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E. E. HILLIARD, - - - - Editor. Published Every Thursday. Entered at the Pott-Office at Scotland Neck, V. C.,as Second Class Matter. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21. ABOUT FAIRS. Of all the fairs that have been held ia the country this season, scarcely one has escaped the scathing of the news papers that have mentioned them. In some way or other inort ol the fairs have caught a slap. Ordinarily the newspnjKJrs of a com munity apeak for morality nnd the best interests of their localities in every way. And the fact that so many of the papers have been criticising the faira, must be significant of something really wrong. If ihe agricultural faira of the coun try are to be hot-houses for forcing im moralities upon communities, it would be far better to let them all pass and have no more of them. Fairs, If properly managed and liber ally patronized, are helpful to the coun ty or community in which they are held. It is perfectly proper for a com munity to bring together its products and make a full exhibit of the same in order that the great public may have an opportunity of seeing them. Every body ought to encourage such enter prises, but the objects of such fairs ought to be fully defined in the minds of the promoters, and then the proper boundaries ought not be transgressed. Fakes and immoral and indecent side-shows and gambling tricks ought to be carefully guarded against. Then when the real object of such tairs is understood, namely, the exhibition of products and the development of the resousces of the country, many good people who now give no aid to them would become liberal supporters. But as long as they are to be pest-grounds ol evil and immorality, they will call forth strictures which they deserve, and this hinders the good work that they would otherwise do. WHAT THE PLATFORM SAID. That part of the platform adopted by the National Democratic Convention, which refers to gold and silver, and concerning whicn there has been so much discussion may have slipped the minds of some gold or silver men in the warmth and ardor of their discussions. We print it that they may read it again, and, like the little boy learning to write, may go back and start anew. Here it is : "Gold and Silver. We denounce the Republican legislation known as the Sherman act of 1890 as a cowardly makeshift, fraught with possibilities of danger in the future, which should make all of its supporters, as well as its author, anxious lor its speedy repeal. We hold to the use of both gold and silver as the standard money of the country, and to tne coinage of both gold and silver without discriminating against either metal or charge for mint age, but the dollar unit of coinage of both metals must be of equal intrinsic and exchangeable value, or be adjusted through international agreement, or by such safeguards ot legislation as shall ensure the maintenance of the parity of the two metals and the equal power of every dollar at all times in the mar kets, and in payment of debt ; and we demand that all paper currency shall be kept at par with and redeemable in uch coin. We insist upon this policy as especially necessary for the protec tion of the farmers and laboring classes, the first and most defenceless victims of unstable money and a fluctuating currency." SOUND ADVICE. The Person County Courier draws some very practical and pointed lessons from the recent elections. It believes as we believe, and as we have all the while endeavored to impress upon Democrats, that harmony is the only basis for our political success. It says : The gold Democrats say it was all caused b free silyer Democrats, and the free silver Democrats say that the landslide was all caused by the gold De mocrats. Let that be as it may, there is one fact taught by the result of last week's elections, and that is, it is no use for the Democratic party, or any other party, for that matter, to try to aeieat its oppoienl when their own people are split all to pieces. If we expect to make the fight for the Presi dency in 189C with any chance ol suc cess we have got to get our party united. That is one thing for Democrats to do. Every man should try to bring harmony in the party ranks. United we can meet the enemy and be conquerors, but if we are divided and discord reigns smong us, why then the result will be the eame as it was last weeic. Thero were several aspiring Presidential can didates laid on the shelf as a result of the recent elections. That was about all the Democratic party got out of it. The lody must bo well nourished now, to prevent sickness. If your ap petite is poor take Hcod'a Sarsaparilla. DEA Til OF DR. C. DURHAM. Rev. C. Durham, D. D., Secretary of the Mission Board of the Baptist State Convention, died suddenly at his home in Raleigh last Thursday night. He had been unwell for a few weeks, but no one supposed that there was anything serious in his illness. Heart failure was the cause assigned for his sudden demise. Considered in all his make-up, Dr. Durham was easily the strongest man in the Baptist denomination in North Carolina. He was wonderfully gifted as a preacher of the gostl, was thor oughly committed to whatever cause he espoused and never knew what it meant to abandon his cause or yield one inch of his conviction. Ihe State has lost a valuable citizen and the Bap tist denomination has lost a leader whose place can hardly be filled. Thous ands of people throughout the Stale feel a personal loss in his death. Dr. Durham had many warm lricnds Scotland Xeck and UiJ - vicinity. Quito a numberof prominent Baptists of the State were in Raleigh at the funeral Saturday afternoon. Among the number was Rev. J. D. Hufham, D. D., for mnny years pastor of the Baptist church in Scotland Neck. Ater the funeral sermon by Dr. J. W. Carter, pastor of the first Baptist church in Raleigh, Dr. Hufham paid Dr. Dur ham the following beautiful tribute as reported by the New and Observer: Dr. Hufham said when the telegram came announcing Dr. Durham's death it seemed as though the sky had been suddenly clouded over. Everyone from the little children to the old men mourned. An old soldier who wore the gray took my hand and said, " Go and tell them what Cleveland county and the old soldiers feel." Everbody grieved. Throughout the State for weeks and months to come there will be weeping as the news is told that this good man is gone. He was the most widely known of any ot us. He was the most loved, the most trusted, and no man in the denomination had such a hold upon the hearts of brethren and sisters, and I can say that to day a Prince in Isreal has fallen. His death j has brought grief to a hundred thous and homes and hearts, such is the al- fection that clustered around him. Years before the Revolution Alamance Baptists were persecuted and driven from their homes. This man s ances tors were among them, and among those who in spite of persecution planted churches and preached the gospel. He grew up in the region where the morning and evening sun clorified King's Mountain, where the traditions of Cowpen's and Ramseur's Mill, with their deeds of heroism and couraze, are told, and the stories of the bravery of our ancestors who fought for religious and civil liberty. He could not help being patriotic con sidering the blood that was in him. Then the war came, and father and sons went into the war, he the youngest of them all. Two came out to serve their country and their Lord. At Chancellors"'iIle news came that the farther had died in another part of the field. That boy said, "My father is dead, let me go look for his body." But they said, "1011 can do him no good, and maybe by night the South will need every man." He did not go. Do you wonder men trusted a man like that ? That man got his education in the army, and he was a soldier to the end of his life. His only question was, "What are orders ?" and once he had gotten orders, he never stopped to reason. "His not to make reply, his not to reason why, his but to do and die." He was entirely free from selfish ness or thought of personal gain. He did not seek promotion. He had m him just those qualities which com mand success, the qualities of Welling ton, Napoleon and Washington, mastery of detail, rapid generalization, instant determination, pluck, cheerlulness and perseverance. They would have made him a great master of railroads, of man ufacturing or business enterprises. Yet he had laid all these powers at the feet of Jesus and consecrated all to Him. He had one purpose, and that was to gloryify Jesus Christ and spread the knowledge of His truth among men., I am thankful that God gave him to us, and though it is hard for us to under stand why he is taken, we know that God can make no mistakes. It is pleasant to think that he has left these two boys to take his place, and that they will be enabled to follow the ex ample of their father and fill the place that he has left. Danger from Catarrh. The most important feature about that very common complaint, catarrh in the head, is its tendency to develop into some other more serious and dan gerous disease. The foul matter drop ping from the head into the bronchial tubes or lungs i3 very liable to lead to bronchitis or consumption, that de stroyer which causes more deaths in this country than any other disease. As catarrh originates in impurities in the blood, local applications can do but little good. The common sense method of treatment is to purify the blood, and for this purpose there is no preparation superior to Hood's Sarsaparilla. The powerful action of this medicine upon the blood expels every impurity, and by so dointr cures catarrh and gives health to the entire organism. CLOSING AT COST ! Dry Goods, Shoes and Hats, to make room for Hardware. A. P. Hymax. Attoney for B. B. Sherrod. WANTED : Several trustworthy gen tlemen or ladies to travel in North Carolina, for established, reliable house. Salary $780 and expenses. Steady po sition. Enclose reference and self ad dressed stamped envelope. The Do minion Company, Third Floor, Omaha Bldg., Chicago, 111. 11 14 tf T1IA NKSGIVING PRO t LA MA-TIOS. Governor Crr has ?cnt out the fol lowing h. info-giving proclamation : The people of North Carolina have much for which to e thankful to Almighty God in the. year which has brough forth abundantly of tne food products in repone to our labors, the prices of raw materials have-advanced, industrial progress has been awakened in our midst and the future looks brighter than the past few years of dis aster and want Our people should t-e thankful for the blessings vouchsafed to them, and, in grateful remembrance of His good ness and in obedience to our laws and the time-honored custom of our fore fathers devote one day of the year to His service. Therefore, I, Elias Carr, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby apjjoint Thursday, the 28th day of Novemler, 181)5, as a day of solemn and public Thanksgiving to God for pa.-t blessings, and of supplication for His continued kindness and care over us as a State and nation. 1 earnestly request every citizen of this creat Commonwealth to lay aside his usual businesss, assemble either at the churches or around the fireside, and make this annual festival a day of nraver and thanksgiving. Let not the day be devoted to amusements, but with grateful hearts give praise to God for the pereervation of our liberties and for the advancement of our nation in prosperity and greatness. This State has ever been the borne of freedom and the abiding place of a virtuous and noble people. L-et the day not pass without acknowledgment ol all these blessings ; and let us remember in our prayers and offerings the charitable institutions of the State, thft wounded and needy soldier, the orphans, the poor and afliictcd, and, by substantial giving, show forth the thankfulness of our hearts. How's Tins ! We ofieiv One Hundred Dollars Re ward for any ease of Ca tan h that can not ho cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, O. We the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. West fc Truax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Waldixg, Kixxax & Marvix, Whole sale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter nally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. Testimonials free. NOTICE! In pursuance of an order made in the special proceedings now pending in the Superior Court of Halifax county of selling land for assets, entitled R. II Smith, Executor of J. R. Herring, dec, against W. H. Kitchin, N. B. Joty, Jas. L. Josey and wife and others, I will, on the 21st day of December, 1895, in the town of Scotland Neck, N. C, sell at public auction to the highest bidder the following described real es tate : That piece of land in Halifax county, beginning at a stake on Black burn's Branch on the East side of the W. and W. Railroad (the Scotland Neck Branch,) 65 feet from the center of the road bed of said railroad, thence run ning parallel w ith said railroad towards Halifax 181 poles, near cattle-guard, to a stake, 05 feet from the center of said railroad, thence North 44 poles, East 89 poles and 15 links to a stake near a blackgum in James N. Smith's line, thence South 29 East, 197 poles and 15 links to three pines in James N. Smith's line, tnence South 57 West, 80 poles to Blackburn's Branch, thence up said Branch to the beginning, containg 68 acres more or less. Also the two following described tracts in Halifax county : One tract beginning at a stake in a little drain on Mrs. Susan Smith's corner, thence South 32 West, 120 poles to a stake, thence North 70 West, 53J pole? to a small red oak, thence North 13 East, 139 poles to J. N. Smith's line, thence South 87h East, 40 poles to a stump, thence South 32, East 50 poles to the beginning, containing 59 acres more or less. The other tract adjoining the above described tract, beginning at a small red oak, corner of above tract, thence North West 154 poles to a sweet gum on side of a lane, thence North 82 East 9 poles, t hence South 87 East 84 poles, thence South 13 West", 139 poles to the beginning, containing 35f acres more or less, being the same two. tracts conveyed to J. R. Herring by Isaac H. Smith and wife by deed of Record in Book 79, page 179. Terms of sale : One half cash, bal ance in 12 months, title retained until all purchase money is paid. This Nov. 20, 1895. R. H. Smith, Executor, 11 21 5t J. R. Herring, dec. NOTICE By virture of a mortage executed to me by Jno. F. Watson, now dead, on January 30 th, 1893, securing the sum of $255 vi th 8 pr cent, interest, of record in Book 98 page 539, of the Register's Office of Halifax county. I will, on the 20th day of December, 1895, at the court house door in the town of Halifax, sell for cash at public auction to the highest bidder the tract 01 land discribed in said mortage as follows : "That tract of land in Palmyra Town ship, Halifax county, adjoining the land of Gary .Weeks, Jno. G. Mizell, Mary J. Hyman and others, and bounded as follows : Beginning at the canal beyond my house now where I live aud running down the canal to a dead pine to Beach swamp, thence run ing up the line of Jno. G. Mizell to the County road running to Hobgood to Mary J. Hy man's line, thence run ning West to the County road leading from Hobgood to Braswell's X Roads, containing 199 acres more or less. This Nov. 18, 1895. L. C. Bell, mortgagee. By Claude Kitchex, Attorney. 11 21 5t. OLD NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE, 40 cts. per hundred. ABOUT ROADS. It is a great pity that men can not regard Ac interest of the p'.Mic in the matter of gfoi road". Ai.; immuni ty that esend money ti:re on making good mods will Su the end re ceive many thr.es the an;on:il of ex jienditure in the advantages that come from good roads. The Wanenton Rec ord tells how a citizen has trade inves tments for good road-? m his own pii va'.e business. It say ? : Dr. R. D. Fleming hu3 about four or five mile? of mill roads leading lroin the public roads to his mills. It cost a good deal to keep these loads in good order, so the Doctor has bought him a road machine with which he expects to put his mill roads m first-class order and keep them so. Good for the Doc tor. You may eat cheap hxl and not be .eriously hurt by it ; but you cannot take cheap mcdcins wilhoui. postive injury. If you use any bubstitue for' Ayer.a Sarsaparilla, you do so at the i peril ot your Jieith, pernaps oi yoi.r lite. Iueist on having Ayer's, and no other. 10 IfU BELTING, PIPE FITTINGS, AND A FULL LINE OF M ILL SUPPLIES, Sporting Goods of every des cription. A lanre consJtrn- ment of black and smokeless ; powder. Shot and Loaded j Shells Also a full assortment of blue and white and Steel Enameled Ware. -FORCE AND- ITCHER UMPS, OINTS A.ND VALVES, Farming Utensils, Iron, Cart and Wag . on Material, Cooking and Heating Stoves and Fixtures. The Agents lor the DeLaval Separator and Majestic Ranges. Also a full line of Paints aud Oils. Howard & Co., 10 3 3m TARBORO, N. C JUn M -NEW FALL AXU S1SW FALL AND- Our Stock of Goods is now complete in every respect and we invite you to call at once and look for yourself and be convinced that we have the most complete stock of goods ever brought to Scotland Neck. You can find a better assortment at our store than can be fonnd in at any one Store in town. Now these are facts and cannot be dis puted by any one. We are t offering EyeritMi at Low-Tariff Prices. We have not the epace to to tell you ABOUT OUR PRICES, But you can get an idea from what we print berow and come and see the rest yourself. Mer-SMris ! Men's, from 20 cents up to the very finest wool. Ladies', Misses' and Children's at all prices. Reefers are the Latest things in Ladies', Misses' and Children's Ties. We have just received a beauti ful lot o! them at 50 cente each. VESTS Come and see for yourself those "thousand-and-one things" we have not mentioned. B. G. JOSEY, 9 19 3m. OVERWORK INDUCED Nervous Prostration Complete Recovery by tie Uie of Ayer's Sarsaparilla " Som Tar ao, a. a r-Tit of too close attention to tmsa, icy health fiW. I kcaiao weak, nervnn., was unable to louk afwr my iut rests. nd manifested all the sywptows if de cline. I took three bottW'i of Aer' Sarsaparilla. lan to improve at fuce, and gradually increased my weight from one hundred ami twenty-lire to two hundred pounds. Since then, I and my family have nseu thi? medicine when netlfl, and wo are all in the best of health, a fact which we attribute to Ayer's Sarsaparilla. I lelieve my c hil dren would have leen fatherless to-day had it nut been for Ayer's Sarsaparilla, of which preparation I cannot fay too much." II. O. IIinson, Postmaster r.nd riantcr, Kinard's, S. C. Ayer's Sarsaparilla RECEIVING MEDAL AT WORLD'S FAIR. AYER'S Pills Save Doctor's Bills. Uorfolk Market. Norfolk, Va., Nov. 20, 1S9."). Ouoffltions of the Norfolk Market furnished by J. W. PERRY CO., COTTON FACTORS, AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, NORFOLK, - VIRGINIA, Cottox Markkt Steady. Strict Middling 8 3-lfi Middling 8 Strict Low Middling 8 how Middling 7 Bl'jes and Stains, Peanuts Steady. Fancy Strictly Prime Jij Prime 3 to 3 Low Grades B. E. Teas, Steady, 1 75 to If .80. We carry a large stock of all weights ot bagging and ties, peanut and pea lags. Write for prices. SEV& (PffH We have on hand a lot of the Celebrated Raleigh lis! at ?3.85 and $4.00. !iHGSt ti Also a lot of Wire and Slat Springs at low prices. DRY GOODS ! Best all-wool Flannel beautiful pat tern 36 Inches wide at 37c. Big lot of CREPONS at 10c to llc. Would be cheap at 12c to 15c. & CO., Neft N. C. Ben Cjrminnrn Made lunula Scotland Do you sell candy? Virginia Candy Company Mur.ubictuttT Who'eme P.r.tn ' J.i;i;ei UKANtiKS. LRMoNS. HAN ANNA", Van, , cakks and 'i:ackkkv 1 Roanoke Avenue. .Norfolk. Ur,FnJ: R...:?d Peanut Daily. Pianos and Orc.ws! : 7. : : t. : I r 7 We only ask an enquiry We carry the fullest stock y v.) c.m Haddington Building. Students Admit Inl at An. lin. Thorough Instruction in Bookh cjiintr, Shorthand, I'm mns!. r. T Individual instruction. loth scxch. Every .r.iii -h'-nM !. 1 . I BrsixKSs EnrcATiox. No education is complete ith'U! t. I : ,' mation address 2 28 lv. I. W. PATTON. Pius. 11 u Consignments 0 Country Produce of Every Descrijdiou Solicited. r M. II. Holland, of NanKJinond County, Va. No. A' Roanole Dock. Specialties : Peanuts, Cotton, Corn, j 0H FLK A. Poultry, Kgg9 and Lumber. 1 ' ' REFERENCES : The Rank ot Common N f - V t Fanners' Rank, Suffolk. V '. CORRESPONDENCE AND CONHION M EM'S s I . b ill ' ' T. A. JONES. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in RAOOINO, TIES. 1 I " ' Special Attention given to Sales of COTTON, OR A IN. PL N ' Liberal Cash Advances on Consignments. Prompt Returns and Highest Market Prices Guaranteeed. no market can or will pay you moit -Greenville . NOTICE! iTTew-MIUI In pursuauco of an order made in " Vf " the ei-ecial proceedings now t .ending f ,. n me superior court of Halifax coun- J 1 Iiau' J J1 " , iy, entitled Cha. L. Turner v?. R. P. Turner and others, I will, on the 23rd day of November 18'.5, in the town of Palmyra, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for. cah that tract of land in aaid county bounded by me lands ot JS. Hyman and W. K. Pip-' I thal Ik? nh to ana oemg on the left hand side of ! ner-onallv. v"v ivij. ic.-vuiug irjm raimyra to lar boro containing 159 acres more or lev, being the same land ot which the late Temperance Turner died, seized and possessed. This Oct. 2i, 1895. Claude Kitchix, xu ot ' Commissioner. Prop i: a PoMaI for ."jvu: !" 1 w 1 l t: 1 i i n? z z - ss nra hi? mm " - : r 1 t 1 av 3 2 5 KDrr To prove that the lM pl.t- t ! ORGANS, or in fact anytime 11, t; is our long estah!i.hcl ho'iso. .Sell at lowe;t prices and give e;i .where desired Church Orpin n .refer to the editor of this pajx r. :: WRITE FOR FULL PARTICULARS AND MENTION tim vr. :o: WALTER D, MOSES & CO 11K5 Main M'n HEARN BROS.. Ml Commission Mmhnis and tel S:, i Ri:i i;i;i:n 1- : 'itv N Not folk. Va. ; .1. W. K'., . (ivultiie-Ihiril-.:-y IV.im;! ' ' No.51t()AOKEIMM'K. NORFOLK, VA M. II. Hon r. f N.i M. IL HOLLAND, SOX V Co.. WHOLESALE COMMISSION M KliUIA.Yh EHtahlish'd LS7X. SAVAGE, SOW CO., Cotton Factors and Commission Mt-rcha-M Tunis Wharf, I NOIU l h' R KH.lt k.n 1 - N Rank, or any 1 " 1 in the City. THE STAH WAREHOUSE, GREENVILLE, X. C. ROUNTM, BROWN & CO., Proprietors, Commtnds it.-elf to the Renders of Tm: Dkmociut a- ?.'.' i ' TOBACCO. Nothing ha lrii left undone 111 the -.i,-!i ' ' to ensure top market price for your TOUACCO. G-l ; " " . . and Capt. Pace, the acknowledged leader in the V an-!, m - ' tcr your Interests in the Kile of your TOUACCO. d 011 AP?r. cation. Give us a trial and be convince,- 9 20 3m 4 where I purcb.i- ere j pu:-j.,i-' THE LATEST STVf ' 01 m:i.i.i'- With thea-i-' ' 1 . Tt P - OLD.VKU'M'A 1.