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. - - - - - - v. .... - .... . ..CL ferrw . ' Tfcie Bnurk Sroiity Mgw0 FIRST OF AXjIj THB NBWS. VOL.11. MORCANTON. N. C. FRIDAY. OCT. 26, 1900. NO.42. 1 i ii LOCAL AHD FEHC0UAL. Mr. Walter Brem is in town. Only one week from next Tuesday until the election. See appointments for local speakers in another column. Capt. Edm und Jones and Mr. George Estes, of Lenoir, were here yesterday and to day. Simmons supporters with persimmons pinned upon the lapel of their coats where numerous in Morgan ton last Saturday. Death of an Infant. A little son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Clay well, about four months of age, died last night at 12 o'clock, from bronchitis. The little one had been ill for about a week. The remains were laid to rest at the Mor gaiiton cemetery this afternoon at 4 o'clock. The family have the sincere sympathy of the entire community. Tuesday's Frethet. The h a y r in s of Monday nirht and Tuesday swelled th water coursestoenormous proportions. The Catawba river reached a height Tues day evening within two feet of the high iron bridge at the McDowell farm and the water w as over the bottoms for miles along the stream. Thousands of bushels of corn and a great quantity of roughness was washed away along -Catawba and Johns rivers and their various tributaries. Sheriff McDowell, Messrs. Goodson and Brittain, on theMcDowell farm, and Mr. Joseph W. Simpson, near Glen Alpine, are among the heavy losers. Buxton and Fortune. There was a joint discussion at the Court House in Mor gan ton Tuesday night between Hon. J. C. Buxton, democratic candidate for Congress, and Hon. J. B. Fortune, independ ent republican candidate for the same office. A big crowd heard the speeches. Mr. Buxton held up his side on national issues in his usual able manner. The most in teresting feature of the occas ion, however, was Mr. For tune's expose of republican tricks in conventionsand other places, at times telling tales n some local reoubncans and ripping" Soencer Blackburn UP the back. Mr. Fortune believes that he will get a big yote in the district. liUATOU AHD They Speak in Hercaatca to a Large uuienns ucctirel xnth Great Dsao&strctissa cf Eattadisa. Hon. J. C. Buxton and Hon. F. M. Simmons spoke in Mor ganton last Saturday to a court house full of people. Quite a numbe r of ladies graced the oc casion. The entrance of Bux ton and Simmons to the hall was greeted by perfect storms of applause. Mr. Buxton made a fine im pression on our people and Burke will roll up a big major ity for him. His speech was based on argument rather than an appeal to passion, and al though he spoke for nearly two hours the interest did not lag and the last patriotic utterance of the speaker was as energet ically applauded as the first. Mr. Simmons touched on the threatened attack on our amendment by the Republicans, and declared that he would de fend the amendment anywhere, in any court, as well as the men who helped to ratify it. He then discussed the emperial istic policy and tendency to wards colonialism of the Re publican party, and wound up with trusts and the remedy of fered by the Damocratic party for the evils the people suffer from them. Mr. Simmons did not one time mention the sen atorial contest. CoL Pearson Falli and Breaks His Knee Cap. A telegram from Mr. Frank Linney, at Pilot Moun tain, received yesterday morn ing, announced that Col. W. S. Pearson had fallen and broken his knee-can. The Darticular3 of the accident have not yet been received. The following dispatch from Winston-Salem, dated yesterday, appeared in to-day's Uharlotte uoserver: "Col. W. S. Pearson, Dem ocratic elector for this eongres -sional district, who has been making a joint canvass with elector, fell at Pilot Mountain loaf n'urht and broke his knee- cap, necessitating hiscancelling his engagement lor to-aay. n is feared that he will not be able to resume his canvass before the election." . Another telegram, received here to-day from Pilot Moun tain, states that Col. Pearson is suffering a great deal and cannot yet be brought home. Mrs. Pearson left thU after noon for Pilot Mountain. Col. Pearson's numerous friends here were pained to hear of his misfortune. He has the heart-felt sympathy of The News and we smcerely trust that he may soon be him self again. About our New Fall Stock of Clothing is due the public, and we herewith give a very short, terse mention of same. Never in our history have we had so large and varied display of brand-new, stylish and fashionable Clothing. Everything is new, fresh, bright, clean and seasonable, and a few moments inspection of our goods will repay you and convince you that we cannot be equalled for variety of dis play, quality of goods and lowness of prices. 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