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IN THE
YELLOW TOBACCO
DISTRICT.
$2.00 a Year ; 6 Mos. $1.00.
i .1 -t U -1 ' ' ; ; t i ' - ,
ADVERTISING
'MEDIUM.
fsaRaies on Application.
TJI AD It- MANNING,!
ICditorand f rop'r.
Carolina, Carolina, Heaven's Blessings Attend Her."
S I T I t OTi 1 1 ,TIO
$V.4K n "V'er.
VOL. VI.
H END Eli SON, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1887.
NO. 7.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
WAUD'S WOES,
Maxey's, Ga., January, 1886.
For twelve or lourtedti yeara I have
been a gr-at sufferer from a terrribte
Ivrin of blood poison which ran into the
Hecondary,auU tiuallv it wan protiounced
a tertiary form. My bead, lace and
shoulders became almost a mass of cr
rptioiu and liually the di-ae com
menced eating 1 vay my kidi bnes. I
became ho. t blv renulni ve tbat for
three years 1 ao-olutely refused to let
peopte 8ee me. I'used larjre q lantitie
f most noted bl i d remedies au 1 ap
plied to noarly 1 1 physicians near me,
but my condition c ntinuel to yrow
worse, and all said I mustsuie'v die. My
1 oi beciH ? the seat of exriicutin
aches and pains ; my logins wer pa-H i
iu misery ; I -am?, reduced in IbMi ana
wireiitb ; my kidneys wre lerribiy de
railed, aid Hie tecm a burden to me
I Lanced to s. e au advertisement of
li. B. li. and sent one dollar to '.V. C.
llirchinore & ('o.. merchants - f ourplce
at:d limy procured one botilnf r me. It
Was ued to dcdod benefit, and when
eiglit or ten bottles had bttmi ustd I was
pronounced snnid and will.
Hundred or cars can . ov be seen on
rns looking iik a man who ha i b'i-n
burned and then restored. My case was
wed known iu this count , a. id tor the
benetit of others who may le similarly
atf cte !, I think it my duty to uiv 1 tie
la-ts to tne public, atid to x?eirl my
heartfelt thanks torso aluabl j a ri'inwly
I have been well over tvlve months,
and 110 return ol the di-spas- has occur-, d
KOliL'IiT WARD.
Maxky's, d , January, iHftf vv, the
undersigned, know Mr. Robert Vrar',
Kiid -ake pleasure in saying that the lac. -ab-tve
staied hy him a true, and ih.u
Jiis wa tih id' the vir-.t ea-- of Kl'iod
1'oisou we ever knew 111 our c runty an t
that he lias been cured by the use of H.
iJ. li. H -tnic ltio. d Haini
A. T. Hkigii rwKLL-. Merchant.
v . ('. Hihiiimokk iV Co.. Merchants.
.1. H. liKKill WELL, M D.
JnllN 1'. H AKT,
Y. li. t AMl'ltKLIn
All who desire full information about
lh auie and cure of Blood Poison,
hcrofula and Scr fiilm- Swellings, Ul
cers, rores, Rheumatism, Kidney U0111
plaint", Catarrh, etc , can secure by mail
free, a copy o our 3-J-pajrH 1 leu-t rat-d
Hook tit Wonders tilled with the most
womte.rfuf and startling proof ever be
lore kuowu. Addres,
BLOOD BALM CO..
AllantM, Ga.
ANNOUNCEMENT!
o
The undersigned havinr purchased tho
interest of M r. M. N. Parri-sh in I he con
cern of Thomason A Parrish. desires to
pay to his numerous friends and cus
tomers rhat he will continue the mer
cantile business at the same p'ace, un
der the firm name and style of
II. TIIOMASOX,
AVhcre may be found at all times a full
line of 'ieneral Merchandise, Dry Good,
Notions. Shoes, Hate, Wood ai-d WjU
low Ware, Glas Ware, ('roekny. Staple
mid Fancy (5rocorio, Provisions, Ac,
Ac, all of which will be sold at
YERY LOAY PRICES
ov
Und-rstand us: We 1-eep a fresh and
reliable stock and hell Roods lor profit,
but wti are ciiteut wi'h selling a heap r
them and making it out of ihn many and
not the l-w, and can and will sell you as
od bargains as any reliable house. We
have hut oue price, and that always the
loirrxt.
We are headquarters for the farmers
and keep even ihin they want at "hard
time'' prices. In mr
O
PROVISION DEPRTMEXT
Wh have I'OR.V, M K AT, MEAL.
I,0''K, SUGAK, COFKEK. LAKD,
NY HUP. MOHSKKS SALT, FISH.
WHEAT BKAN, SH IP STUFFS. Ac,
allot which we sell at prb to suit the
condition of ih urohaser when tobacc-j
is low and money is scarce.
Special atntion is called to our
FLOU K, a large ot of the best brands of
which w alwaH keep n band. When
you want a R0,d barrel of a No. 1. tine
family Hour we en sed you a bargain.
Verv Kespectfullv,
H. T11DM A SON.
Successor to Thoniasou t- Parrish.
Those who Die
Must le cared for as well as those who
live, and the place to go fr burial cases
of every description, is the jld and re
liable
Undertaking Establishment
of JOHN' M. BAKNE. A full "line of
f'ollins all styles and sizes and we
positively will make it to the advantage
of customers to examine our stock be
fore buying elsewhere. Large lot me
tabc case, imitation rosewood, tine
walnut and c!o'h covered Collins always
on hand front which to select. People
do well to give me a call as
I CAN AND WILL UNDERSELL THE
TOWN.
Fine Hearse and pair of Black Horses
always at command at modrre priefs.
Ready at all times to wait on customers,
day or night. Having long beeu in the
Undertaking busituss. I fe.d that I un
derstand the wants and necessities of my
custoinrs and I guaiantee satisfaction
in very instance.
We keep also in stock a fine line ot
lurniture, mattresses, Ac, which we sell
very reasonably. Also agent for tirst- and agreeable, build a pair of panta
class marble works. 1 , , , ,
Thai. king my friends and customers
lor their generous patronage in tlte past,
and hoping to merit a continuance of the
name in future, I am.
Very Kespectfullv,
JOHN M. BARNES,
Henderson, N. C.
OnlyS,lc
Y ALU ABLE REL ESTATE FOR
SALE.
I will sell ona hundred valuablebuild
ing lot in the town of Henderson,
N. C. Persons wishing to purchase will
do veil to callaud see me. I will make
the tortus easv.
jAS, II. LASSITER,
Henderson. N. C
AGRICULTURAL.
Good and Bad Farming.
Some Practical Thoughts for the Far
mer to Consider.
Franklintoa Weekly.
There are a few plain facts that con
stitute the a. b. c's of success in farm
ing. These are indispensable and the
man who is not perfectly cognizant of
them will never succeed. The first is,
that a man must actually work six
good full days in each and every week,
and fifty two weeks in a year to make
much of a success in any business.
This is absolutely necessary to make a
living in most lines of business, but in
fanning a man may live and work
about half his time, but he will always
be pressed for money to meet his bills.
As a proof of this assertion, we ask you
to select the most successful farmer
you know, we don't mean the man
who can talk most learnedly on the
theory of agriculture, but the man who
puts the greatest amount of clear cash
in his pocket and see how he works.
The second element is variety of
crops. This is the newspaper man's
old hackneyed stand by. Every news
paper man almost at this season of the
year, offers a lew suggestions gratis to
the farmers along this line. With this
apology for mentioning this feature we
I will proceed a little more in detail on
this point. We must raise plenty of
feed for all kinds of stock. The va
rious grasses should take the lead as
they are cheast. Cat-tail millet
seed, projerly cared for, are worth
more than their weight in pure refin
ed gold. Millo maize is a valuable
crop; Indian corn planted thick for
fodder is good. Oats, turnips and
sweet potatoes are simply invaluable
for stock feeding. Stock raising pays
nice profits if the feeding is lileral
and intelligent, but without variety of
crops there is no feed, without feed
there is no stock, without stock there
is no manure, and without manure
there is no success in farming. It will
not do to dejend entirely on com
mercial fertilizers. A farmer who keepc
two horses, two cows, and raises half a
dozen porkers a year ought, and can
raise a thousand loads of good barn
yard manure in a year. This will
make ten aeres of land almost rich,
and in a few years will put his farm in
good condition. The man however
who is afraid he will work too much,
buys guano and uses that alone, and
he and his land both get poorer and
poorer year by year until he has to
sell even his cotton seed to the oil
mills to pay his mortgage at tne ena
C . V - . .... 1 ' L 1 1- t 11 t
01 uie year. i uiuiueiii s uiuuyiu win
convince any man that tins is
1 UlllUUX
Why it will take within the neighbor
hood of 40,000 to pay the last years
guano bill for this township. Think
of it. We would not be understood
as saying that this is a clear loss, but
we do unhesitatingly say that it does!
"UUIU1'"C,U l,a;auuiiC tl
...;n
UUl IilLUl LIV-Vl LVJ lilting 1ULU1
dirt, muck, woods mould, &c, to com
post with cotton seed or stable manure.
Often we have suggested that it would
not pay to haul certain things. His
stereotyped reply was, "mix plenty of
cotton seed and stable manure with it
and it will do good." So we would
say use plenty of cotton seed and good
barn yard manure, compost, &c, and
then mix commercial fertilizers with
and it will do good. This is part of
what we mean by saying the success
ful farmer must raise a variety of
crops.
The next item is to steer clear of
the present system of tenant farming.
It will certainly result in the ruin of
teams, tools, land, land owner, and
tenant, and quite frequently some of
their neighbors.
A very important thing is to keep
out of debt. A gentleman in our of
fice a day or two since said, he could
buy corn for sixty cents a bushel for
casn, and one aouar ami u n ctms yu
lime. Could anything be more ruin-
1 .1 j.rr 1 .i-
OUSi
The successful farmer certainly
never can travel that road.
The need of the hour is
will work; girls who can
husk corn and feed cattle
plow and ;
and chop'
wood; girls who can support husbands,
play on the piano, cook, talk politics,
spank babies, make a home pleasant
loons, paint a landscape, darn stock
ings, and the thousands and one other
little things that go to make home a
home m reality. The dear young men
of the period who are spending their
time and money in loafing around
town, somking cigars and drinking
"prohibition," must have just such
wives as this
tney will suffer for
necessaries of life. Electric Light.
Deferance to a woman is always an
element in the character of a true gen-
tleman.
THE CREEDS OF THE BELLS.
How sweet the chime of the Sabbath bells.
Each one its creed in irniic tel
In tones that float upon the air,
As soft as song, as pure as prayer;
And I will put in simple rhyme
The language of the soldetf chime.
My happy heart with rapture swells
Kspoiisive to the bells, sweet bells.
"In deeds of love excel ! excel !"
Chimed out from ivied towers a bell;
"This is the church not built on sands,
Emblem of one not built with hands;
Its forms aiid sacred rites revere.
Come worship here ! come worship here
Its rituals and faith excel 1"
Chimed out the Episcopalian bell.
"O hped the ancient landmarks well !"
In solemn tones exclaimed a bell !
"No progress made by mortal man
(,in change the just eternal plan;
With God there can be nothing new;
Ignore the false, embrace the true.
While all is well ! is well ! is well !"
Pealed out the good old Dutch church bell.
"O swell ! ye purifying waters, swell !"
In mellow tones rang out a bell,
"Though faith alone in Christ can save,
Man must be plunged beneath the wave,
To show t lie world unfaltering faith
In what the sacred Scriptures saith;
O swell ! ye rising waters, swell!"
Pealed out the clear-toned Baptist bell.
"Not faith alone, but works as well,
Must test the soul !" said a soft bell;
"Come here and cast aside your load,
And work your way along the road,
With faith 'in Cod, and faith in man,
And hope in Christ, where hope began,
Do well ! do well ! do well ! do well !"
Rang out the Unitarian bell.
"Farewell! farewell! base world fare
well!" In touching tones exclaimed a bell;
"Life is a boon, to mortals given,
To lit the soul for bliss in Heaven;
Do not invoke the avenging rod.
Come here and learn the way to God;
Say to the world, farewell ! farewell !"
Pealed forth the Presbyterian bell.
"To all the. truth we tell ! we tell !"
Shouted in ecstacies a bell;
"Come :ill ye weary wanderers, see !
Our Lord has made Salvation free !
Repent, believe, have faith and then
Be saved, and praise the Lord Amen !
Salvation's free, we tell ! we tell !"
Shouted the Methodistic bell.
Why Jacob Wept After Kissing Rachel.
Maiue Labor Advocate.
It still remains an unsettled question
why Jacob wept after kissing Rachel.
Some writers claim Rachel slapped his
face, while others think he wept be
cause he had not kissed . her before,
and thus lost so much good kissing
that he might have had; possibly
Rachel bit him. although no mention
is made of her being a biter or a kick
er. She is reported as being beautiful.
If this be true, arid she kept her face
clean and her hair banged, we don't
see what Jacob had to cry about
weeping is sometimes caused by ex
cessive joy, and maybe Jake had one
of these spells come over him, hence
this shedding of brine. Probably
Rachel threatened to tell her mama,
! but Jacob had no need of being afraid
I or that, for she would not have told it
i nnv more than the trirl wrmld nmv Tf
. ,d be h R h d
ing onions,
the mystery would be solv
i 1
it once aiiI I ::ob would be justi
fied in telling: if Jake wept because
Rachel couldn't let him kiss her again,
he snowed himself to be a regular
boody, because Rachel's elder sister,
who was equally as good looking, was
! rnndinnr on the nther udf nf fhp niimn
, o r v
hankering to be kissed, and Jacob
should have wiped off his chin, and
gone and done the square thing by
his intended sister-in-law, instead o
making a laughing stock of himself for
4,000 years to come. Some have said
that Jacob was so anxious to sample
Rachel's ruby lips and being of a ner
vous temperament, that he pounced
on her mouth so sudden and unex
pectedly that she stuck her nose in his
eye and thus started the water, which
made Jacob lift up his mouth and say
something naughty. We have given
this quesiion much study, and inas
much as Jacob left no sworn statement
of the transaction, and. all writers thus
far have been allowed to publish their
own version of the affair without a
cent's worth of proof to back up their
statements, we propose to give our
readers the most reasonable solution of
this affair, which is this: Probably
Jacob had never kissed a fair maiden
before, and when their lips met in the
first realization of crowding so much
ddiciousness into one moment of life,
, , 1 , ,oA
i , hp . .
j troubles of life; the world shot beneath
his feet like the meteor through the
eveninf skv: heaven was in and around
hjm. jie saw g0j1jen streets and
,i,.. r n.i.v,-
I 1 I 1 I I K lllflll LI1L avJwIJ L l1 111 til Ull.'VN IUI LI C
first time; and when the spell was
broken, Jake lifted up his voice and
wept because he had returned to a
cold and dreary earth again.
Minister Jarvis and wife will sail
from New York for Brazil about the
I firetrot. Al)riL 'sh hii and lady
I a )urney their foreign home,
' the 'Pt, a successful mission,
' and m due sate return to their
In, Wilson. Barrett's "Clito," Miss
: Eastlake blavs HcUe. She is r ot the
first woman who has done so widi dis-
'tinguished success. Rambler,
A VALENTINE.
To the Girls of America.
The Inimitable - Pat Donan Indites a
Rich and Racy Epistle to the Purer
and Better Half of Humanity.
Fargo (Dakota) Argus.
Maidens and spinsters' of every degree,
Charming young widows delightful to see.
Girls who want husbands to cherish "and
love,
Fly here w ith the speed of the carrier dove.
The vineyards and gardens of sunniest
France,
The land where the beauties of Italy dance,
The bowers of Blarney, the banks of the
Dee,
The shores of the Baltic or Caspian sea.
Each nook and each corner of bounteous
Earth
Where loveliness dwells or where beauty
has birth.
Keep vour gold and your jewels, your ru
bies and pearls.
But send to Dakota your surplus of girls.
There are husbands for all, the gay and the
grave, :
For the dark and the fair, the timid, the
bra ve
For all single girls who would win the re
gard ui pnnceiv producer 01 " number one
hard."
Cupid is a queer little chap, and the
older he grows the crankier he gets.
He is a bigger fool-maker to-day than
he was four thousand years ago, when
he induced Colonel Samson, the great
original lion-tail-twister and congressional-jawbone-swinger,
to lay his wool
and his glory in the lap of a half-negro
Delilah. He is a more resistless moal-
tangler and common -sense-smasher in
this 109 year of Yankee Doodle than
when he made the Psalmist David a
Mormon and an assassin. He is a
more egregious ninny-breeder now
than he was when he led all Homer's
heroes on that wild Grecian bender
after the Sarah Bernhardt of ? the Tro
jan era. rie is a more meltable ldiot-
manufacturer this moment than when.
twenty -centuries agone, he wheedled
Mark Antony the ancester of Susan
B., who spells it with an "h" into
casting aside the sceptre of the world
for a nappy-pated Egyptian mulattress.
He is a more unconscionable heathen
amid all our nineteenth century Haze
of gospel light and' liberty than when
he and his scanty-skirted mamma, Mrs.
Yenus, led the pagan orgies of, Athe
nian damsels beneath the shade of an
cient olive groves. He is creation's
marplot, dignity's dethroner, reason's
upsetter and scoffer.
Fang of hydrophobic cur never
punched as many madcap fancies into
its victim's body as the slightest graze
of cne of his tiny molasses candy
shafts. Aged senators, slightly strick
en, oil their rusty joints and caper
around infantile treasury clerkesses,
like hand organ monkeys with ring
worms on their Darwinian continua
tions. Old women, toothless and
shriveled, touched by the pestiferous
little archer who lurks in rosebuds and
cabbage heads, plaster their graveyard
countenances with enamels and paints
enough to gorg?.: n camp of Kickapoo
squaws, swing gawds and gewgaws to
every available protuberance, pile on
sweet sixteen toggery, and smirk and
giggle in a style that would drive a
whole bedlam of ordinary lunatics to
suicide. Seventy-year-old Christian
cys go spooneying after sixteen-yearl-ing
girl clerks; antiquated Major Gen
eral Harneys, after escaping cannon,
muskerty, bombs and scalping knives
for a century or more, tumble before
the smiles and wiles of buxom petti
coated private secretaries; queenly
Widow Hickses flirt with octegenarian
O'Conors, and elo)e with antediluvian
Tom Lords; and she Methuselahs, like
Eurdct.e-Coutts, surrender $500,000 a
year for the pleasure of calling a lack
adaisical lily-boy Bartlett " hubby."
The bigger the folly the surer the
stroke. No man was ever truly in love
who did not make a joyous ass of him
self, and the huger the ears the purer
the flame. No woman ever loved who
was not prepared to discount a whole
as-silly-um of man-iacs at a moment's
notice. No freak is too wild, no va
gary too monstrous. Eagles mate with
moles, and swans with hedgehogs.
Tom Thumbs pine for she Goliaths;
sons of Anak wed human humming
birds; mighty-brained heroes and
statesmen rave over insane little but
terflies, punny wax dolls, and taffy
faced pigmies; kings bow down to bal
let dancers, and queens take refuge in
the arms of cooks and coachmen, and,
in all lands and climes, in every con
dition and state, the Cupid-wounded
gosling and goslingeses have a hard
road to travel to a paradise of squash
an imaginary elysiuni, whose roses
are too often rue. All masculinity is
doomed, sooner or later, to be smit
ten, punctured, harpooned; and, shel
tered beneath the mantle or wings
whichever he wears of swift-coming
Saint Valentine, I wish to tell all wo
mankind that nowhere else on earth is
j that smiting, puncturing and harpoon-
j ing so easily done; nowhere else be-
neath the sapphirean dome of heaven
does Cupid, the lilliputian gizzard
piercer, come so near having, like
death, all seasons for his own; nowhere
else in all the grand rounds of the sun
and moon and peeping stars are the
victims so plentiful and so readily
catchable, crazable and smashable, as
in the vast imperial regions of the New
Northwest, the womanless wonderland
of the world.
Girls of America, look at Dakota,
with four and a half men and, boys to
everyVoman and girl. Thousands of
young and enterprising men, bonanza
farmers and miners, raisers of gold
and golden grain, bankers, merchants,
town-site proprietors and boomers,
mining engineers and experts, lawyers,
doctors, ranchmen, army officers and
millionaire editors, coming congress
men, governors, senators and con
stables of the proud, soon-to-be North
western giantess of the Union sister
hood, all dying to be struck with
jeweled shafts, rendering even the
misery of it delicious. Thousands on
thousands of young men of noble heart
and brain and brawn, too brave and
tender and true to be wasted, all
sighing and longing to be heart-spitted
gigged like sentimental flounders
and not one marriageable girl to every
half-hundred of them! Nearly every
town in this greatest and grandest of
the territories is in the same deplorable
fix, counting its girls over every night
as carefully as old. time ladies do their
chickens or spoons, and never able, by
any arithmetic, to scare up more than
one to every fifty fellows. The whole
great American Northwest . groans
under the woes of a similar destitution.
Think of a single missionary in Mani
toba, two or three years ago, with
eight hundred bachelors under his
charge, and not one weddable girl or
gushing widow!
Girls of the woman -crowded, old-maid-accumulating
older states, here
is the field for you; here you are need
ed; here you are at a premium; here
you are sure of a dozen husbands
apiece, if you want them. Here is an
empire stretching two thousand miles
the north and west, up the Saskatche
wan and across the mighty Rockies to
the golden slopes of the Pacific an
empire vaster and grander, more
fertile and beautiful and glorious than
ever Rome's gilded eagles glittered
over in her palmiest days of power
and pomp and pride that waits the
coming of its mistresses, its princesses
and queens. It is ready to fling all
its glories and its fellows at your feet.
Without you it is dooaied to te a
vast, sky-roofed, horizon-walled prison
house of hapless, hopeless satyrs, a
masculine wilderness, a womanless
realm.
Come West, young women, come
Northwest; and stand not upon the or
der of your coming, but come at once.
Every one of you is guaranteed to
strike a masculine bonanza in ninety
days' time. And, as it is but a fort
night till St. Valentine's and Cupid's
day, this screed may, perhaps, pass for
Dakota's valentine to American femi
ninity; to the girls, the women ot the
noblest land beneath the sun, who
have, indiviudally and collectively, no
more ardent admirer, no more devout
worshiper, than P. Donan.
Devils Lake, Dak., Feb. 1.
Be Candid Be Sincere.
Charlotte Chronicle.
It always pays to be honest with
one's self. It always pays to be true
to one's convictions in political mat
ters. A man cannot afford to be un
true to his own convictions. A man
cannot afford to be a hypocrite to
himselt. It unmans him. lo act a
hypocrite's part is beneath the dignity
of a true man. We all dissemble
more or less in the every day relations
and affairs of life dissemble in many
little things and ways, which dissem
bling becomes a part of our nature,
and is harmless, perhaps. But to sti
fle your convictions and to give seem
ing assent to humbug and fraud, be
cause they are popular, and for fear of
persecution and pecuniary loss if you
speak your mind and oppose them, is
cowardice; and no man wants to ai
sume the character of a coward.
Candor is one of the noblest traits
of character. We may be in eiror.
All of us must often err many times
ignorantly. But it is the part of true
mar hood to be candid with ourselves
and our fellows; to confess our errors
when we discover them; our faults
when we know them. Sincerity is the
richest dowery that nature bestows
upon man. A sincere, conscientious
man need never hide or deny his con
victions; he hardly ever does.
A woman's presence and influence
make the dullest surroundings twinkle
with brightest gleams of cheer and
comfort, and leave in the bosoms tl
all a ripple of delight as pure and as
bright as flashes from those sparkling
gems laid out upon the bosom of the
j sky to pave the pathway of passui
night. YYiJson Mirror.
1
THE FAllMEliS
Looking to-Their Interest.
Honest Tillers cf the Soil in Convention.
Biblical Recorder. J:
Among the important and signifi
cant events of the past few weeks, the
two conventions of farmers held in this
city are specially worthy of notice.
Both of these meetings were largely
attended much more so tlwn even
the most interested of our people ex
pected and strange as it may seem,
the views expressed and embodied in
the resolutions adopted by the two
bodies were the same, or so nearly so
as not to attract special notice.
For many years the farmers of this
State have quietly left all public mat
ters in the hand of a lew men who
held positions of honor or profit, and
who planned campaigns and made
laws. But either because this is the
day of organizations, or because of the
fact that the interests of the farmers
were neglected, they have determined
to at least make an honest effort to
unite their forces and better their con
dition by so shaping the legislation
of the Sta'te as to render it friendly to
their interests.- They have now or
ganized The Farmer's Convention of
North Carolina, with a constitution,
an organ and officers, arid will hold
annual sessions." What all this will
ultimately lead to no man at this early
stage can predict. That it will lead
to good results we confidently believe.
The farmers are the best and mo-t
moral class of our people. Their aims
and designs, however mistaken they
may sometimes be, are all honorable
and for the best interests ot the State.
They are patriotic, honest and true
citizens, and as such we bid them God
speed in all they undertake for the
improvement ol their condition.
For many years, the farmers of the
State have failed to see benefits of the
Department of Agriculture commensu
rate with its cost. And it is safe to
say that the average farmer in the 1
State has never derived any benefit
from the Department. This has led
to great and wide-spread opposition
to the Department. So much so that
the Department will of necessity have
to be re-organized and brought closer
to the farmers of the State. Then,
too, they have never been exactly
satisfied with the disposition made to
the Land Scrip given by the general
Government for the establishment of
Agricultural Colleges. This fund
they ask to be appropriated to the
establishment of an Agricultural and
Ssientific College. There is possibly
not a farmer in North Carolina who
wishes to see a horde of foreigners set
tled in the State. They cordially
welcome people from the other States,
and would be glad to have as neigh
bors men and women from New York,
Pennsylvania, &c, but the Irishman
from Ireland, or the Crofter from
Scotland, or the brigand from Italy,
they do not want, and are unwilling to
spend thousands of dollars a year in ;
importing these people to our shores.
The farmers who attended these
meetings were, in the main, tillers ot
the soil men of large experience and
larger common sense. It was a re
markable assemblage of remarkable
men; unschopled and unaccustomed
to public speaking many of them were,
and yet some of these men made
speeches of equal force and sense to
any" recently delivered in our National
Legislature.
What the legislature will do with
their requests we are unable to say.
k is reasonable to suppose that some
of them, at least, will be adopted.
The farmers are not in the most amia
ble of moods, and have just cause for
their decided action. Mr. Leazcr, of
Iredell, in many respects the wisest
man in the present General Assembly,
in speaking against the giving of the
convicts in the Penistentiary free of
charge to the private Railroad Syn
dicates, incidentally drew the follow
ing true picture of their condition.
He said : "Gentlemen of the House,
what is the condition of your people?
You come from the rugged Apiala
chian hills of the West, from the sound
ing shore of the Atbtic, from the bor
ders of the Old Dominion on the circle
of the goiden belt, from the Tich ter
ritory of the South sometimes reveling
in the wealth of the fleecy staple, or
you hail from the sombre pines of the
great Eastern plateau, or, loveliest,
best land of all, you represent the
sturdy yeomanry of the plucky Pied
mont: What say you is the condition
1 of your people? -
"I saw this country when the clouds
of war lifted in '65. I saw the waste
and wreck of devastating armies, our
country desolate, our people prostrate
nomonev. no domestic animals, the
-ntiest MiiiTjlv Of foxl fir ". man -and
gamiest buppi 01 I.JOU ui man .um
t i Dtasr. 1 saw our liwi-Mm:, uuiuc -
D 1 , ,1 -.t, 1
' scarred soldiers, with a courage greater
1 t r . - 1
than craced their clorious achieve-
w
ments upon the field of n-ar, Intake
themselves to the field of the farmer
and in twelvemonths I saw everybody
on llie.way to prosperity.. And what
is the condition, now? I say, with
delilieratiou, and after careful obser
vation of the whole field, that the
material condition and prosjiects of
our j eople are worse to-day than they
have been since '65.' Probably, we
have anore bf the comforts oflife about
us; but a man could produce ten .dol
lars then where he can produce one
dollar now.
. "We came here, gentlemen, i dare
sayv having -promised, - or - encouraged
the people . to expect, a reduction of
the general faxes. And here is' the
oppor tu n it y , a nd ( heFe j f ? Incomes ou r
imperative diity, tusaveariexpenditure
of 75,000 per. annum,
"I appeal to gentlemen, who have
qualified to the seats they occupy by
swearing fealty to the constitution, to
stand by the book. 1 appeal to you
by the promises and pledges you have
made the jeople. I appeal to you by
tle grinding poverty that is threat
ening the peace of society, and, is
sending up cries, for relief from every
section of the State and of the land, "to
stand up here and now for theircause;
and for once and all, let the issue be
decided, and the "policy settled that
the State of North Carolina shall make
no more appropriations to 'private
enterprises."
DOWN IN THE DEPTHS.
Written for the Gold Leak.J
Down iu the depth of iny heart of hearts,
Where the waves of emotion are swelling,
The moon that leads 011 their surge mid
their tides . ,1
Is a vision of thee there indwelling. ,
And I follow that moon as. tho waves, of
the sea . .
Follow that to their bourgeoning givon;
The surges and billows are mem'ries of
thee , .. .- . r
And thy face is the moon of my heaven.
Minnie U. Ballard.
PROFESSIONAL CAKDS
X 3I" PITAN
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
HENDEKSON, N.U.
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J. HARRIS,
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HENDERSON, N. C.
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in the aupre no and Federal curm of iht
Siate.
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ATTORNEY AT LAW.
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Warren, FrauHin, Uranville aud
L ergon counties, and iu tho Supreme
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