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-.. mtmttfiimmmmmmmmtmmmtfmiM Vyv. ITHE BEE HIVE 1 S n U i.b u. necmiiijer Jet M. tVlf v x ! B? LV T. h V t .? I f jFW '? I ftlr ." H T 1 ,1 I ll 1 ' OUR LINEN SALE CONTINUES! Of course it is too late to get some of the sample pieces but the TABLE LINEN is the ; linen we want you to see. Look at the pieces we are selling special at 98c, compare it s: before you buy, then you will wonder how we can sell it for 98c, It isn't how long you : have been in business, but it is the goods and the prices that make the store. Did you g: know that the largest retail store in the world is only ten years old ? We will be three g years old on Feb. 25th, but we ha"ve made more friends and customers in three years than some stores have made all their life. WE ARE CASH BUYERS that's what : counts. If a factory has goods to close out, they look for a cash buyer. THAT'S US. SPECIAL 40 in. India Linen, Beautiful Quality, Special Price 10c Yd fc If the man that sold us these goods knew that 'cotton would be selling for 14c per pound, Es gj he would want J2c wholesale. But JOc we say yes, JOc until the 2,000 yards are E2 gone. Out-of-town people write .for a sample. " , 25 a MERZ BROS 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 uuuuauutiuuuuuiuuuiuuiuuuiuiutuiuuiiuiiuiiiuuiiiiuuuiuuuuiuiuuauiiiiiiiiiR COl. J0QN G. PRATHER. A Former Resident of JIaysvillo Died at St. Louis the First of the Week. The St. Louis Republic of Deo. 28th an nounced the death of Col, John G. Prather, a prominent citizen of that city. Hie death occurred on the 27th and was the result of an attack of pneumonia. Colonel Prather was born in Ohiq,and was sixty-nine years old. He was a real dent of May8ville in early life. In 1818 he went to St. Louie, and was for a time pilot on the Mississippi steamers. Later he engaged in the boat supply and whole sale liquor business and amassed a for tune, retiring in 1890. For sixteen years he was the Missouri member of the Democratic National Committee and at the time of hiB death was Jury Commis sioner of St. Louis. Former Governor Francis of that State paya Col. Prather a high tribute as a gentleman of beautiful and immovable fidelity, unflinching cour age and generous impulses. Mr. Prather was a son of Wesley Prather who was mate on the old Bingle- engine packet Daniel Boone. His uncle, Capt. Grafton Molen, was commander of the Boone. Mr. II. L. Newell, Mr. O. W. McClanahan and the senior proprietor of the Bulletin were schoolmates of Col. Prather. 1 1 County Court Day. Monday while in the city call at Jno. Duley'a office, 215 Court street, and get premium list of tobacco fair to be held Feb. 20th, 1904. Start new year right and Bee Gerbrich. The two-year-old daughter of Alonzo Thomas, of Lewis County, was fatally burned while playing in front of a grate. i The thirty-Bixth series of stock openB to-day in the Mason County Building and Saving Association. Shares 80c. each. Rev. T. S. Buckingham and family have moved into the residence on West Second lately vacated "by Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Coulter. 1 1 A home institution run by home peo ple. Perfectly safe. Stock in the Mason County Building and Saving Association. Thirty-sixth series opens to-day. None bettor, few equal tho old reliable Mason County Building and Saving As sociation. .Thirty-sixth series of stock now ready. Call on'T. M. Russell or R. K. Jloeflich, Troas. "While in Huntington, W. VaM this week on business Mr. A. P. Gooding, Jr., of Lexington, was robbed of a $100 dia mond stud and- some money. John Handlin and W. W. Dailey were after wards arresled and the diamond was dis covered hidden in a package of tobacco found in the pockets of one of tho ac cused. r RqvrOhaa. F. Evans, D. D.,wlll preach at First Methodist Church, South, at 10:30 a. m. to-morrow on "New Year's Gift to God," after which The Lord's Suppor will be administered. At 7 p. m., "Tho Spending of Our Years." Epworth League aervicp opens at 0 p. m. To all of these services you are most cordially invited. Mrs. "W. R. Gill is improving. Pan "kake" flour and syrup Calhoun's Painless extraction of teeth at Dr. Cart mell's. Tho new Citizens' Bankat Vanceburg has opened for business. R. P. Pollitt's residence at Dover was destroyed by fire Wednesday. Judge Pugh has been re-elected Su perintendent of the Christian Sunday school at Vanceburg. The L. and N. paid the State Thursday $116,008 taxes on tangible property. The O. and O. paid in $20,071. . . Ben Insko was badly injured in a saw mill at Bridgeville, near Gennantown. One of his legs had to be amputated. Ernest C. Lang aqd MiBS Cynthia Henderson were married at the resi dence of Elder Degman, of Springdale. Joe Stivers, a salesman for the Man chester Furniture Company, is ill with smallpox at the Riverside Hotel in that city. ii.M. ., i H. S. True has bought two lots in the the rear of his mother's property at Dover from Norah and Maurice Hutchins for $100'caBh. Miss Nannie Dean, who waa drowned while skating at Portsmouth, formerly lived at Mobcow, Ky., and not in Mays- ville, as reported. Christian Church Preaching to-morrow at 10.45 a. m. by Rev. T. S. Bucking ham. Sunday school and Endeavor at usual hours. All Invited. The statement of the Bank of .Mays ville, elsewhere, shows a surplus .fund of $25,000, individual deposits of $524,859.05, with total resources of $020,949.30. Mr. and Mrs. A. Kilgore entertained with a dining Friday at their home in the county in honor of the newly-married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gaither. Regular services at Baptist Church Sunday. Roll call of members, election of Deacons and report of year's work at the morning service. All members please come. Mr, Ed. Glenn has disposed of his sa loon, the St. Elmo, to the Central Hotel Company, and tho two buildings will bo connected by a handsdme archway. Tho apartments heretofore used as a saloon by the hotel company will bo remodeled aqd fitted up as Bleeping rooms. The Knights of St. John realized about $75 for the building fund of tho now St. Patrick's Church from their reception and progressive euchre Thursday night. Miss Pearl Bona won the first prize, Mrs. George M. Diener the booby prize, while tho gents' prize, a barrel of flour, was won by Mr. Roger Da vine, 1 4 Harry T. Ennls has filed suit at New portagainat the city of Dayton to recover $1,000 for personal injuries alleged to have boon sustained January 7, 190S, He al leges that whilo passing over a wooden foot bridge he waa thrown down by a looso board that tilted and sustained internal injuries that laid him up for six weeks. REV. II0LT0N FRANK. Prominent Young Minister Claimed by Death Passed Away Friday at Lexington.. Just now it looks as IE our efforts to reduce our surplus stock into money before we begin to invoice will bo crowned with success. Just como in and see the fancy Cheviot Suits that wc'havo sold at $15 and $10.50? and then really were worth $18, that wo aro now sclliug at $112.50. Many of these Suits aro medium weight that can bo worn until late in tho summer, and precisely tho same style of goods that will prevail in colors this coming spring. Tho same inducements are hold out in Overcoats. Just Received An Elegant Line of Cravenette CoatsCome and See Them. Wo have between 100 and 150 pairs of winter weight Douglas and Hanan Shoes more than wo want. Between now and tho 14th of January wo will give a discount of 10 per cent, on them. This gives you an op portunity to buy the best shoes made in tho world at nearly the cost of manufacturer's prices. , Of course at these prices all sales mean cash, but Globe Trading Stamps go with every sale. D.HECHINGER&C THE HOWE STORE. Rev. tiolton Frank died Friday after noon at 3 o'clock at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, of blood-poisoning. He had been ill eeveral weeks, and his phy sicians had performed three surgical op erations in their efforts to save his life. Mr. Frank was twenty-three years old, and waB a son of the late Rev. Joseph Frank, and nephew of Mr. Charles II. j Frank and Mrs. Alice Richeson, of this city. Ho was a graduate of Kentucky University, and was one of the most promising young ministers of the Chris tian Church. Two brothers and two sis ters survive him. The funeral will take place Sunday at 3 p. m. at Flemingsburg, the interment following in the cemetery at that place. Frank Ross, a negro wanted at Russell and Huntington, was arrested hero this morning by a detective of the O, and 0. .i ,. , ..... Episcopal Church At 10:15 a. m. to morrow Dr. McCready will speak on "The Past and Present" and at 7 p. m. "Can a Christian be a Member of a Secret Order?" The public cordially in vited. Mr. Arthur Herzog, whoBe homo is in Augusta, but who is employed at Dayton, Ohio, and MiBS Fannie Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Thomas, of Dover, were married at Augusta by Rev. Dr. Hanford. At the close of business Dec. 31st there was $1,505,497.65 in the State Treasury, with most of the obligations of tho State liquidated, more money to the credit of the State than there has been at the end of any year for the 112 years of tho State's sovereignty. Rev. F. W. Harrop will be present and conduct quarterly meeting services at4 the Third Street M. E. Church Sunday. Morning service begins at 10:30, evening 7 o'clock. Sunday school at 0:30 and Epworth League devotional service nt 0:15, which will bo led by Rev. Ilarrop. Yon are cordially invited to all these services. The' assignment of revenue officials at this place for January, follows: Oscar Grigsby, Joshua S. Wallingford and Pres ton D. Wells Storekeepers at the Poguo Distillery, H. G. Holiday and Frank W. Ilnrting Storekeepers at J. H. Rogers & Co., Gauger Lewis M. Gaffin at Poguo'a and Roger's, and Storokeoper-Gauger Hord S. Boll at Poyntz Bros. One-fourth off on John Holland Gold Pen Points during January, 1904. Call and see what you can get for little money. J Bill, Letter and Receipt Files for 1904. Pay your account before Janu ary 10, 1904, and get a coupon on each 10c worth. DIARIES FOR 1904. Don't forget your cou pons on each 10 cents worth. Christy Colored Pictures for New Year's Gift. Also New Year's Cards. BLANK BOOKS for 1904. J. T. K ACKLE Y & CO. Hainline can show you the biggest line of spring wall paper in the city. William F. Schooler is assigned as Storekeeper at tho McBrayer Co.'a Dis tillery, Mt. Sterling. Tbe mercury registered 4 below ZBro at the homo of Mr. W. Durrett Wednes day morning. This is noted as one of the coldest points in the county. , Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Oaborno entertained Tuesday with a beautiful and elaborate dinner at their hospitable home, "Sunny Side," in honor of Misses Mary and Anna belle Boulderi, of Millereburg. Among the guests were Misses Martha and Frances Bouldin, little Mary Morgan Bouldin, Miss Minnie Hurst, Missea Rillie and Ora Osborne, Mr. R. Osborne, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Kirk, Mr. a"nd Mrs. W. H. Osborne and Mr. John Crosby. Miss Frances Bouldin delighted the com pany with oomo fine selections of music. HEATING STOVES-RANGES ! All styles, "best on earth' lowest prices, at W. F. POWER'S. Cancer WIS CURABLEm Wo ouro enncer without the knife. Very little pain. Have cured over twenty cases In Mason County during tho lost ten years. Wo send a frco book upon request which tells all about method of treatment. Will refer you to Mr. Geo. S. Itosxer of this paper, Scldou W. Bramcl, Wcdonla, Ky., Mrs. Joel T. I.uman, Mt. Cancel, Ky., Wm. liramcl, North Fork, Ky., and a dozen others In your own county if you wish them. Write for free book nt onco. DRS. GRATIGNY & BUSH, Oddfellows Temple, Cincinnati, O. Mrs. MaryT. Cox will sell at public auction her residence adjoining the Cen tral Presbyterian Church, Saturday after noon, January 2, at 2 o'clock. ...GOTO... The New York Store 4 FOR BARGAINS! The beautiful doll was drawn for to-day, winning number is 4696. If this, number is not presented" within thirty days, another drawing will be made. HAYS & CO. P. S. Get a Waist Pattern of the beautiful Gingham displayed in our cast window, reg ular JOc values, for to-morrow 6 Mc a yard.