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As Told by the Papers in the Neighboring Counties. CATAWBA. CALDWELL. County Convention March 17th Mr. R. P. Caldwell Appointed Postmas ter at Newton Death of a Good Man Filling Up the Huffman Trestle. Newton Enterprise, Jan. 26th. A force of hands are at work filling up the Huffman trestle on the Southern road three miles east of Newton. It is one of the highest trestles on the road and has been rebuilt several times within the last fifteen years. A steam shovel is used in loading the cars, which tears up the ground in great shape. It will take two or three months to complete the job. We are sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Elkanah Jones, of Caldwell township. It occur red Tuesday, January lGth. On the preceding Saturday after noon while sitting on his porch reading his bible he was stricken with paralysis. He lingered till Tuesday and died, surrounded by his family. He was a good man. For years he was a justice of the peace and for a term a county com missioner. He was about 75 years old. Mr. R. P. Caldwell's appoint ment as postmaster at Newton has been announced from Washington. Until the office was raised to the Presidential class, he was first assistant under his father, and in fact was virtually the postmaster. The change in the grade of the office required a new appoint ment either of the former post master or a new one, and it was decided to appoint R. P. Caldwell. We congratulate both the town and the postmas ter on the promotion of the office. The county Democratic Exe cutive committee met in New ton last Saturday. Every township was represented. All present reported townships in good shape for the coming contest and that interest cen tres in the constitutional amendment. So far as kuown there is not a Democrat in the county opposed to the amend ment, and it is believed that a respectable contingent of white Republicans and Populists will also support it. The prelimi nary steps for organizing for the campaign were taken. The secretary was directed to issue a call for the primaries to be held in each precinct at 2 p. m. March 10, and for the coun ty convention at 11 a. m. March 17. Both dates will be on Saturday. RUTHERFORD. A Sudden Summons Tne C. & a. w. R. R. to be Changed to a Standard Gauge-Death of Rev. J. F. Tuttle Other Hews. Lenoir News, Jan. 26th. Married Thursday, 25th, at Granite Falls, by Rev. J. F. Crisp, Mr- Jefferson Davis Beck, of Hickory, to Miss Nancy Mull, of Granite Falls. The Brenizer damage suit against Henkel, Craig & Co., which was set for trial at Char lotte last Weduesday, was con tinued by consent of the coun sel on both sides. Hickory correspondent of Charlotte Observer says that enough standard gauge cross -ties have been delivered on the C. &. N. W. R'y between Hiek orv and Lenoir to change the gauge and that work will begin soon. The shipping of sweet pota toes is getting to be an impor tant business m Lenoir. Mr. E. L. Moore brought 118 bu shels to town one day this week. Most of the potatoes go to Northern markets as far as Bostoi: . Rev. J. F. Tattle, of Eliza beth City, died yesterday of pneumonia. Wednesday his daughter, Mrs. W. S. Coving ton, of this place, received a note saying he was better, his physician saying he had a light attack of pneumonia. But yesterday morning a telegram was received announcing his death. Mr. Covington, his wife and Miss Tattle, who has been here for some time, all left on the afternoon train to attend the funeral. Mr. Tuttle was a one-armed ex -Confederate, a minister of the Baptist Church and a gentleman of amiable and lovable character. Mr. Lewis Havens, of Phila delphia, who has been spending a week with Mr. J. B. Atkin son, of this place, died sud denly in the train at the depot Wednesday afternoon. He was seemingly in perfect health, had been hunting during the day and walked to the station, checked his baggage and had taken a seat in the car when his head dropped and after a gasp or two was dead. He was a man about 74 years of age and was alone, his son-in-law Mr. Williams, who came south with him, having been called home a few days ago. Friends took charge of the body and it was carried back to Mr. Atkin son's residence, where it was embalmed and placed in a neat casket and remained until yes terday, when after a shor tser vice, conducted by Rev. W. L. Sherrill, of the Methodist church, the remains were ship ped to Philadelphia. WATAUGA. Subscribe for The News. Monazite The Gun was Loaded A Double Wedding Cotton Factory Stock Increased A Sash, Door and Blind Factory Other Hews. Rutherfordton Vindicator, Jan. 25th. Teachers of public schools will ho ratified to know that ' ' " D State Treasurer Worth has issued directions to sheriffs to pay over to the school authori ties the pro rata due each county of the $100,000 appro priation for schools. Mr. H. L. Hyder, of Forest City, has been awarded the contract for building the sash, door and blind factory for Car penter & Taylor, or the Ruther fordton Manufacturing Com pany, the lumber for which is now on the grounds. We are lniormed mat pre liminary organization of the Laurel Hill Cotton factory was made Tuesday, when stock to the amount of $12,000 was represented. A charter will at once be secared and the capital stock increased to $100,000. Horace Elliott, a colored boy of 15 years, had a serious ac cident last Saturday. When a smaller boy handed his gun across a fence, the hammer struck the top of the fence, the gun went off and lodged the load in Horace's arm, fearfully tearing the flesh off from elbow to shoulder. Amputation may have to be done to save his life. Cards are out for the nuptials of Miss Alice Walker, of Hol land's creek, and Mr. Willie H. Small, of Gold Hill; also of Miss Carrie Egerton, of Itom, and Mr. James Small, of Gold Hill, Rev.C. B. Justice having been designated for the pleas ant duty of performing the double ceremony, which will be at Mt. Vernon church on Thursday, February 1st, at 3 o'clock p. m. A considerable amount of revenue will insure to the State of North Carolina in con sequence of the law recently enacted by the South Carolina legislature, requiring a mar riage license in that State. Hundreds of people have gone over the line to avoid the li- n r m cense tee. war register in forms us that there will be no rise in the price but that he will keep shop at same old rates. Mr. L. A. Gettys, a former citizen of Rutherford county, is the only dealer in monazite that we know of, and he is pushing the business in a busi ness way. Prospecting for this sand has not been done to any extent m upper part of this and Polk counties, and we be lieve that large quantities could be found in our branches west of Rutherfordton. Ellen- boro ships large quantities to Mr. uettys. Hot a Case of Smallpox in the County Death of Wade Miller A Big Ho Whooping Cough and lleaseles Getting in Their Work. Boone Democrat, Jan. 25th. Rev. Solomon Green, of Stony Fork, killed a berkshire hog that weighed 529 pounds. This is the best so far in the county. The whooping cough con tinues to spread in this vicin ity, and measeles is getting in its work in some sections of the county. Mr. Wade Miller, son of Jont B. Miller, died at his home on Meat Camp on Tuesday of last week, after a protracted illnest from heart trouble. He was buried on the Thursday following. Wade was a good boy and his departure has cast a gloom over many hearts. Mr. J. J. T. Reese, of Beaver Dam, was in town Monday and Tuesday of this week, and informed us that while the smallpox is very prevalent in Johnson county, Tenn., or in some parts of it, he has not heard of a case in the county. The report is current in North Carolina that the smallpox is in Watauga, but after diligent enquiry, we have failed to find a man who can locate a case, and we can now state positively from many good citizens that there is not, as yet, a case in the county. PROOF. It is an easy matter to claim that a remedy has wonderful curative power. The manufac turers of RHEUM ACIDE leave it to those who have been permanently and positively cured of RHEUMATISM to make claims. Among- those who have recently written us voluntarj' let ters saying- they have been cured are: Rev. J. L. Foster, Raleigh, N. C; Mr. J. E. Robinson, Ed itor, Goldsboro, N. C, Daily Ar gus ; Mr. A. Daus, a prominent merchant, Macon, Ga., and Mr. W. R. Duke, a railroad man, Kansas City, Mo. Rheumacide Will Cure You. Sold in Morgan ton by W. A. Leslie and John Tull. Price SI per bottle. MANUFACTURED BY THE BOBBITT DRUG CO., Raleigh, N. C. Sale of Town Lot. By virtue of a decree of the Superior Court made at the Fall term, 1899, .f said court, in the case of the National Bank of Wilmington, N. C, against L. A. Bristol and others, we will, a 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, U 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 reside-, formerly contracted by L. A. Bristol to be sold to A. R. and C. E. Buffalo-. This the 5th dav of Jan., A. D. 19. S.'j. ERVIN, W. S. PEARSON, Commissioners.