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THE BURKE COUNTY NEWS,
Published Every Friday by T. G. COBB, - Editor and Publisher. Subscription Price : One Year, 75 Cents. Six Months, : 40 Three-Months, 25 " Advertising rates made known on application. Address all communications to THE BURKE COUNTY NEWS, MO KG ANTON, N. C. FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 1900. A HIGH SOCIETY LEG SHOW. A SCHOOL OF 84 CHILDREN WITH ONLY ONE TEACHER. The public school in North Morgan ton and there are no doubt others in the county like it has entirelv too many cholars for only one teacher. The attendance now numbers 84 and is daily increasing, with barely one person a lady to govern and impart knowledge to the children. This ladv, of course, docs all she can, but it is impossible for the children to jvt the attention they should have, under the present state of affairs. It is understood that thev recite only one lesson a day. It takes the whole of the six hours for the teacher to jvt around the school. Just think of a child bein! compelled to sit in a school! room and, by the way, an uncomfortable one at that for six lonjr hours and recit in it only one lesson. It looks like there is poor management somewhere. Why not divide the district, making two schools, or place two or more teachers in the present one, even if you are thereby com pelled to shorten the term. The results would be much better than from the way the school is now beinr run. Something needs to be done, and we believe with the proper effort can be done, to improve our public schools. And we should not lose sirht of the comfort f the little children as we e;o alonf. The Latest Amusement at Asbury Park is a "Trilby Party." Asbury Park, X. J., Special, 19th, to Philadelphia Record. After overcoming the object ions of doubting elders, 1G lovely society young women exhibited their feet for prizes at a "Trilby party," and now, when the jaded amusement seekers of other seashore re -sorts desire a new and daring diversion, they know where to look'for it. The "Trilby party" was given last evening at the grand Ave nue. The laughing young ladies were placed on tables behind a curtain, with their shapely tootsies dangling be neath. But, alas, for the spec tators, the pretty feet were carefully hidden beneath black silk hosiery and their pink loveliness was lacking. The judges were Henry M. A. Stiles, of Philadelphia ; Charles R. Schantz, of Asbury Park, and Mr. II. B. Bannard, of the Princeton football team. The best formed and most symmet rical foot, in the opinion of the judges, belonged to Miss Mary Y. Kidgeway, of Washington, sister of J. C Kidgeway, secre tary of the Hawaiian commis sion. The chief characteristic of Miss Kidgeway's foot was the high arch of the instep. Mrs. B. W. Andrews, of Cam den, exhibited the next pretti est foot, and the third prize, a sweet little tootsie, remarkable for its shapeliness, was won by Mrs. Dilts, of Flemington, N. J. Among the other contest ants was Miss Malum, of Phil adelphia; Mrs. Eccles, Miss Stella Eccles and Miss Jose phine West, of Trenton. Democratic County Convention. A convention of the Demo crats of Burke county is here by called to meet in the Court House in Morganton on Satur day, August 25th, at 1 o'clock p. " m., for the purpose of choosing delegates to the Democratic Congres s i o n a 1 Convention, and transacting such other business as may properly come before it. The Democrats of the dif ferent precincts of Burke county will please meet at the usual places of meeting and select delegates to the county convention according to the Democratic plan of organiza tion. By order of the executive com mittee. A. C. Avery, Jr., Aug. 11, 1000. Chm. The soothing and healing properties of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, its pleasant taste and prompt and perman ent cures, have made it a great favorite with the people everywhere For sale j by YV. A Leslie, Druggist. WANTED ! ONE HUNDRED TONS f OLD IRON of every dscri tion. including Steel, Wrought Iron and Castings such a plow shares, etc, DRY BONES of all d.,ni, tions; also old RUBBER SHOES. I pay $2.50 per ton for ul-1 Scrap Iron, $.'.00 for Heavy Iron, $5.00 per ton for l)i Bones, $10.00 per ton for ll Rubber Shoes. I also buy FURS of all kind Bear, Deer, Coon, Ottn, Rabbit and 'Possum Skins: BEEF HIDES, green or Him. Highest market prices. W.W.McGalliard, MORGANTON, X. C. mmmmmmmtmmmwmmmmnmmfmmmmn!! 1 FRUIT PRESERVING POWDERS. 1 PREVENTED A TRAGEDY. Timelv information given Mrs. Ueorge Long, of New Straitsville, Ohio, saved two lives. A frigetfnl eoucrli had long kept her avake 'very night. She had tried many remedies and doctors but steadily grewwors until tilled to try Dr. King's New Discov ery. One bottle wholly cured her; and she writes, this mar velous medicine also cured Mr. Long of a severe attack of Pneumonia. Such cures are positive proof of its power to cure all throat, chest and lung troubles. Only 50c and $1.00. Guaranteed. Trial bottle free at John TiuTs drug store. A MOTHER TELLS HOW SHE SAVED HER LITTLE DAUGH TER'S LIKE. I am the mother of eigth children and have had a great deal of experience with medicines. Last summer my little daughter had the dysentery in its worst form. We thought she would die. I tried everything I could think of, but nothing seemed to do her any good. I saw by an advertisement in our paper that Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy was highly recommended and sent and uot n bottle at once. It proved to be one ot the very best medicines we ever had in the house. It saved mv little daich ter s lite. I am anxious for every mother to know what an excellent medicine it is. Had I known it at tiit it would have saved me a great deal of anxiety and my little daughter much suffering. Yours trulv. Mus. Ok F Hi Khit k. Liberty. R. I. For ale bv W. A. Lerdie Druggist. For Sale Cheap. ? acres, ot land, adjoining lauds of J. L. Fox. Mrs. Mary Forney am! others. Will ell as a whole or in par sels. If you are interested please ad dress the owner. J. S. FOX, au:-10-4t. McAdenville, X. C. H Scott's and King's in Packages. SALIEYSIC ACID IX BULK. EE Fresh Turnip Seed. The kind that EE will come up. Sold in bulk or in pound 3 SE packages. 2 Leslie's Drug Store, i ammmiuiummuuuuuuuuumiuiumnuuimiiiuiuijft Now is the time to buy Hammocks. Prices cut in order to move them at once. Tin: Xfavs and the Tiikick-a-Week X. Y. World both one vear for SI. 35. B. S. GAITHER. Agent for Waterman Fountain Pen.