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C0iV7r MEDICAL SOCIETY.
SCOTLAND KECK 13G7.
E. HXIililARD Editor
Published Every Thursday.
"What has become of Halifax
County Medical Association?
Some vears aero there was
' " '
' " J such a society in tlie county
Entered at the postofficc at Scotland v; iave hoard nothing
Neck. N. C, as Sccond-Cliu-s flatter. about it in quite a while. Other
Chases For !3G3.
: counties nave, such an orgam-
Thurstlay. January 1. 1 90S. ! zation and it would seern a good
It is a settled point in newspaper ci'iics thru
editors and publishers are not responsible fo- t.ie
views of correspondents, and tlie publication of a
communication does not mean that the editor or
publisher endorses the communication. Inn
Commonwealth adheres to these general prici
ples. Hon. Claude Kitchin was for
tunate in drawing one of the
most desirable offices in the
new office building at "Wash
ington. There is a general feeling
that the Legislature in extra
session should not bother with
many things besides the rail
road matters for which it is
called to consider.
thing for Ilalifa
J II SUCil
Incident to the holiday news since
Christmas the columns of The Com-
I jioxwEALTH have been so crowded
thus far in the new year that there
has been no room to review Scotland
Neck for last year, Following are
f the buildings and busi
not in ore
:r of time, but as
The following changes have been
If every one who has started
the new year on a little more
ecomnical plan of living had
been living so for the past ten
years, there would not be quite
so much '-hard times." But
keep up the lick until 1909 and
things will be better anyway.
This is the year to make
money if one has the capital
and the nerve; to back it up,"
said a business man yesterday.
"We suppose that what he meant
by "nerve" is whether or not
a man has the conscience to
charge big bonuses for accom
modating those who have to
borrow money. Some men
make money that way, you
The Post Office Department
rules that after April 1st pub
lishers of weekl- papers can not
carry on their lists the names
of subscribers who owe for
more than one year. For every
paper mailed to a subscriber
who is in arrears more than
one year the publisher will
have to pay one cent extra pos
tage. Of course no publisher
can afford to pay the one cent
extra on each paper and so
this ruling will reduce all
weekly papers to one year's in
dulgence to delinquent sub
scribers. After April 1st if
you owe more than one year
on your weekly paper it will be
apt to stop: for the Government
will demand the extra one cent
per copy for all such papers.
The average publisher of a
weekly paper can not stand
physicians of a county come
togetiier and exchange and in
terchange ideas and experi- j
ences which are helpful both
to them and to the public.
Papers are read and discussed,
and this gives the other physi
cians an opportunity of learn
ing about the observations of
the one who writes and reads
Halifax county has as good
and able physicians as any
other county and we very much
wish to see them all organized
into a permanent organiza
tion. WE DON'T NEED THEM
A great deal lias been said
and Avritten about immigrants
t this country, what kind we
need, and the like. It may bo
true that wo need immigrants,
but even granting that we do
need them, if more people
would go to work in blood ear
nest to make the most and best
of our own resources and op
portunities the need for immi
grants would not be so great.
At any rate, wo do not need
the class mentioned in the fol
lowing from the Charlotte Ob
'The "Washington Post says
that 'Something like 500,00(1
immigrants came over to our
shores last year, paid us a
pleasant visit, recouped their
fortunes, and then went back
to their own dear native lands.
They were practically broke
when they invited themselves
to accept of our hospitality, but
when thev left us they took
with them more than $110,000,
000 of our American gold. One
wonders what they left with us
ill i e
so valuaoie m exenange ror
11 them off-hand:
At the north end of Church street
Mrs. D. M. Dunn's handsome resi
dence was built in the early part of
On Main street in Clarksville Mr.
C. H. Herring purchased, remod
leed and greatly improved the re
sidence on the old Gotten homestead.
On Twelfth street extending west
Mr. J. C. Mullen has built a new re
sidence with water works and other
conveniences, which adds much to
that part of town.
Just out of town at the end of the
same street Mr. W. L. Harrell has
built a large and handsome dwelling
with modern improvements, and has
a most desirable home.
Also on the south side of same
street west of Church Mr. J. W.
Madry completed a handsome two
story residence which will make him
a pretty home.
At the South end of Church street
on the west side just below Mr. N.
Biggs' Mr. Tyler B. Wheeler has
built a large and handsome residence
which is quite desirable for location
On the corner of Church and Eighth
streets Mrs. Elizabeth Dickens has
built a nice little cottage home.
On Eighth street between Main
and Roanoke streets Mr. Wilson Alls
brook has built a nice two-story resi
dence which is now occupied by Mrs.
There was a 20,000 fire at Guil-
I . '!- 11 TIT J.,mAmiln(r "TVlovA t
Messrs. J. A. Pittman and W. E. ! taa wniegc
Bishop have bought the general mer-1 was insurance .po.000.
chandising business of Mr. A. L. Pur- j -phe statement has been sent out
rington, and will continue the busi- jrom Norfolk that the Jamestown
ness as. uie same piaue. tixposition wm nut uc upewtu ,
Mr. W.; T. Tyler has sold his busi-! Rext summer, as was proposed. i
ness to the Howard Grocery Co ! In en opera fcouae fire in Eoyer-!
managed by Mr. Norman Howei , Pa.between fifty and seventy- j
ana tne Dusmess v:ti oe conuaueu-r.c , ur,l )n tefn
I live p"roui:o wcic muiuvu -
, i' Monday night. Besides those burn
been siles-L l-i., .w
ournea to aenLii numy uli.- vtn
iniured by jumping from windows
and being trodden down by others !
in the panic.
A special from Asheville to the
News and Observer of Tuesday said:
"The heavy rain and wind storm of i
Saturday and Sunday night did much
damage in this city and section. The
telegragh and telephone companies'
wires suffered the greatest, about 20
miles of wires being blown down.
Many fences and bill boards were al
so blown down and trees uprooted.
Tonight a snow storm is raging and
the ground is covered with snow."
U B 11 F
Programme of S. C. A.
the same stand.
Mr. B. F. Gray, who has
man with M. Hoffman & Bro, has
given up his place and will fami on
the Dr.Wood place just out et town,
to which he has moved.
. Mr. G. E. Edwards, who has been
clerking for Morrisett Bros., has
gone into the sewing machine busi
ness for the Singer Sewing Machine
Co. He will remain inScotland Neck
and do the business formerly done
by Mr. Clarence B. Riddick, who has
gone to Fayetteville.
Mr. S. A. Burgess, who has been
clerking for White & Paull, has gone
to the Scotland Neck Cotton Mills
where he is manager of the finishing
Mr. Joe W. Cotten. who has been
clerking for Mr. T. F. Whitley has
taken a position with White and
Mr. Rowland James is clerking for
.T 1-1 "ITT TT .1. 1 1 "
-vir. w.riyman, w;'! calied to order
booK-Keeper lor riaruy naraware
Co., will not be there this year. He
will devote his time to his fram.
MOVIMGS IN TOWN. T?nl-lin Mcvr.r RpsnnnsP Hon.
Mrs. M. E. Gray has moved from j E. F. McRae, Maxton. Address of
Tenth street back to her farm j welcome on part of the Greater
home just out of town. j Charlotte Club, Hen. Randolph Pres-
Mr. C. W. Dunn has moved from ton. Charlotte. Response, Col.
; the J. Frank Brinkley place to Mrs. Henry C. Dcckery, Rockingham.
Annual address, President, C. C.
Moore. Appoint Committees.
Evening Session. Eight o'clock
Address' 'Agricultural Educa
tion," Dr. Geo. T. Winston, Presi
dent, N. C. Agricultural and Me-
street to Mr. C. B. Riddick's home i chanical College, Raleigh, N. C.
on Roanoke street. ! Impromptu Addresses, Delegates.
Mr. J.P.Ware with his daughters, Report of Executive Committee,
Mrs. Darden and Mrs. Pittman, has ! Chairman, A. J. McKinnon. Infor
moved from Mrs. Darden's residence j mai Reception to Visitors by the
on Church street to the house on Greater Charlotte Club and Char
Twelfth street recently vacated by ! 0tte Retail Merchants Association.
Mr. J.S. Keel. j Wednesday, January 22nd., 10
Mr. John Hooker will occupy the j a. ni. Selwyn Hotel,
house on Church street vacated by j Address "How to Finance the
Mr. Ware. . j Cotton Crop," Hon. F. H. Hyatt,
ivir. R. V. Ritcmn has movau from ; Columbia, S. C. Address "Cotton,
June 1 st (opening)
December 2d (Monday)
A growth during the most stringent peri
od of recent years.
We Solicit Your Account, Large or Small.
4 Per Cent. Interest, Compounded Quarterly, Allowed in
PLANTERS & COPiHERGAL
Scotland Neck, North Carolina.
Mr. G. K. Moore has purchased
the Brinkley property occupied by
Mr. Dunn and has moved there from
Mr. J. E. Lewis has moved from
Following is the programme of
the annual Convention of the South
ern Cotton Association, Charlotte,
January 21st and 22nd:
Tuesday. January zlst. Z p. m.
Prayer, Rev. R. G. Miller, D. D., I HUIE'A, i
Set odST?ho? f PIic Sate cf StccK of the farmers' Storage Warehouse
By virtue of authority in me vested by the board of directors of tb.
Farmers' Storage Warehouse Company, and in pursuance of Sections 1 1 .
and 1171 cf The Revisal of 1905, I shall sell for cash in the town of Scot land
Neck on the 28th dav of January, 1903, at 12 o'clock noon, in iron!
of the Scotland Keck Bank, the following shares of common stock m the
Farmers' Storage Warehouse Company, the same being sold to pay p
sesment duly made and now due and payable, and belonging to the fol
lowing named delinquent owners, to-wit:
iur. vv. vv.io the residence he occupied on Tenth
lot on the corner oi raevemu una
Roanoke streets and has built a good
two-story residence, now occupied
Mr. E. A. LaFrage.
Also on Main street Mr. J.A. Kitch
in last year completed a handsome
On Roanoke street between Eighth
and Ninth streets Mr. Henry Gray
built a handsome residence of con
crete, and Mr. Clarence Riddick re-
that goodly sum, and the whole I modeled and greatly improved his
meiaeiic has led to tae remark : home on adjoining lot to ir. Gray. the Stern residence on Church street where Grown''" Hon S B. Alexan
that the United States seems to j The gcotland Neck Cotton Mills and will live in a farm house at Gall-1 der, Charlotte. Address-"The
WpfiV nf ' PwilSv bnt I built two residences cn Ninth street j berry and Misses Lizsie and Sailie j Southern Cotton Association, What
Which goes to Xw. as a frood east of the Oil Mill. Pittman have moved to the house oc- has it Accomplished?" Mr. S. II.
man v tilings do, that there'is a ! On corner of Seventh and Roanoke cuoiedjby Mr. Kitchin. Hobbs, Clinton, N. C. Reports of
class of "immigrants which j streets Mr. J. H. Ailsbrook has re- Mr. Thos. F. Gray has rented the Convention Committees,
does more harm than good." j riodeled and changed his residence --rain street hotel and moved from ' Session 2. p. r.i.
i-to a tvvc-story building of good I Ninth street to tne hotel, and Mr. Address "The Relation of South-
. a. Harrison nas movea irom n.asi ern Banks and Mills to the Cotton
AN HOUR IN KINS TON.
The 'editor of The Common
wealth spent nearly three
NAME AM. T STOCK
J. S. DeBrule, Jr. 1 share
H. 1. Clark 2 1-2 shares
W. W. Pone 2 1-2 "
D. M. Prince
E. W. Hyman
R. J. Madry
Dr. K. Lcggett
J . W. Whitehead
J. H. Hopkins
C. J. Stacia
F. T. House
I. N. Minshew
J. T. DeBrule
C. L. Minshew
B. T. Parker
This the Gth day of January, 1908
AM T MK
$10.00 & int.
25.00 & "
25.00 & '
10.00 & "
10.00 & V
50.00 & '
19.00 ir '
23.00 & '
ns.oo S: "
25.00 & "
STATE COTTON CONVENTION.
The annual convention of the
North Carolina Division of the
Southern Cotton Association
will meet in Charlotte January
21st and 22nd. Charlotte is a
good place for the meeting and
the farmers who go up from
the various cotton growing
counties may count upon royal
They will hold sessions in the
hall of the new Selwyn hotel.
Recently when the proprietor
of the fine hotel sent a message
to a gathering of Mecklenburg
farmars tendering the State
convention the hall as a meet
ing place, some one raised ob
jection, saying that the farmers
would not feel at home in such
a fine place. Whereupon pres
ident C. C. Moore immediately
replied, "There is no place too
fine for the farmers of North
Carolina." Of course there
was no further objection.
It is highly important that
all the cotton growing counties
be represented in that conven
tion. Let the delegates appointed
at the county meeting in Hali
fax January Gth be sure to at
tend and represent the county.
Any other farmers who feel in
clined to go will be recognized
as delegates, and we should be
glad if several more would at
tend the meeting.
hours in the beautiful and
hustling town of Kinston last
Monday. YTe had not stopped
in Kinston for some years, and
we found the town greatly im
proved. It is now a city in ap
pearance, and its Main street
is not surpassed for beauty by
a iy town in the State. There
are many beautiful buildings,
including residences, office
buildings and stores, and the
town has a business move that
is quite attractive. During the
past few years the town has
greatly developed and on every j
hand one sees the evidences cf j
l thrift. The town I
Besides these buildings mentioned
there have been improvements made
at various residences which we now
do not recall.
On the corner of Main and Twelfth
streets Hon. Claude Kitchin last
spring completed a very handsome
store which was at once occupied by
W. T. Hancock Co.
Also on the west corner of Main
and Eleventh streets Mr. Kitchin
completed and handsomely equipped
the new Planters and Commercial
bank building, which furnishes room
for the banking business and the law
offices of Messrs. Kitchin and Smith
and Mr. T. F. Whitley.
On the south side of Tenth street
Scotland Neck to the house vacated Crop," Mr. D. A. Tompins, Char
by Mr. Gray. lotts. Address "The Men to
Mr. Frank Winborne has moved j Handle the Cotton Crop through the
from Spring Hill to the house vacat- j Southern Cotton Association," Hon.
ed by Mr. Harrison. j jno. p. Allison, Concord. Address
Mr. Junius Wrighthas moved from j "Cotton, the Basis of the South's
near Tillery to East Scotland Neck. ; Prosperity," Hon. E. D. Smith, Gen
Mr. W. S. Crisp has moved from 1 eraj Organizer of the Southern Cot
the country and occupies a house on ton Association, Columbia, S. C.
Eighth street. j Election of Officers.
Also Mr. Hale has moved to town j Meeting of County Division Presi
from the Roser.eath section and Mr. j dents and Secretaries, to discuss
Eurefrom Gates county, and Mr. j pans for WOrk of County Divisions
Jones irom near bpeeci. j jn 1908.
Albion Dunn, Attorney.
R. C. JOEY,
Treasurer Farmers' Storage Warehouse Co.
There doubtless have been other
changes and rnovings in town but
they have not been learned.
Stops itcbinc: instantly.
Delegates and Visitors are request
ed to arrive cn time and to be
i prompt in assembling at the opening
of each session.
my o:d customers ana
' Zr public generally with the
leading to the depot, between Maini-"13' iuvm, xn.cr ucu, msv
, , t-n -r t- , , J herpes, ecabics D;:ui a Ointment. At
cllika ifjaiiun.--;, i-i. u. jl j
Eeny Will B2 Kfiipe-l by It.
Stolen from my farm on Jan. 2nd, 1
1903, one Top Buggy and one big
Bay Mare with white spot on fore
head, short legs with one of her hind
legs a little stiff and swollen, weight
about 1200 pounds by estimation
P4...I U.. .. tin., nnlllnn. U I V-
self John James, said James being 5 , very besi oi tresa
feet hign, weignt 10J pounds hy es
timation, clean shaved face, carry
ing with him a black negro woman
with short nappy hair, her weight
about 175 pounds. I will give a re
ward of ($10) ten dollrrs for the
arrest of the horse and buggy and
($10.) ten dollars reward for the
arrest of John James, said John
James tc delivered to the Sheriff of
Halifax County, and the horse and
buggy to be delivered to me or the
Sheriff of said Halifax County.
R. J. Mayo,
Kitchin, K. C, Jan. 6, '03.
am prepared to serve
! 1 ... - 1 4!
niznmpf . 1 t 1 ; 1 1.1:
All orders filled promptly, zrA
every customer's wants regarded.
J. 13. IIIILI
Main St., next to Prince's Stables.
last year completed a handsome of-
energy ana xurn 1. ue tu n ; fice building of concrete, which furn
is surrounded by a fine agncul- j , hi cffice and law offiCe or Mr
tural country and the farmers
are thrifty, as well as the people
in the town.
Our business was mainly at
the office of the Kinston Free
Press, and we found Mr. Ed
wards, the editor, Mr. Beasley,
the business manager, and all
the force of the paper very
clever indeed. The Free Press
is a bright afternoon daily and
has done great and valuable
service to the good town of
It is a pleasure to spend time
amongst such clever people
who make one feel like it would
be pleasant also to have a home
Albion Dunn.both handsomely fitted.
Near the railroad track just south
cf his wooden warehouse, Mr. R. J.
Madry built a large brick warehouse
on the modern style for such build
ings, which will furnish him ample
room for his large business.
On the east side of Main street bet
ween Eleventh and Twelfth, Mr. A.
L. Purrington commenced in the late
fall a large double brick store which
will soon be completed and will be
occupied by Lewis and Co. in the
any drug store.
To relieve the worst forms of Rheu
matism, take a teaspoonful of the j North Carolina, ) SuDer;or court
fit!sn!Eai. BiiKk Kilolitn ram:!!. T. V.
toiiowmg mixture alter eacn meai
You are directed bv the Comman- ! anti at D2time:
der to assemble in your Kail prompt-! Fluid Extract Dandelion, one-half
ly at 1:00 p. m., on the 20th of Jan- ; ce; Compound Kargon, one
uary, for the purpose of celebrat- j ounce5 Compound Syrup Sarsapanl
ing the birthday of General R. E. I!a three ounces.
Lee. The orator for fie day will be i These Harmless ingredients can be
Mr. Stuart Smith. After the speak- obtained from our home druggists,
mg oysters will be served to the ailu
r.,iYm hv ii tt nr.- ' them well m a bottle, rceuer is gen-
Every member of the Camp is ex
pected to be present.
By command of
W. F. Butterworth, Com.
I. H. Smith, Adjt.
Notice of Execution Saie.
up, inactive kidneys to filter and
strain from the blood the poisonous
l. -ii i : J i
Halifax County. )
J. N. Smith vs Isaac Smith
By virtue of an execution directed
to the undersigned from the Supe
rior Court of Halifax County, in the
above entitled action, I will on Mon
day the 3rd day of February, V.m,
at 12 o'clock m., at the court house
door of said county, sell at public
auction to the highest bidder for
cash, to satisfy said execution, the!
following described real estate, to
wit: All the right, title and interest
of the defendant, Isaac Smith, in
ana to tne ianas or wnicn Isaac
Smith, deceased, died seized and
Bv virtue of authority veste 1 in
j me by an order entered in the Speci
al Proceeding in the Superior Court
of Martin county entitled Ilym:. :,
Ausborn ct als. Vs Stamp r, A!:.-
brook et als, 1 shall on Monday I V!'
rurary 3rd, 1908, at 12 o'clock M. :.t
the court-house door in Wiiliamstr.n,
sell to the highest bidder w ca: ii
the following describe 1 tract of lard,
known as the John Frosty liyman
tract lying on and near tin; l:i:e be
tween Halifax and Martin oun t !..'
erally felt from the first few doses.
This prescription, states a weil
Irnnwn niii-nnrit.v in a Clp.vpland
morning paper, forces t!,3c,ogSed; iKfMtlSS'wSSSS
Smith, Titus Hill and the road lead
ing from W. H. Smith Place to
Smith's Mill, said land being all the
SIM TLB REMEDY Foil LA GRIITF.
La grippe coughs arc dangerous as
they frequently develop into pneumon
ia. Foley's Honey and Tar not only
tstops the cough but heals and strength
ens the lungs so that no serious results
need be feared. The genuine Foley's
Honey and Tar contains no harmful
drugs and is in a yellow package. Re
fuse substitutes. E. T. Whitehead &
Its virtues have hecn known for years,
and thousands of people have been
made-happy and well by taking llol
lister's Rocky Mountain Ten. Keeps
you well and makes von Aveller. .'Joe
Tea or Tablets. K. T. "Whitehead & Cc.
A farmer named James Pritcbard
committed suicide near Elizabeth
City Sunday morning. He had
a severe spell of sickness last
summer and it was thought that
his fears of another attack caused
him to commit the rash act.
A Boston schoolboy was tall,
weak and sickly.
As Rheumatism is not only the
most painful and torturous disease,
tj9 ! but dangerous to life, this simple re-
A HIGHER HEALTH LEVEL.
"I have reached a higher health level
since I began usihg Dr. King's New
Life Pills," writes Jacob Springer, of
West Franklin, Me. "They keep my"
stomach, liver and bowels working just
right." If these pills disappoint you on
trial, money will be refunded at E. T.
Whitehead & Co.'s drug store. 25c.
His arms were soft and flabby.
Ke didn't have a strong muscle in his
The physician who had attended
the family for thirty years prescribed
To feel that boy's arm you
would think he was apprenticed to a
ALL DRUGGISTS; SOc. AND Sl.OO.
cipe will no doubt be greatly valued
by many sufferers here at home,
who should at once prepare the mix
ture to get this relief.
It is said that a person who would
take this prescription regularly, a
dose or two daily, or even a few
times a week, would never have
serious Kidney or Uninary disorders
Cut this out and preserve it. Good
Rheumatism prescriptions which
really relieve are scarce,, indeed, and
when you need it, you want it badly.
Our druggists here say they will
either supply these ingredients or
make the mixture ready to take, if
any of our readers so prefer.
A Ring's Dyspepsia Tablet after each
meal overcomes indigestion, dyspepsia
and other stomach ills. Two dsys'
treatment free.. Ask our dealer. Sold
by E. X. Whitehead & Co.
land m said county and state of
which the said Isaac Smith, deceas
ed, died seized and possessed, and
the interest cf defendant in said
land being a one-ninth interest, un
divided. Said land being real estate attach
ed in the above entitled action.
This the 3rd day of January 1S0S.
J. R. Patterson,
Sheriff of Halifax County.
By C. W. Dunn, D. S.
Having qualified as executrix of
the last will and testament of James
H. Lawrence, deceased, late of Hal-
fax county, N. C, this is tonotify :
all nersons hp-vintr claims "atrainst i
estate of said deceased to present
them to me cn or before the 15th
day of January, 1909, as prescribed
by law, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery. All per
sons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
Minnie E. Lawrence,
Ex. estate of Jas. H. Lawrence.
Jan. 15, 1908. . . l-16-6t
near the road leading tVoin I'.iimyra
to Hobgood adjoining the larls u
E. P. Hyman, Wade Mb:eil ;.r.d ( ti ers,
containing 250 acres more or . ;
The entire tract is well covered ;ci; ''
young pines and oaks, the older
ber was cut fifteen vears a?c.
This December 30th, 1U07.
Williamstcn, N. C.
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