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PAGEFOrR i IKE SALT LAKE TKIKUXK. sunday motimm upecembEr
By Terence J. Kelly.
WaalalaW HICH la the world's most precloja
Wall street would say gold.
Pitteburg would say Iron. So '
H many reasons and figures could
H be given In favor of either that the Aver-
H ace man would he as puttied to decide as
H ever was any reader of Stockton's "Tho
j juuy or 1110 i iger.
B It Is certainly one of the two. No other
H mttal approaches either of them In monc-
H tary value or world-wide Importance, al-
H though the clcctrlduns mlqht have a word
B to Bay In favor of copper, on the simi'
H principle that the cobbler declared there
H was nothing like leather.
H So far as tho actual money value of the
H mined material Is concerned, gold un-
B douhtcdly takes the lead, not only In tno
H United States, but throughout the world.
Hi On the other hand, the production of Iron
H ore ib Increasing at a much greater rate
H; than the production of gold. But gold,
H Wall street WOUld fay. vitalizes all the
H i world's industries, Including Iron and
fl i " "How could you develop your mines
H1 and your steel-making plants if we didn't
H P"t up the money''" the kings ol finance
H: "You could not wmk vour gold mines
B at all without our machinery of steel! '
B Plttsbuj - might well retort,
ml It would be true. The great modern
H developments in gold mining have only
H become possible through the progress of
H tin' lion in, I steel Industries. Deep-level
mining could not be practiced without the
help of gold's greatest rival among the
"1. ial. Without Iron and steel, gold
washing anil gold-mining would have to
fl 1 ' arricd" on In the primitive ways of the
I- Pittsburg might urge, further, that gold
Is onlv a mi'dlum of exchange Which of
B small practical valuo In Itself to the world
at large Another medium of exchange
might hi found, but nothing could take
the place of iron and steel. There are
other metals which might be made to
serve their purposes, but those metals
arc too rare, and therefore toq expensive,
for anything like common use
Without Iron and Steel, bridges, rall-
ways steamships, skyscrapers, all the
BSBBBBBJ things we have grown in pi-nel on In mjr
H dally lives and nave grown to regard as
indispensable, could not exist,
fl The sewing machine, the reaper the
steam engine, which has revolutionized
the world s Industries and transportation
system none of these things would bo
possible but fur Iron and steel The age
fl of machinery would never have come Into
brln- at all without them; the lnv. m-.r's
occupation Would mv.-r have -xlsie 1 f,,r
BaBBBaa no matter how Ingenious the machln" he
contrived. It could not be built to operate
prop. ri without the strong, yel cheap
metal of which nearly all modern ma
chines are constructed The modern In
dustrial arts of p ic .v., i.i not bo prai -tlced
without Iron; neither could modern
war be waged, since nothing but -15
strong enough and cheap enough to
make into high power guns. It g .
monly said that money resources which
means gold, or tho abllftv to get gold
will decide the far Eastern war Hut is
11 1 steel even more necessary to the
fighters, although the days of the rod
d'Tie.1 .!-oi, hn.. .'i I in 1 1 -1 ,;ist" And the
WALL STREET BAYS QOLL
I very men on the battlefield could not dr
I their work without the tineiv tempered
instruments that mark the apotheosis ol
"You must have our goods." PIttSburfl
would conclude 'There are no substi
tutes, but gold Is onlv a token and you
could get something e'lse in place of It.'
To this very reasonable iircimrnt Wall
street would retort by asking where an
. other mi (Hum of excharre a good as gold
Is to be found. There are other mediums
but gold has to be at the back of them.
In the gr. ater part of the civilized world,
at all events Look nt th people who use
other tokenp the savages with their
beads and cowries and elephant tusks.
Are we to return to their condition?
An - so the controversy would go on.
until th average man was hopelessly bo
Hut whether gold or Iron deserves the
palm. It Is at least certain that the pro
duction and treatment Of both metals are
Industries of the highest Importance to the
Unled Btates in regard t,. both "f them
this Country plays a leading part in th"
world We are now far ahead of all com
petitors In the product I n of pig Iron and
steel, but we .have lost our former pre
mier place as the world's greatest pro
ducer of gold.
An estimate has been made that the
amount of gold raised from the earth
from thi yei 192 to Juno 30 1881, wi i
worth 112,860,860,068. Previous to 14f2. the
value of all the gold raised wa-s$5.2;.7,3:t.-000.
This large figure takes account of ihe
vast treasures of gold bronchi from the
land of Ophlr by the servants of King
David and King Solomon for the building
of the Temple. Of course thes iU:un
are simply wild conjecture; so, also, is
the theory that about half of the gold
from the time of the discoveries of Co
lumbus down to the- year 11 came from
the American continent Hut when we
come down to more modern times wo
gel exact and Interesting figures
In 1&51 tho United States enjoved tin- '
dispute. superiority over the r. st ,.f th
world in regard to gold production Its
output was worth JK.ui.onrj out of a total i
of rS3.000.ono. while Australia. now the
leader, only produced r6..r:
In 1908, as In 1!K2. the United States fell
behind. The output In twentv-three States
ftu Terrltr'rl' was worth $;;.r.:d while
the Australasian total was 21 100 Tho
African production, with South Afrl-a
.lust recovering from tho disastrous ef
fects of the Boer war, crept upward,
r. aehlng in, The total of the
world's production w.ns J.TT. G "7 "On i nN
WU B gain of JL0.C37.W) on 1902. and of
more than j:.ro..mn ,,,, isoj, when more
g.dd was produced than ever before In
tho history of the world
In the United States there was a fall
u.f 0V' r -r' '"' ax ' omp , re, Uth '
UB. This was due almost entirely to the
strikes In Colorado where there was a
decrease in production amounting to near-
I Quaker Maid Rye
I ' " REPUTATION V 'Jh
Awarded the Gold Medal at 'A
li the Louisiana Purchase Expo-
sition for Purity, Quality and '"Mf;1 ' V
I Perfection of Age Sf ' I ' fcV
FOR BALE AT ALL LEADING HAKS, J, ,. V i ,
CAFES AND DRUG STOEE8 ) 'V'j?
I S.HIRSCH &, CO,, Kansas City, Mo, 1
1 lv that P.gure. There was also a slight de-
cllno In California's output ivdor.'Uo.
however, was still b far the largesl prOj
ducer of gold among American States and
Territories, with California second. Alas
ka third and South Dakota fourth
Silver is of much les Importance as an
Industrv Less than $3P.nu0.00 worth w is
mined in the United States during 1903
Mexico passed the United States In the
production of this metal In V?. and she
has kept the Urst place and considerably
Increased her lead. Nearly four-lift lis of
the worlds output of the white metal.
which amounts to about $i"
nuallv come from two countries Mexico
and the United States. Last year Meal "
reported an Increase of nearly $li.Uo,n 0
line ounces, which Is nearly one-iHth of
i Che lotal production of the United States.
I While geld Is found In all parts of the
world, in many places it occurs In such
small quantities that it Is impossible to
mine it at a proilt. its extraction is a
gre.it industry in western Australia the
Transvaal. Rhodesia. New , al.i ml West
Africa. India (Mysore), nn;lsh Columbia
and other countries, besides the United
Out of the thirty largest gold-prod ic
ing mlms In the world, according to the
Economist, a London Journal of high re
pute, only three are American. They are
the HomestaRe mine in South Dakota,
which Is by far the largest gold mine In
the world, and the Portland and Camp
Bird mines in Colorado Out of tin Be
thirty biggest mines, no fewer than sev
enteen are In the Transvaal. Six are In
V st Australia and the nii rs are in in
ula. iew .i .uinu ami ijueeris.anu
Although Homeatake is th- largest gold
mine In the world, It Is one of the rest
relatively, as the ore only ylelde about
$3 ii a ton However, over 1.4ima tons
are treated every year There are many
mines which earn better proilts than
Homestako but none approaches It In size
The r.ext largest gold mine n size, thom.-h
not In value of output. Is Alaska Tread
well on Douglas Island It Is a notable
fact all over the world that the largest
gold mines are not necessarily, or even
generally, the most profitable.
The most Important gold field in the
world Is unquestionably the YVltwatcrs
rand field In the Transvaal, which was
diseovi red .is n rentlv lr, It is gen
erally conceded that mining Is carried on
more scientifically there than In any other
part of the world. Shafts are sunk to im
mense depths before the reef is struck,
but nevertheless many of the tnlnrs were
yielding fabulous profits before the Ber
war. They are beginning to roport large
mortthly outputs again, although thi lr
owners grumble about scarcity of labor
and hav brought a hornets nest about
tho ears of the British Goernment by
clamoring for Chinese coolies.
According to one expert "It Is not ex
pected that the field will b worked out
lur .it lca-t elghtv ycares, and there Is a
prospect that operations will be consid
erably extended linger British rule, which
will probably involve a reduction In tho
worKing cosi. and ptiI't sonii ur...n
workable which hitherto hae not been
able to be worked profitably
''Gold Is known to exist "over a larger
area than that of the Wltwatersrand
proper, and rumors of the discovery of
the aarno reefs at places considerably dis
tant have lately been current. There are
also other fields in the Transvaal, such as
the Lydenburg. tho Murchison, tho
Klerkkdorp, and the Do Knap. These
have hitherto been only very partlallv
worked, but it Is expected that sooner or
later operations will Increase In magni
tude, as economic conditions Improve and
become more steady." It peems probable
therefore, that South Africa will BOOH
p.is the United States In gold production
as Australia has done.
For the past two ,.r ttiree vears tho
dominant factor in the iron and steel in
dustries ban been Ihe exceptionally large
demand tor those produets In thi- United
States This has naturallv had the ef
fect of stimulating production in a re
markable degree. It has not onlv done
this, but has practically withdrawn the
American producers of pig Iron and ste( 1
goods from competition In the markets of
the world. They have not be n able to
meet the native demand Large Impor
tations from Great Britain. Germany,
France. Spain and other iron-producing
countries have been necessary, In spllo
of the fact that the United States has be
come by far tho lurgest producer of Iron
and steel In the world
It Is, of course, a commonplace to say
that the history of the world's materia!
progn fi- In tiv Nineteenth . . :t ir .' Is the
history of the development of the iron
''I "t" ! Industrie Kverbodv knows
1 hat fact, in a general way but few poo.
pl have taken tho trouble to look Into
tho figures for themselves and find out
h'.w true It Is.
From 1801 to lttr. Inclusive, onlv 35 000 -ijOO
tons of iron oro were produced In the
world From 188J to l&SS. inclusive about
7,noo.oao tons were mined. According to
Main" tho greatest of statisticians, over
1 1 of ore were produced ilur
tng Ihe first eighty-eight years of th
century Purine that period Great Brltiin
enjoyed- an undisputed leadership among
the Iron-producing countries. In the
Best Remedy for Constipation.
"Tho finest remedy for constipation I
ever used is Chamberlain's Stomach and
irer Tablets," nays Mr. Fll Butler of
PYankflUe, N. Y. "They act gently and
without any unpleasant effect, and
leave the bowel in a perfectly natural
condition." Sold by ad ieadlng druggists.
eighty-eight years her miners raised 677
000,000 ton of on- from the ground. The
1 nlted States came next, with 212,000.003
tons; Germany was third with U6.000.000
tons. France fourth with W OaO.OoO tons,
and Spain tlfth. with fS.oan.nnn The Un'id
States and Spain Increased their produc
tion wondei fiiiu from ls'.'n to I
Since 1SS8 the world's production of iron
Special to The Tribune.
PROVO, Dec. 24. Tho Laflles Republi
can club gavt a grand ball In the Moiart
hall on Friday evening. Tho hall was
beautifully decorated for tho occasion.
Refreshments were served and a large
crowd enjoyed the evening
Benjamin Bennett will spend a few days
at American Fork with friends.
Mr and Mrs S. II. Jones left Thursday
to spend Christmas with Mrs Jones's
parents at st Qeoi gt
Miss Kthel Smith spent a few davs at
Kei.hl ivltli l'rlr.n,lo
UlSS Edna Pyno wlfl spend Christmas at
Ann m n 1 i 1
Mrs Stella Blersack spent a few das
at Salt Lake this week
Morgan Birton of Bluff San Juan coun
ty will spend Christmas with friends and
relatives at I'rovo
Miss Mlna Houston spent a few davs
at American Fork visiting her mother
John Robinson will spend Christmas at
Mona, visiting relatives 1
Dr Woodrlng of Mt Pleasant la visit- ,
ins friends In Proo
Ileber Cushing of SanUquIn was a Pro
o visitor Wednesday.
Mrs. J F. Underwood of Malad, Ida
I was a Provo visitor last week.
Miss Stella Robinson of Provo Is visit- 1
Ing friends at American Fork.
Miss Bertha Radlnal of Pleasant Grove
was a Provo lsltor W.dmsdas.
Mrs. Ray Knight of Raymond, Alberta.
Canada, will spend a month at Provo
visiting her mother. Mrs Charles Smith.
Misses Cora Ward and Jonnio Dusen-
berry win spend Christmas at ugden.
Reed Harding of Canada Is visiting rela
tives In Provo.
The leap eur ball given at tho B T. V
was a grand success, and a large crowd
enjoyed tho occasion.
Miss Leah Pyne will spend ChrlstmaR at
Leaver county, tho guest of Mr and Mrs
George Marshall. 1
Roy Bar n has returned home, after a
two years' mission to tho Northeast r-i
M.vsrs. Page and Gardner will spend
I'hrlstmns with relatives at Payson.
Prof A. C Sorenscn will spend Chrlst
mur, with his parent.-i at Monroe.
Miss Chloe Snow of Provo will spend
1 hrlsimn with her uuiit. Mrs. Price of 1
Tho Ladies' Republican club spent a I
pleasant evening on December 19 Tie- 1
following Interesting programme was en- I
o.-.l Hum- 1. 177.1,- lCnri paper "Life I
3f Aaron Burr," Mrs. W. P. Brcreton, !
and steel has gone ahead by leaps and
bounds. In 1902 the estimated production
Of pig Iron for the whole world was 14.
657991 metric tons, and of steel. 30.479.7S3
metric tons. This Is the estimate of the
famous expert. Joseph Btru there. The
United States produced nearly half thej
steel "n th- world, namely. 15,188.408 metric
Ioiim while th- ir prrnluctlon of pig Iron I
recitation. Hannah Dunn, song, Jessie.
Prof and Mrs. Ernest D Partridge left
Provo for Michigan on Frldav While in
that State they will be the guests of Mrs.
Partridge's parents. Mr. and Mrs Tru
man. They will also visit a sister at
Kansas City. ")
Mrs. Kmma Ashworth entertained her
Sunday-school class on Thurselay evening.
Tho evening was spent playing appropri
ate gam.s. Including songs and recita
tions. Refreshments were served.
The primary department of the Maeser
school give a 1 hrlstmas entertainment, to
the parents and patrons of tho Maeser
BChOOl district on Friday afternoon. The
programme of excrclse-s was well present-
.'mounted to lS.oftt.-MS metric tons This
latter total more than exceeded tho crm-l-ln'd
production ef the two next Iron
countries. Great Britain and Germany
The former produced f. 653. 976 metric tons
Ahd the latter B.402,060. Great Britain's
day aa the leading Iron-producing coun
try of the worlel seems to nave passed for-ey.-r
despite 'he fact that her mine-own
ed and thoroughly enjoyed by th pa
rents. Aflssefe Fay and Fawn Brlmhall entr
talned a number of their friends this
Tho Fourth ward primary children were
given a pleasant afternoon one dav this
week, the officers gllng tho tots a Christ
mas party One hundred and twenty-five
stockings of candy were given to the lit
tle ones who were present.
Christmas matinee and bail at Chrls
tensen's, Monday. December 26, 4 and
8:30 p. m.
ers and manufacturers r,. 4
th0lr v on thld
trn method 10 en . , "e
own , 1 , ,
the m "'
rhe r, . sjri
apoi ding i , with v2! J
, Am " 1 '' ' '"My lo low y.ri
Iron and t, is she h 1 , J
rat, v h?-hrt
lue of ,he hen ore his ntrtSS
1 "' :' . but It must h? , m
' 11 "; '' nnlsh. 1 i.r.j ;r,
',' ,,L'1' " h been pointrf oal
nlted Btal s i, not rlt r,
""' this Is. f courw
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pared with what might 1. ,xr,m2
" , nealnatlSSJ
"nail, r There was a zmft
"V" 1,1 ' ' ' " ail i
I St al I 1W 8(3
had to be produced f - .,;'
new f'allways to say netl-lnfr 1 ( riZ
rallro tramw -. r ads stfol aiiti
ere bridge? lot . motives and a Cm
Tl en pn mis. s to 1 . ., njsh '-on
'" a' durlt the coming year IB
the r ." 1- going up on dl m-Im hn
Steel -, ol. nteel oiodl
L "1'1 ' ' ,J ' -IV A 1 I ..- It growBtf
and in. great mills pulsate wltkS
and night and the whole country fl
beneflci nt if. . t of th- iVmand 9
b an and skeleton work 11 i
b hard .' r Ami 1 Ic ini to decldi ih
tlon Whh h Is the- wnrl.Us most n
-In favor of Iron. For there
L'' t "'ic w 1: from the fart rhat
with wheat, corn and cotton. Iron I
1 r. : -'onslbl.? f,,r (he N.ulon'i
" op right, l vh. by c IL SutdlB
Via D & E, 0, R. B. j
One fare for the round trip beH
all points in Utah.. December 3,
31, and January 1. Final limit,
Via Oregon Short Lin l j
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