The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, September 07, 1895, Image 1

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; - r, 1, VOL. I. .111.**•••••01I.,11... WICKES ( Nese- . PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to 1.\ WICKES, a MONTANA, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 7, 1895. - NO. 5 /OUT OF FASHION. VERYBODY HAS gone out of town for the season,\ Mrs. Townsend sud- denly remarked at the breakfast table, one morning. \The Drurys left for Lake George yester- day, the Tennants are to spend the summer at Petos- key and even the Stantons have managed to rig them- selves out, and have gone on a jaunt. One might as well be out of the world as out of fashion.\ Mr. Townsend thoughtfully helped hlmsele to fried potatoes, and observed that he would have to invest in a sum- mer hat. \Now see here, John,\ said Mrs. Townsend, sitting bolt upright in her chair and emphasizing her remarks with a pudgy forefinger, \those Stan - tons haven't any more of this world's goods than we have, yet off they go, with a great flourish to spend a month at Beechside.\ \I don't see where you'd find a pleas- anter place than this, in which to pass the summer,\ Mr. Townsend mildly re- monstrated, \besides Pm a little short, Just now,—there's that note to meet in July—\ \Of course you can't understand why I want to go—being a man—\ said Mrs. Townsend, witheringly, \but I simply can't stand the airs of those Stantons. It need not cost very much—we might go into the country. \I'll see,\ said Mr. Townsend, non- committal, as usual. The month of July went out with a sudden rise of the thermometer, and a general exodus of townspeople took place. Mrs. Townsend, after a careful pe- rusal of alluring advertisements, set- tled on \Silver Creek\ as the place most likely to meet her expectations. \Best of table board at moderate rates; tine fishing, boating and bathing; free transportation to and from trains.\ Mr. Townsend agreed to \run down\ for Sundays, and Mrs. T., with dire misgivings, handed her keys over to the \help\ that had promised to keep 007 A ,;.. z x , / A P ft . u t • 2 \THEY'RE MAKIN' A NEW murmured Mrs. Townsend, with grim humor. \No danger of drowning there.\ \Fishin' did you say, Marm? There's plenty o' fish to be got eout o' that thar creek in th spring o' th' year. Wouldn't think it, would yeou?\ \But why should Mr. Tucker adver- tise frshing when the season is over?\ queried Mrs. Townsend. \oh that thar advertisement. Marm, was one th' Squire copied outn an old noospaper. I beam n him siy as how it read purty well, an' he thought t'would do.\ Mrs. Townsend, tired, hungry and dust -laden as she was, gave vent to hysterical mirth, but managed to re- strain herself as with a lusty \Whoa!\ the young Jeht. brought the turnout to a standstill, before the farm house. The change from the glaring sunlight to the comparative caolness of the farm house sitting room was most welcome, arid the kindly greeting of the Squire and his good wife left nothing to be de- sired. But used as she was to a well ap- pointed, modern dwelling the sparsely furnished rooms seemed to Mrs. Town- send uncomfortable and cheerless. At the tea table Mrs. Townsend was informed that \t'other lady boarder had a headache,\ and would not be down that evening. They met at breakfast, however, and when Mrs. Russel—which was the other boarder's name—had showed Mrs. Townsend a brand new crochet stitch, they became fast friends. Even cro- cheting will pall on one, however, and having neglected to lay in a supply of reading matter, the two ladies yawned the afternoon away. \You've no doubt heard the expres- sion 'ten miles from a lemon,' \ said Mrs. Russel as they sat on the front \stoop\ the radiance of the moonlight all about them, the murderous hum of blood- thirsty mosquitoes filling the air. \In ray case it is 'ten miles from a soda fountain.' What wouldn't I give for an ice cold draught this minute.\ \I wonder why all farm houses have Brussels carpet and hair cloth furni- ture in the parlor?\ queried Mrs. Town- send, irrelevantly. \And green paper shades,\ Mrs. Rus- sel supplemented. \Do you think they'll have salt pork for breakfast again?\ Mn, T. asked, anxiously. \Sure to. I've been here two weeks. — HOG PEN T'DAY.\ the domestic machinery going until her return. Not entirely sanguine, yet hopeful, withal, Mrs. Towneend poeketPli her baggage cheek end stepped aboard the train that was to bear her to her desti- nation. After a long journey, with the usual miseries attendant upon a trip with the thermometer at 90 degreett, •he found herself \Sidetracked in a wheat - field --to use her own expression -an object of great Interest to a tow -headed youth and a raw-boned cart horse \Will you tell TAP how I can get to Mr. Tucker's house?\ she ventured to inquire of the former. \Reckon I kin, If yeou he the Mite Townsen' what's coming t' board,\ he rejoined. This being confirmed, he brought the rawboned nag alongside th• platform, shifted the various bag. and bundles with which the wagon was heaped to make room for Mrs. Town • atond's smart trunk, and cordially in- vited that lady to \jump aboard.\ \Square Tucker coulan't came his - self, 'cause they're makin' a new hog pen Utley.\ he explained. as he cracked th• whip over the nag's lean tl•nks. The wheels of the lumbering vehicle, turn- ing clumsily In the deep sand of the road, sent up suffocating clouds of dust; the sun beat pltileanly upon their un- protected heads. \How far Is It to Square Turker i a?\ Inquired Mrs. Townsend. \Oh a matter o' Mx Mlles,\ he of the tow -heal responded, cheerfully Kra Townsend's heart fainted within her. At a turn of the road the wagon rumbled over a rustle bridge. beneath which a shallow stream meandered. Scarcely wetting the pun -dried stone. - That that -it' Silver Creek.\ paid the tent. pointing with his whip over his Shoulder \T'othor bend ain't morn halt a mile from Squire's.\ \Fishing and boating made easy,\ and they've only skipped two morn- ings \ It was even so; salt pork seemed to be a staple article at Squire Tucker's, and as for berries, fresh vegetabl , m, etc., th. , y were only to he obtained at \the Corner'' and were frequently the reverse of fresh. \Why don't you have a g.trion\ asked Mrs Townsend \I thought all farmers raised small fruits awl yogi' tables.\ \Well. I ain't much of a hand to 1.00 - ter with a garden,\ the Squire made re- ply. Thera ain't a farm nigh that yields better crops of grain th'n mine, though,\ he proudly added. Mrs T. thought regretfully of the appetizing NAIRCIA she wag wont to pre- pare for luncheon. At the enil of the week Mrs. !thane] received a PIIMITTIOTIP home, and after tossing sleeplessly through a hot mop quilt haunted night. Mre Townsend came to the conelualon that there were other things PA desirable as \bel•g In faahlon \ So the raw-boned nag hauled two trunks to the station in the morning. instead of one. \ 'There's no place like home,' \ said Mrs. Townsend to Mrs Runnel. \It must be true that 'familiarity breed's contempt.' else people would realize the truth of that saying and flmi rest and recreation In their own homes. How shall enjoy a good book and my ham- mock on the vine-ahaderl veranda, after my morning work Is done How I shall appreciate a .troll in the park with Iota hand In the cool of the evening, when the band is playing - I•1 0 to..\ said Mrs. Roomed entitle. elastically. If not grammatically. There are 12,000 liquor shop. In Parl• and 425 410 in the departments, one to every 55 Ituhabitants THE WINNING OF FAME. One of the Ways In Which a Kan May Perpetuate HI. Memory. A man may win widespread and long-enduring fame by founikling an in- stitution of learning which 'shall bear his name, says New York Sun. The cry \Cornell\ was heard over England last week—it had long been familiar in the United States; and the years have added lustre to the memory of Ezra Cornell, who founded the university at Ithaca, N. Y., which was chartered thirty years ago, and opened for stu- dents in 1868, during the Presidency of Andrew Johnson. The name of the Rev. John Harvard of England and Massachusetts has been commemorated for more than two centuries and a half as the founder of Harvard college, now known as Harvard university. The name of Elitiu Yale, born In New Haven, Conn., died in England, is em- balmed in Yale university, formerly known as Yale college, which enjoyed his benefactions in the first quarter of the eighteenth century. In California there is Stanford university, named af- ter a son of the late Leland Stanford; there is the Johns Hopkins university in Baltimore; there is Vanderbilt uni- versity in Tennessee: there is Vassar college near Poughkeepsie callgd after Matthew Vassar, and there are many other universities or colleges called af- ter their founders or benefactors. The Rev Dr, Marcus Whitman, a pioneer in the farthest west, is commemorated in Whitman college, soon to be university, in the state of Washington. If one can- not found a university or a college, a seminary may - serve to perpetuate his name. At East Hampton, in Massa- chusetts, there is Williston seminary, named after their founders. It may be ton; and there are in the country hun- dreds of other institutions of the kind named after their founders. It may be inferred from the examples here that the man who desires to perpetuate his memory would do well to establish a university, college, seminary, or other institution of learning, and give it hie name. BEES AT ASCOT. They Made Things Lively at the Rare - Track for • While. A curious incident oceurred at Ascot. While a large number of pleasant luncheon parties were enjoying the de- lights of an open-air repast in the gar- den.; behind the grand stand a great swarm of bees settled down on the guests around a table in a corner, says London Telegraph. They buzzed and buzzed everywhere. Ladies had bees in their bonnets and gentlemen found their hats turned into striking like- nesses of \Catch-'em-alive-oh's.\ Some of the swarm settled on the cold sal- mon, and other members of it tumbled into the champagne cup. In fact, the bees created the greatest consternation among the ladies and gentlemen in that portion of the grounds. They were gradually drawn off the luncheon party by a gentleman, to whom occurred the happy idea of treating them to a little music on a metal tray under a tree. After the tapping or tinkling on the article had continued for two or three moments the queen bee settled on the branches above to Helen to it and was at once followed by all the swarm. It was an extraordinary sight to see hun- dreds of the Insects hanging like great black and gold clusters on the tree while the tinklink continued It ceased with the luncheon. and the bees did no more harm. In the earlier part of the performance a lady was pretty severely stung. Knongh to Make is Worse Laugh. A bloornered bicycle girl caused a runaway In New York Central park the other day. How queer that is. When horses around here gee a Boston bicycle girl in bloomers they whinny with de- light. Ex. CURIOS. The green ants of Australia make their nests by bending leavem in the form of a cone. and fastening them with a natural glue Strange drinks are served in the pro- hibition two of Pittafield. Me. A toper there ,. is served, by mistake, with a glass emitalming fluid, and at last Recounts he was not ;lure whether he would die or WWI deetined to enjoy im- mortal life Some one IC trying to create trouble In the oyster market, and Insure to the ny•ter a natural death. by from Lovitictie. xl 10. this injunction against eating the etp—itlent bivalve - \And all that have not fins and acales in the 010.11.1 and In the rivers • • • they shall be an abomination unto you \ Fifty - three men were engaged In Brooklyn at an employment agency to travel to Europe Witg rich Invalid named Wall , •man They each paid 85 to the atipponed agent When they railed again they teemed that the in- valid had recovered his health. and was stroT,G •nough to run away with $265 be- longing to ht. thipett A funny young men In Milledgeville, rigged himself lip as a ghost. and In the midnight gloom visited the house of a neighbor to frighten him and have a laugh at him expense The ghost in- terrupted a burglar at hie work, and the Minster turned the laugh against tho ghost by robbing him of his watch and twenty dollars. MONEY MARKS, The World Has a Way of Doing Things Backward. Did it ever strike you as being at all peculiar that we should use the dollar mark (8) before instead of after the fig- ures in expressing the sum of 5, 10, 20 or any other number of dollars? We may say \twenty-five dollars\ plain enough for anyone to understand, but PA soon as we put the expression into figures and characters it is \dollars twenty-five\ (825) instead of 258, as it should be. Nor is this all that is pecu - liar in this connection, In every coun- try which has a written language and a system of coinage the abbreviation for the unit of value precedes the fig- ures. In England the pound mark (i) is used in the same manner that the dollar mark is used in this country, while the same peculiarity is notice- able in Germany, where the abbrevia- tion m. (for mark) appears preceding the number, just as the French abbrevi- ation fr. (for franc) is used in France. If abbreviations are not used the leg- end is more apt to be correct. We find that in Mexico they have a \2 1 ,4 / pesos\ instead of \p 2 1 / 2 ,\ as one might expect, and in Newfoundland they have a plain two -dollar piece. So, too, in France, where the abbreviation is not used we find such pieces as \10 francs,\ \20 francs\ and \40 francs.\ In Germany they have a piece marked \X thaler,\ which is all very plain, but the moment a clerk, bookkeeper or other person makes an entry or jots down a memo-. randum he tells you that it is a \th. X.\ , The English pound sign, which IS be- lieved to be the oldest monetary abbre- viation now in use, is the old Initial let- ter by which the Romans expressed \pounds just as we use the \lbs.\ It has been suggested that we use our money abbreviation backward because the Romans in expressing \pounds\ al- ways said \libra decem\ instead of \decem libra,\ the first being \pounds ten\ and the latter \ten pounds.\ When their initial letter or character was used it always preceded the figures thus: \f10\ instead of the reverse. Thus the whole world has got in the habit of doing these things backward, MONKEY HAD A SPREE. rerfornord Rome Act, That Were No tee the Cirrus Programme. An incident not on the bills occurred during Ringling Brothers' circus per- formance the other day, says Boston Herald. During a number on the pro- gram in whirl] the several rings and stages of the show are used by a series of trained aninial acts, a troupe of monkeys were performing in one ring, when a tall young Vermonter, with just enough of mountain dew under his belt to make him rather numerous, threw a half-pint bottle of liquor into the arena. Paddy-Rooski, one of the per- forming monkeys, no sooner saw the bottle than he ran away from his train- er, snatched it from the ground and, with the quick instinct of the \eaters of everything,\ or the \bandarlog as Rudyard Kipling calls them, pulled the cork, and before he could be prevented poured the fiery liquid down his throaL The liquor took an almost immediate effect, and Paddy-Rooski had a high old time and performed some pranks that were even more amusing than those on the program. He leered cun- ningly at Ills companions, tottered about the ring and refused to take his position among.the other monkeys,'at the Barrie time jibberIng and chattering in a way that only needed words to make an intelligent drunk Prof An- dreas tried every means known to the monkey trainers' art to .-abdue the hilarious Paddy Rooaki, but to no put , . pose. From him gleeful state he soon merged into one of anger and proceed - mad to do up the other members of the monkey troupe In regular prigliffitie etyle. One of the attendants secured a small net, and throwing it over the intoxicated monkey acquired him and carried him into the dressing -room. As Paddy-Rooski vanished behind the dreeming-room he let out . a yell that would have done credit to a Kansas farmer frill of \boot -leg whisky.\ TRIFLES. In Routh America a parrot eats a dime A woman ha• lust been appointed as sistant city treasurer of Bangor. me An Aronstook (Me i man, during a recent visit to Big Fish Lake. counted two caribou, fly. moose. and 100 deer Tradition asserts Hull a certain o•k tree of Palestine grew from a sprout which Cain planted on the tiny before he killed Abel Nantucket has lust c elabrated termini anti hieent•nntal. and In eest•n years more can eornmernorat• a t•rcen tennis], that of the discovery of the Island by Bartholoiney tlosnold, In 1602. De Long of M•ntxtown, Ferelinand Pa., ate a dozen and a halt' oysters, and then bet that he eat the I** - m•Ind•r of the oy•terman'e stock, me In three minutes Si\ finished the task In two and one half minute , . and Mari f.1 14 r 7 r. 4 } pi-,jrinisPihiar;:‘r1:1.14trped $5,001) re cit el Story of Portal, Costr , l1\ Tko Noires It mit that altogether she will re. C•Re tilt6.r:nd tt gtOry. k,r 0,1111 6 , ) ' ,atm a word A It 19 11 ,t • r , i. at , ry eh CURRENT NOTES. It may be some comfort to I,ord Rose- bery that his horses win now and then —Baltimore American. Beware of the man who advertises his owu merits also the man who has no merits to advertise —Washington st ny poittielana imagine they are rb a i r a . riding on a band wagon when they are merely astride the garbage cart.— Washington Post. \So the Alderman was fixed in his determination?\ \Well you know how It is with Aldermen.\ --New Orleans Timem-Democrat. There is apparently something in a name at times. In the Iowa State League the Waterloos haven't won a game.—St. Paul Globe, A New York man, on complaint of his wife, has been sent to Blackwell's Island for refusing to do the washing and ironing. Verily the new woman is ruling with an iron rod.—Richmond Times. \And you say Dodkina is married?\ \Yes \ \Why I thought he hadn't a cent of money.\ \He hadn't. But he's all rigt.t now. The young lady has any quantity f cash, All he will have to do now is to clip coupons off the bonds of matrimony.\—Washington Star. The small boy was playing ,cowboy, more to his own satisfaction than that of Ills nervous father. \I am the Wild Wolf of Bitter Creek,\ he yelled. \And this is your night to howl,\ said the exasperated parent, appearing with a strap. And Willie howled.—Cincinnati Tribune. A good story is told on Chauncey De - pew. He received a letter from a young martied friend in Albany asking for a pass for his mother-in-law, who was coming to make him a visit, and clos- ing with the delicate hint: \Don't for- get to have the return coupon at- tached.\ Mr. Depew is nothing if not worldly wise and sympathetic, and in sending the pass he wrote: \I have, not neglected the return coupon, and have limited it to three days.\—Minneapolis Journal. INDUSTRIAL NOTES. Some say that 81.000,000,0011 is invested in electric enterprises, most of it since 1888. Nearly 500 miles of short railroad branches and links are being built or projected in the South. Southern pig iron can be landed in a British port at about $11 a ton, or barely within the prices quoted there. Greensboro, N. C., is to have a cotton mill built by New York men, who guar- antee to spend $250,000 within a year. Rafts containing 5,000 cords of Cana- dian pulp wood are now floated over Lake Michigan to the Wisconsin pulp mills. The concrete footing of St. John's Cathedral is made of one part cement. two parts sand and three parts round. smooth pebbles. It is made and mixed by machinery. The cost of the Kiel canal was esti- mated in 1886 at 837,000,000, and it was finished within the estimate, although Ike Emperor meddled mischievously with the plans. Schiffer] & Kircher of Grunstadt. Ba- varia, have discovered a new mineral compound which is plastic in water, but becomes extremely hard when dry. They call it apyrite. B. G. Doyle and Richard Cogan a the Louisville Post recently experimented successfully with taking telegraphic, press dispatches direct upon a linotype machine, ready to print. The Fterwind-White Coal Cotnpany of Osreola Mills, Pa., have a new mine turning out 11.000 tons a month, In which no mule was ever employed. Electricity r1\es the hauling A building is ride/ being erected next the Washingtm Building. on lower Broadway which will lie 16'2 feet by 196 by 20 The last measure is the height. It will be five stories higher than the Washington building. TI - IE 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 first class meal can be had for 50c. RATES: 1.50 Per Day. POINTER FOR THE CARELESS. _ new Pnasad TIrket• May Be RIM1114•1114.(1 at !Hight coat. Sortie men with valuable unused rail- Special terms made to way tickets on their hands sell them to scalpers, while others go to the rail- tain their value In money, says the those desiring reg. way company that !Retied them and ob- New York Sun Most men, however, do neither, and accept the loss when the ticket Ifl worth lags than a dollar. Indeed. many men do not realize that railway cornpaniee stand ready to re- deem 'minted tickets, even of small value, so that the companies must be richer by many thousands of dollars per year by reason of this neglect or ignorance. Every railway ticket bears the name ce the general passenger agent of the road issuing the same. It is a simple matter to inclose the ticket with a letter directed to the general Peamenger agent, asking him to refund the money paid, and explaining the ma- son why the ticket is left unused In the handl' of the purchaser. It la cour- teous to inclose a stamped envelope in Which the money may be returned. When all these things have been dotie cbe company tiltually acknowledges the receipt of the ticket holders communi- cation and promisee to investigate the matter_ The investigation eoneista in the proper Identification of the ticket and little bookkeeping to set all right in the accounts Then the pure/mem receives from the company a cheek for the amount due. along with a letter re- questing Acknowledgment on the part of the recipient. That closes the trans- action. and there Is no material loss an either side. Every man is the architect fortune. Appium Clawlitta_ f his owe War board. THE Wickes Hotel. Wickes,

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