The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, August 17, 1895, Image 1

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alv AS • \••• VOL. I. WICKES PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to I.\ WICKES, MONTANA, SATURDAY AUGUST 17, 1895. NO. 2 THE Wickes Hotel, Wickes, • Montana: We have recently secured control of this house and have fitted it up with new fur- niture from top to bottom. CLEAN ROOMS, NEW BEDDING, Table Surpassed By None. The only place between Helena and Butte where a first class meal can be had for 50c. RATES: $1.50 Per Day. Special terms made to those desiring reg- te ular b t vard. THE Wickes Hotel. Wickes, Montana. WROTE NELLIE GRAY. BEN R. HANBY'S GRAVE AT WESTERVILLE, OHIO. His Song Was (hoe the 1111*at Popular of Its Time—Made Stoney for the Pub- lishers but They Never Recarried the Author. NMARKED by a more pretentious monument than a plain Wooden head- board, warping and decaying as the years go by . , there is a grave lb the United Brethren cemetery at West- erville, a northern suburb of Colum- bus, 0., which cov- ers the mortal remains of Ben it. Han- by, author of \Nellie Gray,\ one of the most eloquently pathetic wings of the mother tongue. Peaceful in storm and sun, the man forgotten. while his touch- ing verse still lives, Ben Hanby sleeps, save by his family aea a few personal friends, unwept and unbottored. The story of his tendee, panajonate little song often has been told, although seldom, perhaps, truthfully. Like many brilliant and famous compositions of . 1 words and music, it was the creation of all hour, and its sudden and astonish- ing success was altogether unexpected by the author. The Inspiration came to young Hanby while he was a passenger on a railroad train between Cincinnati and Hamttr. tar was listlessly read- ing a new aper Wheh he found an ac- count of the manner in which a beauti- ful quadroon girl had been torn from the arms of her lover and taken to a southern slave market to be sold on the auction block. The quadroon's name was given as Nellie Gray. The stery filled Hanby -with pity and indig- Ration, for he Was naturally gentle and kind and abhorred the iniquities of slave-Olding. So impressed was he that, with pencil and paper, used as best he could upon the jolting and swaying ,car seat, he lotted down the words of a song in which the incidents of the story were utilized. This was done simply for the relief of his own mind and his overburdened heart, and at that time there was not the remotest design of ever bringing the verse to the light of day. By the time Hanby had reached his destination he had practically completed the few verses of the song. It was thrown carelessly with his baggage and soon after his return to his home In Westerville it was tossed among some other papers in his desk and there for- gotten for six months or more. One day he came across the manuscript and sent it to a well-known firm of music publishers In Chicago. vvith a note. any- Ing that if they saw anything In the song they might publish it. The song sprang at once into pop- ularity. and Hanby, like Byron. awoke one morning to find him- self famous. But this awakening did not come for many months after the pathetic melody of his song had poured from thousands of tuneful throats threughout the land His publishers never even acknowledged the receipt of the manuserea. They made a fortune from its sale, but of all the thousands of dollars which poured into their bank account Hanby never received a cent. When he wrote to them they sent him six printed copies of the song, without the formality of thanks for the manu- script. While his song was gaining Its popu- larity arm] daily growing dearer to hun- dreds (if thousands of tender hearts. Hanby WRS living undisturbed his calm and peaceful rural life, lie was yet to learn his fame Several months after the music of his song had become fa- miliar RS household words lianby vis- ited a yeung lady In Columbus and re- quested her to sing to hitn. Comply- ing. Rile sued she would sing a sweet little song, which, by some strange coe Incidence, had been written by a man of his name She began. and greatly to his surprise. Hanby recognized the words and tousle of his \Nellie Gray.\ It was the first mei-nation he hail that the song had been published Hanby came of must al as well as HANBY'S tilt A vi': highly descended on.' • ultured family Filo father Was a 111•1`.1g, In the United Brethren chop 11 and was the compiler of A hymn book. which Is still in use. Young Hanby composed A number of so l wa . s•% \Tat •,f which a ere piibliehed, none. how.. recelvtna the remark- able re, 'Toon whl h was Oxen to \Nellie Ilray '• A fcw yea is after the war Hanby .11 , 4 as he hail Merl. In obscurity and pox ert and the fact that he was the sot lior famolie song was known 1.. few Sa‘o his faintly and Intimate friend% The huge guns of in,de, to. firpfl only S,•,. 0{0 rise times when flea become warn ',lit MAY BE A SENATOR. COI, 111111ar Trumbo Wants to Represent Utah In Upper House. One of the most Inns.' taut of the cool- ing new states is Utah. Though the bill of admission has passed both the house and senate the constitution will not be adopted and the territory formally ad- mitted as a state until next Novernber. Steps will then be taken to send to the United States senate men who will be truly representative of the new state. Irne man who, it Is confidently as- serted, will be thus honored is Col. Isaac Trumb.. of Salt Lake City. Perhaps tile greatest claim that Col. Trumbo has upon the people of Utah is his efforts to have it admitted as it state. When the proposition to admit Utah was first broached the opposition developed was tremendous. The Mor- mon queaBon was invoked as a great bugaboo.' It was cited as an unheard- of thing that any state should permit polygamy within its borders. A few earnest, devoted men got together to work for statehood. . Col. Trurnbo was a leader in the movement, tie spared neither time, money, nor labor In his ef- forts. When polygamy was formally eschewed by the elements the chief ar- gument to keeping the territory out of the union was killed. President Harri- son's proclamation of amnesty and the later one of President Cleveland took the last prop away from the opposition, and the efforts of Col. Trumbo and . his helpers, which never ceased during the whole of the long and bitter tight, were finally crowned with success. The bug- aboo was laid and Utah will be admit- ted as a state of the union, the house passing the bill Dec. 13. 1893, and the senate July le, 1894. As Col. Trumbo himself said: \The struggle for state- hood was a bitter one, but the mines. COL. ISAAC THUMB°. slim of Utah being assured has killerate all prejudice against it. and Utah will justify the faith put In it.\ Col. Trumbo has always been a tirm believer in the future of Utah. Ws business is chiefly that of mining. lie owns a big slicer mine and employs a large number of men. He Is personally popular with both Gentiles and Mor- mons, not less on tesount of the liber- ality of his eminion than for his devo- tion to the Interests or the territory. In appearance Col. Trumbo is Rimiest 40 years of age. lie in a good talker aria debater. but his great theme I. the section from which he halls. As he says. he has lived in Utah all his life and no man knows It better than he IIOPIL He can tell you how much rain falls in any given section. the full ex- tent of the mining and milling indus- tries, or any other details. In fact, he Is a cyclopedia if information and im• parts it willingly BABY SETTLED THE CASE. B ald Peek -a -Boo to His Laps and Trouble Was Over. An unlooked-for ending to a case et non-stipport and sertion, almost tear- ful In its simple pathos, occurred the other day at th Central Police Court in Philadelphia. A little boy saved his father from ja Mrs. Alice Montgomery. 3344 Ludlow S treet, entered the courtroom with her four children, pieced her hand on the bible, and swore that tier husband had only given her $10 since April 10. \Be- sides.\ she said bitterly, \my husband drinks, and has lost his work.\ Then she looked scornfully at her husband Thomas Montgomery. Magistrate Jornion Was about to mer • ta m tae amount Of ball Montgomery 'need have to enter for court when a small tiace said: \Oh papa, I see yew. l'eek.e boo!\ Tee megistrate leaned over his and saw Admtgomery • F; 4 -year -old awl dodging bet We.n the legs it two pr ace. men, %airily trying to reach his father. who easel a ewling In the prisoner's dock. - Papa. T Mee you.\ laugheil the oaby Voice. \Peek-a-bru Why don\ )011 play with nu.\ !even the big policemen were ylsably affected and the magistrate askoil - Monlitom•rv, tr$ and Seitl,. this •• 3 ••• If I let you go will too swear ••ff •Plok for one year arid lakc rare of your a .(.' and familv''' - Yee salt the Mg father In 11 huste•.I sort if ten.• He p1e osd hin hand t(1,,k the sine walked off with his reunital renal% H. do Hervella • Cohan I.• Birth N' ifer.••11a the member •, the French A..ail•nly. WaS mi iiis yeeth a singularly hitnelflomo ma, w t„,. aecerding teratleole limed the mrhility of the tiblalg•• arel the grace of the creole lie Is a c e te ue by birth but suitn• Icotly In love alit, his aiii.vt,.1 tend to call her language \the that has issued (tom human lips alto e !tomer M . •1•• lieredia \wee his literary rank In Erance to his mon- nets which, 1\- a\.' of their polish and %agar beta a high place In contem- per try Yretteh literature A JERSEY WASH -DAY. A FESTIVAL ON THE COAST AT SEA GIRT. ft Is Held the August and Smack,. Old -Time Rustir. Merriment for Vonng and Old. Sc' Saturday In Pleasantly of May of RS. BURTON Har- 'Hama in an article on \American Rural Festivals,\ writes as follows: Of those which I have seen, mil those of which I have been able to gather accounts, M e. the one smacking most pleasantly of old-time rustic revelry, and therefore Ito be offered honorable Precedence In this recital, is the \Salt Water Day,\ l er \Wash Day,\ of the New Jersey farmers, that since time out of mind has been celebrated on the second Satur- i da irL yin August, upon the coast at Sea i To make this Jersey holiday, assem- ble a thousand back -country vehicles, of all sorts, from the hooded farm wag- on, which has not greatly altered its , pattern for centuries, to the rude buck- board and the pert sulky. The horses are withdrawn from shafts or pole to be tethered behind the wagons or pick- eted at a little distance in the rear. Around the impromptu camp gather people enough lb' blacken half a mile of the sandy shore—people Who for months have been looking forward to the occasion as the chief holi- day of the year. Cedar chest and camphor trunk and flowered bandbox have been called upon to disgorge their treasures, but there is no other at- tempt at costuming than the assump- tion of mere Sunday best. An odd feature of the great concourse is the seriousness with which it takes Its pleasure. A solemn, even Strained, ex- pression of determination to revel or die sits upon the majority of faces. During the unharneseing of the wag- ons, which have been arriving upon the scene since early' dawn -camping over- night being not Infrequent the good wives unpack their luncheon baskets, take tally of their pies, and, if need be, while away, the time by methodically administering punishment of the good old-fashioned variety to their impa- tient youngsters. Around the outskirts; of the con - ours\ are seen the booths and ros- trums of the fakirs attracted from New York by the promise of rich harvest from the farmers' wallets. There is also a rifle range, a merry-go-round. and a doll i4 . ).get at which balls are thrown for. prizes. Many another cheap diversien offers Intel( during the explorations of the farmer and his wife and clamoring progeny, and more than one pinch of dire experience falls to the lot of the paying member of the party. The nasal cries of the Yankee Autolyeueeuffering his inkles, caddiaes, and lawns are contintially heard above the t ;welling mu n ruire of Jersey jovi- all Fairing over, there . Is a general re- treat to the tent dressing -rooms, im- provised with shawls and canvas cur- tains In connection with the vehicles. The great annual bath of the pilgrims Is next In order, atel down to the shin- ing reaish of ocean. e here the crisping billows hurry in, preeently troop the queerest procession of bathers ever seen out of caricature. Man) of the men *ad boys, disdaining change of dress. go Into the water In their ordinary clothei, sunning themselves afterward in the hot,Rand until toasted dry again. Oth- ers put on shirts from which sleeves have been removed, and trousers cut off at the knee The bathing outfit of the wowen reveals droll miscellanies of bygone fashion In cut and texture, sonue of the more coy among the mat- rons inciiiiiing pantalets, aunhorinets, tad glovea. With sober mirth, demure alippressed cries of excitement. the phalanx move's into the ?turf, tak- 1ng huunds to jump discreetly lip and down in long lines, safe within the danger line To the greete+ numbs..' this venture into thi• sea Is actually no Move than an annual PlipPrIsncy After the bath. noontime turns All thpughts (linnerward and the camp e ettlestelown Into one rash plenlr• Pies of all kinds Nutmeg' the Iltany ehanred without taking turee'h of the feminine hotel waiter In the eat of the slimmer boarder . \Apple Luc. iniare tlis tard-pie, l•mon autialth pie. and pie -plant tile seigh net% 1 , 11114 , 1 'nuts - In the VPrIlli,ilmr). cheeee in liberal wedgem. /ism eanewiches hard boiled eggs, Ft nd pickles. supply the fa 3 orlte menu. and lemonade and root beer perchance a stronger bievorage are produced In hottlea each confesa Ong by label to a different intention Iti Its earlier career Then, while the anmm•r sun giants In the elourliesui heaven, the merriment •••* 0 & Jn.w(lln\Ik •bskses on to Ira i roes on to its clime/. more Mips in the Ocean are taken, more molleY , banges hands, more wuthi food Is annsorned LIU 1st last the ehmles of evening close upon the scene. and a general \hitettIng up\ of teams betokens the end of Salt Water Day at Sea Girt. LUCK FOR A CLOWN. Stranded In Africa, He Soon Iteromeg Multi- Millionaire, Paris has a much -talked about king within its walls to -day, one whose sub- jects do him homage throughout the world of business, for the monarch is none other than Barnette the king of mines, who at the lowest computation is worth 600,000,000 francs 4120,000,- 000). Twenty years ago a circus, which had traveled, goodness knows how, from England to South Africa, arrived at Kimberley. At that epoch Kimber- ley wits not the diamond town that it has become sines.. The circus did poor business, and one morning the director and the directress fled, leaving the clown with two mules and 30 shillings In his pocket, whieh is not much in Europe, but which is still less at the Cape of Good Hope, says Evening Wis- consin. During a ride in the outskirts of Kimberley he found in the fields traces of diamonds: he took some stones, showed them to a miner, and, entering into partnership with him, went,to sell them in the town. Then, withmt divulging his discovery, Ile bought the field where he had made his find, took out only a few stones for fear of arousing suspicion, bought other fields, stud found himself at last a large landholder. When the first gold mines were discovered at Johan- nesburg. Mr. Barnato rushed there, bought as much land as he could thud, organized societies in the London mar- ket, anti became king of the Alma. Now, Mr. Barnato lives in London and only goes to the Cape for the parlia- mentary sessions. He is a little man, about 46 years old, wearing a slight mustache. In his dress he is very sim- ple, and behind a pinenez mounted in gold (it is the only trace on his person of the metal king) he has two eyes of an incredible vivacity. BATTLES FOR HER CHILDREN. A itrare Mother Fights anti Finally Con- quers a Huge Catamount. To save her children Mrs. George Iligginbotham fought a large cata- mount. Mr. Higginbotham lives on the Suwanee 'river, about seven miles from Cedar Keys, Fla., and in the morning he left home, leaving his wife and chil- dren alone. In the afternoon Mrs. Hig- ginbotham and the children went out to 'C .. : sugar -cane patch, the woman carrying her husband's hunting knife. One of the children etrayed off, and soon Mrs. Higginbotham heard a scream. She rushed to the scene and found that a large catamount hail knocked the child down and was stand- ing over it. The animal immediately left the child and attackel the mother. It sprang at the woman and tore her face and neck horrible with Its sharp elawe The mother plunged the knife int• the catamount repeatedly with no apparent effect. Finally she dealt the beast a savage blow with the knife and fainted. The last blow reached the catamount's a l i a.r. and as the woman fell unctRIL:lous the animal dropped dead, The children called the neighbors and they found Mrs. Higgin- botham lying unconscious on her breast. Mrs. Higginbotham was fr ight - fully torn and may not recover The child stricken down by the beast WAY uninjured, The catamouW weighed about eighty pounds. NOT OF THE DAY. ftuaternala expreqa about Earet00.000 worth of coffee annually and ships it almost exclusively in bags bought in Erfgland and Germany. ' A sign put In the Phtiadelphta trdley cars a few days ago refitiosta vaasengers to \remain seated until the car stops, and then get off In the direction the car M moving.\ A Bronte Muset1111, to contain memor- ials if the famous family, Is to be estab- lished in a silks of . rooms In Haworth. Wibiut a stone's throw of the historic chureh ena parsonage. The English authorities hay. begun the work of rutting the n••w •1••.k at filbralter Morn* Tone men are employed. When complete/ It will be capable of holding the largest littlish warship. th.• e htt,itiorn sr rt••T traits rd' beauti- ful chIldrom which Is being held In Lon- don at the Grertan gallery, Includes some of the hest vr'rk of ‘'elarrquez, ilalcshormigh and Whistler A Yrrmer mar Sandwich, Ill . wills Pl\wing Ow other 41S, in a n‘ , 1 , 1 un• earthed a deer'. Mon An Indian Sr row head wits fast•nori In th• 1113 rr• tIghtls - that It conil•I not he rernovert Thtcoroams ag KATIRS• hPai tho ord ..r greatest whelt riti•Ing etetc In the union with a prkluct of 70 5511(5) hOlph,l• •,1' wheat Thls year han.aa will get more for her apple cr•cp than wheat An American wh•• .SW lbs. , it a court ball In Norway t•••.•ntiv says Thiel the atith••ra email flour , . fa , Ii blazed with stars, erossert collar• pendant& end other .1•(•Ofall,oris of all kin .t• from all anurees Matthew Borilton and dam.. Watt's Soho foundry at Birmingham. whore Watt worked out his 1•1cn of th• *team engine. after an ellstenc.• of ist years. Is now Idle , and Will • , . , n is broken up and dismantler, A hunter n•mel Curry has atartrol a beam farm tin item, • ',aka. n•ar ('Sr tier. CM the ranadlan Pacific railroad He has now twenty see••n beaver. nn the farm, and they are apparently thriving AAP , his rare. INDIAN BOYS AT SCHOOL. Amos Black Hull Writes About Hut Hors. --He Says It Has Your Legs. Following is an exact copy, pueeta- ation and all, of an essay on the horse, written by an Indian boy of 15 years, who was at one time a pupil of the Rosebud agency school, in Rosebud. S. D., says the St. Louis Republic: \The horse has four feet and two ears and one mouth and two eyes one tall, lie can drink; he can eat grass he can eat corn. \He can run and walk; he can carry man and draw wagon. He can kick foot Pld bad. One horse is little and one horse is big. Some horse very stout, lice can pull. \One red, one black, one white, one gray and one yellow. One is donkey. \One boy ride pony. The pony put down head put up hind feet so boy fall down and ery. \We hare horses is home the bore' can ride. AMOS 111,ACk BULL, \Aged 15, 34 year In school, \Rosebud Agency, South Dak.\ The Indian pupils, as goon as ttry have learned to do any writing at all, are much inclined to letter -writing. and on all occasions, when they could much more conveniently speak to their teacher, will send her a letter instead. The following lent,\ was written ley an Indian pupil to her teacher, who was munch beloved by themli \Little Oak School, \Feb. 9. \Miss Minnie M e please. Friday Mary going agency. my sister me very wants my sister he says where is George go over there Lit- tle Oak Creek. \George I want and Friday come quickly come and may please Mise M—e going please. \Good -by. KOLA MICUSA.\ FIRST TIME, SEE? An' It's De last Time, Too. Dat PIM Agoln' to Do It, see? \Sa) mister, w'ere's bloke Wilk gives Mit dem t'ings wat dey Baena, or whatever day Is, de Clogs I calls permits ter git hitched? Is dat de feller? Well. Ise a lookin' fur him good an' strong terday.\ And thereupon there walked into the Cincinnati probate court a man who was in search of the clerk who issues the marriage lieenses, lie was directed to the proper leak and strode up to it with a swagger that would have done credit to a would-be prize fighter who did all his fighting with his month. \Say. pard. I want one o . them things wat permIta a feller to git hitched ter his biddy and gives him de right teg liek 'er if he wants ter. see? I ain't never ben up agln us tang before. ate I tell yer right now it's de first an' dis last time, see. lint I got ter go agin It dim time jiis fur luck. Do I want a certitcate? Course I do. I want ev'ry Cing flat berlongs to the metch. Dol- lar an' a half, did yer say? Gittite perty stiff in der priee; Mike, got any dough\ I ain't got ler price o' money\ wid toe. RSO\ It's all right, Mike, die is der last time an' it's der first, too, see' an yer got ter help a feller out.\ And thereupon \Mike. - the friend 01 the applicant, tiald for the papers, and the prespective hesubana went away a ith visions of bliss and the right to ''Ilk'' his wife. - - It Ont. One evening last November Rhep- herd*s Bush W.L.4 suited by a dense fog, making it extreme') awkward for pe- destriens crossing the road opposite Uxbridge Road Station where cabs and 'buses are continualii, passing to and fro. So bad was the fog that it was al- most ImPorelble to nee more than a foot or so In front of one, VOA Pearson's Weekly. A gentleman going home from the city, and Just coming out of the stattnn, thought it would be safer to cross the road first then, once over, he would have the Resistance of the lights from the shops He got across the road safely, as he thought, and ran Imp against a shop window Being an old resident, he Willa well statriainted with all the egoist, hit on looking through the window, thia one puttied him eonsidorably. He observed several persons inside, most of them reading negOlpapors. sitting In rows and facing each other All at once, however, while be was ra king his brain RR to what kind of shop it was, the shop and pea- ple glided almost noiselessly away be- fore his •yea leaving him in the dark again' It turned out It was a tramcar that he had run up against, standing In the middle of the road, anl it al - moue cut his toes oft. Amelia& Hie gteonsett. A burro, which is th• joint poeses- sion of three children, was recently siimeetea to the prices. of clipping, which he stood very patiently until the op•rator reached the animal's stomach, when he kicked so violently that It be- came riecermary to leave that part of Its anatomy unshern. The mother of the children, who was a spectator of the performanee, remarked that the sheer/ eu identiv tlekled the burro's Ntomacli. 'Oh, mamma.\ . F.XviaiMPNIPT daughter, nuir tencher Rave that 'tickle' Is very bad form, you should say 'amuse.' \Very well.\ responded the mother; \them I suppose the clippers 'ammo/ the animal's tutomitch.\ • Jr

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