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Tlhe Binrke New FIRST QF THE NEWS. VOL. I. MORGANTON, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1900. NO. 52. Comiety LOCAL AND PERSONAL. The late Capt. N. L. Beach carried 51, (XM) insurance. Ed Alexander, formerly of The News force, is clerking in Gaither's 'book store. Mr. Geo. W. Jones returned Wednes day night from a ten days' visit to relatives near Greensboro. Quite a number greatly enjoyed a party given by Miss Alice Collett Tuesday night. Burke's pro rata part of the SI 00,000 v ted by the last Legislature to the public schools is S907.68. The Populist Ex. Committee is called to meet in Raleigh on the 18th inst. to decide upon a date for their State convention. Mr. H. W. Connelly Resigns as Chair man of the County Commissioners Mr. W. B. Berry Succeeds Him. At Monday's meeting- of the Board of County Commissioners Mr. H. W. Connelly tendered his resignation as ciairman of the board, and Mr. TV. B. Berry, of Lower Creek, was appointed to fill the place. Mr. Connelly is one of our very best citizens and has proven one of the most of young people j faithful chairman we have ever had and his retirement is greatly regretted. He gives as his reasons for resigning, ill health and press of private business. On the other hand, his successor, Mr. Berry, is a good, safe, level-headed man and we are satisfied will also prove an excellent chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. Married, b- Esq. J. C. Mull, at h's residence, on Dec. 27th, 1899, Mr. J. D. Warlick, of Cleveland county, and Miss Zula Willis, of Burke county. At Tuesday night's meeting of the Board of Town Commissioners Mr. L. A. Ward was elected to succeed the late Capt. N. L. Beach as a member of the board. Mr. and Mrs. M. Silver gave a party Wednesday night complimentary to Miss Minnie Mcintosh, who is visiting them, and the time was delightfully spent by the large number who at tended. Mr. Romulus P. Laxton and Miss Mary Tom Tate, eldest daughter of Esq. II. C. Tate, all of Upper Creek township, were married by Rev. J. W. Jones at the circuit parsonage in Mor gant.m on Tuesday last. . All of the performers in the concert given last week in the Court House are requested to meet in the Court House on Monday, Jan. 8th, 1900, at 3 o'clock p. m., to arrange for a repetition of the co icert on Saturday night, the 13th of Jan., 1900. The residence of Mr. Z. T. Corpen ing, on West Union street, narrowly escaped destruction by fire yesterday evening. Sparks from a chimney set fire to the ro.f and quite a hole was burned before the flames could be ex tinguished. A son of Jason Roderick bought aH.ut 615 worth of goods from Lazarus Pros. Saturday night and offered a 620 Confederate bill in payment. In the lot of go. hIs bought was a pair of shoes wnich he had worn for an hour or two while making other purchases and were therefore damaged. The negro was arrested and placed in jail to await a hearing. The Entertainment at McNeely School House. To the Editor of the News: On the night of the 21st of Dec, 1899, I went to the closing exercises of Miss Sudie Hudson's school at the above named place and to my surprise it was one of the best entertainments I ever witnessed. I was not expecting to see anything like we did see. It was of the highest character and showed that much time and training had been given all connected with the entertain ment, which spoke well not only for the children but for Miss Hudson. She is indeed an excellent teacher and taught the best school ever taught at the Mc Neely schoot house. I am satisfied her training in prep; r'.ng for the exercises was worth at least 6 months of the ordinary school. It gave the children an opportunity to try themselves, such as they never had had, and I am sure will prove advantageous to them all. Any community securing Miss Hud son's services is to be congratulated upon getting so excellent a teacher and a lady of the highest character. Wishing her much success in peda gogy and much more i i Cupid's court, I am Respectfully, James C. Mull, The oldest man in the neighborhood. To Be Repeated. The ladies who got up the entertain ment at the Court House on Dec. 26th have agreed to risk a repetition, with some changes of program, on the night of Saturday, Jan. 13th, 1900, doors to open at 7:30. Hereafter the ladies propose during the holidays of each successive year to call upon the public to contribute s nething for the support of the poor in the shape of entrance fees to an en tertainment. In succeeding years, if t le first effort shall please the public, repetitions may be expected for the purjxse of tendering the proceeds to Nome association that will expend the fund in promoting some worthy object. HIS WIFE SAVED HIM. My wife's good advice saved my life writes r . M. ltoss of V infield, Tenn., for I had such a bad cough I could hardly breathe, 1 steadily grew worse under doctor's treatment, but my wife urged me to use Dr. King's New Dis co very for Consumption, which com pletely cured me." Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, La Grippe. Pneumonia, Asthma, Hay Fever and all maladies of Chest, Throat and Lungs are posi tively cured by this marvellous medi ciue. zuc vnd fel.UU. Lverv bottle guaranteed. lnal bottles tree at John 'Lull's drujr store. Sale of Town Lot. By virtue of a decree of the Superior Court made at the Fall term, 1899, o said court, in the case of the National Bank of Wilmington, N. C, against L. A. Bristol and others, we will, as commissioners, sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, at the Court House door in the town of Mor ganton, N. C, on Monday, the 5th day of Feb., A. D. 1900, the following described lot of land, to wit : A certain house and lot situate on Lenoir street in the town of Mor- ganton. Burke county, North Carolina, the same being known as Lot No. (3 three, whereon C. C. Cobb now resides, formerly contracted bv L. A. Bristo t3 be sold to A. R. and C. E. Buffaloe. This the 5th day of Jan., A. D. 1900. S. J. ERVIN. W. S. PEARSON, Commissioners. WE ARE TAKING STOCK And will have lots of goods that we will offer for the next 30 days at a sacrafice. We want to clean up all odd lots and they must be moved at some price. So come and see if there is any thing you want in this lot. Yours, J. L. ANDERSON & CO.