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THE COMMONWEALTH
Published Tuesdays & Fridays by
The Commonwealth, Inc.
Scotland Neck Bank Bldg.
Scotland Neck, N.G.
Entered at the Postoffice at
Scotland Neck, N. C, as second
class matter under Act of Con
gress, March 3, 1879.
Subscription Bates:
One Year $1.00
Six Months .50
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(In Advance)
All articles submitted for pub
lication must bear the author's
name, not necessarily for publi
cation, but as a guarantee of
good faith.
All drafts, checks, money or
ders, &e., should be made payable
to The Commonwealth, Inc.
HEARING ON ADAMSON LAW
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Friday, Decemberlst, 1916.
LOVE
The night hath a thousand eyes,
The day but one;
Yet the light of the whole world dies
At the set of sun.
The mind has a thousand eyes,
The heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies,
When love is done.
LOVE
Love rules the world. It is the
hope and joy of womanhood; the
strength and inspiration of man
hood. It is the stimulus of youth,
the solace of age. It is the foun
dation of families, the bulwark of
society. Without it the world
were a waste, mankind an encum
brance. With it the earth smiles
and humanity's great heart swells
with gladness. Love is omnipres
ent. It is supreme alike in kingly
palace and peasant cottage. It
sways the destinies of nations and
shapes the policies of government,
It cannot b e circumscribed
limited, or abolished. It is stron
ger than armies in battle array,
than beetling ship of war or fro
wning fortress. It is above regal
rule or legislative enactments.
Parental counsel it respects, par
ental prohibition it defies. It is
in truth the one power on earth
indestructible, irremovable, unconquerable.
PROSPERITY
The virtue of prosperity is tem
perance, and the virtue of adver
sity is fortitude. Prosperity is
not without many fears and dis
asters, and adversity is not with
out comfort and hope.
We see in needlework it is more
pleasing to have a lively work up
on a sad and solemn ground, than
to have a dark and melancholy
work upon a lightsome ground.
Virtue is like precious odors, most
fragrant when crushed; for pros
perity doth best discover vice but
adversity doth best discover vir
tue. Bacon.
PAVE MAIN STREET
There never was a time when
the terrible condition of our
streets has drawn forth more
strong comment than the past
twenty four hours. Many are
abusing the contractors who tore
up the streets, and want to make
them fix them up so that people
and especially ladies, can cross
the streets, at any corner, without
being mirred up. Others feel
that the town is not very ener
getic in coming to the relief of
the citizens, seeing that at some
corners the road is almost impass
able, and there is no doubt but
what the merchants will suffer if
this condition continues.
The real solution is that now
that -the streets have been torn
up there is no little mending that
will do much good, and the talk
of a sand clay road on Main St.,
means just so much money throwji
away, for it must be realized that
whilst a sand clay road is very
well for a country road, where
the crown can be made to carry
off the water, it has not proved
very beneficial where heavy loads
are continually traversing the
thoroughfare.
The only thing for Main street,
considering its width, is concrete,
or similar material, and let us get
together quickly on this propo
sition and discuss it, so that we
may determine upon doing and
be in accordance with the wishes
of all the citizens.
SEND IN YOUR SANTA CLAUS
LETTERS AT ONCE
Washington, Nov. 29. At the
hearing yesterday before the joint
committee of Congress to inves
tigate transportation in interstate
commerce the cross-examination
of Alfred P. Thorn, appearing for
great railroads of the United
States, it developed that Senator
Newlands and Eepresentative
Adamson hold opposing views on
the proposition to compel Feder
al incorporation of the railroads.
Mr. Newlands, chairman of the
Senate Committee on Interstate
Commerce, and the joint commit
tee before which the hearing is
being held, agress with Mr. Thorn
that the railroads should be in
corporated under the Federal gov
ernment. To unify and simplify
the railroad administration of the
country, according to matter he
put in the record today, he would
"require that all railroads engag
ing in interstate commerce shall
incorporate under a national law
in accordance with certain con
ditions not only permitting but
favoring the consolidation of rail
roads."
Mr. Thorn declared that had
House Committee on Interstate
and Foreign Commerce, and vice-
chairman of the Newlands com
mittee, opposes Federal incorporation.
"The proposition of the roads"
said Representative Adamson, "is
that the power ought to be cen
tralized, and they should not be
allowed to go into 48 states to do
their business. They would make
it so that J. P. Morgan could take
the mortgages in Alabama and
Illinois and would have to study
usury or interest, or dishonesty
in financial transactions subject
to but one jurisdiction.
"This government of ours is
dual. There were states that made
the constitution. So far as the
financing of the railroads is con
cerned. I do not know nf mw.
body who ever asked these capi
talists to buy up all the little
roads that the people in the dif
ferent states built and consoli
date them into one, two, three or
a dozen systems."
Mr. Thorn was asked to state
how the big sjstems control the
the various roads under their man
agements. He answered that it
was done by actual physical ow
nership, the acquisition of stock.
or by lease. Most of the pur
chases were made under original
charters, which have provisions
for making transfers. The ideal
way, he added, is to own all the
property. The Pennsylvania
road, he explained, has more than
100 corporations. He could not
say how many his road, the Sou
thern Railway, has.
Senator Newlands asked Mr
Thorn why the larger roads ac
quired the smaller ones, and con
solidated them.
'It was done in answer to th
demands of commerce" said the
witness. "The roads wpto Vi
together to accomodate traffic. It
was a commercial evolution; an
economic necessity."
Mr. Thorn declarde that hA
Federal incorporation been re
quired the consolidation won 11
have been easier to accomnlifib.
and a better system would have
resulted.
"The various systems are held
together now by legal contrivan
ces," said he.
The railroad managements with
rare exceptions, he asserted, are
a unit on the question of Federal
incorporation. Senator Newlands
asked the witness if he had not op
posed ten years ago, what he rec
ommends today, and if so, why he
changed front.
"An actual necessity caused
the roads to change." said Mr
Thom. -Year by year under the
present system the managements
of the railroads find that i
harder and harder for them n
move, when they have no con
trol over either the income or the
expenses of their enterprises.
Ihose primarily resnonsihio
the management of the roads have
virtually come to the conclusion
that their task is in,n;u
less the United States takes charge
fuiaLes tnem- The stand
of efficiency should be u
the Federal government. Once
we have governmental regulatio
it must be a single regulation
ft Home of Thanksgiving is
a Joyous Place
"Let there be thanks: Let there be joy"
So says the Good Book and it is as true
today as when written, but to have that
joy there must be contentment, and con
tentment only comes with right living
To live right one must have the proper things
r f lif 2 and none are more essential than
the home properly fixed
for this reason we have stocked our store with the
essential for right living. Living in comfort. Living
in economy. Living in satisfaction that all is right.
Furniture for every room
Conveniences for every woman
We can serve you right because we have
studied your comfort and convenience
and are prepared to give you the exact
things for right and convenient living.
Dixie Furniture Company,
S. B. kitchin Bernard Allsbrook
Full of
A Big Store
Good -Things to Eat
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WANT ADS
6ooooooooooo!)
WANTED Pine Logs Delivered
at Rate of one Car per day.
Pitt Lumber Company, Green
ville, N. C.
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FOR SALE 1915, 4 cylinder Sax-
cm runabout automobile with,
self starter and electric lights.
New set of tires, good run
ning shape for $285.00 apply
to C. F. MARKS, Tillery,
N. C. N. 3 7 10 14 17
LOST. A nice medium sized,
Cameo brooch on pink setting
with plain gold rim. If found
please return to Miss Kate Boy-ette.
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II VHIO- J
Children pull at the heart
strings and their slightest
illness means anxiety.
For nearly a half century
mothers have had Dr. King's
New Discovery at hand for
croup, congestion, coughs,
colds and grippe.
The mildly laxative ingredients
expel the cold germs, the choking
phlegm is raised, the congested chest
is relieved, the cough loosened and
a serious illness is averted.
Get a Kotl nf rw. V: m
r. rung s new
Discovery at yum druggist to-day.
CERTAIN CUBE FOE CROUP
Mrs. Rose Middleton, of Greenville,
111., lias had experience in the treatment
of this disease. She says, "When my
children were small my son had croup
trequentiy. Chamberlain's Cough Re
medy always broke up these attacks
immediately, and I was never without
it in the house. I have taken it myself
for coughs and colds with eood re
sults."
Doesn't that sound good this close to Thanksgiving and Christinas '
Well, it is so, for it would be hard to find a more complete stock of
"GOODIES" than right here in my store.
My patronage grows, because my customers are pleased.
I thank you let it continue to grow.
Your orders are always appreciat ed.
CLEE VAUGHAN
A SQUARE DEAL COURTESY
BOTH PHONES 174 BOTH PHONES
The Largest Exclusive Retail Gro eery Business in Halifax County.
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LEWIS B. SUITER
With
THE NEW YORK LIFE INS. CO.
WELDON, N. C. tf.
MODEL BARBER SHOP
J. D. Smith, Prop.
Skilled Barbers, Sanitary
Methods, Sharp Steel, Best
Service
Electrical Shampoo and
Massage Machines. : :
ENTERTAINMENT WHILE YOU
WAIT
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATE
Having this day qualified as Adniin
istratix of John H. Ausbon, deceased.
late of Scotland Neck, North Carolina,
I hereby notify all persons having
elaims against the decedent to present
the same to me duly verified on or be
fore the 25th day o f October, 1917,
or this notice will be pleaded in bar of
their recovery.
All persons indebted to said estate
will please make prompt payment to
me.
This 25th day of October, 1913.
Mrs. Cottie Everett,
Administratis of John H. Ausbon
l S. A. Dunn, Attorney.
I Nov. 3-7-10-14-17-21-2428
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STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
BANK Of ENFIELD
ENFIELD, NORTH CAROLINA
At the close of business November 17th., 1916
RESOURCES
Loans and discounts '.
Stocks and Bonds
Banking House
Furniture and Fixtures
All other real estate
Cash and Cash Items
$352,478.89
19,925.00
5,000.00
1,500.00
5,395.58
13,860.07
Due from Banks 127,637.77
TOTAL $525,797.31
LIABILITIES
Capital Stock $ 10,000.00
Surplus fund 50,000.00
Undivided Profits & Re'es
Accrued I't due depositors
Accrued taxes due
Cashier's Checks
DEPOSITS
17,160.26
2,000.00
1,000.00
1,650.86
443,986.19
TOTAL $525,797.31
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Now begins the hois
day shopping season
Our great Christmas stocks
are ready for you
Throughout the entire establish
ment Christmas readiness is su
preme. Our preparations are
complete. We are ready to
serve you with vast stores of
gift merchandise in greater as
sortments than ever before.
We urge the public to do their Christmas
shopping early before the rush
We have just received some pretty ladres'
one-piece dresses in all shades,
popular prices
Ladies' plush coats, something different
than we had earlier in the season
M
Hoffman & B
SCOTLAND NEereYour Father Always Traded.
NORTH CAROLINA
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CorrectAttest:
C. E. McGWIGAN,
B. P. PARKER,
. Directors.
IVEY WATSON PRESIDENT.
state of North Carolina
Halifax.
Sworn to and subscribed before
this 22nd., day of November 1916
C. H. Matthews, Notary Public.
'. Package of Insurance Pa-
near Gallburg Farm, no value
whatever except to the owner.
Finder please return to The
Commonwealth Office.
SANTA CLAUS PRIZES
The doll t.O lip on iron
r , r to A away I) y
county of The
, lohu tu Llie little
girl under eight years of age for
me,the best Santa Claus letter is now
exhibited in the window of R. C.
Josey and Company.
AN OLD MAN'S STOMACH
As we grow older and less active, less
and less food is required to meet the
demands of our bodies. If too much is
habitually taken, the stomach will re
bel. When a man reach a ti.
ced age of 85 or 90 you will find that
he is a light eater. Be as fl.fi ,
you will, however, you will occasional
ly eat more than vou sh
- UU Will
reel the need of Chamber!
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to correct the disorder. These tahU..
do not contain pepsin, hnt fiti.m
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tne stomach and enable it
itS functions nof noll 1 mi
.uiauj. J-Uejr aiSO
cause a gentle movement of the bowels.
jTo the Ladies!
Cavn Would you like to
I-.cH II make $25.00 or $50
MONFV UhristmasY wrwui
iiunui , liami-
I handsome catalogue wliirli "ill
enable you to take orders read-
reliable and well known jewel
ler. Time is short. Write iv-
'DAY! Catalogue and Tartieu
lars free.
JACOB BENNETT, .
212 Main Street Norfolk,
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