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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,
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