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COMMONWEALTH. Thanday, Sept 97 1883. ;GEO.M. CARE. - - Editob. ENTERED AT THE POST OFFICE AT SCOTLAND NECK, N, C. , AS SECOND-CLASS HAIL MATTER. WE DESIRE A CORRESPONDENT IN EVERY SECTION OF OUR COUNTY, AND WE WOULD BE GLAD TO RECEIVE ANY ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ANY ONE DISPOSED TO FAVOR US. , Canada will not reduce her age at present. post- The Governor of Connecticut of fers a reward of fifteen hundred dol lars for the arrest of the murderer of poor Rose Ambler, The "Confederate Home fund spoken of in our last, now foots uf $1000. Now that the ball is fairlj started keep it rolling. We learn from an exchange that there are about two hundred freight vessels.from Norwav. Italv. and Ens- land now in Philadelphia awaiting I frpirht Hk Tuesday eveneng the editors oi ixortn aroana emoarit at xnoriou for the Boston Exposition. They go I "XT . j. j-t i 1 TkT 71- I by water to Providence, R. by rail. I., thence I The editors of the State, or many as can ' will take passage on the "D. H. Miller" at Norfolk next Tuesday for the Boston Exhibition. North Carolina is making a grand exhibit at Boston and the press association should attend in full force. Judge Riiffin is no longer an asso ciate justice of the Supreme court. He has seen fit to resign the position he has held with so much honor and dignity. ' Let it be hoped that the ermine of this learned jurist may fall upon one as competent and brilliant in jurisprudence as he has proven to be. The Anti-Monopolists of New York held a meeting at Cooper Insti tute about two weeks ago and here is what the Rev. Dr. Howard Crosby wrote to them : "Our present system punishes those who steal five dollars and encourages and applauds those who steal five millions," in which there is a vast amount of truth. The statistician of the agricultural department at Washington says that from his reports he does not think there is any cause for uneasiness re garding the corn crop, as the yield "this year will be fully as great as it was last, there being about two mil lions more- acres under cultivation this season than in 1882. United State. Senator David Davis, who married a lady near Fay-pon etteville, N. C, last winter, declares himself out of politics and proposes to "devote the remainder of hia lif tn domestic iova." Vonld that h hx ... . . 8mveu at wiac conclusion prior to t the Presidential election of '76, when he helped to place his Fradulency, R. B. Hayes in the seat that justly belonged to Sam. Tilden. irr 7. . , : T7 We believe in the principles of the Democratic party because we believe them right. We believe in the fideli- ty of its members and their devotion not only to the party's principles but , . " , J m . . " iu iu it uisuipune, ior inat is tne only effective means by which to car- ryout those principles. Whenever petty local disturbances exist, good faith, good temper, devotion to prin- . , , a j. .I. ciple devotion to discipline must prevail so as to heal them all before uc uaj 0i election. Raleigh's new Weekly "The! State Cto.niele"-is to hand. Al- though not so large as we anticipated, having only twenty-four columns, yet it contains more reading matter than the most of our weeklies of a much larger size. It contains twenty col- Jgmof reading matter set solid, there-being only four columns of ad- vertisements. It is worthy of a good patronage.- Page and' Oldham both ,the editorial ability to make it .the first, newspapers of the In the death of Mr. Fwisti Fofmaril the great farmer of Georgia, not only I his native State, but the whole South has sustained a serious loss. He wa a talented gentleman with a bright Why is it that editors cannot dis future before him. He had turned cuss' a proposition and argue a ques from the profession of law and poli tidn without bitterness and acrimo tics to the cultivation of the soil, and ny? It appears that they cannot do was devoting his time, brains and so. Be the subject never so dry, a capital to agriculture with an enthu- discussion thereof too often ends in siastic zeal. He had begun to infuse bitterness and strife. Solid argument new life into that noblest of all pro-1 fessions and, his fame having spread I abroad, farmers in almost every StaUland crusty witticism are at a pre- were studying his teachings and complishine most gratifying results. J - - In the words of a contemporary is lost sight of in puerile efforts to get "Georgia has had men who have the best of an opponent in sharp say made a louder noise in the world, but ings. And often times one of the she never had a son who did as much belligerents will end by saying if you valuable work as Fansh Furman. A Just Verdict. I An acent of the New York Police! Gazette' has been convicted at ta, Ga., of distributing that paper, and has been sentenced to pay a fine of $1,000 or serve 12 months in the chain gan. Under the Georgia law Di, , cwm fnr this paper has been suppressed for Bve years, and now Fox, the propne- tor, defies the law in order to make a J ICeSt Case. AUe semeiiue uuguu iu uciiu sustained. Our next General Assem bly ought to p8ss . 8tringent law sup . . f i t flU I pressing obscene literature. xue paper named is not the only one of J its kind, but it is the most blatent, I vulgar and obscene Specimen within our knowledge. It is a paper which no man in Washington or elsewhere J dare carry home, and yet it is sold in J many places. Washington Gazette, We heartily concur with our broth- er in his well put remarks. We too think that our legislature and the Iporislatnre of everv State should take , o - 1 steps to root out this curse in tnei land. We venture the assertion that there have been more young minds corrupted by trashy and obscene lit erature than by any other one pre vailing evil of the day. Then down with it, say we. When our fore-fathers incorporat-1 ed into the organic law of the land j this idea, "The freedom of the press v,-: tw fciiv auun uu u auiluscu- '""-Hto the rules of the State Dem. Ex. comprehended the proper mission ot Com adoptcd for government of con- che press, and the good that it was i destined to accomplish urtder wise J jr.tiHrron lirontinn what ftl , . , , , I w cent purpose it migm. ub wuai a check to vice and dissimulation it might be ; what an educator morally and mentally it might be. This clause of the law does not confer the right to abuse and traduce men with out cause, nor to denounce men , and measures from spite, prejudice or other mean motives. But it does . . , .- T t-hk nrrhr rr a T fDO VPkT"A (CQ1 Tin oi opinion upon an suDjects. it w needless to say that this privilege is often erosslv abused. We have no IdipoBitUm to grumble and no ambi- to assume the ro11 of reformer, I Dut u 8eems to us that newspaper I qaarreW are becoming too frequent. I Quarreling is no part of an editor's I busines$ it is an abuse of a high orfrninrr nrK-iiPcrA Thprp i j i - - we reiu(ua iu wy uSu tu applied Men Who make it a practice to get into frebuent brawls upon the streets I Shortly afterwards the child was ro Hid thnno-ht nf - mn who mnvJtaken and notwithstanding the j 4l , , I it a practice to parade themselyes and I their private difficulties in print ought to be less thought of. If the act of one is a crime, the act of the other is an outrage. The people do not like 4 " u ' t-u-f- . tutsir. wuiumous u. temper in print. They do not pay for this kind of literature. 1 It is no part of the contract between publisher and read- er. : . T4. 4.u u c u It is the business of the press to educate the people mentally and mor- any, to iurnisu reaaers gooa and wholesome literature, to commend virtue and to denounce vice ; to ad - vise and counsel ; to egress wrong and to defend right ; to expose its convictions boldly, fearlessly and in- dependently upon all subjects of pub- lie interest , To what depths does it descend when it permits its columns to be made the mediums of abuse for selfish purposes? How can an editor advise others to peace and sobrietv and e-ood rnorala when he himself publishes to the world his quarrels? What would the moral and correct' thinking part ofltakingfup for Westry, and struck iswho would! the prints. Editors ought to" reflect that we now have no use tor soldiers, and that other qualities are now more highly valued thaa'fighting ones. 5 based upon facts and t research is at a discount, while shallow repartee ac-mium. No effort is made to enlighten and instruct, but the subject at issue lean worse me m argument I am the best shot. This is highly edifying and instructive to the public, ana it ought to show its appreciation by or- Atlan-jdenng the paper to be stopped. We know there are times when rid- icule and irony are potent weapons and when every dictate of reason and common sense would say use them, hut, when the intelligent thinkers, dee'p reasoner8j able writer8t and pro. found statesmen of the worid about equally divided upon a subject. la iuc oupiciucsi i"jr iv abbciup to use ridicule. It savors of intoler- , 3SSSSTE3ltaS i :,ij, ,l comprehension. Men can sometimes be persuaded, but they can be driven never We have no reference to any par- Wrt0tt r m the attention of our profession to M A. A W B. Ullli U A A ft. A A 111- what occurs to us to be a growing evil, in the hope that we may learn to discuss and argue our differences in a calm, manly and dignified lan guage and thereby elevate our call- ing. P iL. t - rt -.1 Nominatmff Convention. The delegates to the Democratic Congressional convention from the counties composing the present first Congressional district are requested to meet at Edenton, N. C, on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2D, for the purpose of nominating a can- i didate for the Democratic Dartv to represent the district in Congress. The various counties composing the present first district are requested to select and send delegates according ventions. Wilson G- Lamb, Chairman Dem. Ex. Committee .First Congressienal District. District Democratic papers are re- quested to copy. State News Winston Pilot. Greensboro Shaken lip by an Earth quake. Greensboro, N. C., Sept. 21. The town was thrown into consterna Jtion early this morning by the shock of an earthquake about 6 :45 o'clock I O land instantly it was followed by I severe shake of the earth, lasting J about one minute. The shock was I unmistakably in the western part of Je towxj u Tt JJokjs U Some aiarm waa caused, but quickly subsided. No damage was sustained. Charlotte Journal-Observer: I Strange things are always happening, and a medical gentleman of this city I tells- us of a remarkable case that came unde hi observation ftS, WPfik. A little child in an adjoining county I some time ago swallowed a grain of I oats without its parents knowledge I attention of the physicians it contin- ued to and dliT1 in I health rapidly. A few days since painful sore spot came on the child's side and shortly after it was noticed f were rprised to see a gram of oats come out through the sore pig. since the oats came out of the side of the child, its health at once began to improve, and the inference is that its illness was cans- T U, T6 cogitation by the medical fraternity, Winston SenHnd . .pwo mUe J. ored children came very near beins: I ournea to aeath in a tenement house I in the rear of Messrs. W. M. Hin- 8!iaw 8 8te,,.a few evenings tag h sawTbriguUigM ana heard cries of distress. The children were locked in, but he forced an entrance and extinguished the flames which had bred to a considerable extent "eTore cLefuf Toisnot Sunny Home . At Epson's old store, in Nash county, last Satur- day night,, a difficulty occurred be tween two-colored men, Richard lTn anQ v 5 WesVand du!.- eneT c' 3" watsyn on the head with a large 1 81,14511 ' fining uim almost instantly. i wnat we can gather, it seems Parker and Westry made a bar- before going there totake up for ' other, if either got into a diffi- Parker has left for parts un- lisboro Messenger : A woman ran vv imams, was murder- urapin Point in the eastern 6tate, on Wednesday ee. The parties had which Lee shot the the head with a pis xl has so far eluded V That is ,hat a great many pco:.!.-. , "xre doing. They don't i:;;; just what is the matti.-r, b. z they have, a corxbinatlov . pains and . f.-ies, and ea . ".: month they 'i i o c : . rc remedy , .': k unci .. . . avn's. Iron ';.TEi:s, :iy rapid' i r.d tliorci.,;.-. nssirpilation with the b'o 1. purifies and enriches it, J rich, strong blood flowing to every part of the system repairs the wasted tissue.;, drives out disease and gives health and . strength. This is why Brown's Iron Bitteus will cure kidney and liver diseases, consumption, rheumatism, neuralgia, dyspepsia, mala ria, intermittent, fevers, &c. - ao3 S. FacsiSt-.-Baltiiiiure. ' - Nov 28, 1881. I was a great sufferer froa Dyspepsia, and for several weeks could eat nothing and was growing . weaker every ; day. I trid Brown's Iron . Bitters, and am happy to say I now have a good appetite, and am getting stronger. Jos. McCawley. Brown's Iron Bitters is not a drink and does not contain whiskey. It is the only preparation of Iron that causes no injurious ef fects. Get the genuine. Don't be imposed on with 'imitations. USSIER STOMACH ITTEB fa chronic dyspepsia and liver eofflpanc, and in chronic constipation and other ob stinate diseases, liostetter's StomacL Bit ters is beyond aU comparison the best remedy that can be taken. As a means ot restoring the strength and vital energy ot persons who are sinking under the debili tating effects of painful - disorders, this standard vegetable invigeraat is confess ecUy an equaled. ' Vex sale by all Druggists; aa Dealer generally. 1 1 n bring you is k,E haaET IB One Monti Uu m- 1 w Jthliut ate In Anurtcs. AtHlMinnuin Bwr Sex. KveasUkUf. Toaacan OrMawlaast.xI.Tariu THOS. F.BA.GLEY, General Commission Merchant, And Wholesale Agent for Coal, Molasses, Salt, 8pctf WILMINGTON, N. C. ' Correspondence Solicited. Reference. Bank of New Hanover. July lV.6m. J EDUCATIONAL CATALOOIE " - V 1883-84- ;t ., GDSH1GS aM BAILEY, . $tatlcncTt : ."; r ;! No. 262 W. BaIjTtmork Steeett, ; Opposite Hahoveb. t 1 "; 9-20-lyr BALTIMORE, MD. T H E N E W HOME SEWING MACHINE, J- H. Bealr Agent " . , .. . - : . - Hacknev Bros. Bnggy J. H. BEAL, Agent, ' ENrnxr, N, C. EP3 These Machines, Buggies and Wagons can be had of J. II- Beal at lowest cash prices. Reasonable terms on application. F ARM FOR SALE! A good farm f 83 acres. One-half cleared, other half well timbered in cy press, oak and p e .with a three-room frame house and 'ood well of water, in Virmia aiamFtely on the Petersburg & Weldon -Railroad, half way between Jarrett's and Belfield depots. -. This land has enough timber on it to pay for it, and is well adapted to the growth of cotton and peanuts. Parties wishing to purchase may write to tne ewitor oi the Uiblical Kecorder, Raleigh, KJ.j. or call on Mr. George H. Bailey, neif Bjelfield (Va.) Possession Failing! JOHSF B."BELIh SrXXClil C. BtJCfiCStAH: J.E. BELl tt CO : H. JO WHOTiKSAT.TS FltlJIT A PRODUCE DEALERS Nos. 4 Sf 6 Bowijfs Wharf, , BALTIMOEE, MD. Special attention given to the sale of Southern Fruit and Vegetables, and Orders solicited for SEED PO TATOES, Apples; Potatoes, Onions, Oranges, Lemons &c. 9 6m Klipper. Webster & O o.. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL FURNITURE, No. 7 South Calvert St., 9 BALTIMORE, MD. lyr . SCOTLAND NECK. N. C Having decided to locate at this place. I can be found at the above mentioned stand, ready to serve you and by prompt attention to business reasonable prices, and good work shall expect to receive your favors. I will put in perfect order-; any and warrant them to sew as well as when new. J. C. Williams. : ; . Established 1872' Roauoke Fflmitiire Go., FURNITURE, LOUNGES, CHAIRS, MATTRESSES BEDDING. CARPETING and UPHOLSTERING GOODS OF ALL KINDS. COFFINS. This Department is first-class in everv respect. We keep on hand all sizes of aietaiic, m cronze or nosewooa nnisu Also solid Walnut. A full line of cheap er painted. feb 22, 25 tf Scotland Neck, N. C. NEW GOODS! N. B. J0SEY & CO'S We have just returned from the North ern Markets with our LARGE AND VARIED STOCK of Fall and Winter Goods and are now prepared to furnish our Cus tomers with anything to be found m a First Class Dry Goods and Grocery House, and at figures that DEFY COMPETITION BEST BRAND CALICOS at FIVE 5c CENTS YARD! 5c Our Large Stock of Ladies' Fall and Winter Dress Goods with Buttons and Trimmings to match, of which we make A Specialty, can!: be surpassed in this market ! We are offering Unusual Bargains in Hamburg Edgings, ' Insertions, Laces, . Ladies Collars and i' .. Neck Wearf of all styles, Jersy Jackets, Crochet Shawls, Merino Shawls, : -- ' Ladies' & Misses' Gossimers and - Solid and Fancy Hose BOOTS, SHOES AIYD II&TS ! We can give you the Nobbiest Hat and best Pair Boots in town for the least money! In our Large Stock of ' CLOTHNIG consisting of . Mens' "T7"ouths and Toys' Quits ens'; ; X ouths' and J3oys' . Quits can be found something to please the most fastidious. - liny anil Mating. In this department, Under the manage ment of Miss Ililderbrand, of Baltimore,, we shall endeavor to please all. Our Stock of Millinery, which is large and well selected, will be sold very low. Dresses and Ladies' Outfits made with Dispatch and Taste. r 9-20-4t THOMAS. C. CRAFT, AGENT WHOLESALE & RETAIL DEALER IN FUfiMTUBE & BEDDING, WindowShadei, Oil Cloth, Ac ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED, , No. 20 South Front Street. ; WatMr & Jeweler, "SWAGE COTTON FACTORS AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS- ' i Cf'-' . . if: "Water Street, NORFOLK, Va, . r l Strictly a Commission House for the sale of Liberal advances on Consignments on hand. - . , a r s r t Produce held subject to order of shippers. KEEP A FULL SUPPLY OF BAGGING and TIES, PEANUT and GRAIN BAGS. - 1 j Orders for Standard Fertilizers and Chemical s filled oil most favorable terms. Weekly papers with market report mailed 1 r s. 4- Ann f vrvr a t ltJ UU1 30RRESJONDENCE AND W. fl ALLEK J. T. BORUM. 17 F ALLEN Ct CO., HOL ESA LE 99 Water St. & 18, 22, 26 & 30 Rothery'a Lane NORFOLK. VA. BP FLOUR AND MEATS ; A SPECIALTY M.UDGE, SMITH & CO., . . FLO UR, GRAIN $ PROD UCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS NO. 53 SOUTH ST., 91m. W. M, C Main Street, OPEN AND TOP BUGGIES, All of the Latest Styles with Timkin, Brewster & Dexter Springs always on hand. DEXTER S 0UEN PHcTOnS LIGHT SPRNG WAGURb, r Annl WAuUrli LAKIo, &U i" All work. Warranted as represented. Prices as low as can b found m the State. Satisfaction Guaranteed. PATROGE JiOI.IClTI3I. Kepairing Done at Sliort Miotic Save Time and Money BY USING WILLIAMS'S PA1ENT MEASURING MACHINE Whenever much cloth is to be. m?as ured or other fabric, Carpeting, BaSinS, etc., tbii machine is indispensible, aspy i;s use the work of several men my b. performed in an - . - ; Accurate and Perfect manner. The entire patent or State Rights for sale.. The machine may. be seen in operation at Noah Biggs Ginn, in Scotland Neck. , Apply to J. C. Williams, 9-13-6m Scotland Neck, N. U JOB WORK ! We are iiovr prepared to do JOB PRINTING of AN Y KIND PUN OR 0II1NTAL AT SHORT NOTICE, AND AS CHEAP AS THE SEND YOUR ORDERS ' ' .'. ' . ' '': ' .TO THE OMMONWEALTH Scotland Neck," N. C. NOTICE. WE have one hundred town lots for sale in this town. Some of them are verv desirable. : This in n. r&nillv growing town, .and persons wishing to secure good places for residences andbus iness stands, and to make good inyest- ments, will do well to call on us. KITCHTW & mmv V CHEAPEST SON & C0., Z3CZZZZ jAUl VlltJs 4 ,. PATRONAGE SOLICITED. GROCERS, BALTIMORE. R U M P ! Scotland Neck, W. C. JTIANUFACTUIUEII OF" NEW DEPARTURE From the same old stand. ''Competition is the Life of Trade," I TAKE thiwmethod of informing my Friends, Present and Former Patrons and the public generally, that I am still at the SAME OLD STAND at GREEN W OOD, where I am still doing all kinds of work usually done in a Country Shop, and at as Low Figures a3 any Good Workman will do it. VEHICLES CONSTANTLY ON HAND OR MADE TO ORDER. Repairing neatly, quickly and cheaply done, . NICE PAINTING UNDRTAKD 1 Cotton Gi FIRE-ARM! Store. , 1 -mean busine rue just call and s . Very res Sc WOTI .Khe undersigned ha I ty elsewhere- the) Owens, by mutual I close theirbusiness al the first dav of Janun now consist of a sroodl eral merchandise, whic 'till January 1st at ext and the excellent store then.be for sale or re The undersignedj business for the say to any onei mercantile busl many large SI eration in the paid a large month, thej and other best phw the Koa? convenie: cottage essary q ed clove Stock oi and the on liber mspectijj comma App r i Jftlyfiih 18S3.