The Age (Boulder, Mont.) 1888-1904, August 07, 1889, Image 1

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FREE LEAD QUESTION. (cuattribut.ta tu Tut Ace] From whom does this demand with respect to the admission of Mexican lead ore really come?—les it. not . eome from men owning mines contain - ,Ing lead?—Mines to which they wish to, give an added value? or mines which they can not work with a prof- it (royalty) at the present \cost of labor\? or, which is the game thing, as I shall hereafter endeavor to show, at the present price of ore?—There is any amount of low productive miner- al land in this country that could be worked with a royalty to its owners, provided wages were low enough or prices high enough. But to make prices high enough would be equivalent to making wages low enough. For if the production of lead ore will not pay American wages at the Mexican price of ore, it cannot pay American wages at any price, for the simple reason that wages consist of products of labor; and that -the values of those products being only relative, we eau not increase the exchange of the lead miner's product (wages) with respect to all other pre - ducts without lessening the exchange vhlue of the productions (wages) of all other working -men with respect to lead ore; and this we can not do *a long as men are free to change their employments. Or to put it differently, we can not add to the wages of some by taking from the wages of all, while giving the freedom to all to,com- pete in this taking from all. Conse- quently, while we can not add to wages by adding to price, adding to price must lessen wages, when land instead of labor gets this addition in, price. And as the inevitable result of adding to the price of a product, will be to add to the value of the source from whence that product comes, is it not, therefore, really in order to make wages low enough to give or to add values to certain mines that mine - owners inal5,0,this appeal fur a change of ruling? For the men who make this appeal a•• 01••••1 • Loot °Moe for Jefrenrcni County to at . 0 try to bolster us up with the absurd BOULDER. MONTANA. statement that \we do not wish to Whom all fen» of polielce will be betted, ra i se th e pr i ce o r ore , we s i mp l y w i s h Including to transfer its production-from Mexico A- 11801 -. 1 - 7 \: BON\ POLICIES, to this country; and thus by giving more work and reducing competition among working -men raise wages\ O N in ease of preying'', death would be either to add to their rascal; I M.>ir -A- - 3E ity 58 knaves or to detract from their T. lofisrmetton and nodes.. call on or addreari intelligence as men of common sense. P. h. DOREMIS. Manager for Montana: G- • 'Vol. 2. eTcs. 1 3 «:• 12 1 1 c 1 Ielir. WEcazatabasa, Terri tore* 'IMreciaamaaciave, .41.‘aortaart 7, ZOIMED. lecoir 'lemma% B.411.40113, CICII0ME.X . e d.) Wholesale. and Retail isaatints IS 43r191.11:711078Xet Mato and Caps, Roots and Shoes. / GENTS' IrinIZNISIEZINCil 0-00121121, AX. FANCY NOTIONS OP ALL KINDS. —M— X) «3r C) CS D di ÁSD C I. 0 T H I /47 Nave recently been added to our large and Varied stock and • Pull and Fine .Assotinelit Of time lines of goods will hereafter be found on our shelves. —)0(— Angers Poe C3ab1ifox-23.1.ea, 1PcbarcIle,r w ()nits. Hercule., CAPS, R a nel. *LASTING, *WO -104 - Sporting. Butter and Eggs+ -AND-- ALL ARTICLES OF COUNTRY PRODUCE' Are dads a specialty by this house. Highest market priee yak/ for &reran aim sap Au. Know or COUNT/LT Paouucs ME MC X 401.. I-. X Br ME lassaariaara Company of Never DUMDUM 1360. Aires. $14.000,000.00 1,100,000.00 rie n alif i t u to Policy Holders_ 21.5‘10.000.00 A smonnt of insurance in Force._ 50,000,001100 IS TOUR LIFE INSURED? A Duty Every Man Owes to His Family! • Osernaisala Lida limasen , os Cimapany OF NEVI' YORK Which are payable in . 10, 15, 20, ..r 25 rears! Helena, Montana, ea mitRE nr RVEA, • Special A g ent for Jefferson County. Mee with TM:0NY Jon Naq_ Boulder, Montana. HOTELS. BOULDER MOT SPEUHAS AND MOTEL. WIC TROTTER. PXOreIrrolI. Three %wings have moat Wonderful Curative Properties In all forms of Xt.ei.011k1112:1.0•TI.0 eriX-OILILI>1001{ Aso IX Lead Poisoning and General Debility. The Sprin g s ia • Mawr PLEASANT TtESO.HT Per them who are overworked and weary and who desire • few ‚ay.' relief from toil and Inte- nts. and want • few day.' reereati q p > There n sleep the lest *flitted Litman°. tad latkr us hei le VI haw ef tie lietel RAM To AND TROY ALL TEAMS. 0141..7.212,T.A..ILa IECOole1131.a and RESTAURANT • 1611.1110PEAN PLAN. e IBILIEYE & KEARN. PROPRIETORS. I« TM* Oasis& K Lane inatea ittoca me door north of J. R. Warren's livery stable. t f t t t t t _Heals at all hours. Nicely furnlanéd rooms. EON ltiVIRM. MONTANA. In making such a statement they must be trying . either \to pull the wool\ over working men's eyes or themselves be ignorant of the true result springing from such a change of ruling. Any child wilt tell them that it takes at least two to make a bargain; that if we will not buy teethe Mexi- cans, the Mexicans cannonuy- of us. Which work pays the highest wages, that which we now do for the Mexi- cans or that which the Mexicans do for us? For them to say that we can raise our wages by \swappiug jobs\ with the Mexicans, would be as ab- surd as to say that the engineer could raise his wages by \swapping jobs\ with the fireman. I grant that We will get more work by such a trans- fer of production; in the same sense that the engineer would get more work by changing work with the fire- man. But more work in that acuse does not mean more wages. If that were true, wages should be much higher in Europe than in this country, for there even the women and chil- dren are given work to do. Better let us do our own work at our own wages and not compel us to do Mexican work at Mexican wages, simply to put money into a few mine - owners' pockets. So long às Montana lead mines re- tain a value, it would be absurd to say that unless we protect it from Mexican competition, lead -mining can not continue to pay American wages, for the simple reason that American wages must be paid before lead -mines :can have a value. Shall we working people, knowing it to be wrong when a few men come together and form a trust for the pur- pose of lessening production and rais- ing prices, allow a few mine -owners to' accomplish the same result without any opposition from us, by cajoling us into the belief that we will get a part of the \swag\ (monopoly profits) in the shape of higher wages? Are we to be deluded with the absurd idea that we Clill all fill our pockets by starving our bellies? Are we to be fooled into thinking for a moment that mine-owuers will pay us higher wages out of higher prime, when those higher prices simply . add value to their mines? They are not going to turn mining Stuck over to us, are they? To exempt mining improvements from taxation will not help us any, for mine -owners would simply pocket the amount of exemption, in the in- creased value that such au exemption would give to their mines. The only encouragement that the mining in- dustry really requires is of the nega- tive kind—is to atop the drain now made upon it by the payment of in- terest on the laud value (capitalized monopoly profit). In other words to stop the flow of royalties (rent) into private pockets. And the best way in which to accomplish this would be to take this royalty for the common benefit, by transferring taxation from mining improvements to the mining lands, thus making it unprofitable for the mine -owners to shut down or run on half time in order té fill their ets by throwing meu out of work, lesseá production,' and raising prices. But with respect to mineral land not yet taken up as such, I think we could arrive at the same result in a still more practicable way by retain- ing thé title and leasing out to the highest bidder, allowing the prospec- tor a certain percent of the rent for a certain length-of time. A. LI &WYSE'. A REMINISCENCE. PROM BLACK WALL, F.NGIAND. TO tJUKENSLA ND, AUSTRALIA. 'Contribute It Tun Atin bi• an Elkhonni 6.1 ft.uotruao ra oss Liurr atm.] We are now in the canal going at about half speed, being as fast as boats are allowed to go. Lake Man- raleh la a beautiful sight, covered ao it was with many fishing boats, and thousands of birds, pelicans, or as they are called here Penwallows, and wild ducks. I had seen the pelican in England but never before in its wild state and in such vast numbers. Coming to one of the stations on the side of the canal we have to stop while the other vessel coining in the other direction pasta» us. Hence on to the next station or lock. Here we have to lie over eighteen hours on account of one vessel having ground- ed. The next morning we had the pleasure of seeing these vessels pass us. There was on board of one of theta a number of men who had been constructing a railway from Stiakim to Berber, but the scheme was abandon- ed before completion. It is amusing to see the ,Arabs running along the canal crying out in broken English \biscuits Johnny\. They seem very thankful for whatever we throw them. We saw Arabians traveling through the desert on the backs of camels al- so a drove of horses and camels, with their owners, about to cross the canal to go down to Arabia. The station houses with their gardens are indeed a beautiful sight. About four o'clöck we passed Isinalia and *taw the Klie- dive's palace surrounded with trees. Coming to another station the way is unobstructed, so we steam through; pass a steamer which used to ply the river Duddon, called the Alhmast; on : the 22d see the town of Suez, after , being in the canal about fifty-three hours. To -day our minds turn to the ! children of Israel journeying through the wilderness under the skillful lead- ership of General Moses, for the captain of our ship pointed out the supposed spot where he crossed the Red Sea on dry ground. Whethèr this be true or no I cannot tell, but of one thing I am confident: We are not far from the place where Jehovah in the pillar of cloud and of fire conduct- ed his people over in safety and de- stroyed Pharaoh's host. \Sound the loud timbre) O'er Egypt'. dark sea Jehovah ha* triumphed Ilie people are free.\ The question has been asked where is Mount Sinai. We realize that we are not far from that famous place in which the tables of the law were giv- en. But we are informed that we had piffled it or would pass it in the night. We have a good run down the Red Sea or as it's sometimes , called Egypt's dark Sea. Passing the, island I 1) 'heve called the Twelve Apostles we pass through the Straits of Babelmandeb into the coaling har- bor of Perini. Here the captain sig- naled for a pilot and in a short time he came to us, rowed out by four stal- wart Africans who seemed quite at home in the English -built boat and seemed proud of their position under the English pilot. We take in coal and in a few hours leave the hot, bar- ren place, and proceed on our journey. While in the harbor several took ad- vantage of the very warm weather and had a bath. These were expert swimmers. One of the number came nearly forfeiting his life by following their example. He could swim a little but was not expert enough and ought not to have gone over thi side of the ship. He called for help and a rope was thrown to him. Christ- mas day! How strange! One can hard- ly realize it, as it is as warm and pleasant as our summer days. In the Gulf of Aden we see a great number of flying fish. In sight of cape Cartufai we feel as if we Would like to go ashore, it is such a lovely place. In fifteen or sixteen days later we are in Batavia, where we discharge and take in coal. To -day we come within sight of Sumatra, where the burning mountain used to be. The next day we find- ourselves within the Straits of Java. Here we begin to discharge our cargo into barges. The natives seem a lazy race. • From hence we stop at Thurs- day Island. From there to Cooktown, a distance of 430 miles, without any- . thing to relieve the tedious routine of ship life. Then on to Townsville, which is 256 miles further joi in this intense heat; thus when we get there making á distance of 11,282 miles. Up to this time there hei been one death and one birth on board of the Cloncurry. ' Poor little stranger, sincerely hope your life may not be as tempestuous nor your lot so knock- ' ed about as your first 4ays.. I forgot to say that on New Yiar's Eve I, hav- ing retired earlier than usual, -- had fallen into a deep shindy, when I was suddenly aroused by the singing of the bells and cheering or the people on deck who had watched the dying • of the old year and birth of the new one. It was an occasion never to be forgotten. Here in mid ocean, with nothing -but the illimitable eternity of waters meeting the star bedecked heavens, keeping watch -night! Sure- ly there could be nothing more aw- fully sublime. I was reminded of that other night when \Shepherds on the ! nightly plains of Judea their vigils , kept. I Now, dear reader, should you desire to make the remainder of the journey I with me, _either come to Elkhorn, ' Montana,\or-elite bear patiently with me and I will at some future day steam with you on to this strange land and return home to America : with r3t1. Though I must be candid enough to say that I do not like— \A life on the ocean wave A home in the rotting deep.** HOW WRITING PAYS. [Exchange.] Harper's Magazine and the Connorxd- igan pay two cents a word. The New York Star pays $5 a col- umn, the Herald $6, the Telegram $5, the Post $5, the Mail and Express $5, the Press $6, the World $6, the Sun $8, the Tribune $10, anti the Times $8. Of the magazines, Outing pays $3 a printed page, Bedford's $3, Drake's $5, Frank Leslie's Monthly 86, North Ameri- can Review of a cent a word. Of the weekly story papers The Ledger is the best, it pays $10 a col- umn. Mansey's Weekly pays $5. Once a Week adds a dollar more; the New York Weekly $3, and the Family Story Paper $3. The Metropolis pays 84 a column, and the Mercury twice as much. The two society papers, Truth and Town Topics, $6 a column each. These rates do not apply to well- known writers, who fix their own ir pr ce. DISPASSIONATE WISDOM. [Horseman Chronicle.] The Constitutional Convention, in its wisdom and in response to the desire of every intelligent Montanian who has stopped to consider the matter for one moment, has practi- cally abolished the grand jury system. _ _ grim , NroN PACIFIC will, ea 5.18‘,15.1 and I flept 10tb ahd 2411b, and Clet atli run COlIMENCINO MUNDffY, JUNE lers. and on ea ,eh tanaCentral Railway will sell round-triptick•te from Leavenworth, Joeeph. and Koneffl to Mue- sli stations between Bette and Helena at a single fare. tana. Fare tell» foe round trip liakiella, mod thirty days. Stopovers allowed. Tithe,* good fOr meant on same day owe. ‘N Xl\TN7 - X•1•313 • Carr Vaal Inspection' /Sun „ STOCE-BREIDIRS7 PAMPA AND i/assra or PUMPING. WINDMILLS ' o. 'cower WIND JENCIFIZTIE1e, 'so ova Lama Le» et «nee ur et.Aee itAworecroaa Veda alma or PUMPING Want Vasa and gee aia...' POW Flt WIND ',tang». vr./k.1•TIKEE TROY ONII TO RVIIDIt11111 scums IIACP1 OR ‚‚suri ir TRIKO EI/OC 151501V TIM CLUIll Or Ova fitiOUR AB« Us» • wine EXTENT Or TICRIIITOelr, Lee Irri..LV vr . • A ri o ors or • DART« HORRID. licLabit trait' Usempiel Terrier, lints for en lure 72 pa r Catali n a clue' VW rive stall of ear rood& Abbe« V. H. %THAMES di CO, Umbrella, lima., U.S. A. HELENA ASSAY Olrirle1C, AND CHEMICAL LABoRAT0111 0'. 0194011101.11., II ELENA, • : • . • meettAx/e. itiold arid Silver SI 30 Zino. ... OD Silver, gold and lead 2 Utl Ti. MI Lead .. ...... . 1 00 Antimony ZerPer 1 SO Amide Ito Imo IN/ '1' 0- & BRO.. Irgrilitut Miming Machinery and Mtlele • 13 be . 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