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The Bimirke VOL. 1. MORGANTON, N. C. FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1899. NO. 2. Couiety NewSo I P. I! It Miss Ciertrude Davis has j the sash, door and blind fac returned from a visit toStates-' tory) recently held by G. H. Holiday. Mr. Shell will move Mrs. Cm. I. White, of Marion,! I to Charlotte this week and i vesterday in the Legislature. will beirin work Saturdaw Charlotte News. visited her friends here last WL'OK. ' I i , ' At Tuesday night's meeting! Mrs. lorn McBee has me ; of the Mor-anton Cornet Band t Salisbury for special mi-j a vote nf the members on the! cal treatment. qilestion 0f graded schools was I Mr. J. Cm. Hall, of Lenoir, j taken, resulting abitf major- j was in Morgan ton Wednesday j ity for schools. j and yesterday. j Mrs Am()S Burns llt Mrs. Cm. H. Moran is visiting : her home in Smoky Creek j in Charlotte and Mrs. Jennie ! township Monday ni"ht, leav Tate in Fayetteville. inr six small children. She. . ! was a sister of Mrs. John M. ; Mrs. John ilson, of j McGalliard, of Morranton. j i rei'iisboro, is visiting her j mother, Mrs. M. K. Collette. I Robert Hennessee, son of; . iR. J. Hennessee, who lives I residing hlder Jones is , t t , h lf n A L 1 now occupxintr a pari or .ur. mt of tmv met with a t)ain. ful accident last Friday, at his home. A pistol fell from his pocket and m striking the J. K. lOrvin's house on Green st reet. The Kind's Daughters, of the ICpiscopal church, will j-ive an entertainment in the Town Hall to-niirht. floor discharged a ball into the fleshy part of his lejf. Dr. Moran is attending the younr man. but at last account had Look up the new advertise-j not heen :ii)e to extract the! ments ot I. 1. Davis, lazarus yd linis. and the Moranton Hardware Co., in this issue. We are pleased to place on our exchange list the Business The Legislature has passed Mr. Hoffman's bill permitting Magazine, published monthly at Knoxville, Tenn., Mr. W. Morgan ton to vote for S5, 000 I M. Goodman, editor and man-j w orth of electric lirht bonds, layfer. It is the only publica- t . f TT y v . , fj ! tion of its kind in the United Mr. H S. Pmkston eftyes- St;ites and has a very L terday lor Bakersvdle. He ci rculation. Mr. (Rodman is u ill betfin the publication ot a ; weH known jn Mor,anton, paper there about the hrst of ;h:ivintf marr5ed the daughter l,c,,,ruir ' of Col. W. L. Hardin, of this Mr. Henry McCall, who has i place. been making repairs on the The Petrified Man a Fraud. M. M. cc Co.'s nlant. returned ! to his home, in Hickory, last j Our citizens will remember Saturday. ; "the petrified man" exhibited! Mr ,,wl fr. Will 1. ivauuuiim(c,uaj;u,i.n 1 UOVt ' A. I A Ijourned in Honor of General R. E. -ee Mitchell County's Clerk Sum moned to Raleigh He is to Bring the hegistration Books of Precincts with Him. R VEIGH, N. C, .bin. 19 In the House the following bills were iritro meed. To repeal the law imposing a tax on inheritances, to incorporate inter-state telephone and telegraph companies, to create a cou.ity of Scotland out of four southern townships of Richmond county, by Allen of Wayne to repeal the law of 18'J7 as to non-suit, also to so amend the charter of Atlantic fc North Carolina railway as to take all power from the GoveriiOr and place it i'i the hands of the board of internal improvements, als to lake Irom the Governor the power to appoint that road's State proxy, to protect the people from the court house rings by making it unlawful for city commis sioners to employ any attorney when the Utter is in any way con nected with any bonded officer of the county or in any affairs in con nection with the city commissioners It further requires all public improvements to be let to the lowest responsible bid.ler after due publication. Representative Overman said : 4Mr. Speaker, in honor ot the memory ot the world's greatest chieftain, christian soldier, patriot and statesman, and the. South' greatest iero, Gen! Robert E. Lee, I move that this House do now adjourn." Unanimously adopted. Th senate met at 10 and adopted a resolutiou summoning the, clerk of the Superior court of Mitchell to come before the election committee and produce the registration bcoks of veral pwiurt which are desired as evidence in the contested case ot Lambert and Eaves against Kerley and Souther from the .1st district, which comes up Tuesday. Senator Fuller, colored, offered a memorial from his race. He said that there had been considerable unrest anions the neirnH and they were not fulfilling their contracts and nbligHtious so uncertain were they as to their future. Representative negroes in the State had decided to address the negroes asking that they be better citizens. Fuller then submitted the memorial, which in substance begs the for bearance of the legislature on the colored public school question. Senate adjourned at 11 :1a in honor of Lee's birthday. Will Cole- ! - r -r-v . 1 i . . au-nr rlnlmln.r .-, rlm .! .MCUOWELLLOU.VrY SoMALL" j IlJJfe Uclll V eXtHJIlSC tO thC COUIltV man rc turned to cxas the nallv a Brit5sh S()ldier whose j POX. j for guards, doctors, nurses, hrst ot the week, after a visit , remains ha(1 been ieft in South ! The editor of The News j etc., has been at least $50. in Mo? wccksw,th relat,vos! Carolina during the Revolu-kas in Marion Tuesday and! in. origin on. tion. All who could "rake up" j found her citizens pursuing FROM FONTA FLORA. Miss Mary Lou Kincaid, the price 10 cents viewed I their different vocations as uauoiuer oi ir. r rancis ,u. " un amuiniiion me iieirnieu uuai, nun ci muc untmr Kincaid, f Ut)t)er Creek man." The Columbia State Z I township, is conducting the tells the story Font a Floka, N. C, Jan. 17, '99. i a ny r ness aooui smaupox. J- nere ; witor of TlIE N'KWS . "a a A 1 I was some excitement, tnev public school at (ilen Alpine. "Mr. Y m. H. Dreher, of ! say, when the disease first aj- i Mr. Moulton Avery, who 1)eon resj(iing. in Germany for I There were on Tuesday six li.dds a position as fireman on a vear or more and was natu- leases in a section four and a a railroad in South Carolina, r;illv jnterested in the petrified I half miles'north west of Ma spent several days the past ;man He secured-how is not i rion. but the authorities have ncck in Mor-anton, on a visit ; told fragments of him, and quarantined the homes of the submitted them to "the Ger- j patients with a strong uard to friends. We regret to note theserious man spirit of scientific inves illness of the two-year-old I titration." The result is child of Mr. and Mrs. James ! shown in a leaflet issued by Hallyburtcui. on Lenoir street. ; the Berlin Anthropological j the further spread of the dis- and haveprovided jrood nurses who have had smallpox, and there is very little danger of The little one has been ill for Society, which finds that the more than a week. petrified man is made out of jlime and clay silicate, poured Mr. Aor Shell, of Morgan-j into a mould. He is, in a ton, has accepted the position ; word, a Portland cement ren oi superintendent of theChar- j tleman. Thus is another idol ltte Manufacturing Company I shattered." . ease. nverv precauiion is beinp exercised by those who have the matter in charge for You neut us a sample copy of your .nice, clean little paper. It is young but a new ?y paper and 1 predict you will have a good list of subncrilter? at this office. If you continue to send out Tiik Nkws as pood as the sample copy you rill dewnre the patror.age of all the good white men ot Burke county. Mrs. C. I). Giles is improving. Hopes are entertained of her recovery, although she is quite leeble yet. Rev. M. I). Giles was called by tel egram to the bedside of his sick moth er. He is looking fine. 1 believe the good people of Rock Springs are feed ing him well, as he shows his keeping. The Dobsons are still living and nothing has happened to them yet, the protection of outsiders. jlbough reports bad it that they were Since the malady first appear- down with smallpox. Not a word of ed in McDowell the latter truth in it. j part of December the aver- Success to Tire News. Scip.