Newspaper Page Text
THE HENDERSON GOLD LEAF THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1896.
The Gold Leaf. ESTABLISHED 1881. BY THAD R. MANNING. TKRMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: One copv ne year, -" " C months, -.. .. 4 . I1..-0 75 .50 We desire a HveaKnt ami correspondent at every postoflice in Vance and adjoining counties. ... , , , Correspondence on all subjects or local and general interest and opinions upon matters of public concern, are invited. The editor will tot be responsible for the views or statements of correspondents and reserves the ripht at all tinies to revise or reject any article he may think proper. One side, only, of the psper must be written ou and the real name of the writer accompany the contribution. No attention will be paid to anonymous let ters. THUltSOAY, Jl'XE 1, lH'.Ui. The Landmark says that a phase of the new woman business in Statesville is that she gets drunk and fights the coppers. For the good name of the town and the peace and dignity of the State, tosay nothing of the new woman herself it is sincerely to be hoped there is not many of her representating this particular phase ol the business. Mks. Jefferson Davis and daughters will attend the meeting of the Con federate Veterans at Richmond June 30th. It has been arranged for them to hold a public reception at the Davis Mansion, Miss Winnie Davis and her sister Mrs. Hayes doing the honors, while Mrs. Davis will not be expected to rise from her seat or shake hands with the multitude of persons, who doubtless will press to see her. In Georgia, only one gold man will be nominated for Congress, Hon Henry (I. Turner. All the other dis tricts will send free silver men. Mr. Turner' district is tor silver, but he has many personal friends who vote for his return because of the high stand he has taken in Congress. This is a very rare compliment. Mr. Turner is a North Carolinian. He is a brother of Dr. V. E. Turner, of Raleigh, for merly a citizen of Henderson. The Georgia Congressman is a very able man and it is creditable to the wis lorn and dispassionate judgment of his con stituents that they retain him in the position he has filled with such distin guished ability, although he may hol.1 different views on the financial ques tion. POST IT ON VOL'U UNTKLS. The Richmond Dispatch is (p.: re right when it says all true Southern Democrats should post upon the lin tels of their doors the following from the speech made by Captain Mirajih Woods upon assuming the perrm.ent chairmanship of the State I)jm u r r ic Convention: There are honest differences am ng our Democratic clans as to the causes of and the remedies for the all pervad ing distress and depression existing in the land; but Democracy, especially in the South, i.eans the defeat offorce bills, the recognition of Southern states men in the councils and administra tion of the government, and last, but not least, it means the preservation and dominance of the Caucasian race. However Virginians may differ on one great question, I do not distrust the loyalty and allegiance of all true Dem ocrats to the Democratic cause. tkaciii.m; thk dumb to talk The following, as showing the prog ress made in the art of teaching deaf and dumb people is taken from the Salisbury HeraLi: The progress that has been made at the institutions for the deaf, dumb and blind is remarkable. At the depot last night was little Sadie Herring, of Concord, who has been at the deaf and dumb school in Morganton. When her father, Dr. H. C. Herring, met her she spoke to him and for quite a while they carried on a conversation on the platform. The little girl un derstood what her father said from the movement of his lips and while unable to hear his voice or her own she could answer him by word of mouth. Oae of the teachers of the school was in the party and took part in the conversa tion and manifested great interest in the accomplishment of her pupil. The care, patience and tact which can take these unfortunates and make them un derstand conversation is truly marvel ous. Such institutions deserve much of the State and people and should be fostered and maintained at any cost. WINCHESTER MEMORIAL FUND. Efforts Will be Hade to Erect a Shaft as Well as Headstones. Kittrell, X. C, June 1: The Kit trell lady in charge of the Vance county fund to mark the Winchester graves has obtained from Mr. II. E. Zimnier, of liichmoud, Va., a very advanta geous bid ou the contract tor furnish iug the headstones. His bid is to fur nish, deliver and put into place lettered headstones of native marble, 2 feet high by 8 inches wide, at $1.2-r each. Calculations have heretofore been made on an estimate of $3.50 each. As there are 44S graves this means a saving of $1,000, and will not only greatly expe diate the marking of the graves but, she hopes, also permit the erection of a shaft in addition. Other States have erected both headstones and shafts. She has also arrauged with Mr. Henry IJlouut, of Wilson, to deliver in Hen derson, for the benefit of the fund, his famous lecture, "Beyond the Alps Lies Italy." Xews and Observer. Mr. James Perdue, an old soldier resid ing at Monroe, Mich., was severely afflicted with rheumatism but received prompt re lief from pain by using Chamberlain's Pain Balm. He says: "At times my back would ache so badly that I hardly could raise up. If I had not gotten relief I would not be here to write these few lines. Cham berlain's Pain Balm has done me a great deal of good and I feel very thankful for it." J'or sale by M. Drsey, drugg lit WHAT FREE COINAGE WILE DO. The Cincinnati Enquirer gives the following as some of the things free coinage of silver will bring: The free and unlimited coinage of silver means that neither the President nor his Secretary of the Treasury would be allowed any longer to boycott the four hundred and twenty-eight mil lions of standard silver dollars now in existence. The power that could re establish silver coinage would compel the use of silver with gold in the re demption of greenbacks. This would do away with the false pretense that bonds must be sold with which to buy go'.d to redeem greenbacks. It would remove the constant menace by the gol i gang that the legal tender qual ity shall be taken away from the vast amount of silver dollars now in ex istence. It would add enough to the money in circulation in the country each year to keep pace with the in crease of population and the require-; raents for domestic exchange. It would make all the silver bullion in the world worth just as much as though it were already coined into dollars. It would stop greenbacks from being presented at the treasury because Heidebach, Ickelheimer & Co. and the rest of the breed of gold speculators would be offered silver when they demanded gold, and they would not want it. Free coinage would guarantee the stability of the currency. The grinding contraction now going on would cease. The bor rowed surplus in the Treasury of nearly $200,000,000 would be expend ed in grand public improvements, in cluding coast defenses, and thus be re stored to circulation among the peo ple. It would gradually raise the gen eral level of prices. The production of wheat and other farm products would be resumed on the former scale. Manufacturers of every description would no longer en gage in a mere hand to mouth pro duction, but would manufacture for the requirements of the coming year. This would give work to those now in distress, and would enable laboring people themselves to buy what they are now doing without, under the harsh compulsion of poverty. The commerce between forty-five states would be resumed; railroads would be taken out of the hands of re ceivers, because they could again earn interest on their debts and expenses and something more. The occupa tion of the panic maker would be gone. With free coinage would com a President and Secretary of the Treas ury who would not spend half their time bawling to the world that their government is bankrupt -nd compelled to sell its bonds at 20 per cent, dis count from the interest rates cf the world to enrich favorable syndicates for some unfathomable reason. Free coinage would stop the borrowing of money in times of peace for the purpose of obtaining gold with which to pay obligations not payable in gold. In brief, free coinage would mean a back seat for syndicates and their official instruments a back seat for the bears of New York stock markets and for the pawnbrokers through out the country. It would mean that money would be more profita ble when invested in business enter prises than when laid away in a napkin to breed upon itself. It would mean fair play among men, and only 100 cents on the dollar in payment of debts. And free coinage is coming unless bribery and corruption are stronger in the land than the honest expression of the people's will. Don't let anyone persuade you to take anything else instead of Simmons Liver Regulator. Some merchants will try to .1.. t.: . 1.... ..... - 1 m-i. 1 : i UU llll out IIOl 101 JOU1 goou. iiiej 00 11 to make a little more profit on something wliieli is of nn interior ininlitv tliiiinrh vim must pay just as much for the bad as for the good. Bo sure to take Simmons Liver Uegulator, and nothing else. l.iOok tor the Red V. on every package. Power of the Country Press. At the recent couveutiou of the North Star editors, Thomas Uixby, of the Red Wing, Minnesota, Republican, read a paper ou the power of the coun try press, from which the following is taken: The city paper aims to follow, not to lead. Its circulation is its first con cern. If this can be won by the edi torial conduct, well and good. If not, then it matters little what avenue is followed, so long as it leads to the golden goal. In each great city there are many types of newspapers. Each has singled out some well-defiued men tal or moral or immortal appetite, to which it has decided to act as a pur veyor because it pays. Money must he made. The newspaper, like the man, finds itself caught in the whirl pool of the mad struggle for wealth, and, in either case, too often charac ter goes down in order that existence may be maintained. There are metro politan papers which illustrate all that is best iu journalistic life and tradi tion. But I am talking of general characteristics. To the country edi tor there is allowed, on the other baud, a liberty of thought and ex pression which compares with that of a worker on a great city newspaper as does the lot of an independent farmer to that of the city mechanic. The difference between the city and country paper measures their compara tive influence upon the views and ac tion of the people. A man's influence upon his fellows is, in the long run, dependent upon his fearlessness, his conviction and his liberty to act ac cording to it. The country paper is read carefully, thoughtfully, critically. Its influence upon opinion and actiou is immensely the greatest that the people of this country know. The circulation of country newspapers in this State is about 150,000, so that they are read by half the population of the State. There is nothing that any shrewd politician dreads with a greater power than the concerted enmity of the couu try press. It has never failed, when honestly directed, to blast and wither. This power is so great because what appears about the politician in his county paper is necessarily read by his constituent. The fortress that the country ejitor holds is, after all. the stronges:, citadel of freedom, and will be the l ist to fall before the foe. WF.RVOUS Troubles are due to Impoverished blood. Hood's Sar sa'parilla is the One True Blood Pirilier and NERVE TONIC. CAPT. McBEE EXPLAINS. He Answers the Charge Made Against the Seaboard Air Line Of'fcials of Padding the Mails. To the Associated Press: Pokvkmo vth, Va , June lst; 189G. It Is not usual for grievances against this Government to be fought through the Press; but in regard to alleged irregularities In mail matter over the Seaboard Air Line rood recently published and said to have been authorized by the Postmaster General, I may be par doned for using this medium in set ting forth the facts before an impar tial public, We are not responsible in any way for the shipment of public docu ments through the mails nor have we exerted ourselves to induce the movement of such documents dur ing the mail weighing period. The franking system is a personal privi lege, granted to Members of Con gress to which there is no penalty attached, and for which the mem bers are alone responsible; nor has the Postmaster General, or any other Government official, the right, as I understand it, to question the privi lege of movement of their documents through the mail at any time, in any quantity or any d'rection. See Act. March 3rd, I840, and Act. March 3rd, 179, and also Pos-niasr General's Report of 1S9", Page 153, which comments as follows: "There is no' 'penalty attached to the misuse of the frank privilege, hence there is no action that can be taken by me further than to call the attention of the Members to the matter." Referring to the fifteen sacks of public documents claimed to have been forwarded from my office. There was no secret about it. They were forwarded on regular mail trains and it was the Mail Agent's duty, south of Weldon, to count the sacks and weigh the contents, as they had not been previously weighed on our line fas mail was not being weighed on that portion of the road between Portsmouth and Weldon); otherwise, the Railroad would haul tons ot public documents during the next four years for which we would not receive compensation, and when I learned that a young Postofflce In spector was going over the nad trying to intimidate small Agents, by announcing who he was. I sent for him to come to my office, and I would give him nil the information lie wanted in regard to the law. I herewith quote you the Law, which will be found 011 p;ge 934, Clause 209, in I'nited States Official Postal Guide, dated January, 189. "A bulk packageof franked articles mav be sent to one address, who, on receiving and opening the package, may place addresses on the franked articles and re mail them for carriage and delivery to the respective ad dresses. This law seems to be plain, and I cannot see what more could have been done than was done to comply with it. Confirming the above law, and in further justification of the ac t'on of my clerk, I quote the follow ing letter written by the First Assist ant Postmaster General to Sena tor who wished to ship documents to California: "Post Office Department, Office or First Assistant Postmaser Gen'i., Di vision of Correspondence, Washington, 1). C, Mar. 11, 18. 'Hon U. S. Senator, Dear Sir: In compliance with your re quest 1 have the honor to advise you that Section 3G(j, Page l."7, Postal Laws and Regulations, expressly provides that 'A bulk package of franked articles may be sent to one addressee, who, on receiving and opening the package, may place ad dresses on the franked articles and re-mail them for carriage and delivery to the respective addresses. "Should any Postmaster refuse to accept speeches in properly franked envelopes offerd them for mailing. I will issue the necessary instruc tions, if you will call my attention to the matter." Very respectfully, (Signed ) F. II. Jones 1st Asst. P. M. Gen'l. In regard to certain newspapers, which it is purported were sent over our line in April. As I understand it, regular postage was paid, and there is no law wh'Ch w -ild p'evet advertising matter from being for warded through the mails at any time, and the Postmaster General can make no just complaint about , that, for we send out quantities of paid advertising matter all the year round, and there is no legal or equit able reason why we should with hold matter from the mails during the weighing period. The month se lected for w eighing of mails is one in which the smallest business is done, and fourteen and one-half per cent, is deducted from the total, in order that a minimum sum may be paid for carrying malls throughout the four years. The Seaboard Air Line Railroad receives much less mail pay per mile than any road of its length in the United States, and as I can show from a comparison of their published reports, has been for years unjustly treated in these matters. We received notice from the De partment on January 23d that mail would be weighed on all routes on our line south ot Weldon for thirty consecutive working days, commenc ing February 26th, and on March 20 th we received the following letter, bearing date of March 17th: "Sir Your telegram of the 13th instant to General Superintendent White, relative to continuing the weighing on your line for an addi tional ten days, has been referred to this office. In reply, you are informed that it is the uniform rule of the Depart ment to weigh the mails on railroad mail routes in a State or section at the same time and for thirty stcces sive working days, as required by law. Thin being the ease, the Depart ment could not do as yon request without throwing itself open to the charge of doing for your company that which is frequently compelled to refuse to do for other companies. This it must decline to do. "The reports of the weighing, so 1 far as received, indicate that it is progressing satisfactorily, and that the results are likely to be favorable to the railroad companies as can be reasonably expected." Very respectfully, (Signed) c. Neilsox, 2d Asst. I. M. General." In confirmation of the above I re ceived at my office on March 24th the foil j wing: "Railway Mail Service, Office of Sn-r. 3i Division, Washinuton, D.C., March 3d, 1896 "Subject Completion of mail weighing "I, E. McBee.Esti., General Super intendent, Portsmouth: Sir The weighing of mails on all S. A. L. routes will be discontinued after Tuesday, the 31st instant. Kindly have scales kept in mail and baggage ears on all trains depart ing ironi any point on the line up to twelve o'clock midnight of the 31st inst. "Very respectfully (Signed) "Chas.W. Vickery, ' Superintendent." On receipt of the above official notice, we arranged fortheadoption of our summer schedule, and on March 29th discontinued two trains which had been carrying mail for over two years, for which service we had received no pay from the Gov ernment. Under these circum stances, it was a. matter of much surprise when I received, on March 31st, (two days after the change of our schedule,) a telegram from the Department stating that the weigh ing would be continued for thirty days more. On the 3d of April i called at the office of the General Superintendent of Railway Mail Service, and asked him why he pro posed to continue weighing mails after notifying me that he would not do so, and his reply was, because we had changed schedules. I asked nim if it was usual to re-weigh every time schedules changed. He said it was not. Now I do not object to weighing every month- in the year, but I claim the right of proper notice, and the privilege of re-establishing the two trains which were taken off. I was not given the proper notice, but, on the contrary, was deceived, as shown by the 2d Assistant's letter, and hereby lost one thousand pounds of mail per day, which he arbitrarily diverted from the Seaboard Air Liue. I had advices from the Department the latter part of April, however, that the weighing would be discontinued on the 5th of May, and I have re ceived tabulated statements of the weights over our line for 'April, which are signed by the 2nd Assist ant Postiuaeter General, and certi fied to by the Superintendents of Railway Mail Service, as follows: "I do hereby certify that tile fore going statement of weights of mail is correct, according to daily returns made by sworn employees of the De partment, and the statement of ser vice is correct, to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Signed, ICiias. W. Vickery, Supt. Ily. M. Service, Third Division, (Signed.) L, M. Terrfx, Snpt. liy. M. Service, Fourth Divisiou. We have had no not'ee from the Postottice Department to the con trary that the weights were not cor rect, and we are entitled to our pay under the legal methods of comput ing weights and their sworn certifi cates of the correctness of the same. The published statement alleged to have been authorized by the Postmaster-General is unbecoming and libelous, and I am prepared to court a full, free and fair investigation throughout with a further investi gation of other lines, including the different methods and prevailing custom-y which the mail pay is adjusted, or, will the Postmaster General authorize the publication of another statement and give his rea sons why the Seaboard Air Line was singled out and made the object of unjust criticism, or why we are dis ciedited for carrying public docu ments when it must have been known to him that other lines had carried tons of public documents in March, which had been shipped and re-shipped, weighed and re-weighed, besides thousands of pounds of other matter, including extra car load lots of patent medicine adver tisements, all of which passed appa rently unnoticed by him; or could he have been deceived by a lack of vigilance on the part of his Inspect ors, o reports withheld from him? It is certainly a new departure for the hetid of one of the great Depart ments of this Government to use the great powers of his office, through "Authorized Statements" in the Press, to injurea Railroad Company. (Signed) V. E. McDEE, No. 56 Court Street, Portsmouth, Va. A MAGNIFICENT BUILDING. The New Congressional Library in Washington. Washington, D. C, June 10th, '96. Editor Gold Leaf: Having been con fined to my house and bed for five days with muscular rheumatism or la grippe, and this morning feeling well enough and believing a short walk would be beneficial, my wife and I walked over the new Con gressional Library building, which it is said will be the finest in the world when completed. This it will take about twelve months to do. It is undoubtedly the finest building 1 ever had the pleasure of behold ing. It combines with grp.ndeur a sym metry and beauty so far surpassing all other public buildings iu this city that comparison is out of the questiou. The building and grouuds occupy two entire squares, and the latter is most beautifully laid out aud is being prepared tor grass and flowers. The niaiu entrance is on the west side fronting the Capitol, which building is connected with the library by an underground railway and electric de vices for the rapid transfer of books from one building to the other. While looking over the line of that tun nel, 1 thought about the wisest thing seme of our so called statesmen and patriotic politicians could do for themselves and their successors would be to have an under ground electric railroad run from the Cap itol building to some good jumping off place, so when the day of reokoning with the people of this country comes the citi zens may be spared the sight of seeing bodiless heads traveling about the city. I will not commit the folly of attempt ing to describe the interior of this build ing, but suppose they are finishing it up after the manner of the New Jerusalani, according to some of the descriptions I have heard of that city from eminent di vines. So if I never reach that famous city 1 will have a pretty good idea of how it looks. After leaving the building and getting a short distance from it, 1 stopped, turned around and was viewing its magnificent gold covered domes, (you know Uncle Sam has so much gold of late he has gone to shingling his out houses with it, although some of his children in sight of this build ing are crying for bread), and these thoughts occurred to me, Llow much money did all that cost? Who paid for it? Ana how few of those who had to pay for it will e ver be able to so much as even gaze upon it? much less how few will ever be benefitted by it. Do not understand me as being opposed to such, provided the people have a surplus in their treasury when it is done. But when the great masses are taxed as they now are, it is nothing more nor less than a high crime, and still the ex travagant appropriations of Congress are increasing instead of diminishing. Jut the people must be kept poor to be easily controlled and make good slaves I suppose, as all the great monuments of the past were built not by free men but bv slaves. Show me a land without g,eat monuments, and I will show you one without slaves. It is really amusing to hear the Repub licans who tw weeks ago were so confi dent that Mr. ilclviuley would be the ne$t president, now saying, "this silver craze ii a much bigger thing than we thought it was." And lam inclined to think that after the election in November a great many more will be asking the question. "What lias become of our grand old party?" which I hope and trust will be buried for ever beyond the hope of resurrection, for the great ills we now suffer are the off springs of the policy of that party. If there ever was a .time when this country needed true, unselfish patriots at the head of State affairs that time is now, and if some such do not come to the front soon our Slup of State will be upon the breakers before some seem to realize there . is any danger. I hope and trust, however, for a peaceful solution of all our troubles and that all who will work may have an abun dance. H.U.B. ODSlli A. y ITS CTTMJ To the Editor : I have an absolute remedy for Consumption. By its timely us 2 thousands of hopeless cases have been already permanently cured. So proof-positive am I of its power that I consider it my duty to tend imo bottles free to those of your readers who have Consumption, Throat, Bronchial or Lung Trouble, if they will write me their express and postoflice address. Sincerely, T. A. SL0CUM, M. IU Pearl St, Hew Terk. The Editorial and Business Management of Uu Paper Oaanuitee tbia gvnwuai Proposition. Bottled Dp ! It certainly is disheartening to a pa tient to find that the treatment he is -given for a disease is more disastrous than the disease itself. Such is the case, however, -with the usual treat ment given for diseases! of .the Llcod. Not withstanding- the great progress made in many branches of medicine, the doctors have failed absolutely to find a successful treatment for blood poison, and the many diseases having" their origin in the blood. They give but one lihid of medicine, they know but one treatment, and whether in the form of powder, pill or liquid, the doctor's prescription is always the same potash or mercury. Too much cannot be said of the harm ful and disastrous effects of these drugs. The doctors are unable to rid the sys tem of the poison and direct their efforts toward covering up the symp toms from view. There is but one ef fect to be obtained from potash and mercury they bottle up the poison and dry it up in the system, but it must be remembered that they dry up the marrow in the bones at the same time, gradually consuming the vital ity. Those disfiguring- copper-colored splotches are but indications of worse results to follow. No sooner has the system tal:en on the full effects of this powerful dmy than that suppleness and elasticity of the joints gives way to a stiffness, followed by .the, racking "pains of rheumatism. The form grad- liPOTASHjfT. ually bends, the bones ache, while de crepitude and helplessness prema turely take possession of the body. Under this treatment, it is but a short step from vigor and health . to a pair of crutches. Witn trns wrecK 01 wre system often comes falling of the hair and eyebrows, loss of finger nails, and decay of the bones a condition most horrible. This is no overdrawn picture, for the world to-day is full of these hobbling mercurial wrecks. Contagious Blood Poison is the most horrible of all diseases, and has been appropriately called the curse of man kind. Until the discovery 01 o. o. it was incurable. It has always baf fled the doctors, and it is in this, dis ease that the evils of mercury and potash are most common, because these drugs are given in such large doses in an effort to counteract the poison. While they succeed in bottling up the poison in the system, it alwaya breaks forth again, attacking some delicate org-an, frequently the moutn 'and throat, filling them with eating sores.- S. S. is the only known cure for this terrible disease. It is the same in other, diseases, of the blood. Scrofula, Eczema, Cancer, Rheumatism, all are given the same treatment by the physicians mercury and potash, and the result as above set forth is always the same. We offer a remedy purely vegetable, powerful in its effect, yet harmless in every way. Tor fifty years S. S. S. has been curing blood diseases, from the most violent to the mildest case, after all other treatment failed. It is guaranteed purely vegetable, and one thousand dollars reward is offered for proof to the contrary. It is a real blood remedy for real blood troubles, and never fails to cure Contagiqus BTbod Poison, Scrofula, Ec7ema, Rheu matism, Cancer, or any other disease of the blood. If you have a blood dis ease, take a remedy which wilt not injure you. Beware of mercury ; don't do violence to your system. Don't get bottled up I Our books on blood and skin dis eases, will be mailed free to any ad dress. Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga. RARE LITERARY TREAT. Dr. Hume's Lecture Before The La dies' Book Club. All the members thought that their hostess Mrs. E. G. Davis had even sur passed herself when it was announced that Dr. Hume had accepted an invita tion to deliver his lecture on "The Eth ics of Shakespeare at their closing meet ing Wednesday. June 10th. 'Twas a grand finale, for Dr. Hume of the Univer sity is recognized as the foremost Shakes pnran scholar of the South. Xo one ever had a more appreciative audience, nor received, more heart-felt thanks than did the Doctor at the infor mal reception held by him after the lec ture, filled with his own grand ideas and clothed in the exquisite English for which he is noted. While the guests were expressing their delight at the beautiful thoughts just given them, Mrs. Davis, with Southern hospitality, had served frozen dainties and all accessories. Dr. Hume during his visit to our town was the honored gupst of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Fittman. . The fortunate ones who heard this lec ture of Dr. Hume's were the more "en rapport" with the speaker, the Book Club having given so much of its time to the study of Shakespeare. The fol lowing are the names of those who were invited: ilr. and Mrs. D. Y. Cooper, Mr. and Mrs, Henry Perry, Mr. and Mrs. J. I). Rose, Mr. and Mrs. George Bose, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Shannon, Mr. and Mrs. Sam uel Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. Aslby Wat kins, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gilmer, Mr. and Mrs. William Horner, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ingle. Dr. and Mrs. Fletcher Harris, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bailev Owen, Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Hicks, Mr and Mrs. Claud Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Pittraan. Mesdames Mariah Parham, Laura Jones, A. R. Worth am, O. R. Smith, Misses 1 auny Parker, Lerume Jordan. Elizabeth Coi- ! ton, Misses Caldwell, Page, Hutzhel, thrower, Lnima Averett, Jessica R. Smith. Miss Tonan, the guest of .the hos tess, Messrs. J, H. parham y. S. Par ham, T. It. Manning, Ed. Phifer, J. E. Iugle, Jr., J. R; Younc. James Simrleton. I Thomas Black nail, Robert Lassiter. J, r ri t : i T 1 1 . . . V. 11. i.assiier, .jr., n. j. uavis, eon Ol the house. J. Randolph Smith. You can't buy happiness, but If you are suffering from dyspepsia, scrofula, salt rheum, impure blood, you may be cured and made nappy by taking Hood's Sarsap arilla. Hood's Pills ire the best famiiy cathar tic and liver medicine. Harmless, reliable sure. Flour for the family, Hay for the muk, Bran forth cow, at the Hustler's. Hardee's prices are riht. co Tobacco Guano. Hv High (,f these goods, wtiicn is at"""J AN 1'KEIJ MINIMUM ZtX. Available'Phosphoric And, S.OO to Insoluble " " 2.00 to Ammonia, Total, Potash, K20, Manufactured by Columbia Guano Company Norfolk, Virginia. Furniture, Strictly Ud to Date Fine Quartered Oak, Polished Finish Furnl tiire Down to the Cheapest Grade. One Hundred and Fitty Soft late' SPcrailes. The neatest line of BABY CARRIAGES lor the season. All upholstering ot .the finest quality. Convenient patterns which no other Carriages contain. Combination. JUUJINU BEDS, LOUNGES, COTS, CARPET SWEEPERS. Best BED SPRING that is sold anywhere. PARLOR SUITS near your own price. CHAIRS of every description. Numbers of people are buying my Furniture every day. Won't you join the crowd ? every day. A. T. BARNES, Dr. Tucker's Building, Henderson, N. C. I896. J.H. Lassiter & C o , Dry Goods, WUite Goods, Silks, &c. The exhibit we are now making has been very much admired. A nicer stock was never offered to the people of Henderson. The choicest, daintiest colors are shown in the most superb and graceful designs. You should not fail to see theni. dress' goods. Comprising all the latest Novelties, Figured Mohairs Sicilian Mohairs. Imported Silk and Wool Suiting, all Wool Henrietta, all Wool Serge. Fancy Suitings m great variety. These goods must be seen to be appreciated WHITE! GOODS. French Organdies, Dimities, Dotted Swiss Muslin Pique Check Muslin, Striped Organdies, India Linen, Persian Dimities, Persian Lawns, and Corded Welts. SOLID AND FIGURED FABRICS. iPjnk J3Ine, Gveen and Lavender Organdies, Dotted Swiss Lawn Figured Dimiues, Striped Dimities, Persian Dimi ties Madras Cloths, Scolc", Lawns, Irish Organdies Po ured Moires, in Persian and Dresden effectsLinen n iste, Britania Brilliants, Victoria Lace Uwnfe "wavdS Crepons, Percales, Prints, &c, &c. e u SILKS -A.TSTID SA.TI3STS. Plain Black, Brocaded, Gros Grain, India, Faille " Fancv Figured and Plaids, Blade and Fancy Satins, Sill s for Trimmings in the newest shades. RIBBOKS. Persian, Dresden, Fancy, in all widths, qualities and colors. LACES AND EMBRIODERIES. This line embraces all the Latest Novelties, such as But ter Orientals, Point De Venise, Linen Insertions, But ter alanc.ennes, &c Swiss Embroideries and Ham burgs in al the newest designs. O-XO-VESS. in all shades, Plain and EmtroiddT Ba tons. Large assortment of White Kid and Chamoise Je have endeavored to make our stock what it cuht to he and we invite you to call and examine it. YQ momhVn best attention whether you buy or'not. P 0ur Samples mailed on application. All mail orders promptly attended to J.H. LASSITER & CO. Grade Fertilizer, r T7" ,:l,'.ar jj.j.0 per cent. 3.00 00 to 12.00 " " 3.00 to 3.60 " in Style and Finish. One Hundred and Fifty I896. r 1 obac; No crop varies morHnq, ity according to --a.! of lizers used than tobacco j''' ash is its most inn,r. IJ! quirement, producing a ja ; I yield of finest grade T,-af least m actual at Potash K,o, in form of sulphate. To sure a clean burning leaf, av fertilizers containing chwj Our pamphlets are not advmivi... .;. In a- .iwisl frfilirr Kti. a .. ' r ing latest researches on the subit-, : , f , "I 7 ' r ' 1: a. are really I Ibc asking are really neipiui to larmers. I lrr sr - GERMAN KA1.I V,iRk Seed Time figi, The recurring seasons brin planting time around' again, and as usual I have a full sup ply of new Field and Garden Seeds, Grass Seeds, Seed Potatoes, &c. RIJTST'S. FKUPYC CROSSMAN'S, WOOD'S. All standard quality, guaran teed fresh and true to name. Shall I till your order? Very truly, Melville Dorsfii Wholesale and Retail Druggist. BUY THE BEST. rfcrchutj in authorial peatherbone Corset C Sola Manulacture.-a. KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN. FOR SALE B MRS. H. D. CHURCH, Henderson and lkookston. Sanger is Here! KEEP COOL BY TATKONlZl Vi Parker's Soda Fountain. All kinds of cool and n-l'rcMiiuu' driuks, Milk Shakes, Lemonades, 5oda Water. Full stock of all kinds .( eltio" Field and Garden Seeds. Complete Line f Toilet and Fancv Articles, Perfumery, Soaps, Brushes, Pure Drues, Patent Medi cines, Oils, Dye Stuffs, fee, W. W. PARKER, Wholesale and Retail Dnujcji-st HENDERSON, N. NOTICE. To Owners and )c cu ant- d Premises. Chapter XV. Section 77 f t! .:-;f; J nenuerson requires mat ;. . and firm in Henderson s.liall cl-:iivil M'J disinfect their lots, cllais 'l:;u!--. shall Iks fined Fifty Dollais tor .;:c!i ad VPIV rinv it rain unc inifln ni I hereby Rive due notice in t!i l&av. Hustler and by hand urn- ' stable, well or pump and irivy. r5" tmrt lUituHili.. ..f l If u fail comply with the law they mav ':M"'CJ;U lay the fines tor such nulect. 1 If P. ;. eraj Health and well-beinc -t ul"r." iensot tins town dinar.d t! i"S"l" fompiriPTlt fif tlioua au.'C One Dound Sulnhate tjf Iron fc..'"ra"J uiasuiveti in one canon 01 -. Cheap and efficient diMnfectant ai.-t . dorizer for privies. Should th-- ... Officer fail to see anything that m--'1' ' tention he will esteem it a fav..r l: .1: 11 r .. - . ... jk'fS one to notify him. . ....... c II W. .1. JL IH), Health Officer of il. i.a- rn- V IJ. .--. S.T 8 m wit wuit1! - Ilea in tumps, maiitd " i.l quarter., It til M ,l tut., will bring :'"ci. of samples, and r-. ',(. measurement, or moui 93 pan's : I" .in rivrrv.,. 10 Li ai s Htm Model. Gives J I Cl 5fl J Fora.N4lJj)2y tin 94 Styles. ) r money AmWm ,fter ns.$g 'ov Short , ,u""weeU' Lengths. trial M net Best Ma- "O Satbfap terlals. 'Jj3tory. Dies ana privies and N-cti.:i 'y"j that every privey In town shall ' ci' a:', ' out and disinfected every u. V: a rut one 10 comply with the above .11 if they have not already (ton: - An " cer will, in the next few days , cl l) , r Snefct Vlllir nromicoe rmflillililil i'- P1 ' to order. Ageais,Ji:-c" " " where. . Ntw Plymouth Rock Co.