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Charlie Ward Captured Found Hid den in a Garret Two Kids Fight a Duel. Lincolnton Journal, Jan. 26th. Mayor Jno. L. Cobb has been quite feeble for several weeks. His many friends hope for him a speedy recovery. "Bob" the noted dray horse of the late Dan Doty, died yes terday, aged 39 years. "Bob" was a magnificent black, one of the finest horses in the coun ty, but was blind. Col. II.C. Jones, of Charlotte, the leading practitioner. at the Lincolnton bar, is authority for the statement that not a Lincoln county white man has been tried for larceny in the Superior Court of Lincoln county in five years. Master Charles Shall, Jr., of the "Kid Grocery," and Mas ter Charles Winn, who recently came here from Pennsylvania, fought a duel Tuesday. They are both very much in love with Miss Motz,one of Lincoln -ton's most charming little girls, and hence the duel. The weapons used were fists, and the distance just as little as they could make it. The bat tle was a draw. -"I 1 "TT ITT "1 onaries w. wara, a promi nent young citizen of Irouton township, formerly a U. S. storekeeper and gauger, was indicted in the Federal court at Charlotte charged wTith de fraud ing the government, and was bound for his appearance at the fall term 1898 of that court in the sum of $500, with David Friday, A. G. Harrill, and J. W- McLurd as his sureties. Just before the opening of fall term of ?98 court to which he was bound. Ward disappeared and his bond was declared forfeited. Wednesday afternoon U. S- Deputy Mar shal Cooper, of Hickory, and David Friday and Andrew Link went to his mother's and, after considerable difficulty, succeeded in searching the house. They found Ward con cealed in an unlighted garret and arrested him. Ward was brought here Wednesday night and lodged in jail in default of a justified bond for $1-000 for his appearance at the June term of the federal court in Charlotte. Mr. Ward has al ways been a prominent and popular young man, aud his mother and sisters are among the most highly respected and esteemed ladies in Ironton. His wrongdoing has caused them much pain and financial loss. Ward says that since" his disappearance he has been liv ing in Kiehmond. Va., and came back home sick last Tues day night. He is ill and so emaciated that his acquaint ances could hardly recognize him. Ho appears to be a physical wreck. Bear Meat. Forney & Co. had bear meat for sale on Tuesday. The bear was killed by Mr. Aaron Piercy near Piedmont Springs, in this county, Sun day morning, and netted 150 pounds, and was nice and fat. Some of the boys were coon hunting Saturday night, when the dogs discovered the bear. Not having a gun along they called the dogs off and went to Mr. Piercy's, who at day liirht went in search of old Bruin with his rifle and brought home the meat. The bear was dressed and brought to town on Monday. Forney & Co. bought it and retailed the meat at 15 cents per pound, and it found eager purchasers. The Burke Campaign Opens. A "white man's government" club has been organized by Francis Cook, a very active young Democrat, with a mem beiship it is said of more than 100. The club holds its meetings at the public school house one mile south of town, on the Shelby road. Its members were addressed last Saturday night by ex -Judge A.C. Avery Cob W. S- Pearson and other speakers. This event formally opened the campaign for the constitutional amendment in the county. FREE OF CHARGE. Any adult suffering from a cold set tled on the breast, bronchitis, throat or lung troubles of any nature, who will call at Tnll's drujj store, will be pre setited with a sample bottle of Boschee's German Syrup, free of charge. Only one battle Kiven to one person, and none to children without order from parents. No throat or lung remedy ever had such a sale as Boschee's German Syrup in all parts of the civilized world. Twenty years ago millions of bottles were given away, aud your druggists will tell vou its success as marvelous. ml It is really the only Throat aud Lung Remedy generally endorsed by physi- ciaus. Uce o cent botue win cure or prove its value. Sold by dealers iu all civilized countries. 3 MORGANTON.N.C. OUR SemiAeeiuisil Clearing S ale 5 HOE - wILL BEGIN Monday Feb WANTED! ONE HUNDRED TONS of OLD IRON of every descrip tion, including Steel, Wrought Iron and Castings such as plow shares, etc, DRY BONES of all descrip tions; also old RUBBER SHOES. I pay $2.00 per ton for Old Iron, $5.00 per ton for Dry Bones, $10.00 per ton for old Rubber Shoes. I also buy FURS of all kinds Bear, Deer, Coon, Otter, Rabbit and 'Possum Skins; BEEF HIDES, green or flint. Highest market prices. W.W.McGalliard, MORGAN TON, N. C. When our entire stock of Ladies' Men's and Children's Shoes will be marked down to Slaugh tering Prices, as our shoe stock must be greatly reduced to make room for our immense stock of shoes already bought for the coming season. '"i C? MORGANTON.N.C.