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: ' WEAVERVILLE. J
! ". ''a i -.' WoaverviUe. Dec. 231-:-Tiie public road
; ; uom "here to Ashetville Is In the worst con-
- Edition that has been, knowm for years.
' . - ,T 'At' some points it is almost impassable.
' " ,'Ncar Mr. Zeb Baird's place, two miles
' '.r "- .
"' V- .from. here ; it is exceedingly
'V;;i a" vehicle to get along. It lias been, sard
by those who are posted on the subject
i t roads that . t he county could have maca-
. dami'zed her roads "f or, about twenty per
. ccint more cost thaa : the late improve-
incuts footed up. :t',.
On Sunday last divine services were
tiM on LittOe Flat ait the- residence 01
Mr. T. M. Dula, Rev. Mr. Stacy delivering
"a. tii'rmon of Kreat force and appropriate-
mess. The closing: of 'the public scboor
. ,hiisft iiar bv. under am order of the
school ''committee of the township, has oc
casioned this change in the place of wor
ship for 'the Methodist people of that com
munity. The Presbyterian scnooi is
taught in the public school house, but
n-rfisipihine' is not allowed there. At this
school there is being distributed a large
lot of second hand clothing, to those who
will wear them. .
1 he-re have been a number of cases in
the courts of the Justices of the Peace
lucre reoeratlv. A demand now and then
ia made for a jury in these courts, but
the county commissioners have refused to
grant a jury list for this township. This
"is a seiious drawback -to. tine operations
of this court and the good citizens here-
.:albouts are complaining at the honorable
county commissioners in this behalf.
Mr. Emery Rheim of this - place was
elected by the faculty of Weanrerville .Col
lege recently as a tutor and not fleeted a
professor as stated lately m th!is corre-
- A lot of valuable land belonging to the
estate of the late Joseph Brank and locat
ed .on Reeans creek is to be sold at the
court house on. Monday the 27th inst The
toct that it is JBne ttloacco land and much
of it well timbered' Ihas awakened inter-
est in the matter.
far exceeded their r expectations and the
outlook . or this ' new institution is most
encouraging. . '
. The officers are : Clement Geitner.
president; H; . W. Connelly, ; vice-president
A. Ml Ingold, cashier. v Directors Clem
eat Geitner H. W,. Connelly, A. A. Shu
ford, J.f D. Elliott, S. R. Collett ' . .
. The (business the new bank has trans
acted up to date is an indication that
notwithstanding the recent : disastrous
financial experience of our citizens, they
still possess confidence in. fiduciary in
stitutions, and realize the advantage and
convenience of a sound and. reliable bank
as an adjunct to proper business methods
Morgan ton Herald. . ' . f
What Thejr Read About Hood's
Jopiter, Dec. 23. The public school here
taught by Rev. Mr. Boyd ct Weavervllle
has" suspended for the iholidays. The at
tendance is large, the school ris admirably
mamaged and is the pride of the neighbor
hood. The principal and Jhis .assistant are
exceedingly popular and efficient and the
utmost, harmony and, satisfactionriprevai
among the patrons of this model school.
Dr. I. A. Harris (the county physician
wihose family 'reside near here, reports the
condition of tne .convicts and others under
his medical supervision as unusually good
for this time of tbeyear.
Brevard, N. C, Dec. 23. Dr. wj. Wal
lis has been unable to withstand the largi
inducements offered him in his. old home
in Virginia, and Is now preparing to re
turn to that place. He has ibeen taken in
to the homes and hearts of a large clien
tage here and his departure will be
W. L. Hume returned yesterday from
Charleston, 'S. C, where he "took in"
Gula Week. . '
The 'Epworth school 'and the Methodist
Sunday school together are preparing an
extensive entertainment and treat for
their scholars on Christmas eve. .
Flat Creek, Dec. 23. In Brittain Cove,
. beautiful little settlement nesting under
"the shadow of 'the Hamburg moumrtain and
' distant two and a half miles from here,
- there is not the same sererae. tranquility
- that blessed it in other years. The neigh-
borhood is disrupted on the pulblic school
''question. Some of the land owners have
moved away, seeking to set up their house
. !ihtd emodik in. more ueacef ul vales. A
goodly nuinnber of the old citizens have or-
gjjtoized a private school- and , now the
f fight is on in earnest. The efficent coun-
tv sumervisor of education did not have
all the facts when lately the community
was reported harmonious on .the subject.
,. ' Hence this is news. Your correspondent
s is informed that this division and discord
tave ibeen caused by the opetnafcion of the
new republican school laws amd the peou-
. Kar methods which characterize the work
'.'"of the "missionary denortment of the
"Yankee Doodle" Presbyterian church.
The new law places the conitrol of the
school house in the hands of the township
sehtml committee, mhait body allows the
y Y. D. Presbyterian school to be taught in
the house 'and it draws the ptfblic funds,
hut the doors on Sunday are closed against
. ' a Sunday school made up of members" of
other churches thaa the Y. D. PresbyteT"
It was in reiference to this community
. that a Y. D. Presbyterian paper some time
- ago . made the statement that' here the men
. ploughed their wives ineted of- oxen in
the cultivation of -the soil; , hut it is un
necessary to state that there was no foun
daition for such publication, and the pre
sumption is. that it was inserted in that
i -pious sheet for the 'purpose of showing
the Igreat need of Northern conitrtbuitions
' for helping to civilize such people.'
Judging-from the amount of discord,
disturbance and schism that this Yankee
Doodle Presbyteriam church is formenting
in this section of the county, the- conclu
sion is beginning to be found and express
ed -that it would be infiniitely better for
this denomination, to confine its labors to
its own side of Mason and Dixon's line,
where 'the field for usefulness . is equally
large and the need of (better morals and
more growth in spiritual life are' as no
ticeable as they are here. They have the
right to come here however, and if they
wish to continue stirring up devilement it
is a free country, but it is a straimge busi
ness for a church to be in at .least such
is the opinion of the old citizens here. ;
INTERESTING RAILROAD SUIT.
The Supreme Court's decision id the
case of Mrs. James, admx., vs. W. N. C.
R. R., is one of more than ordinary inter
est, for not only has Mrs. James friends
here,, but 'B. F. Long, esq., of Statesville,
was the leading counsel in the case writes
a Statesville correspondent to the Char
lotte Ofbserver. '
". Aside from the recovery of a judgment
fOr "$15,000 in the suit of Mrs. Clemeye
James, administratrix, against the Wes
tern North Carolina raSlroad, it seems
.that the case involves "the validity of th
Southern's purchase of the road, and other
important questions of general interest.
The most important questions intvolved In
' the suit are:
: v'Flrst Whether or not : the Western
i Carolina Railroad company still exists,
cnotwiths'tahding the - attempted purchase
' of the Southern made in 1894, and, ,
Second Whether the Southern, a for
eign railroad corporation, can purcnase
" "f-'i ' ,'the franchises and property of ..this do-'!if-&
aoes'tic corporation and own, control and
V," operUite.it, wildiout first obtainihg the con-
; S senf of our Legislature to do so and itself
' " '"" 'X : -become a domestic corporation. .These
y ' . questions -were not first raised in the
-t . . James ease, which was recently argued
; :v" and decided. These questions were raised
i '4.-v;in, a' suit brinight to Iredell on the 8th of
-October, 1896,' about - five months before
. . . - '. , the James suit "was" brought, and about
y five weeks before the death of James, in
i the case of -Fox- administnator of Pugh,
against the Western North Carolina Rail
. road-company and the Southern Railway
company; which suit still pends, and has
i-j not been , decided. This action of Fox, ad
v nrlnistraitor, . vs.. , W. , N. C. R. R. Co.,
brought for. the first time in 'North Caro-
llna ' to test the questions , above ref erred
; . to, , was brought by B. F. Long, of States
; ',. vilfle, Lee; Overman,- of Salisbury, be-
Ing'associated ! with him. When, later . in
March, 1897 Mrs. Jame3 employed
lessrs." Overman and Long to bring her
'v suit, ."and : afterwards associated Judge
; Avery in ; the case, it was decided, after
conpjfiltiaitloi)) to bring;the suit5 against the
Vv'es'eTn only, in -the James case, and not
, join the Southern, as had ibeen done In
.,r the Fox cisise. As will . be seen, , this was
quite an' important case and the winning
of , If quite a victory; for,- Mr.Long and
the lawyers; associated jfwith hkm. j - .
MOUNTAINS COVERED WITH SNOW.
" ' S"
Marion, Dec. 23. Mitchell and Vance
mountains are covered with snow.
There, was another runaway marriage at
Marion yesterday evening, the contracting
parties being Mr. Robert Harbin, of
Statesville, and Mi3 Gertrude Elliott, of
Marion.' The ceremony was performed by
Rev. K. D. Sherredl. The bride is among
the most accomplished young- ladies of
Marion. Mr.- Harbin is one of Marion's
business young men and i3 very popular.
The Watauga Democrat says: We learn
that the railroad election has been post
poned by the Board of County Commis
sioners untw some time in tne spring
(not imformed as to date) owing to the
fact that the people are anxious for th&
Toad to 'be located before the tax is voted.
White flint rock is being shipped by
the car load from Lincoln county to a
glass factory in New Jersey. It is said
the farmers get good price for the rock
and are glad to get their land cleared of it
The Elkin Journal says there have been
more than 30 murders in v surry county
since the war and not one legal execution.
There has been one lynching. . . -
NOJUH STATE NUGGETS.
BURKE COUNTY BANK.
. The Burke County Bank opened Monday
Jor ' business da ? the Tuilding recently
t cupico oy . me -ineamont oaniK.v a ne o
cials . report - that deposes have . Z already
The city census of Wilson, Just complet
ed, shows a population of over 5,000.
The expenditures of Wayne county for
the year ending November 1, 1897, were
The Daily Afternoon Review is" again
being published in Wilmington, . under the
control of Mr. Josh T. James.
The Register of Deeds of Bladen county
has ibeen sued for the $200 penalty,' for
issuing a marriage license to, a girl under
The old charter for the FayetteviMe
& Aberdeen railroad has been renewed,
and other preliminary steps taken by the
incorporators toward (building the road. v
The, three big locomotives just complet
ed for the Southern railway are -said to
be the largest' everbuilt. They are capa
ble of drawing 500 tons up an- 84-foot
grade at the rate of 50 miles per hour.
On the second Tuesday in January the.
Grand Lodge of Masons will hold its an
nual convention at the Oxford Orphan
Asylum for the special purpose of allowing
the brethren to see the admirable way in
which that noble charity is. conducted. .
It is estimated that there are now 2,000,
000 acres of waste land in the Southern
counties, which if in timber would yield
abundant returns at the rate of about
$500,000 a year. The loss is due to lack
of care in growing pine trees on these
Their Fajih in This Medicine is
r . t2 rounded on Merit :
They 'Know It Absolutely Cures
When Other Medicines Fall
flood's Sarsaparttla is not merely a sim
ple preparation of Sarsaparilla, Dock'
Stillingia and a little Iodide of Potassium!
Besides these ' excellent " alteratives', it
also contains those great anti-bilious and
liver remedies, Mandrake and Dandelion.
It also contains those, great kidney reme
dies, JJva CJrai, Juniper Berries, ,and
Pipsissewar . ; '
' " Nor are theso all. Other very valuable
curative agents are harmoniously com
bined in food's Sarsaparilla, and it ia
carefully prepared under the personal
supervision of a regularly educated phar
macist '" .. . ".
knowing these facts,4s the abiding faith
the people have in Hood's Sarsaparilla a
matter of surprise?-You can see why
Hood's Sarsaparilla cures, when other
medicines totally, absolutely fail.
" My , little girl was afflicted with"
eczema ana suHerea lor seven years.. She
was attended by physicians and ' tried
many different kinds cf medicine with
out relief. After taking a few bottlea of
Hood's Sarsaparilla she was cured." Msa.
Kmtvta Fbaicklin, Honeoye, New York.
Is the Best in fact the One True Blood Pari tier.
.ii sinur o. j. i. itooa oi Co.. l.oweli, Mass.
Hood's Pills 1-e
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY RATES.
On account "of Christmas holidays, the
Southern railway will sel lround trip tick
ets to polnlts south of the Potomac and
Ohio rivers and east of Mississippi river
at a 'rate of four cents per mile one way
for the round trip. Tickets sold December
22 -to 25 and December 30 'to January
L, inclusive, final iim'it a J'nuary 4.
Tickets for students will also be sold De
cember 10 to 21 in addition to above
dates on presentation of certificates from
some, officer of their school.
The quick schedules, elegant train ser
vice and comfort derived therefrom makes
a Qaridtanas outing over the Southern a
There is no medicine in the world equal
to Chamberlain's Coueh Uattiv for tKa
cure of throat and hW diseases. This is
fact that has been proven in numberless
cases. Here is a sample of thousands ot
letters received: "I have tried Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy while suffering from
severe throat trouble, and found imme
diate and effective relief. I can unhesitat-
ngly recommend it." Edgar W. Whltte-
more, editor Grad Rivers (Ky.) Herald.
For sale at W. C. Cannichael's drug store
A GOOD CUP OF TEA. ;
A good cup of tea 4
Is acknowledged to be '
A great restorer- in sadness.
It enlivens the frame, J :
, And quSckens life's flame,
And diffueses a spirit of gladness.
Served hot every day at the Woman's
XA Merry Xtpas
The Holiday Spirit
: -f .-
i Has Itaken X5ossession of our store. Every
thing h'as on an air of gaiety. Our prices
are the airyeiat of all They arelight enough .
to . float Aid Kris Kringie intoj. any (home..
We iresent . beautifull assortmenit of
; -Men's Furnishings ; for inspection. All ol -.
; ; them are sui'taole -tor gifts; some partlcu- -;;
larly so, swdh as Ties, Handkerchiefs, Susr j
j ..pendeftsV .'Gloves,:-. Umbreilias;, kibe. : YOi
i ough.t to see our holiday neckwear, special- -Iy
before buying. The prices on these will
be found as attriaotive as the goods." La
. dies will find this a good place to buy.
Cut 'Em Dawn.
- Whats nicer than an overcoat in winter
- time? .The overcoat season has come -in
earnest, and in order to give our friends
and patrons, a chance to. get an ulster or.
bvercoait foT Xmtas we offer a big cut this
One lot very heavy Chinchilla Ulsters,
oult from $15.00 to $12.50.
,One lot heavy Irish Frieze I brown with
large velvet collars, cut from $15.00 to
One lot half-box Overcoats, Mack and
dark grey, out from $9.00 to $6.50.
One lot Regular Overcoalts, . blue - and
black, ciut from $10.00 to $7.00.
'Big line of Youth's and .Young Men's
Overcoaits .and Ulsters, in -blacks, blues,
gray and browns, ranging in price from
$3.00 to $10.00. -
' AM"' going this week. at TWENTY PER
... Will continue to cut Boy's Overcoaibs and
Ulsters per dast week's schedule. Only a
few left. "
Shirts to Give A way
For half their real worth. We offer our
entire tine of cosmopolitan Shirts, in neg
ligee, both with and without collars, also
both with attached and detached cuffs,
fancy ' bosonns, both plain and plaited, in
f-aot.any. way you want them, at following
Aill $2.50 and 2.00 grades for $1.10. '
i .AM $L50 and $1.25 grades for 90c.
Al $1.00 grades for 65c, or two for
You can't find a better or larger assort
ment thian tihis line.
For Xmas, dont you think your husband,
father, brother, son or best fellow would be
deilighted to receive one of our Batlh Robes,
Dressing Gofwns, Smoking- jackets or fan
cy Vests? Certainly they would. You
couildn't please them better, and then they
are useful as well 'as ornamental.
NOTICE At a meeting of the 'board of
aldermen an order wats passed -to notify
water consTimers having "pipe hydrants"
on their premises to renlace them with
non-freezable hydrants by the 1st of Jan
uary, 1898. AJ1 concerned will please take
notice and awt accordingly. M. . E. Rob
erts, superintendent. 270-10
Caicareta stimulate the liver, kidneys
and' bowels. Never sicken, weaken ox
sripe, 10c, at Pelham's Pharmacy.
I write this to let you know what I
would not do: I would not do without
Chamberlain's Pain Balm In my house, if
cost $5.00 per bottle It does all you
recommend It to do and more. J. R. Wal-
ace, Wallaceville, Ga. Chamberlain's
Clothing, Shoes, Hats and Furnishings.
50 Patton Avenue.
Pain 'Balm is the best household liniment
in the world, and invaluable for rheuma
tism, lame back, sprains and bruises. Be
ready for emergencies by buying a bottle
at W. C. Cannichael's drug store.
Mrs. iMcKinley in a new portrait, seated
in a luxurious chair in the White House
conservatory, makes a striking cover to
the January Ladies' Home, Journal. It
is also appropriate, as John Phillip
Sousa's new composition, "The Lady of
the White House," which the wife of the
President .permitted, "The March King"
;to dedicate , to her, is given publicity for
she sees it for the first time, and with the
French, who inspire her to write with a
fascinating sweep . and dash.' Five of our
most famous clergymen Cardinal Gib
bons, Mr. Moody, the1 evamgielist, "Ian
Maclaren," Dr.. Rainsford and Robert
Collyer tell tersely and to the point what
a religious life means to a young man,
and how it affects his daily life and
amusements. There are four short
stories and 1 Hamlin Garland's romance of
"The Doctor" the story of a man born
to be "a friend of all women and a lover
The successful feature, "The Inner Ex
the first time in thisf number. Of course " periences of a Cabinet Member's Wife,"
the composition will be tremendously pop- is carried on, and discloses some astonish
ular. Clara Morris, the great actress, ap- ing phases of the highest social and. offi
pears, for the "first' 'time, 'as a story-writer cial life in Washington as this wife of a
in a true tale taken out of her career,
which she calls "John Hiokey: Coach
man'. Much Meat?" and seems to prove that we
Lilian - Bell'sv keen deals with Paris as do. An excellent "City Brick House for
$1800" is given with plans and drawings
comfortable as any one might wish.
Four pages are given- to home parties and
frolics, presenting every phase of home
entertaining, fancy-dress parties for chil
dren, etc. Tihe entire number has the
glow of midwinter entertainment in it. -By
The Curtis Publishing Company. One
dollar per year; ten .cents per copy.
'Cabinet member saw 'them. Mrs. Rorer
answers the question, "Do We Eat Too
A Tennessee lady, Mrs.-J. Wl Towle, of
Philadelphia, Tenn., has been using Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy for her baby, who
is subject to croup, and says of it:. "I find
it just as good. as you claim it to be. Since
I've had : your Cough Remedy, baby has
been threatened with croup ever so many
times, but I . -would give, him a dose of the
Remedy and it prevented his having it ev
ery time." Hundreds of mothers say the
same." Sold by W. C. Carmichael, drug
gist. ;.. ... . ' .
highest endorsement given
Some fedlowas. said that "laughter is
the sunlight . of the soul," and in saying
that iias. undoubtedly voiced! to ptoeftic
style 'tihe feelings of the' majority of man
kind : for there is no doubt tlhatt here are at
least mine-tenths of 'tihe human race w3io
would prefer to laugh than to be serious
over any object. This - feeling is iHlus
trated anore in the -ciass of inlays which be
come notable successes than, in any otiher
phase ' of amusements. In . these trouiblous
times life 'seeim too short to see seraous
plays and to work -out their, problems, -tihus
tihe play which will cause a might of con
tinuous laughter and pass one's time away
as if iby magic is always the one the masses
are 'looking for. ' This brings us to. the
yery : latest exposition, of bright, rattling,
rollicking fun. , "Never Again." which -has
been convulsing New York and Chicago
wiiih a continuous -laugh lasting more ifchan
S00 performances, and wihlch will .be pre
sentt'ed at the -Grand opera (house Monday
n-ight next. ' '
HOW TO LOOK GOOD.
Good looks - are Teally more : than skin
deep, depending entirely on a healthy con
dition of all the vital ;organs. , If the liver
be inactive, you have a bilious look; if
your stomach .be disordered, you have a
dyspeptic look; if your kidneys be affected,
you have a pinched look. Secure 1 good
health and you will s; surely -have good
looks. "Electric Bitters" is a good, atter
atlve and tonic. Acts directly on the atom
ach, liver and kidneys. Purifies the blood,
cures , pimples, blotches, and - boils.; - and
gives a good complexion, Every ' bottJle
guaranteed. Sold , at T. C. Smith's "drug
store,: and Pelham's ; Pharmacy. 60. centa
per oouie. - r : , ' , . o
The Ladies: Auxiliary of . the Y. M CA'
vrill serve a luncheon at the Woman's Ex
hange. Church street, on - Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday of this week from 12
vo 4 p. -m.' All the delicacies of the season
will be served and the-people are promised
an elegant 'luncheon at a small price.
1 tive, discriminating, home-keepers,
ft They know the great importance
1 of wholesome food.; they realize
1 the risk of the packing house lard.
Refuse worthless imitations of
The genuine is sold everywhere in
tins; of; one,- thfee and five pounds,
with trade marks-" Cottoiehe". and steer s
headjn cotton-plant fwreath6 every tin.
Made only :. toy
THE NK-.TAIRBANErCOMPANY, 2
- SU IxiiiV Cliicagro, New -Orleans Baltimore,
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