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ft The narke Connety New B FIRST OF .ALL THE NEWS. VOL. II. MORGANTON, N. C... FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1900. NO. 5. . i i I i l cototy comnssiouzBs. The Meeting Holiday The Hatter of More Bridges Postponed Juron for Criminal Court The county commissioners met in regular session on Monday. All the members were present W. B. Berry, chairman, J. D. Glass and M. N. Hennessee. Quite a num ber of claims on the county were presented and paid. M. L. Clark was appointed stock law tax collector in Upper Fork and Silver Creek townships in place of Andrew Bollinger. Amos Swink and William Ramsey were appoint ed stock law commissioners for Lower Pork township. Upon the payment of the tax, William A. Stephens was granted license to peddle drugs. The Morganton Cor- BURKE GOLD HUTES. Capitalists Looking This Way for Investment Several Mines Already Sold. The near future promises to bring great activity in the gold mining industry in Burke. Largely through the instru mentality of Mr. Walter Brem fie attention of capitalists has been attracted to the gold mines in this country and al ready quite a number of sales have been made. The Puett mine has been sold for $8,000, the Perry mine for $5,000, the Scott Hill mine, owned by Mrs. Sarah McDowell, for $5,000, the Etley mine for $4,000 and the Crawley-Cooper mine for $4,000. R. P. Orr and J. P. Albert, of Newport News, Va., with W.L. Bishop as expert, representing New If 1 .1 1 i . 1 II . -a i orK capitalists wun rcporicu i net rsana was granted an millions behind them, have order releasing them from bought these mines, and, it is taxes on entertainments in said, will have machinery in the Town Hall given for the place and two hundred hands benefit of the band. The at work within the next month, town commissioners have also Ever since last fall these granted such an order. parties have carried on exten- An adiourned meeting of sive prospecting in different the county commissioners was parts of this county. Much held on Tuesday, when the 1 1 1 Y I money nas already cnanged matter Gf new bridges over i i . i 1 1 i j t i nanus, and wnen me Dig oeais the Catawba river was dis- now said to be in progress cussed at length. Petitions come to a close, large sums for four bridges were before ... . . i are yet to be expended. the board The commission- George Vanderbilt had an ers da not think the county agent nere last week inspect- can afford this numhpr of ing mines within a few miles bridges at present, but we ui me town. I ki:.. u a'.a I UCllC V C tilC V CLLKZ U1D UU3CU IU ine coming oi tnese people Urant two-in the uoner and is or great vaiue to tne county lower oarts of the countv. anu let an or us give tnem a reSpectivel y if locations can neariy welcome anu an me hpfiTP(1 lvJncr rmnnr 11 - - A J M. M. V A V A J M. JUST PICKING OUR FLINTS. encouragement possible. There will be an entertain- around. However, the whole matter was laid over until the next remilar mfftincr nf the " . - ooaru. Association at the school for the Deaf, Saturday, Feb. 10th, for the benefit of the fund of thi nsinrinf inn AHmicKmn o, rp. -x i , day in March: -:sc. 1 he public is invited to J attend. i ne ioiiowing jury was drawn for the criminal court which convenes the first Mon- Thomas Alexander, Robert Aiken, John Bivens, E. V. Butler, Ruf us Cars- well, W. A. Clontz, M. H. Cooper, N. Read Mr. J. A. Shaping's ,Cha' ,R' C r Dale, Wallace Deitz, J. P. Denton, I. two-COlumn advertisement in S. Duckworth, Walter Forney, Bayard th is paper. Mr. Shuping is Huffman, John Kizer, Sidney Kincaid atrent for the sale of the J A-OTlIS J6""af . o vrD,. t -v -v : n tt ur T3-v.Aii uaker Bath Cabinet, which, R. G. prcsnen, Alfred Roper, J. w. as he savs. is a food thincrJ Rudisill. C. M. Stenhens. D. F. Shu - o Il i We have tried it ford, L.. W. Singleton, Vance Tate, Wm. Walker (Quaker Meadow), P. A SUDSCribe lor THE .NEWS. Winkler. Oti Rhne. The first part of each year is set apart by all up-to-date merchants as a time to clean up all odd lots, straighten out everything and get ready for business. We have placed some rare bargains, and there are other lots that must be sold. We don't hold them for profit; we want fresh, new goods in their places. . We will, for the next sixty days, have almost daily arrivals of fresh, new spring goods. We bought early this season, as everything looked like advancing prices, and it turned out just as we expected, for prices have gone up at a sharp rate on many lines. HANDKERCHIEFS. Our line of Handkerchiefs is a strong one. We are mak ingarunona kerchief for 1 cent that pleases all the children. Garden Seeds are going off by the hundred every day. Come and supply yourselves early or you will be left. TOMATOES. We will sell Standard Tomatoes (packed by Corpening) for 8 cts. per can. CORN. Best packed Sweet Corn at only 10 cents. Fair 44 44 44 44 44 5 cents. Cheese per lb., at only 15c. Gilt Edge Shoe Polish at only 15c. We are making some improvements in our store. We have enlarged both our Clothing and Shoe Departments. We have been so crowded up in these departments that to get additional room is a great convenience to us as well as to make it more pleasant to our customers in showing these lines. We are better prepared to please everybody this season than ever. We know our prices are right and we intend to give the best store service in the town. Thanking everybody who gave us their patronage in the past we are still ready and anxious to please. Yours respectfully, J. L. AIDEESOI & CO.