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THE : COMMONWEALTH
J 'AftemooiivDaily and Semi Weekly.'
i The Commonwealth, Inc.
. . Scotland Neck Bank Bldg. v -
; Scotland Neck, N.C. ,
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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
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
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
"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
Vhen You Motor, !
HENCE AN OVERLAND GlR
G. C. Weeks
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
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Mrs.- R. -B. Hyatt of Tarboro was
over here last night to attend the
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
xtMGI'mA ALA X.'l. M
SPUING HILL ITEMS
, 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.
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Largest Eetail Grocery Business in Halifax Comity
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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
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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
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
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
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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.
Henderson, N. C.
SCOTLAND NECK BANK
g J. H. Alexander, Jr., Cashier Hugh Johnson, Asst. C's'r. g
iouft "GftEAT BA
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
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variety, and the imail wats are just as Wully ovided ibr you. " "g
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