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FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1897.
Mavor Ir. M. F. Morphew.
Al(!crmcn-J- MorKan. Wm. Sweeney,
I S lysart. W. M. Martin, J. . Nichols.
St-c 'anil T reus Win. Sweeney.
Marshal L. A. Martin.
Sheriff K. I Nichols.
Clerk SujuTior Court H. B. Price.
Keister of lwcds Joe C Hrown.
County Surveyor Jos. It. Ilurnin.
Coroner lr. G. I. Keil
IUriiT.-Ki-v J. S. CorjninK. pastor.
ServKii every first anil third Sabbath-tot 11
ii in ntil in the evcniiiK. Sabbath school
each Sabbath, '.:)) a.m . U. H. Trice, supt.
'I he Sunbeams" meet on alternate Sabbath
itternooiis. I.uilirK missionary Society
ineets moiithlv, on Tues.ln atternoon alter
l,rst Sabbath. I'raver meeting We.lncsda y
rv.tmitf. on sccoinl Sabbath the pastor
prcM" lies at I'.riiljji-water, aii'l on the lourth
at ilil l-'ort. 1 1 a. in. ami evening.
I ki iiouisT. Kcv. T. J. Hoilers. pastor.
S.-rvices every Sabbath at 1 1 a. m. and in the
cvcmiin except the lourth, when the pastor
i.ie ichcs at snow. Hill. Sabbath school. 10
a ill each Sabbath. A. H. C.ilkey . supt. Mis
hi'onarv -ciet v. tirst Mondav eveninK alter
loiirtirSabbath. I-adies" Aid Society, each
Tuesi'ay. '-i p. in., alter lirst Sabbath. Iruyer
imclmK Wc.tnes.lay evening.
I'hm'ipI'ai.-Ki'v. C. J. W innate, rector.
Si r ices t-verv second Sunday, morning and
eveniini: Siindav school ut : in ulternoon.
At old I-.rtevcrv first Sunday. moruinK and
i venin Sundav school at 1 in morning.
l HK-uviKkiA.v Kev. Win. H. White, pas
t'.r. Services every second and fourth Sab
bats at 11 a in. and evening. On lirst Sail
liith pastor is at Siloam, 11 a.m.; ld I-'ort
incveiMiii;. on third Sabbath at old Fort
11 a in; Siloam in altcrnoon, 4. o'clock;
(.reinlee in evening. The Marion Sab
bath sihool ineets every Sabbath. H)
a in., W. It. Katlift. supt. Ladies' Mission
iirv Society every Saturday before third Sab
bath at p. in. Vouiik I'eople's Missionary
Society e.'uh lirst Sabbath afternoon at 4
o lock. ITayer inertiiiK Wednesday evening.
Arrival of Trains.
iikks Railway ( Ivastern timel No.
libule. west, due 1 1 : Hi p. m No. 11,
1 !i- 1 1 l in. liast. No. Hi, vestibule.
I freight, I carries passengers,) east, due
p. in , wesi, one i - p. in.
t. .V C". Railway -I'nsseiiKer arrives
p. in . daily , leaves 1 :.'lll p. in.
Mr. Claude (iruber was in
A I. '-villi: several days last week.
Mr. Henry Hall left for his
li.ciic i ii Soanton, I'a., last Friday.
-Supt. Trip, of the (. R. & C.
Railway, was in town last Thurs
!.!. Mr. J. M. MiX'racken, of Rich
mond, spent several days here this
V. ec k
Remember our advertisers
when yon m to make your pur
rhases. Services in the future at the
Methodist church at night at eight
Mr. J V. Car and wife, of Chat
tanooga, were at the Flemming
Kajjle, last week.
See the local advertisement of
the spring millnery goods of Miss
Mr. T. L. Goff and wife, of
Baltimore, were registered at the
I-lemming -Eagle, Saturday.
Marion has two other papers
published here besides The Mes
SK.NirJk the Pastoral Visitor and j
the Democrat. j
Mr. G. H. Steward, the young
man who was seriously injured on
the night of the 26th, it is now be- j
lieved will recover. I
Mr. Thus. McGuire came home
a few days ago from Hryson City.
He will as the sum mer approaches
spend awhile in Mitchell.
The Farmers' Mutual Fire In
siitance Company of North Caro
lina has an advertisement in this
issue. Kvery farmer should read it.
Mr. Samuel Kennedy, of Ashe
ville, representing Morgan, Alex
ander & Courtney, spent several
days here this week in the interest
of his firm. j
The counsel for the hearing
of the asylum cases have decided
that the cases shall be carried be
fore Judge Adams on April 10th,
After the meeting of the alder
men next Tuesday, it is very prob
able that arrangements will be
made for beginning work on Lo
gan street at once, says an alder
man. In this issue appears the notice
of Mrs. II M. Allen as administra
' t r is uf the estate of Mr. W. J.
i Allen, deceased. Let all concerned
take tlue regard ot this legal
! We are glad to learn that the
-; probabilities now are in favor of
? the recovery of Mr. Moses Parker,
who was dangerously hurt some
j time since with a baset all bat on
Ci ooked creek.
i Mr. A. K. Crawford, of Dar-
ling ton, S. C , has rented the room
in t fie Craig building recently oc-
etipied by Mr. G. V. Cline, and
has opened and will run a first
rate bar ber shop.
And still another great enter-
prise, it is rumored, is to be located
. in Marion. When the hazy nebula
of rumor may disappear, we will
, intonn our readers a. to any facts
that may develop.
' The new directors appointed
by Governor Russell for the Mor-
gjnton Deaf and Dumb School
are: Dr. Herring, of Concord; M.
L Reid, of Asheville, and L. A.
! Hi istol, of M jrganton.
f Owing to sickness Judge Hoke
will not be able to hold Caldwell
; durt. Judge Norwood will prub
; ably preside there next week,
j Judge Hoke is a model judge and
j we hope he will soon be well.
Mrs James Jimmerson is mak-
in application lor a pardon for
I her husband who is 111 the peni
. tentiary. If any are of opposite
I in'.emi ns as regards the mat-
-ter iio.v is tim to make it known.
; Ttlf "Uthern Railway will
s !l tick, ts to G.istonia at a re
du edia:eon Ap.il Sih and 9-.l1,
;C account of t tie Mecklenburg
i'resbytery. Hie ticket is limited
i to April i7t,. The round trip
from Mai ion, $4 50.
1 The projection and completion
j of the turnpike to Mitchell and
pancey cjunties from this p'.ace
s m e;ins beginning of better pub
; ilic roads, we trust, for all this re
gion. John Yancey, Jr., is chair-
man of the commission named in
- The roaring flood of the "father
ot waters" the Mississippi is a
few feet higher than any record
reveals, and tens of thousands of
persons along the valley have had
to leave their homes. The de
struction of property amounts to
Mayor VV. J. Cocke, of Ashe
ville, at a meeting of the Demo
cratic Club of that place recently
nominated Hon J. E. Rankin to be
the next mayor of that city. Th
club unanimously endorsed the
nomination, which gives great en
thusiasm. Mr. L. A. Yonker, a landscape
gardner, has most beautifully ar
ranged several lots in the cemete
ry. Would it not be a good plan
to employ him to generally beau
tify the cemetery grounds ? This
would be a noble advertisement
for the town.
Deputy Collector J. G. Neal
will soon have erected on Mrs.
Minnie V. Blanton's lot, just south
of the one occupied by the pastor
of the Presbyterian church, a four
or five room cottage. This is in
the line of our needs in the town
Mr. J. H. Gouge, of Bakers
ville, came on Wednesday. He oc
cupies the Martin Bros, store from
April the first. His stock of goods
will arrive from time to times and
within a few weeks the store will
be filled. He is a merchant of
several years experience.
Messrs. Z. T. Phillips, of
Mitchell county, and W. N. Tip
ton, of Yancey county, were in
town on Monday, and with Mr.
John Yancey, Jr., of Woodlawn,
held a meeting of the commission
ers of the Marion and Asheville
turnpike, the result of whose work
is elwhere mentioned.
Mr. J. G. Grant has purchased
the sole fishing right above the
falls of Buck Creek after the pres
ent lease expires, of which he now
owns a half interest, and has made
application to the Government for
three thousand more trout, to be
delivered this fall and added to
Brook trout now in the stream.
Mr. J. Michaux Corpening re
turned a few days since from the
Nashville (Tenn.) Medical Col
lege, whence he will return next
September, for his last year of the
regular course. He says there
wereover2oo students in that no
ble old institution. He was well
pleased with Nashville and the
John P. Heap, Esq., formerly
General Counsel for the Southern
Building and Loan Association,
has been elected General Manager
at the same, with headquarters at
Knoxville. This election was by
the directors in accordance with
power granted them by the stock
holders at their last meeting, and
Mr. Heap was the unanimous
We call attention to the read
ing of an advertisement that will
be worth money to you if you
have the lumber to sell that of
Payne & Decker Bros., who will
pay cash for green or dry oak and
poplar lumber delivered on their
yard just opposite the Southern
freight depot, on the lot between
the depot and Mr. G. W. Craw
ford's. The wife of Mr. S. T. Pearson,
cashier of the Piedmont Bank, of
Morganton, died this morning,
after an illness of about two weeks.
The remains were taken to Con
cord, N. C, for interment. Mrs.
Pearson was a Miss Ervin, of Con
cord. Mr. Pearson has a number
of friends in Marion and McDow
ell, all of whom will be grieved to
learn of his sad misfortune.
From the record it is shown
that from last October to last
March the jailor was paid for keep
ing the prisoners thirty-five cents
a day, or $10.50 a month From
the first Monday of March just
past, the commissioners reduced
the amount to twenty-five cents a
day, or $7.50 a month. It costs
more in winter and less in the
spring and summer to maintain
Mr. R. F. Goodson and Mrs.
Mattie Jarrett were married in
Morganton last night by Rev. Dr.
Leith, at the residence of the
bride. Mr. Goodson is a native of
McDowell, having been reared
near Old Fort. He Is now a suc
cessful Morganton liveryman.
Mrs. Goodson is one of Burke's
fairest and most popular women.
She is a daughter of ihe late Frank
Warlick, one of the most promi
nent men of Burke in his day.
We are informed by ex-Sheriff
Neal that 2,000 and a lot has been
secured with which to locate a
roller flouring mill in Marion.
Another $1,000 is needed. Messrs.
J. G. Neal, G. W. Crawford and J.
S. Dysart and another gentleman,
whose name we did not get, gives
500 each. Mr. Crawford gives the
lot not far from the Southern
depot. It is to be hoped that they
may succeed. It seems plain that
such an enterprise would succeed
and deserve success.
We were pleased to see the
Raleigh papers the Tribune and
the A'ews and Obsener say some
excellent things about our last
Representative, Maj. W. A.Conley,
in biographical sketches of mem
bers. We were not surprised that
they would attest to his honest
steadfastness to duty as a member,
his integrity, his urbanity and fit
ness for a practical working mem
ber. We have not seen it stated
that he failed of what he could do
to the whole people, or to his party
the Democratic. But he was of
the minority that could do little.
We are told by a business man
who is thoroughly reliable and in
a position to know that a great
enterprise indeed, and a good one,
is among the possibilities for Ma
rion. A deed has been made out
and forwarded to certain parties
for property, which is to be fitted
up for an industrial school and
reformatory. If the parties who
are negotiating for the property
buy it, they will be able to fit it up
for any purpose, and will make it
a noble institution, which is a
great need of humanity and ac
cords with christian sentiment.
We most earnestly wish that the
matter will materialize for the sake
of all concerned.
There was an interesting mar
riage ceremony at Valdese last
Saturday the fourth among the
Waldenses since the establishment
of their colony in Burke county.
The groom was Mr. J. H. Pascal
and the bride Miss Louise Pons.
Rev. B. Soulier, the pastor, per
formed the ceremony in the chapel
at Valdese, after which the wed
ding guests, about forty in num
ber, partook of a sumptuous
dinner served at the house
of the bride's father, Mr. Albert
Pons. The groom is one of the
thriftiest and most industrious
young men in the colony. His
farm is in beautiful condition and
he will erect a new store house
this spring. The young couple
have the best wishes of The Mes
senger. Messrs. Payne & Decker Bros,
have bought a lot of Mr. G W.
Crawford on which to erect the
plant of the novelty wood work
ing factory. The lot is all of the
large one between the road oppo
site the Southern freight depot
and Mr. Crawford's yard. As soon
as the material arrives the con
struction of the buildings begin.
This enterprise will cause the ex
penditure of thousands of dollars
in our midst in buying material
and in building, and later in oper
ating their plant. We hope and
believe they will enjoy satisfactory
returns for all of their outlay. Our
town is peculiarly well fitted for
factories, whose raw material is
wood of various kinds. Labor is
not high, living is cheap, climate
is superb, material plentiful and
reasonably cheap. The brother of
Mr. C. E. Decker and Mr. Payne
are expected in Marion from Gib
son, Pa , within a week or so. Suc
cess to them.
An I'nfort unate Occurrence.
In the pursuit of our journalistic
duty we are much pained to note
an occurrence of last Friday night,
the 26th. A number of young
men were in the store of D. N.
Lonon in friendly conversation be
fore closing time. Among the
number were Logan Burgin and G.
B. Steward, of High Point, N. C,
a furniture factory operative. Near
nine o'clock Burgin picked up an
ax handle, examining it closely.
Steward was sitting on the coun
ter, no words having passed be
tween him an Burgin at that time.
Burgin passed up nearer to Stew
ard, striking him across the heed
with the ax handle, and as he in
clined backward, struck him across
the breast, as he was sinking to
the floor. Not till then could
those present enderstand what was
taking place, when Burgin was
prevented from striking him again.
It is said that they had some diffi
culty on the street at night during
Christmas. It is supposed by
young Sieward's physicians, Drs.
Morphew and Cheek, that he may
get weli, all things working favor
ably. Both are but little past
twenty one years of age. The oc
curence is much regretted. Every
thing possible is being done for
young Steward, and it is hoped
and believed he will survive the
injuries. Burgin has not, so far
as known been apprehended. This
is as told the writer by eye wit
nesses. Our First Anniversary.
On the lGth day of April we will
issue our first anniversary number
ofTnE Messenger. It will be
eight pages, double our usual size,
2,000 copies, liberally illustrated,
containing a correct ''write up" ot
McDowell conuty ami the adjacent
region of all our resources and
prospects. It will surpass any
thing of the kind ever issued be
tween Morganton and Asheville.
We aim to aid in building up this
We offer the nsual advertising
rates for sucb an edition. We
shall fully appreciate all business
Temperature and rainfall at Ma
rion station for the week ending
Wednesday, March 31, 1897:
Thursday, Mar. 25 50 31
Friday. Mar. 26 54 26
Saturday, Mar. 27 54 35
Sunday, Mar. 28 69 23
Monday, Mar. 29 61 26
Tuesday, Mar. 30 55 42
Wednesd'y.Mar. 31 79 46
Mean maximum 60
Mean minimum 32
Rainfall for the week 34-iooths
of an inch.
For the month of March 6.04
A Valuable Prescription.
Editor Morrison, of the Worthington,
Ind., Sun, writes: "You have a valua
ble prescription in Electric Bitters, and
I can cheerfully recommend it for con
stipation and sick headache, and as a
general system tonic it has no equal."
Mrs. Annie Stehle, 2625 Cottage Ave.,
Chicago, was all run down, could not
eat nor digest food, had a backache
which never left her and felt tired and
weary, but six bottles of Electric Bit
ters restored her health and renewed
her strength. Price 50 cents and SI. 00.
Get a bottle at Morphew & White's
OLewis Walker will mend
your shoes well and cheap. Leave
your work at ex-Sheriff Neat's.
This is the best medicine in the world
for all forms of coughs and colds and
for consumption. Every bottle is guar
anteed. It will cure and not disappoint.
It has no equal for whooping cough,
asthma, hay fever, pneumonia, bron
chitis, la grippe, cold in the head and
for consumption. It is safe for all ages,
pleasant to take, and, above all, a sure
cure. It is always well to take Dr.
King's New Life Pills in connection
with Dr. King's New Discovery, as they
regulate and tone the stomach and bow
els. We guarantee perfect satisfaction
or return money. Free trial bottles at
Morphew & bite s Drug btore.
Regular size 50 cents and $1.00.
Subscribe for The Messen
ger, $1.00 a year.
The Turnpike to Ue a Kealltjr.
Some time we printed the law in
full as to the Marion and Asheville
turnpike. That law was amended
and re euaeted by the last Legisla
ture, thanks to the efforts of Maj
W. A. Conley and to the majority
or all who voted for it.
We Lave before us a certified
copy from Secretary of State
Thompson of "An act to amend
and re enact obapter 173, laws of
North Carolina for 1881 relating
to the Marion and Asheville turn
pike." Sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 are
amended as to naming the com
missioners and locating the road.
John Yancey, Jr., of Woodlawn,
this county, is the commissioiirr
for McDowell; Z. T. Philips, of
Mitchell county, and W.X.Tipton,
of Yancey couuty, are the other
The turnpike is to bfgwi at Ma
rion, reaching to IJakersville, and
fio'n Spiuce Pine to Burusville,
Yancey couuty, theuce to the
couuty line of Madison on the
Nowhere shall the grade be
steeper than one foot in sixteen.
It shall be prop r!y shaped and
drained, with cross stone culverts
aud bridges where necessary. The
road is to be tweuty feet wide,
surveyed by a competent engiueer.
Mud-holes there are to be uoue;
roots, stumps and big rocks are to
be a thing of the past.
The commissioners are to super
vise the construction, aud to secure
the inspectiou of the turnpike as
it is being built by a constructive
engineer. The commissioners shall
begiu the locating aud marking
out of said road by April 1, 181)7;
active work to begiu not later than
May 1,1897. According to section
5 of the law of 1881, fifty convicts
are to be furnished upou requisi
tion of the commissioners, which
requisition has alie.tdy been sent
in for the couvicts, as we are in
formed by one of the commission
ers. The work on tie road shall
be equal in each county for each
year till completed. The State
furnishes a superintendent and
Watauga is stricken out of the
law, and couvicts of McDowell,
Yancey and Mitchell that are sen
tenced for more than thirty days
to imprisonment in the county
jails may work on the road if de
sired by the commissioners.
A tax of 50'J shall be levied in
Mitchell, Yancey and McDowell in
1897 and in each year thereafter
till the road is completed to be
levied and collected as are other-
taxes. This fund pays the com
missioners 2 a day; pays super
visors; buys material for bridges,
We most heartily congratulate
the people of Mitchell and Yancey
counties that we are to have this
turnpike iu reality aud not on pa
Items of Newa from Old Fort.
Correspondence of The Messenger.
Services at St. Gabriel's church
in our town next Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock aud evening at 7:30,
it being the lector's regular ap
pointment. The Baptist congregation here
has been without a regular minis
ter for some time in fact, since
the departure of that highly es
teemed gentleman, llev. Dr. Lan-
drum, but I learn that liev. B. K.
Mason will hereafter be here on
the fourth Sunday of each year.
Very little doing here iu the way
of trade, as the fair and windy
spell has made ploughing possible,
and all good farmers are hard at it.
Mrs. II. Westermanu is improv
ing her residence property by hav
ing sloping aud sodded terraces
put in the place of those of rock.
Contractor Walter Gosham is
doing some repair work, flooring
the piazzas, etc., at Mrs. W. II.
Kelly's hotel. I am glad to say
that the hotel is now kept in ex
cellent shape and much credit is
due Mrs. Kelly for the change she
has made. All traveling men
speak highly of the present man
agement. The infant son of Mrs. A. J.
Dula, aged about four weeks, died
this morning after a short illness.
The siucere sympathy of our peo
ple is with the bereaved pareuts.
The United States Geological
Survey car reached here on Mon
day night. The eugiueers are en
gaged 111 taking levels from More
head City to Paint Rock that is.
from end to end of our grand old
State. ' Sidney.
Old Fort, March 31, 1897.
Men horue Coinuiissioner of Agriculture
Some of the Faithful Get Keller.
The State Board of Agriculture
has apportioned the oQices as fol
lows: J. M. Mewborne, of Lenoir coun
ty, Commissioner of Agriculture,
to succeed S. L. Pattersou ; salary
J. L. Ramsey, editor of the ZVo
grcHsire Farmer, secretary of the
Agricultural Department, to suc
ceed T. K. Bruner; salary d 1,500.
James II. Young, colored, of
llaleigh, chief fertilizer inspector,
to succeed G. II. Terrell ; salary
J. L Kelly, of Vance, assistant
fertilizer iuspector, to succeed P.
C. Knuis; salary 1,000 aud travel
James Sueek, of Davie, special
fertilizer inspector; salary $1,000
and traving expenses.
Ed. Shoup, of Davidson, special
fertilizer iuspector ; salary 1,000
aud traveling expenses.
Geo. W. King, of Raleigh, uight
watchman; salary 480.
S. E. Williams, colored, of Mou
toe, janitor; salary 3t30.
Ramsey was a member of the
board but resigned to be elected
secretary. J. C. L. Harris suc
ceeds tii in on the board.
Dr. I), lieid Parker, of Rau
doIpL, who had been piomised the
place of commissioner, is to be
provided for wi.h a job specially
created lor him. II is business will
be to go about the State holding
This is the best medicine in the world
for bowel complaints. It acts quickly
and can always be depended upon.
When reduced with water it is pleasant
to take. Try it, and like many others
you will recommend it to your friends.
For sale at 25 and 50 cents per bottle by
Morphew & White.
Kastrr Ezerciaea at the A. M. E. Zion
Church, Marion, 5f. C.
i Music by the choir. Scripture
Lesson by the Pastor, A.
Mclver. Prayer by the Su
perintendent, M. A. Thalley.
2. Opening address to the S. S.
M. C Carson.
3. Mark 16th chapter Read by
B. G. Corpening.
4. A Paper: "Christ is Risen."
M. E Alexander.
5. Paper by O. M. Thalley:"Girls
are Great Factors in the Edu
6. Paper by Eu'.a II. Jones: ' Sun
day School and Its Worth to
7. Paper by B. G. Corpening:
'Young Men are Just What
They Make Themselves."
8. Isaiah 11 chapter by Jane
9. Paper by Hester Wells: "Pa
rents Training Their Chil
dren for the Church."
10. Paper by N. E. Fowler: "I
Love Zion for Her Glory."
n. Paper by C. L. Greenlee:
"Good Deeds Never Die,
Kind Words Make Many
12. Paper by S. R. Greenlee:
13. Paper by Lina Higgins: "This
World Has Always Been
Banking on Good Charac
ter." 14. Paper on Easter. G.M.Wells.
15. 24th Psalm. James H. Kin-
16. "Girls are the Bright Jewels
in the Church." -Sherrill
"Behold I Bring You Good
Tidings of Joy Easter.
Rev. A. McIver,
Correspondence of The Messenger.
Miss Maggie Hyams, who is at
tending school at Bakersville, spent
Friday night and Saturday of the
19th and 20th at home.
Mr. Will White, who has been at
Mica several days on professional
business, returned to Mariou on
Mr. D. T. Vance, of Plumtree,
was at Mica lately on some rery
Mr. Will Bowman was visiting
friends at this place reccutly.
We are glad to know that Mr.
W. S. Mt-Kiuney's family, who have
been very sick, are getting well.
Mr. aud Mrs. Augel, ot Cran
berry, were visiting their sister,
Mrs. Berry, last week.
Messrs. Stokes Peuland, Josh
MeCurry, Fred McKiuncyand Will
Bowman, of Bakersville, and Mr.
Sam Burleson, of Plumtree, at
tended the concert at Spiuce Pine
ou the night of the 19th.
Mr. L. A. McLauriu, who has
been with U3 for two weeks, re
turned to Elk Park last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hyams gave
a sociable recently which was very
much enjoyed by the young people.
Miss Etta Greenlee was visitiug
frieuds in North Cove recently.
Miss Ada Greeulee, who has
been teaching school ou Toe river,
has returned home. Betsy.
Mica, March 30, 1897.
Those who are troubled with rheuma
tism should try a few applications of
Chamberlain 's Pain Balm, rubbing the
parts vigorously at each application.
If that does Dot bring relief dampen a
piece of flannel with Pain Balm and
bind it over the seat of pain and prompt
relief will surely follow. For sale by
Morphew & White.
An editor gets off the following:
"In church or state it is rule or
be ruled; in courtship or marriage
it is fool or be fooled; in logic or
law it is kick or be kicked; in
gambling or trade it is trick or be
tricked; in treaty or war it is beat
or be beaten; iu the struggle, for
life it is eat or be eaten; in politics
it is crow or eat crow; in newspa
per it is hoe your owu row."
C5?Miss Sallie McDonald has
received her spring stock of mil
linery goods. See them. Sailors
a specialty from 10 cents to $1.50.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chap
ped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and
all Skin Eruptions, and positively
cures Piles, or no pay required.
It is guaranteed to give peifect
satisfaction, or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale
by Morphew & White.
IxGooi warm meals cheap at
George Mockridge's restaurant at
Who eu thick
of wm simple
thine to patent?
I WATCH BARGAIN. I
I FOR THIRTY PAYS
We will sell the New Era Seven-Jewel Movement,
with Safety Center Pinion and Safety Balance
Seat, in Screw-back and Bezel Open-face, Silver-
ine Case, for $2.68, Postpaid. Guaranteed E
to give entire satisfaction. Order TO-DAY.
I JAMS 0.
Marion, N. C. 5
TRAVELERS, LOOK TO YOUR INTEREST T
Wnile at Bakersville, stop at the PENDLAND HOUSE- the best Hotel in the
Mountains. The table is supplied the year round with the very best the country
affords. Every comfort of guests ltoked after carefully.
A good Feed Stable is run in connection with the Hotel.
KEUIIKN J. YOUNG, Proprietor.
BakeravUle. Mitchell Co., N. C, Oct. 2, 1896.
We Offer Ton Remedy Which Insures
SAFETY to LIFE of Both
Mother ud Child.
bobs coxfctexejit or its pm,
HOBBOB 15D D15GKR,
Makes CHILD-BIRTH Easy.
Endorsed and recommended by physl
elsas. midwlTea and tho who have ued
It. Beware of substitutes and Imitation.
6ent by express or mail, on receipt of nrlea.
l.O per battle. Book "TO MOTHS Hd1
maUed free, containing Tolnntarj testimonials.
BiAD FIELD KEOULATOB CO., AUa&U, Qfc
SOLS BY ALL DBCGOISTS.
Having purchased the lot
opposite the depot in Marion
to put a woodworking factory
on, we will pay CASH for
Green or Dry Oak and Pop
lar Lumber on our yard; will
want other kinds of lumber
soon. We will be glad to
communicate with any one
who can furnish shingle bolts.
Payne & Decker Bros.
Disosway, The Druggist,
Old Fort, N.C.,
Offers to his customers an abso
lutely correct stock of Drugs
and Patent Medicines,
To ArriYe Wednesday, March 24th,
Philadelphia Oniou Sets and Coal
Tar for corn planting.
HAVING qualified as executrix of W. J.
Allen, deceased, late of McDowell coun
ty, X. C, this is to notify all persons having
claims against the estate of the said W. J.
Allen, deceased, to exhibit them to the under
signed within twelve months from this dute,
or this notice will be plead in bar of their re
covery. All persons indebted to said estate
will please make immediate payment.
This 29th day of March. 1897.
H. M. ALLEN, Administratrix.
ON Monday, the 5th day of April, 1897,
beginning at 10 o'clock a. m., I will
sell, on the premises, at public auction,
for cash, all the personal and real estate
belonging to the estate of the lateChas.
This February 12th. 1897.
J. J. "MACKEY, Executor.
Two Hotels in one, under one man
THE GUUliER FAMILY.
NO - RAISE - IN - PRICES.
Summer, Regular and Transient
Boarding, lieasonable rates.
Marion, N. C, July 22, 189G.
50 Cents a Day; $2 a
Week: $8 a Month.
A - GOOD - FEED - STABLE
Run in connection with
J. M. ELLIS, Proprietor.
Marion, N. C.
fyWASTED. A position as
teacher (of any grade of pupils),
especially in the public schools of
McDowell county. Have had sev
eral years of successful experience
in teaching the different grades of
pupils. Can teach between June
ioth and September ioth, next.
Apply at Messenger office.
ft rjpiendlg hetfe.
Be ye not deceived; there is only
one place in town to buy strictly Up-to-Date
Dress Goods. Our line this
season far surpasses our former efforts
in Style, Quality, Quantity and Price.
We have them, and stacks of them,
all fresh, new and not an ugly piece
in the store. Remember w e never
carry over goods from one reason to
another. So you need not expect to
get old styles. We claim to have
the Very Latest, and wliile North
was placed in position to know and
see the styles, and we have them in
our store. Every woman in McDow
ell, Mitchell, Vancey and Rutherford
counties have a cordial invitation to
call and examine them for themselves.
GJou JI?acj IJnow It is Good
and Dot Soo Riqb.
- C J I
DO YOU WANT TO DRKSS WELL?
Then see our new line of Spring Goods,
Tennis cloth for evening dresses, Irish dress linen, lawns:
plaids, silks for any purpose, calicoes, dotted swiss and trim
mings; general line of Gentlemen's Negligee Shirts.
Also, Shoes (the Douglass Shoes), Hardware, Farming
Implements, Harness Goods and Saddles, Lime and Cement,
u J. S. DYSART.
Marion, N. C, March 22, iSgj.-t f.
( Stop, Look, Read and Examine.
My Spring and Summer
Line of Clothing
E Just to hand. I can sell you a nice suit at
I from $3.25 up. I
I Shoes I
E From the smalles to the largest, and as cheap E
E as you will buy them in Marion orelscwhee E
E I just will not lie undersold. Come and try E
I me. E
Marlon, N. C,
GET THE BEST!
You buy the best hams, the best eggs, the
best clothing, why not buy the best medi
cines? Do you want that kind? We have
it. We give care and promptness. All
our resources are taxed to please.
. . NOT ONLY DURING THE HOLIDAYS . .
But all the while we want to do a good
business and give you good bargains. Our
NEW, - PURE - DRUGS
Are in; Exquisite Toilet Articles, a Variety
of Patent Medicines, and Druggists'
Prescriptions - Carefully - Compounded.
We have a full line of fine Candies, Lem
ons and Oranges. We want to buy your
MORPHEW & WHITE.
1 1 NICHOLS
Silver, Gold and Currency
ext:!iaiiKl for a General Httn-k of Jlercliarnlixc at
SEASONABLE -:- PRICES.
We aim to le elected by a large majority on
QUALITY AND riRICE.
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Dry Goods,
Groceries, Hardware, Queen's
Ware, Etc., Etc., Etc.
CU0TH1N& A SPECIALTY.
xr- ur xr'
J. G. NICHOLS