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THE BURKE COUNTY HEWS,
Published Every Friday BY T. 0. COBB, - Editor and Publisher. Subscription Price: One Year, 75 Cents Six Months 40 " ThreeMonths, 25 " Advertising rates made known on application. Address all communications to THE BURKE COUNTY NEWS, MOHGANTON, N. C. FRIDAY, FEB. 2, 1900. The executive committee of the Teachers' Assembly, which met in Raleigh last week, decided to hold the next meet ing of the Assembly at More- head June 12th. Prof. W. T. Whitsett, the secretary, re signed, and State Superin tendent Mebane was elected his successor. Prof. D. Matt Thompson, of Statesville, is the president of the Assem bly. Rev. Isaac W. A vent, of the North Carolina Conference, who died recently, left his library, consisting of a valu able collection of books, to the library of Trinity College. Mr. Avent also bequeathed to the North Carolina Confer ence, for educational and missionary purposes, his en tire estate, subject to the life tenure of his wife. In presenting a sword to Captain Wain w right of the Gloucester, the people of Washington rendered honor where honor was due. There is no finer instance of intre pidity on record than Wain- wright's pushing the Glouces ter into the conflict of Titans at Santiago. The paper trust is the most inexcusable in the whole coun try, for it lavs a tax on intel ligence. Almost any means are justifiable in fighting it, and the decision of the U. S. Supreme Court against its stock holders, will cause widespread rejoicing. A Baltimore scientist has shown that rattlesnake poi son won't kill anyone, and tha whiskey is of no value in re sisting it, any way. This in formation will be comforting to people who have lost rela tives by rattlesnake bites. The late Emperor of China strongly objected to women's rule in his dominions. Bu the Empress converted him. Recent railway statistics show that the export of grain by way of southern ports has ncreased enormously in com- i .ii r . "V" parison to tnat irom iev York and other northern ports. The south is the com- incr country. Main's Circus Sold at Auction. Geneva, O., Dispatch, 24th. The sale at public auction of the entire circus and men agerie owned by Walter L. Main occurred here to-day. Last season it was the third largest circus in America. Lions, tigers, elephants and other animals went under the hammer to the highest bidder, and in like manner rolliner equipment, from Roman char iots to fine private railway cars, was disposed of to be scattered to different parts of the country. The announcement that this event would take place was a r- " i - world. The owner is still under forty years. When asked to-day for the reason for the sale Mr. Main said he had become independently rich, and being in ill health did not care to be burdened with the responsibility of the show. Being unwilling to allow it to 2fo out unless he could accompany it, he de cided that the auctioneer's hammer was the quickest means of profitable disposal. Main started as a country lad without capital and has made a fortune in the show business in fifteen years. He began with eight horses and a round-top tent. In 1893 his entire circustrain wasditched near Tyrone, Pa., and thecars and cages broken open. The animals roamed the Pennsyl vania hills for several davs and terrorized the inhabitants thereof. Main says that he sees no financial crash await ing circuses next season. He will leave shortly for Paris and will make a tour of the world before returning to Geneva. This circus was in Mor ganton in 1897. tmmmmmmmmmmmmminmmmmffimmmK I Do You Love a Good Smoke ? 1 If you smoke a pipe and don't buy your tobacco here it is your own fault. Just look at our window this 3 week. "Yale Mixture," a gentleman's smoke, 10 and 2 5r 25c tins; "Cornell Mixture," "Oriental Mixture," E "English Slice Plug Cut" and many other brands of the 3 finest Smoking Tobaccos made in the United States, 3 besides all the cheaper brands. 3 If you don't see "your" brand mentioned here just 3 come in and call for it. We have all the leading 3 j-E brands of Chewing and Smoking Tobaccos made. 3 W. A. LESLIE, DRUGGIST. gr BGet a cup of Hot Chocolate at the Fountain. :2 iuiuiuiuiumiiuuiuiaiuuuuiuiuiiiuiuiiuiuiuiuuiiui STOOD DEATH OFF. E. B. Munday, a lawyer of Henri etta, Tex., once fooled a grave-dipper. He says : "My brother was very low with malarial fever and jaundice. I persuaded him to try Electric Bitters, and he was soon much better, but con tinued their use until he was wholly cured. I am sure Electric Bitters saved his life." This remedy expels malaria, kills disease germs and puri fies the blood ; aids digestion, regulates liver, kidneys and bowels, cures con stipation, dyspepsia, nervous diseases, kidney troubles, female complaints ; gives perfect health. Only 50c at John Tull's dmg store. THANK We wish to return thanks to the public for the liberal patron age we received during last year, and especially for the large holiday trade our house en joyed. We solicit your future favors and shall always en deavor to take care of the inter ests of our customers. Watch this space for future announcements. CLAYWELL BROTHERS Slowly Coming. Eight months ago we started anew in business at Morgantou, at the bottom of the ladder, and it seemed that some of the big fish would swallow us whether or not; but we managed to keep our head above water and are slowly coming to the front, and we account for it from the fact that we give full 16 ounces for a pound, don't sand our sugar or water our kerosene, nor talc our flour; besides we have hundreds of f rends in this county, all things being equal, who come to see us when they are in need of anything in our line. We have a better line of Family Groceries, Fancy Confec tions, Cigars, Smoking Tobacco and Tropical Fruits than ever before, and we don't intend to be undersold. We also pay the highest cash price for all marketable Country Produce; so if you don't want goods we will pay you cash. And now, without further comment, it goes without saying, when you are in town you will be certain to find our store old Hogan corner, one door south of Lazarus Bros. R. A. Cobb.