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LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mrs. W. R. Marbut has en larged and otherwise im proved her school room, adding-very much to its beauty and comfort. Rev. R. H. Parker, pastor of the Morganton Methodist church, is taking a couple of weeks' rest in Asheville. Mrs. Parker is with him. Rev. Thorn well Jacobs will be absent from town on next Sunday and Rev. Jesse Pag-e has consented to preach at the Presbyterian church at 10:30 a. m. Fons Kincaid and Mamie Bettis, a Morganton couple of color, were married last night. The bride is a daugh ter of "Aunt Mandy," of the Sterling street jestaurant. Mr. Horatio Patterson left this evening for Richmond, Va., where he has procured a position. He was accom panied by Mrs. Simpson, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. W. W. McGalliard, and whose home is in Richmond. Dr. E. S. Warlick desires that his patrons make a note of his removal to the dwelling formerly occupied by Mr. H. W. Connelly, on Green street, where he may be found at all times, day or night, when not professionally called away. Drowned Last Sunday. While in bathing in the Catawba river about 200 yards above the iron bridge on the Lenoir road last Sunday even ing Sam Erwin, colored, who could not swim, got into water over his head and was drowned. There were several negro boys with him but they were too small to give him any as sistance. The body was brought to shore about two hours afterwards by Charlie Moffit, yhite, who dived after it. Sam was a son of Lee Erwin and was 16 years old. He had heen driving Jones Erwin's drav waofon. Concert. A concert will be iven in the Court House next Tues uav night by a chapter of rphans from the Oxford Orphan Asvlum for the behe ht of that institution, which is now caring for about 225 orphan children, who are des titute and homeless. We be Pak for them a good house. &fPersous having hickory t m her for sale, suitable for ses and handles, will do 1 to see Payne & Nelson, ner depot. 2t. A Corn Harvester and Shreddy Mr. J. H. McNeeJy has just received a corn harvester and shredder, the first machine of the kind ever brought to the county. Besides harvesting the corn, it husks it and sacks it, placing the shattered corn, cleaned, in a seperate sack, and shreds the husks and fod der, which, it is said, makes excellent feed, stock prefer ring it to the best hay. It is claimed that there is also a great saving by the use of this machine. Mr. McNeely bought the machine principally for his own use, on his farm on Johns river, but he will pro bably also operate it on neighboring farms where his neighbors desire it. LAST CALL FOR TAXES. To the Tax-Payers of Burke County: I am compelled to collect the taxes for 1899 before Sept. 1st, as the taxes for 1900 will then be due. Every unpaid tax of 1899 will be advertised first week in September. Please settle and save trouble and cost. Respectfully, manly Mcdowell, aug-10-4t. Sheriff. FRESH FISH Three Times a Week. Best stock to be had on the market at lowest possible prices. Place your standing order with me. It will re ceive prompt attention. I only want 25 cents on the dollar. Trusting you may favor me with your orders, THOS. LOWDERMILK. Administrator's Notice. Having qualified as administrator C. T. A. of Eliza Scott, deceased, late of Burke county, N. C, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 27th day of July, 1901, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All person indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. A. F. SOMERS, Administrator C. T. A. of Eliza Scott deceased. This July 27, 1900. Administrators Notice aving qualified as administrators on the estate ol Mrs. . a. ilei tis, deceased, all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified to present them to the under signed on or before Sept. 1st, 1901 or this notice will be plead in bar of re covery, and all persons owing said es tate are requested to make immediate payment. J Boger, v W. I. Davis, This July 16. 1900. Admrs. 6t. Administrator's Notice. Having qualified as administrator C. T. A. of Bartlett Berry, deceased, late of Burke county, N. C, this to notify ' all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersignedon or before the 27th day of July, 1901, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment. p sOMERS, Administrator C. T. A. of Bartlett Berry, deceased. This July 27, 1900. MEN'S FINE SHOES. We are offering the best line of Men's Shoes ever sold on this market for the prices. All new fall shapes, made for style, comfort and durability. We guar antee every pair and are selling them on shorter profit than ever before Call and see the new shapes if you are ready for a pair. 1. 1. DAVIS & SON. New School at RUTHERFORD COLLEGE. EQUIPMENT. NEW MANAGEMENT. NEW FACULTY. ; Sgs A Superb Location, sg iple courses. Thorough work. Faculty unsurpassed y school of the kind in the State. Terms low. Stu- will receive personal attention from instructors. Session Begins August 30th. spectus and announcement will be sent on application. Address i Chas. C. Weaver, Ph. D. or, A. C. Reynolds, A. B. wE IT A TLEOIL! HERFORD COLLEGE, - - N. C. An engineer on a locomotive oils his engine a number of times every day and the engine rests half of every day. Your watch runs day and night, con- fly; but when did you have it oiled? Are the delicate parts grinding n dry jewels, to their destruction? Are watches so cheap that you can :o have yours lose all its good time keeping virtues by neglect? ng your watch to me, before the injury goes further. There may be an for its poor performance of late. I will examine it, and congratulate t needs no attention, and if it does, you pay no more than is necessary to it to perfect health. J. B. SWINDELL, Watch Repairer, MORGANTON, - - - X. C. Id storage for fresh meats. We are prepared to furnish Fresh Meats at all times and of the btst quality. We have recently added a large new refrigerator one of the best that could be bought and guarantee our meats always fresh and nice. Try us and see. We also keep a full line of fresh PLE AND FANCY GROCERIES. We do not carry any old stock. We sell our goods and are constantly adding new stock. Our prices are right. We pay highest prices for all kinds of Country Produce. Are now paying 10 cents for eggs. Native Dressed Chickens ( broilers ) in the cooler for Monday. Prompt and free delivery of all purchases. 0ITE HO. 3. G. W. JONES & CO.