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THE JUDITH (UP JOURNAL
S. J. SMALL Published every Friday tu tke Journal buildiuc, Judith Cap. Meagher county. Montana. Subscription rate. JJ.00 a year in advance: other wise «2.50. Vear y advertising rate. 20 cents au inch. Short time rate. 35 cents an inch each insertion. Entered as second-class matter, December 11.1901, at the postoffice at Judith (lap. Montana, under the Act of March 3. 1179. Judith flap, Meagher cea'aty, Maataaa, la* cated la the ceater ef the largeat aad most prolific wlater wheat reglea la the world, Is •a the Great Northern aad Milwaukee rail* roads, II9J ailles west at St. Paal, 171 ailles cast of Heleaa, the state capital, aad 24S aorthwest of Batte, the greatest aiialag camp •o earth; I2t milea east of Great Palls» the Plttsbarg of the west; lid miles west of Bit flags, the sogar heet city; aad IBM milas east «I Seattle, the key totbe Orleat. TAXATION OF THE WORKER. t)scar W. Underwood, democratic majority leader in the house of repre sentatives, reviewing the achieve ments of the democratic house in the congressional record of the past con gress which lately adjourned, sets forth, as he sees it, the situation be fore the American workingman under the present tariff system, as follows; "Under the present oppressive tariff law the laboring man re turns at night from his toil clad in a woolen suit taxed 75 per cent; shoes taxed 12 per cent, «tockings and underwear 71 per cent, and a cotton shirt taxed 50 per cent, a wool hat and woolen gloves taxed 78 per cent. He carries a dinner pail taxed 45 per cent, and greets his wife as she looks through a window pane tax ed 26 pei cent, with a curtain tax ed 42 per cent. "After scraping his shoes on an iron scraper taxed 75 per cent, he wipes them on a mat taxed 50 per cent, he lifts the doorlatcli taxed 45 per cent, steps on a carpet tax ed 62 per cent, and kisses his wife, clad in a woolen dress taxed 75 per cent with thread taxed 30 per cent. "The house is made of brick taxed 25 per cent and lumber tax ed at ft per cent, with paint taxed «2 per cent. Their wall paper was ' taxed 25 per cent and plain furni ture 35 per cent ; he hangs his pail on a steel pin taxed 45 per cent; using soap taxed 20 per cent. His looking glass was taxed 45 per cent, and he combs his hair with a rubber comb taxed 35 per cent. "lie proceeds to eat his supper which was cooked on a stove tax ed 45 per cent, for which his wife used pots and kettles taxed 45 per cent, tin the table is common crockery taxed 55 percent; and cheap glass tumblers taxed 45 per cent. The sugar he puts in his tea is taxed 54 per cent, while lie stirs with a spoon taxed 45 per cent, llis meal is a frugal one be cause the cost of living is high. "He uses a knife and fork taxed 50 per cent in eating salt lisli tax ed 10 per cent, bread 20 per cent, potatoes 22 per cent, salt 33 per cent, Imiter 24 per cent and rice 62 per cent, lie proceeds to read a book taxed 25 per cent, and at the close of the day reclines in an iron frame bed taxed 45 per cent with a mattress taxed 20 percent, sheets taxed 15 per cent, woolen blankets taxed 75 per cent and a cotton spread 45 per cent. The fair minded reader of such bun combe as the above will realize at once that the argument is greatly weakened by the fact that if the workingman is as well fixed as de scribed. having everything he wants, lie is many times better oil than his brother worker now toiling in foreign shops for fifty to seventy-live cents a day. Mr. Underwood's speech would in dicate that the issue of the coming canipaigu is to be the tariff. The re publicans welcome it. The country was never so prosper ous as at the present time. The pro ducts of the farm bring a good price Mild the farmers are more prosperous now than at any other time in the history of the country. The skilled working man is given steady employment at good wages, and is eating three hearty meals a day. If Mr. Underwood had started his talk with this sentence it would have been more appropriate: "Under the oppressive tariff law for revenue only the laboring man returns at night from his arduous toil of tramping, tramping in the vain search for work, etc., etc. A large portion of the articles men tioned in the above quotation are us ed but ouce in a life time by the con sumer. The inference is that the working man buys them daily with bis beefsteak, and in that Mr. Un to his in are for to ; get a got get are on er it derwood is using the tactics of the demogogue. The working mail knows that the United States is the best market in the world. If the bars are let down to foreign competitors in the manu facturing line aud in farm products, his own wages, if he works at all, must be regulated by the wages paid in foreign counties. I The farmer knows that if the pro- j ducts of the farm of foreign countries | are admitted free into this country he j will get a very low price lor his pro- j ducts. He also knows that if the j American laboring man is working j for low wages that he cannot afford i to pay much for flour, beef, and veg- | etables, and if there is widespread dis- j ; tress among the laboring men he will j get almost nothing for his wheat, I and his fat steers will go begging for a market. During Cleveland's sec ond term when a tariff for revenue only prevailed.the Minnesota farmers got 4S cents for their wheat, and the North Dakota farmer, 30 cents. At that ratio the Montana farmer would get about 22 cents a bushel. These are not idle statements. Statistics will prove that all this will come about if this country has another siege of tariff for revenue only. FALLEN IN ESTEEM. Last Monday's Great Falls Trib une contained a remarkable editorial on the Amalgamated Copper company. Bro. Boles got wrathy in a labored article of over a column in length ov er the fact that the progressive con vention in Helena had accused the copper company with interfering in Montana politics. The effort to ex honorate the Amalgamated must have been amusing to Ed Donlan of Missoula; the Hon. Mr. Moroney, late political manager of the Amalga mated; the Hon. Mr. Lanstrum of Helena, and thousands of lesser lights scattered over Montana who receive their political instructions from the above named Amalgamated bosses. Bro. Boles is an able writer. Up to last Monday be commanded the re spect of the reading public for the brilliant manner in which he has handled subjects other than political ones, but his attempt to whitewash the Amalgamated has weakened him fearfully in the eyes of people who believed be was sincere. The Trib une is a good newspaper and the Journal man could not get along without it, but henceforth the edi torial page will be passed up. WUTTON WILL REDUCE PRICES If consumers will begin to eat more mutton and less beef, the plaint of the high cost of living will be appar ently lessened, declares Dr. S. V. Mc Clure, secretary of the National Wool Growers' association, and a former Helena man. "The scarcity of beef and pork is given as the reason 1'or the high price at which these meats sell at retail," he says. "Meats have become so high that many poor people complain bit terly against the price, but if they only knew it they can all lind relief by turning their attention to mutton. Choice fat wethers are selling in all the large markets at around four cents per pound live weight. This price enables the butcher to hand the dressed meat in bis cooler at a cost of less than eight cents per pound. Therefore, dressed mutton should reach the consommer at about one half the cost of beef. "Mutton is just as nutritious and far more easily digested than either beef or pork, and if properly cookeu it is just as palatable and delicious. When one considers mutton from the standpoint of health it stands without an equal. The sheep suffers from no disease that can be transmitted to the human family. What a remark able thing it is that out of 13.000,000 sheep inspected by the government last year not a single case of tubercu losis was found. This in itself is quite a health certificate that should not be overlooked by the consumer. In Great Britain mutton is regarded by the richest, as well as the poorest people as superior to any kind of meat. Great Britain has more than half as many sheep as we have in the United States. Her people have learned to live upon mutton, and their rugged health is a testimony to its high qualities. "At the present time there seems to be an over supply of fat sheep in the United States. The markets have been unable to assimilate them, even at the existing low price. This him beeu bard uihiu the sheep breeder, but what is his loss in this case is th* consumer's gain. Throughout the whole country local butchers, as wel as the big meat packers, have access to an enormous supply of fat sheep, and if the consumers will ouly turn their attention to this healthful food we shall soon hear less about high price of meats iu this country." If a woman's husband always lets her have her own way she'll give him credit for having poor judgment. i I CROP GREAT "AD" FOR NORTHWEST News of the huge crops in the Northwest is bringing inquiries from would-be settlers in all parts of the esuntry. Eastern papers, especially the New York dailies, have told in glowing terms of the business and farming prosperity of the Northwest. This advertising has attracted the attention of the entire nation. Hail roads, commercial clubs, development associations, and the immigration de partments of the slate are deluged with inquiries in regard to the op portunities and resources of the j Northwest country. The people who write are not the ! tlotsam and jestsam'of the cities nor immigrants. They are usually young men witli a small amount of capital who are looking for bigger opportuni ties than the east cau offer. A representative letter received at the Soo railroad information depart ment today said in part: "I am a man of 34, and havef2,ooo. From all I can learn, the Northwest is to be the most prosperous part of the country for the next few years, the place with the greatest opportunities for the young man of ambition. Please send me all the information you have in regard to the resources aud busi ness chances in Montana." "We have recei ved more inquiries in the last month than in any other sim ilar period since the organization of the Soo road," said Clarence E. Hobb, head clerk of the passenger depart ment. "The papers are advertising the Northwest ub the land of oppor tunity, and the Northwest is making good." Shocking. "Don't ask your husband so many questions. Jane." "Why not. maiuma?'' "It isn't wise." "But be tells such funny little squibs." "l'es, but be may tire of it and tell you the truth one of these times.'' Ingenious. "I hate him." "Why ?" "He lies so about me." "Who cores for lies, anyway?" "But be is so clever about it. ery one be tells might be true." Ev The Difference. "Wbat is an optimist V" "The fellow who expects wbat he most desireH." "And a pessimist?" "Expects what he most fern's." Companionable. i The odors of the tmioklng car I Have not the scent of alter That ispreads its perfume sweet afar. Put. pray, what does that matter? In It good fellowship indeed Is found for one another. Tlie wealthy and the man In need Mix here as man and brother. Here men are neither bad nor good. It's just a common meeting, Where friendliness is understood Without a formal greeting. Here ancient enmities may sink. Forgotten he. und often The fellow with a grouchy kink May find Ills manner soften. The match to light a pipe of clay That ancient Is and dingy Comes from a shark across the way That otherwhere* Ih stingy. And if tobacco should be short Most any one is willing To come across and be a sport Just so a pipe needs tilling. His paper gladly ho divides And to a neighbor passes. Ton know a man can't read both sides Witli just one pair of glasses. 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