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The advocate and Topeka tribune. [volume] (Topeka, Kan.) 1892-1894, September 14, 1892, Image 6

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As intimated in a former issue, we
cite a few figures on the subject of
Geo. T. Anthony's freight rat order
for the benefit of those ofonr read
ers who might not understand its
full force and effect npon the com
mercial interests of Topeka, and il
lustrative of the narrow walls between
which they would be confined.
The rate on sugar coming from the
Missouri river to Topeka merchants
and reshippedbythemtoHerington,
is 32 cents, while the rate on the same
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Herington would be only 29 cents,
although the haul by way of Salina
would be 230 miles, and but 131 miles
by way of Topeka. Wichita and
Hutchinson would have the same rate
as Topeka, notwithstanding the dis
tance from the Missouri river and re
turn is 302 miles.
White City is sixty-six miles west
from Topeka, and sixty-three miles
east from Salina. The total haul by
way of Topeka is 116 miles, but by
way of Salina is 149 miles. Yet the
rate via Topeka and via Salina would
be the same.
Probably Mr. "Interested Citizen"
can explain why the wholesale grocer
of Wichita or Salina is entitled to
less than half the rate per mile that
is given to Topeka.
Emporia would of a necessity have
the same carload rate as Wichita and
Hutchinson of 15 cents on sugar, and
innocently would operate as a barrier
to Topeka's business west of Burlin
game, only twenty-six miles away.
Emporia's rate from point of origin
ation to Burlingame would be the
same as Topeka's, yet the distance is
seventy miles further via Emporia.
West of Strong City the field would
belong to Wichita and Hutchinson
exclusively. Where, then, outside of
Shawnee county, would Topeka, the
largest oity in the state, eell her
goods? She cannot go east, for the
rates are against her at the first town
out She cannot go west, north or
south further than a few miles. Yet
this is called "equalization!" Is it not
the most ruinous discrimination?
Mr. "Interested Citizen" can prob
ably "rise and explain," and at the
same time he might also explain an
other little matter.
In one efTasion he asserts that the
retailers of Wichita and the adjacent
country would receive their benefit
from Anthony's rates through the
Wichita jobbers selling them goods
so much cheaper. Last spring for a
few weeks the jobbers there enjoyed
a through rate from the railroads al
most equivalent to that ordered by
the commissioners, and these jobbers,
by a private arrangemsnt between
them, charged the Wichita retailers
J cent per pound more for sugar than
they charged others of their custom
ers in towns where they came in com
petition with other jobbers. The
sugar cost them the same in both in
stances, yet they charged their neigh
bors 5 per cent mere simply because
they could get it and had no compet
itors. A new era must be inaugur
ated before merchants give away any I
more of their profits than is neces-l
sary to compete with others, whether
it be in the matter of freights or
prices. The instance cited is an un
controvertible fact, and being but
ordinary business usage, substantiates
our claim that a reduction of rates in
order to be beneficial to the people
must be made on such goods and in
such quantities as can be used by the
retailer and consumer, and when
made solely for the wholesaler, it
only goes to swell his profits and not
to curtail his prices.
The time for charity in commerce
has either long since past or is as
far distant as the millenium.
We take occasion to extend thanks
to the Emporia Republican for re
producing our notice that Chairman
Breidenthal will receive wheat as a
contribution to the campaign fund.
Not that such publication will par
ticularly extend the information, be
cause the Advocate reaches so great
a per cent of the people of Kansas
that the limited circulation of the Re
publican cannot possibly reach a
People's party man who is not a
reader of the Advocate; but it shows
a spirit of generosity that was hardly
to be expected from so bitter an oppo
nent True the Republican makes
some comments intended to discour
age the contributions, but when it
figures out the large amount of money
that our chairman might realize from
this source, and then assures the peo
ple that- he will use a part of it to
help elect L. D. Lewilling governor,
and another part to help elect "that
rebel," W. A. Harris, to congress, and,
in short, it will all be used to secure
the election of the ticket nominated
by the People's party convention, we
can overlook the little undercurrent
of sarcasm that is intended to run
through the whole comment upon our
brief notice. The Republican has
hit the nail squarely on the head in
stating that Mr. Breidenthal will use
the vast sums he may receive through
contributions of wheat for the success
of the People's ticket We intend to
bury the remnant of the republican
party in Kansas this year so deep
that Gabriel's trumpet will not resur
rect it, and we expect the "great pros
perity" that is flowing in upon our
farmers in consequence of their im
mense wheat crop and the munificent
price it commands, to contribute to
this result
In the CapitaVa report of the re
union at Baxter Springs we are told
that the old soldiers were addressed
by a number of "distinguished com
rades." Here are the names of some
of them: Governor Humphrey, Sen
ator Perkins, George T. Anthony,
Major J. K. Hudson, Lew. Hanback,
A. B. Campbell, Judge Botkin.
Yes, that is a distinguished crowd;
no one will dispute it
PxKiurs Jerry Simpson ipoke from personal
experience when he said that Kansas men sell
their honor In the fierce and terrible struggle of
life. Emporia Republican.
The Republican speaks from habit
when it intimates that Jerry said any
such thing. It is simply a lie, and
not a "perhaps" lie, either.
The Kansas City Journals pen-
sational fake designed to kindle prej
udice against the People's party does
not pan out as expected. Republi
can methods have become so well
known that these cock and bull stories
fail to even excite a passing interest
The lesson given the people at Oof
fey villein 1888 is not forgotten, and
tales that farmers are robbing rail
road trains, and that the farmers1
alliances are concocting murder con
spiracies behind barred doors, are
not accepted upon the authority of
republican newspapers. Dynamite
schemes without the dynamite are a
failure. The publication of such
fakes as these concerning the yeo
manry of our state is one of the re
publican methods of "standing up for
Let the Journal try again.
Mr. Legate, in his speech at the
City park in Topeka, on the 31st inst,
said that 15,200 Robinson votes were
counted for Humphrey in 1890. There
is no doubt that he knows whereof he
speaks, and neither is there a doubt
that he owes it to the people of Kan
sas that he now make a clean expose
of the fraud. Other men who were
acting with the republican party in
1890 have made the same charge, and
there is not the shadow of a doubt
that it is true. The republican vie
tory (?) of 1890 was simply stolen
and we call upon Mr. Legate, now
that he has made his charge in so
speoiflo a manner, to back it up with
the proof.
Among the senators who will seek endorse
ment at the hands of their constituents this year
Is Hon. Bishop W. Perkins.-Washington (D.
C.) Post.
Yes, and he is likewise among the
senators who will fail to get what he
iks. There will be several of them
this year who will follow in the foot
steps of the late lamented Senator
Josiph K. Hudson and Governor
Humphrey have kissed and made up.
The affecting ceremony took place at
the Baxter Springs reunion, and it is
presumed that Joseph will now take
back what he said about Humphrey's
employment of Lew Hanback to can
vass the Third congressional district
in his interest and rewarding him for
his services and expenses from the
state treasury. We shall look to see
the columns of charges against the
governor that appeared in the Capital
after the appointment of Perkins to
the United States senate all recalled
now, and the goyernor given just as
hearty a support as is given to the
other disreputable characters on the
republican ticket
In an editorial note last week call-
ing the attention of editors of reform
papers to the so-called Wall street
circular fake first published in the
Chicago Daily Press, we wrote that
"the thing originated in the fertile
brain of T. W. Gilruth, who held a
position, for a time on the editorial
8taffof the Press." The compositor
transformed the name into Gilmore.
We desire to make this correction lest
there be somebody named Gilmore
who might object to the charge, and
because also the fraud should be
placed where it belongs. Gilruth is
a snide, and if anyone who knows him
has not yet found it out, he is liable
to do so to his sorrow.
Lit it not be forgotten that the
militia of New York state was not
called out to enforce the law or to
see that it should be enforced. It was
called out to sustain the railroad
companies in the violation of the ten
hour law. Let railroad men bear
this in mind and remember that what
is possible in New York is not only
possible but altogether probable in
every other state in the union under
plutocratic rule.
Tee St Louis Globe-Democrat un
dertakes to discuss the question
"why silver declines," and like all
other republican authorities (?) on
this question it fills a column in the
attempt to tell the reason, and still
fails to give the most remote hint of
it The cause may be told in just one
word demonetization. The G.-D.
might save a large amount of edi
torial space by simply being honest.
Some of our republican exchanges
seem to think that People's party men
are hoping that Mr. Ingalls will be
quarantined until after election. This
is a mistake. We have a faint recol
lection that Mr. Ingalls was in the
campaign, or thought he was, in 1890.
No, don't quarantine him. Hurry
him home and get him on the stump
as soon as possible. "We need him
every hour."
Thosi who vote for Harrison and Reld rote
to have capital Invested In America. Those who
vote against them and the ideas they represent,
vote to have capital invested In Europe. Atch
ison Champion,
Well, if the recent experience at
Homestead is a fair example of the
results of the investment of capital in
America, we would prefer to have it
invested in Europe.
Republicans making quotations
from official documents or from any
thing bearing upon the issues of the
campaign will confer a favor by giv
ing chapter and verse. It is some
times important to consult the orig
inal and see if it is correctly quoted.
IxaATx'a charge that 15,200 votes cast for
Boblnson were counted for Humphrey two years
ago by state house officials Is positive and cir
cumstantial Will the state administration
force him to prove U Lawrence Record.
That is just what the state adminis
tration don't want him to do.
When such men as Jim Legate is
said to be, by his old political associ
ates, have to get out of the republi
can party on account of its corruption
it must be getting pretty bad.
The republicans are not entirely
without hope. It is now said there
is a prospect that they may carry
Vermont in November.
The Sixth Avenue Hotel.
When in the oity of Topeka, stop at the
Sixth Avenue hotel, 107 East Sixth avenue.
W. M. Speck, the proprietor, is an accom
modating gentleman, and will make your
stay' a pleasant one. Meals first-class, nioe
rooms and good beds. This hotel is Alli
ance headquarters, where yon will see state
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