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Tlhe mirke- Comety FIRST OF ALL THE NEWS VOL. II. MORGANTON, N. C. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1900. NO. 4. B Child Burned to Death The two-year-old daughter of Mr. Charles Taylor, who lives near the depot, was so badly hurnel Wednesday evening that she died in about 8 hours after the accident. The mother went to the well for a bucket of water, leaving the child alone in the house, and when she returned she found its clothingon fire. She i minediatl y dashed her bucket of water on the child, which extinguished the flames, and Dr. Warlick was summoned, but the little one was too badly burned to be saved. It was a horrible accident and the sympathy of the community goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Tay lor in their bereavement. Fire Alarm Wednesday. The roof of the residence of Mr. Tom McBee, on West Union street, caught fire from a spark from the kitchen flue Wed nesday evening about 1 o'clock and owing to a very high wind at the th'.ie the fire burned rapidly. An alarm was given Imd in a very few minutes there were several hundred people on the scene, working like beavers to put out the lire, which was done in a very short timeand before much damage was done. It was a narrow escape from a big lire, as there area number ot residences near by, which in all probability would have also been destroyed had the lire gotten beyond control at Mr. McUce's." The Bakersville Blirror to Suspend. Mr. H. S. Pinkston, who has been publishing the Bakersville Mirror for the past twelve months, announces that the paper will not be issued after Feb. 8th, 1V)00. He gives as the reason, "a mUunderstandingor disagree ment between the owner of the printing outfit and the publisher." Mr. Pinkston lias made the Mirror a live local paper and we regret that it is to be discontinued. i ne -Northwestern ent Co., nf Chicago, 111., are out again this year distributing tree samples of their now famous Magic Yeast. There is hardly a man, woman or child in the United States not iamiliur with the good qual ities of this favorite bread raiser. You make no mistake when vou buy Magic Yeast at rv. a package and refuse to take imitations. AVERY-JOHNSTON. An Event Which Will Unite North Carolina and Georgia. The Birmingham, Ala., Age Herald announces the engage ment of Miss Mary Jonnston, of that citv, only daughter of Mrs. W. H. Johnston, to Mr. Alphonso Calhoun Avery, Jr., of Mordant, N. C. The marriage will takeplace Tues day afternoon, March 6th. "The wedding," the Age Herald says, "will unite two charming representatives of distinguished families, and will be a notable event in the world of society." It speaks of Miss Johnstin having in herited from "a magnificent lineage much of the brilliancy and personal charm that have made her a charmingbelle"and adds: "She is closely allied to many illustrious families of the South. Her father, the late Dr. W. H. Johnston, was one of the most eminent physicians, and enjoyed a large and fashionable practice. Miss Johnston is a niece of Governor Joseph F. Johnston, General R. D. Johnston and Captain James Johnston, of Birmingham." Equally com plimentary reference is made to Air. Avery. Miss Johnston is well known in Morgan ton, having spent several summers here, and has a host of friends and ad mirers among our people, who will be proud to know that she is to come to Morganton to live. Mr. Avery's many friends will congratulate him upon his good fortune. A Mother's Anxiety. The Morganton correspond ent of the Charlotte Observer writes that paper: There are forty or fifty Burke county bovs with the army in the" Philippines, and of course that meansthat there are many anxious mothers left behind. One of these, Mrs. M. L. Clarke, whose oldest son enlisted a few monthsago, has almost lost her reason through her anxiety. Her husband says that she does not sleep at night and that she spends most of her time going to the postoffice for let ters that never came, and watching the incoming trains, thinking, perhaps, her boy has returned. Qardee Seed Sale During the month of February, 1900, we will place on sale 25,000 papers of all kinds of Gar den Seed for 1 cent per paper. This is not a new seed, as we sold 10,000 papers last year that gave per fect satisfaction. This is an offer good only for February. The papers are worth 5 cts.; sold everywhere for that price. They will go like hot cakes; be sure and get in on time. Yours, J. L. ANDERSON & CO.