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Entered at the 1'ost Office at Ma
rion, N. C, for transmission
through the mails, as second
FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1 97-
Mr. J. I'. Caldwell, editor of the
Charlotte ()sfTfr,s writing some
highly interesting impressions of
his rectiit trij to Mexico. The ar
ticles are printed in the Sunday
edition of the L)tui. 1 .
The democrats of Asheville have
nominated the following ticket for
city officers: J. K. Rankin, for
mayor, y acclamation; John M.
Stoner, -. li. Scott and Dr. A.
Ciawf-jrd for aldermen; V. A.
James, Jr., chief of police; John
A. Campbell, tax collector; M. U'.
Robertson, city okrk; M. K. Rob
erts, s'ip.'rintetident of water
works; J. M. Westali, lie;. surer.
It is a splendid ticket and we hope
it will win.
"The Aiimiis," the "organ of
the temperance movement in
North Carolina," is before us. ().
K. Winburn is editor and II. J.
Dowell is business manager. It is
issued weekly at Raleigh, N. C. It
has a worthy cause, a wide held in
which much work is needed to be
done. May it have herculean
strength to make its mark against
the accursed whiskey traffic of the
State. It is full of god temper
ance reading and well edited.
Carter Harrison, Democrat, and
free silverite, was elected mayor
of Chicago Tuesday by a majority
of 2,222 over all his competitors.
Municipal elections in Illinois,
Michigan, New York, Ohio, Mis
souri and Colorado all show heavy
democratic gains. The New York
World of Monday said: "The di
visions in this campaign are almost
identical with the lines drawn in
in the national fight last fall. Car
ter Harrison represents Bryan and
the Populists. The Iiryan vote in
Chicago last November was about
145,000. The only rebellion has
been by a faction of the silver Re
The President Wednesday sent a
message to Congress calling atten
tion to the widespread distress, in
volving the destruction of a large
amount of property and luss of
life, resulting from Hoods which
have submerged portions of Ar
kansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and
Tennessee, and calling upon Con
gress to aid the sufferers. The
reading of the message in the Sen
ate was followed by a resolution
offered by Jones, (Democrat, Ar
kansas,) appropriating $200,000 for
the relief of the Mississippi valley
sufferers and authorizing the use
ot government boats. The resolu
tion passed both houses with a
rush and the President signed it at
2 p. m. This was a speedy re
sponse by Congress and the body
deserve praise for their quick action
in the matter. The money is to
be immediately available for the
WATAKIA WW H I TS.
Twenty ( Imrrlir In tlui " Itrnltlitcd
Strip" OHht Nc.
WntitiiK.'i IVnioirnt, A i iril 1st.
Work has begun 011 the now
Methodist church, and the Iniihliiig
will bo pushed to completion as
soon as possible Mr. J. 1
Ta.Uor, ot Llk Park, gave our office
a call yesterday, and said that the
famous Blowing Rock Motel would
be open lor guests this year early
in May. He tint her said that the
prospects lor this season were very
llattering indeed Miss Sallie
i orris, of whose illness we spoke
in our two last issues, died at the
home of her brother in law, Mr.
(J 00. H. Kiown, of Peg , on lat
Sunday. The coipse was hi ought
home for interment, ami was
buried Tuesday. Miss Sailie was
!5 years old, and was much loved
by all w ho knew her. Truly, an
other good woman is gone
Mr. Walter (lontry ami Mrs. Bes
sie Hill, both of Jefferson, were
married one day last week. This
popular couple are well know 11 both
in Ashe and Watauga We
are sorry, indeed, to hear that the
town of Zionville, this county, is
having a fearful scourge of
typhoid lever. Dr. Kohy Black
burn and family, three ot the fain -ily
of Mr. A. Koteti,and four of the
family of Mr. Thomas (Ireer aie
and have been attlicted. Wo hope
to hear that the disease has abated
ere long, ami that these good peo
ple have all recovered We
are indeed pleased to state that,
by actual count, there are to ;lay
ticoity church buildings within the
"benighted strip,' ol which we
have heard so much of late, reach
ing from Blowing Rock to the
Ashe county line, a distance of
twenty miles. In these churches
services are held at least once a
month, and Suml-ty schools are
conducted in many of them the
year round. We are not intoinicd
as to the "strip" alter it haves
W.itauga, but hope the other conn
tics can say as much.
iiiK-Ivlr ii's Arnica Salve.
The best salve in the world for
Cuss, Bruises, Kores 1" leers. 8alt
Rlu urn, Fever Sores. Tetter, Chap
pct! Hands, Chilblains. Corns, and
all Skin Eruptions, and posithelv
cures Piles, or no pay required.
It is guaranteed to give peifect
satisfaction, or money refunded.
Price L'. cents per box. For sale
by Alorphew & White.
The Tnril! 1:111 Still in Ilie Hawl of Hie
St'iiHtn I iiiaiice Committer The Hill
Will Crol.iiMy Vt-ry .Miuli Ii;iiiumI
0:lir N-s ami (.ui.
I'ropi Our Kcv'ul.ir Correspondent.
Washington, April .", IS!7.
Senator .Jones, of At kansas, Chair
man of the Democratic National
Committee, has issued an address
indorsing the appeal made by
President. Black, of the National
Association of Democratic- Clubs,
for a celebration of the J."iltli an
tiiversnry of the birthday of Trios.
Jefferson, the author of the ilecla
latioii of independence and the
founder of Amencaii democracy,
on the l.'Jth day of this month by
all democratic organizations.
Tli.: tariil' bill has been in the
hands of the Senate Finance Com
mute long enough to make it cer
tain that it is going to be cut and
slashed very much by that Com
mittee, not to mention what will
be done to it alti i it gets reported
to the Senate. Republican Sena
tors an- very liee m saying that
the biii is not what it ought to be.
i'hat, ol 'com M', is not a sine sign
that it will be battcied in the Sen
a'e, meiely a gu that it will be
rrv much changed. The clause
making the duties imposed by the
!).!l w lien it becomes a law col
lectable on ali importations or
deied after April 1, is generally
legaided as merely a linancial
scarecrow, set up to frighten timid
It now looks iis though Speaker
Reed really intended to carrv out
the iin noil need programme of only
having the House meet twice a
week on Wednesdays and Satur
days. and adjoin n. It may be
that he can keep this thing up
during the two or three months
that the Senate will take to pass
the taritl' bill, but many are pre
dicting that he will have to give
the House a chance to do some
thing or it will do something in
spite of him.
There is some very lively kick
ing among the new-comers at the
woiking of McKinley's rule against
reappointing men who held office
under Harrison. When this rule
was first announced the new
comers were delighted, but they
look at it differently now, when
they see the ease with which the
members of the "ex'' brigade are
quietly gatheiing up the gooil
things. The re appointment of
Mr. Palmer, to be public printer
was received with wry faces by the
new-coineis, but when Mr. Palmer
took charge of the government
printing office and leappointod W.
II. Collins, Chief Clerk, and II. P.
Brian, foreman, words were ut
tered that cannot, be printed in a
A majority oT the Executive
Committee of the Indianapolis
monetary convention, more gener
ally known as the Banker's Con
vention, are in Washington trying
to take Senators and Representa
tives into supporting a bill pro
viding for a inomctarv commission.
The members of the committee
profess to be jubilant over the out
look for the bill, but Senators and
Representatives appear to be en
tirely indifferent to the subject.
Representative Heatwole, of Min
nesota, offered a resolution last
week for the creation of such a
commission, but there is nothing
in sight to indicate that it will be
acted upon, notwithstanding the
implied support Mr. McKinley
gave the scheme just alter the
The selection of ex Representa
tive Benjamin Butterwoith, of
Ohio, to be Commissioner of Pat
ents, a place he tilled once before
to the satisfaction ot all those hav
ing dealings with the office, can
scai eel v be considered political, as
Mr. Battel -wort h has expressed
pinions upon the tariff and silver
questions that were a long
wa.vs from being in accord with
those held by Mr. McKinley and
the men who are dominating his
administration and the republican
party at this time. Mr. Rutter
wotth's appointment can bo cred
ited to the friendship of Mr. Mc
Kinley for him, and to hiseuiinent
fitness for the place. All of his
experience and wide knowledge of
patent law and practice as well
as the prestige given by his name
will be needed by Mr. Butterwoith
to put the business of the patent
office upon the high professional
plane it should occupy.
They are telling a little story
about Czar Reed at the expense of
a number of Senators. According
to the story, the Czar just before
the meeting of the extra session,
attended a dinner party where the
guests were neatly all Senators,
some of whom were expressing
direful forebodings about what
would happen to senatorial dignity
when "Billy" Mason, with his free
and easy manners, entered that
body. The Czar finally tired of
that sort of thing, and turning to
the Senators asked in that ex
asperating drawl w hich he doesn't
drop into so often in the House as
he used to: "Do you think Mason
w ill stay in the Senate long enough
to become as dull as the rest of you?"
The office seekers have proven
to be too much for Mr. McKinley
and the official announcement is
made that he will this week run
away from them by taking a little
trip of two or throe days tor rest
Not much surprise was caused
by the announcement that ex Sec
letary Carlisle had been retained
to look after the legal interests :u
the South of the J. Pierpont Mor
Kleeti ie Bitters is a medicine suited
for any season, but jierharis more yeii
orally reeded w lien the languid, ex
hausted feeling prevails, when the liver
is torpid and sluggish and the need of
a tome and alterative is felt. A prompt
use of this medicine has often averted
long and perhaps fatal bilious fevers.
No medicine will act more surely in
counteracting and freeing the system
from the malarial pois n. Headache.
mdigesiion.couMipatiou. dizziness yield
to Electric Bitters. "0e. and 1 per bot
tle at Moiphew - Vlutes Drug Store.
Tho.-e who arc troubled with rh.'unia-ti-au
sl-.oul'i try a few applications of
C'h;:inlerl:.in s liin l'.i'.m. rubl-ing the
parts vigorously at each application
If that does not bring relief dampen a
piece of llaiiiicl with Pain Halm and
l-.r.d U over the seat of pain and prompt
lief w ill suiely ioilow. For t.;ile ly
Jlorphcw & While.
Till; LKASE STILL IN CUl'KT.
The Heat-Ins ."Moved to AahevlHe The
Cute Will Again Come Itefore Judge
Simonton on June Sth A DiHtinguiftheri
Array of Counsel.
Gkkexsboeo, April Cth There
are many disappointed people here
today. From all sections of the
State lawyers and business men
came to hear the speeches in the
injunction case of the Southern
Railway against Governor ltussell,
Attorney General Walser and the
president and directors of the
North Carolina Railroad. But,
like a clay pigeon shot in mid air,
their anticipations were rent to
pieces by the case being continued
to Asheville on the 8th of June.
The continuation was asked for by
the attorneys for the defendants,
in order that the new directors ap
pointed by Governor Russell might
organize and appear as parties in
the case. After some delay, the
counsel on both sides agreed to
continue the case till June Sth, and
at the place most suitable to the
judge. He named Asheville.
The array of legal talent on both
sides is such as has not been sen
in this State in many years, if ever
before, lion. John G. Carlisle, of
Washington; P. S. Stetson and
Henry Crawford, of New York,
arid F. 11. Busbee and Fairfax
Harrison represented the Southern.
James S. Manning, of Durham, ami
Judge Armistead Bui well, of Char
lotte, represented the old directors;
R. II. Battle, of lialeigh, for the
Central Trust Company, of New
York; ex-Judge A. C. Avery, cx
Judge James C. MacRae and W.
II. Day, for Governor Russell and
the new directors, ami ex Judge
Shepherd for Attorney General
IIOSl'ITAL TKl'STKKS MKKT.
They Met at Morganton Yeilnenday ltut
Truiia-tl NO itiiHiiiesit Iteyoml (lie
Kl' tion of a I'riKiiW-lit and Secretary.
Morganton Herald. Sth.
The new board of trustees of
the Hospital here, appointed by
Governor Russell, held a meeting
in Morganton yesterday at Rose
Villa. After organizing by elect
ing Col. V. S. Lusk president and
Mr. E. S. Walton secretary of the
board, they took carriages and
were driven to the Hospital,
where they made a formal demand
for possession of that institution.
This, of course, was refused by the
management, who gave them a
cordial reception as citizens but
did not recognize them as trustees
of that institution.
The board of trustees adjourned
to meet in Morganton again on
the 27th inst.
As our readers know, a suit is
now pending to test the constitu
tionality of the act passed by the
last Legislature changing the char
ters of the asylums, and matters
will remain as they are until the
case is decided. The case will be
heard before Judge Adams at
Greensboro next Saturday and in
the Supreme Court on the 15th.
All the members of the board of
trustees were present at the meet
ing yesterday. They are: V. S.
Lusk, L. A. Abernethy, Lee R.
Whitener, A. C. Sharpe, Dr. Henry
Mott, Dr. Houston, J. II. Pearson,
T. G. Walton and S. Huffman.
40,OCO for Per son County's I'uhlic SchooN
CnnniiiKli-'im. Person County. Correspon
dence Kalcij;h N'eivs and Observer.
Dr. John C. Terrell died in Phil
adelphia a few days ago. Accord
ing to his instructions just before
he died, his body was cremated,
and his ashes will be buried in the
Dr. Terrell was born in Person
county in ISIS, and was in his 7'Jth
year. He graduated at the Jeffer
son Medical College in ISfO, and
practiced his profession in Person
county until 1SGS, when he re
turned to Philadelphia, and there
lived for many years.
Dr. Terrell never married. Ho
stood high in his profession and
was a successful financier. He
leaves an estate of over -7.j,00U.
His money will be carefully in
vested. Dr. Terrell proves Person coun
ty's greatest benefactor, and leaves
over 10,000 to the schools of Per
son county, and also funds in addi
tion to build school houses in every
district in the county, about 20 i 11
This gift will be of great service
to the children of the county, and
the schools w ill be kept open longer
each year, presenting educational
advantages never before enjoyed
by the people of Person county.
No citizen of the State, in all
her history, has ever given so large
a sum to a county for its schools.
Col. John S. Cunningham, of
Person county, was named by him
in his will as his executor.
Scoured Out a Man's Stomaeh, Looking at
Ills Internal Kcollolny the While.
Chitauo IHspatcli, Ud.
With a little machine which
looks like an egg-beater, Dr. Fen
ton B. Turck yesterday cleaned out
the interior of a man'sstomach.and
by means of X rays observed the
One end of the instrument,
which is called a gyromele, is a
flexible cable of spiral steel wire,
to which is attached a small
sponge. The cable is inclosed in
a rubber tube ard this, with the
sponge, was swallowed by the I
patient. The latter, who w;;s j
stripped to the waist, then stepped 1
beture the Roentgen light; the I
doctor nut the tluoroscone to his
eyes, and an attendant turned the
handle of the gyromele.
The cable revolved as fast or as
slow as was desired, and the
sponge at the further end pro
ceeded to its work of scouring the
inner walls of the patient's
stomach, while the doctor viewed
the work by locating the metaiiic
cable with the aid ot X rays. I'y
pushing or pulling on the cabie
various parts of tiio inner walls c f
tiie stjmach were operated en.
No nausea or discomfort was
fell by the patient, although he
Hood before the rays more than
an hour while the doctors in at
tendance, tli tunsrs, the oi..era:or
of the X ray outfit and a news
piper man examined his interior.
5f"JnK Mrs.-EM-.r-k Office for
Itl'KXKIt TO IKATII.
Sad Knd of a Little C.it I Prolific ( levf
land Families A Cioldcn Wedding
Other Cleveland County Nens.
Cleveland Star, March 31st.
G. W. Stockton, the big lumber
dealer at Lattimore, had between
I, 000 ami J,1'00 logs at his saw mill
at one time last week. Six car
loads of lumber was sawed at his
mill lust week Katie, the Vi
year-old daughter of Mr. T. I).
Wallace, had a narrow escape last
Friday. Her clothing caught tire
and she was right badly burned
before the llames could be extin
guished. .. .Mrs. Sarah Jeuks
Thompson, wife of Dr. W. A.
Thompson, of Hull's X Roads,
died last Friday, after a protr acted
illness of several months. The
remains were interred at Kadesh
chuic'i Saturday, Rev. T. Dixon
competing the I uncial services.
Deceased was about ." years of
age ami was a most estimable lady.
In looking over the tax lists
for Cleveland county we notice
that there are Greens in every
township in the county except No.
II. This is not true of any other
fai.'ily name. Tiie.e aie more
Hauiiicks in the county than any
other one name, and Gieeusocctipy
the second place on the list. Jones
and Smiths are quite numerous,
but they are not in it in Cleveland
county with the llamricks and
Greens Mr. Elphus Ilamiick
and Miss Jones, daughter of W. A.
Jones, were married Tuesday at
the bride's father's, near Lattimore,
Rev. T. Dixon officiating
Rev. and Mjs. Thomas Dixon, Sr.,
of this place, will celebrate their
golden wedding next October
lilty years since their marriage.
All of their famous children and
all of the grandchildren uill be
here, and they all look forward to
the occasion with much pleasure.
It will doubtless be the hist time
all of them will meet together on
earth and it should be made mem
orable The contract for gr ad
ing the road for the extension of
the O. R. & C. horn Riaeksburg to
Gari'iiey City was let to .Mr. J. R.
Ross Saturday. Work will begin
at once. The O. 11. Hi C. has a
good freight route already and
when the extension is completed
it will handle more, lieight than
any short line in the South
J. R. Fowler and Miss Kmilme
Paris wt re married here Sunday
at the residence of the olliciating
clergyman, Rev. T. Dixon. The
parties reside in upper Cleveland.
....Congressman Linnoy author
izes the announcement that Mr. J.
"W. Rrown will be appointed post
master at King's Mountain when
the term of the present incumbent
expires. This will be about June
1st The little seven -y ear-old
daughter of John Davis died Tues
day morning at 1 o'clock from
burns received the previous day.
The child was playing around the
lire at the wash pot w hen its cloth
ing caught, and before the lire
could be tut out, the child was so
horribly burned that it died as
above stated. The suffering of the
little one was intense.
THE 1). & I. SCHOOL.
I'rof. Goodwin Stays, Put for Less Money
Capt. Pliitcr Also Retained No Aji
idieations to Fill Some of the Places
Teachers' Salaries Ucdticcd.
Morganton Herald, sth.
The board of directors of the
Deaf and Dumb School here at
their meeting Wednesday and
Thursday of last week retained
Prof. I). McK. Goodwin as super
intendent, ami Capt. Get. L. Phi
fer as steward. I'rof. Goodwin's
salary was reduced 100 on the
year. Some of the teachers' sal
aries were reduced about l'2 per
year. The salaries of three ot the
lady teachers were increased -SoO
on the year, aroi tho.-e of two of
the men teachers mciea-ed a sim
ilar amount. The salary of the
ar t teacher was increased seji on
Miss Anna C. Allen, a teacher
in the oral department, has re
signed, to take effect in Septem
ber. Miss Lucy ILippohlt, of
Morganton, succeeds Mrs. Mamie
Frvin as assistant matron. Mrs.
Malone is retained as matron.
There were no applications for he.
position or for the positions of any
in the manual or oral departments.
V. V. Ilallnian, a republican, of
Morganton, succeeds T. P. McCoy,
a democrat, as carpenter. The
salary ol the carpenter was re
duced from si."0 to -flo per month.
Chas. McNeely, a republican, of
Morganton, was elected chief en
gineer at ;i salary of 10 pt r month
a reduction of -lo. This posi
tion was formerly held by W..I.
Mathews, a democrat, who re
signed several weeks ago.
A few minor positions get a
slight raise in wages We under
stand that more teachers will be
employed in future.
IU rilKlUOKOTON GLTTINfl LIVK.LV.
Some Oncer Relations Two Iteaths at
Henrietta A Oealli at sunshine.
Kutherfordton Vidette, April L'nd.
A lamp exploded at the resi
dence ot Mr. Ambrose Mills
Wednesday night, anil had it not
been for hard work the hou.e
would have burned up. Fortu
nately no one was hint and no
'damage was done Things
are getting right lively in Riither
lordton. The question of a dispen
sary or no dispensaiy has caused
an unusual buzz, and meat inter
est is man tested on both sides.
The question of building up Ruth
crfordton is likewise being dis
cussed. Then, again, the nomina
tion of the new town council is
right on us, and secures its share
of interest. The question ol put
ting the factory in operation
aroii.es the interest of many
Mrs S. M. Dodon, wife of II. D.
Dodson. tiled Tuesday of last week
at Heurietta, after a month's ill
ness .Miss Rena Gamble, a
most highly lespected young lady,
of Henrietta, died Wednesday of
last week of consumption. She
was about 10 years of age, ami will
be greatly missed by the people of
Henrietta and community
Mr. Thomas Calton. a highly re
spfted old gentleman m.d one .
Ratlurioid's valuable citizens,
lied at Sunshine Tuesday, and wa
l.ud to ict Thiiisdav ai C-dr
Grove. ,. ua 1 1st- ta hr ot
C'-'UUty Commissioner J. A. Ca'ion.
Y man in this county who has
been married three times brings
about some queer relations in his
second and third marriage. In
the second marriage he anil one of
his sons married sisters, :;nd in the
third maniage he and another one
of his sons married cousins. An
other curious feature is, the boys
were twins ami one d' then mar
ried a t in sister.
1111. )H A HtLSTLr:.
A Horse and His Hider Take a Tiimhlt
liorse l.uiiicd W ant lr. Murphy lie
tiiineil riling Mun'n Thigh Prokeu
Oumii Wins and is Ltaruing.
Lincoln Journal, April 2nd.
1 he crowds attending court this
week were small ami it was the
lightest docket ever known in the
coiin'y "s history. ... Mr. J. Mon
roe R op, a h'-ghly esteemed and
respicted citizen of this county,
died at ios home at Reepsville
Monday afternoon after more thau
a year's illness a petition
was circulated here this week ask
nig the board of directors of the
Morganton Asylum to retain Dr.
Murphy as superintendent. It is
nor necessary to say that it was
igned by hundreds and these sub
scribe fa represented every shade
of political laith. The retirement
of Dr. Murphy would be a calami
ty, and our people appreciate this
fact The Supreme court re
fused a re hearing in the contested
election case of (juiuu vs. Latti
more over the Superior court
clerkship of Cleveland couuty. So,
the decision in favor of Quinn
stands. Prof. Quiun came down
Monday aud took lessous under
his lriend Judge Hark ley. He will
take charge of his oflice Monday
. . .Reports from all over the coun
ty are to the effect that the frosts
aud freezes of last week destroyed
the peach and pear crops aud
seriously damaged lor ward wheat
Walter Abernethy, of Mt.
Holly, was thrown from his hoise
at Mt. Hoily Saturday night and
had his thigh broken. The liorse
became frightened aud started to
run away, but stumbled aud fell,
breaking Mi. Aberriethv's thigh
and bruising him up badly. ..
A young citizen of Gaston county-
had a narrow escape from a vio
lent death heie Monday night
His name is Will Henderson. He
was going down Main street, and
when he got to the Narrow Gauge
crossing In; mistook it for a cross
street and turned to the left.
Pretty soon he found himself on
the railroad trestle. The liorse
kept its footing uutil it got about
twenty feet out on the trestle,
w hen it fell oil". The rider went
tin one side the trestle and the
horse on the other. The trestle
where they fell was about lifteen
feet high. The man escaped un
injured, but the horse had rts
shoulder bioken and is practically
A CHILII i:t KM l TO DKATH.
Irish Potatoes Itotted III the Ground A
New and Handsome ISank IStiildinif to
le r.recleu in evton.
Newton Kntcrprise, April l'nd
Our sweet potato fanners have
saved and handled their last year's
crop very successfully and are uow
setting their pegs to plant a large
crop this seasou Our truckers
and gardeners who planted Irish
potatoes before the rainy spell we
bad some weeks ago, will have to
replant, as the potatoes all rotted
in the ground Last Friday a
child about three years old ol Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. PunvJi, w ho live a
mile or two from Newton, was
badly burned, and the injuries
were to such an extent that the
child died Sunday night. The re
mains were interred in Fairgrove
cemetery, a few miles west of
Newton, .Monday evening at 3
o'clock. Rev. M. I). Giles, of the
Mctl.o list church, made some very
appropriate rernaiks and con
ducted the funeral service, after
which the little body was carefully
laid to rest, in the presence of sor
rowing and sympathizing friends.
....Mr. A. A. Shuford, of Hickory,
was down the first of the week
and assisted Mr. A. II. Crowell in
closing a trade with Mr. M. S3
Deal for his corner lot next to Mr.
Levi Plonk's. These gentlemen
will erect at once a handsome two
story bank building with iron
front ami all modern improve
ments. The second story will be
used as office rooms. This is the
beginning of a prosperous era for
HAUSHAW TO I5K POSTMASTKK.
The Other Candidates (iive it l p K. I,
lieid Now a ICona I'ide Kesideut of Le
Lenoir Topic, March aoth.
Our fellow-citizens whom the
Topk- mentioned last week as wor
shipping with their faces toward
Washington, seeking the Lenoir
postofiice, have all, save the luckey
one, ceased their devotions, struck
down their idols, and now, amid
weeping and wailing and gnash
ing of teeth, are drinking to the
dregs the cup of disappointment.
Mr. E. F. Reid, the clever
Auditor of the Carolina & North
Western, is now a bona tide resi
dent of Lenoir. He has been one
of us for some time, but as Mor
ganton was still his home, it served
to greatly discount Lenoir's pro
prietorship in him. Having re
moved this disability, the Topic
gives him the right hand of fellow
ship and bids him and his little
family a hearty welcome to all the
privileges of Caldwell citizenship
even to the wooing and winning
of the most lovely daughter with
in her boi ders Misses HI. niche
Smith and Flla Austin, of Lower
Creek, who have been employed
at the Hospital at Morganton for
some time, spent last week on a
visit with their paients, coming
over with Miss Smith's brother,
Mr. II. S. Smith, as he brought his
bride home Mr. M. N. Har-
shaw returned from Washington
hw Wednesday evening. Having
secured the promise of the Lenoir
postofiice, it is unnecessary to say
he looked like he felt that this
wasn't Mich a bad world to live in
after all. He will move his family
here this week, and will open a
law ofliee with Mr. W. C. Newland.
More !)iavtrou Than Dissipation.
Goriuau You know Bebley? Well,
Le has run through with all th.t niouty
hi father left him.
Gorman started a ue-wepaper. Bos
A SIDUO SCMMONS.
Death of K. GotschaKI- The Fire at Slg
Mon's Mills Won u Medal and Took a
Hickory Times, April 1st.
Mr. George Rlit kbnrn died at
his home near Weisey's Chapel on
the L'."itli tilt. He wan about 1)0
ye trs old and bad been a f.iithlul
member of the Methodist church
a.'ni' st from childhood On
Tniiisday afternoon Mr. K. Gi
schald, a painter who had been
residing in Hickory for several
mouths, was found dead in his
room at I he boarding house of Mr.
Moore Mr. Gotschald went to
his dinner apparently as well as
UMinl, but a lew hours afterward
was attacked by a hetnoirhage
w hich eau.-cd hi deal I On
Friday after noon ;.bout two o'clock
the town was s: allied by the
shiieks of the steam whistle at A.
Y. Sigmou's mills, lollowcd by the
alarm ot fire. The lumber ru a dry
kiln close to the railroad bad be
come ignited and the fire was
burning fiercely before auy steps
could be taken to suppress it. A
large crowd speedily gathered ou
the scene, while the railroad be
yond was literally tbrouged with
people. The doors of the kiln
were closed and held by a heavy
beam, the object beiug to confine
the flames as long as possible
within the brick building. All
arouud the kiln were heaped
masses of lumber; and a row of
woodeu bnts made a continuous
chain for twenty-five yards to the
mills. If the fire bad once broken
control, every building iu the vi
cinity would have been lard iu
ashes. The men worked wrtb
desperate energy, covering the
roof of the nearest bouse with salt,
bearing off lumber aud drenching
the doors and roof of the kiln with
water. The fir e progressed rapidly,
struggling to burst its confine
ment. At first there was a luried
glow seen through the chinks,
then a narrow red tongue licked
out over the doors of the kiln and
at last the roof gave way and a
broad sheet of flame, with a
shower of sparks leaped skyward.
Rut mean time a hose and engine
bad been brought. A stream of
water was turned into the blazing
kiln and the fire extinguished.
The lumber aud two hand cars
were destroyed. We have been
unable to learn the exact amount
of Mr. Sigmon's loss Our old
friend, Gordon Cilley, of Charlotte,
iu addition to his other accom
plishments, has become a bright
and shining light in athletic cir
cles. He won a gold medal last
week, at Charlotte, in the Handi
cap IJicycle liace and defeated all
other competitors. The distance
to be run was ten miles. The race
took place ou the sidewalks of
Charlotte. V dense crowd filled
the streets, leaving for the riders a
narrow space on the pavements.
As Gordon was coming in on the
homestretch at the rate of twenty
miles an hour, a colored man con
ceived the brilliant idea of leaping
in trout ot him, intendmg to ex
ecute a double shulrle for the
amusement of the crowd and then
retire. He miscalculated the speed
The - New
THE ALMICHTY DOLLAR!
The Many Have Too Few and the Few Too Many.
Y?W liave the plrsisure to announce a new departure the location of an agency in New York ('it v
VA for- tire purchase anil selection of our stock in order to enable uh to quote lower pr ices Hum
others who buy on long time ami ask big prices in these tlays of panic ami hard times.
Our Agent has instructions to watch every sale and every failure; to look after every house n
the verge of bankruptcy and ruin, and with cash in hand to buy the lump or in the lot, every class f
merchandise that we can get at less than its value, so that we can mark in plain figures on our
bargains prices that have not Iwen named or quoted in this market or any other.
Not by favor, but by merit alone, will we maintain and increase our unrivalled reputation.
Pig prices will not do in these times when even the wealthy cannot afford to waste their mom v
and the poor require double duty of every dollar and every eniiy.
As our prices change with every sale, it will be impossible to give quotations, but it will be our
aim to name figures that will conqiel you in self-defence to buy of us.
We deal in good goods and not trash, and ln-lieve that the masses will patronize that. hou--that
sells the best goods for the least money.
Among our daily arrivals we shall place Itefore our jieople some landslides that are posit ivt-lv
heyond the whisper of competition, comparison or monopoly prices that will teach you in the silent
logic of truth the difference lietween dealing with live and with dead men liet ween the cash and tin
credit system between the right and the wrong way.
Hence we throw out among the masses these sjKtialties tlu'se matchless goods and inat-!il-
prices, to check the insane and criminal practice of wasting money for thejinltrv consideration of ;i
Who can tell the waste of money when you get your goods of houses that buy and sell on lonu
Gold is a good thing but give us genius and ambition, and then an energy that never tires. ;i
mind that never wanders, an eye that never sleeps, and a nerve that never quivers, and we w ill ri'l'
rough shod all over the world!
New advanced ideas crowding out the old pluck instead of luck cash instead of credit hniiii
in the place of cheek and science and ability beating back and crushing into oblivion these moon
shine merchants with their tough and tremendous long time prices.
What is the use of wasting a dollar when you may save it?
I'pon our counters will le thrown, day after day, new arrivals, at panic prices, from houses th.it
collapsed, others that will go down to-morrow, and still others who throw out these sa rities in
vain to outlive the storm. From such sources as these we buy our goods, and the house that wants
the trade of the eople must go lievond these advance lines, must beat these prices or go down f"i"
if there is honor in man. or virtue in good goods at low juices, we mean to Ik master of thesituatinti
the live pioneers who dive down to rock bottom.
We shall offer such unanswerable arguments as no house can match leaders and siMfinltie.- at
quotations that no other can offer ster n and stubborn facts that will level your head on the suhj'- '
of genuine bargains.
Hard luck ami harder times pinch some high-toned old credit concerns thev must have momy
to meet the inevitable note to-morrow they all know we have the cash the hard and solid ca.-h-and
a thousand will buy double the value, and we can offer goods at figures awav Mow the regular
wholesale jobbers of I'roadwav.
We wish to right the wrong, and believe the God of battles is ever with the right.
When bankruptcy and ruin overtakes the victim we are always there with the Aiin-rhnn lu.ihir.
hen the hammer of the auctioneer falls upon some irrand and irhrantir windshake ixten in "vr
Thus we are fighting against the old rotten credit system for reputation, and for the jieople.'
This is the music and these the prices that crowd our store whilst other merchants sleep on t Ij-ir
counters, while dreaming of the day of disaster and ruin awaiting all
on longer who pay big prices, ami all at figures that no jieople can
We invite an early and rejieated visit and insjiection. Our stock
days and to merchants we offer some sjecial leaders fully 1.1 to 20
in New York Citv.
KesjKX-tfully submitted to the
at which the rider was approach
ing and before he could get out of
the way the wheel struck hi in lull
in fiont and he went down like a
flash. The bicycle sprang into the
air and lit iled Gordon to the
pavement. Though stunned and
dazed, he rose to his feet and
dragged his wheel across the goal
line just before his nearest oppo
nent whizzed by him.
Whale Stranded ou Ocean View.
Wilmington Messenger, 2d,
A big lemale whale was stranded
on Ocean View beach some time
before day yesterday morning, ami
when the tide went out the big
fish was left high and dry in (rout
of ti e Carolina Yacht Club house.
It was about forty feet long. It
was dead when it was discovered
early in the morning. It is sup
posed that it dieil after having
been stranded Col. K. S Latimer
was at the beach yesterday ami
brought a portion of the whale to
the city as a trophy.
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SarTord. Ariz : "Dr. King's New Dis
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never fails, acd is a sure cure for con
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It has been tried for a quarter of a cen
tury, and to-day stands at the head. It
never disappoints. Free trial bottles at
Morphew & White' Drug Store.
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