And they'd answer quick, snap, like that, that if two dollars ain't any better than one dollar
, then two thousand dollars ain't any better than one dollar
This was a fine adjustment, for by working hammer-and- tongs through a twelve-hour day, after freight had been deducted from the selling price of the wood in Los Angeles, the wood-chopper received one dollar
and sixty cents.
(When I left Oakland suddenly for the adventure-path the following spring, I well remember I owed that saloon-keeper one dollar
and seventy cents.
A placard near by announced that they had been reduced in price from two dollars and fifty cents to one dollar
and ninety-eight cents; and a young girl who stood behind the counter asked her if she wished to examine their line of silk hosiery.
It will cost you one dollar
. You will give your correct name and age and you will hear mine.
A few minutes before closing time, he threw every share of which he was possessed upon the market, and the next morning Royal Hardwells stood at one dollar
They worked twelve hours a day and received one dollar
for the long day of toil.
Now, here is a clear gain, in a very brief period, of no less than one dollar
and twenty-five cents -- this is in the mere cases of Snap and Gruff; and I solemnly assure the reader that these extracts are taken at random from my Day-Book.
In his desire to take guitar lessons he applied to one of his young masters to teach him, but the young man, not having much faith in the ability of the slave to master the guitar at his age, sought to discourage him by telling him: "Uncle Jake, I will give you guitar lessons; but, Jake, I will have to charge you three dollars for the first lesson, two dollars for the second lesson, and one dollar
for the third lesson.
He was to give me ten dollar an acre for the clearin’, and one dollar
an acre over the first cost on the woodland, and we agreed to leave the buildin’s to men.
The common people there know a great deal; they even have the effrontery to complain if they are not properly governed, and to take hold and help conduct the government themselves; if they had laws like ours, which give one dollar
of every three a crop produces to the government for taxes, they would have that law altered: instead of paying thirty-three dollars in taxes, out of every one hundred they receive, they complain if they have to pay seven.
An average house in this neighborhood costs perhaps eight hundred dollars, and to lay up this sum will take from ten to fifteen years of the laborer's life, even if he is not encumbered with a family -- estimating the pecuniary value of every man's labor at one dollar
a day, for if some receive more, others receive less; -- so that he must have spent more than half his life commonly before his wigwam will be earned.