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"THE PEOPLE'S PAPER." THAD R. MANNING, Owner and Editor. Devoted to the Industrial, Educa tional and Material Welfare op Vance County akt North Carolina. Published at the live and mowing town 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, - 52.00 " " 6 months, - - - 100 3 - .50 We desire a live agent and correspondent at every postoflice 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 ten on and the real name of the writer ac company the contribution. No attention will be paid to anonymous 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, DEC. r, 188J. ABOUT GAMBLING AT FAIRS. Many of the papers are denouncing gambling at fairs. Gambling should rot be allowed, but we have little sym pathy for the man who undertakes to beat a professional at his own game. This war upon gambling should have been made earlier. The fairs are about over, and were when it was begun. Suppose we cry halt, and begin in time next year, before the fairs, to let the people know something about what may be expected if they attend. Tar boro Banner. As for the assertion of the Banner that " this war upon gambling should have been made earlier," we simply wish to say that the editor argues him self uninformed if he thinks nothing has been said on the subject until this year. Some years ago 'the Wilson Advance, the Gold Leaf, and perhaps other papers, heartily condemned and denounced the gambling carried on at the Tarboro fair (which was more out rageous than we had seen anywhere up to that time), and the Advance has kept up its warfare since. That was the last time we attended the fair at Tarboro. We were never at the Rocky Mount or Goldsboro fair, and were not able to speak from personal knowledge, but the fearless and out spoken editor of the Advance has not failed to give the matter that attention and condemnation it deserved when ever occasion presented itself. The Weldon fair was the only one in the State that we attend i this year (except the Warren county fair) and the gambling carried on there was such a prominent feature that every editor present went home and roundly de nounced it in the very next issue of his paper. While there had been too much gambling allowed in former years (and this paper and others have said so), it was worse this year than ever before perhaps. So much so in fact, that there was a popular and sponta neous outcry against it. The " war" was made when occasion demanded it and no "earlier." And in this connection we wish to thank our correspondent from Middle burg for what he was pleased to say in his letter published in the Gold Leaf last week about the part played by our county papers in this matter. While .we appreciate the compliment paid in saying they were the first to utter an objection to the practice of allowing gambling at our agricultural fairs, we would not take any credit to ourselves that does not justly belong to us. While both of us raised our voice against it and were plain and out spoken, condemning the evil in most positive terms,the Scotland Neck Demo crat, Greenville Reflector, Mt. Olive Telegram, Washington Progress, Wil son Advance, Edenton Enquirer, Elizabeth City News, and perhaps other papers were doing the same thing at the same time, and to them also is credit due for defending the people's rights in fighting a monster of such hideous mien. The Gold Leaf wishes to commend the wisdom of the stockholders of both the Weldon and Edenton fairs in taking the stand they have with regard to gambling. Seeing the evil conse quences ot their past course they an nounce, that hereafter no gamblers will be allowed within the enclosure of their respective associations. And other fairs in the State must follow their example, or they will go down under a tidal wave of popular indig nation, with but a handful of specta tors to behold their wreck and ruin. II ISTORY OF THE SUPREME COURT. With the compliments of the author, Hon. Kemp P. Battle, IX. D., Presi dent of the University of North Caro lina, we have received a very readable and instructive pamphlet, being a his tory of" the Supreme Court of the State. We have read it wit both pleasure and profit. Dr. Battle has done good work for the State in this admirable contribution to North Carolina history. We will not attempt a review of it but publish the following from the Albany, New York, Journal instead: A very instructive hour, not wholly devoid of merriment, may be passed in reading an address by Hon. Kemp P. Battle, president of the University of North Carolina, on the History of the Supreme Court" what Supreme Court the title-page does not tell us, but there is early intrinsic evidence' that it is tiiat of the old Tar State, North Carolina. This is a performance exhibiting a great deal of labor and re search, especially in the earlier pages, and in every part, and as a whole, is extremely creditable to to the author, and of great interest to lawyers all over the country. The State has had many judges of whom she is warranta bly proud, one of whom at least is celebrated, and stands for that State as Shaw for Massachusetts, Kent for New York, Gibson for Pennsylvania we refer to Ruftin, although we here learn he believed in the whipping-post, and when he wanted to be lenient to a young man on his first offense, mildly prescribed thirty-nine lashes on his bare back. (We have often wondered why thirty-nine was so generally or dered. Has it any connection with the " thirty-nine articles?" Are cas- tigation and the catechism inseperable?) But the judges were not alone in -in flicting whipping. Mr. Battle gives an ancient indictment of Thomas Den ham, Gent., for killing a man "with a certain weapon commonly called or known by ye name of catt of nine tayles." The colonial judicial history seems to have been extremely troublous, and some of the judges did not com mand public respect,and some of them were turbulent characters. The earliest judges and those 6f Rhode Island, were the first to claim the authority to pronounce an act of the Legislature void for unconstitutionality. Mr. Bat tle tells us some excellent pew stories. A contemporaneous account of the death of Judge Spencer is unique. In extreme old age he was set in a chair under a tree, fell asleep and nod ded. A large turkey-gobbler mistook his nod for a challenge, and srar'e the old man's forehead with a heavy spur, causing him to fall heavily to the ground, and thus meet his death. It is to be hoped that twixt chair " and ground he mercy asked and mercy found." There was an extraordinary court at one time", in which no attor ney was admitted or allowed to speak. In 1788, said an old lady, " the only bridal tour I ever heard of, was riding to the nearest judge to sign away the wife's land." "Simple-minded Lowrie, from the foot of the Blue Ridge, on his first trip to Edenton, stopped a lawyer in his argument, be cause from his seat on the bench he could look out on the bay and see the behavior of two vessels in a gale of wind. Stop, Mr. Attorney ! This court sees one ship going one way and another going right opposite in the same wind, and the court does not un derstand it.' " (If he had been speak ing of the arguments, nothing could have been apter.) And when taken on a visit to one of these vessels,stamp ing his foot on deck, with some alarm, said, I declare, men, I believe she's hollow.' " (This remark again might have been applied to the arguments.) Judge Daniel must have been a " char acter." " He was once in church, at which he was a regular attendant, in company with Judge Ruffin, when the inexorable collector, with the inevitable plate, came to his seat. He felt in all his pockets, but could only find a $5 gold-piece. Rufrin, lend me a quar ter.' The chief justice shook his head? Lend me a half.' A second shake intimated that this coin could not be had. 1 Lend me a dollar,' and when his companion for the third time ex pressed his inability to supply his wants, he slammed the gold-piece into the plate, saying in desperation, D n you, go!' " Of Chief Justice Pearson we are told that " Governor Caldwell said to him.when they were both young: Pearson, why did you let the bishop confirm you? You know you are not a fit member of the church.' Well,' replied he,.' 'when I was baptized" my sponsors stood security for me. I thought it dishonest to hold them bound for me, and I surrendered my self in discharge of my bail.' " Of Judge William Horn Battle we are told, that his physician,having advised a whisky-toddy before breakfast, he voluntarily gave it up, and when his wife asked why, he replied : I found myself dressing fast in order to get to my drink, and I know by that it is dangerous.' " There is only one old story in the pamphlet,and that is about the judicial salaries they are just what they were seventy years ago $2,500. A charming essay has Mr. Battle given us, and a similar work ought to be done in every State lefore the sources of early history are 'obscured and the traditions lost. . The Goldsboro Mercvry says this of Senator Ransom's Fayetteville Cen tennial oration : The address of Senator Ransom, at Fayetteville, occupied two hours in its delivery. It was the very best effort of his life, and his tribute to Jefferson Davis, the absent guest,was pronounced the most eloquent and just that was ever raid that distinguished Southerner. THE YAEGER FLOUR Our wheat supply is from the farmer direct ; this being the heart of the winter wheat section. No elevator mixtures to contend against insures absolute purity and uniformity in our product. Coal hanks at our mill door makes fuel a mere nominal (Jbst. The above are important factors in the production of not only good flour but at the same timat reasonable prices. We seek the trade of prompt paying customers. Such we will strive light hard to please, and hope to make it an object to deal with us. Order direct from mill. Either wire or mail. Private brands furnished to car load customers. PATEST: Koyal Lily, Jay Eye See, olden Keys, Queen of West. KXTltA FA1VCY: Wliitn --ilfe, Our Best, King- Bee, Old Void, JTIo ICose. 25 cents per barrel charged extra when packed in sacks l-lfi, , barrel then repacked in large tow sacks ; also 23 cents per barrel extra when packed in wood half-barrels. - CHARLES J. ALSTON, State Agent and Salesman, HenderBorir N. C. THE CENTENNIAL NUMBER OF THE FAYETTE V1LLE 0 BSERVE R. The Centennial number of the Fayetteville Observer has been re ceived and "it's a daisy." It con tains portraits of nearly 100 promi nent North Carolinians -who took part in the exercises, together with afull description of the big celebration, all of which makes it a most interesting ind valuable publication. A copy of the paper ought to be filed away in every patriotiotic home in the State for future reference. It will be good reading for our boys and girls in after years, Mr. Whitehead, the energetic and enterprising young publisher, has given fresh evidence of his ability and progressiveness as a wide-awake news paper man in this special issue of his paper. It reflects the highest credit upon him and his able assistant Mr. J. H. Myrover, and they have cause to feel proud of their work. Send 10 cents to the publisher and receive a copy of the Centennial number of the Fayetteville Observer. It is worth many times that amount to look at the pictures of Chief Marshal Carrand his handsome corp of assistants, if you do not read a single line in the paper. We do not get the Goldsboro Mer cury, but we have a very high regard for the gentleman who is now doing the editorial work on it,both as a man and an able writer. The Wilmington Star says : There is marked improvement in the Goldsboro Mercury under the editorial management of Maj. W. A. Hearne, who has long ranked as one of the best equipped and most forcible editorial writers in the State. His pen is always warm enough to keep the Mercury pretty high up in the journalistic ther mometer. -rv , t 1 t I Bargains m Jewelry ! i We offer the following articles greatly reduced prices: atj Ladies Children and Barnes' Pins. Ladies' and Misses' Ear Drops. Ladies' and Gents' Cuff Buttons. Ladies' and Gents' Silk Vest Chains. Fine Quality Chains, Charms, &c. Silverware, Pocket Knives, &c. These goods are offered at reduced prices, for 15 days only, and if you want a bargain come early. rO.HIGHT,ptoiak For Rent. The large brick store on Main street,next to Dorsey's drus store, is offered for rent. jrossession giveu reasonable. immediately. Terms Also a four-rooni dwelling house on Dreckenridge street, oct 31. W. W. RE A VIS CA.XiZisr'viXjT-jE, iXiLiisrois. 66 I beg to -call attention to my stock of Holiday -:- Goods And general stock of everything usually found in a WELL KEPT DRUG STORE. -o- Having visited the Nortliern market sMn person and selected with great care my stock of HOLIDAY :-: ARTICLES I feel confident that I enn supply all articles in that line As Loff or Lower ilian any house in tcrwn. I do not claim to be selling goods at or below cost but I do claim that can sell at a LIVING PROFIT and then beatall my competitors. Having no rent to pay and dis counting all my bills, I can and will SELL AS LOW 4ls same as same class of goods can be iy where North or South. many goods will not attempt to enumerate, but will (once again) SOLICIT AN EXAMINATION ot my stock and ajsliare ot jou patronage. Holiday goods are now arriving and will be in shape in a few days. Very Respectfully, MELVILLE DORSEY. Farm for Sale. The undersigned offers for sale a farm of 90 acres, situate about a quarter of a mile from Middleburg, Vance county. Improve ments consist of two-room house. flue-curing barns.pack-house, &c. Good tobacco land. Also adapted to the cultivation of cotton , grain and grasses. Will be sold on reason able terms. Apply to MKS. LUCY Y. HUNTER. Middleburg, N. C. or tO A. U. ZOLLICOFFEK, oct31 21 Henderson, N. V. Notice. Having this day qualified in the Superior Court of Vance county as administrator of S. P. J. Harris, deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the said deceastd to exhibit the same to me by the 7th Nov., 1890, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery : all per. sons indebted to said deceased will please pay the same to me at once. L. M. HARRIS, Adm'r of S. P. J. Harris, dee'd. 1.1. 11 ICRS. Att y. Nov. 7. 1889. nov. 7-6 o. Notice ! A. & V. B. Crinklfv. Warrentnn V f. ' will give you tlie deed of a small traet of -ana ror iu to 12 rents, provided you are honest, so'ur , peaceable and industrious. MILL CO Nice sailor hats at 15 cents at DAVIS & ROSE'S. A nicely trimmed felt hat than a dollar at for less DAVIS & ROSE'S. Lowest prices yet offered in Cloaks, Jackets and Jerseys at DAVIS & ROSE'S. Ladies Vests and rants at prices very low. Look at them. DAVIS & ROSE. Our Hosiery Department offers at tractions to economical buyers. DAVIS & ROSE. The biggest bargains in Crockery ever offered to Henderson buyers are now being offered by DAVIS & ROSE. Our Millinery Department "is at tracting unusual attention this fall and if you have not been in it will pay you to do so before buying. DAVIS & ROSE. What's the Matter . WITH THOMASON ? Oh, he's all right, and is still sell ins: at LOWEST PRICES - Sugar, Coffee, Molasses, Syrups, Cheese, Butter, Cakes, Craclm, Country and Canvassed Hams, Breakfast ' Strips, Mackerel, North Carolina Corned Herrings, Meat, Meal, Lard. Also a fall 1 line of j DRY GOODS, CLOTMG, BOOTS, SHOES j Hats, Notions, Tobacco, Cigars, Snnff, j AXD Farmers' Supplies ! My prices. are low, and I ean save money to those who deal with me. Buying in car ! load lots Flour, Meal, Meat. Salt. Hay, ! (.rain. Bran, Sbipstuff, Jfcc., I get my good : eiieapana sen correspondingly low. salesmen : u. w. Williams and Walter Hight. H. THOMASON, Opposite Cooper's Warehouse, Henderson, N. C. FACTS WORTH KlfIG A-DATVT AND EVE SET THE FIRST FALL FASHIONS after they ' tumbled to the fact" that thev were somewhat in IEED OE CLOTHING, And we are not only setting the fashions for SPRING, SUMMER, - FALI and WINTER, but we supply the CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS. Sec, as well. While 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 nolhicjj, to brag on, being made of fig leaves. We presume of course that you do not want to take a. leal out of iheir fashion look. Those fall styles lieing rather ancient we sav then you letter leave them off and come to our store and et a glimpse of our -NOVELTIES, STYLES and PATTERNS in CLOTH ING for - IN, BOYS AND CHILDREN. Ve have ihc LARGEST STOCK and -- a Ir.rt c ihc. PARADISE OF BUYERS, SHOPPERS. Fall in with the crowd m:.kt to l.i II out with ur bargains. . . ft -n- THE FALL IN PRICES All along the line in every class of goods sold by us. But by this donJt . 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 tne dollar. In conclusion let us advise you to put this advertisement where you will FALL OVER IT until you digest the fact the genuine and only original T)TP Q" are making 'the BARGAIN BREAK of a lifetime. Come and jljr 0 see the stock and post your self in prices. jg-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 $1.00 goods on the market. Barnes, Stainback & Co., Leading ClotMers, Gents' James H. Lassitor. V. T. LASSITER, STAINBACK & CO., ZLSSITEZR, BTJ3XX)3trTC3-, HENDERSON, NORTH CAROLINA, l A KULL LINE p GOLD AND SILVER SHIRTS, A j Jp The. Best Goods on tie Market for tte Ec:jj. j m COLLARS, CUFFS, IDMBifl, ( Vrt, . HECKWEAB, Jc, if. -. J A visit to our double store will reveal the fact that we hare a Urge tod well assorted stock of -. , GrENERAIi ERCHAOT)ISE, DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, Resdy-made Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES, bugar, Coffee. Syrups, Molasses, Meat, Meal, Flour, Salt, Fish, rarmers supplies or ail Kinds. ios, noes, bhoveis, casting, ing at prices that cannot be undersold in this market. We have a large and well selected stock Our stock was never.so large, never so fine and never so cheap before. Call and see for yourself. . Thanking our friends and customer for the very liberal patronage accorded us in the past, we respectfully solicit a continuance of the same la future, promising our best en deavors to please always. LASSITER, STAINBACK & CO. C or leading Cyclopedias : ; 1 w 91V.W , uLMuai v iw 1 uiuuK u hh mivrmgv unm. sst jot her article of furniture of equal cost will equaDj adora a - Jcultnred borne. - i V jiiV ET C? AUDlE-f'S MAXTFOU) CYCTOPClIA at thm otto ot this pmur XL CL can. if too iah. la i-raw nrrW R, th-WT. ZLiZZZzJPr?? T TOO of trarsora,-oa nu-j be imrUullj saved. A Iiber.1 BEST HOODS pver hr.-m- t tk. -..,.. - x. V , W I l 1 uu w V-Vli iv Lt.tt t J JKi Will II flU Villi as our name is the SHIBOLETH OF that moves this wav and vou will nnt This Fall season will be remarkable for a- - . Furnishers ui Hatters, --os 1 1 1 1 - Stainback. C. E. 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