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MORG ANTON HARDW'RE
COMPANY. Dealers in Hardware, Cutlery, Guns, Oils, Glass Puttv-Cooking- Stoves, Mow ing" and Harvesting-Machines. HPHE widespread promi- a nence and popularity of the above institution is such as to render it unneccessary for us tod well at length on its per sonnel or their excellent faci lities for conducting a suc cessful business. This enter prise is a consolidation of two stores operated respectively bv T. I. Gillam & The Reid Hardware Company which were bought by the prese'nt company four years ag-o who have not onlv maintained the high reputation of the houses but have steadily increased its scope of operations and facilities adequate to meet the requirements of thepublic until to-day it stands as one of leading institution of its character in Western North Carolina. The clever pro prietors, Messre. R. T. Clay wrell and H. W. ConnellV, na- tives of this city, are well known business men, bearing unsullied reputation for hones ty and integrity and injoy the confidence of all who know them both in business and social circles. In all of their transaction s they are liberal ever on the alert toaccomodate their customers. Th&CCmSV-lV- laro-twof storv brick building- located on Union St. and which is es pecially adapted to their busi ness. Their stock is large and varied including- every article handled by modern hardware dealers, such as foreign and domestic hardware, cultury, Guns, Farming- implements, Paints, Oils, Glass, Putty, Cooking- Stoves, Mowing- and Harvesting- Machines and but has a special knack ot selecting" the nobbiest goods on the market. His stock of clothing- embraces the latest styles in all sizes and prices. The gents furnishing- depart ment is replete with the best manufactures including- an elaborate display of stylish neck wear while the hat de partment is rendered complete with the latest blocks in derbys and stylish shapes in fedoras. In a word it is the largest stock of reliable g-oods displayed in Morg-anton. Mr. Davis was born and reared in this city and is a business man of high standing in the community, enjoying; the esteeni and confidence of a host of trade and personal freinds. "His word is his bond" and making- purchases from him vou are assured of getting the best values. ever JOHN TULL. Druggist. many other things too numer ous to mention. An investi gation of their stock will con vince the most skeptical. In all it is a house with which profitable business re lation may be established. B. F. DAVIS. A Fashionable Leader in Ready Made Clothing, Hats and Gents Furnishings. IF style, beauty and elegance of finish are enducements to the public of Morganton and the surrounding country men tne ciotning emporium of Mr. B. F. Davis, ought to be the best patronized house in this city, for every thimr handled by him is of the new est and best manufacture, coupling these facts to the hearty geniality of the wide awake enterprisinggentleman who conducts this popular house, it is no use for further wonder that it ranks supreme. Mr. Davis has attained his 25th anniversary as a clothier and not only has a valuable experience in the business I. I.DAVIS &SON. Fancy Dry Ctoods, House Furnishings Notions and Shoes, of Concord, has been promi nently identmed with the com mercial interests -here for five years, having incepted the above business in 1895 and he well-known to the people is IN sketching the drug inter ests of Monranton for our industrial edition we have in the exponent above mentioned a successful and enterprising business man and a highly re spected citizen of sterling qualities whose manifest ear nestness in consulting the in terests of the common wealth has won for him the confidence of all who know him both in business and social circles and the best proof of the esteem m-wfricir he- is" held b v fife townsmen is in the fact that during May of last year he was elected to the highest office wnthin the gift of his city her chief magistrate. Of a determined mind and a strict adherence to those stur dy principles of justice to one and all, he has served his peo ple well and is a wTorthy m cumberent. Many internal improvements to the city have been wrought under his ad ministration. Mr. Tull opened to the public the above business twenty years ago and its long standing is palpable evidence of the well defined and honest business methods of thepopu- t -mm- - iar proprietor. MR. Tull is Pharmaceutical graduate, hav ing graduated from Philadel phia with honors. He gives tne businesspersonalattention which ensures accuracy in the compounding all medicines I i r it , aua cci v una.se oi tne aruo- business. His salesroom which is located on the Cor. Union & Church St. especially adapt ed to the drug line. He car ries a complete line of pure drugs,patentmedicines,Toilet articles Sponges, brushes. perfumes, in fact every thing usually handled by modern drugmst. We can but add that Mr. Tull, has conduct ed his business in such a man ner as to elicit the confidence of all and is worthy of the large patronage which he now enjoys. IF a city is to be judged by its progressive business houses (and that is the only fair test of its claim to high position amongitssister cities) Mess. I. I.. Davis & Son are certainly entitled to the great est credit in establishing a name for Morganton in the category of commercial cen ters of North Carolina, of which any city may well be proud. A description of this house is necessarily inade quate and it is a case .where the stock and the handsomely appointed brick building must be seen to be appreciated. It is especially pleasant tor us to mention in this special edi tion those firms who thor oughly understand and re spond liberaly to the demands of increasingtrade. The foun der of this business, Mr. I.. I Davis and his son Mr. W. I. Davis stand conspicuously in the front ranks of the com mercial arena of this city and can only be classed among the most enterprising and saga cious business men of the Old North State, who conduct bus iness upon the most metropol itan and liberal plans adher ing closely to honesty in all transactions. Tbi..business dates its.'vrn- ception from 1864 and has been under the most success oper ating. since, steadily increas ing its scope of trade and fa cilities to meet the require- ments of thepublic. The stock handled embraces an immense and varied line of dry goods, including the latest domestic makes and importations in silks andexquisitedressgoods notions, fancy goodsand house furnishings of every descrip tion while the shoe depart- ment is replete with the goods of a numbes of the celebrated manufactures of the country. To the efforts of this house can be abscribed in a great measure the growth and pros per ity of Morganton; for the genial proprietors are always identified with and liberally support any measure calcu lated to redound to the better ment of their citv and rounding country. W. A. LESLIE. throughout this section of country bearing an enviable reputation for the liberal man ner upon which he conducts his business held in the esteem of a host of trade and personal friends. His salesroom is large and magnificently equip ped for. the successful prose cution of the drug business. In stock is carried every men tionable drug of the best quali ty, tested patent medicines, toilet goods, perfumery, artist materials, spectacles and eye glasses. Hemakesa specialty of compounding physician pre scriptions, and giving this de partment his personal atten tion insures accuracy in every particular. In addition to thedrugbusi ness Mr. Leslie conducts a well equipped Soda Fountain, serving the year round hotand cold drinks, the latest light beverages. His salesroom is fitted with highly polished oak furniture and fixtures, presenting a tasty and attrac tive appearance makinga visit to his store -well wrorth the time. MOUNTAIN HOTEL. R. Williams. Prop. Subscribe for The News. sur- Druggist. A FTER making a tour of inspection for the pur pose of gathering data for com piling our special endustrial edition of Morganton we are prepared to setf orth the state ment that no where in this section of North Carolion can be found a more inviting and superbly equipped drug store than the one operated by Mr. W. A. Leslie. Mr. Leslie, the efficient and popu lar proprietor, while a native THE management of the above hostelry makes the Mountain Hotel a credit to lUUlailLUU CLllKX lb lauuc which meets the approval and hearty support of all commercial travelers. . . It was reopened and newly furnished throughout five months ago by Mr. R. Wil liams wrho has conducted it since building up a patronage for the house that will ever speak . of it as being an all round well managed and equipped hotels! Mr. Wil liams is a native of this city, bearing an unsullied reputa tion for honesty and integrity a sagacious and enterpris ing business man whoiafound at home in all the phases of the hotel business and ever on the alert to furnish every pos sible accommodation to his guests. The building is a commodi ous one -with a number of large airy rooms well furnished, the cuisine and service is unexcel led, the table being supplied with all the luxuries , of the market while there alw-ays in attendance polite and courti ous waiters. Travelling men and thepub lic in general will find at the Mountain Hotel all the con veniences of the most modern house. We heartily commend the same to all. The News and The Atlan ta Weekly Constitution both one year for $1.40.