jt tsoone, jy. v., as second
class mail matter.
. SUBSCRIPTION BATES: '
One rear:....;...L.$ 1.09.
Six AfontZi.....:.......... .50.
Ibree months............ .25.
. Advertising rates furnished
Note change In the ad
Hw are your New Year
resolutions holding out?
. Don't forget the Library
meeting at the home of Mr.
E. S. Coffeyjanight.
Cabbage'atnnds pat" at
$ 1.75 per hundred on the Le
noir market just now. -
Mr Burton Gragg, aged
.84 years, died at his ho toe
. in Globe Tuesday
-Mr. John T. Shuli, of
Dighton, Kane., is voting
relatives at Valle Ciucis.
Mr. .w..i;. uouey .ana sis
ter, Miss Jennie, are now oe
cuDving their home on back
Rev. Harirett has conduc
ted prayer meeting in t h e
Methodist church niuhtlv al
most for a week past.
Bev. J. J. L. Sber ood re
turned Tncsd4y from a two
week's visit to his churches
.at Globe and Colletsyille.
'3 Mra. Mnckrifl Rovden 'has
been suffering from another
,but is some better now.
- A lot of our best materi
al is held tor next week on ac
i count of this not being a full
issue. " ; '
Jacob Brown; of Deer
, field, leaves this week for
Asneywe, wneie ne win enter
.a business college.
The first quarterly meet
f s ft D A n a niMin I str ill Its
held with the 'Church at Fair
.View on Wednesday, 20th
. I US It. ...
The weather has been
, clear and cold for some days
link tha farth is todav COV-.
ered with a light muutle of
Mr. John Blair and fa in I
ly have moved to their new
home at Blowing Rock, re
cently purchased of Charley
vantage of the fine ice sea
son, and is storing away a
trnnA nt tif ir ' Much nf the
V V M W . - ' -
. a. :
.ice is a loot or more 111 iuil-k
It sems that the Masonic
Lodge in Roone has taken a
new lease on life, judging
irom me amount oi cuuicw
. new material ttat is being
it A- . I l.
The college boys who
have spent the holidays in
Watauga, have returned to
their respective schools. May
the present year be a pleas
. i di. .LI. A
ant ana prouiunie uue iu
VttlU LJU VI J UUU VI A-VUJ
Mr. I. N. CorDenfns. of
ra.K nnl Atlil
Banner Elk, was in town Mon
day. He told us that from 3,
p. m., on Saturday until Sun
dav mornincr. mereurv sank
60 and was resting at the
zero point. Snch a change as
this in temperature is. phe
nominal, even in the moun
Todd & Ballon.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
JEFFERSON N. C.
Will practice in all the cooita-
Special attention riven to col
Quite annual ber 6f social
partis, tdffy pulling, etc.,
have been given to t heyoung
people by the families in and
near the Tillage for the past
two weeks. All oT them were
much enjoved by those pres
The number of new sub
scribers received on Monday,
together with so many who
cheerfully paid up their old
accounts, was gratifying in
deed to us. Let the good work
f;o on, and we will continue,
n turn, to give yon Just as
good a paper as we ran.
Owing to sMcnesM fethe
family of Prof. Cheek, he whs
unable to be present at the
opening of the present ses
sion of the Training School.
The servlm of Rev. Milton
Farthing have been secured,
and he will fill the position
until conditions ut home will
permit Prof. Cheek to leave.
-Pioff's. D. D. andfB. B.
Dougherty, W. M. Fraiieum,
R. M Farthing and Miss
Maude Harris compose the
Training School faculty at
present. The services of a
competent m n s i c teacher
have been secured, but as yet
we have not learned her na me.
Madam Rumor says that
Mr. C. B. Brannock, who so
long ' held a rase" iu this
print shop was recently mar
ried to a charming Teunes
see lassie, out we have nor
vet learned th .nam of the
fortunate girl. Good luck
to a good boy and his bride.
-i-lt is reported that there
has been discovered on the
lands ot Oalton Coffey, near
Blowing Rock, an unusually
rich gold mine, in fact we are
told that it is second only to
the Klondike In richness. We
trust it will not Vanish into
A letter from friend F. A.
1 nomas, oi J rane. lenn., re
newing his subscription, tells
us that his son Em net and
family, of Idaho, spent the
holiJajs with him. Theyoung
man left home wnen only 15
years of age and bis short
visit brought great pleasure
to the hearts of loved ones at
-The delay of blank paper
causes us to get out a day
late this week; and that with
a much abridged issue. Did
you ever think what an uj-
heard of job it is to run a pa
per without blank stock?
That is almost our sad'Voh
dition just now. We have a
good lot on the road, howev
er, and when it: arrives we
will be supplied for the win
ter. S ..'
The Spring session of the
Appalachian Training School
opened yesterday morning
with most flattering pros
pects. There were, we are
told, more than a hundred
present at the opening reie
monies, and still they come.
It will soon be'u question oi
room as to how large the
school wid be, but up to this
time all have been comforta
bly provided for. And still a
goodly number earn get ac
comodations.r Some time since a widow
lady by the name of Jones,
who lived on Beaver Dams,
died and was buried. Since
her interment rumors of
''foul play' have been linked
with ber death, and we learn
ed yesterday that her body
would be disinterred at once.
and a post mortem ezamina
tion held. Who the accused
are we know not, and only
hope that ii they are appre
bended that the. full measure
of punishment may be met
ed out to thni
Bofaraa wei un learn, was a
good, quiet, Christian old la
For some , months Mrs.
R. M. Farthing, of Beaver
Dams, has been been sufer
ing with what was supposed
to be rheumatism in a knee
joint, finally the distressed
husband was advised by a
very eminent- physician to
consult a specialist nt onc.
Hesfnther to a Richmond
Hospital for treatment and
the day after her arrival
there, the limb was amputa
ted just above the affected
part, the disease being can
cel of the bone. Mrs. Far
thing is one of Watauga's
most cultured and refined la
dies, and the deepest sympa
thy of all goes out to her in
this her great misfortune.
Mr. Farthing telh us that
the reports from her are very
encouraging and tnat be
hopes to get her home soon
Watauga Academy wis
a success Irom the beginning
but i now a thing oftheeter
nal past, it having been ah
sorbed by the Appalachian
Training School. The Train
ing School is now in a roost
prosperous condition in the
Academy buildings awaiting
the completion of of its own
magnificent structure,, which
it h pes to occupy within the
peit year. All of this is most
enconraging, and the promo
ters are to be congratulated
upon their great achieve
ment. But the people of this
free school distrkt are still
in need, and, in our humble
opinion, and that of many
others, a crying need it is.
A neat, attractive and .com
modious public school build
ing, centrally, located, where
the little ones ran be cared
for away from the enormous
crowds that will attend the
Training school. Now, it has
always been our good luck
to be able to chip in a mite
for school buildings iu this
community, whenever called
on, and now we propose to
head this list with $25, to be
paid on demand, provided
the building is assured. The
opinion of others has been
favoraniy expressed, and we
ask. that the remainder inter
ested consider them mature
ly. We need it and ought to
CURED AFTER SUFFERING lo Years
B, F. Hare, Supt. Miami Cycle. &
Mf'gCo.. Middletown, 0., suffered
for ten years witd dyspepsia - He
spent hundaeds of dollars for medi
cine and with doctors without re
ctiving any permanent benefit. He
says; "One night while feeling unu
sually bad I was abonr to throw
down the evening paper when 1
saw an item in the paper regarding
the merits of Kodoi Cyspepsia Cure
i conciuaea to Try u ana wnue i
had no faith in it I felt better after
the second dose. After using two
bottles I am stronger and better
than I have bsen in years, and Irec
ommend Kodoi Dyspepsia Cure to
my friends and acquaintancs sunei
ing from stomach troubles. Sold by
M. B. Blackburn.
Miss Mary Irwin for many
years a newspaper writer in
Washington and St. Louis
and author of many religious
poems died in Washington
city aged 52 a few days ago.
My Stock of up-to-dite Milli
ner? is nuite "catch v" and I am
prepared to suit the most fastid
ious. My prices are right, tbt
style ol goods considered
I bave added to my line a pret
ty stock ot picturen, stationery,
etc. Come and see me. V
' store on nrsr, noor oi uiarr 110-
' J j coffV
I TL aM.J U II . at at aj
Pains in the JBack
Are lymptODQt ot a weak, torpid or
stagnant condition of -the kidneys or
liver, and are a warning it is extremely
haxardous to neglect, so important
is a healthy .action of these organs.
They are commonly attended by loss
of energy, lack of .courage, and some
times by gloomy foreboding and de
spondency. , "I had pains in my back, eonld not sleep
and when I rot op In the morning felt
worse tban the nlgbt before. ,1 began t&k
Inc Hood's SanatwrtUa ' and now I can
Sleep and get up feeling, rested and able to
ao my work. I attribute my cure entirely
t3 Hood's 8amaparllla." Man. J. N. fsaaT,
care a. S. Copeland, Pike Road, Ala.
Cure kidney and liver troubles, relieve
the back, and build np the whole system.
None are less eager to learn
than tboy who know noth
ing. A VEST-POCKET DOCTOR.
Never in the way, no trouble to
carra, easy to take, pleasant and nev
er failing in results aae De Wilt's
Little Early Risers, A vial of these
little pills in tbe vest-pocket is a cer
tain guarantee againat headache,
biilioiisness, torpid liver and all the
ills resulting from constipation.
They tone and strengthen the liver,
For sale by M. B. Blackburn.
Flowers have their time to
wither and leaves their time
to fall. Anotbf r ehild of God
baa been called to the Great
beyond. On the 6th day of
October 1903, Kisiah York
passed Irom time to eterni
She had been a euffrer for
many years but bore her
affections with great pa
tience always relying on Him
who is nble to save both soul
and body. Sister "iork was
62 years and 21 days old,
and had been a devoted work
erfor the master 40 years.
She joined tbe Baptist church
at the age of 22, and, lived a
consistent member until she
wan called to the Church tri
The Savior says: ''thev
that receive a prophet. in the
name of a prophet shall re
ceive a prophet.s reward."
Many of ttod'a wayworn and
weary servants would bear
testimony to the unbounded
hospitality of her and herhu
band, for they Hlwavs found
a weleorne home where they
could rest and be refreshed
as they went on their weary
journey. A short time before
her death she said to her hu
band ,"I bave desired tor a
long time to have a vision of
Heaven and now I. see as it
were the veil removed and I
walk into my beautiful home
above." During her illness
she talked a greatdeal about
going home to Heaven.
To know mm ter iork was
to love ber, 6o gentle so lov
ing and kind her many
friends, husband and children
will all miss her but weep not
for her as those who have no
hope for while you mourn
your loss she is with the an
gels singing around the
throne of God. She lived to
see all her children baptized
into the fellowship of the
church and I would say
father and children press on
ward for there is a crown
laid up for all His children
We should all take this good
and noble sinter s life tor an
example. Just before sh
breathed her last she request
ed that, that beautiful song
(Home at jast) be sung at
Husband grieve not for
that dear companion for ere
long yon can meet her where
parting is no more.
We shall meet with all the
blest where the weary are at
at rest There to part no nev
er more ,On that bright vlf s
Muit'e E. Ilarman.
The education of some peo
pie is more ornamental than
The Spirit of Winter.
The Spirit of Winter is with gt
making its presence known in ma
ny different ways sometimes by
cheery sunshine and glistening
enow, and sometimes by driving
winds and blinding storms. To ma
ny people, it seems to lake a delight
in making biy) things worse for
theumatism twito harder, catsrrh
becomes more annoying, and the
many symptoms of scrofula arc de
veloped and aggravated. There i
not much poetry in this, but there
js truth, and it is a wonder t h t
more people don't gel rid of these
ailments. The medicine that rurcs
themHood's SarHaprilla is easily
obtained and there is abundant
pi oof t'jat its cures are permanent.
Christmas day will come
un Suuday next year. Whj?
JUST ONE MINUTE.
One Minute Tough Cure gives re
lief in one minute, because it kills
the microbe.which tickets the mu
cus membrane, cnusing the cough,
and at the same time clears the
phlegm, draws the inflamation and
heals and soothes the affected parts.
One Minute Cough Cure strengih-
ens the lungs, words off pneumonia,
and is harmless and and neyer fail
ing cure in all curable caes of
coughs, colds and croup. One Min
ute tough Cure is pleasant to take,
harmless and good alike to young
and old. Sold by M. B. Blackburn.
"C" With a Tail.
The 'C" with a tail is the trade
mark of Cascarets Candy Cathartic
Look for it on the light blue enameled
metal boxl Each tablet stamped
C C. C Never told in bulk. All
druggists, loc. .
To niy friends and customers:
I have just received a full and com
plete line of,
-WATCH MATEttTAL r-
which I want to bring to. your no
tice. Here are some items
Waltham and Elgin watch springs,
best on earth; every spring warran
ted. Usual price ft.oo; my pricee
Best American hir springs, 50c.'
Swiss hair Brings..., 25c.
Balance wheel jawels C. & F.50.
End stones or cap jewels 25c,
Balance staff, best grade made
no imitation Usual prce $1.00; my
price 50c .'
Crystals, extra thick for open
Medium open case, 15c.
Thin for hunting case ioc.
Cleaning fine grade watches with
chemicals, no chalk solution, 50c.
Lost motion restored 50c.
cleaned and adjust eed $1. to (2.50
All kinds of eye glasses scientifi
"AH work guaranteed for one
year. Come and see me when in
town- Very truly,
-ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Lenoir, N. G.
Practices in the courts of
Caldwell, Watauga, Mitchell,
Ashe and other surrounding
Prompt attention given to
nil legal mattersentrustedto
J. L. COTTRELL,
Physician & Surgeon
-BOONE, N. C-
Offliceat Coffees Hotel
Offers his professional ser
vices to the people of this
and surrounding communi
ed day or nicht. :'
Alfred W. Cola
OPTICIAN AND JEWELER
. . Lhnoir, N. fJ.
Estimates furnished on
all kinds .of.,
Send for Illustrated Cst-
alojue of Watches, Jewehv, etc
TsCnrsa Coli in Ose Dayv
TakeLaxaMve firomo Quinins
Tablets. All druggists refund the'
inouey if it lailM to cure. E. W.
Grove's signature fs on each box,
STOP THE roVUU '
WOHK OFF THE COLD,
Laxative RroinoQuinine Tablets
cure a cold in one day. No cure
no pay. Trice 25c.
NOTICE OF LAND SALE. .
11 v virtue of tbe power of sale con
tnined in a mortrare deed execu.
ted on Feb. 1, 1870, by A. W. Pen-
ley to W. L. Bryan and registered
in the llegister sorhce of Wataujra
county on Sept. 15, 1879, in Book
1" page 196. 1 will on Monday.
the tt day of Feb. 1904. sell at the
court house doer in Boone, Watau
ga county, N. C, to the highest bid
der for cash the following described
tracts of land situated in W atauga
ciiuntv. N. !.. on the waters of
Joe's Fork of Buffalo Creek, and
bounded as follows!
First tract of too acres: Begin
ning on n white pine, runs west 6a
poles to a maple S. 113 poles to a
dogwood; west 33 poles to a Spanish
oak ; south, crossing bampson path,
68 poles to a hickory; west 22 poles to
a stake; south 22 poles to a stake;
east, crossing Sampson's path
1 17 poles to a chcatnnt oak, r.o.th
203 poles to the beginning.
Second tract of 50 acres : Begin,
ning on a stake in the lineof bisoth
er tract runs noith, at 16 poles cross
ing a large branch, below Pasley'a
Spring; r't 90 poles crossing Joe's
r 1 -1 1 . - 1 . . . 1
r orK, in an 13U puies iu a biikc, w
80 poles to a poplar at the upper
pnA nf tlif hnttnm on the north hank
of Joe's Fork at a large rock that
makes a fall in said creek; south,
at 2 poles, crossing said creek 50
poles to a stake on the path leading
from Paaley's to Sampson moun
tain; east 30 poles to a stake, thence
east 50 poles to the beginning.
Third tract of 50 acres. Begin
ning at two gums and two chest
nuts on a ridge, south west corner
of the other .50 acres tract south 50
poky to a maple standing in and
near the head of a hollow; east 73
poles to a Hour wood and spruce pirt'e
on eaat side of Triplctt's branch,
crossing the road and bridge, fork of
paid branch, 100 poles to three white
pines on tride of the hill; west, cross
ing Triplett's branch at 17 poles,
73 poles to a stake in the line of the
other 50 acre tract; thence with said
line to the beginning.
Fourth tract of 50 .acres, adjoin-,
ing the other three tracts; Begin,
ning at a gum tree, north west cor
ner ol the 100 acre tract, and runs
r.long the line of.the 5 acre tract,
north 50 poles to a white oak and
gum on the west bank'of a small
branch; east, crossing said branch 10
poles to a gum on'the point of a
ridge; north 11 poles to a chestnut
on a hiil side; east 'crossing Tony's
branch 38 poles to a white pine on a
hill side; sooth 54 poles to a small
forked gum; east 28 poles to a stake;
north 42. poles to a dogwood on 'a
hill side; east crossing the ridge 44
poles to a dogwood and chestnut
near a branch; south 40 poles to a
pine and gum; east 36 poles to three
chestnut oaks on a hill ide; south,
crossing the road in a hollow 60
poles to two gums and two chest
nuts on a ridge; then west 70 poles
to a stake in the line of the 100 acre
tract; north 50 poles to a white pine
on a ridge, north eat corner of said
trapct; west 67 poles to the begin
ning. ruin irdti; urauicu uj iuc oinio
to A. W. Penley 13th April, I874,
containing 1 o acres on Xhe waters
of Joe's Fork, and Dugger's creek
of Elk. Beginning on two white
pines, Lenoii's corner runs north
10 poles to a double chestnut; east
25 poles to a black gum; north 5a
polen to a stake; east 57 poles to a
white pine and chestnut oak near a
small cliff; south (Sd.east 180 poles
to a spruce pine and mahogany on
the bank of Dugger's creek below
the mill site; south 45 poles to three
chettnuts and a black gnm on a hill
ide; west 16 poles to a maple, south
66 poles to a chestnut; west 3a poles
to a Spanish oak aud pine on a
ridge; west 40 poles to a dogwood,
maple and laurel bush in a small
branch; north 50 d west with the
branch 26 poles to a stuke in Day's
line; north on the same 80. poles to
the corner, a stake; west with the
sameiSo poles to a stake in the Le
noir lire; north with the same 40
poles to the beginning.
Sixth tract, deeded to the said A.
W. Penley on the nth day of July,
1874, by Larkin Pipes and wife con
taining 100 acres more or less: Be
ginning on a chestnut on top. of a
ridge; runs north 150 poles to a
large chestnut oak; eas.t 115 polesjto
a stake; south I50 poles to a stake;
west to th beginning.
. The 50 acre tract mentioned in
the above mortgages had been there
tofore conveyed aud not included
in this sale; said 60 acre tract situa
ted on Triplett's branch and" convey
ed to Thomas TfipJatt, piisNov. a,
8 Bmoo?iouG) v,-j- .
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