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- ' . , - - Published by the ' French Broad Hustler Company., ? ; " Incorporated. . " J V HENDiSRSOmrlfiLE, N. C. " 1L Iu Sldpman, ; Vance Norwood, -.-Gordon flarlington, V- . - Editor. News Editor. Business Mangfr. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year. M ; . . . . . . ':. . $1.00 Nit mrm Entered at the Postoffice at Hen lersonville, N.'C, as mail matter the second class. ' TELEPHONE NC. 6. CANADA REJECTED IT. That Canada had rejected the pro position of ampler markets for her products by. her failure to accept' the reciprocity pact with the United States came as a distinct surprise and k"een disappointment to President Taft and leading public men through out the country, ,wh6t advocated freer trade and closer' relations between the two great nations interested. But t Tnft snid "thfi moraine x vuiV4yv am.w v ; - after," it takes two to make a bargain, aaid, as Canada declinest we shall go fight oh doing business at the old stand. Canada needs the trade of this country just as' badly as the United Rfntea TiPPfls rpfinrnral relations with the Dominion provinces. In fact the proposition originated ever there and the agreement was drafted and nego tiated by Canadian citizens of charac ter and prominence, with absolutely good intentions. After months of consideration and discussion the United States . congress ratified the proposed treaty and President Taft approved the same, little dreaming that Canada would reject it. But the fear of annexation to vthe United States, fostered; by the American trusts, is the direct cause of the re suit. - The" defeat of reciprocity in the Dominica elections was overwhelm ing. xne annexation bugaboo worked over-time by scheming poli ticians and the combination cf job hunters againts Sir Wilfred Laurier, coupled with the theory of Tories that the Liberals had. been in power long enough, , contributed ' largely to the landslide - against the pact. Its de feat meant the passing of a premier who had .. held the reins of govern ment if or fifteen years, notwithstand ing (he perici of unalloyed prosperi ty Canada has enjoyed during his succession. The really regretful fea ture of the whole conclusion is the retirement of " Sir Wilfred Laurier known far and wide as "Canada's grand old man," who, also, ranks as one of the world's greatest men. .continent arose supreme upon the wreck of the Liberal party in thVDo- minion and the people voted against annexation and . proposed domina tion by American' trusts," as we have already, suggested. "Trust money,, tri muphed," says one writer of the .re sult. "The lumber trust saves its $1.25 on lumber the beef trust es capes the free entry to the United States. The f sacred tariff is preserv ed. 'The only hope of the people of the United States now and of Canada too, is the restoration of the Demo- 4- tratic party to complete ; power in this . country and the prompt '-, reduc tion of tariff , duties all along the line. " The Tory- victcvy in Canada was even more , decisive than the Demo cratic victory in the United States last year. It. is severe and sweep ing, even more so than Sir Freder ick Borden, the successful Canadian and his allies ever dreamed. It re verses a liberal . majority of forty four in Parliament, to a tory major- miy-, or more, wmie tne re- Jection of seven s cabinet ministers makes the' verdict doubly emphatic." - ' . . : - . Discussing the surprising outcome of the. Canadian elections, a contem- porary "reasons" like this; "There can- be vno doubt, however, that-the vbte was not so much against ; the purely businesslike proposition of freer exchange of products, fair and natural-reeinrocitv ' of a rpa?nnn. ble lowering of the wall that need lessly separates two parts of the same -industrial field, as it was against 'dis loyalty to the empire,' 'possible-' "an nexation to the. United States,', the danger cf the surrender of Canadian individuality. Strange, paradoxical, utterly unreal as these arguments or campaign cries were they had' their , 'effect on the electorate. And it must - regretfully be admitted that certain Indiscreet utterances of oar own poli ticians served .to lend color to the an nexation threat. ; v -'"" ' Sentiment, apprehension and pre judice were re-enforced by the oppo sition based on the narrow self-interest of those, who saw injury In the . immediate consequences of lower v duties on manufactured commodities. ' They were further re-enforced by the mMnH emotional campaign of- the .exereme anti-imperialists of the Bourassa type against-Laurier and his .. moderate naval policy. ' The": liberal - -government, in fact, had twc fronts to fight. What has happened - has happened. The majority rules, and no reform can be carried out in a democracy against, or whithout, the' sanction of the. majority Evolution in demo cratic politics may be slew at times for : that reason, but it" is certain: Reciprocity as a formal proposition is defeated for the present, but nature, economic law genuine national inter est and necessity ",,will " continue to make for freer rade between the Do minion and the United, States; In i910 Canada sold us $117,000,000 worth of goods while we sold her $261,000,000 worth of, goods. "Jhis mutually beneficial commerce ;will in crease in spite of preference' to Eng-, land " and appeals to imperialism; Sooner or, later reciprocity or free trade will come in response to-; de drees more permanent Jhan election r verdicts. Meantime the United States, philosophically accepts "the Dominion decision and . assures the northern neighbor of its friendliest wishes. Of resetment there can be no question. We. shall continue to do busines and indulge in pleasant so cial chat over the old .wall--even if it is toe? high.' TO BOOST. THIS SECTION. . in the issue of September il, ,this newspaper carried the follpwing sug gestion in its editorial columns: ' , "The feasibility and; practicability of forming an industrial organization looking -to the development of all : Western North Carolina cities, towns and cojnties' is auietly being discuss ed in some' quarters. Splendid ' idea and one that should appeal to th6 favorable consideration of every en terprising , citizen r resident of this truly" wonderland. The suggestion carries, with it the propositionof forming a central organization,' com posed of representatively selected by the various communities constituting the associational. boands; whose duties shall be the exploitation" of 'the 5 at tractions and advantages of the en tire western sectfotf ik - general,' with out regard to locality This is 'worthy of consideration; to say the least." And ,now the editor is invited to at tend a banquet at the Battery Tark Hotel, Asheville, on Monday e ening October 9th, the purpose of which is the bringing together of editors, may, ors and other business menof Wes tern North (Carolina- to discuss . ways and means of exploiting the attrac tions and advantages of this, entire section. President Flnley, of the" Sou thren Railway, will be the principal speaker and the meeting is to be held under the auspices of the Asheville board of trade. It Is proposed to dis cuss and take such" action as may be thought " advisable, by those present to secure the co-operation of all in terested in advertising the resources of this mountain country as a whole. It is our opinion-that Henderson ville may well afford representation at the .meeting . proposed, for all of her citizens are, or should be, inter ested in. the immediate development "of this wonderland. It' has been just ly claimed that the climate and scen ery of Western North Carolina, "the fairest of countries, whose gleam ing mountains toss ' cloud-rcrbwned heights far inton azure sky," may, with the combined - energies of her progressive citizenship, be . converted into the most attractive spot on this mundane sphere. If all these trans montane countries, which are in the heart of the most" magnificent moun tain scenery on" the American counti nent, should unite and act as a' unit in determined efforts to make this sec tion Xhe playground of the world, 7it is Impossible to foretell the glorious accomplishments that would result. Thousands of Americans go abroad every year in search of just the kind of climate and beautiful mountain scenery that exists in Western N;orth Carolina. With concerted action a large proportion of these tourists may be attracted to this section.' And why may not the stream of foreign travel be turned this way? ... Western North Carolina has only- to be seen- to be appreciated. With all Ithe people united and earnestly exercteing their best effortsin the direction outlined, great things are . possible- v What would, be considered absurd for oneN town, city or county to undertake, be comes' a simple matter for a commun ity, of influences. So" here's) for Wes tern North Carolina. " , . . , "" '' A GOOD BE GIVING. ' ' ?' ' - K - .' ; ' ' - ' ' " 'The sending - of thirteen members of the poultry trust to the penitenti ary for the violation of the New York - anti-trust law is, a good begin ning. They entered into a conspir acy to rob jthe people of their state- why , should they not be treated as other thieves?. ' x . . "Penitentiary terms for a f 3w. , of . the high-toned criminals who prac tice grand ' larceny through monopoly methods will do "more than anything else to . end the reign of commercial lawlessness, and restore competition." - The Commoner. .V ' "A , good beginning" all right but how in the. world , did - the 'State, of New' York succeed in sending a trust official to the . penitentiary"? We have been told down in this part of the country, that a state is powerless to accomplish sucKa' result; that only the Federal government has the au- thority to enforce.- criminal punish ment upon'" trust elScials. If New York can. do -it why not other states infested with a similar clasa .of of fenders? There must be a mistake somewhere. Roanoke, Va., ,has 'secured the third annual meeting of the Southern Ap palachian Good v Roads Association, which is to be held, in that city Octo ber 4 and. 5.' The membership in cludes the States 'of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carclina," - Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky and. the con ventions always bring together many men of national reputation in road construction besides a large number of -good- roads enthusiasts from the various states : represented In the ..list of 'delegates. . Henderson vjlle had & ine chance to capture this , convention but did not even as for it.- 'At least one hundred delegates will attend and this number of risitCTS would look mighty good here this .week. ' Hfe Attended Association Labor Commissioners in LincolnNebraska ' - -' "1 -.. , . . . , to Commissioner M. X. Shipman, of De partment b! Labor and Printing, Tells of the Impressions Gained on His Trip Says There Is no Jfeed to Fear Bread Famine Talks on .Political Situation Says Democ racy's Prospects are Bright." - Raleigh News & Observer. Commissioner M. L Shipman,-of the Department of Labo and Printing, has -returned from-Lincoln, Nebraska, where he attended the annual" meet ing of the International Association of Labor. Commissioners. He says the convention was .largely attended, thirty-seven States being represented and that . the discussions were unus ually - interesting and helpful. The methods employed and results ob tained by the departments; of various States and Provinces, throughout the United States and . Canada, were .re viewed; he says, and each commis sioner received suggestions that, will be helpful to him in his worlc. The convention-next year will be held in Washington, D, C. - V ! ; This was Mr. Shlpman's first trip 'which carried him. west of the Missis sippi and north of the Ohio rivers and he is firm in the conclusion that Un cle Sam presides over a broad expanse of beautiful- country. Going via Knoxville; Chattanooga, , Louisville',1 St. Louis and Omaha, and returning la Des Moines, Chicago, Indianapolis and Cincinnati enabled him to get an impression of existing crop conditions In a number, of States and he expres ses the hopeful prediction that there need be no apprehension of a bread famine in this country next . year. "TheMississippi Valley has been apt ly termed J.he grainary of the world." remarked Mr.. Shipman speakingof the bumper crops of corn and wheat in evidence there this year. I was agreebly surprised," he said, "to find that the drough, which appeared to be country-wide, had been broken in time to save the immense corn crop of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and other border States in, thelake region- The valley lands-of Tehneesee, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa show only a reasonably fair, yield of any product this year. In western Mis souri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, the hot, dry weather lasted for months, with disastrous ' results. The hay and vegetable crops were scorch ed beyond redemption and incalcul able injury to the stock-growing in dustry of the' "grea west" is predict ed." -1 - v ' - Asked if ; he paid Mr. .William Jen nines Bryan a visit ddring . his stay In. Lincoln, Mr. Shipman said:-. "Mr. and Mrs. Bryan were neithef one in the city and I, did no more than take a peep at Fairview, their magnificent r country home, as our party passed by on a sight-seeing tour; around the city. Mr. Bryan was In the East fill ing 'chautauqua 'engagements, and Mrs. Bryan had gone , to join him in New Yorir on a trip through the South. However, I did visit his news paper office' and hada talk with his brother Mr. "Chas. Wt Bryan, the bus iness manager. - He expressed pleas ure in making my acquaintance and asked many questiDns - concerning- political conditions in the Southeast; spoke pleasantly of many North Car olina Democrats and said his bro ther still feels deeply grateful for the liberal support, this : State has given him since the memorable-campai en of 1896. Mr. Bryan spoke hopefully of Democratic prospects next year, ; and declared that he and his brother are now interested only in helping; secure the nomination of a real Democrat for President, a man who will repre sent the interests, of the people rather than serve the trusts and monopolies The Commoner keeps a careful tab unon the public acts of all , national leaders, (constructed mainly frrai the records of Congress), and those Bry an brothers constitute a team that must' ' be reckoned with. Seventy five clerks are. employed in transact ing the " business of .the Commoner's office alone. -The mechanica) .end is handled by contract, no type being set in the office at all. The -volume of correspondence is immense, more than 3,000 ' pieces of . mail being hand led dally, t The former Presidential candidate . has not lest" his popularity in Nebraska and adjoining States, where the people know, hfm best, and I .often-, heard the suggestion, out there, that the "Western Democracy J vo'iiV"ifst "Ton tbe nomination of a candidate for Eresident who- would j" il . 0 1 lj m !A ; Better aluel Tnasi .The Every customer wants the hosiery tna , Hosiery possessing: the appearance 35 and 50 cent grades -hosiery that is strongest, most durable, shapely and fast uster 'drown 5 rt prodiiced to retd It is hardly necessary to ; ; - : : celebrated -rr 3C n It Had Beeir Built to Order for Me"7 ' - This is a common expression . wh ere the Royal Standard is used. Court Reporters,. Telegraph Op-, erators' and " Expert Stenographers, in all lines of business fin4 in the Royal "built-to-order" . qualities that represent to them the ideal writing machine. - Yon will say the same when you have . become the owner of a Simple, Strong,; Quiet, Portable, . : v .: mm Royal sales are increasing morevrapidly tha inthe, sales efv any othertypeTvjriter, because " EVERY ROVAli SOLD SELLS ANTHER Royal Typewriter : U rrrra c-, . . ... . . . . . v r;--. .v.. ...-.r be acceptable to t. l- Bryan. "-It seemed to be the concensus of ppin--.- : that Mr.' Taft would lose Nebras- i "k in the . event, of a Bryan man be- ing pitted, against- him, Referring to political conditions generally, Commissioner Shipman said : . "If the Democrats ' do - not achieve a sweeping victory in the country next "year public sentiment must needs - undergo a change. I made it a ' point, to make diligent in quiry of farmers and business jnen in all the States traversed going out and on the. return trip-priding In day coaches much of the time for the sole, purpose pf coming in " contact with" them and " I honestly believe the Dem ocrats, will win If President Taft should be renominated I was aston ished to find the' progressive senti ment si strong amongst Ah.e Repub- Means or Kansas, rsebraska, Iowa, III- inpis and Indiana. - - ' I, talked with But Daraless Guaranteed is say line arid every year our grown in large proportions V V - - f I '.To . ' . , I 'It :Woiild Suit Me La tight Kunnlng, V Standard Keyboard, Visible Writer, .Heavy Hanlf older. " . Building," AT 710 JJast Hain St, Richmond, Va, numbers of farmers while passing through the States Jnentioned and all appeared,, to be of the same" mind Democrats andv Republicans -that Mr. Taft- is- rapidly , falling into' disfavor. Scores of Republicans werC iheard to declare they " would not support "Mm-for re-election." ' " , "Did you heat ; ' Democratic ' possi Jilities for the .Presidential ,nomina ticu discussed?' Mr. Shipman . .' was asked. : - -': ' - .. ' ' -; V. "Yes, but not . many," - he ' replied, "Governor Wopdrbw"" Wilson's name was most frequently mentioned, al though Speaker Champ Clark, Gov ernor Judson Harmon, fcrrmer Gov ernor, Polk, of Missouri and Governor Marshall of Indiana," each .has an - ap parently .: strong following : -in the North . Central and "Middle West. Mi3 saari Democrats, . generally, want to keep- Champ Clark In the Speaker's chair, is the impression ! received, ' 7 WW feS- - . X ....... J" UOSl Price - Indicates VU fmost value, arid earmarks of the lightest, silkest - colors." the Finest Hosiery business has - ; this ; . , i - rrrt Is? t 4 Bet er . . Right Priced, -Guaranteed, v - Reliable, On the Jobw - X Ifevr York, IT. T, and make - their Mr. Folk;the running mate of Woodrow Wilson. -Indiana is ,for her popular Governor,-' while the Ohio Democracy will stand for HaVmoa and harmony.' ' Col. Henry Waterson,- op Liouisville thinks Gov ernor Wilson will win. all round. . "I enjoyed the trip far beyond my expectations," . Mr. Shipman went on to say, and the Lincoln folks, showed the delegates many courtesies. It is a beautiful ,cit,'well planned and dotted wiTfi just ; the : prettiest homes imaginable -The capital square re sembles our! own (except for the ab sence, of majestic oaks) and 's equal ly attractive in some respects. But the State building, in which our meet ings were held, is not in the same class with curs." : . . ... LOSTLady'sBlue Serge Coat with blue' silk- lining, on. Long Bridge road. Finder will be suitably re- rded by leaving at Hustler office.