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SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1898.
TEE EDXTOB'S LEISURE EOUES.
Points and Paragraphs of Things
Present, Past and Future.
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Srfecdy. That makes preg
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tear strong healthy cnuoren.
has also bronght happiness to
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Fur advice In cases reculrine pedal
directions, address, gtrin wmploras.
the " Utiles' Advisory Department,"
Tie Chattanooga Medicine Co.. ChatU
sooga.Tenn. MrC, 10TJISA HALI,
of Jefferson, Ca.,sysi
"When I first took Wins of Cardut
we had been married three years, bat
tould not have any children. Bum
Sooths later 1 had a fine girt baby."
iarre m? iiavii.iii
"Passing events" baye been such and
so rapid that we have let them slip for
two weeks, bat we shall now try to
take them up for this column again.
The Commonwealth feels glad with
all the State that the crisis has been
passed and all can now set face to the
future and "redeem the time."
Let us go to work with a will and set
every energy to build up our waste
places and make good the promises
that our commonwealth will yet flour
The sudden transformation of gov
ernment in Wilmington has no par-
aellel, perhaps, in the history of any
city in tbe country. A complete
LIEE AN AGED INFIDEL.
Present Day Thoughts.
By O. Grosvenor Dawe.
a country of magnificent resources.
Possibly a strong figurative presenta
tion of it can be found in imagaining
a mutinous crew, bickering among
themselves while a hurricane is threat
ening not only the unworthy sailors,
but the ship beneath their feetr and
its priceless cargo, aa well. We cannot
deny French impetuosity and courage,
but it is not the courage of the British
hollow square, where every man stands
or falls by every other man,1but ratber
the courage of the Homeric individual
(Written tor The Commonwealth) COmbat. And these tWO forms OI COUr-
As to France : 'It would be very age are the marks that show one nation
easy indeed to write of France in light, to be in step with the civilization that
sarcastic vein, because of a great many magnifies the rights of others ; and the
MEN WE ARE IT
FACING TEMPTATIONS OF SUC
other nation, beneath all its glorious
trappings of art, literature, .courtesy
and what not, to be barbaric, still.
of her opera bouffe performances in
both recent and historic times. The
Impulse must be somewhat curbed,
however, for fickle and almost amusing
though France may be, her own great
national destinies and 1 the individual
, I destinies of her millions are involved turning it into license, for those who
in tbe outcome of policies that may be nave power, and oppression for those
and are flippantly entered upon. wh0 are without power, it would need
a prophetic pen to state. Whether she
I doubt not, however, that when his- rise to comprehend that fra
Whether France will eyer learn to
carrv liberty with dignity, instead of
obange in a day, at a time well removed
from a regular election, showed what I tory lB written a hundred years from I ternity is not a mere word, and that as
was the almost universal sentiment now. the "Fashoda incident." with its a word it is naught, but as a spiri t it is
.nnMmin(r t.i, a o-ri cMr.tr ffnnmmont outcome of hostility towards England, everything, no one can
, . ... will b tnnnd to h thnntrh annarent- however, seems true that she would
Md proved .H too ,1 ,h. meomp. tZSte better wipe it oS her b
ncy of the orhcers in charge of the I . . vs ir. J have it remain there a lie. Whether
city. wav. it reminds one of Dr. Talmadge's denial of Eq uality, by her horrible
It was a vigorous illustration of rev- doe and his experiences with the ice injustice in the Dreyfus case, is a mere
I 1 a mwm i m . I - tm a v AMm t T Aft 4 Ti Q .
olution in a day, and will go down as cream freezer. This unhappy canine ty
finding cream in a freezer, inserted his onai ;uoenuiior, umo
head and and lapped it all up. Then, The latter seems the truth,alas IWheth
nlavmnrl rtr a .Tifnf inQtaad nf riavintT I GF sh6
sense enough to draw his head
I t a :i.
V..k r I4 Uo net nefioarl I Q UIGUV, PUoUCU lb
through one of tbe most trying crises
one ot tne notable events in isortn
iTt AO. L1YEKMOJX.
will dare at the dawn of a new
out century, and after a century of appar
s . I ent struerellnes towards lieht, to de-
ill iui iiuci auu dj i -w
ran blindly hither and thither about ciare tnai me civu power m a repuuuu
tr.fi vard. Talmaee wiselv remarks on ought to be and is subordinate to the
-r m V - I I mm. X l .
in ber history, remaps tne tension thft hrevitv of tha doe's measure, and mm tary power, some saa pages ui uer
-J on all minds was never more intense .he length of his subseauent aeony and 'nture history will be needed to record
,. . . xt.s i sit-: rrv.; nt, n i- am tnese OOUDtS aDOUC ner imure are
tnan n nas oeen ior inirijr w ciaij uuuiuwuuu. uw m 6" i .
, a , u id for the doe whatever he afterward not alone doubts, but actual questions
days; ana me reeling ui res. u Ui - --- Wht.hir hfl loaea an African outpost,
SUtierea, ne sun naa inn cream, mere-
i i,a iiinafratinn fcila to fit the cass or in fact all her colonial possessions,
The Dark Valley Of Prosperity,
When the Rough Riders Invade
New York, and carry things with a
high hand, swaggering under their j
weight of glory, posiug theatrically in
public places trading on their new
found honors, and boasting of their
own bravery then it is but fair to say
that they are in danger of not being
equal to tbe supreme test of success.
This is true of some, but not of all.
Many of these brave men have had
the courage of simplicity, of true and
manly simplicity. They have avoid d
tbe centre of the stage, and, while
Saturday Evening Post. havine the coniciousness and satisfac-
The great test of the individual is lj0 ! Qf brave deeds nobly done, they
not poverty, it is wealth ; it is not fail- do not court the calcium light of pub-
ure, it Is success ; it is not struggle, ituc approbation; they do not hunger
is attainment. fo the public kisses of silly eirls.
In days of battle against adverse con-They do not arrange the leaves of their
ditions, man has his mental faculties laural wreath in the streets ; they do
unified, consecrated and focused on the I not stand in the market-place polishing
conquest of his environment on I their own balos.
placing himself on a higher plane. f
He bears tbe trials of daily life and its The testing power of success and
discouragements as bravely as he can, prosperity is shown in a large pict-
because the Angel of Hope points out uresque way in the nation to-day, with
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to him the lieht shining through the its stage still occupied by the brave
(lnnrla shown him the ereen fields and defenders of the nation, while the I Comuare our Work with that of
restful pastures just beyond ; whispers I scenery and setting of war are being
to him heartening words of sweet as-1 packed away for future need.
surance of happier days to come the I But this testing by success is a pro-
days when his dreams shall all come cess going on among us every mo-
true, ment. It touches every phase of life.
Pntnrr.onir.a.tnin and nrflssure of I It reveals many weaknesses besides
V II UWe, u,uw wwssaau I
anxiety is lightened, when the mists of vanity.
doubt and hope deferred melt into the There is the man whom poverty
dawn of realization, when the future found generous, charitable, helpful in
seems assured then comes the relent- thought and act, planning the good he
our Competitor j.
less test of8uccess.
The American nation is to-day fa
cing the temptations of succes. We
have defeated a third-rate Power of the
earth ; we baye surprised and startled
Europe with the force of our arms and
the bravery and skill of our soldiers ;
we have risen like a modern Colossus
of Rhodes and straddled two hemi
spheres. We have been victorious in
the first "war of humanity" in history.
But let us be great enough, as a
would do when wealth came to bis
hands. Too often, when prosperity
does come, that man is transformed
into a selfish, grapping member of so
ciety, bard and penurious to his em
ployees, forgetful of old associates, ar
gorant and assertive to his subordinates.
ESTABLISHED IN 1865.
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SCOTLAND NECK, N. C.
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Stt is such aa to eive relief to many . T i i is unimDOrtant in comparison with
7 - loix'rance. &s x imid jumuuiiou -
nf those whowroueht "on the other Lvirta n-a it win Hrtm rlnv be seen her retaining in herself a genuine em-
I V. . . , I kmimonf r4 tha raal firtnoa nf t.hft crftflt I nonnla nnf. t.n hfl carried aWaV bV OUT
side." that notwithstanding tne nonsensical i tr-F " - -
i . . . ? i AnmmAT. r)orirm i aiiniFtcB. vv h n ivo rtrauucu uuwm
And truly should it be a matter oi chubw uw ""'"i'"000""" -
hipped the Khalifa in time to prevent
his swallowing , Marchand, like the
sparrow that flew higher than an eagle,
TWaf crna aAnt. tn anv ndrlrAaa frAa. Tn
There are some men who, having wrting for them please give age of de-
attained some position of prominence, I ceased and limit as to price.
vitalized some great opportunity, made
truly should it be a
,lock:2to, h.nksg,vDg oo ,h, rto. .vH"i(:rrm
the crisis has been passed ana mat.
with so little real trouble. The Dem-
Price of Zeace in Africa.
the Cubans from the hands ot tyranny,
and now it is our duty to prove to our
selves and to the world that our cause
was just and our spirit true, by pro-
ATTORXE Y-A T-L A W.
Scotland Neck, N. C.
Practices wherever his services are
'SitHHanlv irtnlrinor a round Vf saw I - j : ---i;Aat nmmihla mnmAnt
...t end nloinl vift- i- tr,M U hid in fr.fi finfflfi'fl win? - - --- -- ,mluS) Bl rac u.. r
uraws mu- ith dismay about a hundred natives nrnnPr novrnment for these new
tory ; but the Republicans are as glad yet we willingness oi ctouKu
ihriOA men io nsit a uwasuuuo aat.j
a success that a thousand others could
equal had they the chance, stand
aloof in their uesumption of unique
ness and exact tribute from all con
temporaries. - Like Gesler ot Austria,
they place their bat on a pole in the
public square and demand that all.
men should bow to it. Their natural
voice becomes deep and orotund, they
have an over-weening sense of their
I at heart that it is all over as are
who gained the victory.
W. H. Day.
DAY & BELL,
A TTORNE YS A T LA W,
ENFIELD, N. C.
fatal war was a wise move, if results
bad justified it. They regarded the
"Fashoda incident" as a splendid means
Those who have made observations of diverting the attention of the home
'Each head was crowned with
at the conclusion that profanity seems hayetoe;aare. TiW. iS
to be more common than for some that in some way we Were the object
time past. Those inclined to swear Franceislike the averaee human of their gat heriug. Even while we
have doubtless felt that some things heart . it haa ar ie8g to fear from ene- gazed other warriors arrayed for battle
a proper uoveriiunjui. - " own imrjortance. they have an air oi
in war costume standing in a mass not warda of the nation. constantly thinking and acting the
far from our camp," writes Henry M. There i(j danger that our success will thought "It is I, even I, who have
Stanley, the African explorer, in the yai arrosant and as- done thIa miirhty thine.
November ladies' iiome journal, ae- . that we shau feel we can over-
scriptive of an encounter with the sav- . . . j world 0ur dream of
I Prepay Freight on all Work.
MENTION THIS PAPER.
3 1 lv
ages during one of his early trips into territorial expansion may sweep us into
channels of new danger. Let us be
ware of the treacherous phases of suc
cess, the subtle tests that will bring to
th mrtapM national weakness, unnoted
The world is so small and eternity so
great, the acts of any indiyidual so
trifling when compared to the sum ot
all thought, the success of any invid-
ual so dependent on the co-poeration,
sympathy and help of those around
him, that no one man can do any act
.... n i f TT.l!
Practice m an tne Vyouns oixmn- i i .. I1L u t, wBi.mvit - ,, lnnr
counties and in the connected witn tne criBis just f"00 mies wiinuut iuuB .uv, - rauio Du,.-e
fax and adioinine
Siinrfimfi and Federal Courts. Claims
collected in all parts of the State,
which than from self-treachery within. In My men instinctively buckled on
or undeveloped in our days of struegle. tht jastifie8 hia Kejng carried away by
(Theman whojpicks his steps carefully hig 8UCce88
on a rough road is less liable to iau a man who has accomplished aught
than the eelf-confident vain man wrap- . . . .. . life hafl fi ht feel
R. W. J. WARD,
.i i.-HRoA 4ha nrnfanitv
annus' ""uw r - i .... . . , ...ii-u I . l . . ,
. on Bat fact, the strengtnoi tne enemy ,yr accoutrements ana preparea meir up ia the mantle oi ms " enn5ne nieasure in it. but he must
nas Deenmore ur twill be increased by the weakness and weapong and I sent two guides out to infalnbluty and so sure of his pah feel tbat his new power ever open to
-u .nniilniiinng am errOnCOUS. isau. I . .. rru T.;i1 17 a. I ... :n. 1 1. I . . ... 1.:.. I . . ...
buuu i irresolution wunm. mo xun the natives to parity quieuy wiwi mem,
words are never justifiable, no matter pubjic is not yet thirty years old, yet ftnd to ascertain whether they had arm
Office over Harrison's Druf Store.
pWARD L. TRAVIS,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
HALIFAX, N. C.
gMoney Loaned on Farm Lands.
how urgent the necessity for emphatic nQ Qne can in it any other than ed againat ua, and while the interview
Esfield.N. C. Uneech and action. We have noteu sign8 Df decay ana premaiurBsoiw. nasted i tound tbe necessary wm w
that some of the most active workers The rosy ngnt oi wuuwu, "M mlke a lew preparations w iuw "
1 .... ... rnnrl ot "Liberty. Fraternity, Equal- nrfiflROn9bleness.
m i. d.i am i nomnn iirn wm n i -' - i
.in. tne law powhw - . .AaA 0,irBiv awav. till these . s
njr, ua. uwi --v i "xne gumes on reiunuug
to us rc-
that he need not watch his steps. . , new responsibilities, new duties.
t His should be the genuine thankful-
As a nation, we should accept our ness for being equal to his opportu-
successes with modesty, with calmness, nlties, for being able to make full use
T,rl with dienitv. We should see that of the talents committed to his care, j
there haj been much in the war of His should be the noble pride of
. . . . , . I . . 1- ' ,U naS f
which we have no ngnt to db prouu. irusteesnip, uu p
nmnonnced as if they had endeavored of an aged mndel, who believes noth
. iti nro-l ;cr hnnp nothing, and whose age
to empuaoiOT w" --n o- - I -
The only machine to date fitted with
ball-bearings, and therefore the lightest
and easiest machine on the market.
WHEELER AND WILSON
Sold under a positive guarantee on
for the money.
. - r MAfnnitv nr anv i ... . .
remarkably iree iron, a words are uttered-instead of w"n laitn that the gathering was hostile We started infa fight with a criminal proprietorship.
kind, andtbeir mnueiu, j - and feeling witn tne quavery hecame one oI OUr men, it was said, Df nreoaration, and more of our As we walk through the dark valley
.... 3 JoAtTAuAn I - J T '-.Ua Km 1 1 AtTAQ TinT.ile I - - - . i I " I .-.I mm
had stolen a calabash oi mine ana some igyg perished by Government neg- 0 prosperity, let our constant wish and Also new machines exchangea ior
butter and they insisted on payment. tQan feU ifore the shot and shell prayer be : "Oh, that my heart and life old machines of any make ; or for
The price was four yards of sheeting 1 of tne spaniards. Let the measure of may ever be simple, true and humble, a- Rhoon
One felt tempted to laugh that such a Qnr 8UCCS8S ge us new courage, new tnat i may not exchange all that Is HOS, Cattle Or DUeep.
small matter should wear so serious an confidenCe, new faith ; but let the n me for a petty triumph that C. T. LAWEBNCB,
aspect. The cloth was measurea, ana element8 Qf our weakness maice us can iast but a little 1" I beotiano bbbb, . w.
Hi. r. UAT1JS, omuniuau.
2 24 tf.
does not save from foolishness. It is a
the men who
fJ.HU, VUUI1"V"vh j
hnvfi mismanaged France, and upon
I . , l , A nannUterl mil.
Tt not our farmers forget to sow the popuiace wnu u
TTimiriaa lareepart of management.
c M. FURGERSON.
.a ULlVVk- I pifflHrJIlLB Jl
It shows that broaa . ideg with the injunct- f.,fi more humble, nobler
i O MT I . . . I w LlVl U imwM. i
. I ni1mnoimi of human rights anul i n.WV.mit anv ntTAnsivfil . . .. :-U nnn. nrvarav
tttttvtoN X C. , , nf .k;. community, and " . . . trnm ion lo and stronger to wieiu uu B ..w-
LITTLETO,iN. V. the breadstuff of this commun j, trustworthiness is still far from . , T . - th imDression that .. u- r raaivfin and the
a A all onrtnn flt I I icuiai.,,""- lot IU8 UWUfiw v "
farmers cannot afford to sen cotton gemi-Latin race. the affair WOuld soon be settled. It was worId
Ifcentsand pay i cents ior , confirmed at seeing them accept tne What is true of the nation is equally
Take The Commonwealth.
HALIFAX, N. C.
pAUL V. MATTHEWS,
A TTORNE Y-A T-L A W.
Home supplies raised at home win France ha8 been blessed by a few cloth and prepare to depart. But the of indivnai8. Our soldiers and
make farmers at least independent lfish men like Thiers, but these namber of tbe natives naa n haye been brave and heroic;
Uiaa.o " .1 . - in i.. T."' ., U trash emiarl nan I . . . I .
.. . . i Aiin or not. T,nt. hfiP.n in sunicient nuuiucio enormousiv. t,ow ,,v faced danger unaaum-eu ,
whether tney asoirations ol designing brought its own leader, and these new . to their oppor.
rnt:.i. tkamiann ior BOW1UE I is-f . . , a ,1J """J ""'v I
" Mwancr hnnPfl to see men,
and The uoMMonwin
-r, those who are equally fatal headers, greedy or envious, demanded . lauding the
to a Republic whimsical men. Watch satisfaction. They halted those who Admirala who led OUr ships to victory W
. . in th a t me. . . fwontv.five or thA ninth ind Clamorously wraug- . .., M u-.s Tha Rp.nerals I ULi-Lv7 Ul iJJ.s ZTTT n
" , .... ofthe up' i::,e.thi wnA- M.Bi.tt. Z.wWre, and can nu any omr
Wehavejast opened a roll aad coinplete
line of the best and most up-to-date Hard-
ENFIELD, N. C. counties iwu - r..ymA' nines. There is lack-
to tetnatmany";7ui;y Ve the wisdom for many men of many
planted wheat. Upon inquiry ther in unity ; but
learned that more had been planned .8noIackofanin8i8tentindividu
than usual, and that the tendency to ality that is content with drowning
raise larger quantities, is growing. . tbe yoice of th, 'oppenent greatei
nni I H K i inniTTPrHii k no w
auu l UUIOs
Takbobo, N. C
were fully nroosed, and that the hot i,nBn,. nd the more dangerous
dispute would end in mutual slaughter, ambugh and ever and. pestilence, are
SL .b... jointed .ay o. -
K.. r,ncDiiilv th mass aliened iiseu
at a bow-shot from tbe camp, while a
bodvot about two hundred natives
started off on a dog-trot toward a thicic
bush behind the camp. Efforts to
avoid a fight eventually failed."
. C akin BArHnT1 nlant wheat
the farmers ui -L
- make their own flour. It
u rn.aat.or home-
will be a means oi muu 6
A Sore Sign f Croup.
. -.j uo ia nnhiect
in a cnnu
We are prepared to furnish telephone
service to the public and solicit patron-
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Busing PhAnAi. 82.00 per month, proach ot tne u. BOOn a8 the
Eesirlence Phonw, 1-50 - JJ Cough Kemeu , ftf tne
Two if either for 3.00 - Jcbi omes ho ap, it will pre-
It is our purpose to give good service, Yhe attack. Many motne
and to thisendTaskl all subscribe to venj ThUdren always keep Jta.
report promptly any irreguianu ""my atand and nna
tue HerviCfi. I . . Mni.n rrnuun - i
uie use ot pnones except. y , V 5 Vi I ant to tane.
and we request that thw rule be ngioiy fcead & Co
a. V..a ml I I rtCft
a recent development, uu
found throughout the history of the
nrpmt Republic : changing the calm,
i.5Mi ntmosDhere of thought into
J"""w . . 1 ha
ha hnt. nassion-scenieu n
,.jj-.,oi aron. It is this love ior
personal triumph ; this "rule or ruin'
Maimer of the average xiouv.
mVer : this passion for dramatic situ-
' - . x
tions though France pensn, tnat ma
thinkers feel alarmed lor tne mture
"Late to bed and early to rise, pre-
a hatter and wiser. JS.. l. wnite-
bead A Co
rinnAroii hv the nation. But
JUDIllJ Vvaw. j
these leaders must not become intox
icated by the spirit of their success.
They should feel the iust pride of bav-
ing done their duty, not tne petty
vanity of posing as heroes.
"Rut snme of them are showing as
There is a Baptist preacher in fcreor- mucn eagerness to face the camera as
T?ii77arrt. hut it is said that tha,, aa tn face the cannon, wnen a
glCft UatUVU aa-. J I VUrJ - "
he frequently preaches warm sermons, new picture of one oi our newiy u.
.. ...... u io w cessful Generals comes out every day,
allot wnicn provea m- 1 . ... lfnrm in a
wueJl 1I Bpcaio ...
much in a name, airer an. u.., i-tnwwnue noses, that show
self-consciousness in every move then
. t m-nTTrim I . . a l wmmw nAinff
llf A N T E D SEVJKRAIj ikubi there is aanger oi sucu xao
VV worthy persons m this state to unabie to stand his success,
At The Lowest Prices
You can get any article of Hardware to be
found tliis side of Baltimore.
Special Attention is directed to ,
Mr oi Leatler Belte mil Fixtures
includinff ALL KINDS of PIPE-FITTINGS
PACKING-, and ENGINE TRIMMINGS.
manage our business in their own and
i i r io m i ii i v iiiiiua
nnnrnv muuucai aw u i - .
work conducted at home. Salary Many a household is saddenea dj
straight f 900 a year and expenses deatn becuee oi me iaiiu
j,.i:- i ca nn mnra.no lftsa I h.nri a af and absolutely certain cure
aenuite, uuuauwi . - -.,. I
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C 11 J Ct- r.4--NvrA rkinoc
- engine pipes oi an sizes, mu ut awv- pa
We are ready to accommodate any demand in the Hardware Trade. .
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