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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - October 15, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas BUTCHiySON DAILY NEWS: WEDNESDAY MORMNft. OCTOBER, 16^1880. Tp PICTORIAL PROOF, SnSnEPRESENTATIONS OF THE FREE-TRADE PflESS EXPOSED. *lw Truth Abont Eiporl Ulnrounta. :-.:jn�aden ltatogged by The N�w York ^ \ WoiW and Ow "Roform" ClnT�-Frtrm-\, �*. To* XnteUlKont to Iln UecnivMl. v',' Tho Democratic pnporH throughout A 4h� country continue to reproduce what 'v^- ,tt?y�>Il tbo "pictorial proof or fact* �boot nrport dinranintii ns they orijrinnl-ly appeared in The Now York World. A mare brasseu attempt to humbug anil deceive the intnlligcnco of tlio country TW novor BUrpiuwoil, evnu in the eol� �noma of Tho World. It in pretended, in tho bo called "pictorial proof," that the same agricultural implements are old to foreign countries at from 20 to �00 per cent below tho price at which they oro sold in the United States. In order to befog still fnrther tho readers it ia loft very artfully to tho imagination /to determine whether the prices aro for �consUmerH or for dealers. Tho article carefully avoid* specific information on 4Ms Subject. A plain statement of tho facts in tho ca�e will serve to satisfy every reader irjBt that tho statements of Tho World on this subject aro deliberately intended �to deceive it� readers and tho readers of other journals throughout tho country which wight nee tit to copy them. In the first place, the price lists nt tho low rates said to be intended for foreign countries are tho net prices with all discounts taken off at which foreigners can buy these implements in tho United States tot sale in other rounlTies, with cost of transportation, dealers' profits and other expenses added. The other column, representing the samo instruments St very much greater prices, represents the prices at which American dealers may purchaso these articles with various discount/! which, when taken off, re-\luco the net price to a point as low or lower than the rates advertined for foreign mathets in the other column. That tiuB ia the plain truth may be ascertained by any person who chooses to make inquiry either of tho manufacturer or of the dealer of whom ho is in the habit of making his purchases. There is nothing secret about it, and nothing which either the manufacturer or the dealer need havo any reason to conceal. To substantiate what wo have said wo have tho deliberate statement of The Hail and librport Journal, a reliable journal, in which the advertisement referred to- has appeared. Wo havo also the statements of the manufacturers of these implements, and many of tho wholesale dealers who sell them both for home and foreign consumption. The distinction in tho prices of these different articles is therefore plainly a distinction between tho wholsosolo and tho retail price. If it be said thou that this distraction is so enormous ns to be An injustice to the consumer, we might �reply that that objection has no bearing upon tho discussion ko far ns regards tho tariff question; it is a mattor for consumers and wholes'.ilo dealers to settle hetwetm themselves, whether tho difference between the.manufactnrcrs' wholesale price and the retail price to consumers ia unreasonable or not. Wo will not undertake to arguo this question, hut admit that tho haudliug of agricultural implumenla, of plows, horso rakes, etc., is a very costly bnsinesn, and oftentimes iuvolves greater expense tiian tho original cost of tho article itself. Fanners and othors familiar with the facts will readily Understand this. It is not practicable in n short article to produce all the details of evidence which might be required by persons not familiar with the business to substantiate the statements given above; but this argument is addressed to farmers and consumers who aro sufficiently intelligent and sufficiently familiar with the details of tho business to judge far themselves of tho unreason-ablenOBB of the circumstances and of the ^vpoMOJn we take. It is comparatively , I ^'-faofe'lor Mjusclf, and if ho is sufficiently ^JH^vtj^HreatB&Ui IJw charge against Ameri-�"can, �jWlnfftc,t*trers ho will tako the 4t3f tmjmhjo to make inquiry for lrimeelf, Mai^andihe will then ascertain that our stale-S^nentB in regard to the so called "pic-Itl" 'torini proof" and the allegations of Tho w.-. -.Now York World are literally true, and f thereby that it is strictly true, as stated i at ,the beginning that there never was a .'nJCTO audacious attempt io ileceivo and deludo tho intelligent farmiug population of tho United States than this, '�whitih has been perpetrated by The New TJTork World, iind is uow being widely circulated in tho hope that it will benefit the Democratic party. Wo aro confi-VdenOhat in this hope they will bo bit-.terly disappouitod, for it will be fonnd in timo that the farmers of tho United 1 States are too intelligent to be thus misled, and when they recognizo tho attempt li- to deceive tliom, their iudignution will \i recoil upon the party which has intendod f: todoH.___ The great industries give signs of lm-' �', provemeut as tho tariff question ap-r~: , proaches a settlement Wool purchases ';�� in the Boston market lust week rose to }>'� -5,002,000 pounds, and orders for goods K , wpremorosatisfactory. The movements � iin hoots and shoes and cotton uiuuufact-\'\ xures show an increase over last year, and fj,. ia the easa of cotton goods are stimulat-;, �d by cheaper matorial. In tho iron in-&i,;>djistary structural, sheet, plate and other fci'?!"4Balahod products i�ra crowded with or- ders. Several more furnaces are about J^pto'.�dd to the weekly output of pig iron. Wjkii r-Bolthuore Journal of Commerce. ":' : According to Mr. Giffen the value of i Jiujds in the TJnited Kingdom decreased per cent, during tho ten yearn from '1876 to 1888. But tho values of houses increased IB.7 per cent., of railways 4'J � Jiercent., of movables 37 percent., and tho amount of foruuju iuvuatroeuts 'Mi 'pat cent. . Protection cturtaiuly cannot heohorjed with thl) reduction in hind values accompanied by a rise in other' tfina� of yroptJty- 1 Hi LEOKXATiON FOR FARMERS. bftQJIm**� T�r((r Bill Bom forAntw Imkn Acrleultiire. The cbarge 'that 'American farmers ; ptyWOW for their Implements than for-- ^gnfarmera do has been shown to be fldae.;':JPre�i�elv the reverse is the truth. ' 3H�eypay leas, and this Is the result of ; Protection, which has encouraged and devdoped ^he production of inch arti-Bn a bwge scale at low prices in the B&m- But protective legiftU. tion lias gono still further, and now.by the tariff bill of 18(10 has completely defended Americnn farm products against competition from tho cheap lands and labor of foreign nations. Tho following comparisons will be found interesting and conclusive: ratrs OK imjtt on FAUM products. Prwent law. Ron. Tariff of 189a narlny. -....... 10c. per bushel 30c. per huahel llilt!kwh(vit.... I0|)crcent. IRa per bushel Corn........... Kfc. |>er bushel 18c. r bushel (lat�............ lOe. per bushel lftc. per buitbet Wheat.......... Me. per bushel 2Bc. per bushel Hiltter..........^ -If., per pnuad (la |>or ;>oUDd Oheew......... Je. j)er |)nuut) ftc per pountl Renus.......... 10 per cent. 40c per bushel Egjrs........... free Re. per dozea Itay............ $i! lier ton f-l per ton Heps........... rte. per ;hhiuiI lt>c. per pound Po1al s....... l.Tc. per bushel Soe. i>er bu.Jiel Flaxseed, ete... SOe. |>er Itnshel U0e. jx-r bushel (Jardeti see�ls... ',1} Jier cent. 'JO J>er oeDt. Ilacon and bains lie, per pound Cc. |jer pound Heel*, mutton, $ ete............ 1c. per pound v'c. |�r pound Wirf)l, Istelass. lOe. jwr pound tie. per pound Wool, al elnss.. UV. per pnund 18c. per pound Wool, Jfd clnsr... a'vC.jier fKUind 33 per cent. Wool, !M elnss.. ftc. (Jer pound B0 por cent. Leaf totiaeco, stenime.1..... SI per pound $2.71>porpound Not stemmed.. Tfle. per |iound ji per pound All other stem* med.........40c. per pound m> per cent. Flax............ $20 per ton 1c, per pound 1' turns and prunes........ 1c. per pound 2c, per pound This direct legislation in behalf of farmers lias been supplemented by the silver bill, the protective effect of which is already seen in tho advance of the prices of tint great American staples-nearly twenty cents per bushel on wheat and ten cents per bushel on corn, amounting in tho aggregate to $250,000,000 on these two articles above. In conclusion the American farmers, constituting nearly one-half of onr population, have at last received tho consideration they deservo. Under protective lav*b they aro guaranteed against foreign competition, and they are onobled to sell their crops at fair prices and to buy their implements and ,toolB cheaper than they can bo bought in any other country in the world. Western Mortgages. That Protection has onriched the manufacturing states of tho east at the expense of the agricultural interests of the west is a common charge made by Freetraders. The fact is the western people havo accumulated property more rapidly than tho people of any other section in tlio country. Tons of thousands of men with a few hundred dollars each went from tho east only a fow years ago to tako up western land, and now own valuable farms worth in thousands the hundreds of tho original investment. While in tho east capital has merely* received additions, tho immense aggregate wealth of tho west has been literally created in the last quarter of a century. Mortgage indebtedness for purchase money, stock and improvements is to bo expected among settlers who made a start with very little or no capital. But the "mortgago oppression" of this sec-Jon is largely the creation of tho Free-;radors' fancy. Tho following paragraph from an ox-change undoubtedly explains much of the "mortgage oppression" about which I'Vce-tradors everywhere are just now so solicitous: 'A significant feature in the outcome of the farm mortgage business in western Kansas is the fact that a largo portion of the foreclosures this year aro on unoccupied lands, bought up and mortgaged for what they would bring by speculators. Tho eastern investor was au.vious to secure investments that promised a high rate of interest, and tho western mortgage sharp was dishonest enough to supply tho demand, regardless of the value of tho property or the security of the principal of the loan." Yet the foreclosures of such mortgages, which havo resulted in tho robbery of eastern capitalists by western mortgage sharps, are held up as examples of how Protection is ruining western farmers. Tlio census report shows that tho output of pig iron in the year ending June DO wob 11,579,770 not touB, against 3,781,-021 ten years ago, and tins with official returns of imports and exports, and allowance for decrease of domestic Btocks unsold, makes tho consumption of iron about 324 pounds per capita, against 198 pounds in 1870-80. With such evidence of growth it is not strange that temporary embarrassments in this country aro little regarded.-Dun's Weekly Report. Both the olHcial and commercial connection Iwtweon Now Zealand and the old country are still maintained in a fairly satisfactory condition, although owing to the American invasion the trado relationship appears to be in danger of being seriously interfered with. It is painful to have to recognize tho fact that practically nothing can be done to prevent tho Americans from overrunning our colonies in this way.-London Daily Financial News. The writer of these linos is interested ia a small factory which is able to sell ono of its products in England at lower prices than the English makers get, and solely for tho reason that the British home price is much moru than the British price hare. The American price is the aame here and there, and is in both coses lower than the British price.-The Manufacturer. For tiro and carriage bolts the best American makes are in most demand (L o., in S. Australia), for though they do not surpass, or perhaps equal, the British in liuish, they are considered superior in strength of screw-the same being clearer and more pronounced-therefore not so liable to strip.-American Mail and Export Journal. . RAPID RISE TO WEALTH. Htory of the Xjemp to JPInAnc!�t Sueesw of Adam JDtidr-uhelfcr. A party of gentlemen were talking in front it the Hotel Sanderaville a few evenings ago, carrying ou a running conversation about men and ovents. They were colling up little reminiscences of the post, when ono of them remarked: "Years ago, just after tho close of the war, 1 remember thero lived in this county a-mau who evory day walked between the plow handles, tilling his little, farm for a livelihood, contented and serene, seemingly careless and unmindful of the hard lifo he daily led. 'By his fellows he was not accredited with any unusual degree of business tact, nor was it the case that his judgment in matters of finance was sought by any of bis acquaintances. "If he was overly shrewd no one knew it; if be anticipated., any successful achievements beyond the sphere in which ho moved he did opt let anyone fcnoK of this latent nmbitios thnt area his brain. Finally he drifted away from these parts. At first ho went to Savannah. Soon after reaching that city, having made a favorable impressfon on a lady who had somo meanB and who assisted him in pecuniary matters, he became associated with John L. Martin in tho cotton commission business. Iu that he prospered fairly well, and eventually married his benefactress. Retiring from tho cotton trade he went to New York some timo in the seventies. There he struck in, it seems, with the 'magicians of finance' in tho great metropolis, and prosperity has beamed on him ever.slnoe. "At tho annual election of stockholders of the Central roilroad in Savannah Gen. Alexander, the president, voted by proxy 8,700 shares of that stock, the property of Adam Dudenhcifer, of New York, and that was only a meager portion of Mb accumulations. The Adam Dudenheifer that lived in pinched circumstances in this county years ago is now the samo Dudenheifer that is accounted almost, if not entirely, a millionaire in tho most populous and wealthiest city in the Union. "His life, bo far as rapid money making goes, is a marvelous success, and yet it is but tho hiBtory of other men. From tho bottom ho has risen and worked his way through adverse circumstances to a position of security and ease. It is all in theman, after all."-Sandsrsonville(Qa.) Progress. A
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