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PUBLISHED BY The French BroadHustler Co., Incorporated. v , HENDERSONVILLE, N C. - . IX. L. SHIPMAN,. Editor. v T. R. - BARROWS. Associate Editor. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Year. -$1 00 Months:- J 50 . ,- v: V .... Entered at the Postoffice at Hender saaville, N. C.f as mail matter of the second-class. - Telephone No. 6. TO SUPPRESS BOODLEISM. MR. PEARSON'S LETTER. Readers of the Daily Herald will Temember that the Hon. Richmond Pearson, of Asheville, one of the most prominent republican leaders in the State, and. late minister to Persia and Greece and withal a gentleman of great intellectual powers and high social promin ence recently gave to the press a letter containing his reasons why lie would not accept the republi can nomination for the State Sen ate, which as the GazettNews tersely puts it, is easily the most interesting contribution to the literature of the present cam paign. It appears from his letter, that on the 16th inst. Mr. Pearson was visited by Messrs. J. J. Britt, at present representing "Buncomb county in the State Senate. T. F. Koland, the county- chairman, and T. J. Harkins, chairman of the City Executive committee, who asked Mr. -Pearson if he "would accept the " nomination for the State .Senate." - In reply to their inquiry, Mr. Pearson "told these gentlemen emphati cally and , unequivocally that he -could not accept the nomination for reasons which he stated to "them frankly." , On the 23rd. inst, in the face" of Mr." Pearsons declension made to Messrs. Britt, Roland and Haw kins, he was overwhelmingly en dorsed in the republican primar ies for the position, which made it imperative on the part of Mr. Pearson, to state publicly to those republicans who had sup ported him in the primaries. The reasons which acuated him to de cline the nomination. This he did in the following caustic lan guage: , - UT cannot run, or stand, or sit for the office in question for the plain reason, that I cannot en dorse, or defend, or justifiy, or ex plain, or extenuate, or understand the persistent and obstinate in sults which the actual president and head of the party has heaped upon the twelve hundred thous and white republicans of the Southern ... States, who honored liim by their confidence and their suffrages at the last elections." Mr. Pearson, still further scores the president for not heeding the rebukes administered to his ad ministration in the 6th" district of Missouri and the disastrous rever ses in the 14th Massachusetts and the 32rd New York districts," and says in conclusion that they 'seem, to havs had no effect upon Mr. Taft, and he will probably continue in his fatuous course un til the elections in next November reveall the fact that he has lost friends in our party and gained neither votes nor thanks from the other." . - - , , That Mr. Pearson is a man of ability, goes without saying, and, in one opinion the most astute re publican politician . in ' North Carolina; and when he .. is found, refusing to serve his party by not accepting a nomination which" was tendered him with " practi cal unanimity, " he" may well con clude that the. political. Seer of Richmond Hill, r has . discovered that there are dangerous breakers ahead of the - republican craft and that he does not propose to go down with Taft, Payne and Can non, to political oblivion in v No ember next. . Conditions in the Tenth District, . . . The outlook in the tenth district grows brighter each day,, and if every democrat does his duty between now and the 8th of next November the majority, for', Mr. Gudger will, be decisive. f m I f -Since the adjournment, of 'the Democratic Convention, which nominatd Mr. Gudger,.every dem ocrat, with whom we have con versed , has emphaticaly stated that there are no dissensions any where . - in the district, ; unless in Buncombe ; and even that county, we have been unable to find a sin gle Democrat, . who will not givcJ to our nominee, a cordial and loy al support. 1 " It was the evident intention of the convention, by nominating a Buncombe man, to "put it up" to that county to say whether we are to have a democrat or republican representative in the: next con gress, and the democrats of Bun combe, realizing the responsibility that. has been placed upon them are working steadfastly and loyal ly to effeciiate the redemption of the district by the election of Mr. Gudger. But Buncombe cannot do every thing alone and thereforethorough compapt organization in jevery county should at once take the place of supine indifference," if we are to be successful in November. We, therefore, again urge pur par ty friends, from Cherokee to Ruth erford, to get busy, and keep busy until the sun goes down on the 8th of November. , Organize clubs, disseminate lit erature, go to every voter that you can possibly reach and talk to him as a democrat and a brother. Ex plain the issues involved in the contest, and as far as you can, the great inequalities of the present tariff law, and the iniquities of the illegal trusts and combines that have been fostered and kept alive by class legislation. And remem ber, that there is no voter in the district, be he ever so humble, but has influence with some other vot er whom he can reason , with and induce to vote with us. : Do your duty Democrats and all will be well. The next Congress man must be a democrat for the next House of Representatives will most assuredly be democratic; HITS REPUBLICANS HARD. The cotton mill men of North Carolina have been k hard hit by unsettled conditions of the coun try in industrial circles for the past three years. Many mills have been forced to close', while scores of thoes continuing operations at air are running on "short, time. The situation is becoming more serious all the time and there are no prospects for better times: in the immediate future. The fol lowing dispatch recently sent out from Durham is significant just here: "The Erwin cotton mills are closed for a week, in which re pairs, rest, and suspesion of busi ness and a few other things cause an idleness good for the markets. The Erwin mills, perhaps the best off in the country, certainlya syndicate backed by the readiest money and richest men of the South, have been hard struck by a panic, which Manager W. A. Er win pronounces the worst that he has experienced in his twenty-five years of mill work. Proverbially considerate of their employees, and always taking actions in ad vance of the statutes of the com monwealth in the matter of regu lation, the mills have nevertheless, been forced to curtail because of the unexplained disparity between raw'and finished cotton! The new Erwin mill has been completed but it will not begin work until there is a change in the markets and of such a change, mill owners, especially Mr. Erwin, can see no immediate prospect. A few days ago Mr. Erwdn talking of this sit uation, said : 1 'They talk about Cleveland : panics, free soup and other things,-1 want somebody to i name this one. I am waiting for it. . .1 dot not see no prospect of an1 early change." . H ' "Mr. Erwin; jiowever, was giv ing out no political interview and did not know that he would be quoted in i this connection. - The Erwin mills wilLbe able to run and stand up under any panic. . They have the money, but they are hav a hard time, haying recently built million dollar mill .without : now having .any .cause for turning a wheel." ' In this reference! W industrial conditions Mr.- Erwin expresses an opinion, the -v truthfulness of which cannot be questioned; The manufacturing industry is finding great difficulty in tiding over these" troublous times and republican spell-binders are going tp find an attempted defense of the old pros perity cry, tliis year, quite a diffi cult; proposition in comparison to what it has been for the past eight or ten years.- The idea o "pro tection" has become rampant and inflated securities are rapidly on the decline. The Payne-Aldrich law has contributed largely to the present state of affairs and relief can come only through the elec tion of a democratic congress. Let the Tenth district - contribute to such a result by making ai deter mined, effort to give their candi date a rousing majority this; fall, -j . , 1 Mary ' Ann Butler has ir ade a warm reply t othat letter of Mr. IC G. White ,a Greensboro busi ness man, attacking said Btitler's former record. Mary Atin uses vigorous language, calls people liars and threatens to have a say at the republican stare con vention. The White letter was enough to dra wthe fire frfm him, notwithstanding it contained the naked truth. - 4 0 With two democrats rui ming in the sixth district, "both clai ming to have been regularly noriinated, republicans have a rather mviting field. Those eastern felknvs are "warm numbers," and wa;r. We admire their combative sp: rit but not the apparent intention pf put tin geach other out of business. : 4 0 Judge Ewart is not in thi habit of lining up with Marion Sutler, but there seems to be an effort to conscript him this year. Grant, Butler and Morehead have issued orders and the smaller fry roust "come to the scratch." It wir lbe a rather surprising incident to see the delegation from Judge Ewart 's home lining up with his former tiaducer. But that is what -will happen in the republican state convention next month, when the Henderson county delegation flocks to the standard of Marion Butleri These be strange times upon which we have fallen. .'- - 4 0 A greater number of textile manufacturing enterprises have been placed in the hands of leceiv- ers, or suspended' operatio: ls en tirely, during the past two years in North Carolina, than within any similar ' period for twen y-five years. And many of those still running are operating at a dss in the hope of holding "their pera tives for service later on, n the event of improved conditions " The Payne-Aldrich bill has retarded the progress of the cotton n ill in dustry all oyer the south a id re cruits to the republican party this year, on account of the old pros perity cry, or otherwise, a-e not likely to giye the democracy- any serious concern. The shoe is go ing to pinch the other fo t this time. T " Running on short tine and would not operate at all, bat fori the obligation we feel due o em ployes who have patiently stood by us through these distr jssing times, " is the declaration oi num bers of cotton mill men throtchout North Carolina. Can it be possi ble that such conditions exis; dur ing a republican administ ation which has given to the ma uf ac turers of the country th hghest protective tariff law ever efore enacted T And to " think, toe that the representative from thi con gressional district voted fir the passage of such a law and i ing the people to endorse his ask ause by returning him to congresi "GO V7Z3T, YOUNG I.IAN TO SEE THE COUOTRY, BUT j fcoim SOUTH TO GROW UP JlTS PROSP-ERITl , ' There ' has ; been going the rounds of the daily press a-v story of a young man from ,thef?e parts, who went out west to look arund at the country, and see if Greely advice was still in an acceDtable state of, preservation, and bel3W we give the result of his 'observation- (What- follows" is not in-r some of which we readily concede to be true, of the men whd at home have not been able to get very far away from the bread line, but have made reasonable, and, some times, 'noticeable, successes in the farming districts of ' the great West. This young man evidently had looked about; him before he left, and taken note of the siic7 cesses in this part of the country, as well as the failures. And when he went West he likewisetook notice of the failures as well as the successes) . . ' The West is a good country, and lots of people are doing weir out there, but so far as I can see, there are just as many people doing well at home. In the West they have plenty of water for irrigation pur poses, where provisions for irriga tion have been made, but in this part of the country we have just as much water as we need for our crops, and do not .have to irri gate. "In the West a farmer gets up by daylight and works every available minute in a thorough, in telligent manner, with the result that his crop from a one-rinan farm is something wonderful to hear about. But in South Caro lina, the farmer who puts the same amount of work and the same amount of brains into his farming operations raises just as much, and gets just as much or more for "It is true that some people who were ne'er-do-wells in the East are prosperous in the West, but these are the men who have, so to speak, turned over a new leaf the men who have realized that careless management and half hearted work were not going to accomplish anything, and have felt that they wanted to put all the scenes of - failure 'behind. These are the men who have gone into the West and gone to work with an aim in view, and have consistently striven tomake good: but they could have done the same at home: "They say on the great plains a man-can grow a given amount of produce with one-third the la bor it requires in the East. Well, maybe so, but I can't see what it profits him if the two-thirds of his time that he still has left has to be divided between building cyclone cellars and scooting into them. "The West is all right ; with its irrigations and cyclones, with its zephyrs and blizzards, its rolling stretches of green - erass. and w w lowing herds and prairie fires it's a erreat countrv. (In nut there and grow up with it if you like, I've seen it, given it a fair chance to prove its claims, and without hesitation tell you, it's Carolina for mine." We hardly kno wwhere to be gin to congratulate this , young man. He has runer the hell nn his target at the first shot, and has ..furnished the. data to sub stantiate the claim that the shot was a fair one. He has investi gated both sides of the question and has reached a conclusion that will at once be apparent by cor rect to all persons who have given the matter careful thought. (Deep down in the honesty of the heart of every man who is a failure un der the conditions existinc in South Carolina and a good many of the other Southern and East ern States, there exists the know ledge of the cause of that failure, and if you can succeed in reach- j&w&ank Red Ectat2 Brcl-ers and Office Ground Floor Citizens BanL Buiicliig ' ' ' . Entrance 307North Main St- f Are You Interested1 In Hendersohyille Rerl Estate? If so, we are off ering the best centrally located and beautifully elevated un , improved lots in town, as well as im proved and ready-f or-occupancy property! Are You Interested In Hen- derson County Farm-! If so, we can furnish what you - want whether it be large or small estates. o You Need Fire In- D Gurahce -on ; Your iPrpper tyy If so,; we represent the oldest and ; strongest line of j companies in the : " ; world! ; ; . ' , . . l-i -l-,) ul Bp You QyLiye Stock? If so, we can insure you against loss by - death, accidents or disease. We Conduct No Auction Sales ing that point,, any of the men that are rated as such will tell you' that- the country was not in the least responsible There is in tore for the man of the South who owns property -and any man who wants to .own property and is doing anything like his duty in either the 4 use of development of it, a success besides which the call - of the West with". its marvelous growth and . history of achiev- ment is a sound which he doesn't hear, and doesn't need to heed if he did; DEMOCRACY THE ONEY HOPE The action of the Ohio conven tion last week 'in endorsing Taft and the Payne-Aldrich monstro- sity means that the people need not expect any relief . from out rageous tariff burdens from the republican party. Their only Rope, therefore, is through, cooper ation with the democrats. In 'the Ohio .convention Mr. Rooosevlt's son-inlaw, Congressman Nicholas Longwbrth, was temporary chair man and made the principal speech of the occassion. He' de clared allegiance to The Taft ad ministration and expressed adher ence to the Payne-Aldrisch . tariff law in unequivocal terms, assert ing that the republican , party is responsible for it and standsduty bound to defend its provision.Of course Mr. Longworth realizes his political fortunes are in the hands of the majority faction of the re publicans organization in Ohio and he does not care to commit political hair J" by antagonizing the powers that be. What does Mr. Longworth care for- the ex cessive burdens upon consumers, so long as he can retain his seat in congress He very well knows the iniquitous provisions of the Payne-Aldrich bill are largely re sponsibleifor the present discom f orting state of affairs the country over, but, being a representative of the interest" this does not an noy him. '' ' - ' ..' ' I - : The'republican party must, of cotirse, assume Tesponsibility 'J. or this tariff .- legislation and I go be fore the people with the story that new law is the best ever. President vTaft has declared that to be so rand why should not his subordi nates echo the utterances of their Em Insmince Updenvriters chief? Nobody expects them to do otherwise. But it is "up to" the voters of the country to repu diate the entire bunch. The time is ripe for a change and the senti ment, of the people strongly indi cates such a conclusion. In every election held since the Payne-Aldrich law became effective the vot ers have registered, in unmistak able terms, their disgust for and disapproval of the bill. Insurgent republicans in congress stood with the democrats in opposition to it, but, under the leadership of trust made representatives, the major ity party, which had previously pledged tcT the people measures of relief, actually enacted a statute that increases, rather than cur tails the oppressive burdens they had promised to remove. The Minnesota democrats have taken a position upon the tariff question that is easily understood, evi denced "by the following plank in their state platform: " indications are that the Colonel's effusion will not deter the Grant- ites from their support of the Butler program: We shall see. 4-"0 ' ... "We deplore the weakness and timidity of President Taft who "with his own campaign promises still fresh but-dominated by the predatory interests, weakly failed to use the tremendous forces of Ms. high office to force a recreant congressional majority to do its dutybn tariff reform. No subse quent effort to fulfill party pro mises can atone for this supreme! failure to .restore, public confi dence.", i -; There ,are thousands of insur gent" republicans - in Minnesota and here is a chance for them to vote the courage of their convic tions by supporting the party that stands py the people; regardless : John Grant's little pap sucker, J. W. Norwood, census supervisor for the Tenth district, has suc ceeded in getting Haywood repub licans in their convention last Monday, to instruct delegates to the republican state convention for Marion Butler's protege John Motley Morehead. This is furth er evidence , in substantiation of the charge that Grant, Morehead and Butler are tarred with the same stick. . . Lands?