Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.) 1912-1925, July 31, 1924, Image 1

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VOLUME XÏI WISDOM MONTANA, THURSDAY, JULY 31, W 4 NUMBER 46 11 the Stark Get lis A story founded on La Fontaine's Classic Fable tolls about a nation at .frogs. They vers pr jgperlng, Uring peacefully and haring a good time. But thore wex® dissatisfied citizens In Frogland who wanted a change, not because conditions were bad bit because progress seemed to call tor ■something different. Prayers weut up tor a new ruler »ad suddenly one appeared In their midst in the term ot a solid, sub­ stantial old stump, with its protect ing strength rising up above them This did not do at all-—it was no great change such as they desired Prayers were again sent to heaven and, behold, the trogs were sent an other ruler in the shape ot a stork As he stood in their midst his crafty eye surveyed the scene and he smiled to himself as he saw what fine pickings he was going to hare In that land for frogs. The next thing the frogs knew the sharp bill of the stork was gobbling them up one by one. They had se­ cured a radical change from their old peaceful and sate government uud a kind ruler. Forever mere they were kept busy dodging the troubles they had brought upon themseives by unwarranted discontent. The moral, says The Manufacturer is that persons se'dom know when they are well off, The frog story tuns closely para! lei to the dissatisfaction and rest lossness manifested in our own na tion today. We have among us those who would change radically our time tested and well estabished system ot government, which gives to the indt vldual all possible freedom of his .thought, action and business, unham pered by restrictive interference with private activity. Our government was founded to offer protection to it« people, not to compete with them in business. For nearly 110 years we have pros pered as no other nation on earth But we have the dissatisfied frogs with us as of old—they are always croaking; they want a change. They would restrict or remove the right to private property which has here tofore been considered the dearest birthright of every American cltisen They would make the people exist for the government, rather than have the government exist for the people A map just Issued by the National Electric Light association, covering 48 states, indicates that 90 per cent of the population is served, and 98 per eent of all electrical industrial power furnished, by private company stations which represent M.S per cent of the eleetrle generating capac­ ity of the nation. Municipal plants contribute the balance of the 100 per cent total in the foregoing figures. Dissatisfied elements in several large cities hare been able to land the municipal ownership stork in their midst, only to find as a general rule that their condition has been thereby injured rather than bettered. Bat after importing the stork they too often seek to saddle him on other communities or other states Will he he able to eat up industry as he did the frogs? It would seem that the people of our country might read a lesson in the fable of the frog«. WISDOM SILVER MININ 3 CO JACKSON NEWS NOTES Mr. and Mrs. George Lead drove to Butte Monday. . Mrs. Lee and children tre nett­ ing Mrs. Etnas for * few days. Mtos Dot Gsrfffhy Diends from ldshe day. mad The above entitled company, which has a lease and bond on the Wilke brothers' mining property just east of Wisdom, held its first stockhold­ e r meeting, in Spokane last week and Is prepared to go ahead In dead oarnest with development work. At the meeting referred to there were more than half a hundred pres­ ent to luten to the report of Peter Each, mining engineer, who came all the way from California to inspect the properties of the company here. Mr. Esch is a mar. of mature years and wide experience in mining mat­ ters—he was one of the original eti- Cineers of the famous Drum Lum- mond mine—and upon his statements regarding the Wisdom properties it Is assured there will be abundant financial resources to develop the property to its fullest extent. Mr Each and President Arnold w 11 be on the ground again this week for further Inspection and to formulate plans for intensive development The writer had the pleasure one evening last week of exploring the tunnel bing driven on the Charlotte M claim, one of the group under tease and bond This tunnei has been driven for a distance of 600 feet and has shown well at every sett. The last assay, mads about a week ago. shows 1168.00 a ton This sample was shoveled up from the bottom of the tunnel, which is being driven at grass roots, almost. All the way from the entrance of the tunnel to its furthermost end may be seen rock of commercial value and In a number o( places along its route a shaft may be sunk upon or« which it would pay to truck into Anaconda to b# ye fined, When assays of this ore show from 376 ounces of silver up to 693 ounces there is no gainsaying the fact that a real mine Is hare, When first en countered this ore was only an inch wide but in six feet had widened to six inehes. It seems to be gaining an Inch with each foot of depth. This or* body has been followed for 100 feet on the surface and it Is the opln ion of Engineer Each that it is the top of a very Important ore shoot. The ore body In the main tunnel has been proven to be from five to ten feet wide, carrying good values In stiver and gold; also some lead show lng at depth. The company is practically free from debt and the enthusiasm shown at the shareholders meeting, says the Spokesman-Review, would be accept­ ed as sufficient proof that It to easily possible to finance a mine of proven worth locally (In Spokane) and that there Is plenty of money available for the development of good proper­ ties. Following are the names of the of­ ficers elected at the shareholders meeting In Spokane last week: Preeident—J F Arnold. Vice-president—J W Beck. Secretary—E R Hodgin. Treasurer—J F Arnold. Directors— J F Arnold, J W Beck, J W Thompson, E R Hodgin, X W VanDervort. Election of CooM^o Means Persistent Effort It is the policy o: gone papers to an aide in many instances. In other prophesy smooth thing*, *ajro The' words, certain ones masquerading as American Economist, with the idea j republicans are Tammany took, of \making themselves solifi\ with j More than one New York election has the pariy in power, ox with which ’ been determined by the counting of they affiliate, or which they think l allots rather than by the casting of stands a good chance to win. It is1 ballots. Under such conditions It is a mighty poor policy to pursue when1 not safe to rely upon New York ¡u remits are in daubt and that is ex- \safe for Coolidge.\ STATE INDUSTRIAL REVIEW actly the present situation. All good protectionists hope Coolidge will ¡win, but no good protectionist will remain idle on the assumption that he will win. It is going to take work, and hard work r.t that, to insure his eU cl't a. The New York Herald-Trib uue of July 7lh, In discussing tho In the neighboring state of New Jersey conditions are somewhat sim­ ilar to those in New York. The state and all of its large cities are under the political control of the democrat­ ic party, it is iiu/it certainly a \wet\ state, and that fact may Influence many votes. The Middle states are candidacy of LaFollett«, «pres-ms 1 by no means certain to go for Cool the op'nicn that It will help Coolidge idge, as conditions are now shaped, to win. Th’s is its conclusion; We have no doubt bu't that The \Lai'rllette's candidacy further. Herald-Tribune favors the election of ;! : u>t8 the opposition. It seems to Mr. Coolidge, tut we have grave n.uke Coolidge’* olectlon almost a doubts about the soundness of Its re STOCKMEN ELECT Big Hole Basin Stockmens associ­ ation met last week and elected the following officers: President— C E F.Yer. Vice president— W J Tope See.-Trea a —Cbas. Quiet. The matter of celebrating Harvest day waa discussed and it developed that owing to the lateness of the hay- tag season ft would place an almost, unbearable burden upon the shoul­ ders of th« few whe have so useeess- fuHy entertained our friends on that for several years past. Warren was « a the ground, for the fob at putting on the sad It was «five* him. Be of «€ the eff Mi the A to X, having heea Ml ccitalnty.\ Nothing could be farther from the truth. It complicates still more an already complicated situation It renders uncertain what the fafttional division in the democratic convention migiht have otherwise made i cer­ tainty Now the votes of the dissat­ isfied democrats which might othei- w’se have gone to Coolidge are like ly to go to LaFpllette, W more near­ ly representing the democrat!« idea Mr Coolidge is known to be a staunch protectionist and Mr. t^eFol- lette's candidacy may result ip the rallying cry of \Anything beat Coolidge.\ or \Anything to boat pro­ tection Both mean the same thing Mr LftFollette to anything but i pro- tectipnlpt. It is not at all certain that the di vision in the dam: ratic convention will remit in any division in the democratic votes at the coming elec­ tion. Outside of the men personalty interested these little \home bjew\ quabbles seldom leave any laaffng enmities. It will not do to assume that the democratic party has been disrupted because of the family quarrel Most of us have observed that when an outs der tries to mix In a family qtienel both parties to that quarrel immediately turn upon him and vent the r animosity upon him, as a sort of safety valve. The Herald Tribune assumes that Coolidge will carry the New England and Middle states, but that is not a safe assumption, It must be borne In mind that every large city in New York, as well as the state itself, is in the hands of the democratic party. Every politician knows what that means. It means that the parly In power has the upper hand. It means that It can use its patronage to con­ trol votes, to a certain extent, and that ia true more especially in large cities. It means thus the party In newer has control of the election ma­ chinery, and everyone knows what Tammany’s control of the election machinery means, Tammany, be It known, not only controls the demo­ cratic part of sueh machinery, but it also controls the sppoaedly repubUe- publicanlsm. Both the Herald and The Tribune opposed the passage of the tariff act, and opposed it bitter­ ly That was before their consolida­ tion, and, although the former owner of The Herald has had the grace to acknowledge that his position on that measure was wrong, yet we have not noticed that The Tribune or (the consolidated paper under the ownership and management of these same parties that controlled The Tribune at the time In question have yet \brought forth fruits meet for repentance \ It Is fair to conclude, therefore, that the management real ly stands where it stood in 1921 and 1922—alongside of The New York World, The Times and The Journal I of Commerce, as well as other free 1 trade papers, diametrloally opposed to the protective tariff | It Is Just ns Important to elect n protectlontst congress as it Is to elect a protectionist president. The presi­ dent cannot enact laws, although it Is his province to approve them and so assist in making them part of the law of the land It is his province, also, to enforce them, and the en­ forcement of a law Is morfe Certain and effective at the hands of obe who thoroughly believes in that law than at the hands of one who |s against It We hope for the election not only of President Codlldge, but also for the election of Mr Dawes as vice president, together with a congress pronouncedly protectionist In both Its branches. We do not, however,1 take it for granter that such will be the outcome Instead, we propose to work \day by day, every day,” for such an outcome. If this should prove to be a republlcan-proteetlon- Ist year It can only be as the result of indefatigable, well-considered,well directed endeavor from now until election time. No friend of the pres­ ident will advtoe taking it for grant­ ed that he will be elected, for that would certainly bring about his de­ feat. Our advice to every protectionist is to work, and keep on working, untiu every ballot has been cast and count­ ed. In that way lies safety. BIFFS BUY ER OF BOOZE Arrest of two bootleggers at Hart­ ford, Conn., resiled in seizure of their lists of customers, 30 in all, who turned out to be lawyers, doc­ tors, bankers and manufacturers. The judge ordered them brought into court and, pointing to the pris­ oners, expressed his opinion as fol­ lows: “These men here hare pleaded guffty to breaking the laws of their country, not In an accidental way, not i s any ostherst of passion, hat coldly and consciously, to get yoer money. Mot only have they broken the laws of their con at ry; hat the trade they represent, na every mas of yo* known, drags a f t « ft every of v l c t a e t «p I* warder and, worst, of a® eem edta*. The traS of * 9 eo the doors of HAZELBAKER UNOPPOSED With the publication of names of aspirants for political honors at the coming primary election, all aspir ants haring filed, we find Senator Hazelbaker without an opponent. This is perhaps the highest com­ pliment that could he paid a trusted servant of the whole people. In matters affecting the county Frank Hazelbaker knows no political gang. That he has no opponent shows more conclusively than anything else pos­ sible that he has the confidence of the community which he so ably rep­ resented during his first term. And be ft said, wliboost fear or fa­ vor, Senator F A Hazelbaker has earned this confidence—nor will he by net or word, or thought, even, be­ tray O il confidence daring hto see­ ls « • « of a very few wen trim have a o t he Irta S t i a . Hto m m «€ JttCtae U Conrad—Drilling resumed at Dry Forks well. roplai—Urtp outlook in this sec­ tion to biit V.ece 1913, Output of silver from the «rate In 1923 was j .;'.,¡180,862 ounces, &u In­ crease from 12,468,161 outers in '22 Hamilton—Road through Bit' *r Root valley tu good condition. Laurel—Hepp well showr an aver­ age of 4 26 barrels per day. Montana produced 36,846.623 Iks lead In 19.23, an increase from 23. 767,479 pounds in 1922. The possibilities of crude oil as s binder for stale highways to be te;t cd on a mile stretch between Great Falls and Cascade. j Helena—Tax s.,esmeui in county increased $128,640 for 1924. Sho.ty—Ohio Muughan well on the west s'de of Keviu-Sunbiust field cornea in with 76 bbl flow Havre—St. Jude Thaddeua church being erected on the corner of Sixth avenue and Fourth street Great Falls ... Shoshone No 4 well a 10,000-banel producer, continues to maintain a steady (low Havre—$11,000 brick building to go up at Third avenue and Second street. Darby— Chamber <6 Fowler saw mill on Whttsell creek has a daily capacity of 30,000 feet amt is run nlng full lime, employing 60 men Troy--Community hall to be bu ll In Yaak valley Double track being Installed on Great Northern railway near Lehman and Koteuat Falls will be ready Au gust 16 Helena Contract awarded for $46,846 for erection at state indus­ trial school of three buildings Anaconda asphalt plant shipping its product for street work in Butte Glasgow • -Indications point to the largest harvest since 1912 Red Lodge- -Carbon county ships $ 60,000 wool clip Board ot county commissioners vt Granite county vote to expend six thousand dollars to buNd a road lead­ ing to’ the Montana Prince mines in Frog Pond district Glasgow—760,000 pound wool clip will be shipped fl-eni Valley county this season. Baker—Fallon Oil & Uus company Is drilling on 800-acre lease south- east of here. California company starting test on Bowe* structure and will use gas for fuel from first well, which Is re­ ported to have developed an open flow of 14,600,000 cubic feet. Helena—Resurfacing of Main and adjacent streets progressing rapidly Miles City—Montana Dell l com­ pany has rig up and ready to start test on Loesehe structure. Kevin—Great Northern railway to construct 1,001) feet additional track age here. During May, 1924, 126,860 bar­ rels ot crude petroleum transported from Cat Creek field and 113,236 bar rels from Kevin-Sunburst field. New high line canal extending from Lehman to Harlem completed Canal Is 40 miles in length and it covers 23,000 acres, costing $248,- 218. $94,000 will be spent this year In constructing additional units of Lo­ gan pass road tbrogh Glaeier park. He SbouM Know Facts Why is it that when nameone wislxts to stir up a row lotwoca tae republicans and the detucc ,ts they drag in the tariff question? /. ? a matur of cold fact, the tariff or pro- U-,l.,n for American workmen and A’.i.i .ici :i Industries >s not a poPtical s, ue, and should be considemd equal ,y by republicans and desm,ire's as i nonpnuisan issue. A pro’.uirent manufacturer who baa to i ll U'a products to both re- pr.' democrats rays: \i bad an Id friend cf [ m ne ,n ti e office. He in an c.oqurnt pu’ ,.c s leaker c.r.d a man of parts nod Wh In he talks glibly o It . id et'ct-s abcut our grinding ■ nipoil da, c... ho t, a a never Ktud.el the mu,:i I ; -|i ¡ .m o;i t.iU grill and told 1. m if ■, as the duty of a man who pu: ,.d to be u leader of men and of public opiuUin to study the things about which be talked ' I then Introduced the subject of tariff and he admitted with some con- tus on that he had no idea how much the per capita burden of all customs duties really ts, that he only knew they must be large, and that in free trade England they must be much smaller \l then gave him the indl.-putahl! figures for lit21 and 19 2 2 In the Fil led States, which show a per cap­ ita customs of $2 86 against u per capita customs ill England of $13 87 for the same period He w«u> amazed to find that It would cost him or his gardener, Rockefeller or Ford, only 1 4 cents per day for the advantage of having our workmen and Indus­ tries, not fully protected Ly any means, but. partially protected \He was surprised that the cus­ toms duties were greater In England an in the Uulted States, and that In England the poor paid the taxes, through the heaviest customs being levied on (he necessities of life, which Is not the ease In the United States, and that under the English system and articles taxed the poor were not protected, either in their Jobs or In their wage \England would have very little unemployment today if she had gone no no further than holding her home markets instead of having them Hood ed by foreign manufactures, and thus reducing by 25 per cent or 50 per cent or more, hen factory output, re­ sulting, of course, In Increased costs and idle workmen.” A discussion of this subject from the standpoint of the facts involved is not politics, but Just plain ordina­ ry business, and should not be con­ sidered as a republican or a demo­ cratic issue O I F TO TA H e T’I VA YVOHELO SILVER CONFERE MUE Silver producers of the North and South American coatinents will meet n Salt Lake on August 6 lot what prom toes to be one of the most Im­ portant conferences |n the history of the white metal. Attendance at the convention Is not limited to mine operators. It will also In elude represent» tires of smelting and refining tÿ^certs, In­ ternational banker* and brokers, mem here of the United States senate and the commiastoa ot gold and sil­ ver Inquiry, the U, 8. bur c a t of Mines, t s l mtota, engineers end A committee of the ess* fseKndtng emmSttee trig re­ port on the praçtfcal ides off a « w <*mmd§tee kas «tra d ? MM Taheplya Woheia.rnsaning in Injun lore \Between Heaven and Earth,” is the name of the summer camp at Brown’s lake, where Montana t’amp Fire girls from Butte and Anaconda, Dillon and Wisdom, will spend a part ot the summer under tutelage of Camp Fire guardians of wide expe- ence, who will teach the girls the art of swimming, al.<ng with other ath- letie exercises. Dr. H H James of Murray hosp’tal, Butte, has consented to act as hon­ orary physician for the organization. Dorothy Oilver, Della Woodworth, Louise Ramsey, Aliee Pendergast and Florence Blake left at 5:30 Tuesday morning to represent the Wisdom unit of the Camp Fire organization, receiving their health certificate from Mrs, Hathaway, there being no physician bene to pass them. Pendergast A Schneider, proprie­ tors of the Wisdom-Divide stage line, proved their loyalty ts the communi­ ty they serve by transporting the Hctto ladies and their baggage tree off charge. This baggage business quite an Rem. be ft known, so great ta Tam that a special track was com­ mandeered for Its trassportation. A girt kss to bay* a complete camp equipment in order to attend this ««ting, amd t» e of rbeee le d rolls sad camp egadpseeC «mid n e t be Oed e n ie n p *sseig»r safto. Tfeh act ifee..pMf <at Mr. Pmderrxtf i s i

Big Hole Basin News (Wisdom, Mont.), 31 July 1924, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.