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As Told by the Papers in the Neighboring Counties. CATAWBA. Death of Rev. J. A. Ramsay A Horse Runs into a Wire Fence and is Killed Not a Presbyterian Church in Any Town Between Salisbury and Asheville with a Regular Pas tor. Newton Enterprise, Jan. 19th. We hear that Senator Pritch ard will speak in Newton against the amendment during court next month. There is a good deal of pneu monia in the county, especially between Newton and Starr -town. There are three cases in the family of Mr. Pink Rader. We are informed that since the death of Dr. Ramsay there is not a rresovterian ciiurcn in any town between Salisbury and Asheville with a regular pastor. All have resigned on account of health or to accept calls to other places. Last Thursday evening Mr. Raymond Moose's horse broke loose from a tree to which it was hitched in front of the house and ran into Mr. P. A. Hoyle's wire fence and was killed. The fence is not barbed. The horse was thrown down and it is supposed that the force of the fall killed it. Rev. J. Alston Ramsay, D. D., the able and beloved pastor of the Hickory and Newton Presbyterian churches, died in Hickory at 10 p- m., January 11th. His last sermon was preached in the Newton church Sunday Dec. 31st. It was ad dressed specially to young men. It was a strong, earnest, pa thetic appeal to the young men to devote themselves to the service of the Master. The next morning, New Year's day, lie returned home, was stricken down with a severe attack of pneumonia and died on the eleventh day. The remains were intered at Hickory on Saturday with Masonic and Pythian Honors, a large con course of friends attending. LINCOLN. A stranger went to a private! Miss Harriet J. Wilson and house Sunday night and de- Jonathan Duncan, both of manded admittance. A row Marion, were united in mar- followed in which several shots riage by Justice of the Peace were exchanged. The stranger W. F. Craig on Tuesday at had a bullet hole through the his office. This is Mr. Dun leg of his pants and was fined can's third venture in the mat $15.00 and costs by Mayor rimonial line. Cobb. jnef irp or the Peace W. F. Pvni(r rffirintpl nr. thp. marriaere Our talented townsman Mr. Qf Migg Jejm daughter of 7. Adger Fair, is engaged in Jameg Godf of Gaffney, S. writing an historical novel, the scenes of which are in this section during the revolution ary period. He is most care ful and painstaking in its preparation and the collection of the historical data. That the work will prove of great ey. C, to John R. bowers, oi States ville, N. C, last Sunday. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the bride's cousin, W. W. Godfrey, of this place. -Receiver George I. White, interest and high literary merit acting under a decree of court, is assured bv Mr. Fair's re- on Saturday sold the stock, cognized talent as a writer and fixtures, etc., of the drug firm Mill Owners Want a Railroad's Route Changed A Lincolnton Author Shooting Scrape To Marry a Fili pino. Lincolnton Journal, Jan. 19th. The Lincoln Cotton Mills are ii tin puiinig in a 101 oi new spin ning machinery, increasing the capacity of the mills about 25 per cent. - In a letter to his mother, Rose Black, Lincolnton's col ored soldier in the Philippines Lieutenant Wni. McBrayer, of the 49th Volunteers, says he is about to marry a Filipino belle. his rare intellectual gifts. The cotton mill owners along the South Fork had a consul tation here yesterday with General Manager Nichols and Chief Engineer Fletcher of the Carolina & Northwestern re- of Morphew & Harward at public auction to the highest bidder. Dr. M. F. Morphew bid m tne business ana on Monday the store wTas opened once more to the trade. Joseph Franklin, of North lative to an important Oove, wno was brought here change in the line of that rail- Thursday of last week, charged road. Preparations are being with being implicated m the made to change the road from shooting of Robert McGee, a a narrow gauge to standard neighbor, at the Cove, the day gauge and an effort is being before, was given a hearing nindo to ha. vp the route changed before Magistrate Craig last at Harden and run up the Saturday. Franklin claimed South Fork river passing by that he had nothing to do with the Harden High Shoals, Long the shooting and stated that Shoals, Laboratory, Lincoln, his son had the gun- Offering Daniel and Elm Grove Cotton no bond, Franklin was remand- Mills. The importance to the ed to await trial by court. The mills of this change is obvious younger Franklin has not yet and we learn the mills are of- been arrested and it is reported fering inducements to the rail- that McGee is in a serious con- road to secure the change of dition and growing worse. route. Up to the hour of go ing to press nothing definite has been learned of the result of the conference. It was whispered, too, to the Journal yesterday that there is a likeli hood of the Southern's captur ing the C. & N. W. from the oeaooara. mis wouia jrive Lincolnton the advantage of competing lines and no Lin- colntonian would be apt to kick over that. yet and as the price will range from 75 cents -to $1.00 per bu shel, it means a good deal of money from one crop. Other Caldwell Items. Lenoir Topic, Jan. 17th. We received a letter this morning from Mr. T. H. Deal. He is still in Dawson, Alaska, enjoying good health, and de termined to make a fortune. The letter was written Dec. 18th, '99. Mr. C. D. Coffey, of Colletts -ville, is, perhaps, the largest corn farmer in the county. This year he had GO acres planted and it averaged 50 bushels to the acre making his crop 3000 bushels Mr. I. C. Revis, of Wilkes county, but who married a daughter of the late J. W. Smith, near Lenoir, is expected home inafew weeks from Iloilo, Philippine Islands. He is a member of Company "M," 18th, U. S. Inft., and has served eight years in the regular army. His command went to the Philippines in Nov. '98. His wife, who is with her father's family near Lenoir, has the glad tidings from her husband that he will secure his dis charge to-morrow ( Thursday ) and will take first transport for home. It will take 5 or 6 weeks to make the long journey. CALDWELL KVD0WELL. Bold Theft-Caldwell's New Jail Nearing Completion Caldwell Mills (Plant) to Start Up Again Shortly. Lenoir News, Jan. 19th. Caldwell's new jail is now t j nearing completion, ana is quite a presentable building. We are told that the road from here to Blowing Rock is in the worst condition it has been for years. Last Wednesday night some one broke into the kitchen part of Mr. J. T. Montgomery's house and stole nearly the whole of a hog that was salted Joseph Franklin Bound to Court Two Marriages Cabin Burned. Marion Democrat, Jan. 19th. Photoirranher J. C. Ho wen stein, who has announced his down 111 the room intention of removinghisbusi- The Caldwell Mills (Plant) ness to Morganton, is doing a will start up in a short time. "rush" of work. He leaves The company are getting things here on I ebruary 10. in shape about the mill and The cabin of M. Feamster. hauling in logs from the boom colored, located about fivo at vxneusvnie daily. ine miles west of Marion, was de- recentrainshavebroughtagood stioved bv fire one nieht hnany los down the nver' aml last week. The occupants had they w.i11 likel" run the mil1 for a narrow escape from beimr some time. burned to death and saved but Calvin J. Cottrell. Esq., of few of their belongings. A Watauga, was in to see us yes- colored woman, residing in the terday. He tells us Mr. Geo. neighborhood, is charged with H. Blair, of his neighborhood. setting the cabin on fire and a has several hundred bushels of I lawsuit may follow. nice potatoes to be marketed WATAUGA. Death of Mrs. Jas. Taylor Educa tional Interests on a Boom An Epidemic of Whooping Cough. Boone Democrat, Jan. 18th. Temperance Baird and son, Stuart are preparing to leave for the State of Washington in the near future. The whooping cough is be coming an epidemic in Wa tauga. It is said that there are more than a hundred cases on Meat Camp. It is a pleasure to us to note that the schools at Cove Creek, Sutherland and other points are prospering, as well as our own. Truly the educational interests within our borders are on a boom. For some time Mrs. Jas. Taylor, of Meat Camp, has been suffering from heart trou ble, and on last Sunday, at 11 a. m., death claimed her as a victim, and the spirit of that noble, christian lady took its flight to the God whom she had served so devotedly for so many years. I want tu let the people who suffer from rheumatism and sciatica knotv that Chamberlain's Pain Balm relieved me after a number of other, medicine and a doctor had failed. It is the be-t liniment I have ever known of. J. A. Dodges, Alpharetta, Ga. Thousand have been cured ot rheumatism by thi remedy. One application relives the pain. For sale bv V. A. Leslie druggist.