Published Every Thursday
K. HILLIAUD, Editor
than was open to him in the
delightful town where lie had
located. The people of Scot
land Neck were so good to him
(l?opoiti'il tvThi Commonwealth.)
The residence of Mrs. Anna Rid-
that lie leaves with regret, and Mick at Soring Hiil, N. C. was the
I no ordinary oft'er would have scene Gf a verv pr3tty home wedding
! caused him t o surren u-r toe
j pleasant work upon which
rtor.i t i,n..'..fi; -it M.T.ti.n. ! had entered tliere.
on last Wednesday, December 30th,
-a , when Mr. P. M.
at JO o'clock
ir.. ir.. , 4 . . 1 ... . .
i numher of improvements in the
Farmer and Mechanic which
j will he made the best family
j paper the state has known, in
coperating live and fresh mat
i ter for the farmer and the me
lt t M.Ue.! noiut in newspaper ethics that ! eliailic aS Well aS fill all-lOimd
e! t. is and publishum are not resjwiiisiblefor the excellent literary JUKI llCWSpi -
itws of correspondents, tlit publication of a . rni ,
mmmmiicalioti does not moan tii.t tl.e cilitor or I pel" JOl" 1110 family. J IlJS papCi ,
publisher tiuloises the communication. Tiik J.,J1(r fuli l,v flip Into OnDtnill
Comonwkai.t.i adheres to these general prici- lOU, CUUCU OV Ult. Ull. WUt.uii
i ifs. i Kandolph A. Shotwdl, has a
! strong place in the regard of
X. C, si3 Second-Class Hatter.
Thursday January 7, 1008.
, iClement, of Charleston,
On December 24th Mr. V
thousands of people in North
! Carolina, and Mr. Moore ex-
I.. A . . , ........... i .-. ..( li
ti i pee its iv uiiiivf 1 1 ci jjitj-'t-i ui in;
i -" ifc- iinata rmintntinn mid to
Moore, who had been editor and ffroatiy 'extend its 'circulation
manager of The Common- j and usefulness. He is one of
wf.at.tit since November 12th. 1 the most capable and efficient
.mnmuired i hat ho would retire ' nt
o., II no
Miss Atmie L. RirkKck were united
m marriage, Key. L. wirisnan,
of Scotland Neck, officiating.
There was a large attendance of
friends and relatives including quite
a number of out of town guests.
An arch of evergreen extended
entirely across the room in the
centre of which was suspended an
artificial bell of beautiful color.
The attendants were Mr. Alien
Twisdale and Miss Ella Lilly, who
entered the room in advance of the
The bride was tastily attired in a
dark blue coat suit with hat to
match, and carried a beautiful hou-
in ij ii urn imn Sm
ie JiioM capair V , qut of bride's roses. The groom
nvspaper men in the btate ami i ,, . .. . , , rn,
J;a ,i,v,,n will ,nnl-, wore the regulation suit blac:-:. me
lrom una- wut-i, nnn au-;t nru.,j.n,inf
nouncement appears elsewhere j ho leading journals of the
i; this issue in a clipping from ' South.
the News and Observer of De- j -
comber 25th. Mr. Moore has re- j Mr. W. D. Day.
turned to Raleigh, and his re-
tirement from this paper makes1 Mr. W. D. Gay, son of Mr. Geo.
necessary this announcement ! VV. Gay, who was for many years a
bv me. I resident of Scotland Neck but mov-
My retirement from this pa- j et to Richmond several years ago,
per as editor which was an- ; died in that citv recently, and the
nounced in my card on Novem
ber 12th, was in good faith and
1 bought then that it would be
permanent; but Mr. Moore's
h aving the work has changed
conditions and it becomes ne
c.'ssary for me to again take
charge of the business.
t shall make full and ample
orrangements for the conthiua-
many mends and relatives oi these
two most estimable young people
wish for them a serene and prosor
ous voynge over the sea of life.
It is the purpose of Mrs. RiJdick j
to reside in South Carolina with and j
near her children who have chosen j
that State as their home. It is a j
fortunate and happy consumation j
for mother and children to be thus
united though relatives and citizens
of Spring Hill regret to lose them.
This is just I he time of the year when
vou-are most likely to enntract n seve
re eol;l, and you should nhvays have
many friends of the family in this
community deeply sympathize with
; them in their bereavement.
1 Tt-. 'iil'mvlnrrdminntnf Mvnm- Kennedy's Laxative Cn!-li Synu
! 0 , " i handy, esp.Tiallv for the children. Jt
j man's death appeared in a Richmond j tastes nearly as coo-1 as manic nrai
paper some days ago:
"Mr. V. Dempsey Gay, a promis
ing young lawyer of this city, and
oldest son of George W. and Laura
The.Great tton Fertilizer
Is known wherever Cotton is' growrfaiid Fer
tilizers used, as the greatest producer of large
See that the trade mark' is on every bag it guarantees
against imitations and insures you are getting the genuine
' F. S. ROYSTER 3UAN0 COMPANY
fflMP Til P7fFIIUf
till 1L i O- If ALLBiln I
tiouof the publication of this ! e. Gay, died at his home, No. 711
papr m Scotland Neck and I j North Twenty-sixth street, at 6:25
call upon all the friends and yesterday morning, after an -illness
It cures the cold ly gently moving the
lowels through its laxative principle,
and at tlie same thne it is soothing for
throat irritation, iherchy stopping the
cough. JSmI 1 hv K. T. Vvi.iteh'cad Co.
Duria? The Lcsislature is a Good Time
This is to notify all persons that
patrons of the paper to be faith- j of several months. He was born at i they are positively forbidden to set
fill 'in, its support. ! Scotland Neck, N. C, April 12, 1879.
It has too long been an estab- ; At the age of thirteen he receied his
lished institution here for the i diploma from a Scotland Neck Mili
l)eoj)le whom it has faithfully ! tary Academy, and entered Wake
served to allow it to suffer un- Forest College, which he attended
dcr present circumstances. ! four sess5. SoinS from Wake For-
Evorv moment of care which ft0Rlf unond Collesc' W'T
. . took the law course and graduated
, g.iu V.1,16"11..?: with distinction in 1898.
none at a clisaavantaare which
You Need Nice Furniture and Furnislimf
steel traps or hunt with gun or dog
on my land, formerly owned by my i
mother, the late Mrs. P. J. Madry. j
Any one caught tresspassing on this j
land will be prosecuted to the full j
extent of the law.
1-7-ot K. J. Madry. ;
Being only ;
: nineteen years of age, compelled to j j3V hat jjec 0i
us u-uuers cannot imagine: anu wait two years before taking his
I urge every person who owes legal examination before the Su
the paper anything at all with- i preme Court of Appeals. In 1900,
out waiting to be approached ! at . Wytheville, he passed the reauis-
i'i p.ersou or by statement to
settle such dues at once.
By virtue of power vested in me
lrust executed to
me by JnO. Korton and wife, Anne j
nui iuii, uii Liie iiisl nay ui iviiticii, i
190G, and recorded in the Oi'Tice of I
the Register of Deeds for Halifax
County, in H0.0I1 l'i'7. cl iiauc "OT . I
ite examination and at once began j shall sell for cash at Public Auction
the practice of his profession. Be- j in the Town of Scotland Neck at 12
You can nmko it profitable t o come to llal
ei&h and ehooso from our immense .stock.
We carry one of the largest and most) com
plete iney ol Furnitnrt1 m tlie South. Corres
pondence solicited. Catalogue on request.
Rafeioh, North Cero'ina.
tTtt t t ipn ! lngunorougniy m love wiin ine law, i -i'-iv ui1 .i.cav x cu..u.v om,
i and possessed of a remarkably keen , ;v; 7 ii
- - 1 . . . , J of real estate, lying, being; and situ-
h'R MOORF RFTIIRNR Tfl RAI FIPN miiy ucai muu, uis bua as- ate ra the Countv ox Halifax and
' f,W0RE HETURMb T0 nALElGH. ! surefl from the first and up to the ! State of North Carolina, to-wit:
,r ,r , ! time of failing health he was enjoy-
Mr. . C. Moore, who was;ingagrowing practice, and had be
cditor and manager of The . f ore him brimant prospects. Hisre
Comm ox wealth from Xovem- j markable adaptedness to his profess
ber 12th to December 25th, has j ion coupled with his studiousness
returned to Kaleigh to resume and affability and his unswerving
Beginning on the path which dr- i
vides the lands of J. M. Tiilery and j
A Strickland, and which leads from
from the Main Street of the Town I
of Scotland Neck to the A. C. L. j
Kailroad, at William T. Kill's corner, !
thence a southerly direction along !
itr:n:-4 rn it.ii t : ., .... ..l.
newspaper work in tliat city. loyalty to high ideals, won M
stake, thence in a westerly direction
arborougn noose tk rarK ootel
RALEIGH, N. C.
He found manv pleasant ne-! friends.
quaintances in Scotland Xeck I "Four years ago he married Miss
and through the county dur- ' Julia Clare Binkers, of Richmond,
ing the short time he was here, ! ana ne 13 surv,vea W nis W1I(
'pi ,w , -i, , il i i i a bright little two-year-old boy
1 ne people were well pleased , , J .
wifli "Mr Afiifiro onl )m lil-nz-l
i i ti , Gay, of Church Hill,
tho people and did a splendid ; ,.Mr Gays health hegan tQ fail in
business for The Common- ; July 1907 and he was confined t0
wealth, but decided to return ; his bed 19 weeks prior to his death.
to Kaleigh and take up work! "The funeral services will be con-
a straight line 4o J-o yards to a stake, i
thence in a northerly direction a I
straight line 105 yards to said path, '
thence along said path in an easterly '
t Ull Cfc OLltililL Jill-; -f X'tJ ..i '1
was the only brother of Dr. George i to the beginning.
This January 2nd, 190D.
-7-4 1 Trustee.
T IIO Iv. C J 111, Y 1 0 1 15 U X
And Appeals Only to Discriminating People
By virtue of power vested In me
by a certain Deed of Trust executed
to me by S. L. Simmons on the first
day of January, 1906, which is re
corded in Book 17G on Page 02G, in
the Register of Deeds' office of Hali
fax county, I will on the lGth day of
.January, i909, in the Town of Scot
land Neck, N. C, sell at Public Auc
tion, for Cash, to thehighsst bidder,
the following property, to-wit:
That tract of land in Halifrx Coun
ty, State of North Carolina, and in
Roseneath Township, known as the
six and one-half acres more or less,
which was conveyed to Lloyd Sim
mons by G. K. Moore, adjoining the
lands of Enoch Simmons.G. K.Moore,
J. S. DeBrule and others. There is
a splendid gin house and saw mill on
this farm. The Boiler and Engine
and other personal property will be
old on the same day in Scotland
Neck, N. C.
Also a one-third undivided inter
est in and to that tract of land in
said Roseneath Township, upon
which the said Lloyd Simmons resid-
ol tUo time of liia xlxralli, CUIltcdri-
ing sixty acres, adjoining the lands
of J. S. DeBrule, Geo. DeBrule, W.
S Bradley and others. All this is
well improved land.
This December, 14th 1903.
A. Paul Kitchin,
indicated in tlie following from i ducted from the family residence,; rjvvirtre of nowpr wted in me
tho News and Observer of De-1 No. 711 North Twenty-sixth Street, by that Deed of Trust executed to
o'clock this 'afternoon, the Rev. j nie by Jorhua Smith on the 6th day
'J. Moore who re-1 R- H- Potts, pastor of Union Station i of October, 1906, and recorded in tlie
... l' , -u' at c1 u u-uj i Office of the Register oi Deeds for
ositaon on the News ; M. E. Church, of which deceased was Haifax Count fn Book 1S0
"It is with sincere
THE PIANO WITH A SWEET TONE.
'.'Mr. V. C
signed his position
and .Observer some months ago i a member officiating.
to become editor of the Scot- "Following is a list of the pall
land Neck Commonwealth ; bearers:
makes the following'announce-! "a'w-Dr vnkPrf T v t;m
ii'piit, in vsif-orflav'a t. , vctie ur. itooert l. ivern, ni-
ii.tiii in yesieruay s Common- ... n t t- -j nt j nrt-u
wealth- g Allen, Jr., David Meade White,
j VV. l.Shiroy, C. E. Buren Smd Z.
"Un,r T K A11.,T 1.
t lit I OMn AllMrtrt wnr .. . ...... ' '
Z tor and " Ellyson, Sl Flour
immr. 1.1m Knm,. t ,, noy, li. Penme Bickers and W. M.
X. X 7 wm.m.m.v w --.V V-'l LVyL KJ I "T y y
"I resign to go to a larger
field and to , take up a larger
work, full announcement of
which will be made at an early
"My success during the two
months that I have been engag
ed in this work has far exceed
ed my expectations and it is
with great reluctance that Hay
"No man ever cast his lot
among a more hospitable, kind
ly and cultured people, and ev
en so short a time friendships
have been so strongly formed
that it causes deep regret.
"I take this opportunity to
thank the people of Scotland
Neck and Halifax county for
their unusually kind and cor
dial reception and loyal support
"Mr. Milliard has decided to
dispose of his entire newspaper
interest, and turn bis undivided i
efforts in other directions. there-!
fore, in this issue the plant and
good will is offered for sale.
"V. C. Moore."
"Mr. Moore's many friends
in Raleigh will be gratified to
learn that he is to retrunto this
city and to become manager of
the Farmer and Mechanic,
which offers him a larger field
7- V S
& V M
It gives us pleasure to an
nounce to th a people of Scot
land Neck and vicinity hat
Mr. 11. I. Jones, well and
favorably known by many of
.you, is now locate! 1 here ;vs
our representative, and that
he will have sample Pianos
and Organs at the Scotland
Neck Furniture Company's.
have been popular in North
Carolina for over half a cen
tury. Our agents sell them
at factory prices, on liberal
terms, and every instrument
is fully guaranteed. We are
sure you will give Mr. Jones
a hearty welcome and we
know he will sell you the
Chas. M. Stieff
- L. CSTEELE, Mgr.,
114 Granby St., Norfolk, Va.
R. I. JONES, Representative.
Please mention this paper.
The Official Piano Jamestown Exposition.
bounty in JJooic ISO at pa.ee
I shall sell for cash to the high
est bidder at Public auction in the i
Town of Scotland Neck at 12 O'clock j
Saturday, January -30th, KKh), thej
tollowing described parcel oi real
estate.dying, being, and situate in
the County of Halifax and State of
North Carolina to-wit-'
Tliat tract or parcel of land Iving
on the South side of the New Road
lead'ii- from Scotland Neck to Pal;
myi-a, af.d adjoining tho lands of
Jim Smuh, Henry StnHh. Alex Law
rence, Henry James, other?, and
for particular descriprioa n-ference
is made to a deed made to ' ,aid I
Johua Smith by V. H. Jcte ar,djlO 8 tf
wife on the 6 ,h diy of October, !.vHj. I
and recorded in Halifax County, !:; j "
said tract cor. tabling eight an 65-10:;
This December Cist, 190S.
Ueydy for Business, and will Store ami Insure
Your Cotton at tho Follow in Cliarues:
40c. per bale
c. per Dale tne nrst month.
35c. per bale per month thereafter.
Armniroinonts has boon niaiio with Thk Scoti.axd Neck
I5axk to nmko ADVANCES on cotton stored with us.
Pay your merchant nm! hold your Cotton. Mr. Law
rence Howard has ehanv of the Warehouse.
Notice of Sole.
Acting in pursuance of that power
conferred upon me as Executor of
of the Will of the late Bettie V.
Johnson, of the, .County of Halifax
and State of North Carolina, which
will is of record in the Clerk's Office
at Halifax, I will offer for sale at
Public Auction in the Town of Hob
good, N.'C, on Saturday, the Gth
day of February, 1909, at 12 o'clock
Noon, to the highest bidder, the fol
lowing described Real Estete, lying,
being, and situate in the town of
Hobgood, N. C, and being on the
corner of Commerce and Bay streets
and on east side of the A. C. L. tract?
This property is in a very desirable
part of the town. The house con
sists of Five Rooms and is conveni
ently arranged v Terms of sale cash.
The right to reserve all bids is here
This the 1st day of January, 1909.
J. A. White,
Executor of Bettie V. Johnson.
S. A. Dunn, Atty. l-7-4t.
Shorthand. Book-Keeping, Telegraphy and English
taught by experts. A t-ehool with a reputation. The
oldest, -largest and best equipped business college in tlie
Carolinians. Write lor catalogue. Address
KING'S BUSINESS COLLEG E,
Baleigh, North Carolina. Charlotte, Xorth Carolina.
The Scotland Neck Cot
ton Mills is in need of at least
30 Girls W ant Eight cr Ten
Families At Once with two
or three Girls with each fami
ly. Will pay while learning.
SCOTLAND NECK COTTON MILLS,
Scotland Neck, N. C.
LAI) "Y WANTED.
Honest induserious woman wanted
to introduce our large line of fancy
and staple dress goods, waistings,
trimmings, etc., among friends,
neighbors and townspeople. We al
so manufacture a full line of per
fumes and toilet articles, no soaps
Should be able to earn $20 or more
weekly. Dealing direct from the
mills our prices are low and patterns
exclusive. JNo money required. 190s
Write us for .full particulars. Stan-!
Notice of Loud Sate.
By virtue of power vested in ir.e
by a .certain deed of trust made to
me on the 7th day of August, , H02,
by Calvin Medford ,and wife, and
which is duly recorded in the Regis
ter of Deeds Office for Halifax coun
ty, North Carolina, in Book 130 at
Page 222, I will on the Sth day of
January, 1909, sell for Cash, at Pub
lic Auction, in the town of Scotland
Neck, N. C, to the highest bidder,
at 12 o'clock M., the following de
scribed Real Estate: Lying in Hali
fax County, Roseneath Township,
Halifax County, to-wit: That tract
of land which was conveyed to Cal
vin Medtord by A. J. Whitehead and
wife, adjoining the Chas. Minshew
land the land of W. T. Whitehead,
(now owned by C. A. Whitehead) the
old Wiley Higgs land, (now owned
hy Henry Harris) and the land of
the said Andrew Whitehead, and ly
ing on Cow Hall Branch, containing
100 acres, more or les, being the
me land conveyed to the said A. J.
Whitehead by W. C. Braswell by
deed of record in the Register's Of
fice for said County, in Book 112 at
Page 14 to which reference is made.
Also another tract of land on whichthe
said Calvin Medford now lives known
as his home place, containing 5S
acres, more or loss, and adjoining
the above described tract of land,
the lands of C. A. Whitehead and
Cow Hall Swamp, being the same
land conveyed to Calvin Medford hy
John Medford and wife by deed of
record in the Register of Deeds of
fice in Halifax county in Book 76 B
f ace 5 to which reference is made.
The tract first above described will
be sold first, and if there remains any
unpaid balance on said notes, then
the s?ud home place above described
shall be sold.
This the 8th day of Dec. 1908.
A., P. KiTcmx,
A. Dunn, Atty. 12-10 Jt
By virtue of power vested in me
by a certain Deed of Trust executed
tome by B. J. Norcom and his wife,
F. D. Norcom which is recorded in
Book 18fi on Page 510,in the Register
of Deeds' office of Halifax countv, 1
will on the 10th day of Januarv.1909,
in the town of Scotland Neck, N. C,
sell at Public Auction, for Cash, to
the highest bidder, the following
It being a three-fifths undivided
interest in and to that tract of land
known as the "Bill Watson tract"
and being the same land on which
the said B. J. Norcom and his wife,
F. D. Norcom, resided on the 2ith
day of April. 1907, and bounded by
the lands of the late Drew P.
J. T. Johnson and containing One
nunarea ana oeventy-hve acres.
inis tne 10th day of December,
dard Dress Goods Co., Debt 9. Bintr- q a y... r A,, u bp
(rh.mfnn m v v f ? b- A- Dunn, Attorney.
C. Speed, Trustee.
We Bo Aal
I A ntl iron an-1 ; ;
carry a fuli lire r , ""
Raleigh Iron V--1- r
i 120 V,
' . e.
North Car.!' ;t ,
By virtue .: j, ' ' , '
by .that Dew I of in, ; t4.
the 5th day of - -!: v'v i "
F. Gray, of mnr ! :,,
the Register p..,,,, .-. r
County in book 1T. -,.
which reference i ; ;
the ICth day of ;;. ,"
the highest l,idtl i ;. ; ; ; ,
auction in the town :.-', .
N. C, the follnwi.'i..; .:, '.!
lying being and siii:;.;-. ! , ,
ty of Halifax an.l : ,.
Carolina, to wit:
That tract of land v . :
"Chas. Cocke Place"" v. - 'v .
veyed to P.. V. Gray h-'in ,
Trustee of the cstat.' .f ':
which land is descrii 1 I;; a ,
Deed of Trust executed 1 ;i :
day of Januarv l"- ! v
Cocke to Th.s. W. - ,,; .
recorded in Book S : $;...
the office of the fCcg..--.. 1 . ' .
for Halifax (.unty, v I ;; ;. ;
executed on the e;;V , , ,.
1899, bv f aid T. W. 1. ', '
Thos. N. Hill Tiu -e-That
portion of that f;.-r.
Roanoke River former!;- -i
Peter E. Smith. hcgiRi::' - :: : ;.
on Roanoke River J. ;;.
line) thence :il.t,c ai.i iiv- ' ;:;
and 1-2 West 202 jr.! - : ;:.
cock's line, theur-c wit h 1,
72 and 1-4 West b " s :. lc:.
thence North 1J T ; L.'1' ";. -0
North 22 Ea t ::'; v, :.,..,.;.,.
River, thence (b: lv,c .k. i; tr
to the beginning ;,!;:; a..:, ai:i 1 ;.- ;m
hundred and hvc;:tyV!! wim:-.
or less, the -:.:r.e irr.,r ?i
the farm i-v.rci . , ' !:
Smith from I'. ..
Rebecca N. S-i.wV..
Also all of il v. b
tcrest of 1?. V. (ii; ir.
mother's Cviis. ..
dower tract .i U-v-l '' I ' b s; .
est of B. V. C:-y r ; f
dower in the llo'nt i :; re . ;'
nen V. amy v:wh .'.; , .
Mary E. Gra- hf- 1 -!.vt v v.
ing of about seven t-:i,t ik-iv- '
or less and the dwelling a:.-!
houses on the place rnd '
North by the lands of Mrs. ;.
ICltchin, the late Mrs. Die;; :'. i
kins, Noah Biggs and other.-. .
East by the lands of Mrs. :)
Kitchin, the Male Academy ! '
J. P. Wimberley and other?. . r
South by the Dan Edmondsc i
now belonging to the childn.-'-.
K. Taylor, and on tho West I ;
land of Mrs. Mary E. (.ray 1
bv her in fee-simple.
Time of Sale 12 o'clock.
Place of Sale in front of
Josev Company's store.
This the 15th dav of Dev.
1 2-17-4 1. T:a.
1 1 " 1
J. W. Perry Co.
Cotton Fa c m us ami ( O .i -sioN
Quotations November 21. l! .
S,;ct middling :' '
Middling ! '
"trict low middling
i'EANUTS, Ni:W (Juic!
Fancy :: : !
Machine picked. .
" T- ...
Stock Peas $1.2" !'
Subject to ch:,.ri,-i' ':'
F. O. B. hr.-o:
2 lb "York" iMa-gir,. 7 !-'- !
1 1-4 lb "Hub" Pacini', 7:'
2 lb Rewoven Biijrging, 1-2 :
2 1-nh " " 7
45 1b New Arrow Ti '-. !'.; i i"
G8 in Peanut Bags M'.OO lxr
70 in Peanut Bags :?S2. 50 jer
j. w. p j:i;y co.
By virtue of power vested in .t
by that Deed of Trust Executed '
me by Clauds B. Jackson on the 2' 1
day of August, 1907, ard duly r -corded
in the Office of tho Regi- ! '.
of Deeds for Halifax Countv in Be
18S at page 397. 1 shall sell for ca- a
at Public auction in the town .-f Sce;-
land Neck at 12::)0 P. M.. on Satur
day, the tluth day of .'i-r.'iruy 19i9.
the following i!o;-ci ibed i-aiav! of
real estate. Ivirg. being, and situate
in the town of Scotland Neck. ("",'
ty of Halifax and State of Sovih
Situate m that part of win u.n.
known as East Scotland Neck, ami
being Lots Nos. 5 aim 0 on 1I"-k hu
accordinfr tn ihi nlat of said East
Scotland Neck, recorded in the 01 nee
of the Register of Deeds for Halifax
County in Book 134 on page 109. ai.U
being the same lots of land that were
conveyed to the said Claude B. Jack
son by Geo. C. Harrell and wife by
deed of record in said County.
This December 31st, 1908.
eu-MLvu,!!, 1, x-i-ott I - 12-17-4t