The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on April 23, 1892 · Page 4
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 4

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Saturday, April 23, 1892
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nuTCHmsoy DAILY NEWS, SATTJBDAY, APBIL 23, ts ?2. THE HUTCHINSON NEWS. OFFICIAL PAPKR OF CITY AND COUNTY THE NEWS PUCL1SHING CO. A. I.. 8PON8LKK, Editor. TERMS OF HtHISG'ltlPTlON. The N»ws In delivered by carriers In Hutchinson, South llutchlnHon and all suburbs, at 16 cents a week, Tbc paper may be ordered by postal card, or by telephone (No. 3>, and will be served early and regularly. Please report any Irregularity of service or change ot •ddresstotne Nitws ofllec Immediately, antl It will be rcctllled. IlAlI.V— BY UA1U One copy, one year $4.00 On«copy, six months /.... 2.00 One copy, one month .' r.o WKEKI.Y. One copy, one year Jl.oo One copy, six mouths no ' Advertising rates made known on application. Telephone No.:). In orrterlnR the NBWH by mail, state Issue "wanted, dally or •weekly, givine name, city, county and state. If subscriber chanRcs place of residence, give former address as well as present, and state issue of paper taken, dally or weekly. Chicago ofilce, 570 ltookcry building. | C. E. SIDLINGXER, THE V DRUGGIST Prescriptions a Speci alty. No. 17 North Main Street, Hutchinson. \ Penny Postage, or Free Delivery? Huge petitions lire beinjf presented to congress urging one-cent postage. Since the first of the year there hus been an undercurrent of agitation lr, certain quartern loolting to a reduction of letter postage, rather than an extension of the free delivery. Hut observation develops the fact that this movement receives its inspiration from business houses, having large postal bills, and not from the casual letter writers. It Is plain to be seen why large firms, with which postage is a considerable item want the reduction made, and It is also easily understood why they are discouraging an extension of the free delivery. The two cannot go together without an enormous increase in the expenses of the postal department to be mot only by decreased receipts. His pointed out that by the most careful estimates, tho reduction of postal revenues due to cutting the letter rate in half would be almost 823,000,000 annually and that any inerease of business that would follow (which would also necessitate Increased accommodations, new post- office buildings, carriers, etc., and in- 1 creased clerks) would not perceptibly reduce that falling off. While it is believed by those favoring an extension of free delivery that many towns may be given the carrier system without material loss to the department, a general extension of delivery in the face of a loss of 833,000,000 by decreased postage would he out of the question. We believe the demand among the people is for better postal facilities rather thun cheaper postage. The man who writes a few letters a year does not care for the postage expended, but ho does want those few letters delivered with promptness and accuracy. Many fanners during the busy seasons do not get their mail more thun once, a week, and sometimes not so often. What would please them the most would Vie a syatem by which their mail might be delivered to them promptly on its arrival at their post office. Free delivery in rural districts may be out of the question just at present, but the tendency should be in that direction, and its full consummation should be brought about at the earliest date praetinal. fore them if they subdue; these savages, though they bo women. Many of tho practices and customs of tho Dahomcy- ans are of the most barbaric and revolting character, and probably the interests of civilization would be sub­ served by their subjugation to French rule. The Ijyno.hburg (Va.) News evidently believes tho Democrats of Republican states arc making themselves entirely too conspicuous for the good of the Democratic party at large. In short it thinks the Democrats who must furnish the electoral votes should have some voice in the selection of the nominee. It says: "Republican state after Republican state falls into line for the nomination of Mr. Ci.nvEi.ANb as tho candidate of the Democratic party for president. Minnesota with her 39,000 hostile majority, led the way, followed by Rhode Island and Massachusetts, with their 1,000 and 33,000, respectively. JS'ow come Perm sylvauln with her 7«,4r>8 Republican majority and 'bloody Kansas' with her 80,1.11) Republican majority. And so it goes. It begins to look as if these Re publican 'rotten boroughs,' not one of which has east a Democratic electoral vote for thirty years, have determined to dominate, the Democratic party, if they can, In the interest of Mr. Cr.EFK- i.ANn. Tluiy are encouraged in this determination by tho Ci.ievKT.ANi> press throughout the country, and thus the Democratic party, under the mad pro pulsion of the men who wrecked it in 1888, is being carried forward to the precipice of utter despair." The protective tariff goes on a theory that a nation gets rich by keeping out wealth, by senillngout Its products and bringing noth- lug In. It assumes that the more wealth you send out and the less you bring in the richer the country becomes, Statistics show that the "balance of trade" is In our favor; that we sent out last year 8120,000.000 worth of products more than we brought in, and It is argued that for this reason we arc getting rich.—Halstead Tribune. The above is JEIWV SI.MPHON'S doc trine. Anybody but a blockhead understands that the 3130,000,000 must eventually be sottled in eush. Wo sent out perishable products and got imperishable wealth In return. The farmer who annually sells 83,000 worth of products and buys but$l,000 worth will have a balance of SI,000 in his favor at the end of each year, and certainly is getting richer all the lime. A man who endorses HKNHY GKOHOIC freo trade- ism may not be able to undcrstaud it, but men of good single-line horse seuse do. The Dahomeyans. IsniTon NKWB: Where Is Dahomey, and what Is the "matter ol dlHpute between the Dahomeyans and the French? Also, who arc thu "Amazons" referred to in the telegraphic dispatches* -ttioii .SCHOOL. Dahomey is situated on the west coftBt of Africa, about 8 or 10 north latitude. Its government is of the most i despotic character, the chief ruler being a king, whose will is the absolute law of hla subjects. The king of Dahomey has been guilty of many out- ragesagainst civilization, including the murder of Christians, and participation in the slave traffic. These furnish tho pretext for the French campaign against tho country; although it is not entirely improbable that the French soldiers are attracted by the stories of rich treasures hidden in Ahomey, the capital city. Tho king of Dahomey regards the women of his realm as his especial property, and a inuu can so- curt) a wife only by purchase or gift from the king, and then he must accept the woman allotted to him, without demur or complaint, be •he of a lovable disposition or, as i B more frequently the ease, of the most vixenish character. The women are physically stronger than the men and furnish the fighting contingent of the king's army. Ue lias about two thou sand female soldiers in his service, and these are called "Amazons." These women warriors are said to bo possessed of the most undaun ted courage, and are provided with modern weapons of warfare. They are trained from infancy to obey their sovereign ' and freely give up their lives in battle at his command. They do npt know : what it is to sustain defeat, and tho French forces have no easy task be- Tho fact that the sympathy of the settlers in Wyoming is with the "rustlers" in their troubles with tho cattlemen Is a pretty good indication that the rustlers are not cattle thieves, as declared by the cattlemen. It is more likely that the present trouble grows out of a conflict between settlers on government hind and the big cattlemen who have been accustomed to graze their herds on the public domain. It is time the federal government should put a stop to cattlo gra/.- ng on public lauds, llig ranchmen wlio pay no taxes on either their herds or the land they occupy have well nigh sapped the life out of the cattle industry so far as the small farmer is concerned. A convention of 700 delegates with double the number of visiting statesmen, will soon assemble at Hutchinson, andthelargcsthall In the city will not comfortably seat 000, according to somebody who pretends to kuow. —Abilene Reflector. Come right along. Our now auditorium will have 0 seating capacity of two thousand persons. A drummer complains that he was robbed of 8350' in a baccarat game in l/ouisville recently. Such things are to he expected In a city that will tolerate the regular publication of a paper like tho Courier-Journal. Tho New York World says RADM should be removed, which iB pretty good evidence that RAUM should stay where he is. The Farmer mid the MuKiiiloy Hill. tl'aper read before the Republican Editorial association of the Seventh district by L. M. Axline, or the Medicine Lodge Crescnt, and endorsed by the association us embodying their views on tho tariff question.] LAUIKH AND GKNTI.KMKK OK THE SEVENTH DISTBICT REPUBLICAN EDITOBIAL ASSOCIATION: The above subject having been assigned to mo for a fifteen minutes' paper, I respectfully submit the following: The logical deduction to be made from such an assignment before a meeting of this character, is thut 1 am to endeavor to show that the MoKinley bill Is favorable to the farmers and legitimate rensons therefor. The old saying that "the proof of the pudding is chewing the Btring" is applicable in this case; tho McKluley bill has been tried and has been, proved, and is every day .move fully demonstrating that it is one of the wisest measures ever enacted. The question as stated is a trifle close and we take the liberty of enlarging somewhat and giving the question a little broader scope. Tho bare statement, "tho farmer and the MoKinley bill," would rather bind us down to a statement of features of that law iu which tho farmer is directly interested und call lor uu army of figures for the purpose of comparison. This is favorable enough to our course, but does not get at the real meat of question. Wo will treat as synonymous terms "the farmer und the MoKinley bill" and the farmer und a protective tariff, and really what we want to show is that the farmer is benefitted by a protective policy, and therefore tho McKinley bill, as a protective measure, is to his benefit. First, we desire all to remember that there Is not. a civilized or scml-civillzed nation on the face of the earth that hns not a tariff of some kind for some pur- f iosc. Even boasted free-trade Eng- und has a tariff on imports based upon the "tariff for revenue" idea, and annually she collects thousands of dollars by means of the tariff her statesmen regard as such an outrage when practiced in America; and England's colonics do not stop ut tho revenue basis, hut many of them have the protective feature as strong as we have in tho United States. It being conceded without argument that a tariff is a legal manner of collecting money to defray the expenses of conducting a government, recognized not only by a majority of the nations of the world, but by all that might be termed nations. We have the real basis for the subject assigned. History teaches us, without a single exception, that agriculture prospers under a protective tariff while it languishes and degenerates under arevenue tariff. The story Is the same in all countries. In Great Hritniu and Ireland this has been fully demonstrated, and in this country the farmer has gone up and down as our tariff hns been shifted from the protective to the. revenue basis. Consult your books of reference and with the old men, and you will find that the dark hours for the farmer in those United Stales have been when the revenue tariff mis most nearly in vogue, or when the prospects of 11 tariff law, on u revenue basis was in roost danger or enactment. This pulsation of our agricultural interests in conformity with our tariff, is legitimate and will be always with us. The protective policy builds up and fosters industries thut furnish a home market for our produce, thus saving to us at least the freight charges. A man can go without covering for his head, body or feet, but he must have food to supply his inner-man or he perishes. The farmer feeds the world, and his best and most profitable customer is hale, hearty and well-paid labor. Under protection, with millB and machine shops in active operation the farmer has the best market in the world right here in the United States; while under a revenue tariff he must go forth into the world and find his market where he can. It is not necessary to enter into this question in all ramifications because, as we before stated, these questions have been already proved and satisfactorily demonstrated. The tariff question correctly stated is simple and has tho stump of approval of all governments, and it is the delight of tariff reformers to attempt to blind and deceive the people by leading them off into a maze of per-cents, average values, "the tariff is a tax" with figure accompanyments, etc. Rut do not he deceived. Remember the tin-plate liar, and the other liurs who opposed protection and the McKinley bill. Under the MoKinley bill not one single article of furm produce has declined in value while many- of them have been greutly enhanced: for instance eggs, barley, wool and other Items. On the other hand how is it with what the fanner consumes and uses'.' Not one single item has ad-1 vunced and many—in fact ulmost nil —are lower than when the bill was enacted. Take farm machinery, from self-binder, thut ten years ago cost S3ir>. but can now be purchased for $130, down to a common clevis that a few years ago coBt 20 cents but can now be purchased for 10, and you fiud the reduction is fully 30 per cent, on all urticlcs of farm machinery, vehicles and items of hardware used by the farmer. When it comes to articles of consumption that the farmer cannot produce himself, such as clothing, dress goods, coffee, tea, sugar, salt, oil, tinware, crockery, etc., and we find that everything is as cheap, and with one or two exceptions, cheaper than ten years ago. Tho average reduction is fully 25 per cent., and in not a few instances .10 per cent. Furniture, clocks, watches, boots and shoes, lumber and other items of expense to farmers, are, as a rule, lower than ever before. The McKinley bill has undoubtedly helped the farmer and the only attempt so far to amend or change that bill is a direct blow at the wool producing farmers of our country. Wh»t we need now—farmers and ull—is less tinkering with the tariff question, less tinkering with the financial question and less foolishness abottt social problems and following after Utopian schemes. The fanner that is working his farm intelligently and assisting the McKinley bill to make him prosperous and happy, is achieving sue- cciis right now, but the vocal farmer who has sown his crop in his mind and cMtivated it by harrowing up the peace of his neighbor and then expects the McKinley bill to give lilm forty bushels of sound wheat to tho acre on such poor soil, is hound to get left. The United States is the greatest agricultural and manufacturing coun try on the fueo of the earth, and a large share of her prosperity is due to her wise protective tariff laws. The man of middle age can remember when Ohio, Indiana and Illinois wore purely agricultural states. Year by year these states have advanced in manufactures until they arc to-day noted for their largo and numerous establishments, and for tho number and intelligence of. their skilled workmen This means a market at the doors of the farmers of those states, and what previous protective enactments have done for those states the MoKinley bill will do for Kansas and the great west. Under tho McKinley bill both our exports and imports have in creased, but tho balance of trade has been in our favor; in other words, we have been doing business at a profit and as a nation have a few millions of dollars we have earned by honest toil, with which to improve the national farm and fence in the McKinley sheep pasture. While our subject only men-, lions the farmer, we must not forget that we are a great family of wage- earners; that what helps one helps all. that the elder brother should assist out of his prosperity the younger Bnd weaker members of the family, and that this help, generously given la the paBt und courteously extended at present, must continue in the future if we would all succeed. We cannot leave this subject without referring to "Reciprocity." When the following clause was incorporated in the MoKinley bill: "And the president of the United States is hereby authorized, without further legislation, to declare the ports of the United States free and open to all products of any nation of the American hemisphere upon which no export duties are imposed, whenever and so long as such nation shall admit to itB ports free of all national, provincial (state) municipal and other taxes, flour, corn-meal, and other bread-stuff s,preserved meats, vegetables and fruits, cotton seed oil, rice and other provisions, including all articles of wood, agricultural implements and machinery, mining and mechanical machinery, structural steel and iron, steel rails, locomotives, railway ears and supplies, street cars, refined petroleum, or Buch other products of the United States as may he agreed Upon, 1 ' tho whole world was electrified. Here was the great idea of the great Blaine, passed upon antl rounded by Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, John Sherman and the other great statesmen, placed in tangible form. Here was the entering wedge, that is regarded by our best minds as the true solution of the tariff question; providing for the admission free of such articles and products us we do not manufacture or grow In this country if our items of manufacture and agriculture receive like courtesy in those countries. The reciprocity clause was drawn especially in the'interest of the farmer, not because tho items of farm produce were not sufficiently protected by the McKinley bill, but to enlarge and extend the market for American products. Under the old order of things we purchased largely from countries that did not patronize us very extensively. We were discriminated against by certain colonies of Euro pean monarchies by reductions granted on imports from the mother government. What has reciprocity already accomplished in many of these cases? These countries could not afford to lose the valuable market of the United States and have signed reciprocity treaties with this country, and as a result our exports of breadstuffs to those countries have increased and are increasing every day. The opposition do not know what to say or do regarding reciprocity. In it they read their doom; in it they see true statesmanship and from a business standpoint Bee tho great principle lor value received. At first they ridiculed it; said it was impracticable and could not be carried out; but having failed in all these they have heaped a last insult by cartooning it sitting side by side with tariff reform and labeling them as twin brothers. Even the opposition acknowledge it as good as their pet measure, and surely this is all that could be expected from that source. ^ The Third Party", 'rom the New York Sun It is a curious fact, but Mr. Grover Cloveland is now, for the first time, in a position of political possibility. Not that ho is a political possibility himself, but he may be $he cause of the ^political possibilities thut are in other '-en. For instance, if the next Democratic national convention should go crazy, the third party would arise m the southern states, in Georgia, in Alabama, in Arkansas, and polish off The Perpetual. On the other haud if The Perpetual is not nominated—which he won't, as Mr. Dickens woula say—a third party will protrude itself in Massachusetts, namely, tho Columbian party, James Means, founder. So the Stuffed Goose will make use of its wishbone in any case. Its leg will be pnlled either south or north. It is a great thing to be respected, as the monkey said when he ran off with the parson's wig. Now, than, we'll start this likely animal at ten pounds—five pounds—two pounds —well, twelve and sixpence, then! (No bid.) Hang it, gen'lemen, the 'oss is alive!"—Judy. Purify EVERY 600D THING HAS ITS COUNTERFEITS. YOUR WANTS. YOUR INTERESTS. CONSIDER rSTIHE GENUINE and central point of interest in our I 1 store is the large assortment of well selected, first- I daes merchandise at prices which cannot fail to JL please the bargain seeker. During Mr. Wiener's stay in eastern markets we have received shipments of bargain and novelties for every department. Having what people want and giving exactly what we advertise is the policy which has made The Grand the most popular, economical and reliable trading center in , the city. We employ only honorable and proper methods for the advancement of our business, interests.. You never find ITS offering or advertising inferior goods as THE BEST- All goods offered to the public are the same as we receive them. We do not resort to picayune methods of merchandising, such as removing trade marks on inferior goods and offering them to the public as THE BEST, in order to undersell and mislead. We have no goods hanging about our store said to be from other stores and purporting to be of a higher price, in order to effect a sale. Our constant gain is the result of giving, at all times, the best values for the least money. Our business has been created in this way, and it is our aim to so continue. We sell you better goods for the same money, oa the same good* for less money—ALWAYS. Prof, fill Davis, Teacher of Piano, Organ and Cornet Desires to form a class in the use of either or all the above instruments. Leave orders with Hutchinson Music company, or at Mrs. Harsha's residence, on Second Ave. east. •We Importance ol keeping tlio blood in a pure condition Is universally known, und yet there arc Tory tow people who have perfectly pure blood. 'Ilio taint ot scrofula, salt rheum, or oilier foul humor Is hcrouitsd and transmitted lor emigrations, causing untold suffering, and wo also accumulate poison and germs ot disease from _ tho air we bro.itlic, • # the tood wo eat, or U (ffcl||P tu e water wo drink. W | IIII There 1B • noth lug B 11111 more con- oluslvoly H ^JUI proven than tho posture power ot Hood's Saraaparllla over all diseases ol tho blood. This medicine, when fairly tried, does expel every trace of Bcrofula or salt rheum, removes the taint which causes catarrh, neutralizes the acidity and cures rheumatism, drives out the germs of malaria, blood poisoning, etc. U also vitalizes and enriches tho blood, thus overcoming that tired feeling, and building up the whole system. Thousands testify to the superiority ot Hood's Barsasarllla as a blood purifier. Full lnlor- asatloa and statements of cures sent Ire*. Hood's Sarsaparilla BoUbralldrugflsU. fliibxtoif*. FTwrtdonlj : ft> 0.1. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowtu, Mas*. IOO Doses One Dollar lUU MUii» wiuuu mum Blood SI IS ID AGAIN! and Bhe haft reason to be, Her husband failed to get FRAZEE A WILSON to do their plumbing work, and the water pipes in her house are still leaking, Frazee& Wilson also have a car load of Goodyear rubber hose for Bale. No. 13 Second Avenue West. Telephone 140. -pO_N.D R A O - - Insurance Written by E. A. Smith & Co. LOW HATES EUABLEINSURANCE Office rear of First National Bank. STATE AGENCY U. S. Life Insurance R. M. HENDERSON, Manager. Issues all the popular policies, the continuable term and the guaranteed income being the most popular. Th» former furnishes insurance at cost; the latter can be used as collateral for a loan from the company. These are very popular plans. All policies non-conteatable and nqn-forfeitable. The simplest contract extant. All losses paid without discount soon as proof s are received. R. M. HENDERSON, _____ Manager. Freeman & Haines, HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTERS. PAPER HANGING AID DECOMTIIM SPECIALS Also dealers is Paints, Oils, Glass and Painters' Supplies. No. 16 Second Avenue Bast. REMOVED. I have removed my bakery and fancy grocery to}*o. 16, South Main street, where I will continue to make my famous cream bread. • K. BYPB. H OTEILTh^ Kansas City, Mo. has again passed into the management' of Dudley ltbouds and wife, who -will be glad to twa a ,U tlielr KaaMa Mend*

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