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Cold-water Supply Test
Durham Or Screw Pipe Work Pipe And Fittings
Gas Fitting Pipe And Fittings Threading Measuring And Testing
Hot-water Heaters Instantaneous Coil And Storage Tanks.
House Traps Fresh-air Connections Drum Traps And Non-syphoning Traps
Installing Of French Or Sub-soil Drains
Insulation Of Piping To Eliminate Conduction Radiation Freezing And Noise
Laying Terra-cotta And Making Connections To Public Sewers. Water Connections
Making And Care Of Wiping Cloths
Mixtures Of Solders For Soldering Iron And Wiping Care Of Solders Melting Points Of Metals And Alloys
More Preparing And Wiping Joints
Pipe Threading
Plumbing Codes
Plumbing Fixtures And Trade
Preparing And Wiping Joints
Soil And Waste Pipes And Vents Tests
Storm And Sanitary Drainage With Sewage Disposal
The Use And Care Of The Soldering Iron Fluxes Making Different Soldering Joints

Sophisms Of The Protectionists

A Chinese Story
A Negative Railroad
Absolute Prices
Abundance Scarcity
Balance Of Trade
Conflicting Principles
Dearness Cheapness
Discriminating Duties
Does Protection Raise The Rate Of Wages?
Effort Result
Equalizing Of The Facilities Of Production
Fourth Tableau
Human Labor National Labor
Inferior Council Of Labor
National Independence
Natural History Of Spoliation
Obstacle Cause
Obstructed Rivers Pleading For The Prohibitionists
Our Productions Are Overloaded With Taxes
Petition From The Manufacturers Of Candles
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
Raw Material
Reciprocity Again
Robbery By Bounties
Salt Postage And Customs
Something Else
Supremacy By Labor
The Little Arsenal Of The Free Trader
The Right And The Left Hand
The Tax Collector
The Three Aldermen
The Two Hatchets
Theory Practice
There Are No Absolute Principles
Third Tableau
To Artisans And Laborers
Two Systems Of Morals
Utopian Ideas
Wonderful Discovery!

The House

Mondor had a house. In building it, he had extorted nothing from any one
whatever. He owed it to his own personal labor, or, which is the same
thing, to labor justly rewarded. His first care was to make a bargain
with an architect, in virtue of which, by means of a hundred crowns a
year, the latter engaged to keep the house in constant good repair.
Mondor was already congratulating himself on the happy days which he
hoped to spend in this retreat, declared sacred by our Constitution. But
Valerius wished to make it his residence. How can you think of such a
thing? said Mondor; it is I who have built it; it has cost me ten
years of painful labor, and now you would enjoy it! They agreed to
refer the matter to judges. They chose no profound economists--there
were none such in the country. But they found some just and sensible
men; it all comes to the same thing: political economy, justice, good
sense, are all the same thing. Now here is the decision made by the
judges: If Valerius wishes to occupy Mondor's house for a year, he is
bound to submit to three conditions. The first is, to quit at the end of
the year, and to restore the house in good repair, saving the inevitable
decay resulting from mere duration. The second, to refund to Mondor the
300 francs, which the latter pays annually to the architect to repair
the injuries of time; for these injuries taking place whilst the house
is in the service of Valerius, it is perfectly just that he should bear
the consequences. The third, that he should render to Mondor a service
equivalent to that which he receives. As to this equivalence of
services, it must be freely discussed between Mondor and Valerius.

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