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THE HENDERSON GOLD LEAP THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1904.
. 1 i t Mr If - Ji i I i 1 1 VI V 1 ii 1 $ 9 1 ( r The Gold Leaf. ESTABLISHED 1881. BY THAD R. MANNING. THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 1904. Oxce more white winged peace reigns in Raleigh. Axd now, in the the light of Judge Fritchard's action, Judge Fnrnell must feel like a three cent piece with a hole in it. 'Let us have peace" and mutual respect for and confidence in one another yea, even for judges and lawyers and editors. However much Judge Peebles may have blundered in taking action against the Lumberton lawyers, he did the sensible thing in settling the case. It wa3 a good ending of a bad leginning. People ought to have respect for judicial officers, but judicial officers ought, by their private and official acts, to challenge and command that respect. The mere office is nothing if the man is not what he should be. What county can show a lower tax rate than Vance? And 3Tet some of our people talk about high taxes. They don't know anything about it. Let them go to some other places in this State and then they might have cause for complaint. Certainly the young man Howard should bo pardoned. 1 1 is such a pity that any decent appearing white man should have to do time on the roads, even though he bo a thief. Durham Herald. And when it comes to hanging a man that is altogether too dreadful n thing to do no matter how out rageous and diabolical a murder he may have committed. Three murders in Vance county inside of three months! Think of it, good people! And Vance county is not noted for its criminal record either. Rut it is fastgajning notoriety in this respect. Wh.tl is the cause of all this? Upon what evil times have we fallen? The answer is plain: The miscarriage of justice in similar cases heretofore. We have sown to the wind and are reaping the whirl wind. The Falkner murder and the Joe Cole case are bearing fruit. Ix view of the events of the last few days North Carolina can fearlessly challenge any other part of the moral vineyard to produce more hot stuff for the newspapers than we have been making within our usually quiet borders. llaleigh rout. All of which reflects no credit upon the State whatever. To us it is posi lively painful that so much "hot stuff" in the way of sensational de velopments have had their inception within the borders of our good old State. Peace again reigns in the Old North State, and will continue to reign i the judges and editors will get in the habit of behaving themselves with the dignity that is usually supposed to belong to their respective profes sions. Richmond Times-Dispatch. And "behaving themselves with the dignity that is usually supposed to belong to their respective profes sions," each will respect the other and there will be no occasion for de nunciatory newspaper articles on the one hand nor contempt proceedings on the other. The well known and reliable firm of George Ratten & Co., newspaper advertising agents, 38 Fark Row, New York City, composed of (Seorge Ratten and William II. Johns, was dissolved by mutual consent on the thirty-first of May, and is succeeded by the George Ratten Co. The offi cers are George Ratten, president, and William II. Johns, vice-president, thus continuing the same manage ment that has built up the business of George Ratten & Co. to its present proportions. It is an insult to Judge Fritchard to talk about his doing a magnani mous tiung toward anybody by his action in the contempt wise against Editor Daniels. Judge Fritchard Biniply did his duty, according to law, without bias one way or the other. His personal feelings had nothing to do with the matter and it is as much a reflection upon his in tegrity and judicial character to say that he showed favor to Mr. Daniels us it would be to charge that he was prejudiced against Judge Purnell Either claim it appears to us would be to discredit Judge Fritchard whose whole course and conduct was in the strict line of duty in the correct in terpretation of the law. And for this all honor and credit to the distin guished North Carolinian. Mr. Robert M. Phillips succeeds the late Robert M. Furman as editor-in cniei oi tue liaieigh rost. A good selection, and one that will prove ac reptabie to the readers and patrons of that excellent paper. Mr. PhilliD Las for some years been city editor or the rost and in that and other capacities he has demonstrated his aptitude and capability as a news paper man. He edited the Greens boro Telegram with conspicuous ability lor some time before going to Raleigh, besides having had valuable newspaper experience previous there to. 1 he best wish of the Gold Leaf s wax suitor I'niinps may prove a worthy successor of the lamented x urman and that under his contro the Post may continue to enjoy the .greatest measure of prosperity and usefulness. LEGITIMATE CRITICISM VS. VILIFI CATION. The Wilmington Messenger says some things in connection with the urnell-Daniels contempt case that the Gold Leaf endorses most heart- il v. The decision of Judge Fritchard settles the question that no criticism by a newspaper of the action of a udge of the Federal courts is con tempt of that judge. And yet this act makes it no less incumbent upon the editor to be fair and just and dignified in his criticisms. As the Messenger well sajrs: This decision should not relieve editors from the obligation which al ways rests upon them to treat witli respect the judges of our courts ana to be gentlemanly and dignified in their criticisms of the official acts of such men. Editors should recognize and observe the difference between legitimate criticism of a man's official acts and personal abuse and vilifica tion. Because it has leen decided that a newspaper article, no matter how severe or personal, regarding the conduct of a judge is not con tempt is no reason why editors should indulge in such style of criticism. We do think that certain newspapers in this State have in the past gone .too far in their criticism of public officers. Thev sometimes fail to recognize the difference between criticism of the official acts of a man in office and de nunciation .and abuse of the man personally. We hope this case which has been given such prominence and has attracted so much attention to the question of contempt by editors will have a salutary effect and that it will result in a more dignified and conservative treatment by some of our editors of public officials. If it does this Mr. Daniels' experience will have done greater good in this way than in the so-called successful cham pionship of the liberties of the press. This is well said and the sentiments therein expressed should find a gen erous response in the heart and ac tion of every editor whose sincere desire is to follow the legitimate path of duty, uphold the right and accom plish the highest good. Ourcontem- porary says further Refore this decision was made the press had all the liberty it needed for protecting the rights of the people and inveigliingagainst the encroach ments of the judges upon those rights. The liberty of the press was in no danger before this decision and has not been made any greater by it, for it had all the libertv it was en titled to before the decision was made The press had all the lilerty it needed but this fact did not seem to be established in the minds of some persons. Was not the liberty of the press endangered by Judge Purnell's ruling? Suppose Editor Daniels had paid the $ 2,000 fine instead of re sisting it as he did, would not the liberty of the press have been guaged only by the ability of an editor to pay the fines imposed upon him when ever he criticised a Federal judge in a manner not exactly to his liking? We insist therefore that while Judge Fritchard s decision did not make the liberty of the press an- greater as a matter of existing law, it did make it securer by the finding of fact and reversing Judge Purnell's rule, Again we quote our contemporary approvingly when it says Neither now nor then should any editor fear punishment for legitimate and proper condemnation of the acts of a judge or any other State or Fed eral omcial. And again the Gold Leaf savs that only legitimate and proper con demnation and criticism should be made against any person, whether it be private individual or public offi cial abuse, vilification and a spirit of intolerance and persecution never AN ALARM CLOCK FOR 25c. If you want to pet up early and feel good nil day take a Little Early Riser or two at bed time. These famous little pills relax the nerves, give quiet rest and refreshing sleep with a gentle movement of the bowels about breakfast time. W. II. Howell. Houston Tex., says "Early Risers are the best pill made for constipation, sit-h headache, billi ousness.ete." For sale at Parkers Two Drug Stores STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS. There is of necessity no antagonism between the State and the Federal courts. If the Federal courts are a necessary part of the governmental machinery, and have a mission of justice to perform, then they ought to lie free from unjust and malicious criticism. For whom are these United States courts constituted and who have interests in them? If they are for the people generally, then" they are entitled to proper respect, and ought notto be referred to as though they stood for foreigners and aliens to the Commonwealth, as agencies created to obstruct and destroy the rightful operations of State laws. Politics and partisanship ought to be shut out of every court of justice. It ought not to be thought of, much less ought these influences to be em ployed to effect the dispensation of justice. Raleigh Times. No necessity is good, but there seems to be antagonism whether a necessity of it or not, and some peo ple believe Federal courts are re sponsible for it in most cases. "Fed eral interference" is a term too often used, but it is not always without cause. State of Ohio, City of Toledo, LrcAsCcrxTY. 88- Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney A Co., doing business in the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of OXE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cire. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this Cth day of Dec. A. D., 188C. SzZrA A.W.GLEASOX, t!r7 Notary Public Hell's Catarrh Cure id taken internally, and acta directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send for testimcuu free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by all Druggist, 75c. Hall's Family Pills are the beet. ABOVE A PERSONAL MATTER. In adverting to the contempt pro ceedings against Editor Daniels last week, the Gold Leaf said the action of Judge Purnel! had a greater sig- hiqtimi tian ita effort, iinnn a sinffle lliuuuuw wit "J -""- f ' n I newspaper. It was infinitely more far- reaching. There was a great deal more involved than the freedom of the ( News and Observer or the personal iberty of its editor. Mr.Daniels him self well expresses it in the following. Writing while in custody, May 31st, pending action on the writ sued out in habeas corpus proceedings, he said: This matter is far above any per sonal one. It is comparatively a small matter what becomes of me. It is a vital matter whether the press 6hall be fcee. I have no right to im pair the right of the editors today and tomorrow to freely criticise pub ic officials. If I paid this fine, it would be a tacit acquiescence in that doctrine that Jefferson fought to de stroy when he secured the repeal of the Sedition law. It is mv duty to have this matter settled by the highest court in the land. Since the passage, in March, 1831. of section 725 of the Revised Statutes, no Federal judge has the right to punish an editor for any criticism. Since its passage no Fed eral judge in the United States has attempted to punish Jin editor for contempt because of such criticisms. 1 deny that lie has any such right, and it is my duty to my profession to fight to" the last ditch for the preservation of the freedom of the press. Therefore this matter will be carried to the highest Appellate Court If editors must crawl in dust before Federal judges and make obeisance to them and permit them to become censors it must be so declared by the Supreme Court of the United States. Until that tribunal makes that deci sion I will continue to exercise my right and duty to freely criticise the public action of any official. 1 believe that in taking this posi tion I am serving the cause of free dom, of right, of justice. 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Hardly a mail comes to the Jour nal office, but in it there is a letter asking for publication of the "enclos ed notice" of the claims of some can didate for office, and correspondents also send, in their news letters, sug gested tickets which favor one or more candidates. To all of these, as well as iu the personal and individual request for notices for friends who are seeking political recognition, the Journal must say "don't" try it any more, for this newspaper is not a free medium for the promotion of the interests of would-be office holders, of those seeking public recognition, which is always best secured through the publicity of the press. It looks very easy, and perhaps natural to those not connectod with the business, that a newspaper should accept and publish the vari ous notices sent it, but to the person who has the newspaper, who must paj', the costs, and these often go beyond the mere type setting and space used, for more -trouble can spring from free notices than any thing else. To the newspaper pro prietor, this demand for the free dom of his columns, is an exhibit of nerve which is always astonishing, but never amusing. When a business man begins to call his - stenographer his recording angel his wife had better begin to take notes out of his pocket. Wil mington Star. Liver Pills That's what you need ; some thing to cure your bilious ness and give you a good digestion. Ayer's Pills are liver pills. They cure con stipation and biliousness. Gently laxative. 25c. All drujtitists. Want your !iioii-if;n lie or heard a Ix autifrl brown or rich black ? TJhcn ue BUCKINGHAM'S DYElfiiSfcr. j M CT. Or 0m6OI8T, Ot R. P. 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OUR RALEIGH LETTER, THINGS SEEN AND HEARD AT THE STATE CAPITAL Judze Pritchard Disposes of the Con. tempt Case Against Editor Daniels in Short Order Affair Between Judge Peebles and the Robeson Lawyers Settled The Contest for Gubernatorial Honors Other News. Gorman Xewh Hikkai-.j Raleigh, N. C, June (J. U104. j Well, that judicial pair of Ps did not succeed in throwing anybody into 'ail after all! Another and bigger P of the II. S. Cir cuit Court, towit: Judge Pritchard, jiut a district court in ehort order after hirt arrival here rnuay afternoon, and not only released editor Daniels from the enstodj, or companionship, of a deputy Aiarsnai, out, aitcnargeti aim absolutely, "win. out dnv" (as the lawyers sav) nnti dismioovJ ;! ..-' nrninst him. on t!m grouud that me editorial utterance complained of by Jndge Purnell did not constitute a case 01 contempt withm the meaning 01 the statute. Thereupon, editor Daniels vacated the luxurious apartments at the New Yar- boro hotel, in which be had been "inrnr. cerated'' for three days, and returned to the bosom of his family and friend.- many of the latter turning out to rive him an ovation, such as should 1h grati fying to any man. Kesult: Joe Daniels is today a "Ingger man" than he ever was before in his life and his friends owe Judge Purnell tt vote of thanks. As for Judge Prin-hard. he is now heralded as "the great l;U rn- tor, and the iews una (scrT hnn printed a big picture 01 him on itn first page. Judge Purnell in the menu time is said to be "feeling like thirty cents" whatever that means. And Judge Peebles fanned out. too, when his superior officer called him to the bat. Each of the three strikes wan aimed at one or the other oftlie three affidavit makers (Kerr. Carroll audi Southerland) whom he had sentenced to jail without giving them an opportunity to show cause in court why they should not be punished for contempt. That omission was fatal in law to Judge Peebles' action, and the habeas corpus petitioners were discharged by Supreme Court J ustice Connor. The contempt case of Judge Peebles vs. the Robeson county lawyers has nlxo been settled, as a result of this hearing before Justice Connor Justices Douulati and Walker sitting with him at bin re quest. These Judges handed down nn opinion, soon after discharging Kerr. et al, in which they made it clear that they did not think that the action of the lawyers in declining to prepare a calen dar a matter for proceeding ngainHt them for contempt of court. LouuhcI for Judge Peebles and the lawyers then con ferred and agreed upon a plan to put an end X the case. Counsel for the lawyers ncreed to amend their answer by adding the word, "or personal integrity, making the sentence read: "The respondents deny that it was their purpose, so far as they then knew or now know, to reflect upon the official character or jtersonnl intrtzri ty of Judge R. D. Peebles or to brine him into disrepute or contempt." Judge Peebles very properly holds that thm language "purges" the lawyers of all contempt, and he stops the criminal pro ceedings against them, bo the case w dismissed, apparently to the satisfaetion of both bench and bar. The A. & N. C. Railroad is again re stored to its officers and they are now in possession of the property. When re ceivers Meares and Mcliee intimated that they would not recognize the order of Governor Aycock to Supt. Dill to take possession (after Chief Justice Fuller's decision was rendered) the Governor threatened to "call out the troops" and wired Attorney Guion to take the sheriff of Craven with him and take possession by force if necessary. When shown that prescription the 24 hours-old receivers concluded to take their medicine quickly, and vacated the offices of the railroad company. The primaries held in this (Wake) county Saturday, and in Raleigh Satur day night, show that Stednian lieat Glenn two to one in both city and coun ty. In one city and two country pre cincts Stedman received every vote. In the city the vote was 438 for Stedman and 249 for Glenn. Wake is entitled to 58 votes in the State Convention und Stedman will g;t 25 or 21 of these. Win ston for Lt. Governor will receive nenrlv the whole vote of Wake, and Hoke for Asso. Justice Supreme Court will get about 30 of the 38. Railroad "mr. Rogers will receive the entire 3M. Tur ner received votes in many of the pre cincts, but his strength lies in the f.it that he is "second choice" of many deli gates if it comes to that in a prolonged contest or deadlock. A large number of distinguished visi tors (some from the North, who rnnie in a special car) and a big crowd of North Carolinians are in Durham attending Trinity College commencement. The an nual sermon preached yesterday by Dr. Hyde. Presd't of iiowdoin College, was a; magnificent one. Dr. Kilgo reeeived a hearty welcome home from the General Conference at Los Angeles, Calif., where he made such a favorable impression by his learned and eloquent address as fra ternal messenger from the M. K. Church. Sontb. An oil pot rait of the late I. K. Avery is presented to the college by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, of which Mr. Avery was a member. The selection of Mr. Robert M. Phillip to succeed the late R. M. Furman a edi tor of the Morning J'orf is a deserved, compliment. 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