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"THE PEOPLE'S PAPEIJ." THAD R. MANNING, Owner and Editor. Devotee to the Industrial, Edcca noxAi. ajtd Material Weiare of Vaxce County and Nokth Carolina - Published at the live and growing tov.n of Henderson, in the centre of the Famous Yellow Tobacco District. A weekly resume of the News, Humor and General Topics of the Day. Published every Thursday Morning TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION : One copy one year. - 2.00 " " 6 months, - - - 3 - - - .."50 We desire a live ajrnt and correspondent at every postnflice in Vance and adjoining counties. Write for terms. PUBLISHER'S ANNOUNCEMENT. We invite contributions on all subjects of local and general interest ; views and state ments upon matters of public concern orig inal poems, essays, critiques, etc. One side of the paper, only, must be wri te n on and the real name of the writer ac company the contribution. No attention will be paid to anonvmous letters. The editor disclaims all responsibility for the views or statements of correspond entsand reserves the right at all times to revise or reject any article he may think proper. Address all communications to GOLD LEAF, Henderson, N. C THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 1881). AGKICTLTTRAM?) FAIRS AS GAM BLING RESORTS. It is never pleasant to us to censure any one and especially when that per son is a friend. But there are times and occasions when it becomes neces sary, and as a public journalist wc can not he true to our high trust, true to the public ami true to oursclf if we do not speak out and spare, not. And so we have to set our seal of condemna tion upon the practice of allowing; gam bling at agricultural fairs. As we un derstand the purpose and intent of these annual exhibitions of the pro ducts of our soil, manufactures,' me chanic arts, household and needle work, improved and blooded stock, poultry, &c, it is to teach object lessons and thereby to encourage and incite to higher efforts and aims among our peo ple, to promote emulation and a friend ly spirit of rivalry to excel, as well as to make money for the stock holders. At any rate this ought to be the object in view, but as man- of our so called agricultural fairs of to-day arc con ducted they are almost anything else. Instead of being run for the benefit of the farmer, the mechanic, the stock breeder, the poultry raiser and the household, they too often prove to the contrary and why? Because these very people arc enticed to the fair by the belief that they will see and learn something for their good, or for the social pleasure of the thing, and when they get inside the gates they find to their disgust and disappointment if they have not fallen among a veritable den of thieves and robbers, they have found the next thing to it. The officials may say they are not responsible for the fact that people are swindled by these gamblers ; that they ought to have better sense than to throw away their money trying to beat a fellow at his own game. But they arc responsible for putting the temptation in their way and thus seducing the in nocent youth and the unsophisticated countryman. But for the presence of these gambling stands and ratch-penny alfairs that confront him at every turn he would not be beguiled into the meshes of the swindler. They look exceedingly simple and plausible and with from three to five pals standing around win ning so easily the ignorant and unsus pecting little thinking who these men are, imagines he can be as lucky and so is induced to try his hand. And once he commences he keeps on in the vain hope of getting back what he has lost and next thing the poor fellow finds his last dollar gone, and but for the re turn ticket that luckily lie lias in his pocket he would either have to foot it back home or borrow the money from some friend to pay his railroad fare. Is this thing right? We think not. We are led into these remarks by the prevalence of gamblers at the Wel tlon fair last week. Never have we seen greater numbers of these swindlers and of more different kinds, while the fellows with the three shells (some thing like the three card monte busi ness) were largely in the majority.' They were everywhere all over the grounds, and they caught the suckers right and left. This was disgraceful and we regretted exceedingly to see it. "We have always felt a deep interest in the Weldou fairs. We attended the first one when a small boy twenty years ago, and with but three or four exceptions while living outside the State, we have been to every one since. In all these years we do not remember that we ever saw more gamblers there than we did last week. It is not an agreeable thing to say this. We like the officers and have the honor of claiming them as our friends, but we must condemn this thing. That was the only feature to mar its success and pleasure this year as far as we kuow. This is not the first time that gam bling has been allowed at the Weldon fair nor is thai the only place where it is to be seen on like occasions. With but few exceptions the same objection may be lodged against other fairs in the .State, and our remarks apply to all. For the sake of the few dollars they pay into the treasury in the way of privilege taxes, all sorts of gambling concerns are admitted into the grounds, and under the sanction of iaw, by vir tue of such license tax, these high way robbers (and they are nothing else) are allowed to ply their nefarious games of chance and swindle ar.d defraud the ignorant and unsophisticated to their heart's content. This thing is a shame and an outrage. It is a disgrace to the State and a'civilized people. It is an insult to the refined and virtuous women of our land and an indignity upon a decent and intelligent public. Awaj with it or down with the agricultural fairs so called. If these gamblers and cut-throats are essential to the life of a fair let that institution die the death it deserves, and the sooner the better. Let us have done with it. It is not right. It is not lawful. The better element of the people revolt against it and we do not believe they will much longer countenance it. Let it be un derstood that if this feature (which has got to be a leading one at some places) is not eliminated and forever banished from the fair grounds the stock holders of some of the fair associations in North Carolina will awake to the realization that they arc badly left, for ihe press and public will positively refuse to en courage and patronize such organiza tions. For one the Gold Leaf will not lend its influence to any fair in future that does not advertise "No gambling allowed." And then if we find that the people have been deceived we will denounce the fraud and hold the officials up to public scorn and con tempt. THE ELECTIONS. Flections were held in ten States last Tuesday. The Democrats not only hold their own but make gains in the votes cast. The greatest interest was felt in the result in Virginia and Ohio. In the fiast named State the Democratic ticket is elected by over 40,000 majority it is claimed. They have both houses of the Legislature and Mahouc is snowed under fovever. He is dead and politically buried but it is safe to assume that he has been well paid for his candidacy. Those who know Mahonc and his methods will not doubt that out of the large amount of boodle sent to Virginia by Quay, Wanamaker & Co., the little Boss has looked out for No. 1. The Republican committee of Ohio concede the election of Campbell, Democrat, for Governor. His plurality is upwards of 10,000. The gallnat standard bearer of the Democracy made a splendid light against third-term, bloody-shirt Foraker, and his election is a good day's work. Two more dash ing and brilliant campaigns than those just brought to a close in Virginia and Ohio have not been made in a long while. Tht Democrats carry New York by over 20,000 plurality the Star says. There are gains in both the Senate and Assembly. In New Jersey the returns came in slowly but the Democrats claim the election of Leon Abbett, Governor, by j a handsome majority. j In Massachusetts Brackctt, Kepubli- j can, pulls through, but Russell, Demo- , crat, gives him a hard light for it. ! In Pennsylvania, Beaver,Republican, is elected by a reduced majority. I The Democrats carry Maryland by ! 10,000 majority. j In Mississippi flic Democrats elect ' their ticket without opposition. ! Nebraska remains joined to her idols j and elects the Republican ticket. Iowa is claimed by the Democrats by a majority of between 7,000 to 10,000. This is indeed a splended victory and shows that the doctrine of Grover Cleveland is based upon living, vital principles. The light there was made squarely upon the tariff issue. Altogether it was a good day's work for the Democracy. Fl'KAKKU CONGRATULATES CAMP BELL. Foraker throws up the sponge and congratulates his successful opponent. He sent the following telegram yester day : Columiu's, O., Xov. G. At one o'clock this afternoon Gov. Foraker sent the following telegram to Hon. James E. Campbell : To the full extent that tle defeated condidate can do so with propriety, al low me to otter my congratulations, and to assure you it will give me pleas ure to extend you every courtesy I can show you in connection with your in auguration. Signed. J. U. Foraker. This is the only good thiug we ever knew Foraker to do. Hurrah for Ohio ! Campbell got there in great shape. Fokaker's telegram to Campbell was about the only graceful act the little bloody-fliirt rbunter ever did. Tuesday was a field day for the Democracy. Foraker and Mahone are both beaten. Glory enough for one time. Event for TChlch Thousands have Watched and Waited lew kkd lot reus, Museum WILL EXHIBIT AT HENDERSON, N. C ONE DAY 15. Friday, November 15. Within our irmnense pavilion may bo seen A Dm ft ABLE COLLECTION Of the World's most Meritorious Novelties. -Real Glimpses of a Genuine Fairyland.- FOR AL.Ii TUB LITTLE FOLKS. V itl making everyone better, brighter, wiser and happier for having -ntered its wonder-guarded portals. Nearly every representa tive of the brute creation, trained to do bis master's bidding ALL PERFORMING HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT TRICKS. Europe and America have contributed their best and brighest Arenic and Gy runic Stars to make this ihe V'crhl's Most Eighty and Brilliant Amusement Institute. In our Menagerie and Museum Departments will be found Grand j ological Gathering, of all that is worth seeing in the Aniim' . lgdoni. An Inexhaustible display of Nature's Curious Freaks and Crc iM .m i-m-strositiex, forming the most complete collection of Savaga !!msi.h in tin ,'mld. including ZIP. Africa's King of all Beasts. A VKliY c ON TIN K.N" I' f1 FLESH AND BONES, whose monster ears alone would cover ;my oi.e Living Elephant. IS o Cliang-e. No Postp)n?iiHM:i. A Grand Street Pageaut daily at 10 A. M., worth coming miles to All Kail Koads will run low rate round trip excusiou trains lo liio oily i which we exhibit. For particulars consult your local Ticket Agent. FACTS WORTH KNOWING ADAM AND EVE SET THE FIRST FALL FASHIONS after they ; tumbled to the fact" that thev were somewhat in NEED OF CLOTHING, And we are not only setting the fashions for SPRING, SUMMER, FALL and WINTER, but we supply the CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS, &c, as well, vhile we have no disposition to rob our first parents of any of the glory that belongs to them, it must be admitted that iheir garments were very primitive in their nature, while STYLE, CUT and FIT was nothing to brag on, being made of fig leaves. We presume of course that you do not want to take a leat out of their fashion book. Those fall styles being rather ancient we say then you better leave them off and come to our store and get a glimpse of our NOVELTIES, STYLES and PATTERNS in CLOTHING for MEN, BOYS AND CHILDREN. We have the LARGEST STOCK and BEST GOODS ever brought to this market. Even ivould-be rival dealers have to confess that you will find our house the PARADISE OF BUYERS, as our name is the SHIBOLETH OF SHOPPERS. Fall in with the crowd that moves this way and you will not be likely to fall out with our bargains. This Fall season will be remarkable for THE FALL IN PRICES All along the line in every class of goods sold by us... But by this don't un derstand that there is to be any falling off in values the quality of the articles handled. Not a bit of it. We have simply bought to better advantage got better goods for the same or less money. Thus we are enabled to boldly assert that our prices are lower than ever before, and the dime has a chance now of the place that once belonged to the dollar. In conclusion let us advise you to put this advertisement where you will FALL OVER IT until vou digest the fact the genuine and only original ft T) T p Q are making 'the BARGAIN BREAK of a lifetime. Come and JDILt 0 see the stock and post your self in prices. gg-We have the exclusive sale of the JUSTLY CELEBRATED COON BRAND COLLARS AND CUFFS and the FAMOUS AND POPU LAR PEERLESS SHIRT, the VERY BEST Si.oo goods on the market. Barnes, Stainback & Co., Mm Clothiers, Gents' Furnishers an! Hatters, HENDEBSON, N. C. Executrix Notice. Having qualified as executaixof Charner ownes, deceased, late of Vance county, N. C, this is to uotifv all persons holding claims against the estate of said deceased to present them to me, or to my attorneys in Oxford, N. C, on or before Nov. 1st 1890, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery ; all persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settle ment. KOSE TOWNES, Oct. 15, 1889. Fxecutrix. Fkild & RoTSTEtt, Att'ys, oct.l7-0o. and Menagerie. ONLY Farm for Sale. The undersigned offers for sale a farm of 90 acres, situate ahnnt a nnartur nf mil. from Middleburg, Vance county. Improve- ! nipnts ennciet vf " -. m jm. T ' A WUI U UCVU1 1J barns.pack-house, &c. Good tobacco land. Also adapted to the cultivation of cotton, gram and grasses. Will be sold on reason able terms. Annlvtn MRS. LUCY Y. HUNTER. Middleburg, N. C or to A. C. Zoli.i COFFER, oct 312 I Henderson, N. C 1 James li. I.-:issit'r. W. T. Stainback. ISSUER. STAINBACK & CO., LASSITEE HENDERSON, NOKTH CAROLINA. . U A FULL LINE , 7gG0LD AND SILVER SHIRTS JA 111 COLLARS, CUFFS, UNDERWEAR, J i - HECIfEAB, it., &c. A visit to onr double store will reveal the fact "that we have a large and well assorted stock of General MER0HAsnDISE DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, Reidy-made Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, Sugar, Coffee, Syrups, Molasses, Meat, Meal, Flour, Salt, Fish, Hay, Bran, Feed Stuffs, Farmers' Supplies of all kinds. Plows, Hoes, Shovels, Casting, &c, which we are sell ing at prices that cannot be undersold in this market. Vre have a large and well selected stock and our goods are all fresh and seasonable. Our stock was never so large, never so fine and never so cheap before. Call and see for yourself. Thanking our friends and customers for the very liberal patronage accorded us in the past, we respectfully solicit a continuance of the same in future, promising our best en deavors to please always. LASSITEB, STAINBACK & CO. '89 : A Bid jL JjJiLlL FALL TALK, To Every Live Buying Person for One Hun dred Miles Around Henderson. HERE IS AN AIR A SURE To buy yourself rich, and give the " BABIES" a happy " CHRISTMAS" at home this year. Let mother, father and girls and boys just come to town and see our "BARG AINS" this season. OUR STORE HOUSE is now CROWDED from BACK TO FRONT DOOR with BEAUTIFUL VALUES, many you may never have seen before. They are just " EYE TICKLERS." Now BUY them up at snap-'em-up prices. And when you return home, if by MIDNIGHT, please summon your best rec ollections ana compare, xnen you will surely give it up that COOPER & MITCHELL "is 'er gwine to git thar all the time." Notice a few of the HUMMERS below. LQOK. LOOK. LOOK. HOT KOASTED PRICES. ' Whito ninth Best AA yard wide Tf UllO UlUlll. (PY he boIO 6 cents per yard. Not half papers,' but the ,best made, 2 papers for 5 c. Nice quality in black and white, 2 spools (400 yards) for 5 cents. Best brass gilt edge pins for 41 ,cents per paper. Beat that. Good and lasting, 3 , cakes for only 5 c. Big stock shoes just arrived, , cheaper than ever before. Best tin 4, 5 and , 10 cents. Just received a big lot, 1. nice and nobby, 1 doz. on paper 3 cents. PoliPnO styles and colors at the udlluUUt very low price of 53 cents Per 'ard Mnnrilnn nGGUlDD Shod Cotton Ms Toilet Soap MS Tin Diers UnfofTr Dinn DON'T FORGET But Come and Take C. E. Stainback. BTJIX - IDIISrah, .; Time. '89. TIGHT! THING! s if ! iin A RARE OPPORTUNITY ! Otonnh Just think the larsc 1uiup OldlblL starch for five cents per pound. Qlrijlt Dflnifl ''Star" Roll Skirt! UJllll UlUlUi raiu, 5 cents tnis is extra quality. CmrolnnoQ Nice white cme(R IjII I DlUiJDu.large or small size.s cents per package. PlflWQ e a,sy slands ahead and llUWu 1S S'ven up as the best on the market. lUWDlui'em tney are beauriful and at prices below a whisper, PllIllS GflOiStlargc this season, our prices on these goods are jnst eye ticklers." Come and see n 1 : j - - Rubber round combs 5 and 10 cents. Listen ! Long handle, fine , quality at 10,15 and 25 cts. Gois Unnnmn UlUUliK THESE PIES a Look for Yourself. Tobacco Men. Wanting, to correspond with some good tobacco men. Have two fine farms adant ed to yellow tobacco, to let or hire. Soil warm ; seasons early. Address H. F. Freeman. XI. 1) nov. 7-2 o Taylor, Wilson Co., N C Wanted Smart amrw''-,', "' to travel a.l solicit orders for Tret's," TinTT, Salary and expanses or nice cwniuiUUi S.T. CANNON & to " Worcester, XU.. Notice. Having this day qualified iii the Superior Court of Vance county as administrator of S. F. J. Harris, deceased, notice is hereby giveu to all persons having claims again.' the said deceastd to exhibit the same to iu by the 7th Nov., 1890, or this notice will be pleaded in Iwr of their recovery ; all per sons indebted to said deceased will pu-ase pay the same to me at once. L. M. HARRIS, Adm'r of S. P. J. Harris, dee'd T. T. Hicks. Atfy. ? . " Nov. 7, 1889. nov.7-o. Trustee's Land Sale! By virtue of the appointment of the Su perior Court of Vance county, and pursu ant to the power of sale In the Deed of Trust from N. M. Norwood and wife to Henry T. Jordan, trustee, (now deceased) registered li Deed Book No. 3, page 4fi2, In the office of the Register of Deeds of Vance crunty, the undersigned will, on TUES DAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 1889, at 12 o'clock m., at the court house door. In Henderson, N. C. sell at public auetion, to the highest bidder, the land described In said Deed In Trust, it being (275) two hundred and sev-enty-five acres, in Townesville township, adjoining the lands of Dr. Alfred Plum mer and Col. T. L. Hargrove on the South, Thomas Newton on the West, - Nutbush creek on the East and the Virginia State line on the North. Terms One-half cash and balance on a credit of twelve months, with interest from date of sale at 8 per cent. WM. A.GUTHRIE, nov. 7.4 o. Trustee. For Rent. The large brick store on Main treet,next to Dorsey's drug store, is offered for rent. Possession given immediately. Terms reasonable. Also a four-room dwelling house ou Breckenridge street. oct 31. W. W. REAV1S DR. G.G.TAYLOR, Dental Surgeon, Henderson, Nortk Carolina. -O- Oftioe in the Young Block. - Newly fur nished with the latest and most improved instruments and machinery for the thor ough and satisfactory performance of all work in the line of operative and median ical dentistry. Charges reasonable. I oct. 10. J E. - E. - HIGHT, Jeweler & Optician, Sign of the Big Watch. Referenc e: Any man la Header. Old Goli and Sifter Bought at FnllTalBt We want a large quantity of old gold and silver and will pay highest prices. Special Orders solicited for any goods in oar line on, which very low prices will be rnacjc, " Notice! Sale of a Valuable Tract of Land in Three Miles of Henderson, N. C. , By virtue of a decree of the Superior Court of Vance county, 5n the can of K. B. Wyclie and others against E. G. Wright and wife and others, we will offer for sale, to ti e highest bidder, at public auction, at the court house door in the town of Hen derson, N. C, on DECEMBER. 2nd, 1889, at 12 o'clock, a tract of land containing 181 acres more or less, and known as the Jack son Harris or Wright place. Tblg land has upon it two or three flue curing barns, three tenant houses and an old dwelling house with five rooms that could be re paired, and is beyond doubt. one of the finest tobacco farms in this county. Tbls land joins the lands of Hester Harrln, D. Y. Cooper and others, hr.d has upon it au assortment of fine peaches, apples and 5 rapes. Terms of sale, one-half cash, the alauce in 12 months bearing 8 per cent, interest and title retained until purchase money is paid. Er Land is offered, for sae privately be? fore date above advertised. T. T. HICKS, A. It. WORTH AM. oct. 31. Commlaeionert. For Sale! Don't wait for a season but strip roar to bacco to suit your convenience and marke' it when prices are best. This you can do with a Hundley Orderer. 1 have for sale a large, second hand orderer, in perfect fix. 120 feet piping, 4 steotn coeks. Steam can be put in one or more rooms at same time. It will order large prize house full tobacco in short while. Steam ean be kept up indefinitely. No stoppage to re plenish boiler. C. L. BLACKBALL. Kittrell. nTU. The Bank of Henderson. (ESTABLISHED IN ills. : O General Bating, Eicfcangj Cc!!icis, MONEYTLOAN On improved farms in sums of $300 and up wards at teten per cent., and moderate charges. Loans repayable in small an nual installments through a period of five years, thus enabling the borrower to pav off his indebtedness without exhausting bl3 crop in any one year. Apply to ' . HTM. II. S.WEUWYN. At The Bank of Henderson. J-W. II. 8. BURGWYN, J Attorney and Counsellor-at-L aw HENDERSON, N. O. Office: In The Bank of Henderson building.