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Comety New FIRST OF THEE ISTEATS. VOL. II. MORGANTON, N. C, FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 1900. NO. 31. Biflrke LOCAL AND PERSONAL. Tin: fall session of Mrs. Iariut's school will begin r!'t. - r 1 . Mr. Morehead Avery, of UV;h-, Texas, is here on a .v i-ii 10 kinspeople. Mr-. V. S. McRary and Mr-. AU)ert Stewartare visit ing relatives in the Globe. Mis Isabel Busbee, of Ral ,111, is in Morganton, the mu t f Miss Janie Pearson. Mr. Jacob Seagle, after a visit of several weeks here, w turned to Washington last Saturday. The official vote of Burke county at the election on the 2nd inst. will be found on an other page of this issue. If you owe taxes for 1899, Sheriff McDowell, in another column, asks you to pay them before Sept. 1st and save trouble and cost. A. V. Miller, of Caldwell, and M. L. Buchanan, of Mitchell, fusionists, were elected to the Senate from this district, defeating W. E. Abernethy, of Burke, and Lucius Smith, of Yancev. Sheriff McDowell, accom panied by Mr. D. J. Hicks, went over to Lenoir Wednes day after the negro who sev eral months ago, while drink ing, shot into the house of Mr. forest Berry, near Morgan ton. The negro was working i r a Lenoir lumber company. He was brought to Morganton md placed in jail to await trial at the next criminal 'ourt. year, which was 83 cents on the hundred dollars of real estate and $2.50 on the poll. A petition was presented to the board by Mr. W. A. Townsend, signed by nearlv a hundred citizins asking for a new street leading from Mr. A. A. Connelly's to Mr. A. F. Somers', in West Morganton. Mr. Townsend and Rev. R. L. Patton spoke on the petition, urging that the prayer for the street be granted. The peti tion was referred to R. T. Claywell, L. A. Ward and T. G. Cobb, street committee, who were given power to act in the matter. The Mayor's report for the past quarter showed compar atively good order in the town during this period. The report of Mr. Isaac Lazarus, town treasurer, while not showing much money on hand at present, proved the town to be in a healthv financial condition. S ecomd Week GRAND FINAL CLEARING SALE! 333333666666 We must have more shelf room for our immense new stock which is arriving daily, hence this great sacrifice of the balance of our entire summer stock, which we offer for less than half price. Sale will continue until every article of our summer stock isdisposed of. - BURKE COUNTY S. S. CONVENTION. TOWN COMMISSIONERS. Their Meeting Tuesday Night Taxes Levied for 1900. 1 he town commissioners p'u' m regular session Tues- ,;- night, the Mavor and all commissioners present -x,.pt Mr. R. T. Clavwell, v -: was unable to attend on 'count of sickness. The l:!al routine of business was through with, and the levy for 1900 was made cents on the hundred dol- - "t real estate and $2.25 : 'he poll. This is some 11 v r than the lew for last Program of the Seventh Annual Meet ing, to be Held at Linville Church August 15-16, 1900. WEDNESDAY MORNING. 1010:30 Devotional Exercises. Words of welcome Rev. James Postell. 10:30-11:30 Annual Address, by I.T. Avery, President. Cristian Patriotism. 11,3012 Reading Minutes of last meeting. Reports from schools. 121:30 Dinner. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 1:30 2 Missionary effort in the S. S. How to make Mission Schools a success. 25:30 The best methods of teaching. Work illustrated. How to teach the lesson. How to teach the review. WEDNESDAY NIGHT. 8- 9:30 The Story of an Orphan Boy. Rev. Thornwell Jacobs. Adjourned with praise and prayer. THURSDAY MORNING. 9- 12 The Bible. Old New Testament. Law, History, Poetry, Prophecy. Open discussion. Memorizing Sacred Text. Favorite book, chapter and verse. THURSDAY AFTERNOON. 25 Election of officers for ensuing year. Selection of place for next meeting. General suggestions for the good of the work. Closing Thanksgiving service. Final adjournment. 'otk..-All male delegates are ex pected to enter into a discussion of the . . . - i U.-hj different topics, ana in aauiuon Jones. Jacobs, Postell and Williams, W. S. Pearson, P. W. and Thomas Patton and J. A. Lackey have bcjn specially invited to take part. All oth.-r on.-m.rh interested to attend will crin.iw- hpnr.l from. Music will be made one of the chief features of the occasion, including solos and choruses. Light calico, per yard 3c " lawn,s 44 3c Entire balance of lawns, dim ities and organdies that sold at lOcts., our clear ing price per yd 5c All our 12lA and 15cts or gandies, lawns, dimites and percales, our clear ing price, per yd 7c Linen crash that sold at 10c, clearning price per yd 5c Summer worsted dress goods, 15cts quality, to clear up, per yd 7yc Best grade of french ging hams, per yard 10c Misses shirt waist 25c Yard wide bleached domes tic, 8c value, per yd 6c Ladies' white duck skirts, to clear up, each 40c Ladies' white P Kand linen crash skirts, each 75c Men's crash and straw hats,, were 25c, 15c Men's crash and straw hats, were 50c, to clear up, 25c Men's suits, were $5.00, to clear up, $2.75 Med's suits, were $8.00, to clear up, $5.50 Men's suits, were $10, to clear up, $7.50 Boys' suits, ware $4.00, re duced to $2.25 Boys' suits, were $5.00, re duced to $3.75 Boys' suits, were $8.00, re duced to $5.50 Ladies' Oxfords that sold at $3.00 and $2.50, reduced to the one uniform price, for choice, $1.50 Ladies' Oxfords that sold at $1.75 and $1.50, reduced to the one uniform price, for choice, $1.00 Ladies, Oxfords that sold at $1.25, re duced to 75 cts. Ladies' Oxfords that sold at $1.00 and 75 cts., reduced to 50 cts.