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As Told by the Papers in
the Neighboring
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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
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
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.
It is an easy matter to claim
that a remedy has wonderful
curative power. The manufac
turers of
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.
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,

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