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VOL. XX!V. New Series Vol. 11.--6-18
SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1908.
1VIU1N W JkAJLJLH
DO YCU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK ?
nidney Trouble Makes You Miserable.
Almost everybody vho reads the news
I.pers is sure to know of the wonderfa
cures made by Dr.
; Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
j the great kidney, livei
and bladder remedy.
s-. It is the rreat rr.edi-
cal triumph of the nine
ll teenth century; dis
covered after years o
scientmc research b
Dr. Kilmer, the erni
nent kidney and blad
e'er iipecialist. and i:
wonderfully successful in promptly curing
lame back, kidney, bladder, uric acid trou
bles and Bright's Disease, which is the vorst
form of kidney rouble.
Dr. Kilmer's Swcmp-Itoot is not rec
ommended for everything but if you have kid
ney, liver cr bladder trouble it will be founc
just the remedy you r.eed. It has been tested
i:i no many ways, in hospital work, in private
practice, among ths helpless too poor to pur
chase relief and has proved so successful in
every case that a special arrangement has
been made by which all readers of thin paper
v.-ho have not already tried it, may have a
rumple bottle sent free by mail, aiso a book
idling more about Swamp-Root and how tc
find out if you have kidney or bladder trouble.
When writing mention reading this generous
offer in this DaD&r and ?.--'
rend your address to
Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bing
hamton, N. Y. The
regular i:tty cent and Jiome of Swamp-Root
dollar sizes are sold by all good druggists.
Don't make any mistake, but re
member the name, Swamp Root, Dr
Kilmer's Swamp Root, and the address
Binghaniton, X. A., on every bottle
J R. HILLS
Scotland Neck, N. C.
0 F. SMITH, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
Scotland Neck, X. C.
Office in tlie New Rank Building.
. J. P. WIN&E&LEY,
Physician and Surgeon,
Scotland Neck, N. C.
Office on Depot Street.
R. A. c uvrsmoN,
Office up stairs in White
OfSce hours from 9 to 1 o'clock
and 2 to 5 o'clock.
9 W. MIXON,
Watch Maker, Jeweler, En
graver, Scotland Neck, N. C.
J McBRYDE WEBB,
Attorney and Counselor at
219-221 Atlantic Trust Building
Notary Public. .Bell Phone 374
gDWABD L. TRAVIS,
Attorney and Counselor at
Halifax, N. C.
Money Loaned on Farm Lands
iLL !!. JOSEY,
General Insurance A gent,
Scotland Neck, N. C.
WmBm HAIR BALSAM
f'JfWWyaCleuiirs and beautifies the htit
IrtHS.,S- VromHf a lnx'iriant growth.
ti;SH .JMevcr FailG to Kent or 9 Gray
K!54i-,S3a to ita Youthful Color.
SS;55?vS4asa Cures '''alp dianuct hair tcllini
Full and Complete Line.
off ins and Caskets
Burial Robes, Etc.
Hearse Service any Time
N. B. Josey Company,
Scotland Neck. North Carolina
SIMPLE REMEDY For LA GRIPPE.
La grippe coughs ave dangerous, as
thoy frequently develop into pneumon
ia. Foley's Honey and Tar not only
stops 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 &
The people of the State are already more or less familiar with
the brutal hazing that occurred at the A. & M. College in Ral
That Brutal Hazing.
3rnor Glenn felt called upou to write to president Winston and
arge him to see to it that such brutal practice be suppressed.
The use of silver nitrate to blacken a boy's face was altogether
culpable, if considered only from the possible danger in the
project. This and other brutalities practiced have caused the
people of the State to revolt in their feelings against the inde
cencies, and many are of the opinion that the guilty persons
leserve not only expulsion but criminal prosecution. And in
all justice to right and the good name of North Carolina, noth
ing less than the full penalty of the law should be meted out to
those young men who forgot to
if gentlemen. People often
sometimes it is well said, but
lit 1 J I 1
iiiouia rememDer tne same time to De gentlemen, ut course
trolic and fun belong to young life, and that young life
.vhich does not to a reasonable degree relish such is abnormal
in some way; but brutality and cruelty are not a part of the
aaturai flow of innocent and harmless fun.
Some people get very much frightened now and then about
'party disintegration." They say that if such and such a thing
NO PartV DISllltearatl0n S one n -or Carolina it will endan-
' ger the interests of the Democratic
party. Many professed such fear when it was urged by strong
prohibitionists that the extra session of the Legislature pass a
State prohibition law, and perhaps some have been disturbed
oy the bill passed by the Legislature submitting the whiskey
mestion to a vote of the people. But if the Legislature had
passed a State prohibition law we have no idea that it would
:iave produced any party disintegration. If such a law had
oeen passed and any Democrats had desired to cut off party
affiliation with prohibitionists they could have found no more
lesirable affiliation in the Republican party, for many Republi
cans would have supported such legislation as strongly as the
Democrats. And if the State goes prohibition on the 2Gth of
May, which we believe it will do, the solidity of the Democratic
party will be in no more danger than it has been at any time
iince the party came into power. While men honestly dilfer
n many questions that come before the people, there is no
foundation for any fears to the Democratic party's safety be
cause it has submitted to the vote of the people the great moral
ueotion of prohibition.
Advices come from various quarters that many manufactur
ing concerns are on the road to recovery from the panic and
covering From the Panic. wiU p0 so he min? ihf
usual force of employes. 1 his is grati
fying intelligence and should have a good effect towards restor
ng confidence for 1908. Thus far a great many persons have
looked out upon the prospects for this year with gloom and
head. But now that some here and there are taking heart
again, it will be easier to bring the whole people of the country
;o believe that this year may, after all, be as good as any other
ear. The truth is, panics are strange things and have strange
3ffects on most people. Many a man who has regularly receiv
ed his accustomed wages during the past six months, and
.vhose home has been as full of comfort as ever in his life, has
joined in the refrain of the panic pipers and has done his little
best to swell the great roar of complaint which has struck
terror to many another person whose condition in life has not
been changed an inch by the hard times. Most people are
alarmists at some time about some things, and perhaps more
people can agree to be alarmists on financial matters than on
ray other subject. People should be very slow to raise a panic
alarm at all and surely not until there is really danger close
ahead. There seems to be no good reason why the country
should not continue to prosper and maintain the good feeling
which should spring up from abundance of earth-products and
plenty of profitable labor. Let us forget to cry out "hard
times," but the rather say, "We are all doing pretty well, thank
Discussing the preservation of our forests, and the great ca
lamities that threaten our country as a result of forest destruct-
Prcserving The Forests.
haps $100,000,000 annually. Removing from river beds soil
found there only as the result of trees destroyed is a large part
of the immense project of the Lakes and Gulf Canal and other
waterway improvement. The soil which is used to clog our
watercourses is taken from places where it means prosperity,
and our fertile area is diminished by about one hundred square
miles per year. Wantonly Ave are converting gardens into des
erts by destroying forests, and then, too late, struggling at
great price, with irrigation, dams, and reservoirs, to buy back
fertility. By the Appalachian Mountain Range the water flow
of twenty-two States is affected directly. Of all the others the
welfare is concerned with no less certainty, as industries which
lie at the root of prosperity depend on the abundance of timber
and on the general virtue of the soil." While the foregoing
refers io forest preservation on a large scale, the principle holds
tin; very nook and corner of this country. The denuding
of the forests is making it easy for the floods from heavy rains
to wash away the soil and thus make poor many great stretches
of land which would otherwise remain fertile to yield good re
turns for the labor of the soil-tiller when he clears away the
forest growth and reduces the soil to a good state of cultivation.
Let every man in the country who owns forests, from one acre
to a thousand, carefully guard their protection against any who
would uselessly cut away the growth; Few persons who own
forests at all have the proper appreciation of their use and value.
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. T. Whitehead & Co.
of Passing Events.
eigh a few days ago. Such was the cru
elty and brutality of the matter that G ov-
maintain the proper demeanor
say that boys will be boys, and
while boys are being boys they
J 1 v M
ion, Collier's says: '"Catastrophes like
the Pittsburg flood cost the country per
Pinesalve Carbolized acts like a poul
tice, draws out inflammation, and poi
son. Antisepitc, healing. For chap
ped hands, lips, cuts burns. Sold by
E. T. Whitehead & Co.
Osiy a Thought Now and Then.
Watch for the little jobs that can
be done now as well as next spring-.
Uncle Threadbare says it is time
enough to do them when they have
to be done; but Neighbor Thrifty
thinks it is better to do them now
while otner worK is not pressing
These people are friendly, but they
never could agree.
How many little patches are there
on the farm that are neither paying
rent nor taxes nooks and corners
that you can't well get to to culti
vate them? If yoi can't connect
them with a pasture lot, give them
a permanent seeding of some sort
that you can turn to account. Land
is too valuable to allow it to be idle.
And this is a good time to have
an eye to the farm animals that are
not paying for their keep. Every
animal kept should pay its board in
growth, in the production of young,
or in present or prospective service.
It is a lqsing game to keep boarders
that never pay.
In the midst of freezing and thaw
ing and heavy rains ditches are apt
to form, and in a single winter and
spring may make such headway as to
do permanent damage. Unlucky fur
rows left open, or mole runs may
start them. Old straw, grass, waste
hay, or small bmsh or chunks
thrown into them may check the
wash and save valuable land.
It is bad policy to cultivate poor
land when the means are at hand to
make it richer. A friend of ours
puts in almost every workable day
in the winter clearing up barns,
stables and lots in a thriving village,
and hauling the manure to his farm
nearbv. He does not cultivate so
many acres as his neighbors, but he
makes more stuff. Many farmers
do not clean up their own lots, though
they may have land that greatly
Much valuable pasturage is lost
for lack of suitable fencing. Farm
fencing is a serious problem. The
woven wire fence with iron posts
solves the problem, Lut it is as yet,
beyond the farmers' reach. The
next is the woven wire fence and
good wood posts, but this is beyond
the majority of farmers. About the
best fence at moderate cost is of
good, solid posts, well set 1G feet
apart, with four or five wires tight
ly strung upon them, nine inches
from the ground, and nine, twelve
and fifteen inches apart, and with a
good stake driven midway between
the posts, and the wires firmly nail
ed thereto. Or the posts may be
twenty feet apart, and two stakes
driven between the posts. This
makes a reliable horse or cattle fence.
If four wires, it is nearly four feet
high, and if five wires it is just five
People Vho Talk Down Thsir Business
Some men are pitched to a minor
key. They probably do not realize
it; but there is a downward tendency
in their thought and conversation.
Everything is down business is poor,
prospects dark. They are always
seeing snags ahead. They see ten
dencies in American life which are
sure to undermine our democracy
and end in revolutions. Nothing is
as it used to be when they were
young. They cannot get any more
decent help. Everything is in a de
It is a most unfortunate thing to
get into such a mental habit.
I know some of these people. Their
letters are always pessimistic. They
go through life like a tornado cloud,
carrying blackness and threatening
disaster wherever they go.
Everything depends upon the way
we look at things. Near these, ca
lamity howlers we find people living
practically under the .same condi
tions, who see beauty and increasing
goodness, and an upward trend in
What an untold blessing to form
early in life the optimistic habit of
seeing the best instead of the worst!
Think how much more those get
out of life who are always courage
ous, hopeful, always grateful for
every good thing that comes to them,
and who have a great faith in the
goodness of human nature and in the
honesty of most people!
Mrs. E. D. Charles.of Harbor.Maine,
speaking of Electric Bitters, says: "It
13 a neighborhood favorite hc-re with
us. it deserves to oe a ia voriie every
where. It gives quick relief in dyspep
sia, liver complaint, kidney derange
ment, malnutntion.nervousness, weak
ness and general debility. Its action on
the blood, as a thorough purifier makes it
especially useful as a spring medicine.
This grand alterative tonic is sold un
der guarantee at Hj. 1. Wintenead &
Co.'s drug store. 50c.
Some weeks ago we announced that
soon we should be able to offer a nice
premium to cash-in-advance subscri
bers and to those who pay up arrears
and renew a year in advance.
We have the contract now com
pleted and our premium is The i
American Farmer, published at In- j
uianopolis, Ind. See our advertise
ment of the combination elsewhere.
The American Farmer is a most i
valuable paper for the farmers, and I
carries splendid literary excellence j
for all readers. J
You get both The Commonwealth I
and The American Farmer for
This is an exceptionally fine offer,
and it will pay any one who wishes 1
such reading matter as the two pa- j
pers contain to take advantage of it. j
Remember the conditions: All!
new subscribers who pay $1.00 in ad- i
vance get both papers one year. I
All who are in arrears with The!
Commonwealth and pay up and pay
$1.00 in advance, get both papers a
Milton's blindness was the result j
of overwork and dyspepsia.
One of the most eminent American 1
divines, having for some time been I
! compelled to forego the pleasure of '
reading, has spent thousands of dol- i
lars in value, and lost years of time, !
in consequence of getting up several j
hours before day, and studying bv
artificial HgHt. His eyes never got
Multitudes of men and women
have made their eyes weak for life
by the too free use of the eyesight,
reading small print, and doing fine
sewing. In view of these, it is well
to observe the following rules in the
use of eyes:
Avoid all sudden changes between
light and dai-kness.
Never begin to read or write or
sew for several minutes after coming
from darkness to a bright light.
Never read by twilight or moon
light or of a very cloudy day.
Never read or sew directly in front
of the light of window or door.
K 0 v,o V nut U 1.11V, llllb X (Ail .
from above obliquely over the left
Never sleep so that on the first
waking the eyes shall open on the
light of a window.
Do not use the eyesight by light
so scant that it requires an effort to j
Too much light creates a glare,
pains and confuses the sight. The
moment you are sensible of
if an effort
to distinguish, that moment cease
and take a walk or ride.
As the sky is blue and the earth
green, it would seem that the ceiling
should be a bluish tinge, and the
carpet green, and the walls of some
The moment you are prompted to
rub the eyes, that moment cease
A Lessen From the Dutch cf Pennsyl
vania. (W. F. Masscy. in Progressive Farmer.)
Up in Pennsylvania, where I have
been lecturing to the farmers this
winter, the Dutchmen will keep four
heavy horses on a fifty-acre farm,
growing crops that are not near so
profitable as cotton when well farm
ed, and they have comfortable homes
and big farms that cost more money
than several farms of the same size
would bring in the South. But the !
Dutchman never thinks of breaking 1
hi- u v:
ia.nu wiui une iiuiotr, iiiuugu ins
one borse, tnougn ms
horses are big ones. But he always j
has a sod to turn for his corn, and
he feeds stock and makes manure,
and covers that sod with manure be
fore he plants his corn. Though his
land is hilly, I saw no gullies there,
for when he breaks a sod there is
some fibrous matter to hold the land
together. And when he plows that
sod he rides on the plow, and when
he cultivates the corn he rides on a
two-horse cultivator. He rides on
his mower and binder, of course, and
rides on the manure spreader. And
when he puts the four horses to a
wagon on the road he saddles one of
the wheel horses and rides and drives
the team, and on those little farms
one man's labor counts for far more
than one man on a cotton farm in
Grippe i3 sweeping the country. Stop
it with Preventics, before it gets deeply
seated. To check early colds with these
little Candy Cold Cure Tablets is surely
sensible and safe. Treventics contains
no Quinine, nolaxatvive, nothing harsh
or sickening. Pneumonia would never
appear if early colds were promptly
broken. Also good for feverish child
ren. Large box, 48 tablets, 25c. Vest
pocket boxes 5 cents. Sold by A. C.
1 Absolutely ST I
i Pure OCWWi. '
pr From Grapes, I
the most healthful
M of fruits, comes the fi
chief ingredient of r pi
it LPE II
W:Slla Tlic only baiting poivder fig
ggpll made from Royal jM
$7V2f$i Grape Cream JtWfx
tf! "Tartar J?
'ita S V ... - (
N'V'X StrS Jit j 1 Casts a little more than the injurious dura
Ini ! Mlr- tSv M 01 phosphite of lime powders, but with
-'fesWll iSlSJBliKCl P-oyJyouoresureofpure.hcalthfulfood.
Just a smile may gladden the
whole live long day. Just a frown
may overcast the sunshine and
brightness. Little things, are they
not? But, do you know, little things
count most? "Trifles make perfec-
j tion, and perfection is no trifle," de
A hasty word of reproof to the
child who spills his milk at the break
fast table may destroy the pleasant
ness for every one present. It may
affect, unconsciously, the day's
duties for every member of the
When I was a child at school, I
ing the home lives of the various
pupils by a hundred little things vis
ible. The "last minute" pupil, breath
less from haste, her books all awry
with a dozen sheets of paper
"helps" thrust between the leaves;
her yesterday's handkerchief still in
I evidence, and her own toilet hastily
1 1 i... : 1 ,
! clu'mmi' 01 ine same Kinu 01 nomu.
In fancy, I could see the disordered
j room she had left; the drawers of
the dresser half open, 'and in a con
gested state from an overstock of
ribbon, laces, collars, letters, and
"scraps" that will pile up rapidly,
even in a well-ordered home.
It was not always the case, for
there are exceptions to all rules, but
often such pupils were lowest in
their classes. For it is a good rule
to go by, that our environments
make or unmake us. The pupils
with neat dress, well-brushed hair
and teeth, snug-fitting shoes, and
clean handkerchiefs, seem to draw
confidence from these little details
to themselves. It gives an added
strength to one's faculties. One can
feel, "Now, I know I am all right;
let me make my day's lessons so."
And can, therefore, give entire at
tention to study.
In other phases of life the iilus-
itration is equally strong. L.ite is
made up of little things no one of
. . . . ...
whIeh ia too trivial or unimnortamV.
fn affT:n frt .
At nome or in scnoo;, in DUSinessigood when he uses these pills. i.'.jc at
or social life, the "little
SUFFERING & 'DOLLARS SAVED
E. R. Loper, of Manila, X. Y., says:
"I am a carpenter and have had many
seven; cuts healed by Bucklen's Arnica
Salve. It has saved me sudbring and
dollars. It is by far the best healing
salve I have ever found." Heals burns,
sores, ulcers, fever sores, eczema and
piles. 2-5c at E. T. Whitehead & Co.,
Nell "Cholh'e Saphedde says he
has half a mind to " Belle "I
don't believe it." Nell "But you
don't know what I was going to say."
Belle "I don't care. Chollie Sap
hedde hasn't half a mind to do any
thing." Philadelphia Record.
A weak stomach means weak stom
ach nerves, always. And this is also
true of the Heart and Kidneys. It's
pity that sick ones continue to drug
the Stomach or stimulate the Heart
and Kidneys. The weak nerves, not
the organs themselves, need this help.
This explains why Dr. Snoop's Restor
ative has, and is promptly helping so
rnanv sick ones. It eoes direct to - the
j- x a 1
cause of these diseases. Test thia vital !
truth and see. A. C. Peterson.
Let the tired acres sleep.
For they deserve to rest,
While man his restless vigil keeps.
And Nature frozen teardrops weeps-
All working for the best.
THE JlMi'I NC OFF FLACK.
'('oiiMiiiiptiiin h.-t.l nii'iii itsgr.-ispjnnd
I h;ul almost readied the jumping off
place when I was advised to try Dr.
Kind's Xew Discovery; nnd I want to
say ri,.:lit now, it saved my life. Improve
ment i."'':H) Willi the l!r-t bottle, and
after taking one dozen bottle I wan a
well and happy man again. "says (Jeorp
Moore, of (iiimeslaml, X. C Asa reme
dy for entiglis and colds and healer of
weak, sore lungs and for preventing
pneumonia Xew Discovery is supreme.
r0c and $1.(10 at K. T. Whitehead fe
Co., druggists. Trial bottle free.
Mollie When you spoke to father
did you tell him you had $G00 in the
bank? George -Yes. Mollie And
what did he say? George He bor
rowed it. -Sketchy Bit3.
It- will be nnnceees.--.-iry for you to go
through a painful, o.ensive operation
for 1'iles if you use .ManZan. Put up
in a collapsible tube with nozel, ready
to apply to the soreness and indamma
tion. For any form of Piles, price, fiOe,
guaranteed. Sold by E. T. Whitehead
It has been announced that Sena
tor Tillman is to write a book on the
race question. How his enemies will
rejoice of that report is true. Wil
THIS MAY INTEREST YOL'.
Xo one js immune from Kidney
trouble, t'o just remember that Foley'g
Kidney Cure will stop the irregularitioa
and cure, any case of kidney and blad
ber trouble that is not beyond the reach
of medicine. E. T. Whitehead tfc Co.
Did you ever sign a paper without
first reading it?
No, but I once answered a hypo
thetical question without knowing.
KEEPINC OI'EX IIOl'SF..
Everybody is welcome when wo feel
good; and we fed that way only when
our digestive organs are working prop
- .. J'K ? " -8:
atc. 1 u; "''i" V . ton,!U' V . ",VT amJ
1 ' ' II V li; 1 ' 1 I V i il. I fc? 'J H lull Is I Iv I I' II V 1 1 1 1 V
.. . . . . .
E. T. Whitehead t Co.'s drug store
I am weary of being a bachelor
Well, cio you know any fellow
who's tired cf being a spinster man.
Kansas City Journal.
If yon have eatarrl
this repulse ili.-case.
rid yourself of
Ask Dr. Shoop
01 uacme. is., to man you tree, u
trial box of his I)r. Shoop's Catarrh
Remedy. A simple, singly tct-t, will
surely tell you .1 catarrh truth well
worth your knowing. Write to-day.
Don't sutler longer. A. C. Peterson.
When the trusts get a hearing
they never ta.'k loud enough to be
DeWitt's Carbolized Witch Hazel
Salve is best f r cuts, burns, bruise
and scratches. It is ( socially pood for
piles. Sold by E. T. Whitehead k Co.
The man who pays his coal bills
always has money to burn.
LA GRIPPE AND PXEUMOXIaT"
Folev's Iloncv and Tar cure la crippfl
- w . -
couchs and Drove nts pneumonia. Ke
fuse any but the genuine in the yellow
' package. E. T. Whitehead & Co.