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K. E. HILLIARD, - - - - Editor. Published Evcrv Thursday. Entered at the Rost-OJfi'e at Scotland y";k, A". C, 'M Second Clam Matter. THURSDAY, MAY 7. ISM. TO C1IAXCE NAME. After the lJth of June, ISM, this paper will he no longer Thk Dkmoorat. On the lwth of June It will bo published under the name Thk Commonwealth, under which the paper ws established in August 12. Of course thi con templated change ot name calls forth gome explanation. Let MH ay in the ont.-.et that the paper will continue under the .same maiutsoinent that it ha been under since December 17, and it.-; politic will bo the s:r.e. In fact there ic no change contemplated except the name of the paper, only we hope to improve it. Thh Commonwealth was the name of the paper In which the writer's name first appeared as editor December, IHH2. "We had the management of the paper under that name until about Septem ber !:', when being crowded with work us principal of Vine Hill male academy, we sold the paper to Mr. Ceo. M. Car;-. Mr. Carr edited the paper a few months only and sold it to Mr. George Newell, who edited it about a year and a half, when it practically sus pended. The paper was soon revived undor the editorial management of Mr. Chas. E. Haskitt, and under a new name, The Democrat. Soon Capt. V. II. KitchintooK charge of the paper and edited it for about two yearn, and De cember 2:5, L7, the present editor, rMigning the prineipalship of Vine Hill academy, purchased the outfit of Tut Democrat and has had entire con trol of it ever since. Now, the explanation of the contem plated change : It has been u. .sort of sentiment with us for the past nine years ever since wo purchased the paper that we pre ferred to do our journalistic work under the nanio which gave us our first love for it. It was inconvenient to make this change except at the end of the volume year, which came, every time we especially wished to make a change, just after an election; and the paper bearing such a positive name for de mocracy we did not know just how our readers would take it. Then there are at least nix other papers in the State named The Democrat and they are all good company ; but in a multitude of the tame name there is confusion. These are our reasons for making the change, and the same rea sons have existed all the while ; but we have procrastinated in the matter until now. We make the change at the end of the halt volume year, and so avoid it at the exciting season of an election 1 o ii Krt tT T-w,-jt-iA.-r1 tlio 4" will be dotted nor a 't" crossed differ ently in our work under the name The Commonwealth Irom what it would bo if continued The Democrat. We sim ply like the old name of our first love for journalism, and by making the change we shall get back under a name different from that of any other paper in the State. The matter will be referred to in sub sequent issued before tho change is made. If you would always be healthy, keep your blood pure with Hood's Sarsapa rilla, the One True Blood Purifier. State of Ohio, city of Toledo, Lucas County. ti'' Frank J. Cheney matci oath that he is the senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney fc Co., doing business In the citv of Toledo, county and State afore said, and that said firm will pay the eura of one hundred dollars ioreach and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this Oth dav of Decem ber, A. I), lb. A. W. Gleason, Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken intern ally and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials, free. - F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. . Hold bv druggists, 7oc. m T WO "OH SERVERS" The Raleigh X?v:s k Observer, a sil ver advocate, and the Charlotte Observ er, a gold advocate, have been spatting a little. The Raleigh Observer of April :;th charged the Charlotte 0Js'n.?r with preaching Republican doctrine, and concluded as follows : "We boldlv assert that the direct tendency of the Ob v.rie r is to lenu iu 1 i t i i . i ... T;i-.i,l.)t- .'OKI stanuaru menus imo tut; 1 can j. arty. Every now and then we hear of followers of our neighbor who openly avow their purpose to yoto for the Republican nominee if a free coin age Democrat is nominated at Chicago. The Obvrvtr admit that ther is strong probability that the iilver Dem ocrats will carry the National conven tion, and a certainty that the sliver men will write the platform of the State convention, and yet, strange to siy, fills its columns with arguments to be used by the enemies of the party should its own prediction! be verified. "If Mr. Holton, chairman of the Re publican State executive committee, de sired to direct the policy of the Char lotte Ohm-rver in the interest of the Re publican party, he would not care to cross a "t" or dot an "l" by way of changing its present policy, nor would he, according to a recent utterance in the Hopping letter of his late antago nist, ex-Congresiman John S. Hender son. As long as it continues its pres ent course, tho Republicans need no daily organ in the State. The Observ er is making more votes for them than a straight Republican paper could make." To this charge of the Raleigh Obser ver the Charlotte Observer replied May 1st, and concluded at follows : "Tho Raleigh paper's logic leads to no other conclusion than this : That a newspaper may express its opinions un til it finds that they are not in line with those of the multitude, and then stop ! And we do it the justice to say that it lives up to its logic. On the contrary, we do our bot to impres our views upon the party up to tho time when it makes its decision, and the Re publicans are welcome to the use of any of our arguments afterwards. It is as yet altogether an open question as to tho kind of financial declaration the national Democratic party will make at Chicago and it has clearly never oc curred to the yew a it- Observer that if tho sound money men win, as they did in lS'J-i, and as it is exceedingly proba able they will again, the Populists and T. 1 l. - - m--. much material with which to light the Democratic ticket as they can m ours in the contrary event. Beyond the foregoing we do not care to waste space further than to add that the Charlotte Observer does not need any lessons in politics or in political or journalistic morality from a paper which can not be Induced to say out right whether or not it will support the national candidate of its own party if he is a gold bug, (doubtless it will if the crowd does) and which, until its tail was pinched without mercy, de clmed to interpose a word of objection to a scandalous trade to which it was being sought to make its party in the State one of the contractors." Merry Notes From Weldon. Correspondence to Thh Democrat) Weldon, N. C, May 4, '!G. On Wednesday evening at G o'clock, Mr. W. I). Cochran of Rocky Mt., was married to Miss Jennie Morecock, daughter of Mr. J. E. Morecock near Weldon. On their return to Weldon Mrs. Mary E. Cochran, the groom's mother, gave them a nice wedding sup per and at f Ao the happy couple took the train for Ilocky Mt. Our former townsman, Mr. A. S. Allen, who now resides in Norfolk, vras united in marriage to Miss Sallie B. Snead of Fork Union, Fluvana county, Va., Rev. Mr. Snead officiating. They will reside In Norfolk. The bride is a sister of Mrs. W. E. Daniel of Weldon. Capt. W. H. Day went down to the Republican Convention in Halifax and made a big speech. The convention it seems did not desire to take the Cap tain's advice. It is said he told them that he joined the Republicans to rule and not to be ruled by them and he was going to rule. The ladies of Weldon assisted by la dies from Halifax and Dr. Paul Moore of Jackson gave an entertainment at Erary Hall Friday night for the bene fit of the Episcopal church at Weldon. The programme consisted of local and instrumental music, recitations, tab leaux and living pictures. They were also assisted bv Mips Ruth Mason of Northampton, daughter of Capt. Tom Mason. Miss Mason is blind and was educated at the school for the blind at Ealeich. The solos sung by her were ' The Day is D auti .uy 'juccn. ii is usea- v that the pieces were exquisitelv renuer- ed. The singing of Miss Prescott and Miss Edwards was fine, and the recita tions by miss Annie Williams were ex cellent and much enjoyed ; also those of Miss McNamara. The recitations and comic songs of Dr. Paul Moore were good and much enjoyed. SCOTLAND NECK STE AM DYE WORKS -Mourning Goods a Specialty Get price list. Address Scotland Neck Steam Dyeiko Co. 1-24-ly Scotland Neck N. O the LET HIM RESIGX. The Elkin Tin"? of two or three week- ago contained the following : "The citizen .f Elkin were treated to a ij-ectacle !at week that they have never had the pleasure ot enjoying U-- f,,rf. a Judge of the Superior Court in ; .n intoxicated condition. He wa.- one of tho-e lu3ion judge- elected at the Iat election." The Landmark called on the Tlms to name the judire and that paper last weck replied that hi-; name a Nor T ...... .A f,.Hi2ti!'i I ttr.ii imtrk njji. .. iik... . - This is the same Judge Norwood that disgraced the bench at Robeson court soon after he was elected, If we are not mistaken. The Democrat said then, and it re peats it now, that Judge Norwood ought to resign. If there is any de partment of our government which ought to hold itself above reproach it is the judiciary. If there is any position of trun that ought to command the universal res pect and confidence of the people, it is that of the man who directs the pro ceedings of those tribunals wherein the scales of justice are held between the State and criminals and between indi vidual citizens. We have no personal attack for Judge Norwood. We have never seen him, and for ought we know ho may be clev er and genial, good natured and generous- Rut we plead for the maintenance of the dignity of the high and honored position of trust which lie occupies. This paper said after his debauch at the Robeson court that Judge Norwood ought to resign. The yorth Carolina Baptist said give him a lift and help him up. We said then, as wo say now, that we would gladly do anything in our power to reform a man who is curs ed with a weakness for strong drink. And we also paid then, as we say now, that for the State to tolerate such con duct on the part of its public servants in high positions, is too much like a young girl marrying a drunkard in Ol der to reform him. Personally we have nothing against Judge Norwood, we say, for we do not know him ; but we do say that the good and fair name of our grand old State ought not to be called upon to bear the disgrace of the spectacle of . r - t. n,u jt.c-0o eisMj-ung in a course of drunkenness and debauchery. Let Judge Norwood resign ; and nothing short of resignation ought to satisfy the people of the State.- Plymouth Nws. (Corre()oii Jnc to Tub Dbuocsat.) Plymouth, N. C, May 1, IS'.KI. Tho Roanoke Lumber Company are rebuilding, with added improvements, their large saw-mill which was destroy ed by lire some time ago. The meeting at the Baptist church closed last Monday night. Six were baptized and welcomed into full fellow ship with the church. A protracted meeting was begun at the Methodist church last Sunday. The pastor, Rev. Mr. Cunninggim, is being aided by Rey. Mr. Holmes, of Klttrells. The interest seems to bo docp. Several have professed conver sion. Our town is not on any big boom yet it is steadily growing, as one can see from tho new buildings constantly going up. What wo need now is a first class school with two hundred pupils enrolled. Whitaker Speight, (Correspondence to Thb Democrat.) Enfield, N. C, May 4, 1896. On April 29th at 2 :30 p. m., Hali fax and Edgecombe weded. Rev. C. II. Whitaker of the former, and Miss Liz zie A.Speight of the latter, county were made one at Speight's Chapel, in Edge combe, by Rev. C. L. Whitaker, brother ot the groom. Mr. Joe Norman of Parmele and Miss Fannie Speight of Wrendale were the bet man and maid of honor at the nuptials. The arch of spruce pine at the par son's stand and the chancel, with other evergreen trimmings were very notice able. The bride and maid of honor bore beautiful bouquets of natural flowers. After the marriage ceremony the bridal party with relatives and friends partook of a bountiful repast at Dr. R. 11. (inPKrVif.'t an linrlo nt ihm Kn'o Tl,n., on private conveyance the happy pair left for Mr. AV. C. Whitaker's in Hali fax county whoie wife is the only sis ter of the groom and the officiating minister. Here the day following a dining was given, and citizens of Edge combe and Halifax again mingled voices and broke the social crust. Mr. Whitaker and wife will spend several days with hi sister, then leave for his pastorate, Littleton circuit. Faithful to God and to each other they shall prosper. So mote it be. Johnson's Chill and Fever Tonic cures every time. Cost 50 cents a bot tle if it curces ; not one cent if it does not. For gale by E. T. Whitehad &, Co. GENERAL .Y H-s Jack--.:: : J !.:; M!-- La , A: -' a ' rri.::i W the exec'K , e c i: j Io-;r. v, ..s c. 'tn.m. - rv-id : c 1 . .- ! he 1 cn. nont ch:; The plv "R. - : i--ii '-i ir :;:o:i a- WO !.o;- The: age of -ilvc-r a:. ! goid :!. -.io of r the action ther na'in. delegate t 10 to 1 w.i.-'.: or co -o Deration and we herebv W:i f i: f.j any o instruct the Nation.il Democratic convention to be held in Chicni.'o in Julv next, m favor of platform embodying these principles. And we further instruct sn id de!p':ato to vote for no man for President or Yi.-e-Pre-idcrit who is not fully and unequivocally in favor of the principles aboe expres.-ed. Resolved th.t the delegates to the National convention from this State be instructed to vote a- a unit, on all ques tions." MICHIGAN I'OK OOI.I). Detroit. Mich., April J9. Tho finan cial views of the administration had won a complete victory when the Mich igan Democratic State convention ad journed shortly after S o'clock to-night. On the questions which were closely contested, this victory was accomplish ed by tho narrow margin of fS out of a total of some 00 votes. The admin istration men obtained the organization, adopted their resolutions entire, and elected all their candidates for delegates-at-large, and alternates. The free silver contingent took their defeat hard, but there is no anticipation of any bolts to speak of, although such talk was indulged in by a few of the rad icals. They assert that had the dele gates all acted independently according to their convictions, without assistance from Federr.1 officeholders, and al-o without the use of the unit rule in man- counties, that the convention would certainly have gone on record for free sliver. SHAH OF PERSIA KILLED. Twhcran, Persia, .May I. While the Shah of Persia was entering tho inner court of the shrino of Shah Abdul Az- im, .-ix miles south ol this city, at - o'clock ths afternoon, he wr.s shot and killed by a man disguised as a. woman. The assassin tired point blank at the Shah's he;u-t. Immedietely the Shah was carried to his. carriage, and convey ed to his palace, where he was attended by Dr. Thologan, his chief physician. Other physicians were hastily sent for. but in spite of their combined efforts, his Majesty expired soon after his ar rival at his palace. The assassin, who was promptly ar rested, is s.iid to be from Kennan. It is believed that the murderer has ac complices. The heir apparent, Muzaf-Er-Eel-Dm, was immediately advised of the a.-Piiss nation of his father and will leave Tabriz, where he was sojourning, for Teheran as soon as possible. London, May 1. It is known that the Sh;ih wns arranging for a great cel ebration of his accession on May b. At the Persian legation in this city the opinion is expressed that the deed was the work of a fanatic and was not the outcome of any specially designed movement. But according to a des patch which has been received here from Teheran via St. Petersburg, the assassin was a member of tho Babi se cret society, a criminal association which has hitherto made attempts upon the Shah's life. A dispatch from Teheran to tho Times, regarding the situation in Per sia, says : "Much discontent has exist ed for some time through the clearness of provisions, partly caused by the ex cessive issue of copper coins. butler's bill. Washington, May 1. In tho Senate to-day Mr. Butler, (Pop. N. C.) present ed a bill making the Mexican si Iyer dollar and the Japanese yen, each con taining 37 11-4 grains of pure silver, full legal Jtsnder dollars in the United States. In supporting the bill Mr. Butler declared that if the Federal gov ernment would not make these silver coins legal tenders, then the States had the power so to recognize them. 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