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Respectfully Commended to the Advocates of
the National Union Company.
We have before us the Cfordaye
Trade Journal for the months of
September, 1891, and January, 1892
- From these Journals we take the fol
lowing quotations for those months:
Cent per pound.
Manila ipot 7V4
Manila shipment 1mV
HlHal RDOt 4Vt
New Zaaland flax, Wellington shipment, 4M5
j ate wm
The above are the quotations for a
few varieties of fibres. The follow
ing are quotations from the same
Journal of cordage manufaoiured
from these fibres for the same month:
Cents per pound
7-16 Inch diameter and above 8
Inch riUmeter (12 tniead) W.
and 5-10 Inch diameter ( and 0 thread) 9
7-1C Inch diameter and abnve 5!y
and 5-10 Inch dlanmter (12 thread) 64
inch diameter (0 to 0 thread) 6&
7-15 Inch diameter and above W
Inch dUmetcr (12 thread) 0
4 and 510 Inch diameter (0 and 9 thread). ...',
Pure manlla 104
Pure lsl. 1
Pure New Zealand 7
Now let us compare the above quo
tations with those for the month of
January, 1892.
Cents per pound
Manlla spot V
Manila shlpmnnt 7
Sisal upot
New Zealand flax 4K4 9-1G
Now look at the quotations of the
manufactured product:
Cents per pound.
7-16 Inch diameter and above 124
Inch diameter (12 thread) Vi
Si and 5 16 Inch dl imeter (0 and 9 thread). . . . 13M
7-18 Inch d'ameter and above 9M
and 516 Inch dtamet-r (12 thread) 9
Si inch diameter (0 and 9 thread) 10!
7-16 Inch dUmeter and abnve &X
inch diameter (12 thread) 9Vi
Si and 5 10 inch diameter (0 and 9 thread) 9Ji
Inch diameter and above 6!4&7
3-16 mch diameter 7 &7!4
Binder twine not quoted.
It will be observed that while
fibres range about the same in Janu
ary, 1892, as in September, 1891, and
in some varieties lower, the manufac
tured product is in all cases much
higher. Why is this? To what cir
cumstance may it be reasonably at
tributed? In December, 1891, the
National Cordage Company made a
contract with John Good, of Ravens
wood and Brooklyn, by which they
agreed to pay him $200,000 per an
num to shut down his factory; and
also bought several of Mr. Good's
valuable patents for cordage manu
facture. Mr. Good's and the Deer
ing factories were the only ones of
any magnitude against which the Na
tional Cordage Company had to com
pete in 1891. , These with the factory
of John T. Bailey, & Co., of Phila
delphia, are now either the property
of the National Cordage Company,
or are paid to close their factories,
thus leaving this giant corporation
master of the situation. Can the
reader see anything in this situation
that points to the cause of the in
creased price of cordage?
One more thing for the people to
think of. This National Cordage
Company is the chief stockholder in
the National Union Company, and it
is to this company that some of our
Alliance men are looking for protec
tion from the avarice and greed of
the mercantile world. They will re
ceive such protection as lambs are
said to receive from vultures.
Now that the products of mines and manufac
tures are added to the sub-treasury scheme,
everybody Is cared for except the laboring man.
The Alliance program Is designed to benefit
property owners and capitalists, but seems to
have It in for the wage earner. Capital.
Under Republican administration,
and by means of Republican legisla
tion, five-eighths of the entire aggre
gate wealth of this country has been
accumulated in the hands of about
30,000 people. Under Republican
laws, liquors of all kinds are stored
in the care and custody of govern
ment paid officials, and the tax doe
thereon remains unpaid, and is, to all
intents and purposes, a loan to dis
tillers for an indefinite period. This
favoritism by which bond holders and
whiskey distillers have amassed for
tunes at the expense of the industrial
classes meets the entire approbation
of the Capital. It has never a word
to say in condemnation of it; but let
any measure be proposed which
would even extend the privileges now
enjoyed by whiskey distillers, to
farmers, or any other industrial class,
and it is ever ready to lie about it, to
misrepresent it, to deceive its readers
with regard .to its character, and to
defame and slander the men who are
endeavoring to lighten the burdens
now resting upon the common peo
ple. It is useless to attempt argu
ment with such an unprincipled
sheet, for argument is invariably ig
nored. Slander, and abuse, and
falsehood, and deception are its stock
in trade. It ignores facts; it dare
not answer questions; it is the tool of
boodlers. That grand old "refuge for
thieves, railroad and salary grabbers,
whiskey and Indian rings," which
was so well described by Joe Hudson
in 1873, has caught the Capital, and
it doesn't occupy a back seat either.
It has been frequently observed
that the CaptaVs flaming headlines,
and the matter over which they are
placed, tell altogether different stor
ies. The headlines over the Wash
ington dispatches announcing the
little tilt in the Honse between Jerry
Simpson and Farmer Funston, would
indicate that Funston mopped up the
floor with Jerry. The report of what
both of these gentlemen actually said,
however, leaves a far different im
pression upon the mind of the reader.
Funston "got away" with Jerry just
about as "Prince Hal." did during
the campaign. The prince offered to
pay Jerry's expenses and pay him
$25 a day to canvass the big Seventh
by joint debates. They met once and
had just one debate and that satisfied
Prince Hal He was not anxious to
invest in any more. The Capital of
course announced a triumph for the
Republican candidate for Congress,
but no more debates were held and
none were desired. It will be so in
the House. A few rounds will satisfy
the Republican remnant from Kan
sas, and when Jerry speaks he will
not be interrupted often from that
A few out of Seventy-Are sales confirmed at
the November term of court la Clay county.
That mortgages are being released, does not co
to prove that debts are being paid In every case.
Exaulne the following table:
M mm MMufidM Nm mm
83838583888SS88 88
83S83'g8'i8i2S83 82
K o S3 S ? 2 S3 & 3 io So o f 5 m 6
m"m mm mu'wiOm" CImmVim
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I, J. W. Smith, clerk of the district court, do
solemnly swear that the above Is a partial list of
the confirmation of sales In foreclosure cases
comfirmed In the November term of court, 1391,
as appears on record In my office.
J. W. Smith, Clerk.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 21 st
day of January, 1892.
O. O. Coleman, Notary Public.
My commission expires May 2, 1691.
Clay Center Sun, January i, mi.
We commend the above to the
prayerful consideration of the Capi
tal. Here is another list of mortgages
released. It might obtain the balance
of the seventy-five sales confirmed,
and it would make a fine showing for
its next report
Jan Alliance Tribune, one of the two really
lnfluenclal third party papers of the state, says
in Its last Issue : ''The People's party of Kansas
whatever may be done In other states-Is In
no mood to consider In any shape or form a fu
sion with any party." Emporia Republican.
That's correct. Whenever the Peo
ple's party begins to fuse with other
parties, it ceases to be a party and
becomes merely a faction; and, like
the old greenback party, it will soon
cease to exist The Republican par
ty, in its early days, in the days of its
parity and honesty, gained the confi
dence and support of the masses of
the people by its consistency, its ad
herence to principle, and by avoiding
all trades and combinations. In the
days of its degeneracy, it is willing to
fuse with Democrats or with any
thing else to secure the offices. Let
the People's party leam wisdom from
the demoralization, resulting from
its insincerity and duplicity in these
latter days.
The Farmers1 Voice, of Chicago,
Illinois, has been making some
changes in its management In its
announcement it nays:
Hereafter the names of the editors of the
Farmer's Voice will not appear at the head of
the editorial columns.
In looking over the columns of the
issue containing this announcement,
we believe we can discover something
that the announcement itself does not
indicate. We fail to discover any
thing that reminds us of Lester Hub
bard except in the absence of his well
known and unmistakable declarations.
Is it not the case that one of the mo
tives of the Voice in dropping the
names of its editors from the head of
its editorial columns, is that Lester
Hubbard is no longer editor, 8nd it is
not desirable to make this announce
ment? We may be mistaken in our
judgment in this matter; but, to be
plain, we do not admire the tone of
the issue of January 23, 1892. It
lacks the old familiar ring, and it
will impress its old readers with the
fear that there is a new "boss" in the
background. If this impression is
erroneous we hope that future issues
will justify ita correction.
The twine trust has control of every mill in
the country, except one. which makes twine
from imported fiber. The experience of last
year shows that th hemp and flax twine made
la this country I as good for blndlog purposes
as Is the high priced, Imported stuff. The price
f the jute twine has already been advanced two
cents, and if crop prospects are good will un
doubtedly be lncreaspd two cents more. The
hemp and flax mills cannot supply more than
one-third the demand for binding twine. It Is a
good time for farmers to consider the question
of encouraging the Increase In the manufacture
of hemp and flax twine. Washington Republi
O, no! The Republican must be
mistaken. If we are to judge by the
course of a few Alliance men, it is a
good time to go in with the twine
trust and drive the hemp twine man
ufacturers out of existence. Then
the magnanimity and philanthropy
of the twine trust will of course in
duce it to reduce the price of the
product of .foreign growth. These
fellows are always so humane and
generous you know; and it will help
the American f armors so much more
to have the material of which twine is
manufactured grown in a foreign
country than it would to have it
grown upon their own farms. O,
rats I Will men ever learn anything ?
We very much regret that the table
at the bottom of the fourth column
on the twelfth page of our is
sue of January 20, in the reply
of Geo. C. Ward toMr. Wheeler in
the American Banker, was misplaced
in the make-up." It should have
followed the third paragraph in the
second column of page thirteen, fol
lowing the words, "According to the
report of the director of the United
States mint"
If our readers will read the table
in that connection they will find it all
right It is suggested by one corres
pondent that we make this error an
excuse to republish the entire article,
but we hardly deem this necessary,
at least at present.
Delegates and visitors to the St
Louis Conference will find the Blos
som House the most convenient place
to stop during the time they remain
in Kansas City. The house is located
just across the street from the depot
The proprietor also has charge of the
Union Depot Hotel, and the dining
room for both is in the union depot
Having frequently stopped at this
house we can say fr )m personal ex
perience that the tables are excellent,
the service exceptionaly good,and the
charges as reasonable as can be found
in any hotel of equal merit

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