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THE BURKE COUNTY HEWS.
Published Every Friday BY T. G. COBB, - Editor and Publisher. Subscription Price : One Year, 75 Cents. Six Months, 40 " ThreeMonths, 25 " Aihertisiny rates made known on application. Address all communications to THE BURKE COUNTY NEWS, MOROANTOX, X. C. FRIDAY, JAN. 5, 1900. ONE YEAR OLD. This issue completes the first vol time of The News and makes us 52 weeks old. In looking back over the first year of the paper we find nothing to complain of but much to feel profoundly grate ful for. The patronage re ceived has been much more than we had expected and in spires us to put forth even greater efforts to merit if possible the continued favors of the public. Our subscrip tion list, for a paper only one year old, is of a size calculated to make us feel proud, and new names are beini added dailv. Our advertising pat ronage has been perhaps above the average for a country weekly and we have abundant testimony from advertisers that it pays to advertise in The News. We are sincerely thankful for all favors received, even to the smallest, and shall en deavor to continue to print the news when news is news to look to the interests of our patrons a nil the upbuilding of the community in general, and to make such improve ments in the paper as come within our ability. "What constitutes the bul wark of our liberty and inde pendence? It is not our frown ing battlements, our bristling seacoasts, our army and our navy. These are not our reliance against tyranny. All of these may be turned against us without making us weaker for the struggle. Our reliance is in the spirit of liberty which God has planted in us. Our defense is in the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism at your own doors." Abraham Lincoln. One of the Montana legisla tors, who confessed under oath that he was bribed to vote for Clark for the Senate, has now confessed that he was really bribed by the other side to confess. Confessions come cheap in Montana. It is rather singular that only American goods are stop ped by the British at Delagoa Bay. Russian, French and German shipments are unmo lested. Is it possible that England knows that we will not object? About 25,000 pension appli cations for services in the war against Spain and the war in the Philippines have been filed in the pension office at Wash ington, and there are thou sands to follow. If President McKinley wishes the American people to believe that he is hostile to j. i :.l il i n r irusis, it woum oe wen lor him to choose another cam paign manager than Mark Hanna. The Danville Register says "North Carolina leads all the Southern States, and indeed all the States, in the construc tion of new cotton mills dur ing 1S9. She has 31, to Georgia's 21, Pennsylvania 19, South Carolina and Alabama lb and Massachusetts 13. The Old North State is leading the van of progress along educational and industrial lines generally and is rapidly developing its resources and building up populous and prosperous towns.' The Frencli in Canada are almost in open revolt against the British war in South Af rica. Another call for troops will strain their loyalty to the breaking point. Two more army transports have arrived at SanFrancisco. In a few days we shall have the usual reports of misman agement on board of them. OUR ANNUAL STOCK TJUflUC SALE. NOW GOING ON. If you are in need of anything in Winter Goods it will pay you to get our prices. All Winter Goods must be sold, regardless of price. M0RGANT0N, N.C. BARGAINS TILL JANUARY 10TH, PREPARATORY TO STOCK TAKING. Douglas $3.00 Shoes $2,50. 2.2f " 2.00. 2.00 " 1.75. Large assortment of other Shoes at proportionate reduction. General line of Dry Goods and Notions at reduced prices. Good Roasted Coffees at from 10 to 25 cents per pound. General line of Staple and Fancy Groceries, Confections. &c. The American mule seems to be about the only "critter" that can do eighteen hours a day and flourish in South Africa. In order to kill the trusts, it is necessary to smash the tariff that protects them and makes them possible. Being one of the oldest merchants in Morganton, I know how and where to buy the most reliable goods and 1 sell the best goods as low as some others sell lower grades. And my ex penses are lass than most others another reason why I can sell cheap. Thanking the public for past favors, Respectfully, S. HUFFflAN. MADE YOUNG AGAIN. "One of Dr. King's New Life Pills ouch night tor two weeks lias put me in my 'teen?' again" writes I). H. Turner of Dempevtown, Pa. They're the be?t iu the world for Liver, Stom ach aud liowel?. Purely vegetable. Never gripe. Only 25c at John 'full's drug store. li v tin Y , t-titu and SALE STABLE. First-Class Teams and Careful Driv SPECIAL ATTENTION TO COMMERCIAL TRAVET Our Hacks Meet All Trains. MORGANTON - - N. C.