman and baby, of Pine Bluff are the guests of Mesdames Goodman and Kantor. -o Miss Rebie Marders has returned to her home at Oakland after a short visit to Greenwood. -o Mrs. Tom Menees, of Tennessee, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Menees on Market street. -o Mra. J. N. Pace, of McComb, 111., is the attractive guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wright. -o Mrs. C. Levy, and son, Ralph, were over from Gneenville visiting friends this week. -o Mr. and Mrs.. E. L. Purnell were down from HighJandale shopping Wed nesday. Mr. and Mrs, J. W. Turner were '"down from Wan .eland shopping Monday. a THE "BATTLE CRY OF PEACE GRIPPING WAR LESSON ft (From the Chicago Daily News) Pacifists who shout against increas ing the army and navy for national defense receive a body blow in "The Battle Cry of Peace," the film spec tacle which opened at the Olympic Theatre Sunday evening, pictures and through sub-titles those who decry war preparedness are brought face to face with the disas ter that might ensue should a power ful foreign nation invade our shores in our present military state. No attempt has been made by J. Stuart Blackton, author of the play, to deal with his subject with kid gloves. Blunt, unvarnished and grim facts were set forth by Mr. Blackton and Capt. Jack Crawford, who spoke from the stage during the intermis sion of the opening night, to sound a warning to this country. The author has deviated far from the beaten path in picture drama building. To drive home his message he shows war in all its brutality and gruesomeness, carrying his theme into two peaceful homes which suf fer from the invasion of a foreign army. An observer will not find the happy ending prevalent in most pic ture productions. If he seeks the American soldiers to repel the invad ing forces at the end of the picture he is doomed to disappointment. The American soldier do have their in ning with the enemy, but suffer a dis astrous defeat and bow to the enemy, accepting "peace at any price. At the end of two and a half hours In vivid ft of startling episodes picturing reali ties and fantasies by double photog raphy attended by an inspiring musi cal score and suitable "effects," spec tators were heard to comment how woefully weak America is. Statisti cal diagrams of population and wealth compare this country with other tions of importance and show how ridiculously small is the army and navy Uncle Sam provides to safe guard his property. Every patriotic American will be thrilled and inspired by this play, which distinctly is an American pro duction for American people, adapt ed by an American from Hudson Maxim's book, "Defenseless Ameri ca." na Hyphenated Americans will find nothing offensive in the picture, for the enemy comes from a mythical country. The spy in the play, a distinguished looking foreigner who masquerades as a peace propagan dist, is called Emanon, which read backward stands for U ft no name. To pound home its warning, the Vitagraph constructed company buildings and destroyed them with fire and shell; bought locomotives to demolish them in a spectacular in cident; engaged thousands of and women to portray invading sol diers and Americans fleeing before the invaders. men It took scenes of New York at its height of commercial activity and when it was in the throes of gayety. sorts, with their gay picnickers mak ing merry, oblivious of the threaten ing clouds which are about to break, are pictured from life. In the opening scenes Hudson Maxim addresses a gathering on the necessity of preparedness, pointing out how well prepared the heilige ent nations in Europe were for the The seaside re n present war and how poorly equipped this country is in every way. Sub marines are shown in action and tor pedoes are discharged at nary foe. The boom of the an îmagi cannon from the battleships and the disap pearing guns on land, accompanied by appropriate sound orchestra are absolutely thrilling. After two reels of instructive and inspiring film the helplessness of in nocents is depicted. The characters are skillfully handl ed by Charles Richman, Norma Tal madge, Louise Beaudet, L. Rogers Lytton, James Morrison, Mary Mau rice, Evart Overton, Lucille Hammill and many others. If some of the from the gruesome scenes in the play appear a bit drawn out, they firmly impress upon the obser ver the basic motive of the play. The drama is well staged and deftly acted. Photographically "The Battle Cry of Peace ft contains some surprises. Through trick camera work a strug gling humanity is seen in the heart of New York fleeing to escape the bombs hurled from the shells of the enemy's battleships. Hon. A. F. Gardner attended to legal business^this week in Jackson. o Gano Henry, E. G. Hamilton and W. B. Fulkerson were down from Shell mound Tuesday. o V. S. Doyle, H. S. Jones, and John Erskine came down from the Scbla ter Tuesday night. <h o Sam M. Stein Grenada among friends Sunday. was over from his Greenwood -o H. L. DeLoach made a business visit to Memphis the latter part of j the week, spending three days in the Bluff City. ■o W. M. Kimbrough, of the Kimbrough Auto Co., Inc., attended the Chalmers' Dealers Meet at Memphis the middle of this week. o Rev J. H. Ingram, of Ruleville, and Ed Scblater and Emmett Ethridge, of Schlater, were in Greenwood on busi ness Wednesday. 1 i ft "SARI" SCORES HIT AT ATLANTA increas national "The spec Olympic those are disas power shores J. play, kid grim spoke a from drama message and theme suf foreign the pic the invad picture The in dis enemy, hours "With Charlie Meakina and Dorothy Webb taking the principal roles, with'a number of good voices, as well caparisoned and capable chorus and an exceptional orchestra. Sari" made a big hit at the Atlanta theatre last night," says the Atlanta Constitution under date of Feb. Ith. "Mr. Meakina rivals his popularity with "The Merry Widow" and Misa Webb played an exceptionally hard comedy role in a manner which kept the large audience continually laugh ing. t* vivid "Many, of course, who have not seen "Sari" are familiar with soma of the music. The "Hasasaa" dance of. Mr. Meakina and Miss Webb was quite the feature of the show. ■ 4 "J. K. Murray as Pali Racz, the old Gypsy violinist, who could not waif a fading flame of fame back to glory, is both a singer and an actor of exceptional ability. He has a splendid baritone voice and his "The Faithful Stradvari, second act was very popular. "The really exceptional voices of the company are those of H. W. Marsh and Mary Lane. Mr. Marsh's voice is a tenor of exceptional power and quality and one suspects that Miss Lane could sing evert better than she had opportunity last night, very fine soprano voice, which seemed to find its opportunity for full volume ond play in but one note in one song. Her dUet with Mr. Marsh was all the more beautiful because of the feet blending of the two voices. song, in the »• 4® an She has a reali photog musi spec how wealth how and safe be play, pro adapt Ameri per "The comedy part of Cadeau played by Frank Farrington, is a suc cess x, as of wonderful laugh-producing powers. "The operetta is of the well-known Russian type, and the plot is only i music is vivacious, na in cidental. The tuneful and catchy. "The chorus is a good dancing and singing organization, composed of young and pretty women gorgeously gowned. "The orchestra with "Sari" is a feature of such unusual merit that it has as one of its attractoins bali. a cym What is a cyrabali? Surely it cannot be said that anyone could plead himself so devoid of knowledge of musicl instruments to ask such a question, but lest someone should, be it said: A cymbali is a four-legged instru ment that looks like the sounding board of a piano làid down flat with the word "Budapest" in gilt letters on the front of it, and which, when played by a man with a bald head and mustche, utters a sound some thing like ous Italian harp. "Sari" will fill the bill at the Green Theatre ' Thursday night, Feb. will a a who read the with to in sol before men extraordinarily seasu an M New the mak break, the the re o "TWIN BEDS" GOOD COMEDY. "Twin Beds," a veristic and ingrati ating exposition of the amazing and amusing adventures of three married couples, who are neighbors in one of the fashionable tall ings which abound apartment build n in certain sections in New York, filled the bill at Green wood Theatre tonight. In conformity with its title the Sub tor scenes of the play are laid in a sleeping cham ber. The appearance there of Italian tenor, in the bibulous îmagi an cannon disap and in handl Tal Rogers Mau misap prehension that it is his own instead of his neighbor's, proves the situation from which the a variety of ludicrous complications result. The play has won its popularity by its wholesome story, its constant flash of new slang and witty lines, and its ex traordinary characterizations, ally rare in farce. gener "Signora Monti," Amazonian wife of an erratic tenor, is one of the most amusing stage portraits ever made in the local theatre. scenes out, obser play. deftly •o Boyd Webb, Gordon Gillespie and George Clark went over to Grenada Sunday afternoon. o John Lindsey, representing the land title department of the M. & O. R. R. Co., was in Greenwood on business Tuesday. Cry strug of the the -o Mr. Abe Bernstein left Sunday for Hot Springs, Aik., whare he will take the splendid course of baths before vis iting the Eastern and Northern nets to buyhis summer stock of genta furnishings. mar legal -o W. Shell Seed Sweet Potatoes. "Nancy Hall" 1915 South Mississippi Sweet Potato Seed. Disprove theory that sweet potatoes won't endure ia Delta. Phone 390. $1,00 per bushel. S. L. McGINNIS. John Scbla ■o Eggs for hatching. White Leghorn and Partridge Wyan dotte Eggs. Phone 390, $1.50 per set ting. from S. L. McGINNIS. o business of the Mothers who love your sons and daughters, see "The. Battle Cry Peace Monday, Feb. 21st. at the Greenwood Theatre, » » -o middle PECANS FOR SALE —- Choiea pecans fifteen cents delivered. Ad dress Mrs. Mamie Sample, Ebenezer, Miss, ■O and of busi Practically new 1916 Ford Touring Car with punefure proof tires for quick aale at close' price. Apply to Kim thrwgh Auto Co.