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E. HILlilAItD Editor
Published Every Thursday.
Hntrr'1. at the ;ril ":: at !eothml
Neck X. C. as Po.-o:vl-Cl: Mtitt'-r.
Thursday, June 11, 1008.
It is a settled point in newspaper ethic that
editors and publishers are not responsible for the
views of correspondents, and the puluie.-ition cf a
communication does not mean that the editor or
publisher endorse the commui.icatiou. I hk
Commonwealth adheres to these general pr:ci-
Hon. D. M. Furches. former
ly Associates Justice of the Su
preme Court, died at his home
in Statesville Monday, June 8.
Ife had been more or less prom
inent in the Republican party
but never an ardent politician.
The high price of corn and
hay this season has had good
effect on some farmers, let us
hope; for the acreage in corn
seems to be a good deal larger
than usual, and this is the only
way to make farming a safe
and profitable business.
Governor R. B. Glenn has
been asked to second the nom
ination of W. J. Bryan in the
National Democratic Conven
tion in Denver. Governor
Glenn can do it as well as any
admirer Mr. Bryan has in the
United States and the friends j -
of both hope lie wiu do it.
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President George T. Winston,
of the A. & M. College at Ral
eigh, offered his resignation
some days ago. His resigna
tion was a surprise to the peo
ple of the State and many re
gret to lose liis service at that
great institution. His success
or has not yet been chosen.
As the time
comes on apace!
in most of the counties for nom
inating men for various ofuees,
it behooves the citizens of the
esis ougnt 10 ue m ine nanris
of such men from township
constable to Governor.
The News and Observer ob
served some da3's ago that
"dark horse" talk concerning
the'nominee for Governor by
the North Carolina State Dem
ocratic Convention is not pop
ular. It thinks that Messrs.
- Home, .Kitchin and Craig have
made such a
biiunir c dii ass :
that it is not at all probable
any other man will be thought
of in the convention.
A merchant who does a good
business, but not a large busi
ness, said this week that these
dull times are caused by the
lack of home supplies Hp sruM
that people trenernllv hv to
buy their meat, bread, hay and !
other supplies for their homes
and farms, and only the larger
merchants and those who sell
on time can carry such trade
well. And every word he said
To a man who said that busi
ness is too dull to advertise we
replied that dull times to a
business man should have the
same effect that grass 'has on
the farmer. When the farmer
sees that his crop is suffering
by reason of the presence of
grass he puts forth all the more
energy to change the condi
tions. So when a merchant
finds that his business is suf
fering by reason of the absence :
of customers, he should go to
w.. in earnest to change con-1
ditions by becoming a live and j
(Cor. to The Common wcaHh.)
. Halifax, N. O, June 9, 1903.
Miss Susie Mountcastle, who has
been teaching The Halifax High
School here this year, returned to
her home in Emporia last week.
Joe Butts, Jr., was here Sunday
visiting his people.
Miss Lucy Butts has been spend
ing several day3 in Weldon this week.
Miss Susie Gilliam has returned
home for her vacation after teach
ing several months in Henderson.
Mrs. W. H. Hays, Miss . May Bell
andMaster James have returned to
their home in Elm City.
Mr. E. L. Travis is spending this
week in Asheville, as a delegate to
the Convention of "The Order of the
Rev. A. G. Willcox preached here
on Sunday morning, but had to go
home in the afternoon because of
the illness of a son.
QfnfA nvr.r.r,., .nrn )a n ,,,0 .,r,, i leiT CJb I 3C1 OPCll OlieieU IOli J. ml. 1 :!:,.. . 1 J ! - ...... .1 , 1- 1
m-iMiuut. na-iicwu : . . 0 , , . ' woras i 1 v uR i, nouiiuy, vviiiiL a ui uitu ; mains were cmveyea 10 ms nome
men in whom the people have sJle n? .fVlfl'Vlo?! f ' I spirit of forgiveness and of hope in ! and placed in the family cemetery.
. rni ' J, . , , at reallv low irices a ot old, ; , z,
confidence. The state s inter- i tl r. would hn.ve been a ! the future! With such ieauers to T, F. C.
CUT IT OUT.
The Raleigh News and Ob-
server and the Charlotte Oo-,
server took very opposite views..,. fll f the hun-!
it They have a perfect i
rrb t tn rliffpr in their opinions
rignt to Uinei in men ypiulUilL ;
onrl wa :
Llxiu n ;
aOOlll SUCH ct iimuci,
. - i ohr.nr. th J ftfftatOI flOKeOIMllU ....nu r-.f i-h.u r.tvt'. .T : rOWCU3. IN. Kj.. uwu i, iiici
jtnvsuv v..--- - !Q it'll 1.1 ttilillVCICOl "' ' . , T j . 1
for Governor of Georgia, the j Tvon Davh Tbi- year the trib-' r.oke on Wednesday ir.gnt, June 4th,
'cimrlcrte Observer rejoioing at paili to the loader of tbv Lo:-t i very sud donly. 1 he young inan hi
i . . c . . l i i . i !...., i,.-.-: s-.nn :n pviw.-iii-'lv r.rx;r health xcr ,
(Governor nun s aeiecti uuu . ;aus-3 i-jciact o .::ivv.; i,ct-i -; i t '
the News and Observer deplor-: by fresher and deeper U.ve them ever ; about ayeur and nad teen a con-.
make that part of it no affair of Q(mi
or ours, but we can not quite , gemre in thfi he&rt
excuse the Charlotte Observer . gouth
for its editorial profanity, j a contemporary quotes an extract
With thousands of others in j from the jast speech of President
North Carolina, we have long j Jefferson Davis. We wish to repro
admired the ability of that good ciuce the quotation, for it holds- a
newspaper, but we submit that j lesson for us of this generation:
it went a 'word or two too far J "The faces I see before me are
in its editorial utterances of
June 5th. We recently heard
a great and good man in a pub
lic address declare that people
ought to be very careful how
they use certain words, and
'hell" was one of them. We
can not think that the Observer
would like often to use such ex
pressions as it did Friday in
' which occurred the word i
which the good man we have
referred to said we ought to
WORD FOR HOME MARKETS.
Sometimes the saving that I after his career of defeat and sor
distance lends enchantment to ! row, these words bear double mean-
the vieAv" has more truth in it r
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man we suppose, im
ing editorial observations by
the .Norfolk Landmark
timely and mean a great deal:
"An interesting phenomenon i
is the destruction, by orders i
from health boards, of immense
quantities of strawberries and j
other perishable food in North- j
era cities where he cmmis-
have been Un-;
able to sell
two or three cents u
'Is it not possible that if these
profit to the farmer instead of
the heavy loss which he has '
sustained in his eagerness to !
play for high prices in the ;
North? How many times have' j
strawberries been offered at re- j
tail at a price as low as rive j
cents a quart around here this !
"Similarly, we note that hun-!
dreds of thousands of pounds j
of American meats are being i
shipped back from Europe, be- j
cause the forfio-n liinrlcots i
. , i f . - :
ovprsrorlcpd ann tn American ;
market yields better returns. I
The business of despising the j
local market to play for the
outside market may be over
done." A GREATER DEVELOPMENT.
North Carolina has already '
taken Place in the front rank
as one of the most Progressive
btates in the South. But there
are still greater developments
just ahe'ad of us.
Ranking amongst the first in
the number of cotton mills, it
will soon be a leader in this in
dustry; and there is every rea
son why such should be the
case. We raise a considerable
quantity of cotton, the climate
is fine, farm products are plen
tiful and so mill nrtfinU nnn
live reasonably cheat,, nnd !
other things enter into the con-
x,., r . . v
ditions which make it -possible !
and probable for a greater de
The settling of the liquor ques-
: tion bv popular vntp. is
figure largely in bringing about
greater development. There j
will no longer be the opportun-
ity for laboring men so inclin-1
or! "f r O V r tn rl a!h n 1
,r. wov wwb earn -
i ings at some convenient nlno
for the purchase of liquor, and
1-.-."- i !
,v uuu,u.,uu ,WS ueeil UC- I
customed to waste his own
earnings and a part of the earn
ings of his family will now be
able to live better by using his
money for the comfort of his
family instead of throwing it
away- at a bar-room. This will
bring about an era of better
prosperity 'which will impress
people of capital outside of the
State; and so investment by
outside capital will be in
creased. The outlook for larger and
better develpment is indeed
flattering, and those of our
people now in active life who
live another decade will see
North Carolina a greater and
better and more prosperous
JeJicrscp. Dst!s' Advice.
, -r ceiebrations
UliUUS"""1' ... ;
before. The day was observe-u a it
never was oeiore. ine ooulh
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not lorgec its nonoreu utau. Daui..u ....1., -----
. , , i i i u.,4. i;tl avail TTo Tiraa
those of young men. Had not you
been this I would not have appeared
alone in a defense of my Southland,
but. for love of her I break my
silence and speak to you. The past
is dead; let it bury its dead, its hopes
and aspirations. Before you lies the
future of golden endeavor, full of
national glory before which the
world will stand amazed. Let me
beseech you to lay aside all rancor
and all bitter sectional feeling and
take your place in the ranks of those
who will bring about conciliation
out of which will be shed a re-united
Nobler sentiment was never ex
pressed. And coming from Davis,
Such sentiment could only
i - -v r f ' - r TV,T,.ri cw I'll r . 1
M , J 1 1
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liom a great, neari, iui uur i iilm,
mere idle words.
! The man who had lost all uron '
.x,ich bis hpnrt. was hent: who had '
suffered the stings cf abuse from j
myriad tongues; whose motives had ;
been misinterpreted and too often ;
wilfully misrepresented; for whom
remained only a cup of sorrow and
regrets, and who, in the face of all, j
coa!a pom'- te minus oi young men;
11 ! r .
to the future; who could preach the j
I doctrine of love and fellowship with j
his former enemies, was indeed of 1
bear the standard against odds, and
later to give such advice in defeat, ;
is it strange that the South fought
as it did, or that it has prospered so
s;nce the great struggle?
" MGSt rrofltsbls ACICS.
The possibilities of profitable gar-
denine: in England are exemplified
Dy an acre of land cultivated on the
French tem of extensive culture,
, . .
which, in the last completed vear is
. . . . '
said to have gelded 625 pounds m
This probably constitutes a record
for England, the nearest approach
known to the writer being an acre of
land, the property of a seedsman on
the Great Western line between Lon
don and Oxford, which has yielded
hi one year flower seeds to the value
of 270 pounds.
In Samona 60 pounds to 80 pounds
is the average yield an acre of land
planted in cocoa; in Georgia 80
pounds worth of egg-plants have
been picked from a single acre, and
pine-apple farms in the West Indies
often pay as much as 100 pounds an
Such yields as these, however, are
trivial compared with that of an acre
of vineyard in the Moselle wine grow
ing district which was sold afew
years ago for nearly 24,000 pounds,
and which produces a crop worth
?.50Q pounds.; jr with that acre of
in Tibet on which grows the
I sacred "tree of a thousand images,"
the leaves of which yield
revenue exceeding 3,000 pounds.
Drowned in a Mud Hole.
New Bern."' t c" " June 8 -The
two-vea,o!d er of Alderman
E. T. Hollowell was drowned in a
hole ab?ut 3:30 Sunday after-
! noon. The little one wandered awav
the hn-p wHr.ro iva rofr ,.JO
I into a ditch fitly yards from
use. where th wator was
about thirty inches deep. She had
been missed not longer than fifteen
rninntoa ivKon hr so,l,
out, but she was dead when found,
CCcr. to The Commonwealth.)
On Wednesday afternoon Mav 27,
at the home of Mrs. P. E. While;
Mrs. C. F. White served cream to
her school children, patrons, and
some friends. It marked thetilosing
of a well attended seven months
school. Cake and cream were in
abundance and all pronounced it a
most enjoyable occasion.
Saye Yoar Bank Account?
Have your-painter use the L. & M.
PURE PAINT, because L. & M.
guarantee the L. & M. PAINT, and
thus guarantee your painter's work;
it's double insurance. 4 gallons L.
& M. Paint and -3 gallons linseed oil,
make 7 gallons paint at cost of $1.20
Hardy Hdwe. Co., Scotland Neck.
R. H. Salsbury & Bros.; .Hamilton,
N. C. L. & M. Paint Agents.
Desui cf Young Sr. Filzpstrfck.
(Cor. to The Comjnorwealth.)
Halifax, N. C, June 8, 1908.
Sir. James Fitzpatrick, son of Mr;
and Mrs. Nicholas titzpatnck, ot
wtHf.v. (-.oi --'.or'.rio miii'ii lime
.j.j i- j.:. .
or, r,-,r.r,r in nTivamt nf relief for
brought to Halifax about two
months ago to be under the special
care of Dr. II. B. Furgerson, who
did all in his power to bring about
satisfactory results'. He was sur
rounded by loving relatives and
friends, who united in their" efforts
to alleviate suffering, while his
mother was constantly by him to
hear the slightest whisper and to en
courage all she could. All had hope
that his condition was improving
gradually, but surely. The deceased
had attained his 24th year. He pos
sessed in a large measure those ad
mirable qualities that go far toward
making the life what it should be.
Having a bright and bouyant nature,
it was only natural that he clung to
the hope of health eventually.
It was presumed that he was on
the sure road to final recovery, and
no one expected the end would come
so suddenly and unepectedly.
God knows what is best for each
of us, and while "we see through a
gia?s darkly," and fail to compre
hend that these providential work
ings of His wil' seem to us as chas
tisement, yet, thev must be to us
lessons of admonition, and should
create within us incentives for a
higher, better life here, that there
mav be that complete fullness of
;;r- rpalirl intbp iiffi to .-nmp.
There are left a father and mother,
several sisters and one brother. To
these we offer our sincere sympathy,
and commend them to Him who is
able to solace the heart, with His
balm of love and to give needed
1 i t Ji1. f
grace ana stiengin in inis nour oi
The remains were placed in the
Catholic Church, Father O'Brien
i conducted the funeral rites on Sun-
dad morning. From there the re-
Kr. 3. . Aisop.
The death of Mr. S. S. Alsop at
his home here, which occurred at
aboift 8 o'clock Sunday night, was
quite a heck to the community,
notwithstanding his death was mo
mentarily expected. He had been
in bad health tor nearly a year and
a part of the time his condition was
critical; however, he was able to be
down town the first of last week.
On Friday he was taken very ill and
continued so until his death.
Mr.. Al sop wis aboht 64 years old
and well known throughout Halifax
and adjoining counties. He came to
Enfield about 40 years ago from
Fredericksburg, Va. and had lived
here ever since, being actively en
gaged in the practice of law, and for
several years the editor of the
Ledger, which discontinued last De
cember on account of his health. He
was married twice, his first wife be
ing Miss Pattie Burnett, who died
about 1880, and ais second marriage
was about four years ago to Miss
Tempie Battle of Nash county. He
is survived by his widow and a son,
Mr. S. B. Alsop, of Mortimer, arfd a
daughter, Mrs. G. G. O'Neill, of
The funeral services were held in
the Baptist church, of which he was
a member, and were .conducted by
the pastor, the Kev. C. G. Lowe as
sisted by Revs. Tr. Mercer, of Rocky
Mount; Rogers,' of Whitakers; and
J. E. Holden, of the M. E. Church
here. His remains were laid to rest
in Elmwood Cemetery at 5 o'clock
(Correspondenco to The Commonwealth.)
The crops in this section are look
ing fine. We have had some good
seasons and the larmers are very
much encouraged this year.
Mr. Ernest Lawrence, of Weldon,
is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
j John D. Lawrence, for a few days.
Miss Katie Weeks, from Scotland
Neck, is visiting relatives and friends
We are sorry to learn that our
friend, Mr. Lynn Branch, rural car
rier from Enfield, is very sick with
A very worthy colored man, John
Whitaker, had the misfortune to
lose a fine mule Sunday. Another
mule kicked it.
We attended the burial services at
Crowells Sunday afternoon of Mr.
James Fitzpatrick, son of Mr. N.
Fitzpatrick. He was buried with
Catholic ceremonies, which were
quite a new observation to a good
Mr. Bradford Cook gave us a fine
Sunday-school lecture Sunday morn
ing. His subject was "Religion and
Reform." He handled it well.
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Mnsr. of us are so poorly informed
that we conclude whatever custom
or thing now exists is just as it has
ever been, and are not mindful of
the fact that things grow.
Just now, as convention is a word,
familiar to everybody the following
facts from an authority on public
topics will be of interest:
The national convention is an out
growth of state conventions. The
first party convention to nominate a
governor was held in Pennsylvania
in 1S08. The plan extended to other
States, and was quite generally
adapted in the early thirties. An
drew Jackson decided that the easi
est way to secure the nomination of
Martin Van Buren as his successor
was to call a national Democratic
convention, made up of delegates
who were in favor of his candidate.
He was not certain that he could ac
complish the result he sought in the
old way. Accordingly, a presiden
tial convention was called in 1836.
Jockson's lieutenants did thieir work
well, and Van Buren was nominated.
A national convention had been held
in 1832 to indorse the previous nom
ination of Jackson by various states,
and to nominate a Vice-President.
But the Van Buren convention of
1836 was the first of the madern
A Basket Picnic.
(Cor. to The Commonwealth.)
Hobgood, N. C, June 9, 1908.
On next Friday there will be a
basket picnic at the school-house in
this place, given under the auspices
of the Sunday schools.
Everybody is cordially invited to
In the afternoon the following
program will be rendered by hve
little girls. These children have
gotten up this program as a means
of filling some mite boxes, given out
at the Baptist Sunday School, on
Sunday the 31st of March. These
boxes are for the Children's Day ex
ercise. They will charge a small admission
and serve cream and cake after
Song Meet me on the Warpath
Class of five.
Recitation Confused Katherine
Recitation Dreadful Epedemic
Recitation Stalely verses-Helene
Song Raise your Hands Class.
Recitation The plaintive kettle
Dialogue Who made all things
Vocal Solo Not half has ever
been told Helene, White.
Rectitation A dreadful quarrel
Recitation Lest another stumble
Song My old Kentucky Home
Class. Recitation Katharine's pig
Vocal Solo When the Bluebirds
nest again Marian White.
Recitation The dead kitten
Vocal Solo In the neighborhood
of Love Hazel Aamstrong.
11x20 Crayon Portraits, frames 10
cents and up, sheet pictures one cent
each. You can make 400 per cent
profit or $36.00 per week. Catalogue
and Samples Free. Frank W. Wil
liams Company, 1208 W. Taylor St.,
Write at once for Booklet ond Sam
ple Contract. Address,
E. P. MUELLER,
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ZiandLuneTrouM c.::"P' La GnPPe. Asthma.
Planters & Commercial Bank,
The management of this
NOW IS THE TIME TO SAVE
a part of your income.
PER CENT. INTEREST (Compounded Qur- A
terly) allowed in our Savings Department.
Out of Town
Full and Complete Line.
ISVt A A A A
Coffins and Caskets
Burial Robes, Etc.
Hearse Service any Time
N. B. Josey Company,
Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Whether on busi
ness or pleasure,
you should make
it a point to call
at our Studio and
see our Latest Cre
ations in the Art
Every day we are
who "have never
before had a good
themselves by any
er. Easter-tide is
a convenient time
to give us a trial
while you are nice
S. R. Alley,
Main St., Lewis Building,
for our lATUD-W f hT.7rf.- ' ' J. J"
- m.ici mis. assn,
ft flttfric fixtuns fce.
m9 It. & 2 R V'U-U
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uoi aim iviusi CCOnomica Hnrsf
Une Dealer Wantprl m
it:fll0Winff Nrth Carolina "crchants
h n; vnn t nl si -.1
Lenoir; 0 P Hav M b- , r?n00se- Newton; Lenoir I-eH Q I
P. Wright & So" fea C VVi'k, -: ; A
Roxobel; Boykin Growrv 'wli M ??shV' Jonesbcro; George 11. 0 I
. oyKm grocery Co., Wilson; Wiggins Grocery Co., Wilsen. p f
Used also at The y ... C i
State Hospital, at
Raleigh, N. C.
-uo,, ocotiand Neck,
institution aims to cenr'...- ; a
Legitimate Shess I
Just as well as if you purchaser) jj '
yourself. Clothing, Dry C,hU, j
Hats, Groceries, in fact am tlr nr that ' '
may need, will have our pevsoi-i " a J
and lowest prices. All quustier ;-h,'rf'j'' I
ly answered and samples sent when nco j
sary. Address with stamp, v j;
STANDARD PURCHASING COWAN",
Room 2, 370 Main Street, Nif.,'k, Virj'a,
Write us for anything- you want, IV. n, ,
or Home and Buirpry. 'I i
WE HAVE OPENK!)irir-t.(V.
Market in the hitchh-St,!".
Building third door fp,n V,i'.
Grocery Store, and wil! rr(.
Beef, Pork, Mutton. 1';-,,. t :;,;.,;
and Eggs, at the
Lowest Possible Prices.
Will be pleased to wm- v p.,;,.
lie and guarantee pr.ti-ii ;.-iiVt:,-and
A MQNEY-MAfiER YV?. A(NT$
"THE OLD WOSLD
AMD !l"S WAYS'
William Jennings Brya
576 Imperial Octavo Pjfjts. 2'i! Sup; -j
Engravings from Phofcrref.hs tnVn bv to.
Recounting his trip arcui:.! : (
visits to all nations, lircmi. i
written. Most suppe-.'v.! - !' '
tion. FOUR EDITION'S m ;
agent's harvest. Write at o:,r.
and "Agent's Outfit."
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We Keep on Hand I
All Kinds all the Tiirc.
Hoarse Service any Tims
Day or night wo are y':
to accommodiito mir tVii-n.
and the Public (i-n. nil
M. Hoffman & Bro.
Scotland eek 'North Ou-mi"-.
vjjrtSi w a
anrl rn W.A l'. V, , M.i
buy in car-load lots a, r,, " - $
roat "The Cenuiiu- i t ''
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