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THE : COMMONWEALTH J 'AftemooiivDaily and Semi Weekly.' i The Commonwealth, Inc. . . Scotland Neck Bank Bldg. v - ; Scotland Neck, N.C. , . ' A ' - - . f .-. Entered at the Postoffice at Scotland Neck, N. C, as second class matter under ' Act Vf Con gress, March 3,' 1879. , , Subscription .Bates: ("In - Advance)7. . THROUGH MAIL" , One Year 1 $3.00 I j Six Months T-- 1.50 Semi-Weekllx One YearV 1.00 j ' By Carrier 10 Cents per week All articles submitted fr 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, &c, should be made payable to The CommOnweatfi, Inc. Tuesday, May -1, -1917 - NO HYSTEEIA--PLEASE The tendency, to over do ' t lie desire to be helpful an. "the present crisis is apparent on every hand, . in in order to check too many manifestations of " hystpria, and aid the people with advice, that will soothe tiieir. feelings and yet not depreciate -their natural en thusiasm, we have, carefully - .stu died the '. editorials of the leading writers of the country. . That the idea we have in mind can be put concisely before 'our people we hereunder quote from the Dry (roods Economist; -.which emphasizes our views exactly, and will, probably meet with the same accord from many of our sober thinking citizens. . 'Events move rapidly these days. Aiul conditions change with equal swiftness. It seems only a few days since' appeals 'for action were in order. . To-day ac tion, is still necessary, but there is also evident need to put the brake on action in some of its manifestations. In other words, while a vast amount of work must - be done to fit this country for due participation in the war, that work must be properly organiz ed and it must be in ' the ' right di rection. - What this country is in dan , ger of at present is unwise or mis directed effort-. The road to Hades is said to be paved -with goocFliitentions, and jtheije are lots of people, to-day whose in tentions are good, who are anxi ous to help, "but, who have neith er the training nor the experience for the work they are trying to undertake.' And their efforts, so far ' from ' being : salutary, threat en to have a decidedly adverse ef fect. ".'. ;-':.', - "Indeed, just as we have suf fered from . the idealism, - .of the unpractical views of the paci fists, harm may result right now from the activities of people who str ongly favor the war, earnestly desire that it be waged on a gi gantic scale, but lacking a due sense 'of proportion and of -perspective, seem to have been thrown off their balance by the widespread and insistent appeals for general and indiscriminate co-operation. To check the hysteria, to re place it s with common-sen, is the duty of every good citizen. Such a time as this calls for sani ty, for cool gudgment, for steady progress, not for frothy talk, for impracticable -suggestions, for rushing hither and thither. .The true patriot keeps " his head in any. emergency. It's all right to paint in vivid colors the citizen's duties, his obligations, his oppor- , tunities in - behalf of world freer dom. It is, on the' other hand -ivkolly unwise to emphasize tri- fles, to urge people, in the wrong direction,- and to advocate meth ods, which wilL hurt ratther than help, ' "Xhe present tendency toward hysteria is apparent, to take just one example, : in the announce ment as to the intention of the wives of prominent Washington officials to cut out all unneces- sarv exnenditures during the war. Doubtless the laclies .mean well: they think they" are "set ting a good example." One must challenge, "however, both their democracy and their understand ing of economics. What tfieir ' 4 good intention" really amounts to is a plan for throwing thou sands out of work. Were it to receive general adoption, v manu facturers and merchants, factory hands . and store employees throughout the country would suffer, while such benefit , as mignt .accrue wuuiu uc xi-Lu.y mal in; comparison. . V 4 ' Let 's have economy by all means. iiCi s uol waste pim-ua that are scarce and cannot read ily be replaced. Let us parti cularly strive fto use wisely ev ery bit of food that comes into bur possession. But the hoard ing of money will help no. one. "Going shabby" by those who can afford to dress well, '.''Just to set. an 'exam-Die," will-not in crease the supply of munitions or other war requirements. There is, indeed, no reason wny tne wealthy and the well-to-do should change their standards of, living in any marked degree, except in ,the matter of foods. . Any of our citizens who have planned : .to thus deny themselves ought to be urged to give further consid eration to this well-meaning,, but economically unsound resolu tion." , j: V REMEDY FOB WHOOPING if Last winter when my little boV Had the whooping cough I gave him Cahm berlain Cough Remedy, V- writes; Mrs. J, B: ; Roberts, East ' St: . Louis. IlL ? ' I kept ; his . cough loose and relieved him of, those dreadful coughing spells. It is the only cough medicine I keep' in the house because I have the most con: fidence in it' This remedy is also good for colds and croup. - - 1 WAR RELIEF t Gn May Day, which is May 1st, the ladies of the town will sell ice cream at the school building, all day,for the relief of the war sufferers. ' t- ' SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - The Ladies of the Round Table Club request all of the "clubs of the ladies of the town who are interested in the war relief fund to meet with them at the' school auditorium ori; Saturday; af ternoon May 5, at four, o'clock. ' ; MRS. G. HUJTi'MAM, ?c- MODEL BARBER SHOP 1 , r 4 ' - J. D. Smith, Prop. . : ' Skilled "Bar t-ers, Sanitary Methods, Sharp Steel, Best . Service : .Electrical Shampoo and ' . Massage Machines. : : ' ENTERTAINMENT WHILE YOU I Vhen You Motor, ! Motor Right v6 HENCE AN OVERLAND GlR WILLYS-KNIGHT G. C. Weeks g Hoa This? We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of 'Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Medicine. Hall's Catarrh Medicine has been taken bycatarrh sufferers for the past thirty five years, and has become known, as the most. reliable remedy for Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Medicine acts thru the Blood on sl tne Mucous surfaces, expelling the Poi son from the Blood and healing the dis eased portions. . After you have taken Hall's Catarrh Medicine for a short time you will see a great improvement in your - g-eneral health. Start taking Hall's Catarrh Medi cine at once and get rid of catarrh. Send, for testimonials, free ; F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo, Ohio". Sold by all Drug-gists, 75c. v 'A- erav m aiai.- . -. ered pasae, ana when he appu position . an enterprising ' fa tonea down and a yanget man secures the job. Eemeay-p'revents hair fall;., " ' restor gray .hair to its natural color. Fre pie, 10 cents. ; 6e8aai' THE MILDISD LOUlSE CO. MUMMUnHllin.a . h-' 1 """"" ' a ru u n aa m en ITU A tm k IH1 k Wl ii. S3 2- H 53 SB X 3C 1KI 3E K3 3E SH 3E Efl W EM W ; " " KilllHn Mrs.- R. -B. Hyatt of Tarboro was over here last night to attend the play. cnnnnnoononnonnnnnnonnnooDonnnnsonnnnnaa a n a a a a a a m a a a axon oadster Q a a a s H H S H a NOBODY MAKES EFFORT TO GREATER PLEASE This car has every modern motor car feature. It is,cbmpletely equipped to the last detail. ; And part for part g considering both the number and the quality of the Saxon Roadster features- it is the greatest motor car value the market, v If you are not thoroughly pleased with the service and at tention joureceive from trading at my store, you would con fer a tjreat favor on me tb tell me the particular trouble you are having. Nobody could tryv harder to please customers than I do, so. your difficulties will be ended, if you will only let me know. ; I My stock is thoroughly comeplete. Qualitythe ery best Service as good as can be given, Prices as low as can be made . on H 3 EUI 3 53 in Oil xtMGI'mA ALA X.'l. M SPUING HILL ITEMS 0- , Misses Lena Parrish, Mary Stuart and Madeline Riddiek and Messrs. Jim Pope, J. A. Jones and W. J. Grimes attended the ' dance at Scotland Neck Friday evening. ' ; Messrs. J. A. Anthony - and J.- T. Eiddick are visiting " friends in Wel- don.' V -'V v,f',':;'-','--''-V":;rr Miss Antoinette Pope of -Weldon vis ited friends here last week end. Messrs. J. A. and II. H. . Eiddick" of Scotlanib Neck were here Sunday Miss Selma . Twisdale is ; visiting friends in Enfield this week. Mr. Thurston Yanlandingham was a visitor of -Mr. J. T." Eiddick Sunday. Mr. J. D.. Eay was in town Monday for a short .while. , Mr. J. B. Lilley and C. A. Twisdale motored to' Halifax Sunday. - j l - HB K U LX ft Largest Eetail Grocery Business in Halifax Comity . 1J : HSHSHSHSHSHSHZHaeHXHSHSHSHSHS I : sni2onnnconnonnnnDonaoccoonoo3ssosiD22i:ii Him rip ; mjn . - - R FURNITURE TO FIT EVERY -HOMI. NO MATTER WHAT Neck Furniture Co. S V 'The House of Quality" R: A. PHILLIPS MANAGER SCOTLAND HECK K C B iaiiEiisiisaniiinniii3iisnannnsa t ' gsEBEJiiiiEQtinnsnnmoiiQn o DAVTSON'S NBVTS NOTES Mr. and Mrs. A. B. White and tam-, ily were visitors in Tillery Sunday. ; Mr. ,Oeie Pope went to' Weldon Sat urday and brought a new model Ford for Mrs. -Bessie Barnhill. , Miss Ethel Barnhill was called to Hampton, Va., a' few: days ago to be ;with her sister, Mrs. J. ,L. Simmons who is ill. .. . - " ; ' - ' Miss Myrtie Moore of Scotland Neek vra3 among Miss ,Darden 's ' visitors at the school house Tuesday of last week.- Messrs. Einaldo and -Hunter Fleming of Enfield spent Sunday here with Mr. and Mrs. J. W.' Fleming. . V The farmers in this section are just a trifle, behind in Hheir crops. There is some coniplaint of scarcity of tobac co plants." A f"ew of our farmers have decided not :'; tb plant'; tobacco while others have reduced, the.- acreage. The plants through V here in general are large enough to set. - , Mrs.: Bessie Barnhill and children Misses Nettie" and 'Clara Barnhill and Mr. Ocie: Pope motored to' Speed; Sun day afternoon in Mrs. Barnhill 's "new Ford. N The people of this community sym pathizes with Mr. G. E. Stephenson of Crowells in the serious illness of his wife who has many friends her,e. . Mr. Paul A. Lawrence and Miss Annie Lou ; Thome of - Enfield were quietly married Sunday -afternoon' and left immediately for northern points. After their tour they will make their home here where Mr. Lawrence is a highly esteemed business man. FOR SALE MILK, CREAM AND Butter. I have a few ; good- cows which I will sell, and am now sell ing good milk in sterilized . bottles with non-absorbant caps at - cents per quart. Cream for- 50 ; cents per quart, or 30 cents per. pint. BUTTER 55 CENTS PER ' POUND ' , W. H. WHITE. 3t E3 a a a E3 Saxon Roadster is S495 F. O, B. Detroit SpecHcations: New style body, more room, two units elec tric starting and lighting, demountable rims. 30 x 3 tires, and new ctyle,top with Grecian rear bow, e lectric horn, extra tire carrier, speedometer, new design of carburtor, L-head high-speedmotor of unusual power, smoothness, quietness and tlexibility, 3-speed sliding gear transmission, Hyatt quiet bear mgs, vandiumsteel cantilever springs, ventilating, windshield ' and a score more of noteworthy refinements.. , - We are unloading one carload of six Saxonsbf above type, b. t K J 91 7 model. Five of them have been sold to the INews and Observer, xof Raleigh, for their contest. We olter the other one for immediatd delivery at $525.00 63 a si CI a m a a m a m m m u m es a m Q El a a a a a n - TEA M M 1 C J a B n B Puliing n single harness js a hard job, but team work lightens g the heaviest load. - . ... This bank is the ?team mate of it's ' "customers. It cares for their savings, pays them interest on their deposits, and does us snare m ngniemng the loads or lite. E3 t3 Open an account with us, and let's pull together. ScotlanNeckN.C- Henderson, N. C. D E3 E3 a PI a a an a n Sa SCOTLAND NECK BANK 9 I 1 a i B I R B B B B B B B B B B B B g J. H. Alexander, Jr., Cashier Hugh Johnson, Asst. C's'r. g s a D a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a D a a n ri i aunnannnnannnnannnnnnnannnnnDncnoasEsaiJ w e D on t iouft "GftEAT BA RGAINS n a B B B B I when S B B B TZ" I .!!? V 5?P' at the end of a season, WHV k1"! S?ahm? 'hP d asty about them. reliable merchandising: ' " , "e , an rraQe Up OUR STOCKS ARE FRfSH AND ATTRACTIVE j Ynd wZit- Sdi; at PjlCeSat eas low aSl consistent merchandising will allow, and it is along. this line of trading, we have held our custmoners for years and made 8 manv new trienrlQ it vmi auv in v viiiifiv: xra nor i-u ; i ofsh W H,rir-fo,;i ..ii " ' " - "avc -Hif ' Pase you. of cVirpc frf 4-V 4- -T--.!!-- !1 1 JL J JL JL V . -.1 ll.HI I I I I I I I llf 1 I .r-kfc " . w wv xuimi.-wm UlCCl Vfllir Triatnro -. ': 1 .1 variety, and the imail wats are just as Wully ovided ibr you. " "g in Our line g generous S EVERYBODY'S STORE" Coinnipairiy ) Lzzz:z-:r:r""- -1