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THE HENDERSON GOLD LEAF -THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1896.
The Gold Leaf. ESTABLISHED 1881. BY THAD R. MANNING. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: One aopy one vear. ... fl.50 6 months. .75 4 50 We desire a live agent ami cor iv.him indent at every postomce in Vancp and adjoining counties. Correspondence on all subjects of local and general interest and opinions upon matters of publie concern, are invited. The editor will not be responsible for the views or statements of correspondents and reserves the right at all times to revise or reject any artiele he may think proper. One bide, only, of the peper must be written on and the real name of the writer accompany the contribution. No attention will be paid to anonymous let ters. THURSDAY. JAN. 23, 189G. TOWN AND COUNTRY. Perfect harmony should exist be tween town and country. Their in terests are mutual. What is to the ad vantage of one is bourd to be more or less helptul to the other. And we believe such a leeling of community interest mutual helpful ness exists between the citizens of Henderson and people of the country as is seldom found anywhere else. The people in town recognize their depen dence in large measure upon the sur rounding country. And the country people on the other hand appreciate the value and importance of a home market and are justly proud of their country town. This is as it should be. As Hen dekon grows so will the country adja cent grow, and vice versa. The one is essential to the other. The existence of a strong home market and the cre ation of an active demand for the products of the farm, mean the pros perity of the agricultural interests of the community. Whatever, .is calcu lated to advance the growth and pros perity of the town must inure to the . benefit of the country. And when the country prosjers the town is quick to feel the vivifying effect. The arte ries of trade beat with a quicker pulse and the beneficial results flowing there from are perceptible to all. The country people are the back bone of the town. The town is the strong arm of the country people. Each is the ready hand-maid of the other, wifh mutual interests, the suc cess of either one of which means the welfare of the other. It is well for Henderson that it has such strong support as is found in the farmers of Vance and adjoining coun ties. It is well for them that they have so close at hand a market for their products of whatever description. With the strongest and best bright to bacco market in the State, and a cot ton market second to none as far as paying the highest prices for the staple is concerned, to say nothing of the town's advantages as a trading point for the purchase of all kinds of mer chandise and other articles at most reasonable figures, our people enjoy privileges of which they are neither unmindful nor unappreciative. And with the building of the cot ton factory an increased demand will be created for cotton and country pro duce generally. The management will give the preference to cotton pro duced in this section. The staple is finer, the fibre stronger and it is alto gether more desirable for milling pur poses. Then there will be a saving of the freight and a stronger home mar ket established by the policy of buying at home as much as possible. JUDGE PRYOR AND THE LTTIZEN MAKING power. Judge Roger A. Pryor, of the Su preme Court, of New York, is in dan ger of rendering himself unpopular if he acts on the eve of an election in New York as he did the other day in refusing naturalization to a number of Hmld-be citizens, when he made this interesting announcement. Said he: "I shall refuse to naturalize any more persons or admit them to citizenship unless they have read the Constitution of the United States and can speak the English language of this country. Per sons who cannot fill these requirements need not come before the court. They will only waste time by so doing." We heard a reputable gentleman say on one occasion that just previous to an election in New York he had known immigrants to be given natur alization papers (clothed with the rights and privileges of free born Amer ican citizens) and the ballot put in their hands by which they added their strength to the law making power of the land or the municipal rule of the city, betore the smell oC Castle Gar den had got off their persons. So we say if Judge Pryor persists in the course he has set he may find himself not in favor with the political bosses in his neck"bf the woods. A Kansas Populist is a hummer with horns as he is at work on a new scheme to increase the sum of human happiness. He is trying to cross the milkweed and the strawberry, so that people may raise strawberries and cream together Orange (Va.) Ob server. England sends a great many books to this country of varying degrees of popularity and merit, but James Mon roe continues to be our favojitc ao. thor. Washington Star. EXERCISE JUDGMENT. The farmers of Vance county are credited with a good supply of com mn sense. They have shown this by the progress made in recent years. But there is yet room for improvement. It can not be denied that some of them do not exercise that degree of judg ment in the conduct of their business that they should. They may work hard and practice economy but that does not compensate for the lack of the quality of which we speak. In no occupation is a thorough j knowledge of the business in hand the forces employed and the elements produced more essential than that of farming. To be successfully done it must be intelligently done. The highest results can only follow the most enlightened methods and common sense usage. It is folly to undertake to grow bright tobacco on landsuited only for the production of cotton, or raise cotton on land better adapted to corn ;or either on land that will produce more money to the acre if put in tobacco. These are truths known of every man, and yet in the face of these facts many farmers go right on year after year do ing this very thing. The object of this article is to cor rect this as far possible to put our people to thinking along this line and cause them to exercise greater judg ment in their farming operations. Whatever may be said about curtailing the cotton crop of the South, our ad vice is to plant whatever your lands are best adapted to what will pay you the largest returns in net money. But we do not mean by this that all cotton or all tobacco should be planted. It is not a safe plan to stake every thing upon any one market crop. That is the mistake made by the farmers of the South in former years. First plant a sufficient crop of corn, wheat, potatoes, peas, oats, rye, grasses, &c, for home consumption at least, then put in tobacco and cotton enough to make out a full crop. Prepare the land thoroughly, manure heavily and cultivate well. Make compost, use woodsmold, swamp muck, stable ma nure, barnyard scrapings and aU available material of the kind as a basis and then apply good commercial fertilizers as the necessity may require and your ability to pay for will ad mit of. Select your land for the desired crop" with judicious care, having in view its adaptation to the perfection of growth and maturity of that particular crop always. If these rules are followed there is no good reason why the farm ers of Vance county may not be the most successful and prosperous people oi any section of the country. Senator Hill, who is a bachelor, has called down the wrathful indigna tion of the female portion of the Dis trict of Columbia upon his unrighteous (bald) fate. The course of this is the recent declaration upon his part that the nation's representatives in Wash ington allow their social indulgences and functions to interfere too seriously with their duties to their country, and the further suggestion that it would be a good thing if all the women were packed up and sent away while Cong ress is in session. A great many peo ple had an idea that it was not so much the social indulgences and func tions that interfered with the duties of certain "statesmen" in and around Washington as it was the saloons and card tables, and the looking after their private affairs at home, instead. Col. Fred Olds, the newspaper carrespondent, says the Populists and Republicans are doing a good deal of talking since the sentence of Satterfield and Brown, at Raleigh. One of them says the real guilty persons are two Democrat members of the Legislature from the western part of the State. Another adds that a preacher may be concerned in the matter. Another says that he knows who was present when the bill was copied, and that he was a preacher, but not one of these will call any names. Out with the names and let the public know who the parties are if there is any truth in aU this talk. The Washington Post makes a back handed swipe and a certain class of frothy-mouthed, blear-eyed politicians in this fashion: "It will not do to call the American people hot-headed. It will be recalled that some of us didn't get real mad until about twenty years after tiie cKose ot the last war." The Hon. A. J. Balfour, first Lord of the Treasury, says de does not ob ject to Monroeism, but if the United States sets itself up as an arbitrator, England will not yield. That is what the United States appears to be doing. Now what it going to be done about, it? Marking the Lambs. In a Sunday-school, when the lesson ef the Good Shepherd was being explained, the question was asked, "IIow does the Good Shepherd know his sheep?" Yousj Washington, who had been visiting hw uncle's sheep farm, thought he knew. "Tall the class, my dear," said the teacher. "Some he slits their ears and some he marks with red chalk," said the boy. These would be distinguishing marks indeed, but not more so than are the marks of health on the countenances of those who use ir. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. For all blood taints, from whatever cause arising, poisons and humors, such as scrof ula, tumors, ulcers and kindred affcetions, its equal does not exist. WORKING FREE FOR THE ENEMY 1 The following is found printed con-: spicuously in the local columns jOf a Democratic newspaper in this state: Of unusual interest to every reader of this paper, is the announcement made elsewhere in this paper by the , unquestionably the greatest of America's newspapers. The mail sub ecription price of The Daily and Sun day is reduced at one blow from Twelve to Six Dollars a year, placing it within the reach of all who desire to read any Daily paper during the com ing great National campaign. The Weekly remains at one dollar a year, but is issued in semi-weekly sec tions of eight pages each, mating it practically a large semi-weekly paper. This issne is just the thing for the farm er, merchant or professional man woo has not the time to read a daily news paper but wishes to keep promptly and thoroughly posted. It is made up with especial reference to the wants of every member of the family, not only giving all the news but also a great va riety of interesting reading matter ot all kinds. Write for free sample copie s to Printing Co., The paper, the name of which we have stricken ou-in the foregoing; is by no means the greatest of America's newspapers, but it is the ablest and most vindictive Republican paper in the West. Of course if a North Caro lina Democratic paper wants to aid in the circulation of such a newspaper by giving it the weight of its endorse ment in terras as extravagant as it could well employ, it has a perfect right to do so, but the placing of this Western ReDubwcan newspaper in North Carolina under Democratic en dorsement is no more calculated to promote the forlunes of the Demo cratic Dartv than it is to aid in the a m up-building of North Carolina's own newspapers. The above instance reminds us to say that doubtless the Toledo Weekly Blade, a vicious, vile Republican paper) has more circulation in North Carolina than any North Carolina paper which is conducted as a legitimate enterprise upon its own merits; and that this circulation has been built up for it by free advertising which it has procured from the Democratic press of the State. Some of the members of the North Carolina journalistic fraternity are kinder to Republican and half Popu list papers outside the State than they are to each other. Charlotte Obser ver. Charity is one of those amiable qualities of the human breast that im parts pleasure to its possessor, and he who receives it. Like the dew from heaven, it falls gently on the drooping flowers in the stillness of the night re freshing and reviving. It never opens, but seeks to heal the wounds inflicted by misfortune. The gratitude of the donee is a rich recompense to the do nor and refines the joys of each. Angels smile on such benevolence. The above beautiful (and truthful) thoughts are from the pen of the talen ted young editor of the Orange (Va) Observer. His felicitous frame o mind is accounted for by the following couplet printed in another part of the sau.e issue of his paper: We are feeling happy Days are bright and sunny Two loads of wood in this week. What do we care for money? MORE CORN LESS COTTON. It was probably never more import ant than it is at present for th; South to reduce the acreage of its cotton crop for 1896, and devote increased attention to the production of food stuffs. One more year of abundant food crops and reduced cotton acreage would put the South forward to a won derful extent, while a short food sup ply and large cotton crop would result in serious injury to all Southern busi ness interests. Outside of the ordinary conditions which would make this im portant, the prevailing war fever throughout the world emphasizes its necessity. Should there be war in Europe or America, cotton would quickly feel the effect and prices de cline, while foodstuffs of all kinds would command the highest prices. To all reasons which in years past have teen advanced for special attention to the production of grain, fruits, vege tables and provisions, and less atten tion to cotton, is this year added the worldwide unrest and the unfortunate prospect for war in Europe, which would seriously and quickly lessen the mark et value of cotton. Increase the acreage in foodstuffs should be the Southern farmer's motto for 1896. Manufacturers'1 Record. Hon. M. W. Ransom, Minister to Mexico, while in Washington, D. C, recently, is quoted as follows: Mr. Ransom says a great deal American capital is being invested Mexico and that a large number American citizens are engaging of in of in "business there. The best of feeling pre Tails between Mexicans and Ameri cans, and Mexico is ganerally very prosperous. The Diaz administration Las been making unusual efforts to ad Tance the republic on the high road of substantial prosperity. Everywhere I go I find the most friendly feeling ex pressed for Americans, and I like Mex ico and the Mexicans. That don't look as if Maxico is suf fering, as the goldbugs claim, because of having free coinage of silver. Kin ston Free Press. "When Baby vas sick, we gave her Castoria. When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria, When she became Miss, sh j clung to Castoria. When she had Children, shi gave them Castoria, It was true as stated lately in the Dispatch, that Charles City county had the honor of being the birth-place J of two Presidents of the United States, but it was an error to say that such honor belonged alone to that county. Orange county was the birth-place of Jemes Madison and Zachary Taylor, and Westmoreland county of George Washington and James Monroe. The distinction for these three Virginia counties is unique, and not likely to be paralleled in . the history of the country, if it lives to the age of Methu selah. Richmond Dispatch. DUKE ' Cigarettes .,- -a- -a- -.v -,v 'i vfj! I TOBACCO CBJl DURHAM. H.C. U.S.A. UCCMBBUB MADE FROM High Grado Tobacco ABSOLUTELY PURE THE SOUTH VIRGIN SOIL. Whether considered as a seat of ag riculture mining or manufacture, the South is still virgin sou. Its possibili ties are even more remarkable than- its recent progress, and as the one is de developed and the other expands, it is destined to add in the near future more than any- other part of the coun try to the aggregate wealth of the na tion. Boston Herald. Governor Carr has received - and accepted an invitation to- attend the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the admission of Tennessee in,to the TTninn. This celebration takes- the novel shape of a 100-day exposition, beginning, at Nashville September 1st, next. This State will naturally leel particular interest in the affair, as all of Tennessee used to be Washington county, N. C Winston Sentinel. Popular Monthly's Great Lee Articles. There is no American, living or dead, North or South, who stood nearer the hearts of the people, or whose memory is held with more sacred affection than Gen eral Robert E. Lee. All on this side of the wined-out but never to be forgotten "line" feel that they know him; but there is still much of his history and that of his family and his ancestors that has never yet been told. On this account the Gold LeAf is pleased to note the announcement of Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly regarding the series of notable Lee papers that begin in the February issue. The first is "The Ancestors of Gen eral Robert E. Lee and the Tiinj in Which They Lived," by Mrs. Judge Roger A. Pryor, of New York. The whole se ries, beginning with the earliest colonial times down to the present date, will be enriched with numerous portraits and il lustrations of special interest, heretofore unprinted and a large speaking likeness in water rrolnrs of Genera.! Ipe. Alto gether these articles will form a valuable addition to the history of the great" men of the nation. .' DISEASES OF THE SKIN. The intense itchin&r and smarting inci dent to eczema, tetter, salt-rheum, andother diseases ot the skin is instantly allayed by applying Chamberlain s .Lye and . bkin Ointment. Many very bad cases have1 been permanently cured by it. It is equally efficient for itching piles and a favorite rem edy for sore nipples; chapped hands, chil blains, frost bites, and chronic sore eyes. for sale by druggists at zo cents per box. Try Dr. Cady's Condition Powdery they are just what a horse needs when in bad condi tion. Ionic, blood puriher and vermifuge. For sale by M. Dorsey, druggist. Can Hog Cholera be Cured? Before answering this question, Dr. Salmon, chief ot the United States bu reau of animal industry, says it is nec- cessary to remember that there has never been discovered a remedy for a single one of the infectious diseases ; of man or beast which will cure every iu dividual attack. A large number of tests were made by the department and for a long time it was doubtful whether any remedy or combination of remedies could be made which would produce any marked effect in lessening the ravages of swine diseases. The experiments of the last year, however, indicate that treatments, if properly ap plied, may be successful. A number of formulas have been developed and used in the field with good results. The most effective is the following: Wood charcoal 1 lb., sulphur 1 lb., sodium chloride 2 lbs., sodium bicarbonate 2 lbs., sodium hyposulphate 2 lbs.", so dium sulphate 1 lb. These ingredients must be completely pulverized and very thoroughly and carefully mixed. ; The dose is a large tablespoonful for every two hundred pounds of hog, and is to be given once every day. When hogs are affected do not feed eorn alone, but at least once a day give a soft feed, made by mixing bran and middlings, or middlings and corn meal, or ground oats and graifl, or crushed wheat in hot water, and .then stir in this the proper quantity o med icine. Hogs are fond of this medicine. It increases their appetite, and Iwhen they once taste of the food with which it has been mixed, they would eat it when nothing else would tempt them. Very sick animals that cannot eat the feed, should be drenched with thd; med icine shaken up with water. In. our experiments, hogs that would u eat nothing, have commenced, after re ceiving a dose of the remedy, and stead ily improved until they appeared 'per fectly well. This medicine may also be used as a preventive of swine diseases, and for this purpose should be put in the feed of sthe whole herd, care being that each animal receives its proper share. In cases where it has been given a fair trial, it has apparently cured most of the animals which were, and has stop ped the progress of the disease an the herd. It also appears to be an excel lent appetizer. Exchange. Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly for February, I896. The Lee family of Virginia is the sub ject of a series of profusely illustrated articles which will constitute a leading feature in Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly during the current year. The February number of this magazine, just out, con tains the initial article of the series, en titled "The Ancestors of General Robert E. Lee; and the Times in which They Lived," written by Mrs. Roger A. Pryor, embodying many rare portraits, coats-of-arms, etc. This same February num ber of Frank Leslie's also contains beauti fully ilostrated articles upon "A Roman Festa," by Tueo. Tracy; "Sardinia," by Charles Edwardes; "The SociaL Settle ment in America," by Rufus R. Wilson? "West Point," by Carl J. Becker; "Art Students in Paris"; and stories, sketches and poems by Howard Paul, George Ed par Montgomery, Dr. J H. Porter, J. F. Sullvan, Ella Rodman Church, Lena L. j Pepper, and other popular contributors. HA Henderson. Korth. Carolina, As Ever to the Front! No Yarns! No Bombast! We, in making" this our many friends and. a force of drummers best estimate we can We Have Bouont Less in the Gountru, Yet Our Trade is the Largest in Our Experience. Because our house is the VERY BEST and because all who visit our market KNOW IT-be cause we win on merit and not with bombast and because from our past dealing with the farm ers in this and surrounding counties they all are confident that what we say is true and because of their appreciation of these things we feel justly proud that the intelligent farmers have made The Best and Most Reliable, and the Leading One for Pounds and Prices We wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year, and assure all who have Tobacco to sell that WE ARE IN Tfl& FRONT RANKS FOR YOUR PROTECTION, AND NO SIDE, ISSUE SHALL DIVERT US from this.one purpose. We know that your satisfaction means our prosperity. Once more we congratulate the " world and the fullness thereof" that the Henderson Cotton Mills will be running during the year and "yarns" will be spun by machinery, when we trust its capacity will be sufficient to satisfy THE MOST AVARICIOUS YARN SPINNER. Personal Attention to all Shipments and Prompt Returns Guaranteed. Want a Buqqu or Wagon? Wo defy Competition. "Old fliGkory" Waaons and Tyson & Jones' Buggies speak locjUemselves With Kind Regards, We are Sours Very Truly, Harris, Gooch & Company. Making Spring Goods For In order to close out our Winter Stock before March 1 st, to make room for Spring Goods, we offer our entire line of Dry Goods, Hats, Allwool Underwear, And Heavy Winter Shoes At wholesale prices. Now is yonr chance to Secure Bargains. We Mean Bus iness. Very truly, TUG stalnback 60., Slioers, Hatters and Haberdashers, Henderson, N. C. Tremulous Sensibilities Makes it difficuit fo a man to seem natural and at ease when he wears a suit that does not fit or hang gracefully. The Clothing we sell reflects the best efforts and most artistic effulgence of scientific tailors. The quality of the material speaks for itself. They help to maintain the " nobility of ex pression and grandeur of bearing " that marks the true gentleman. Your money back if you are not satisfied. SAMUEL WATKINS, UNIVERSAL PROVIDER. Twentieth Annual State Convention. The twentieth Annual State Con vention of the Young Men's Christian Associations of North Carolina, will be held March 19th to 32nd, at Charlotte. An interesting programme is being pre pared. Some stroug speakers have already agreed to be present. Every Association in the State should be rep resented by as many delegates as possible. our New Year's Announcment, have abundant cause to thank patrons1 of our Tobacco Market for making very much less than our past corps, to have sold, according to the make, 50 per cent, ofall Tobacco sold by farmers on this market. lf j WA Roil Lost. Town of Henderson Warrant 14G3, dated to Nov. 1, 1895. payable to J. T, Moss, for Twenty dollar for October, and endorsed in blank by J. T. Moss. The same belongs to me. All persons are notified not to accept or negotiate the same. Payment has been stopped. J. H. Maho.ve. teatracu may fy Rutfe for - IN KEW YOSLhJ GOOCH & CO., B0U NEW While of course "ach article cannot be mentioned sepa rately, reference must be made to a beautiful array of S6rQ6S, BroadGiotus, and Flannels, Which need only to be seen to be appreciated. While the stock is here and being opened, and others are having their special days and special bargains, we would simply say Eyery Day is Our Special Day and Special Bargains Ofercil with Eyery Article The bottom has been completely knocked out of prices on Dress Goods. A full line of Leaksville Mills Flannels bright colors very cheap. To see them is to admire them. HATS AND SHOES Although Shoes have advanced we've not put the price up. Those who have bought ot us recently know this We procured a large stock early in the season, hence can allord to sell them cheaper than those who buy now. Wiien it comes to Hats, you run finrl wlnit r-vn am looking for right here, and the price will be satisfactory. We have all styles and qualities, in soft and stiff goods. Time is too short and space too limited to say more. We have the goods. Come and see for yourself that's best. Want Something to Eat? We are better prepared than ever before to supply your wants in M something good to eat." A complete ine of Sta ple und Fancy Groceries, Flour, Salt, Meat, Meal, also Hay, Grain and Feed Stuffs. We buy in car load lots and sell as low as accurate measure, correct weights and the quality of the goods will admit of. Your trade is solicited. HENRY THOMASON, Order of Sales for January. The following U the order of sales for January as fixed by the Uenderson Tobac- 5 co Board of Trade: ' Thursday 23 Cooper, Harris, Davis, ' jenKins. Friday 24 Harris. Davis, Jenkins, Cooper. Saturday 2. Harris, Cooper, Jenkins, Davis. Monday 27 Davis, Jenkins, Cooper, Harris. Tuesday 28 Jenkins, Cooper, Harris, Davis. Wednesday 29 Cooppr, Harris, Davis, Jenkins, Thursday 30-Harris, Davis, Jenkins, Cooper. Friday 31 Davis, Jenkins, Cooper, Har ris. - it possible for us, with FALL GOODS. We have this season the largest and prettiest stock we ever bought. Special attention is called to an exquisite line of LADIES' DRESS GOODS. In this department will be found every thing for LADIES' WEAR, and the goods can't be surpassed for beauty and cheapness rr 1 tlEDI2KKO TO If A CCO JIAUKKf Corrected weekly by D. Y. Coojer, Pro prietor of Cooper's Warehouse. HE50ER8OK. N. C, Jan. 22, 1.. (Quotations for New Crop.) Fillers ContmoD dark or green VA Common to medium Medium to good . Good to fine Smokers Common Common to medium Medium to good Good to fine Cutters Common to medium Medium to good - Good to fine Wrappers Co mm on Common to inediirfi) Medium to good Good to fine 8(310 10 If 12 (9 1 15 20 888 20 ta 33 40 &9