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li COJIMOWWEALTH, V II K C OJl PI O N WE1 1T II, 1 id Neck, N. C 7 Scotland Neck, n. a unconiDromisinc Democratic Jour- HE wealth Pubhshed every Thursday morning. Advertising; Rates z B. NEAL, Temporary Manager. 1 inch 1 week, 1 ' 1 month, $1.00. $2.00. Subscription iSates ; E. E. HILLIARD, Editor. "THE LAND WE LOVE." Terms : $2 00 per year in Advance. Common Contracts for any space or time may be made at the office of The Common wealth. Transient advertisements must be paid 'r in advance. e Uy 1 Year. -U Months, $2.00. $1.00. VOL. I. SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 18. 1883. NO. 20. Q E N E UAL D1RKC T O li Y. SCOTLAND kck y0f ui, auuii. R. lial- missio:iera .oe,, . led 11. M. Johnson, o. j.. og. t first Tuesday m each month at 4 clock, P M. If of Police-C W. uurm. 4am Policemen a. l-uwu. ields. C. F. Speed. Sol. Alexander. isurer R M Johnson. 1) J Y tea v age. CHURCHES : 1-v A J TV llnfliam. U. u.. raster. 5ces every Sunday at 11 o'tUck, A. nd at 7. 1 . M. 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S., initials of the contractor and the iitca otates. lne man vsnomaikea casks was asked, at one time, it the letters meant, and being a iny fellow he said they stood for lert Anderson and Uncle Sam. ie joke soon became known, and name still clings to our govern- ent. GAMBETTA. The death of Gambetta is an event great importance for Europe and e world- lie had the most fervid id persuasive eloquence probably any man in France, and, like De osthenes or Patrick Henry or Mir eau or Napoleon, could swav a lole nation by his strong will and s appeals of tongue or pen. He t.i also that magnetism, or whatev it may be called, which leals men ce a flock of sheep. Such a man is pighty power for good or evil, and ere was reason to fear from the n of his oraan feverv IpkIaf in ranee sontrols a newspaper) that fe would do what he could to renew e old war spirit and thirst for alorv inch heretofore so strongly charac- rizi a ranee, and which enabled Louis XIV., thft French Convention, apoieon the lireat and his nephew b undertake great wars at an enor pous expense of blood and treasure p trance and Eurone. . If. as fin- eared likelv. Qamhetta's nnrr,ns as to embroil France with Britain n account ot Esrvnt.the Cont?o an. I iladugascar, or Germany od account n A.isace-L.orraine, he is well away. There are some shadowy simiii ules between Dictator Gambetta ind President Garfield. Each was Jloqueut aud magnetic, each attained ;he highest position iu his country's government and councils, each ap peared to be in favor of a war like policy, each died of a pistol-shot, and n each case the death was probably lood-poisoning caused bv the fes- enng wound, Gambetta. beinsr a ast liver, died fast under these cir- urastanees; and Garfield. bei..s a empcranne man. died verv slowlv. great contrast between these w great men is that, ftnnihott-.a was Uaughtv and nronnnnnpd ptipitiv rf umule believer in the only true- re. LIGHT." BY WILAIAM PITT PALMEK. The following poem has been pronounc ed by English critics to be the fiest" pro duction of its length in the language. From the quickened womb of the primal gloom The sun rolled, black and baref Till I wove him a vest for his Ethiop breast. Of the threads of my golden hair; And wiien the breed Unt of the firma ment Aiose on its airy spars, I penciled the hue of its matchless blue, And spang. ed it round with stars. I painted the flowers of the Eden Bowersf And their leaves of living green, And mine were the the dyes in tiie sinless eves Of Eden's Virgin Queen : And when the fiend's art oil the trustful heart Had fastened its mortal spell. In the silvery sphere ot the lirst oorn tear To tlie trembling earth 1 fell. When the waves that burst o'er a worhi accursed Their wortc of wrath had sped, nd the Atk's lone few the tried ami true. Came forth among the dead. With the wontlroiH gleams ot the br:da. beams, I bade their terrors cease. As I wrote on the roll of the storm's darK scroll God's covenant of peace Like a pall at rest, on a senseless breast, Wight's funeral shadow slept Where shepherd swains en Bethelem's plains, Their lonely vigils keep, vVht-'ii 1 iiasued on their sight the heralds bright Of I leaven's redeeming plan, As they chanted the morn, the Savioi born Joy. joy, to the outcast man. Equal favor I show to the lofty and low. On i lie just anu i;ie unjust l uescenu; E'en the blind, whose vain spheres roll in uariness and tears. Feel my smile the blest smile of friend. Nay, thii llotver of the waste by my love is embraced. As the rose in tiie garden- of kings At the chrysalis bier of tiie worm I ap pear, Anu lo ! the gay butterlly's wing. The desolate morn, like the mourner for lorn. Conceals all the pride of her charms. Till I bid the bright hours, chase the night from, her bowers. And lead the young day to her arms : And when the gay rover seeks Eve for his lover. And sinks to her balmy repose, I wrap the soft rest by t:ie zephyr-fanned west. In curtains of amber and rose. From my sentinel steep by the night brood deep, I gaze with slumbering eye. When the cynosure star of the mariner Is blotted from out the sky. And guided by me through the merciless sea, Though sped by the hurricane's wings. His compassless, dark, lone, weltering bark. The haven home safely he brings. I waken the flowers on the dew-spangled bowers, The birds in their chambers of green, And mountain and plain glow with beauty again, As they bask in their matinai sheen. jO, if such the glad worth of my presence on eartn. Though fitful and fleeting the while, What glories must rest on the homeoi the blessed Ever bright with the Deity's smile. Gold Leaf. ' For Better, For Worse " BY BELL BLOSSOM. "What am I to do with her, Arnold? The chill will be a woman soon ; what am I to do with her ?" A shade of perplexity wa3 in the speaker's tone, and his irazj rested not on the man beside him a man his junior by too short a evele of time tor the difference to have left its outward impress but beyond the room, and out through the open win dow on the lawn, where stool a girl caressing a superb stag-hound. Unconsciously she raaU pictuie lovely enough to arrest any gaze ; but the perplexity on Fredrick Fa bian's ban isoma face vanished i) amaze, and his companiou gave short quiox answer to his half-involuntan question, iu these words : 'Give her to me." For a moment astonishment ren dered him dumb. "Give her to you ?" he gasped, at last. "Why, Dick, old fellow, what would an old bachelor like you do with a girl like that ? II you'd really like to adopt one of the children. 1 might turn one of th- boys over to you ; b"t, somehow, I don't quite think that I ccuid spare May. And I'm not sure she'd ac cept another father, notwithstanding the manifold advantages which m.ght accrue to her. Fortune's illy divided in tkis world, is it not ? Here you are, a Dactieior, with a clear income ofthirtv thousand par annum; and here am I. the father of an interest ing family of six, and your income divded by j ist about that number. No wonder 1 never can make both ends meet." "I don't think j'ou quite under stood my proposition, Fred, re sponded the other, though a flush had risen to his usually' pale lace, ana a scarcely perceptible tremor of ex- citeinent was in ins voice. "It was natural, perhaps, that you should ac cept ray meaning from a paterntal standpoint ; and I am well aware believe me of the slight difference in our respective ages. But I didn't wish to adopt May as my daughter. I love her, and would win her for my wife" "Your wife, man!" ejaculated Fa bian, starting back in amaze. "Why. the child is scarcely out of the nurse ry, and you you why, we were college boys together, Arnold !" "I told you a moment since I wa-- not forgetful of my age ; but remem ber vou married. Fred, when yoa w-re twenty. May is eighteen, au I am thiity six just double her age, but not too old to love i.er with a rvor a younger man might envy me. rea, 11 l can gam ter consent. nay have yours ?" Mr. Fabian outstretched his hand. and grasped that f his friend. "I can't realizes it all in a minute, mv dear boy. but I know no man to .viiom I would as son a intrust my lading. But can it be that she loves ou, and I have been so blind as never r.o suspect r" "I dare not believe sha loves in?, out I hope to win her love," answer d Mr. Arnold, quietly, and then stepped oat through the window in lo the lawn. A vivid blush overspread the girl's ace as he approached. Down, Carlo down !" she com manded the dog, and advanced to meet him on tne green, velvety sward Was she prepared for the earnest vords which told her of his hope.and low the verdict rested with her ? If so, she evinced no snrpri'ie.save that the color deepened in hir cheek. ind the low "Fes .'" which fell like a whisper from heaven on his ear,! rem bled in its utterance. Dick Arnold ha 1 won her promisa to become tiis wife! Yet it seems. i 'nit yesterday that he had hel l her on his knee a little, prattling child. vhose rosv fin;ers penetrated into lidden p;j'i;t5 for hi lien sweets, veil as ehe h rself had pentrated mto the innermost recesses of his ;eart. She was a chil 1 to him till' II would keep her a child always, h i -ail to himself. Her path should be i lied of rose s, and not a single :'.iorn should pierce her little feH. It wa? a singular engagement. The i overs were rarelj alone, and Mr Arnold's fooling had always been so lose and intimate as one of the household that there was li.tle lianjce. True, he never c.ann now without some rare and beautiful gift for May. out latterly she received these with a sort of petulance, and tossed them, the next moment, carelessly aside. Once, just before her wedding-day she burst into a passion of tears ; but she woul d give him no explanation of their cause. He remembered them, later, in con necuon with the arrival, tnat sam afternoon, of a voung soldier-cousin, who had ben bidden to the wedding and had obtained special leave to be present. After dinner. May and this cousin ntall, splen li l-looki;:' young fel low strolled together out upon the lawn. As once before. Arnold and her father stood watching 1i-t. "T'"ey loo' wjll together, do thev not t sai l the latter. "I used to fancy Will had a preference for May, but I don't think mv acumen in such matters has proved itself very aeute." And, with a light laugh, he turned wav. But Arnold stoo ' motionless, his eves nxe-t on the two ngures on tne lawn. Standing there, he felt an old man In that moment, May's accept ance of him appeared a sacri fice, but to give her up now He could not even carry out the thought. Pshaw ! What brightness could this penuiless subaltern throw into her life ? And her father had fancied only his preference for her, not hers tor him. He made a gesture as if throwing off a burden, and walked out toward thra. As he approaches, the vounu lieutenant was speaking. 'It's driving me to desperation May!" were the words borne to his ear. And as May turnel to greet him istenin tears were in the azure eyes. lnree clays atter, she became his wile, and wnen the solemn vows were spoken her voice wa3 clearer more distinct, than his. .Lieutenant Uro3by bore his snare in tne cere nonies wen, coo. isui .1 II A never did Dick Arnold's glance fal on him without a shuiiering reccol- lection of the words he had heard him utter on the lawn But at last all was over, and May was his. How should he treat tlii beautiful, new-found treasure ? No sorro-v, he aw-jre Lo himself, should ever cast its shadow' on her path. She should be always what she was now, a beautiful, petted child. Once, a few months after their marriage, a letter 'reached him at the, breakfast-table.; 'Jtie broke the Seal, to find it a ;oinniunication from his business manager, with detailed account of the failure of a large firm, aud their own heavy loss thereby. It would be necessary for him to give the matter at once h'i3 own personal attention. It looked, too, the letter said, as though a panic was immi nent Unnconsciotisly he sighed deeply. In a moment, M.t v had sprang from her chair, and wi; by his sile. "What is it. Dick !" she asked. "Nothing, dj.idi.ig!" he answered, cheerily. The lovely lips pouted. "S iow mi fa i letter," she said, and ouistr-ir. ;'i j I h sr iia:il. lie shook his head. "It is business, dear," he exclaim ed. "But it troubles you, Dick ?" "Yo-ir i:n I'in itdon, May." She said no more, and the man was too absorbed by thought to note the look of almo3t anger in her eyes. Immediately after breakfast was ended, he ordered the dogcart to drive hi ii to the station. They were spending the summer at his beauti ful country residence. All div the young wife was left alone, and ao evening, when Dick re turned from the city, a worn, tired look, quite new to it. was on his face : but May asked him no more concerning it. The next morning, t'i3 single let ter which the mail bag held wa3 ad dressed to her. She glanced up from its perusal with Hushed cheeks. "Will Crosby has a six weeks fur on gh !" she sail, eagerlv. "He writes tnat he is coming to spend us. Yo.i remember when we were mar- part of it with we invited him ried." "Ah, I rem-. mbr!" a3seitedher husband he ha I al nost forgotten nis old suspicion during these happy months -'I am glad, dear, that his visit is timed just no v, for though 1 had intended 'o take a long summer toli lav, business, I find, will demand .1 'i. . M my aiteution in tne city. "Is anything wrong, Dice f "Wrong? No lsense, child ! Don't get such i leas in your pretty littL- heal. Wnat co u I ie wrng ? And rising, an I kissing her as he lasse l. he went out of the room. A few days latsr tne expeotel guest arrived. When Arnold re turned one evening iro n the city, the two were standing together upon die lawn, and, as in a fiis'i of light ning, his memory recalled to him the first time he ha I looked upon a similar picture A new brigntness, a new gladnesst, rva- in May's face, too, as she came eagerly forward to greet him. A sud den sense of pain and loneliness crept aboat his heart. The day in town hat beu anu iiisumy perplex ing one. A crisis was pen ling in the near business luture a crisis which bade fair to be a commercial whirlwind but he coull disclose his auxiet.ies to none, an l least oi an must his child-wife suspect them. Yet, the effort to conceal them caused a strange oistr iiut in all he said or did. He no longer sousrht to ne alone with May, until one day it came upon him like an inspiration that she. too, no longer sought him. Lieutenant Crosby had been three weeks their guest, when the threaten in- storm burst. Aroun 1 about him 1 -i r A 1 .-1 ' a t 4- l.rt nn fvi rv suie. lur. Arimw " tne houses, which he had deemed his own, totter and fall. Each 'all bore with it a portion of his ova fair edifice. How loner might he hope to with stand this shock ? It needed but one more blow, and on one August daj fiit. blow fell. Unless by the next morning, before noon, he could com mand a certain sum, he, too, would ha Awi-nr. awiLV with the tide a bankrupt. Just the amount neeoed represent ed his wife's private fortune, but to touch that never entered his mind. At least May was secured from future want, and he must leave her to build up his shattered fortunes in a new land. She had never lovrt him! He was sire of tliat : and lat- er'y lat-erlv. he had begun to real lze that he han ha i no rigut to tie her young life to his. Worn and wearv with those many thoughts, he returned to his home. May greeted him almost indifferently nnlv the next moment to turn to young Crosbv with her most radiant smile. Arnold's face paled. Yet what right had he to murmur ? he told himself. Had he not sworn to possess her at any cost ? And was bo not. a mined man? Crosby, the penniless subaltern, as he had called him. won Id have done better for her than that ! Whn dinner was ended, he went into his library and closed the door For a time he sat wrapped in thought Perhana an -hour . bad passed, when i . solitude grew unbearable. He woiild rejoin his w fe and their guest, he determined. lo morrow niorht onlv to-morrow niffht and Mav must know all. For the first time in his life he felt himself coward! But to-night was yet Jus. To-night May neither kne.v nor suspected the truth! V; He rose aud passed out into the drawing-room, whose windows opened on the porch. His foot steps made no sound on the carpeted floor, and he had reached the window, when something like a sob arrested his steps. "May, I must speak !" said a voice he recognized as belonging to his guest. "Do you think I have been three weeks under this roof without discovering your secret ? You are not happy. Your laughter, your gaiety, is forced. What is wrong ? Do you fear to confide in me ?" , "Wrong ?" she answered with tears in her voice. "All is wrong, Will. What am 1 to my husband but a spoiled and petted child ? Look at him ! Do you fail to see the change these last few weeks have wrought in him ? Yet, each time that I have striven to gain his confidence, he has shut me out lrom it and his heart. He has sent me away from him as he would send a child to her dolls. He showers gifts upon me, and fancies thus he buj's my happiness. Am I, indeed, so little a woman that thus he satisfies my woman's hunger, my woman s heart r Ana l love him so madly, Will, that to know I have no art in his real life is killing me ! Always he has been my ideal, my hero! Do you think I could have sympathized in your trouble, Will, if I had had none of my own ? Often often have I wished that all this splendor in which I live might be wiped away, and that Dick and I siiarea a cottage, tnat i mtgut prove! to him 1 was not a child, with new toys ever needed to comfort me." Arnold waited to hear no more. The scales had fallen from his eyes. Conscience stricken, he crept back to us library, where only two words burst from his lips. They were at once a thanksgiving and a prayer. "Thank God !" he murmured ; and now the morrow mattered naught to him. A few moments later, he stepped out on the porch. "Mav," he said, "will Lieutenant Crosby pardon us if I ask you to stroll down to the lake with me ? I have something ot importance to saj to jTou-" Instantly she rose, and slipped her hand within his arm. "My darling," he began and then the history of all these weeks was poured out before her. "To morrow may see me a ruined man, little w.fe, he concluded ; "but I have no fear of the future now, May, for I realize the word -wife' holds a hitherto un- knowndefinition. It means helpmeet and comforter." The tears fell freely now from the azure eyes, but they were tears ot happiness, and her heart sang for very joy. "And has ray money gone,Dick i she asked, at last, when all was clear to her. "No, dear ; of course not. That is a sacred fund, and must have no risk in its investment." "Yet to-morrow it will pav this debt," she said, and the man started at the clear decision and deternnna tion in her tone. "We will sink or swim together. Dick you and I. Dick, darling," she added, persuasively, "you owe me some reparation ; let this be your penance."And so she pained her way. "Then, after all. May, Crosby could not have won you from me in equal fight?" he asked, as they drew near the house. "Do yon know, oar ling, ray confession is not complete until I acknowledge the jealousy he has caused me ?" "Will ?" She laughed merrily now and the laugh was nowise forced He has been in love almost since he was in petticoats, with my dearest friend, and I have been the confident of both. Her parents have opposed, it beciuse he is in the army ; but I think they are being gradually con verted to ths cause. And so the last cloud vanished from the blue sky, and the conmer- cial atmosphere cleared simultan eously. May s fortune saved the day, and Dick Arnold came out stronger and better for the bttle. Saturday Night. SHAKESPFAR'S MOTHER. Little enough is known of Shake speare's history. Still less of hi& father's and until recently scarcely anything of his mother's story. An English gentleman has through the kindness of Mrs. Lucy, of Charlecote Park the park where it is said the deer theft took place became the possessor of facts regarding Shake speare's mother, hardly as yet pro mulgated to the readicg world. This person is a keen hunter - for Shake spearean treasurer, and every tradi tion of Warwickshire has been care fully weighed and sifted by him, so that his report on any topic connect ed with the great dramatist is worthy of notice. What he has gleaned with regard to Mary Arden. the beautiful name of the mother of William Shakespeare, I will give in as few words as possi ble. Whoever has been in Stratford and explored the region round about that most interesting spot will remember a little hamlet called Wilmcote, in the parish of Aston Cantlow. It was here that Shakespeare's mother was born.the youngest daughter of farmer Robert Arden. There are many rea sons for the supposition that she was born in 1534, and the discoverer of the Lucy record seems satisfied that was the year of her birth. She was her father's favorite daugh ter, and when he died, W 1556, her name is the fiirst one mentioned in his will. Old Robert left his child, the comely young Mary, (foe she must have been beautiful), a portion of his property in land, and the crop then growing upon the ground at a place called Ashbies. He also men tions her in various other ways, evin cing special regard and tenderness for Mary above any of her sisters. One item of his bequest to her or ders the pavment of a legacy of 0. 13s. 4d., to be paid before any divis ion is made of his property. Mary is also named executrix of her father' estate, a proof of the parent's confi dence in the child. One of Robert Arden's tenants happened to be Shakespeare's grand father, and it is quite likeiy that he followed the bodj7 of Mary's father to his grave in the old burying-place of Wilmcote. It is not unreasonable to suppose tnat John Shakespeare, his son. then a young tradesman of some twenty four years, went to the funer al with his father. Perhaps he there saw pretty and gifted Mary Arden in tears bending over the coffin, and as pity is akin to love, then and there resolved to marry her. At anj rate, John Shakespeare became the accepted lover of Mary Arden, and married her about the year 1557. The dignit' of burgess of the town of Stratford was conferred or. Shake speare's son, after his marriage with Miss Arden, who bringing him as her wedding portion twenty-two broad acres, and six pounds thirteen shil lings in cash, added no small consid eration to his start in life. John brought Mary at once to his house in llenly Street, some four miles from her cottage in the country The house, greatly altered, of course, is the low dwelling shown to this day as Shakespeare's birth-place. England in those days, as now, had a pleasant custom of putting flowers very profusely in the front windows even of the smallest houses, and we may be sure that the mother of him who knew so well every flower that bloomed, and who loved them all with a poet's tender enthusiasm, would bring a ready hand to the dec oration of her new home. It was a sad time in her land when Mary Shakespeare came into Strat ford as a young bride. The horrors of Smithfield were casting deep gloom all over England. Disasters were heaping up national misfort unes day by day, and no one knew how great a calamity might yet be in store for Britain. The Queen Mary was then just dead, and Elizabeth took the sceptre amid the acclama tion of the land. On the 15th of September, 1558, John Shakespeare came up to the font in Stratford church and presented for baptism Mary's first child, a daughter whose name was called Joan. Then cams in due order other children, Margaret dying a few months after her birth. In April. 1563, Marj's first-born son opened his eyes in the daylight of Stratford, and William Shakespeare began to live his life. His mother saw him grow into Doynooa, watcueu ins young powers ripen into genius, fol lowed with keen maternal eyes his various fortunes, and no doubt wel comed him back to Stratford after all his trials, In 1608 Shakespeare saw his mother laid in Stratford earth, and imagination pictures the "great heir of fame" looking down into her humble grave. Only in Shakespere s own words the expression of Shakespeare's grief or his mother s death can be adequately mentioned. In Henry V. he put on immortal record these memorable lines : "A testament of noble-ending love, . . ...... it forced Those waters from me which I would have stopped ; But I had not so much of man in me ; And all my mother came into mine eyes, And gave me up to tears." Youth's Companion. NO DISH LIKE WORMS. There is. on the part of many, a prejudice against fog s legs, as an article' of food, until thev have been eaten in disguise and found to be as delightful as all persons of taste pronounce them to be. Grasshop per soup was pronounced delicious during the plague oi tnose insects in Kansas aud Nebraska, and, n tney were always plentiful, would prob- able become a regular article oi aiet. Certain French epicures have dis covered that the common eartu worm has uses which Darwin, in his latest book on that subject, did not dream of. He is good for food, They put fifty of the worms in vinegar, then rolled them in butter, fried them, ate them and clamored for more. They declare that there is no dish like them. . DARBYS PROPHYLACTIC FLUID. A Household Article for UniTeraal FauiUy Use. For Scarlet and Typhoid Fevers. Diphtheria, Sail- Eradicates MALARIA. flvation, Ulcerated Sore Throat, Small Pox. Measles, and aU Contagions Diseases. Persons waiting OS the Sick should use it freely. Scarlet Fever lus never been known to spread where the Fluid was used. Ytllow Fever has been cured with it aitet black vomit had taken place. The word cases of Diphtheria yield to it. FcveredandSick Per SSIAIX.-POX arwl sons refreshed and Utd Sores prevent- PITTDfG of Small ed by bathirrer with 1 r i.'uptt Darby. Fluid. " Impure Air made I ., A ""nDer of my Em harmless and p'l-ifud. 1 !'y w:'s taken wita For Sore Throat it is a i J'11?1,' P,x- 1 used sure cure. ' luld : patient was Contagion destroyed I not delirious, was sot For Frosted Fet, I Plttecl. and was about Chilblains, Piles, i house again in three weeks. nniT nn nth. RhnmatUni cured. Soft White Complex ions secured by its use. Ship Fever prevented. To purify the IJreath, Cleanse the Teeth, it can't be surpassed. Catarrh relieved and cured. Erysipelas cured. Iiurns relieved instantly. Scars prevented. Dysemery caved. Wounds he.ileil rapidly. Scurvy cured. An Antidote for Anim-1 , or Vegetable Poisons, Stings, etc. I used the Fluid during our present aiTlictinn with Scarlet Fever with de ci led advantage. It is indispensable to the sick room. Wm. F. Sand- had it. J. W. Park inson, Philadelphia. I Diphtheria Prevented. The physicians her use Darbys Fluid very successfully in the treafr ment of Diphtheria. A. Stollrnwbrcu. Greensboro, Ala. Tetter dried up. Cholera prevented. Ulcers purified and healed. In cases of Death it should be used abl the corpse it will prevent any unpleas ant smell. The eminent Phy sician, J. M AIMON SIMS, JUL !., Mew York, says: "I am convinced Prof. Darbys Prophylactic Fluid is a pord, Eyrie, Ala 3 ft Scarlet Fever gj Cured. IKsStmmiXS&aM ' valuable disinfectant." Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. rouiy to me most excellent qualities of Prof. Darbys Prophylactic Fluid. As a disinfectant and detergent it is both theoretically and practically superior to any preparation with which I am ac quainted. N. T. Luiton, Prof. Chemistry. Darbys Fluid Is Kecommended by Hon. Alfxanubk II. Stephens, of Georgia- Rev. Chas F. Deems, D.D., Church of ths Strangers, N. Y.; los. LeConth, Columbia. Prof. , University ,S.C. Kcv. A. J. Bai-tlb, Prof., Mercer University: Rev. Geo. F. Pihrck, Bishop M. E. Church. INDISPEXSABU2 TO EVERY HOME. Perfectly harml.-ss. Used internally or externally for Man or Beast. The Fluid has been thoroughly tested, and we nave abundant evidence that it has done everything here claimed. r fuller information get of your Druggist a pamphlet or send to the proprietors, J. II. ZEILIN & CO., Manufacturing Chemists, PHILADELPHIA, A NEW DEPARTURE, FROM TIIE SAME OLD STAND. 'Competition is the Life of Trade.' I TAKE this method of informing my Friends. Present and Former Patrons and the public generally, that 1 am still at the SAME OLD S L'A NO at GREEN- WOOD, where I am still doing all kinds of work usually done in a Country Shop, and at as Low Figures as anv Good Workman will do it. VEHICLES CONSTANTLY ON HAND, MADE TO ORDER. REPAIRIG NEATLY, QUICKLY and CHEAPLY DONE. NICE PAINTING A SPECIALTY. UNDERTAKING AS LOW AS THE LOWEST. COTTON GINS REPAIRED, AND SAWS WHETTED AT DOT TO M PRICES, fi'ire Amis Neatly Repaired. Also Agent for tie Excelsior Cook Stovol 1 mean business, if you don't believe me just call and see for yourself. cry repectlully, J. V. SAVAGE, Scotland Neck, N C. IV. II. K1TCUIN & W. A. DUNN, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS-AT-LAW. C o :) BSy-Office on 10th Street, first door ibove Mam. E. T. BRANCH. DAVID BELL. BRANCH & BELL, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, ENFIELD, N. C. Practice in the courts of Halifax and d joining counties, and in the Supreme and Federal courts. Claims collected in any part of the State. One of the tirm will always be found in the oiiice. DR- E. 1,. HUNTER, Surgeon Dentist, ENFIELD, - - - N.a Pure Nitrrms Oxide Gas for Painleo' Extracting always on hand. . MEWRIGH BLOODl Parsons' Jur(fattre Fill make New Kich i Blood, aud -xi 11 completely change the blood In - Cioeri'JrcsrstiTO in three '.rontlis. A tiv person who will fifco 1 pill fti cis-litfrom 1 to l2weeka maybe rr-.torel to sound health, if such a thing . be i)0.K!". Bent hv nn:l for 8 lotrer stamps. 7. S. JOH.V.VO.V C- CO.f liostoti, Mama fiSEHTS WANTED SSSL tlw Machine ewr inventel; Will knit a pair of , rtoc.'n-. Wit.i HEEJt and TOE complete, In 20 raiautes. It v. i.1 a.so knit a great variety of faney-' work for which there is always a ready market Sen lor circular anl terms to tne vromoiy -.t i