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THURSDAY. AUG. 2. 1906.
Democrat County Ticket.
E. Y. WEBB.
J. F. REINHARDT.
M. H. YOUNT.
C. M. McCORKLE.
D. M. BOYD.
For Register of Deeds:
For County Treasurer:
W. A. DAY.
For County Surveyor:
J. A. RICE.
For County Commissioners:
Q. M. SMITH,
I. ALEX YOUNT.
The Democratic Ticket.
The Democratic county ticket
is one to which every Democrat
of the county can rally with: the
knowledge that it is made up of
high-toned gentlemen, all com
petent to fill the positions for
which they have been respective
For the State Senate, Hon.
Jack F. Bernhardt, of Lincoln
county, an old soldier, a high
toned gentleman and a politician,
a man who is well acquainted
with the needs of the people
whom he represents, having
done so several times with hon
or to them and himself. He is
the man for the place.
For the legislature we have
Mr M. H. Yount, a young man
who has had a fine education and
excellent legal training. He
was born and raised in Catawba
county. He will be a useful
member of the general assembly
and one who, we undertake to
say, will make a good record.
For Clerk of the Court no bet
ter man than Mr. Milton McCor
kle could be found. He too is a
native of this county and the son
of the late Judge McCorkle. Mr.
McCorkle, too, has had the ad
vantage of legal training and in
that respect has the advantage
of his opponents.
Dr. Everhart whose occupa
tion as a physician certainly has
given him no opportunity to
handle the hard legal questions
which a Superior Court clerk will
have to decide.
Mr. D. M. Boyd besides being
a clever and affable gentleman,
arid a vote getter, is a flrst class
Mr. Setzer of Cline's township
will be sure to please the people
in the register's office. He is
one of our farmer boys and a
country school teacher and has
made his way in the world by
the labor of his hands and brain:
The nominees for county com
missioners, Messrs. J. M. Shu
ford, Smith, Wilfong, Yount and
Turner will insure safe and pro
gressive management in the af
fairs of the county.
With Mr. Rice for coroner, Mr.
Enloe Yoder for surveyor, one
of the best county tickets Cataw
ba has had in a longtime is com
pleted. The letters of all these
names spells success, victory.
IF Adams has nervous pros
tration at the close of the cam
paign, it probably won't be be
cause he overworked himself for
Col. Snort Applies for the Post
Well I'm i» the fight for. the
post office at Black Gum Springs.
You see I wasn't a wantin' the
job, but when I heard Joe Hun
gry (which Joe he had the job)
took sick powerful bad with fe«
ver I got to thinking what if Joe
was to whack up and die. That
made me feel powerful bad and
I felt awful over it. But, thinks
I, allowin Joe was to die, why
jest as like as not some of the
boys will be a startin' of a pe
tishun to give me the post office
all unbeknowst tome. I never
lia believe in seekin office but
luther do I see any need for a
man to hide out and dodge round
the corners to get out'n the way
if office should come er seekin'
him. So thinks lif Joe should
die,pore feller, and the boys was
bent and determint to give me the
post office why just to keep down
\ fuss in the party I'd take it I
You see a fellow ort always to
be ready to serve his party for
its good and for the sake of the
I despise these everlastin office
seekers that are tarnationally
lookin' after pie. That's the
reason why I quit the Dimmy
crats eighteen months or so ago
when The-odorous Roostervelt
was elected Pres'dent. Then I
seen the Dimmycrats was all
seekin office and I 'lowed that
maybe some time the Dimmy
crats might carry the country
and then like as not they'd put
off some job with a big salary
on me in spite of all I could do
and eyerybodv'd .be saying:
"Yes, there's Col. "Bill Snort he's
jest a Dimmycrat for what he
kin git out'u it.
So I told the folks right after
Roostervelt was elected that I
changed my politics because I
was afraid the Dimmycrats
would reflect on my charrackter
by sneakin' up some night while
I was asleep and leavin' a gov
ernment' appintment on my
front steps. 'Well, sir, about
Joe, poor fallow. Shure enuff
he up and died, and shore enuff
they was a devilin' me to step
into the man's shoes before they
was cold. The way it come up
was like this: I was one of the
pall bearers and while we was
walkin' along by the hearse and
the widder and the rest of the
family and the proseshun comin'
on behind, I sees Lije'Sawbox
(which he was a pall bearer)
lookin' mighty follem and I
knows what he was fixin' to say
and cuts him off quick and short:
' 'Look here Lije, says I, I knows
what you're gittin ready to ax
me, and you orter be ashamed
to mention such a subject on this
sollem occasion.l don't want heai
nary single word about my tak
in that there post office till port
Joe is put awey.
If nothin else'lll do the peo
ple but I've got to take it
they won't have no for an answ
er, why I says that they'll havt
to lie quiet till the clpds has.
covered our pore diseased
friend." I seen right away that
didn't set well on Lije's stum
mick. He started to say some
thin' but I stopped him. "Jest
let up Lije," I 'lows; "iur )
won't hear it , now. I know.'
what you're goin' to say and I'm
not denyin' but it's all true if 1
do say it myself. Maybe I arr.
the Doplarest man in town,
though I'm too modest to speak k
myself. Maybe I do stand, in
with the organizashun -just like
you was gittin' ready to tell me
Three weeks before the State
Convention met I seen how th
cat was a goin' to jUmpand conn
out on principal for the organi
zashun's and I reckin I ortei
stand in with the organizashun'*
onnered cheerman. I hain't no
use fur these here hensurgents
and I hopes Racket beat Crack-,
corn fur Congress.
I guess I'm aware, too, that
folks hereabout endorses me on
account of my not a bein' a of
fice-seeker like them hensurgets
that tried to put. Crackcorn in
the place of our 'onnered cheer
man. Why I was to that con
ventshun myself and -the. way
the Eastern Republicans come
up in solid flanks to raUin'
around oar fcnery—l mean our
onnered cheerman—with Samp
son Butler, of Washington City,,
N. C.„ pintin' the way would
have done your heart .good.
The cause is .growin' in the
East, too. Some of them coun
ties that didn't have but thirty
Republican voters in 'em no lat
er'n four years ago has got thir
ty-one now and some as high as
Now that the East has put it
all over Wilkes, Yadkid, Bun
combe, Henderson and them
other Republican counties that
has so .many Republicans and
hensurgents in 'em, why Lije we
can expect the East to grow.
Why I'm informed that in one
Eastern county there warn't but
twenty-nine Republicans and
Col. Harry Skin'em, come down
and made a speech. Well, sir,-
after that speech about a week
or two, three Republicans had a
twenty-fust birthday, another
one moved in from Guilford and
now they say that the Republi
can vote in that county has riz
from twenty-nine to thirty-two,
even if the Guilford man is a
hensurgent arid whoops it up for
Jest then Lije he tried to put
put in his mouth again but 1
stops him just as firm as ever
"No Lije," I lows, gentle but
determint. "I understand, I un
derstand. You're a wonderin'.
how I find time to learn so much
voluble knowledge and are a
tryin' to tell me that a well post
ed man like me is the very one
fur the post office. Well, mi.d
I ain't sayin' you aint right, Lije,
But this ain't the time to say it.
Remember we're here to bury
pore Joe. When that's done and
over with, if yoo3i aft quit plag
uin' me I'll take the post office
jest to git sheet of you fellows
and stop this clammer. And by
the way I ain't goin' to have no
hensurgents and Crackcorn man
fur my assistant. Come to think
of it, Lije, you're a likely feller
and I don't see, no reason why
your chances ain't as good as
anybody's. There, there, Lije,
I appreciate all them flatterin'
things you've been sayin* to me
and I'll think 'em-over. Soon as
I git back I'll start my petish
Well by that time we got to
the grave. Before the benedict
shun, Jim Brown, the depty col
lector's clerk, Postmaster Jones
from Hot Town; and me come
for'rard and sung for a triette
that good old hymn:
"No worldly honors do I crave
Nor long for gold's deceitful
Mr. Edditur, I'll tell you next
week how I'm gittin' alo ? in
the fight our party is makin' to
force the post office on me. '
COL. BILL SNORT.
LYLES CREEK ITEMS.
Lyles' Creek, July 30.-We
are having a great amount of
rain fpr the last few weeks and
still keeps raining. It comes ir
very go 3d, for the farmers can
begin to break their wheat land.
There is but very little fruit in
this vicinity this year, not
enough for the people to use,
without having any for market.
We are glad to note that Mr.
S. E. Spencer is improving after
along illness. >
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hyder
and little grand-daughter, Ruth,
of Highland, spent Sunday At
Lyles Creek visiting Mrs. Hy-
sister, Mrs. P. S. Herman.
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Turner
and children spent Saturday and
Sunday near Oxford Ford, visit
ing Mrs. Turner's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Jerome Reitzel.
Well, naws is scarce at the
present writing, and has been
for some time.
With best wishes to the Demo
«■> t. ~
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indigestion, bloating, pelvic catarrh,
nervous prostration, dizziness, faint
ness, "don't-care" and " want-to-be
left-alone " feeling, excitability, back
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cations of female weakness, or some
derangement of the organs. In such
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