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Published by the . French BroadfHustler Company., a Incorporated. , HENDERSpNVTLLE, N.' Cv II.' L. SgtfLTAT Editor. ; r. T. R. BAEE07S, iVssociate Editor SUBSGE-PTION BATES V s One Year. , . v- $109 Six monthsCiv.'. ;. . . .... . . vx-5Q Entered at the Postoffice at Hen dersonvillei 3tf. C, as "mail matter el the second class TTLUPHOITE IfO. 6. Thursday February. X91t REPRESENTATIVE (?) GRANT A fierce" congest has, for weeks, been waged , between advocates, of New Orleans and San Francisco for the location of the Panama Canal Exposition and until a short while ago the former great south ern city was" considered the logi cal place for that important event to be celebrated. But President Taft's unwise treaty with Japan, which permits the landing of Ja panese labor upon the Pacific coast, so enraged the people out there that the President soon real ized his mistake and seeks to es suage; the wrath of tje far west ern folks by using tie power of his great of office to carry the big show to San Francisco. Of course, that is a very illogical point be ing"so far from the entre of popu lation and the attendance will nec cessariay be much than if the event were to be pulled off in New Orleans. Mr. Taft realizes this, but he is a candidate for re-election and must need set himself straight, with those Californians and their neighbors on the Pacific slope. This unjust and unfriendly ac tion of the President is surprising to the people of this section and throughout the northern . and eastern part of the country. He should have kept hands off in which event New Orleans would have been an easy winner and a really successful enterprise guar anteed. But the President for re presentatives, in congress who had been sneezing everytiinehe took snuti and succeeded m -waiting the will of a great majority of the eitizens of the country by inducing the majority membership to sup port the San Francisco resolution, among these being John Gaston Grant, of the tenth North Carolina district. Reporting the scene of final action in the House the News and Observer's Washington cor respondent says: . " The die is cast and San Fran cisco wins the exposition to be held in 1915 in celebration of .the completion of the Panama Canal. The powerful influence of the Pres ident of the United tSates carried the day against New Orleans Among the Southern Republi cans who surrendered to the fav or of the White House were Grant of North Carolina and Massey, of Tennessee and Slemp, of Virginia. The seven Democratic Congrss man from the State and Repres entative Charlie Cowles and Mot ley Morel ead voted for New Or leans. There was much criticism of Mr. Grant on the part of Tar Heels around the capital wl-eu the vot ing took place It was noticed that the Asheville Congressman join ed vorciferously in the applause for San Francisco, while he sat motionless during the fine tribute paid the South by Representa tive Rodenberg, of Illinois. An Asheville man was particu larly severe in his criticism of Mr. Grail, whom he said had voted against the direct interest of the people of the Tenth District. This man pointed out that the moun tain counties of North Carolina are much frequented by New Or leans people and those from adja cent territory. He said the best sea son Asheville ever had was when the people of New Orleans rushed to "the Buncombe Metropolis to es cape the yellow ' fever epidemic several years ago.' ' This paper is not surprised at the action of Mr. Grant even little bit. He has never seriously considered the welfare of the pub lic when his own personal inter ests were involved. He is a lame duck ' now and knows the Presi dent is in a position to adminis ter a healing blam and "what does it matter" to him where the Pana ; ma Exposition is held if he can only remain in the good graces of the big patronage dispenser? The people of the tenth district, or the south for that, have- no . more charms7 for Mr. Grant. He is down and out unless an appointive posi tion comes his way Mr. Taft can take care of him if he will and the Exposition would havfe no charms for John-plain corn ' bread J ohn Grant, 'anyway, in tjje event of his permanent reparation v from the rnivernment swill thbueht When UhePresi.dent sent focIrjGrant "and gave hinr his orders New Or leans lost a' vote then and there. hp interests of home fend friends an'4 the request made in the Ewart resolution favoring New Orleans unanimously-1 adoptedrecently by the. State General Assembly, did not deter ninv from-the cause out lined by his "guardious' But we are not surprised. 'Those who know Mr. Grant best' will-bear us out in the statement that he al ways looks out for self, regardless of consequences. It' is said that he has been fighting the battle of his party- for twenty-five years, yes, and during all this time he Has either been holding an office or asking for one. His action in vot ing against New; "Orleans is re gretable and he will sometinie be sorry for having deserted the peo ple who trusted him. The News and Qbserver "hits it off about right in the following paragraph: - "It was Ewart, the Republican member from Grant's own coun ty, who introduced the resolution that unanimously passed the Leg islature favoring New Orleans as the "site for the Panama Exposi tion. Republicans and Demdcrats alike now are happy that Grant was d$f elated last November. " - 4 0 " Goodbye nearVbeer on .June, ., 1911: Poor thing. It has been used in many joints-as a cloak to sell mean liquor much too Jong al ready. But its days are numbered now. Still no training school bill has passed the Legislature, and may not at this session. But a start will be made and the western people can go down two years hence well fortified for a fight to the fi iSh. This section is entitled to an insti tution of the class mentioned in Senator Martin's bill and the per sistent efforts of the people will bring it some of these days. . 4 40 The Home administration build ing bill, which was favorably re ported from the joint House and Senate committees, on Public Buildings andQrpunds, has been sleeping in the committee on ap propriations fb We veraL days. Leg islators shy atnd and are usu ally right. In this instance, how ever, -the appropriation would be used for permanent improveiO'L and there ought to-be any hesi tancy aboui supporting the meas ure. The State needs that building and needs it badly. ' Necessity is said to be the mother of invention. But for the $100,000 Henderson county subscribed to, the Asheville and Sparanburg railroad, which made possible - the completion of that; road across the Blue Ridge, there never would have been a Sal uda.' Polk county declined to sub scribe a single dollar and it comes with poOr grace for that, county now to ask the Legislature to add part of Henderson's territory to her domain simply because a growing town has spread across the county line.x The Legislature ought not to consider such a prop osition seriously.! ; it K. It is important that the Legis lature should know how the press of the State feels about Senator Cotten's bill known as the -Tor-rens Land Registration Act." We have examined the measure care fully and believe the system out lind therein is practical. In our opinion, the passage of this bill would result in a great saving to the people. The present method of registering legal documents is en tirely too burdensome and should be abolished. Under the system now in vogue it cast a small for- tune to connect the lmKs m a chain of titles.. Lets have the short er the better method. .. , 4 Q " The Georgia Peach Crop. A great deal of concern is felt in Georgia by those interested in the peachgrowing industry at the con tinued warm weather. Some of the trees are shrowing a delicate tracing of pink, which, upon examination, proves to he many buds ready to brust itno full bloom. It is geared that a "heavy freeze now would, damage if not ruin the crop. ' ANOTHER NEW TEUST. Every new customer in our store is a New Trust The customer Trust us to supply the best Medicine that can be prepared. The Doctor Trusts us to compound the best Medicine possible for his patients, Neither Trust is violated. , - HUNTERS PHARMACY . , - Near Postoffice l. ':- -THAT. 'IHSS nOLIAut One--of - Her iPklladelpfela - Hearers, Doubtful About ' Statement Con cerning North : Carolina Iotln. eers. ;, x '" r : . 'i ''-.' From a Mitchell county' minister we learn that a Pittsburg lady in terested In charitable v work his writ ten him asking that .he fUrnlsh her with the . exadt .- truth as, regards the sensational statements made by Miss Lydia Holman about the North -Carolina mountain people.- This ldy has taken notice of the condemnation Yis-I ited upon Miss .Holman's methods by and through The ObserVer; Thje Ashe ville Citizen and 'other1 - paperi. "The Woman's ; Southern Society of Pitts burg, of which I am an . ctivja mentr; ber " says . the writer "is at (present endeavoring" td'frfaise one thousand' dollars for thvi Holman Associatiiiy The object of.tMs-association Js to da settlement work-in the town ;of Le l ger, NC.t opening a small hospital in connection with the other, work. It la hoped ; that , this small beginning will eventually 'culminate in the -establishment' Of a large, thoroughly equipped hospital, known, J believe, as' the Hol man hospital. Miss Holman Claims that there , is 'great need for a; hospK tal to benefit the 500 medical and sur gical cases within "a radius of .twenty miles of Ledger." Says this inquirer in concluding: ; "Miss Holman's heart may be so thoroughly inner work that she Was unintentionally misrepresent ing conditions' to'us. ' ' ; ; The stories which1 Miss Holman has been telling might almost reduce a brazen , image of Moloch to tears; If they are told in good faith, they are told in a spirit of hysterical imagin ing. There is iibout them an air of unreality which should breed doubts even If no knowledge whatever of the alleged facts existed or if no -de nial had been made. As D. J. B. Ewing has started, and as we are prepared to affirm with him, the element of truth in Miss Holman's agoniz ing picture leaves almost " van ishingly insignificant relation to the whole. , It t m .has " been . point ed out that the I'very village 'which she represents as characterized by so cial' conditions suggesting a village of the ! jungles of India fifty years ago possesses a county circulating library of several thousands volumes, and can count five' graduates of recognized medical colleges within a short ra: dius. Our mountain people have , un avoidably fallen behind the general march of events owing to their phy sical isolation, but they have never fallen into wholesale degradation and, with more and more railroads and more and more good county schools. they are now making tip for lost' time at a rapid rate. . The poverty among them has never been the cruel poverty of the cities, in that It did not involve the lack of bread. " To. those who have wept with Miss Holman in Northern cities we would say that they may. spare'f urther .tears. They have been badly befooled wheth er intentionally or not. . And while a hospital may be needed . in various parts of the mountain region, as hos pitals are needed in many rural dis tricts throughout . the " country," Miss Holman is not a proper person to con duct it with success. The mountain people strongly and justly resetlt:' her descriptions of them., so that wheh she came upon her "proposed mission as an ambassador" of civilizatIonf she would be persona npn grata in th ex-" treme. Without . meaning to be 'more severe than necessary, We would' even say that no one who goes about the country with such stories would pro bably fit -any post where responsible and judicious, management is requir ed. Lastly, we would advise the-good women of Pittsburg that hey them selves investigate through a compe tent representative -before opening their . pockets' to any self-appointed spokesman , or spokeswoman for the heathen of the South.- Charlotte ' Ob server. : . r - ''"- v W QUICK TRIALS. -Would Reduce Number of Murders Knoxville Journal and Tribune?' The United' States leads the civil ized .countries of the world in the num ber of, murders committed. The 'ratio of ! punishments for murder is 'lower thar ?n any one of the civilized countr ies of the world. It is believed that if we had more quick trials and quick hangings there would be fewer mur ders. In most of the states of the un ion the punishment prescribed by law is death. But it is one of the hardest things imaginable to find a jury that will return a verdict where the pun ishment is death on the gallows or the electric chair. In spite of the laws, in spite of the fact that the penalty for the commis sion of ?. murder is death, one rarely ever takes up a newspaper that prints the news, that does not tell of some human life being taken by violence The remedy oftenest suggested Is a aore rigorous enforcement of the laws. It is conceded that there is deplorable laxness in the enforcement of the laws enacted for, the protection of human life. But the carnival of killing goes on. . Commenting upon the situation the Memphis Appeal makes a suggestion that is worthy of consideration. It thinks that enough is not being done to make the individual, better. Here is the way that paper puts it: . "The . problem Is a serious one. It should command the attention of the preacher and the teacher- and the mother and the fatehr of young child fen, as well as of he makers of laws. The law as an agency for making peo ple better doesn't seem to be always effective, but the teacher and the minister and the mother and the fath er, acting to make the individual bet ter, usually, have a measure of suc cess." If a great and more earnest effort were made to make the individual bet ter, the community would be better off. It may be said that those who commit the most murders are those who do not come under the Influence of the teacher or the preacher. But if the mothers and the fathers, of child ren will train the minds of the youth of the land, and lead them to look with horror upon, the taking of a human life by a human being, the time will come when such training will bear fruits. . Corn Bread. ' Every patrotic American and particularly every- true-blooded, southerner, will rejoice over the tiding that a certain cloudy which of recent years-has hung oyer the character of corn, Thread, has been dispelled. . , J Wheri or by whom that shame-. ful gossip of corn bread being the cause of pellagra was started, xco r?n nnt.know: Liet his name be interred with the injustice he has done. It now sumces tnat a com mission of experts, appointed: by; the legislature ot the great ceral-; producing ' stateIllinois; : has Re ported, after a most searching in quiry, thatT corn is in no manner responsible for. this' mysterious disease. Illinois is the 'first state in the union to ' make an 'official investigation into the. origin of pellagra. Its wise men and doc tors arevno nearer the real source of the malady now than when they began; their experiments, but have rendered an inestimable service in showing that our good old friend, corn bread, is not to blame. Qf all things that ever pleased man's pte'd"6,6 .s, Wood, none is more wholesome than this ahrdy grain, which, by birth, is as truly' American os the Declaration of Independence, and, bu use, as truly southern as fried (Chicken. Corn meal is as er satle as it is democratic. The long and honorable line of dishes that have sprung from its hale batter would make a cook book of their own. . The melting muffin, the delecta ble fritter; the i portly dumpling Vhal rollicks "and bobs in its lake of pot Uquor,' the sleek' and syruj py cake- why, pia Jtving uoic, in his ' fattest years, never victi.?- ed upon a richer variety than this same corn meal affords. "We would not disparage the buscuit, but we believe that if men were called unon to maKe tne painful choice between biscuit and corn bread, a majority or Georgians, at least, would espouse the latter. It is good to know that every shade of bad repute has been lined, trom tms nonest diet. It would be , as just to charge 'dossuiu and sweet Dotatoes with x . beincr resDonsible for anarchy or 0 A. w long hat pins as to lay pellagra at tne door oi corn oread.- az lanta Journal. Equalize Salaries. "We want to go on record in favor of the bills providing an increase in the. salaries of the Commissioner ot Labor and Printing and his assistant" declared Representative Wood, of. Transylvania', and -Livingston, of 'Polk, in the lobby of the. House yesterday afternoon. . "The department is doing the State a great service and should receive more encouragement. The Commissioner has to be nominated and elected as other State officers and should receive equal compensation with most of the heads of other de partments. We have taken the time to investigate the matter and feel sat isfied the Department saves the J'tate a good deal , of money every year. Adopting a single- suggestion recent ly offered- by., the Commissioner and his assistant a saving of $2,000 will be made In one . item of printing during the next. year. That Department haa given this Legislature much valuable information upon the subjects treated in Its reports and . fwe .have been im pressed frith the thoroughness of its work."-' - irVM.v "If no ether salaries are to be In creased by .this -Legislature,' .we are learly of the opinion that a bill should be passed placing the Commissioner and his assistant , more nearly v.vh. an equality with . others - and' shall so vote.'.1 News and Observer. NOTICE. I have bought' of John L. Orr the sand yards on Mud and Marsh creeks near the Flat Rock road. Anybody an get sand there at any time or I will deliver it at a reasonable price. - J. A; RUSHER, Phone 141 or 115 at the City market. If its a smoke- you (want call and-let us sell you the best brand on the market. The Climax Barber Shop, Main St. "PIPE'S, Sweet Pipes" I If you don't finoT it; anthers re have the onlyfire proofs stsoneateotitore; in - town, o smoke, no sooty 'double decked and', skelving. to: the top " and overloaded,' packed ndeiaeked with more goods and the greatest TEiietjr yon ever Percals VThite Oodsnavi. axrive3.n& iipywpxU'- Iinposble 6rsi6re onr goods and xnnst be sold, o Greater JJargains at Wilson than anywhere. Alsd do yon 1&ow?we have' two bi ware-honse- packed tul of ; Groceries in " ;s6Hd Cliairs, .Springs, Ilattresses Doors Bash. Buggies, Surreys, Wagons.Ako tv Fee store, Shorts, Bran, Cotton Seed Ileal, Timothy hayii: Also all kinds of seed! Clover. Bed Topr ;nothy BlueGrasSj Orchard Orass Oniba. CeW.-. . .. m GREAT ASSOBTII--ITT OF BEST FERTTf.TTTP Farmers we are your friend when you come to town meet , each other; at Wilson's where you oan be comfortable and always welcome, -and find 4 everything without taking your valuable time going from store to store, when we will get it for you. ,:- " ;::V : Don't forget we have moved into the Peoples Bank build ing the finest in town and very anxious to see you. j j t hi SELLS IT ASIC THE MAN ' - - .... y ' - - who check on this bank which he con siders the safer way to carry money CASH IN THE POCKET OR ; One of OUR CHECK BOOKS - The . CHECK BOOK i THE ONLY ; WAY when safety and convenience are considered. ,R. A. CHILD. Eresi v . C. S. FULLBRIGIIT, Cashier. U. G. STATON, C. F. TOMS. V. P. W. A. YOUNG Asst. Cashier E Just Received at . - ID jndian River Oranges, Grape Fruit, Pine Apples, AIL at the right place - -'..-. Buy THe Best HENDESON & BECK. Successors to T. L. Shipman & Co. Pulp and Extract Wood, Tan Bark and Cross Ties. "WHERE QUALITY AND PRICE SELLS THE GOODS" Two doors east of Southern depot - Phone 181. We are now Selling Aft Cbst Broken Sizes of Mens and Wo men's Shoes: LOTFS CASH SHOE STORE ior3 FOR LESS. r -. 5 the For that cold lake- Hunter's Gripsules Try a box of our fine cold and grip remedy, ' Hesters Gripsnles put np in capsule fornh a remedy that does the work-quick and safe. 25 cents. PHARMACY EA L HUNTER.