"THE PEOPLE'S PAPER."
THAD R. MANNING,
Owner and Editor.
Devoted to the Industrial, Educa
tional and Material Welfare
op Vance County akt North
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
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revise or reject any article he may think
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
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
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:
Ladies Children and
Ladies' and Misses' Ear
Ladies' and Gents' Cuff
Ladies' and Gents' Silk
Fine Quality Chains,
These goods are offered at reduced
prices, for 15 days only, and if you
want a bargain come early.
The large brick store on Main street,next
to Dorsey's drus store, is offered for rent.
Also a four-rooni dwelling house on
oct 31. W. W. RE A VIS
I beg to -call attention to my stock of
Holiday -:- Goods
And general stock of everything usually
found in a
WELL KEPT DRUG STORE.
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
and then beatall my competitors.
Having no rent to pay and dis
counting all my bills, I can and
SELL AS LOW
as same class of goods can be
iy where North or South.
many goods will not
attempt to enumerate, but will
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nice sailor hats at 15 cents at
DAVIS & ROSE'S.
A nicely trimmed felt hat
than a dollar at
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
Oh, he's all right, and is still sell ins:
- 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
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
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
Ir.rt c ihc. PARADISE OF BUYERS,
SHOPPERS. Fall in with the crowd
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.
LASSITER, STAINBACK & CO.,
HENDERSON, NORTH CAROLINA,
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 -. ,
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
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.
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