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The Buirke VOL. II. MORGANTON, N. C. FRIDAY, DEC. 28, 1900. NO. 52. . CoMinity Ne Twentieth Century Masque a THE SOCIAL EVENT OF THE SEASON, AT THE COURT HOUSE NEXT MONDAY NIGHT, DEC. 31ST. A BIG CEOWD WILL ATTEND AND A JOYFUL TIME EXPECTED. IS Proceeds Go to the Confederate Bazaar and the Morganton Band. The social event of the sea son will take place next Mon dav night at the Court House in Morganton, beginning at 9 o'clock the masque ball to be given by the young men of the town for the benefit of the Confederate Bazaar and the Morganton Band. Invitations have been vent out to other towns and a large number of visitors are expected besides fie big crowd of home people who will attend. The invita tions read as follows: You are invited to attend a Twentieth Century Masque Ball at Morganton December Thirty-first, Nineteen Hundred, Nine P. M. The committees are as follows: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. C. M. McDowell, Chairman. -s. R. S. Gaithkk. J. W. Wilson, Jr. Z. V. Bkittain, Sec. LeRoy Schell, Tres. FLOOR MANAGER. Hon. John H. Peakson. INVITATION COMMITTEE. S. R. Cjli.ktt. I. P. Jktek. A. C. Avery, Jr. J. C. Miller. E. II. Hallybuktox. W. McKesson. I. Davis. L. RECEPTION COMMITTEE. W. A. Leslie:. Z. T. Corpening-. J. E.'Erwix. F. P. Tate. Alex Murphy. A. W. Malone. G. M. COLLKTT. HONORARY COMMITTEE. John Titll. D. C. Peakson. (). A. Betts. I). J. Hicks. V. C. Ervin. N. Lazarus. M. B. Kibler. The price of admission in mask is one dollar for gentle men, ladies free. Tickets for both ladies and gentlemen must be secured at Gaither's I. M. Taylor. C. E. Ross. E. Frisard. Edwin Camp. Geo. L. Phieer. M. Silver. A. M. Ingold. book store, as no tickets will be sold or money received at the door. No one will be ad mitted without a ticket. The Morganton Band will furnish the music for the ball. Hefner-Tate. Mr. Hefner, of Hickory, and Miss Willie Tate, daugh ter of Esq. H. C. Tate, of Burke, were married at the circuit parsonage in Morgan ton, bv Rev. J. W. Jones, on Wednesday, the 26th, and left for the groom's home the same day. The News . ex tends cangratulations and best wishes. To My Friends. I feel it my duty to return niv heartfelt thanks for the kindness shown my wife dur injr her sickness and for the assistance of all ladies and gentlemen who were so kind and good to share a part of my grief and troubles. I will ever remember them as the kindest of friends. Respectfully, R. Williams. We know it has been the custom with country weeklies not to issue a paper Christmas week, hut we preferred to send out a paper, even if it is only a half sheet. We know it would have been satisfactory with our readers for us to have taken a week off: but ve are satisfied as it -is. However, we ask local advertisers to bear witn us for this one week. Issuing only a half sheet, we did not have space for all ad vertisements. Miss Liza Smith is still se riously ill at the home of her father in Morganton. If you would have au appetite like a bear and a relish for your meals take Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets. They correct disorders of the stomach and regulate the liver and: bowels. Price, 25 cents. Sam pies free , at W. A , Leslie's drug store. The best form of Blank Option-for sale at The News' office. Hall's Family Pill arc the best. STATE HOSPITAL NOTES. Personal Mention and Items of Hews by Our Eegnlar Hospital Reporter, A child of Rev. W. K.Houk has measles. Miss Pattie McAdams is visiting at her home in Ala mance this week. All of the employees here those of the sporting kind went bird hunting Tuesday. Mrs: L. A. Brittain and son Eugene, of Dallas, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Walton. Misses Ha Kincaid, Lillie Patton and Mamie Stacy spent a day or two at Nebo the past week. Mr. James B. Murphy came home Saturday from Horner School, Oxford, to spend the holidays. Rev. George Long, of Con- over, spent two days with Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Grady, near the Hospital, last week. Mr. Walter Nelson, of Pat terson, visited his brother here, Mr. John L. Nelson, last week for a day or two. Mr. J. S. Parsons was called to the home of his mother, in Caldwell count', last week by the critical sickness of the later. Mr. George Marsh came up Tuesday evening from Atlan ta on a visit to his mother, Mrs. C. A. Marsh, at the Hospital. Mrs. J. H. 0. Carter and her mother, Mrs. Williams, went to Bessemer City Wed nesday on a visit for awhile with relatives. Nellie, the 18-months-old child of Mr. John F. Wood ward, died on Wednesday of last week. The family have the deep sympathy of every one. this beiner the second child to die in about ten days. Everybody seems to have had a satisfactory Christmas in and about the Hospital, though it is perpetual with Andrew Scroggs and Johny Maclachlan, it seems, tor they continue hilarious and joyful in the midst of their toy shops. Dec. 26, 1900. Scribo. Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that Contain Hercnry as mercury will surelv destroy "the sense of smell and completely "derange the whole system when entering it through the mucious surface. Such articles should never , be used " except on prescriptions, -from .reputable phy stcians, as the damage they will uo is ten fold to the good "-you can possibly derive-irom I", them. Hall s Catarrh Cure, man u fact ufetl by F. J. Cheney Co.,. Toledo,; Ch," contains no mercury. and is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surface of the system. In buying Hall s Catarrh Cure be sure vou tret the irenuine. It istaken internally, and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testi monials free Sold by Druggists, pnc ic. per LOCAL AITB PEESOUAL. Mr. W. C. Newland, of Le noir, is here to-day. A special term of Burke Superior Court begins on Monday, Jan. rfth. Our popular Register of Deeds, Mr. J. Hamp Giles, has been confined to his home for several days from sickness. .Mr. and Mrs. Zennie Mc- Galliard left on the 25th for Baltimore. Mrs. McGalliard goes to Johns Hopkins Hos pital for treatment. The many friends of Mr. Harrison Golloway will be sorry to learn that his condi tion does not improve. He is now critically ill at his home in West Morganton. Mr. J. D. Berrv, who re- cently moved to the Michaux farm on John's River, was in town Saturday. He has bought a good farm on Upper Creek in Burke county, but will not get possession till next year as it was rented be fore he purchased. Lenoir Topic. V Mr. Geo. Thomason, who recently sold his farm near Lenoir, has bought a farm near Table Rock, in Burke countv. We regret to lose Mr. Thomason from our county, but congratulate our neighbors in Burke upon se curing him. He came here several years ago from Cataw ba. Lenoir Topic. The Baby Takes After Its Mother. Lenoir Topic. The late Dr. A. A. Scroggs, of Lenoir,-was one of the best men that ever lived in Cald well, or any where else, for that matter, but no one ever accused him of being particu larly handsome. But his grand-son took a prize for good looks at a baby show at Morganton last week. TORTURED A WITNESS. nse suffering was tn- dured by witness T. L. Martin, of Dixie, Ky., before he gave this evidence: ll coughed every night until my throat was nearly raw; then tried Dr. King's New Diicovery which gave instant relief. I have used it in my family for years and recommend it as the great est for Coughs, and all Throat, Chest and Lung troubles. It will stop the worst cough, and not only prevents but abso luetly cures Consumption. Price 50c and $1.00. Every lottIe guaranteed. Trial bot tles free at John Tull Drug Store.