LOOK OUT FOR
or yoy will have little chance of being able to look our for num
Systematize your affairs, know just how much money you
receive and what you buy.with it. A checking account at the
bank makes -this easy —no other way so easy or so accarate-r-try it.
We afford ample protection to your money and furnish you
with pass and check books free of charge.
The First National Bank,
HICKORY, N. C.
Advertisements inserted under this
head at 5 cents a line for each insertion
"-* * .
Ball's or Mason's fruit jars
and salicylic acid in good supply.
The Hall Co.
WANTED AT ONCE- 2000 sub
scribers to pay their subscription
WHIiE and Black Mercerized
Waisting at Hall's.
CRIMSON clover, German mil
let and all kinds of seed for fall
sowing at Hall's.
WANTED—At THE DEMOCRAT
office a good-size boy to l°arn
the printing business. Want
none but who will sticic and
wants to learn the business.
WANTED—A position as ste
nographer and typewriter. Have
had some experience. Address
P. 0. Box 435, Hickory, N. C.
SLIPPERS for Children, La
dies and Men at Hall's.
LOST—A grey canvass hand bag
covered with steel beeds between
Mrs. Holden's and the Baptist
church Sunday evening, July
22. There was some money and
a pair of white silk gloves in it.
Finder will send same toJ. A.
WANTED—For tJ. S. Army, able
bodied, unmarried men, between ages of
21 and 35, citizens of United States, of
good character and temperate habits,who
can speak, read and write English. For
information apply to Recruiting Officer,
15 West Trade St., Charlotte, N. C.; 40 1
S. Mtiin St.,Ashevilld, N. c.; Bank Build- j
ing, Hickory, Ni C., or Glenn Building
Spartanburg, S. C
Of valuable Real Estate on Wednes
day, Aug 22th at 2 p.m. We will offer at
public auction the following valuable
real estate known as the J. H. Brunspro
perty 1 lot containing house 75x153 feet
1 vacant lot east of home lot 75x153
feet, 1 vacant lot adjoining it 73x233
feet and another lot east of this the
same size, also 1 vacant lot lying §outh
of these 80x150 feet, four of these lots
face Link street and 1 facing Mrs.
Sloops property, these lots will be sold
separately and then as whole terms one
third cash the balance in six and twelve
months at legal interest, this .property
is two squares south Post office. Sale
will take place on the steps of the
First National Bank.
This July 17th, 1906.
W. F. BRUNS*
H. E. BRUNS,
G. F. BRUNS,
MRS. E.G. PEELER.
Every firmer should
have a copy of our
New Fall Catalo&ue
It givesi!>est methods of oeed
inguudifull information about
§eed Oats, Rye -
Barley, Seed Wheat
Grasses and Clovers
Descriptive Fall Catalogue
mailed free, and prices
quoted on ieqdbst
T.W, Wood & Sono,
Seedsmen, - Va,
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
We get them every day—new
Dr. Henry Abernethy went to
- Mr. J. H. C. Huitt spent the
day here Saturday.
Mr. H. Sutherland, of Connel
ly Springs, was in town Satur
R. S. Wyantt,of Henry, N. C.,
was in town Saturday on busi
Born to Dr. and Mrs. J. A.
Childs Friday morning, July 27,
Rev. W. R. Evans, of Granite
Falls, spent Monday evening in
the city. ' '
Mr. J. H.. McLelland, our
genial Register of Deeds, was
Mr. R. L. Mitchell got his hand
hurt by a fan machine at the
shops last week.
Miss Eloise Pittman, of Atlan
ta, Ga., is the guest of her sister
Mrs, J. A. Childs.
Mr. Ed N. Shuford, of Tyler,
Texas, is here visiting his broth
er, Mr. H. A. Shuford.
Misses Ruth and Grace Aber
nethy are in Bridgewater visit
ing, their sister,. Mrs. Lyerly
Rev. R. H. Cline, of Mint Hill,
spent Sunday in the city with his
brother, Rev. W. P. Cline.
Mrs. C. B. Henderson, of East
Hickory, has moved into her
residence she recently bought on
Mr. A. A. Yount, of Asheville»
came down Monday to'spend his
vacation with home folks and
Miss Stanley Hall left a few
days ago for Greensboro and
Fayetteville. She will be absent
from the city for a month or
Miss Stella Arthur, of More
head City, left Wednesday morn
ing for her home after spending
several weeks at the home of
Mr. M. L. Cline's on Watauga
Mr. R. W. Curtis, a former
resident of Hickory, new of Bur
lington, N. C., was here Mon
day. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis are
spending a few weeks at Cataw
Mr. P. 0. Carpenter, of New
ton, spent Fridav in Hickory
taking in the sights. This was
his first visit to the city during
the past year, and when he was
shown through the Club room
he said that and the view up
Main street made hid think he
was in New York.
B. A. Newland, Jr., of Lenoir,
passed through Hickory Wednes,
day a. m., on his way to David
son where he marries Miss Bettie
Brown of that place the same
evening at 7 o'clock. Mr. New
land was accompanied by his
mother, Mrs. W. C. Newland,
and sister, Miss Jessie.
; Mr. Geo. W. Rabb, one of Ca
tawba county's prosperous and
best known citizens, spent Sat
urday in the city. Mr. Rabb said
in talking in praise of Hickory
that* he would like to live here.
Come on Mr. Rabb, the latch
string hangs outside and
you will be gladly received
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, of Salis
bury, are guests at Mr. H. D.
Dr. D. D. Johnson, of Con
cord, washere Monday, visiting
his brother, Dr. J. T. Johnson.
Mr. J. T. Glenn, of Gastonia,
spent two days in the city this
week. We are always glad to
see him among us.
Mr. F. J. Huffman has just 1
returned from Georgia and says
crops will be very light in that
country on account of too much
Mrs. W. E. Gwaltney, who
has been on a visit to her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. .W. R.
Gwaltpey, returned to her home
in Atlanta Saturday.
Prof. D. K. Mcßae has re
turned from his home at Laurin
burg. He comes in the interest
t)f the graded school, which
opens about the 18th pf Septem
This paper is sent to the sub
scribers until an explicit order
is received by the publisher for
its discontinuance, and all pay
ments of arrears is made as
required by law.
A parting meeting was held
in the old Presbyterian church
Sunday. Talks were made by
several members. All services
from this date will be conduct
ed in the new church.
On August the first, 1905, the
the laying of the corner stone of
the First Presbyterian church
took place, and just one year
from that date the first service
was held in the church.
' At the Methodist church in
Hickory on next Sunday a series
of meetings will begin. Every
one cordially invited. The pas
tor will be assisted by Rev.
Frank Siler r of Statesville, N. C.
Col. Thornton has the plan of
location and water power devel
opement on exhibition in Walter
Martin's drug store window.
The Colonel is a hustler and
should be encouraged in this
Mr. J. F., Reinhardt, of Lin.
coin county, was here Saturday
shaking hands with his many
friends in the city. Mr. Rein
hardt is the popular candidate
for the State Senate from this
Talk with Haithcock, the real
Some new properties, new
dwellings, vacant lots, farms, of?
fered for sale for first time.
Jno, E. Haithcock,
Farmers are now beginning to
make plans for next year. If
you have a good farm and are
willing to sell it at fair and rea
sonable price, Hit it with Mr,
John E. Haithcock, the Real Es
tate man at once, so that it will
be, in time for his Special Adver
tisements which will shortly
come out in several Northern
and Eastern newspapers.
Mr. Cooper Dead,
The death of Mr. E. A. Cooper
occured at his residence in Hick
ory at 3 p. m., Wednesday, Aug.
Ist, after several weeks illness.
He leaves a wife and several
children. The funeral will be
conducted from the residence
this evening. _
Eller vs. Railroad.
Argued and won by Thos. M.
Hufham in the Supreme court
published in American and Brit
ish Railway cases. This is done
only in most important cases and
cases that set valuable principle.
Also commented on by the lead
ing law Journals of the country.
Church of the Ascension.
Special services next Sunday—
Subject of sermon in the morn
ing by the Rector, ."The Mount
of the Transfiguration and what
it reveals to the 20th Century."
In the evening, Mr. Sam C. Fish,
of New York City, will conduct
serving especially for young pec?
A NEW FIRM.
Two New Store Rooms to be
The firm of W. T. Sledge will
be after Aug. Ist Sledge, and
Pleasents. Mr. Pleasents is
from Louisburg, N. C.,«and of
many years experience in the
dry goods husiness. The firm
will do business on a large scale.
Mr. Pleasents is now on the road
selling goods and will be with
the firm after Oct Ist. » Mr.
Sledge will move the stock of
goods now in the old stand to
Marshall corner and remain.there
until the new building is com
Mr. D. H." Russell and Aber
nethy and Whitener expect to be
gin work at once ereeting two
new handsome store rooms on
the sites now occupied by W. T.
Sledge and Abernethy & White
ner. This will complete a nand
some block of buildings.
A Close Gall.
The lightning got in some close
work at Mr. Jeff Miller's resi
dence Monday night about 11
o'clock. It struck the top of the
chimney, knocking it off and fol
lowed the chimney down a few ft.
then went in a window, knock
ing out six panes of glass and
cracked the other two panes,
struck bilrea" and shattered the
mirror to pieces and breaking a
bowl and pitcher on the wash
stand, then into anothor room
where Mr, and Mrs, Miller were
sleeping and split' the bed posts
of the bed in which they were
sleeping, scorched Mrs Miller's
hair and dazed Mr. Miller for
One of the most delightfulso
cial functions of the season was
the euchre party given by Mrs.
E. R. Russell, of Charlotte, and
Mrs. W. S. Martin at the beauti
ful ;thom@ of Mrs. W. S. Martin
on Champion Avenue Friday
evening. The lawn and porctt'
Were beautifal in the soft light
of the Japanese lanterns and
made a striking contrast with
the brilliantly lighted interior,
the hall and parlor being beauti
fully decorated with roses and
nasturtiums. In one corner of
the porch was the punch bowl
and here Miss Rose Shuford pre
Six handed euchre was the
game for the evening and there
were nine tables, Four young
Jadies oyt for the prize, a ham?
mered copper waiter, Miss Josie
Sigmon was the lucky winner.
The gentleman's prize was also
out for by three young m6n and
Dr. Chas. Menzies won it, a sil
ver clothes brush. The guests
prize was given to Mrs. N. W.
Clark, the prize being a beauti.
ful jardireer with the pesdesta 1 ,,
Both Mrs. Martin and Russell*
are charming entertainers and
■having them as hostess
es made the evening doubly de
lightful. Delicious peach and
marisehino cream with eake were
served. Those present were as
follows; Messrs. and Mesdames
C. M. Sherrill, E. L. Shuford s N.
W. Clark, J. H. Hatcher, Frank
Clinarcf, Alex Hall, Ed Cline,
Will Clinard, W. X. Reid, H. C.
Menzies, T. J. Green, H, J, Ho!-
brook; Mesdames T. A. Mott,
Aull, andH. D. Abernethy ;Miss
es Emily and Julia Wheeler, Fay
Bums, Josie Pearson, Josie Sig
mon, Lillie Jones Wilcox, Essie
and Rose Shuford, Bessie Hack
! ney, Lucile Shuford, and Fannie
Fields; Messrs. Jones, Bourbon
nais, Alex Shuford, Jr,, M.
Yount, J. C. Martin, W. N. Mar
tin, W. J. Shuford, Gaither Hall,
Fred Abernethy, Earle Ramseur,
Julius Ramsay, Rob Martin, Roy
j Abernethy, Chas. Ramsay, and
Col. Williams, of Newton. **
The editor of this paper has a
warm place in his heart for the
friends who bring or send in news
items> It is the desire of this
paper to give all the news all the
t ; me and those who lend us their
assistance to that end have our
YOUR vote is wanted to help
land office seekers in a federal
job; but what is there in it for
you? x j
Campbell and Fry bought five
pairs of horses from the Henkle
Live Stock Company Tuesday to
add to their teams hauling lum
ber from a large tract of timber
they bought in Caldwell county.
This fin£ lot of lumber has been
sold to the Phoenix mill.
THE Republicans tell how their
party has changen the desert
lands of the West into blooftiing
fields by spending millions in ir
rigation; but they failed to spend
anything to help the Southern
farmers though taxes are wrung
f J om us in a steady drain.
MR. Butler says that the Re
publican State Convention was
one of the 4 'most dignified bodies
ever assembled in the State."
No doubt It was so dignified
that the police had to be called
in to stop the uproar and pre
vent harmony from being se
cured with a gun.
The brilliant newspaper cor
respondent! Savoyard has an in
teresting article on Mr. Taft's
recent speech at the Republican
State Convention. Savoyard hits
the nail on the head when he
says that except, as an organiza
tion to control federal patronage
there never h§s been a Republi
can Party in the South. Mr.
Taft is correct in his estimate of
the motives that inspire the lead
ers of North Carolina Republi
canism ;but Savoyard sizes up the
situation when he says that but
for thefederai offices there would
be no Republican leaders in the
South. The Republican party
has always opposed the interests
of the South and ignored her peo
ple? except when they were pass
ing laws to persecute them. So
far 98 thi» State is concerned;
the Republicans wilt lose the on
ly Congressman they have and
the State as usual will tgo over-
As a matter of fact Adams and
Rollins know this very well, but
so long as they can keep in con
trol of the pie-counter they care
little about it.
A worries until she gets wrin
kles, then worries because she has
thep. If she takes Jiollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea she would have neithei.
Bright, spiling faae follows its use. 35
cents, Tea or Tablets,
Notice to Public, ,
We want everybody to know anil
hereby warn them and ask them to in
form others and young per
tons and children to not touch, with
their hands with a stick or any
thing, any electric wire that may be
hanging from a pole. It Is dangerous
and is liable to cause instant death. If
a wire Js down notify us or our elec
trician or some one who will, but do
not touch it yourself.
THORNTON LIGHT & POWER CO.
M. E. Thornton, Pres.
1 ~~ } . I
I have ju&t opened up my
store iu V\ est Flickory op
posite the Piedmont Wag
on Shoj;s. A full line of
Also Flour, Grain and
I solicit the patronage of
the public, and will give
lowest prices on all goods
Every order delivered
promptly. Give me a
J. P. Phifer
.Phone 125. West Hickory
"" ' ' j- £-5' /S-y 'pt T' fjfrj l p]f *V;.. »
The Best Bank
Is the one that serves
most people well.
The Hickory Banking &
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friday, August 10 to 20
Owing to change in busi
ness my entire stock of up-to
date Dry Goods, Shoes, Hats,
and General Merchandise
~ must be closed out for cash
No fake, every dollars worth of
our mammoth stock must go to in to
this great sale regardless of cost.
Every piece of summer Dress Goods,
Silks, Lawns and Swisses will go in
for a song, and all heavy fall and win
ter goods, Broad Clojhs, Serges,Rep
liants, Outing Flannels, Sheetings,
Plaids, Ladies and Men's heavy rib
red and fleeced Underwear, Shoes
and Oxfords for Ladies, Men and
Children, Hats for Men and Boys,
Carpets, Rugs and Portiers,Blankets,
and in fact everything in this great
business sacrificed for jfchis greatest
of all sales.
See our large Circular with
prices, and wait for the great
August 10 tu
Nothing ever like it before.
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I YES!- GRAPE TOBACCO 1
II Is just a little sweeter than any of the so-called sun-cured plugs I
JEI made to imitate GIVAPI&, and they are all imitations —
8 because that rich, sweet flavor is peculiar to the genuine Leaf, and I
■ % we have been* buying and manufacturing it for over fifty years.
I IT IS MADE BY A FIRM THAT KNOWS HOW I
K S. A. Patterson Tobacco Co., Kidunoad, Va.