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r.iiatx'th (iibson Dies at the Ape
0f.s7lliree Sons and a Sister Sur
vive Her-The Last of Three Congen
Mi- .. Elizabeth Phifer Gibson,
tu venerable relict of Dr. Edwin
H Gibson died today (Thursday)
ii o'clock a. m. at the age
of years and some months,
having been born in April 1812.
SI u 4 was married in February
1533 and was bereaved of her
husband after 37 years of matri
HK.niiu! life. :
She was the mother of six
children. Her only daughter
died in infancy. Two sons of
manhood age preceded her to
tln grave, viz: William and
tleerge. Three sons now mourn
the broken tie of a mother's com
forting presence, viz. James C
Gibson, J Phifer Gibson and
Robert E Gibson.
The deceased has on 3 living
survivor of the parental home,
a sister, Mrs. Bradshaw of New
Mrs. Gibson was a devoted
member of the Presbyterian
church from early life and was
regular in her attendance on the
service tUl enfeebled by age.
Of late years and up to Sept.
21st. 1698 there was a trio of
aged landmarks in the town
whose intellectual culture and
congeniality of spirits drew them
together and on occasions they
Touhl sip the comfort there was
::i gi t ting together and rehearsing
:) iiit'inorics of the past as such
was seen in the light shining
bright from the future through a
:'u'ig and abiding faith.
The people about them looked
on in pleased meditation and in -creasing
respect and veneration.
On the date above noted Esq. R
W Allison broke the trio and en
tered upon faith's fruition. On
April 8, 1S99 Mrs. Caroline Mc
Donald entered the door to
eternity's mystic domains while
Mrs. Gibson was bidden to stay
amid earthly environments till
Who will say that today these
kindred spirits are not again
basking in the joys of a never
endiug union while thrilled with
the infinite conception of a triune
The funeral will be held to-,
morrow at 11 o'clock at the First
Pr.hyterhm church by-Rev. W
C Alexander, who will arrive to
nurruw morning from Balti
more. Bioivn Sells His Business.
Mr. J T Brown, who for some
has been running a bar-
- - op hi Mr. M J Corl'sbuild-
- : . s se,V ii's business to Mr.
' i. of Raleigh, who has been
or several days. Mr. Viola,
's a n TVeJ until homo
ago worked in ihb5 business
1 lu To 'd hotel in Ch.t: lotle.
" h bring his fanaiv hero
' -i S.i!!e f he Bed Clothes.
m nn watched fire Wednesday i
-'d a 11 1 1 1 o excitement at Mr. j
' ' -ught Hie bed clothing,'!
came iear Ueing a Serious Affair.
On Wednesday there came
near being a serious accident at
what is called Crowoll's crossing
below the railroad bridge. Dr.
Pharr, Mr. Jno. Ervin and Miss
Agnes Moss were in a buggy and
were almost on the track when
the northbound fast mail came
dashing by them. While no one
was hurt and no damage was
done, it was an experience that
makes one shudder to think of,:
when death was so nigh. All of
them jumped from the buggy
quickly, when they realized how
near the engine was to them.
An Appeal Taken to Superior Court.
On Wednesday afternoon be
fore Esq. Pitts a case was tried
wherein a party was suing the
firm of R B Wilson & Co., of
Richmond, which firm conducted
the -bucket shop" here that
made an assignment. The party
sued for $100 and 33 remained
in the bank when the assignment
was made. The party suing got
judgment in the case, but an ap
peal was taken to the Superior
court. Mr. W G Means repre
sented tho plaintiff, and Mr. H S
Puryear the defendant.
A Double Wedding Today.
This afternoon in No. 4 town
ship four persons took the mar
riage vows, which ties let no man
put asunder. The contracting !
parties are Rev. F W Bradley,
of Gold Hill, and Mrs. Hold
brooks, the widow of Mr. D G
Holdbrooks, also M.r. A J Black
welder and Mrs. Bradshaw, the
widow of Mr. Carter Bradshaw.
The brides are hal .-sisters.
The Drummer Medium.
Mr. George A Letford, the
well known representative of II
E Buck1 en, of Chicago, is again
at the Orton. Mr. Letford is
known as the "drummer
medium," and last evening a
representative of the Star saw
him give a remarkable demon
stration of his power as a
medium. A well known Wil
mington gentleman had a sitting
and the medium told him of
many occurrences in his past
life, some of which he had for
gotton but which he recalled
after being given reminders that
brought everything back to him.
Ho even correctly told the
gentleman certain things that he
is contemplating for the future.
This is the gentleman of whom
we spoke some time ago when
he was here. Every newspaper
office knows Geo. Letford and
of his spiritualistic work. He is
often consulted to foretell elec
tions, dec's:ous, etc. by the aid of
What the Pounders Get.
We see that the Jeffries
Shakev prize fight pounded out
about sSO,000 of wlrch 55 per
cent weiu to the pugilisl , the
ire! ;.ing 75 and the
iquhslied 25 per cent. The
I amounts stand 80,423 for the
former and $10,141 for the latter.
The smaller amount seems to
pay pretty well for some brok-
ribs and a banged, up coun- (
i'Vllow endowed for
C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER" 9,
May Find the Men TImt Blew nn the 1
Francis Atwater, the field
manager of the Red Cross in
Cuba, cabled to parties in Meri
dian Conn, under date of the 16th
- "I have just learned from a
well known' detective that he is
now on the trail of the villains
who blew up the. battleship
Maine in Havana harbor, the
wreck of which I can see as I
send this dispatch. One of the
scoundrels, according to : my in
formation, claims he has not
been treated right. He offers
now to turn State's evidence if
he is paid $15,000, to 20,000, so
that he can live in seclusion in
some foreign country the remain
der of his life, as he well knows
that in Cuba or the United States
he never would be allowed to
live an hour when it was known
that he is one of tho dastardly
cowards who caused the loss of
so many lives. He claims that
there were seven or eight in the
plot, some of them now being in
the United States and the others
An Exchange of Plantations.
It is not often that two men ex
change their plantations in so
short a time as did Mr. Ransom
Blackwelder, who lives a few
miles from here on the road
leading to Cold Springs, and
Mr. Geo. F Earnhardt, who lives
in No. 9 township. Both were
in a trading humor and the trade
was soon made. Mr. Earnhardt
will exchange his plantation of
about 110 acres to Mr. Ransom
Blackwelder for his tract of
about 130 acres. In the exchange
Mr. Barn hart will have the cot
ton gin and saw mill also.
Mr. W J Swink, of China
Grove, is hero today.
Chas. Kimball, of
Grove, was here today.
Mr. Barney Douglass spent
last night hero at Mr. Jas. W
Dr. and Mrs. INI L Stevens,
of Asheville, are here visiting
Mr. P P Townsend went
over to Charlotte this morning
Mrs. E F . .-, . o has
been visiting at d adge Montgom
ery's, went to M troe this morn
ill vlfj ch
I Superb Styles,
rwv? 10 jp jp -'tsfSfSfSsW
Yes, it's a picnic at our Dress Goods Counter, J;
60 and 70c dress goods being sold at 39c per yard. The showing
comprises Black crepons. Fancy flanels, Tricots, Camel's hair plaids.
Fancy crepons, Bedford stripes, Silk and Wool nulls, l4c. You
must see the assortment to appreciate the true value. They arc
genuine bargains in every sense of the word. They are all on tho
39 cent counter. The 25 cent counter is equally attractive as they
are 25 and 40c. goods going at 25c. It is simply a. dress goods
chance our buyer picked up last week while in tho ma-hot. Wo
bought them cheap and are selling them the same way. Black
Taffeta Silk, good quality, special price 49c per yard. ek.Sa1' ?i
Dutchess, very wide, $1.25 quality, sale price 9Qc; 1.00 quality t
75c. All shades of Velvet, Silk and Braid Trimmings. A good bifc
of linings, near silks, skirtings, etc., to suit every taste. Remem
ber this is bargain week in our
Capes, Jackets, Reefers etc.
Large assortment of Furs. Remember it will be a pleasure
to show the new goods at this store. We are having regular Nmas
trading these days and no wonder. (
Our cousins on the other side nv. bio to ta :c care
of themselves just like Bell. Harris & Co. are for 11 yr-iV TVaT1ts
in the Furniture line. With three solid enrs of Furniture, tw. s
of springs, two cars of chairs, one car of Mattresses, you need mA
worry about high prices on furniture, and as for Stoves, we have
1 ' 1 us Leader line, Gate City, Ion.King, Hr pry Thnes. etc.
: eaters and Coal Heaters ail i ought in err lots and if von
c iv a chance wo will sell you. CI -:
es money vou should ha'(,
! Fr.i. ..re of all l-iiiuls. Hall Fn: ni;n
! si;;:: uo we have anythimr vou v:vm".
! are strictly in it. Call and see.
Single Copy 5 Cents j
ps. good, better and best.
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