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The Wallace Miner
Entered at Postoffice, Wallace, Idaho, as Second Class Matter Published Every Thursday by THE WALLACE MINER PUBLISHING COMPANY THOMAS McCABE, E. B. REITZEL, HARRY A. McLEOD, Proprietor. A. J. DUNN, Editor. Corner Fifth and Bank Streets. Wallace, Idaho. Subscription price, per annum, $2.00; Foreign, Canada and All Countries in Postal Union, per Annum, $2.50 (in advance) • ______ PHONE 174 Mining Men are Invited to Make Their Headquarters at The Miner Offices When in Wallace THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1D1(>. NO. 2. VOL. X. THIS IS A MINING YEAR. There has perhaps never been a time In the history of mining in the west of the Industry when the prosperity was so general and the outlook for the future was so bright as it is at this time. This applies to every branch of metal mining, and the unprecedented profits have resulted in turning vast sums of money to Investment In the mines or mining securities which have heretofore been confined to what has been regarded as more conservative channels. There has in late years been a decided change in the attitude of the public toward mining, and shrewd and safe business men who a few years ago would have dismissed any propo sition to invest in mines as unsafe and more or less of a gamble are now eager to get their money in lead, zinc and copper mines which are earning such princely dividends and which have demonstrated that In the matter of se curlty and certainty of return are un equalled In any other line of indus The high prices that now prevail try. for these metals are of course not per manent, but no one can Investigate the conditions both at home and abroad without becoming convinced that there Is certain to be a continuous demand for lead, zinc and copper which will in sure steady profits to the producers of those metals, profits lower than at present, but still higher than can be expected from so-called Industrial in vestments. The deposits of lead and zinc In the Coeur d'Alene district, the copper de posits of Butte and those of the great porphyries In the states to the south, are now so thoroughly understood and the recovery of the mineral values ac complished so closely through the ap plication of proved scientific princi ples, that the element of chance Is practically eliminated when once the ore is found in commercial quantities. This in connection with the enlarged use of the metals rendering certain an ever-expanding market combine to make investments in mines of these base metals more attractive than other. any The recognition of these fav orable conditions accounts for the the widespread interest in mining op erations in all parts of the country and the disposition to invest In mining enterprises such as has not been here tofore equalled. In fact, mining has come to be regarded as the best field' ed of investment when the same precau tions are taken to safeguard it vail in other lines of industry. as pre MILITIA AND INSURRECTION. According to a San Francisco dis patch, Governor Alexander been elected one of the vice presidents the Pacific Coast Defense league, and | other northwest governors have been : similarly honored. Charles F. Hanlon, president of the league, says the gov ernors, in accepting these positions, have agreed to help change the laws of their states so that the national guard shall not in the future be used to put down insurrection arising from industrial disputes. It is astonishing that men who have been elected to po of I sitions which makes it their duty to see that every citizen is permitted to .enjoy the rights guaranteed to him by the constitution ami laws of the state and nation should consent to use their influence to deprive themselves of the means of performing that duty If a condition of insurrection exists in [ the state. It Is the duty of the govern or to use all the power at his com- i mand to suppress it, and It Is wholly ■ immaterial so far as his duty Is con cerned as to what brought the insur rection about. The fact that the laws of the state are being defied is enough for him to know to justify him in ex ercising his authority. The fact that the insurrection grew out of an in dustrial dispute should have no more weight with the governor than if it grew out of a political dispute, a re ligious dispute or a dispute in any other field in which there are conflict ing opinions. The proposal to prevent the use of the national guard to put down Insurrection growing out of in dustrial disputes is a fine proposal to come from an organization having the pretentious name of Pacific Coast De fense league. Experience has shown that we should be prepared to defend ourselves against enemies from with in as well as from without, and that the man or men who undertake to [defy the laws and the regularly con stituted authorities are public les. The proposition to make a dis tinction In the use of the national guard in upholding the laws is a dan gerous type of demagogy which ap peals to the present governor of Ida ho at this particular time, but It will not win him votes among thoughtful and law-respecting citizens. enem in of at be ROOT PUTS WILSON ON RACK. The great speech before the New York state convention by Elihu Root has made a profound impression throughout the country, and has so startled the president and his support ers that they are making frantic ef forts to find cover and shield them selves from this flash of light that the New York statesman has thrown upon the foreign policy of the admin istration. It Is doubtful if any previ ous administration has ever received a more scathing indictment than that directed at President Wilson by Root, and in doing so he has adhered strictly to the record and indulged In no deductions and conclusions not clearly supported by indisputable facts. While the administration has vulnerable points without number, Mr. Root confined himself to its foreign for us the contempt and hatred of almost every nation, and which has caused our people to lose confidence in its pur pose and ability to give them the pro tection which every government must Mr. policy which has earned own extend to Its citizens If it would com mand their respect, ed the course of the administration in dealing with Mexico Mr. Root follow from the day President Wilson entered the White House down to the present, his delib erate purpose who represented of government in Mexico, and" which he finally accomplished by using the to overthrow Huerta. the only semblance [army and navy ostensibly to force [salute of the flag, drive Huerta out of Mexico, plorable conditions that a but in reality to The de followed in the wake of the watchful waiting pol icy of this government were vividly pictured by Mr. Root, who closed his reference to Mexico with the follow ing bitter arraignment of the Wilson administration: "For the death and outrage, the suf ferlng and ruin of our own brethren, [the hatred and contempt for country, and our tlie dishonor of our name In that land, the administration at Washington shares with the inhuman brutes with it ^made common cause." responsibility whom Equally cutting and equally was his criticism of the administra tion toward Belgium, the neutrality of which this government is pledged respect. Here is the way the attitude true to Mr. of this government Is viewed by Boot and which is concurred In by the American people In general: "Yet the American government ac quiesced in the treatment of Belgium and the destruction of the law of na tions. Without one word of objection or dissent to the repudiation of law or the breach of our treaty or the viola tion of justice and humanity In the treatment of Belgium, our government enjoined upon the people of the Unit ed States an undlscriminatlng and all embracing neutrality, and the presi dent admonished the people that they must be neutral in all respects in act and word and thought and sentiment. We were to be not merely neutral as to the quarrels of Europe, but neutral as to the treatment of Belgium; neutral between right and wrong; neu tral between justice neutral between liberty sion." Closing his masterly address, Mr. Root said; and injustice; and oppres "The defects of the present admin istration arise from two distinct causes. The first Is the temperament and training of the president. The second is the Incapacity of the demo cratic party as it is represented in Washington both in the legislative and In the executive departments either to originate wise policies or to follow them effectively if they are establish ed. The democrats in congress arc never controlled except with a club, and government with a club is always spasmodic and defective. "These characteristics will not change; President Wilson change his nature; the ceffidcratlc party will not change the character of its representatives; and there is no es cape from having the same causes of weakness which have controlled government for the last continued in the future withdrawal of power from the demo cratic party, ourselves by assuming that the criti cal period arising from the great has passed. The real dangers and the real tests of the strength of our insti tutions lie before us. Ing demands upon the spirit, and the courage are still to be made, conflict all forms of government on trial, democracy with the rest. The principles of national morality trial." cai. our three year? except the We must not deceive war The most exact wisdom, the of our country In this great are are on WASHINGTON AND WAR. George Washington was a devout advocate of peace, and his most cher ished ambition, after he had won the independence of the colonies as the commander-in-chlef oS the army and had served as the first president of the country which owed its existence to him, was to retire to private life his estate overlooking the Potomac and enjoy the quiet Intercourse with on his family and friends and personally supervise the cultivation so of the soil. But Washington's desire for peace did not mislead him in regard to the im portance of being prepared for war. In 1793, during his second term as presi dent, he wrote congress that while he sought peace and urged a prompt and faithful discharge of every duty and obligation to other nations, he strong ly recommended immediate not only for defense, but for the forcement of just claims, extract that is especially to the careful attention of the present day peace-at-any-price advocates: measures en Here is an commended "There is a rank due the United Suites among other nations which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we de sire to avoid insult we must be able to repel it; If we desire to secure peace one of the most powerful instruments of our prosperity, it must that we are at all times ready for war." be known I He also advocated the avoidance of I all alliances that might jeopardize the peace of the nation, this counsel but along with he made It clear that while using every honorable means to avoid war, the country must be pre pared for that emergency at all times He said in his letter to congress: eign influence the jealousy of a free j people ought to be constantly awake," ; he said 'warnlngly. to "Against the insidious wiles of for "The great rule of conduct for us In regard to foreign nations is in extend ing our commercial relations to have as little political connection as possi to to | lie ble. . . "If we remain one people under efficient government, the period is not far off when we may deny injury from external annoyance; when we may take such an attitude as will ' cause the neutrality we may at an material any time be resolved upon to be scrupul- ! ously respected; when belligerents,! under the impossibility of making qulsitlons upon ac . us, will not lightly [ the giving us provocation; I may choose peace or war. ns ; shall hazard when we our Interest, guided by justice, counsel.'' a merits ?, port " nltle8 an,i * el1 achieve ments.-UorneiiuH Vanderbilt. The foundation of wealth is the first $100 well invested.—J. P. Morgan. All our self-made ANTIDOTE FOR PENURY. as j men began small investors.—Charles M. Schwab. Buy when the stuck is first offered.— Chauncey M. Depew. Bead the history of Western Union and Beil Telephone.—Bussell Sage Don't delay; get In while you can.— John D. Rockefeller. I Invested my first $100 in a new Idea and made $10,000 out of It.—Marshall Field. Don't list securities on thS stock changes, for men should not speculate or gamble.—Andrew Carnegie. Five thousand Americans are worth a million each because they invested their savings in new things.—Westing house. The man who condemns or turns down any proposition without having first acquainted himself with all the details relating thereto, confesses his Ignorance Field. It's the keen-brained man who in vests at the start of an enterprise who makes all the money. The stragglers who come In later are the men who help him make it.—E. H. Harrlman. There is a principle which is a bar against information, which is proof against all argument, and which can not fall to keep a man in everlasting ignorance—this principle is contempt prior to examination.—Herbert Spen cer. ex stupidity.—Marshall and I should like to see well managed in corporations dustrlal popularized through the ownership of their securi ties by great numbers of people with small means, so that savings banks would decline in popularity and their deposits dwindle.—Judge Grosscup. Let every man lay down the rule for himself that invariably he will spend less than he makes. Then he is safe. No man can be happy in this life for any length of time if he does not live up to this principle, no matter how dazzling he starts out or what his pros pects are. If he deviates from this rule he will- come sooner or later to grief. He must save to succeed. He must succeed in something to be happy.— Russell Sage. Saving and investing Is a duty we owe to our selves. We can not always be producers—old age is sure to cotne. It is our duty to our government, for no one is a good citizen who is not self-supporting, and no one can be permanently self-supporting unless he saves and invests. REMARKABLE, BUT UNSUITABLE (Portland Oregonian) It may be conceeded that Mr. Bran dels is a remarkable man, who has instinct to serve the under dog and the courage to beneficiaries of privilege, cede that, and let us forget that he took a questionable part in the cam paign upon Secretary Ballinger, which was notable chiefly for its maximum of denunciation and for its minimum of facts. It still remains that Brandels How case an oppose the most powerful Let us con to is an advocate and not a judge, can he weigh dispassionately the of any concern, or aggregation, which he has fought, and how can he look without sympathy We think upon any cause Can a man and which he has supported? whose method Is contentious whose spirit is intolerant become in day, or at all, a new being? not. a What explanation can the president make to the American bar for ignor ing the merits of many eminent law yers and judges? What explanation to the American people for action that violates the best traditioni of the su preme court? PRESIDENT AND THE CROWD. (New York Evening Post) "I do not want to say anything dis respectful about any newspaper, but it is astonishing how little some news paper editors know, and I would like from some of them a candid expression of the Impression they have got from what has happened since I left Wash ington.''—President Wilson at St. I Louis. In this the president was referring to the great crowds I thronged his car, made which have up his audl ences, and cheered his speeches, since he left Washington. Now, newspaper editors are doubtless an ignorant set, but one truth has been beaten into their thick heads by long experience It is that there is no proof of popular ity so uncertain as ability to draw a crowd. They have seen crowds be Hearst had his crowds. Bryan had more and bigger crowds than any man living, Roosevelt had enormous crowds In 1912. What thev amounted to all men now know. fore. It is surprising that an y public man in this country should . with all this recent history be fore hln ». allow himself to be trapped 1,y t,le fa Uacy of the crowd. He ought to ponder on the grim Cromwell, when some one pointed out to him the applauding multitudes lie rode through London; reifiark of as "Twice as to see me many would hanged." have come < MINING IS NOT GAMBLING. (Tile Annalist) Man is ft social animal; is he also essentially a gambling animal? aH n *&ny allege, that fewer things "ould be done, fewer things ventured Is it upon. were it not for the gambling chance of profit? Speculation, bling, Is looked upon as the risking of little on the chance of making much. Without such an incentive. It is often argued, enterprise would languish and material civilization decline gain a as of lhe to would forthwith Is all this so? Does not the argument arise from a confusion ideas? The spirit of enterprise Is quite the same thing as the gambling of not ...Ode for Washington's Birthday... (Oliver Wendell Holmes) Weleome to the day returning, Dearer still as ages flow, While the torch of Faith is bunting, Long us Freedom's altars glow! See the hero whom it gave us Slumbering on a mother's breast; For the arm he stretched to save us, Be the morn forever blest! Hear the tale of youthful glory, While of Britain's rescued band Friend and foe repeat the story, Spread his fame o'er sea and land, Where the red cross, proudly streaming Flaps above the frigate's deck, Where the gulden lilies, gleaming, Star the watch-towers of Quebec. Look! The shadows on the dial Mark the hour of deadliest strife; Days of terror, years of trial, Scourge a nation Into life. Lo, the youth becomes her leader! AH her baffled tyrants yield; Through his arm the Lord hath freed her; Crown him on the tented field! Vain is empire's mad temptation! _ Not for him an earthly crown! He whose sword hath freed a nation Strikes the offered sceptre down! See the throneless Conqueror seated, Ruler by a people's choice; See the Patriot's task completed; Hear the father's dying voice! "By the name that you inherit, By the sufferings you recall, Cherish the fraternal spirit; Love your country first of all! Listen not to idle questions If its bands may be untied; Doubt the patriot whose suggestions Strive a nation to divide!" Father! We whose ears have tingled With the discord-notes of shame— We, whose sires their blood have mingled In the battle's thunder-flame— Gathering, while the holy morning Lights the land from sea to sea. Hear thy counsel, heed thy warning; Trust us, while we honor thee! spirit. Properly viewed, enterprise Is not the risking of little to make much. It is something better than that. The man who lays down a dollar hoping that the turn of the wheel will give him a hundred is risking the chance of making gambling. If he got the hundred he would have done nothing for it. a little on much—he is The man who spends his little on some in vention, who puts his all In some business venture, who prospects for gold—none of these is gambling in the real meaning of that these devote to their task their labor and their intelligence—man can not give more. The gambler despises la bor; he seeks only, if by chance he' may, to divert to himself the fruits of the labor of others. The gambler i n word. All of whatever field he operates is but parasite; he need not delude himself! into believing that he is a useful mem ber of the community. a THE UNPROTECTED PACIFIC. (fet. Louis Globe-Democrat) Admiral Blue is reported stated to the senate naval affairs to have mittee that "the navy Is prepared to ! meet any enemy It could possibly meet in the Pacific, at the corn present time, as That, no only possible as it could get there." doubt, is true, for the :oon enemy in the Pacific "at the lime" is Japan, and present our navy is un questionably large enougli and ful enough to meet power any fleqt that country could assemble, or would be, ■is the admiral says, as soon as we ould get it in the Pacific. But, the layman may be permitted to ask, how long would it take to get it there, and could the Atlantic be left If we wanted to rush the navy through the Panama a unprotected? canal time" we could not do it, and such obstruction as that which "at the present an now pre vents traffic through the canal might be created, by accident or design, when we desired to shift the western sea. our naval forces to This is a possibility rather than a probability, but the ad miral's statesment brings to mind fact that It has become the establish ed policy of the navy deparlment keep all of its real battleships in Atlantic, leaving wholly unprotected by The United States has single battleship in the Pacific nor has it had for a long time, are three fleets In that the to the our western coast sea power. not now f ocean There water, one de fine the Paci the Asiatic composed of 'wo armored cruisers, five third class cruisers, two gunboats and ten torped boats. The reserve has three cruisers, two first class cruisers, alled. and one third class cruiser. The Asiatic fleet is is the on nominated the Pacific, lie reserve, and the third fleet. The Pacific fleet Is ■ ■ armored so corn posed small cruisers and nine gunboats, single ship In the entire lot is a battleship, and there Is greater caliber than 8-lnch should need °f three Not ranked not a gun If we our navy i n the Pacific "at lhe present time," for fighting purposes every battleship required would have be taken from the Atlantic, and it would have to go around Cape Horn ihe here is "I ' Is 'as the Oregon did in 1898. much. We are un able to see any sign of such a need, The but still we wonder why the Pacific hoping is left give | he ! so unprotected. on ] RIGHTS OF STOCKHOLDERS. is California Court Says They Have Right to Inspect and Sample Mine. The statutory right of a stockholder The | in- I some ' for ! in a minin £ company organized under the i the Iaws of California to examine the labor !° f the under| y in S ore and to recover a not penalt Y for refusal to permit an inspec la tion or takln ® of samples was recog he' nized by tbe Californla supreme court of , in tbe recent case of Symmes vs. Sier i n ! ra Nevada Mining Company, 153 "Pa ; cific Reporter," 710. company's mines and to take samples of I himself! The pur P° se of the examination,'' mem- j dec,ares the court, "is to arrive at the [value of the property : stockholder is interested. [speaking, that value is composed j two elements—the economical or un | economical working of the mine, and I the extent and richness of the a i In which the Broadly of ore have * )0< 1>'- One employing an expert to ex amine a mining property would view to ! with amazement a report that declared meet there was an ore body of given dlmen corn as si °n.°, but that the expert had taken no no samples, caused no assays to be ma de and could place no valuation up on that ore body." The court also decides that the law applies as fully to mines owned by California corporation In another state as to those within the state. un that be, we the how and SAFETY FIRST EXHIBIT. Now Being Held in Washington Under Direction of Government. There will be held in Washington, D. C„ during the week of February 21-26 inclusive, a safety first exhibit In which all of the government depart ments are taking an active part. This exhibit will take on a national aspect, as manufacturers and operators from all over the country are invited to be present, in order that they may what the government of the States Is doing in safety Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the In terior, has sent a letter to the or of each state inviting him to send a delegate, and asking that the chief mine Inspector, a representative of the industrial an pre to ad see United the first work. to the govern f of commission. or of other agencies engaged In compiling statis tics relating to the various mineral in dustries, also attend this exhibition. It is hoped that all interested will i^slt the safety-first will attend the conference mine inspectors, which will be held at the office of the U. S. bureau of mines, on February 24. persons exhibit'and of state ■ ■ Should Go In When It Rains. (Detroit Free Press) ■Say. said the man as he entered ihe clothing store. "1 bought this suit here less than two weeks ago, and It is rusty looking already." "Well," replied the clothing dealer, "I guaranteed it to didn't I?" wear like Iron, '