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Miss Mae Murphy has been quite sick for several days. Mrs. A. C. Houk, of Lenoir, is visiting her son Rev. W. K. Houk. Miss Ila Kincaidand Lillian Patton are visiting at Bridge water this week. Miss Jessie Walton, of Ashe ville, was visiting friends at the Hospital last week. Miss Nannie Finley, of Glen Alpine, has taken a position at the Hospital as nurse. Among a lot of hogs killed here Tuesday one weighted 620 lbs. In hof sifno vinces. Mr. W. M. Nelson, of Le noir, was a visitor at the home of Rev. W. K. Houk last week. The mercury registered four degrees above zero at the weather bureau at the Hos pital on Sunday morning last. Miss S. E. Pitts, who has been visiting her home in 4 Newberry, S. C, for ten days, returned to the Hospital Tues day. Miss Lillian Heffner, who has been employed at the Hospital for some time, left for her home in Hickory Tues day. Mr. James Murphy, after a visit home for the holiday sea son, returned Wednestay to Horner Military School at Oxford. Mrs. W. D. Clark who has been quite sick for some months with typhoid fever and was dangerously ill, is slowly recovering. Miss India Bumgardner, after a visit of severel weeks with kinsfolk here Dr. Mur phy and family left for her - home in Clinton several davs ago. Mr. F. E. Cook, after a week's visit to Warlick's where lie is connected with a mercantile business, has re turned to his position at the Hospital. Mr. Thos. Cuthbertson, for some time past an employee here, left for his home last week, near Bridgewater, where he will in the future engage in farming. Mr. Alex Murphy will re turn to Chapel Hill this week, Miss Maggie Swann, after a visit of several weeks at her home, in Iredell county, re turned to the Hospital Tues day. Mr. P. P. Hoyle, of western Burke, is now watchman of the night for a short while, during the absence of Mr. J. P. Propst, who is visiting at his home near Bridgewater. Miss Mary Lou Kincaid, an accomplished and attractive young lady, and assistant teacher in the Forest City high school, visited her rela tive Miss Minnie Boone here last week." Miss Iva Moore, of Hayes ville, late an attendant here, was a visitor here Monday, being en route to Richmond, Va., where she will take a position as nurse in the city hospital there. Quite a number of the Hos pital folk participated in the pounding of Rev. J. W. Jones on Mondav eveninglast. Our people here are never happier than when performing some nice act of the above kind. Misses Margaret Kirkpat rick and Lillian Hyatt, who have been for several years nurses here, left last week for Washington City, where they have secured similar positions in the government hospital in that city. Dr. Thos. A. Keech, after a visit to his home in Wash ington City, returned here Sunday last, and went back to his home the following day to remain permanently. The doctor made many warm friends during his stay at the Hospital by his genteel and courtly bearing and all regret his departure. Mr. Thos. Smith, while bird hunting on Christmas dav, in company with his brother-in-law Will Walker, shot the lat ter, three shot puncturing his arm, wholly accidental, as Walker was in range of the gun and obscured by the un dergrowth, it being of so minor importance hevond the stinging sensation for a mo ment as not to act as an im pediment to their day's sport, which they continued. Scribo. Jan. 3rd, 1000. lUXKLEN'S ARNICA SALVE. Has worM-wide fame for marvellous cures. It surpasses any other salve, lotion, ointment or balm for Cuts. after pleasantly spending the! Corns, Hums, Roils, Sores, Felons, holidays at home. He will at i ulcers, Tetter. Salt Kheum, Fever Sores, fjiapped Hands, Skin Erup tions ; Infallible for Piles. Cure "uar- AVE AEE WAEM. J rE We are now prepared to serve Hot 3 Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Hot Tomato and 3 Clam Bouillon, Beef Tea, Served in 3 clean china mugs, always hot 5c. 3 sr Salem Almanacs now reduced to 5c, 3 EE: and you get a very pretty calendar free. 3 Lanterns and Tin Lamps, at all prices. 3 I W. A. LESLIE, DRUGGIST. 1 THANKS. the end of this year complete his term at that institution. We wish to return thanks to the public for the liberal patron age we have received during the year, andespecially forthe large holiday trade our house has en joyed. We solicit your future favors and shall always en deavor to take care of the inter ests of our customers. Watch this space for future announcements. CLAYWELL BROTHERS. Slowly Coming. Eight months ago we started anew in business at Morganton, at the bottom of the ladder, and it seemed that some of the big fish would swallow us whether or not; but we managed to keep our head above water and are slowly coming to the fiont, and we account for it from the fact that we give full IG ounces for a pound, don't sand our sugar or water our kerosene, nor tale our Hour; besides we have hundreds of f rends in this county, all things being equal, who come to see us when they are in need of anything in our line. We have a better line of Family Groceries, Fancy Confec tions, Cigars, Smoking Tobacco and Tropical Fruits than ever before, and we don't intend to be undersold. We also pay th' highest cash price for all marketable Country Produce; so if you don't want goods we will pay you cash. Ami now, without further comment, it goes without saying, when you are in town you will be certain to find our store old Hogan corner, one door south of Lazarus Bros. R. A. Cobb. anteed. Oalv '2oc at John Tull's.