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Thursday July 3, 1924.
A jreat deal of unfavorable comment
has come from the action oi
Mr. Grist in demanding a second primary
to decide the result o? the contest
between he and Mr. Shipman
for the nomination fo?- commissioner
of Labor and Printing. A good deal
of expense has been occasioned by
his action, but his convictions were
no doubt well founded, and we would
that the voters turn out on
next Saturday, considering the fact
that the man who caused the second
primary is well qualified for the position.
and having been enlisted in
the American force- during the war
and dismissed with an enviable record
we think . all other things
being equal Mr. Grist should perhaphave
at least one slice of the political
pie that has been served exclu
lively to another for so many years
The other gentleman has been alto
gather efficient so far as we know
hut we felt constrained to say thes?
feW words, at ai y rat . for our prin
ter friend fr??in the neighboring coun
We should not longer neglect t?
express our thanks to our railroat
people for their thoughtfulness in ei
ectimr large and commodious shed
for the comfort and convenience o
the traveling public. This improve
merit has been needed for a long tim
and is but another evidence of ih
desire of the company to keep stei
pace by pace with the progress an
advancement of our splendid littl
city. Mention should also be mad
of two new and badly needed depot
unloaded at Hodges Gap and Wink
ler's siding recently from the sam
DESTRUCTION OF THE i 1 OWF.K
A number of times during the par
few days the question of the ruthles
destruction of tne wild flower.- in rhi
vicinity has been disea sed and way
named for trying to protect them
On different occasions automobile
have been seen on the -'roots of thi
town absolutely loaded with rhodo
dendron, the smaier bushes often be
intr taken as a whole. The result o
this must be painfully noticeable whei
again the flowers should be blooming
The Charlotte Observer has writtei
along this line as follows;
People returning from tne moun
tain section have given the Moori
County News account of condition
developed this season which havi
caused much concern to the native:
of the hills. 1. is the wanton destrac
tion of wayside flowers. Some peo
p'e going into the mountains in re
cent weeks have found the roadsidi
practically stripped of flowers. Thi
condition had explanation in the lit
tering of the surface and drains wit]
discarded blanches of r'nododendro
and laurel. Automobiles with flower
sticking out me siaes unlCBBa t
the front ami hack of machines wer
encountered every few miles. Th
mountain flowers soon wilt whe
pulled and carried any distance i
the hot sun, and many of these d<
spoilers finding the flowers reduce
to shapeless and ugly masses, do m
even wait to dump them at home bi
cast them away as they go. It is
deplorable fact that the famous tui
pike between Lenoir and Biowii
( Rock traversing one of the mo
, beautiful sections of the mountai
and in years past noted for its frini
of floral beauties, lias been almc
stripped of flowers, while many fi:
rliodenaron and laurel bushes ha
C. C. Hacker, M. D.
(Offices over Post Otfice.)
Elizabethan - - - Tenneiaee.
Practice limited to diseases of
Eye, Ear, Nose, and
Diseases of these organs treated
by the latest approved methods.
Errors of refraction scientifically
corrected. Tonsils and
adenoids removed only when
^p?rr?i * y
Issued Every Week by tht
Our July Clearance Sale it now on
, j Thousands 06 article* are offered at;
i a great sacrifice
Leave it to little old New York.
' to extend the palm of hospitality. Il
I has certainly given the delegates andj
visitors to the Democratic national
' convention a "warm" welcome.
Marigold Canton Crepe, pure silk
only ... .4 $1.59
Silk Crepe de chine only .. . 1.49
Pure Irish Dress Linen 50 to 75c
Indian head linen in colors . . . 45c
Extra good 9-4 bleached sheeting at
. . 59c1
A variety of Remnants, some at
less than half the regular price. j
Hundreds of other specials in dress
"Whenever 1 have to borrow money
I try to get it from a pessimist.'J j
"Well, a pessimist 1- the sort of1
i iio\v woo aom expect tu get u,
been torn down. And the residents of
the mountains as well as the more
thoughtful throng of travelers have
looked or this daily devastation in
What is to be done to remedy such
a situation? Possibly the State High
way Commission might render some
. help i n placarding the roadside with
. appealing signs, but the remedy is
, in the conscience of the people who
; travel the highways. It > true these
- flowers grow v.ild, but they belong
- to the land which they adorn, as truly
as cultivated flowers belong to the
private garden. It is certain that un>
less the 'depredations are stopped the
,1 time is close at hand when the peo.
pie who love the mountain flowers
s and who have derived much pleasure
f from yearly indulgence in their gor
geousncss, will be forced to gar far
t- from the highway in order to revel
e in their beauty, for during the pros
ent season a perfect riot of vandalism
d has reigned.
Parent Teacher* Association
^ The. regular meeting of the Pa*
rent Teachers Association will bo
c held this week on Saturday instead
of Friday, since Friday is a national
holiday. All patrons of the school as
? well as members of the Association
t are most cordially invited to be press
ent. The program committee has so*
s cured Dr. Kephart of the North Cnvs
|olina * College for Women who wiU
I f V -r (111. ,"3Ui I Ck 1.I.IO I1IVV.I8
s Do not forget the time and place
_ Saturday afternoon at ?! p. nv at the
. Demonstration school of the A. T. S.
A BIRTHDAY DINNER
! One of tin nicest and most enjoyable
occasions of the season took
place on Beaver Dam last Sunday
at the home of Mr and Mrs. IV J.
Hagaman o hen their daughter Miss
Stella ar.d daughtev-in-law, Mrs. Don
Hagaman, secretly prepared a sumptuous
dinner in honor cf their tuoth_jt=r's
b ird birthday.
A profusion ot sweet peas and
rose.- graced the home making it beau
tifu'i. About 30 people, brothers, sisters.
cousins, neighbors and friends
partook most freely of the bounteous
^ repast ar.d when the 3rd and 4th
table lulls came you couldn't tell
^ that anybody had been there, so far
as exhaustion of eatables was eon
corned. Fresh strawberries and good
e mountain cream followed each table
n as desert.
r Such hospitality as is found in the
^ mountain country homes is to be ap
preciated and such occasions are lonj
. to be remembered.?One present.
~unday School at 10 a. m.
Help make the church school el
Sclent by being in your place.
Preaching at 10 a. m. and 8 p. nr
by the pastor Rev. Woosley.
Epworth League at 7:15 p. m.
Wednesday night prayer service i
8 p. n. Choir practice fallowing.
A welcome is extended to all.
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fpR. ALFRED W, CUlT"
W F.YB SPECIALIST
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HE WATAUGA DEMOCRAT?E V]
; Davidson Department Si
entertain our iriends and
!n order to clo*e out our odd* and
end* in notion* we have filled up a
couple of hundred boxes with a variety
of all kind* of notions value
40c to Si. Choice only 25c. We do
not guarantee you one dollar in merchandise
in each box, but we will
refund your money if you don't get
more than your money's worth.
Jim: "Gee, my head is about to
Jack: "Don't let the sawdust fly
my way, please."
Beys all woo! pants at less than
Men's and young men's pants at
greatly reduced prices.
Ladies rain coats at halt price.
It is a pleasure to talk to your wife
through the telephone. You can stop
listening any time you wish.
Why pay for overalls $1.25 to $2
when we offer you extra heavy blue
denim overalls for only $1.50?
Real Estate in Boone
Good six room dwelling witt
stairs, running spring water, fin<
j and shrubbery, shade trees, out
which there are six beautiful I
all overiooking lloo'.ie, close in,
J ie*4.o00.0u. Easy terms.
Two lots on Grand Boulevai
Three others nearly level $350.0
$100.00 to $250 each.
WANTED?A small farm ;
home with two acres of land, h
chance for somebody who want
hour fine homesii.es frontn
to S1250.00 each.
A going business including .
A chance seldom found. $l00o v
1 have a long list to show ;
or sell, t
Can insure your property ir
anci companies in the world.
| Jor Jtconomic.
! 1BE IDEAL CAB
Carloads after ca
have been delivere<
this section, and sti
Those who intend ]
cars should not dels
made for a while 1
ness. Ask any C
thinks of his car.
|J The Bo<
-RY THURSDAY?BOONE, N. C ggR
tore with the hope it will ]
. .Young lady: "Two hair nets, if|
Clerk: "What itrenjfth."
Youn? lady: "Two dance* and a
Cctne ind tee our superior blue
Cbambray Work Shirts, two poclcet*
triple stitched, full cut for only 79c.
Cook (to new maid) "You will get
on better with the mistress if ycu
| just swallow your pride and treat her
I as an equal."
Ladies' waists, made of extra fine
I voile and organdie only 75c.
She: "You have wonderful lips.
They would look nice on a girl."
He; "Well, I never raiss a chance."
Never before have we offered such
unusual bargains in all kinds of raem j
ladies end children* shoes and ox- I
lord*. It will pay you to come and
ve these unusual values before you
; is on the Up-Grade
i space for two more rooms up
garden, peach orchard, flowers
buildings, five acres of land, on
>u:ldtnc sites fronting the road,
and the price for .piick sale is
il in Daniel Boone Park $200.00.
') and about forty others at from
i few miles om in trade for a
seated right in Boone Here is a
- to educate their children.
ig on the Boone Trail, S2.">0.00
. stock of goods, a poslotticc job.
fill handle, might take some trade
you. See me if you want to buy
i one of the strongest fire insurI0RT0N
I FOR THIS MOUNSECT10N
rloads of Chevrolet cars
i to satisfied owners in
ill the demand is great,
placing orders for these
ay, for deliveries can be
vith reasonable prompthevrolet
owner what he
JULY 3. I924L
To Our Sight Are Our Departed Loved One#
but th? MounUio City Marble Company mn luraitli you a mark
for their last resting place in either marble or granite at reasonable
prices. Nothing but first clan material u?ed and first H
class workmanship in the finish. Be sure to get their prices be- H
fore you buy.
C. C. CRESS, Azent
J^^See it for Yourself
When better autos are built Buick Will Build Them
F. M. RICHARDS, Banner Elk, N. C.
W. H. GRAGC, Boone, N. C. Che., E. GREEN, Beker.eille, N. C,
I Save Money
DID YOU KNOW YOU WERE BURNING
UP MONEY EVERY DAY
BY NOT USING AN
j ^ X
Let us show you that it costs from one third
to one half less to operate an oil stove than it
does to operate a coal or wood stove.
is conceded to be the best on the market at j(
They are equipped with a giant burner *
interchangeable to any one of the wick containers,
dos not burn any more oil and will
give you two to three times as much as the
Come in and let us demonstrate this stove
We can prove our statements as to saving
by those who know.
^ i ?
Dont forget we carry a complete line of
hardware apd come and get what you need.
BOONE I \RE COMPANY
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