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The Commonwealth. Tuesday's election.
II B. HILLIARD Editor
Published Every Thursday.
Entered at the postoffice at Scotland
Neck, N. C, a8 Second-Class Matter.
Thursday November 5, 1908.
It rs a settled point in newspaper ethic tkat
editor and publishers are not responsible for the
views of correspondent!, and the publication cf a
communication does not mean that the editor or
publisher endorses the communication. Tub
Commonwealth adheres to these goaeral prict-ples.
YESTERDA Y A DUET, TO-DA Y A SOLO
It's the same sad song with a
change of tune. Before the
election both parties have big
majorities, and to spare, but
election day changes the tune.
The duet has now become a
The Raleigh Times philosoph
ically viewed the political situ
ation on the day of election in
the following timely editorial
"It is indeed good to know
that in a few hours it will all
be over and out of the tempor
ary fit of insanity election day
bring upon us, the country
will emerge strong, sane and
level-headed. No matter who
is elected, the good old ship of
state will roll on peacefully and
in perfect safety. Prosperity I
is here. The little panic of!
The election returns are by
no means yet complete and it
is impossible to give anything
like an accurate report, and
certainly no tabulated report
of either National. State or
County. The latest intelli
gence indicates that Taft is
elected over Bryan.
The county vote seems to be
badly split up and divided.
The vote in detail cannot be
given at this hour, but it seems
that the results will be as fol
lows: The regular county
Democratic ticket received
about 1,700 votes, while the in
dependents received about 750.
The State ticket received about
2,300 votes. The difference in
the two votes seems to be due
to the fact that the Republi
cans, about 150 in number,
having no ticket in the field,
supported the independent
A full tabulated report will be
given in next issue. It is im
possible to hear from all the
townships in the county before
going to press this issue.
The following taken from the
News and Observer gives the
best summary obtainable be
fore going to press:
"William H. Taft, the Re-
! publican nominee, in all proba-
1P07 is already passinir. despite
i til bility, has been elected Presi-
that election year inevitably
brings. Prosperity is here
aua, Ohio, and West Virginia
are coming in slowly, and it is
i dent of the United States.
I "While returns from Indi-
r . , . 1
not merely coming. JSryaa u
Taft it makes no difft. 'vr
sc ne m i n g (tern a iro ; r i
howling fanatics to the con
trary n o t w i t L t a n .2 : a x Wo be
lieve in Brytai. V, believe ii
Bryan's polick?., bur abo e ail
wo believe in the people.""
PUNISHING ii!'GHT RIDERS.
yet h'lpocjjible to statf with
any cu-trree ot certain
Til IT '
cs v.-hi j-o, ot Air.
vvC-xw:cjmiog victory in
l'oik S'.utb and his suc
cess in oilitr Eastern States in
which returns are practically
complete, indicate that no such
"Tar Heels may be depended ! laiuIsliae as Mr- Bryan predict
upon in aliaf .st every place of ! e1 Las occurred favor of
trust." News ha gone out
from Lonoke county Arkansas,
that sheriff M. C. Huuue, a
North Carolinian and an ex
Confederute Soldier who served
in Company H, Eight North
Carolina Regiment has done
his adopted State good service
in promptly Ubing the powers
of his office to suppress disturb
ing "night-riders."' Let Lis ex
ample be emulated by the
sheriff in every county in which
night riders disturb the peace
and qneit of their communities
and this high handed violation
of law will soon effectually be
suppressed. It is true that the
farmers of the South are not
getting enough for the products
ef their fields, but "night-rid-rs"
cannot form the medium
through which to secure just
and better prices. They should
be made to feel the heavy hand
of the law in full penalty for
their crimes against the State.
"Illinois is safely Republi
can. Indications late to-night
were that Taft carried the State
by 170,000 with Deneen defeat
ing former Vice-President Ste
venson by 100,000. The Legis
lature will be strongly Repub
lican. "Governor Hughes has prob
ably been re-elected over Lieutenant-Governor
about 50,000 majority. Taft
has probably carried Greater
New York by a small majority.
"The New England States
went solidly for Taft, and the
Republicans claim a landslide
in New Jersey. Republican
Chiarman Hitchcock is claim
ing Maryland by from 10,000
to 12,000. The Republicans
have probably carrried Michi
gan but the Democrats have
elected their nominee for Gov
ernor. "Latest indications are that
Taft has carried Indiana by
about 30,000, but Watson has
probably been defeated for Gov
ernor by Marshall, Democrat.
"Bryan has overturned nor
mal Republican plurality of
1,600 in his home city of Lin
coln, and estimates are that
Taft will carry that city by
not over 200 plurality. The
State is still in doubt. The Re
publicans claim Minnesota by
This paragraph is written 20,000 plurality. Scattering re-
before the results of Tuesday's; turns indicate Bryan 35,000
election are known and it goes ! plurality in Missouri, and Dem
without saying that in this as j ocrats claim Kentucky by a
in all other elections there is j substantial majority. Incom
great disappointment to the de-jplete returns indicate that Taft
Cotton should bring a better
price, and we believe that those
farmers who can hold will get
better prices after a while.
The business of the country
should not be materially affect
ed by the results of the elec
tion. Good energy put into all
enterprises of the land ought
to keep the country in good
For many years this paper
has declared in favor of fewer
elections both National and
State. At this writing perhaps
a half million ballot boxes are
open in this country into which
the ballots of a great free peo
pie are being deposited as a
registration of their will as to
who shall be rulers of this coun
This is no new experience for
American citizens; for ever
since our declaration of rights
and independence as a Nation
this has been the prerogative of
every free and properly quali
fied American citizen. It is a
high privilege accorded to eve
ry man alike, and in the exer
cise of it there is a sort of king
ship, because each man who so
exercises the right of ballot so
far partakes of the rulership of
his country, and is to that ex
tent his own king. The histo- j
ry of the world has never 6hown
a more ideal form of govern
ment, and it is one which chal-
enges tne admiration ot an
nations through all time to the
But in the excellence or this
great system there are some
features which we believe
might be improved upon, chief
of which is the frequency of
our National, State and Coun
ty elections. To one who has
made any observation at all it
need not be argued that the
frequency of our elections is the
cause of many things which in
themselves are undesirable and
I hurtful. It is impossible for
men to agree about anything,
! an 1 it seems easier for them to
: disagree in politics than in al
i most anything else. And for
the most part disagreements
which arise in matters political
are the bitterest, most sense
less and of longer duration than
from any other cause. With
fewer elections, that is, only
once in four years, men could
exercise just as accentuatedly
their rights of citizenship as
they do now, and many un
pleasant experiences would be
eliminated from the life of
many a good and true man who
now passes years under regrets
that make him more or less
We believe the country would
prosper just as well and the
people would be just as happy,
yea, far happier, with the dis
tance between our election
days doubled and in some cases
For Kidney and Bladder diseases ha no equal We
will furnish free cU coot a case of any other water o
prove that Buckhorn Iithia it (he most qtivC oJ U
waters on the kidney.
If it does not cure b&rnmatlfib fif &S ttaddcT. it
C0ts you nothjr,g.
For Sale by all Mineral Water Dealers.
Ak your defile & wntft Eecl fei special offer
Buckhorn Lithia Water Co Henderson, N. C
feated party, but whether Mr.
Bryan shall be President or
whether Mr. Taft shall be our
Chief Executive it is the part
of wisdom to accept results in
the best grace possible. We
are all American citizens and
loye our country whoever may
be our President
carries Kansas by 20,000, Iowa
by 30,000 and Wisconsin by a
good Majority. Montana is
close, favoring Bryan.
"Pennsylvania, of course,
went for Taft by an estimated
plurality of upwards of 200,000.
"The solid South remains unbroken."
President Roosevelt has issued the
following proclamation for a nation
al thanksgiving November 26th.
"Once again the season is at hand
when, according to the ancient cus
toms of our people, it becomes the
duty of the President to appoint a
day of prayer and of thanksgiving
"Year by year this nation grows
in strength and worldly power. Dur
ing the century and a quarter that
has elapsed since our entry into the
circle ef independent people we have
grown and prospered in material
things to a degree never before and
not now known in any other country.
The thirteen colonies which strag'
gled along the seacoast of the At
lantic and were hemmed in but a few
miles west of tide-water by the In
dian-haunted wilderness, have trans
formed into the mightiest republic
which the world has ever seen. Its
domains streteh across the continent
from one to the other of the two
greatest oceans, and it exercises do.
minion alike in the arctic and tropic
realms. The growth In wealth and
population has surpassed even the
growth in territory. Nowhere else
in the world is the average of indivi
dual comfort and material well-being
as high as in our fortunate land.
"For the very reason that in ma
terial well-being we have thus
abounded, we owe it to the Almighty
to show equal progress in moral and
spiritual things. With a nation, as
with the individuals who make up a
nation, material well-being is an in
dispensible foundation. But the
foundation avails nothing by itself.
That life is wasted, and worse than
wasted, which is spent in piling, heap
upon heap, those things which minis
ter merely to the pleasure or the body
and to the power that rests only on
wealth. Upon material well-being
as a foundation must be raised the
structure of the lofty light of the
spirit, if this nation is properly to
fulfil its great mission and to accom
plish all that we so ardently hope
and desire. The things of the body
are good; the things of the intellect
better; but best of all are the things
of the soul; for, in the nation as in
the individual, in the long run it is
character that counts. Let us there
fore as a people set our faces reso
lutely against evil, and with broad
charity, with kindliness and good
will toward all men, but with un
flinching determination to smite
down the wrong, strive with all the
strength that is given us for right
eousness in public and private life.
"Now, therefore, I, Theodore
Roosevelt, President of the United
States, do set apart Thursday, the
26th day of November next, as a day
of general thanksgiving and prayer,
and on that day I recommend that
the people shall cease from their
daily work, and, in their homes or in
their churches, meet devoutly to
thank the Almighty for the many
and great blessings they have receiv
in the past, and to pray that they
may be given strength so to order
their lives as to deserve a continua
tion of these blessings in the future.
"In witness whereof I have here
unto set my hand and caused the seal
of the United States to be affixed.
"Done at the city of Washington
this thirty-first day of October, in
the year of our Lord, one thousand
nine hundred and eight and of the
independence of the United States
the one hundred and thirty-third.
"By the President.
"Alvey A. Adee,
"Acting Secretary of State."
Come and Talk
Tucker, Hall & Co.,
The Expert Opticians,
53 GranbySt., Norfolk, Va.
Catalogue on Application.
I Axes 39 Cents!
We have had re-tempered a laro lot of .X(.S I
that passed through the fire in Vmh t. I
work was clone by an old, exp-i. 1( t
perer, and these Axes are bargains.' Wc;,iNl
have a large stock of Axes at 1. (mi ,..., 1
fully guaranteed. We "axe" for your tr;n(.
HARDY HARDWARE COMP'Y
"The Hardware Hustlers," Scotland Neck. N. C
Enfield, IS C.
Headquarters for High Prices
f tc? r-irvnr irt full Vdorf T
ready and anxious for your tobacco. Q:
splendid corps of buyers are all on and w
all grades. Prices are good on all desirab1
tobaccos and especially so on tobacco wit
body. Come to see me with your next fe
and it will be my pleasure to send you hoir:-
pleased. I will be here at all times tosccth
your tobacco is packed and put on the iloo;
to best advantage and your interests look
after in every way. We have as good mark
as any in the State, so when you get ready t
sell come to Enfield and to Clement's Ware
house where highest prices always prevail.
W. T. CLEMENT, Prop., Enfield, N.C
IMAUA MM "OS 115 YEARS boy hve been prroared for COLLhGK : : ! ;vi t.,"'T
DlNuHAnri becntrainrd to be MSN at THE BINGHAM SCHOOL. I i.
Sr U AAI Afhcville Plateau. Organization MILITARY for discipline, coi.;:.i i:t.
W J J tm Boys tiptlM from other schools not received. Vicious bcyl r irr-:.. u v- -. n
7q 4 OAO covered, luiaf excluded by pledge of honor. Limited to 1j6. r -rsi- ,
'aa Address COL. R. BINGHAM, Snpt.. B. F. P. Pnr7i y
I MUX'S KITCHEN,
Next Door to S. A. L Ticket Office, Weldon. N. t.
t nY.4TF.RaS! ?nNotice.Aiwsty OYSTERS!!
ruu uinner ouc. not anu ioin v - - . ,
Lady Clerks in Attendance. Good Meals at All Hours.;
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they
cannot reach the seat of the disease.
Catarrh is a blood or constitutional dis
ease, and in order to cure it you must
take internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, and acts dir
ectly on the blood and mucous sur
faces. Hall's Catarrh Cure is not a
quack medicine. It was prescribed by
one of the best physicians in this coun
try for 3Tears and is a regulars prescrip
tion. It is composed of the best tonics
known, combined with the best blood
purifiers, acting directly on the mucous
surfaces. The perfect combination of
the two ingredients is what produces
such wonderful results in curing Ca
tarrh. Send for testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props.,
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Seed Wheat, ,
Oats, Rye and Barley.
We are not only the largest deal-Qk
ers in oeea jrain in tne boutn, Dut
we sell the beet, cleanest and
heaviest qualities. Our stocks are
secured from the best and largest
yielding crops, and our warehouses
are fully equipped with the best
and most improved machinery for
cleaning. If you want superior
' Plant Wood's Seeds.
Prices quoted on request
) Descriptive Fall Catalogue,
giving full information about all
seeds, mailed, iree.
T. 7. WOOD &JS0HS,.
Seedsmen, Richmond, va.
We have in stock the follow
ing varieties of new seed such
as German or Crimson Clover,
oeea Kye, Seed Oats, Old Fash
ion Clover Seed, Timothy,
Herds Grass Seed, Ky. Blue
Grass, Orchard Grass. We al
so handle Grain, Hay, Mill
Write Us for Prices
Vc sell the purest and best Seed
Grain and Gras3 Seed grown in this
country. Guarantee quality as good
and prices as reasonable as any other
nouse m tne trade.
We are also lanre buvers nf TTnm..
Grown Seed Grain and Grass Seeds.
Send Samples and we will make you
oner aenverca at your station.
N. R. Savage & Son, Richmond, Va.
The public are notified that I have
the following lands posted: Mrs.
Jas. N. Smith's Home Place, Ed.
Smith Home Place, River Farm,
Light-Neck Farm. All persons are
forbidden, under penalty of the law.
to hunt, trap, fish or trespass in anv
form on the above named lands.
This is meant for everybody, no exceptions.
W. E. Smith.
Scotland Neck, N. C.
Earliest Red ValrmieP,i? . ,., p,115h,,
r r V.15':5' retnrort . f 3.70 Bushel
Wardwell-. Imp. Kidney Wax U lo Bushe
...... new nnut wi . . t. ,. B,,h.i
turrit s Rust Proof Wax . .50 Bushd
New Firi J'rV 3 ' -5 Bushel
ft","' y pradus .... c , Bushpi
nora.ora , Market Garden . vu Hushe!
Buckbee's Liehtnirur F.,n.. J, ..??!.'
t- rii iodno ana a lull line ol
fSilan,s ",ul Bull lowest Erowin orfce.
oena lor comnlete rstsln
your requirements rd wYir: "J" ' 1,51 01
- mmgm w mcuon tins paper.
J. W. Perri f n w- buckbee
Cotton Factors and Commis
Quotations November 3, 1908
Strict low middling..."
Machine picked. .........
B. E. Peas S3 7
2 lb "York" Po: .
2 1-4 lb HnhJi?P
e m "AiJiikr. rk 1 - s vn 1
1-4 ID - " ya
45 lb New Arrow Tie o perlyd
68 in Pmi ?8 per bdl
S2"-W Per M
Whether on L
ness or lwz
you ?liou!J r.i;
it a p'lint t Ci
at our .Siuili" -
see our LaW-V
ations in the A:
Every day wf ''
pleasinpr I f :
be fort- hr.il ap"'
er. Eater-t:Jf :
to pive us a
while. vou art
S. R. Alley.
Main St.. P--'-''
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We Heep on Hand
Notice of Land S
virtue of po.wr vettiin
ertain det-1 .f trust e:frf.
on tht O.h ;i-lV nf !t.'
1908, bv Mrs. Oiivi:; Aiviipoa'--;"
band, F. J. Savage. M
Harrell, Mr?. Nin;i i Viar.ev arv
nd, J. H. l'eiar.ry. ,il,u;v.
; I will on thet JayOi.,
;r, 190. st-U fr at p-;-n
to the iii.irh - !.i-Merjn -
2 1-4-3 1-4
J. W. PERKV Cq
wiU healqu ;Fy Mfd t0
Hazel Salvo UK Caohzcd Witch
Piles. Sold hv'VW good for
All Kinds all the Time.
HearseService any Time
Pay or night we are ready
nun f ; J
" the Pbl-" ;
l. Hoffman & Bro
Scotland N,ck North Carolina
husband, J. H. Pe!;ir..y
a. j. .1 1 K- .1. .rtn l
town 01 acoiiann .ncck.
lina. at 2 o'clock p. in., t he -
described real estaU :
1st. That tract 'f Ian.l W"-rl
the "James Place" LouiuKhI ' -n
north by the lands of V. J-
on the ea?t by the county
Ballard, known as the
containing iu acres,
2nd. That tract
the "Lilly Place.
north by that, tract -f !:"1;',i.';j2:i
niiunii az Lilt t ' - ' , . ,
.oof tla nlllltt' rOiUll'11
lanH Wool r 1 ti iJuriXnl.
"u a . v. v .v .v ' 11'. r -
t iwy ; Ti-
1 i;l r .
hv tVio Moin Tfun o
on the south by tin'
rence Whitehead, contaim-r
. 1 i-'ir;
rd. '1'hat tract 01 yvn
as the "Everett Place. Uf'yl
longing to Mrs. clY:0
bounded by the lan.ls 01 1 n c:
Benjamin Bell ami 4 $ Z
others, containing &CTL':' "
This the 2Gth dayoH -;stee.
Kitchin & Smith. Attonw-