The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, September 28, 1895, Image 1

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NNW fr/Ir eka 4 1.4 eeee 444, e VOL. I. WICKES PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to 1.\ WICKES, MONTANA, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 28, 1895. NO. 8 THE Wickes Hotel, Ailekes, Montana. We have recently secured control of this house arid have fitted it up with new fur- niture from top to bottom. I 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- ular board. THE Wickes Wkkes, Montana. CORNER OF ODDITIES. SOME QUEER AND CURIOUS PHASES OF LIFE. Some Strange and Startling Stories of Advetitare Recently Recorded—Read- able Scraps of Anecdote and Incident Reported by Our Exchanges. HE SLENDER lilies nod their heads On either side the the garden -way. And all along the flower -beds 'Pall fox -gloves stand in fair ar- ray: The throstle, in ths pear -tree near. Still carols, as when first we eatne, The same old song he sung last year, An we—we are no more the same. How strong the lilies smell! ..}low neat The ordered rose -beds, rew on row! It's still the scene that seemed so sweet A year ago. A year ago We noticed how that apple -bough Stood out so green against the sky; It's just as fair as ever now; But we are altered—you and I. The days have come between us two, And moved us evermore apart; We cannot, as we used to do, Tell to each other all our heart. Only a year since last we met; But In that year what things have been! We walk, we talk together, yet We cannot bridge the gulf between. All looks unchanged, save we alone; We've drifted into other ways. Time turns the page, the past is gone, And naught restores the vanished days. The flying hours new scenes reveal; We never fancied, you and I, The day could come when we should feel No longer sad to say good -by. In Came Came the Bear. At the hotel which was he•ated at the Upper Geyser Basin. but burned las' winter, there was last summer a big black bear who slept coder the house, and beeame so tame that the guests feu him, and one evening the porters en- ticed him into the hotel office with sugar. He came in, walked through the big lobby, sniffed at the telegraph in- strument as though he understood that It was elleking messages back to the great cities of America, and then walked to the front deer, where he stood or some time gazing out at Old Faithful, and hesitating about his re- turn to the pine woods beyond. This playful prank of the porters was. -how- ever enjoyed more after bruin had gone than while he was in the hotel. The guests who had no fear of him out at the garbage -box or around the grounds of the hotel were somewhat nervous when he took possession of the big lobby, where they were sitting about the big open wood fire, talking about what they would do if a bear should walk Into the hotel. They sat like stat- ues, and Manager Howe, who had fed bruin from his hand outside, felt that this was a closer acquaintance than he desired to cultivate. He thought the bear might next move on the dining - room and play he part of the bull in the china shop. Mr. Haynes., the offi- cial photographer of the park. wet near enough to the doer to lay his hand on bruin. but he did not attempt to get his picture, though he had been waiting years for a bear to .•nme up and sit for his photograph. The kodak enthueiteets were too nervous to eN en press the button and get a snap shot. They all felt more eomfortable when the hear walked out the front door, across the verateila, and out all'OSS the lawn to the pine woods, Manager Howe told the porters that while he wanted to keep on friendly terms with the bear. he did not want him to infringe the rules against dogs teeing allowed in the parlor or 111ffing-ro..m, and a bear, gen- tle and friendly as he might be, could not be Allowed prly lieges not given to the dogs. The bear still heunte the l'p- per Beetle but the hotel which sheltered hen hem been burned, And Mr. hate only a lunch illation there now, but he finds him out at the as rhage box illat as bef\rP An Unpopular alicamore. Ameng the entiteing dieetteeions rhir ing the legislative session at Tellahas- pee was that on a bill of Sullivan'. of ES , •arnbla, providing for the priimpt slaughter of rabid dogs, says Florida Times Union. The reading clerk had just read the title when an old gentle, man, a reprettentatIve front 'Inc of the Interior countivoi, area. , and with great gravity and dignity said \Mr Speak er, I artl OppORell to that bill I sin o p posed to It because I den't see why lets bit doge should i.e killed any nixicko than any other kind of dogs I've got a rabbit dog He ein t muell ”Il looks. but I tell you, when that /log gets on a hot trail In the broom Sella.. And a little biter you hear him v01 , , a piping hi a high key and the yelps getthe feeder and fainter, till by and by ou n jP1.1 hear 'eavi down In the holler, and you go there and you see the little bench legged teller rascal barkine his eves bright and hl s forehead wrinkled with excite ment. under a eartIn tree. Jew get you a long pole and meat is yourn for din- ner \ There watt tirea.hless during this eloquent Rppeell on behalf of the rabbit log. When It had been eert eluded others rose up and paid glowing 'tributes to the qualities of rabbit dogs they owned, until one would have be 'hived that a thingenecessuiry to • man's candidacy for the legislature In the state off Florida is • first-class rabbit deg. The bill by the way, was killed by • large majority. This float Oeald Count In the days past before the beginning of the land speculation in the building of this city Charles 13. Sevier was the fortunate possessor of as fine a speci- men of the Angora goat as could be asked, says the Harriman Press. In fact. its pedigree was longer than that of a Blue -grass racer. When Mr. Sevier was a younger man he obtained teals valuable goat, which he trained in many ways. Then each year the tine wool the goat produced yielded a revenue that was the foundation of his fortune. Mr. Sevier made the goat a regular mathe- matical table; and so trained was the goat that he would send him Into the orchard to procure a dozen sweet lim- ber twigs, and the goat would butt the tree until just twelve nice ripe arples would fall. Then the goat would pick up the apples and put them into a bas- ket and bring them to the house He could send the goat for one or a hun- dred apples. So It was in every:hing. The goat would be sent to feed the horses and told to let them eat just ten stalks of green corn in the field. 'he goat would perform the service and butt the horse away from the eleventh hill! If the goat was in a muddy field and started to go to another he would climb to the top of the fence and wipe the mud off his feet. In this way he did not ab- stract the soil from either Ben Mar - grave's or from Parker's farm onto Charles Sevler's farm. In time the goat became so valuable that Mr. Sevier used to sit on his porch and direct the goat to keep the wheels turning. At last the goat could not digest an empty whisky bottle, and it died. So, after the sad occurrence, Mr. Sevier sold his farm to the East Tennessee Land Company and moved to Harriman, where he now re- sides. He still insists that goats are in. telligent. Prevented from Leaving the Church. The minister of a congregation in an agricultural district was greatly an- noyed Sunday after Sunday by the un- ruly conduct of the junior members of his flock. When any one of the younger representatives of the gentler sex got weary of the evening service she would invariably rise and go out. A moment later her admirer would seize his hat and sheepishly follow her. To such an extent would this course of action pre- vail that by the time the discourse was finished only the old people remained for the conclusion of the service. Mr. Jones concealed his chagrin for several weeks, but at last he firmly resolved to act. A youth grew drowsy .me Sunday evening, and, picking up his hat, stepped into the aisle. But the minis- ters keen eye was upon him, and, to the culprit's dismay, he stopped short In his sermon. \Young man.\ said he, \the girl Who went out last is not the on• you wish to walk home with. Please sit down. After thin when a young woman goes out I will call on the proper young man to take cale of her.\ The minister iesumed his discourse. There was much tittering and consider- able anger, but his sermons were not in- terrupted again. Violent Commotion in Lake Michigan. Glen E. Hatch, assistant engineer of the leeted States Lake Survey, re- turned a few days ago from Batehe- wana Island, isolated and uninhabited, on the north shore of Lake Superior, sixty miles west of this city, says a Sault Ste. Marie special. He reports finding on that island such an upheaval as might have been caused by an earth- quake. Ile nays that the disturbanee was on the south side of the island and affected a strip from 200 to 300 feet wide and about 1,200 feet long. It also ex- tended several hundred feet into the lake, the rocky bottom of whieh was elevated out of the water. On the shore the earth was thrown up into a series of great ridges, trees were torn up by the roota and broken to pieces. while everything visible showed the effete if some mighty force. Mr Hatch is eon- fldent that it was of recent occurrence, the appearance of the broken rocks at the water's edge warranting this con. elusion Roth Equal to the Occasion. A wt.ii-to-do aciitleman ef middle age said to me several days ago. \Do you knew that I had rattier atiell green mete than do almost anything else? My wife says that it demoralizes the ser‘ants to have me do it, but I am iii living for the servant,. \The other day I sat dewn on our back porch with a pan of my favorite vegetables in my lap. and was enjoying myself in great shape, far from the madding erowee 144r my wife had some swell veers. \All ef a sudden I heard a wornan•s VOICP Say 'Oh, I must POP your iit.' back yard; I've heard so much of it ' \Then the window flew open and out peeped two pretty bonneted heads. \I turned mine away, and my site Was equal to the occasion. \ TatrIcke she paid, 'you must re. member to mow that grass before Mr iiomea home.' \ 'Vls. ma'am,' I reellei in toy twat brogue, and all well well -Ex Tightly Swam Hack to the Kittens. Albet - t Stetson. who has been siiperei tending the unloading of the Wash- teinin,..15 telling NI, atorlem sheer the wetter Mese seem the San Flame.,\ Chronicle On the *tea nwr Ha turn there was for a long lIrMe a b111 , 1( eat that was the pet of the seamen When the Saturn Was last In poll she went every day te the deek. where she liad In stalled a litter of kittens among the freight The Saturn left the dock a few days ago on the way to Liverpooi. the mother on hoard The kittens were en the wits if The 51,5 men got about 200 yards away from the pier when the Mother realized that a vatting was talc trig pier.., and that her kitten.' we e r,' ite left 111 atarve If ship din not do some. thing Rsi she sprang Into the cold %Va- lera and swam hack to the wharf. She climbed up a pile, dripping wet, and dashed for her babies. The freight clerks took her and her einem' to th. Washteriaer. whore they have querters In the captain's cabin, THIS BEATS HARVEY. GOLD ADVOCATE 128NOUNCES THE CAUSE AS INFAMOUS. William E. Curtis. the Fad 0011 N. W. - raper Correspondent, Has Lear led that NtIver Is Booming Japan—Time ter l'• to Drop the English Plan. Japan Correspondence of the Chi- cago Record: Although there is a practical illustration of the single sil- ver standard system in national cur rency in Japan, which affords the deep- est interest to every thoughtful man who comes here, I have said very lit- tle on the subject, and that has been only quotations from others, because I wanted to study it from all possible points of view. It should be said in advance for a proper understanding of the situation that Japan attempted to maintain a single gold standard when the government was reformed some twenty years ago and failed. She then tried bimetallism, and theoretically still adheres to that policy, but English speculators carried away all the gold long since, and she is now reduced to paper currency, issuel by the govern- ment, redeemable in silver, and there- fore sharing the depreciation anti fluc- tuation!' which that metal has suffered. When you hold a dollar note of the bnnk of Japan or the national bank, which are two very large financial in- stitutions tinder the auspices of the gt h ernrnent, it is worth just as much a Mexican dollar, which is really standard of value in all Asia. en Japan coined gold it was at par Mexican dollars In all the empire, but the latter coins were at a discount In the English colonies of Hong -Kong and 'Bombay. The speculators of the latter cities would, therefore, bring to Japan tons of Mexican dollars and ex- change them in small quantities in dif- ferent cities of the empire for the na- tive gold coin. They did it 80 secretly and so skillfully that before the pub- lic WAS aware of it Japan had been actually drained of gold and had noth- ing left upon which to base a hi - Metallic eerrency. This trick caused I a ‘ suspension of gold coinage, anti it has I not since been resumed. There Is no gold in circulation, or in the public treasury, or In the banks. You can buy gold coins at the curio dealers, and of the exchange brokers. and they make very pretty cuff -but- tons and bangles for bracelets, but they have ceased to he money and are only regarded as brIc-a-brac. There is very little silver in circulation, but plenty of paper, The Japan coinage is based on the decimal system 'and corresponds with that of the United States. A tin was originally the same as a mill. Ten rin make 1 sen and 100 sen make 1 yen. which used to be as good as a gold American dollar, but is now worth about 51 cents. Therefore, a man who comes here from the United States or Europe with money that Is at par with gold finds his funds almost doubled immediately. The salary of the United States minister. WhIeh 18 $12,000 a year. becomes about 24.0041 yen, because a yen goes just as far in Japan now, ex- cept In the purchase of imported goods, as it die when it was worth a dollar Y011 can get the same amount of food and fltel, you ,ein employ the name amount of labor, buy the game amount of teething, and rents have not in- creased at all. But all foreign mer- chandise IS bought and sold on a gold basis: that is, it has doubled in value. A can of American preservetl meats which rote 76 men it few years ago now cost 1 te yen. An English hat for which you olwe paid 4 yen now coatis S. An English umbrella for which you paid 5 yen coets 10, anti a piano which was worth 500 yen now cants 1.000. The nateral result is A deereese in the sales rot foreign merchandise and an in. rease in the use of done -eel, epeeking as one who (Illea not helleve in silver money. nor In bimetallism unleaa it he universalls adopted and all the nationa of the eat th agree to main- tain the value of silver. I must, never- thelees. admit that It b. the uniform testimony of all concerned that the de- monetization or the white metal bv the repeal of the Bland law In the United State,' and the suspension of coinage in India was a great thing for Jape', It Is a practical queetion here, and all persons interested. Including officials. bank ere merchant s, manufacturers; and eericulturallets the workingmen does not think. so Minn, lw In eluded are anxiouR that the agitation shell 'ontinue indeflnitelv. lest the present proeperity of the empire ter minate k few theoriRta, argnIng from the etarelpoint of what ought to be In Plead of what is. insist title Japan shall join England, 'the Latin l'nbn and the United State, In an Internationel agree ment to maintain a certain parity be tweet) the metals, hut it is by nee mennit a popular idea. They are .•ellege pro reamers minority met - rebore of parlie mtnt. Idle men who think and road a great deal anti do nothing. and others who are entirely withoLt pi - Reties' ex- perience or a knowledge of trade and industrv Most of them have been educated In England anti got their financial notions from reading the Times sad the Economist. The solid, wise men, wilco are govern- ing this empire, my' \No; let the debt- ors and the creditors in Europe and America fight it out. Meantime we will saw wood. The longer England holds to a standard the better 'twill be for, Japan. We have no foreign debt. We owe nothing abroad. Therefore we do not haveleto buy gold to pay interest charges. The Import trade is nearly all in the hands of foreigners, and we don't care how high foreign manufac- tured merchandise is. Cotton, iron and flour will stay down in sympathy with silver, anti it would be a good thing if nothing but raw materiale were im- ported into Japan.\ If the value of gold measured by sil- ver and other commodities continues to rise the manufacturing Industries of Great Britain will be compelled to re- move to silver -using countries or lose their markets. There has already been a very large exodus of cotton manu- facturers from Manchester to India, and I hear of the early transfer of two other large cotton interests from Man- chester to Shanghai. The chief mar- kets of Great Britain are silver coun- tries anti colonies which will insist upon paying silver prices for what they buy as long ati they receive silver wages for their work, or they will make their own goods. Twenty year.. ago, even ten or five years ago, you could get as much for a silver dollar in England as in China or Japan. Now you can get only half as mueh. Gold wages have not fallen In England. Sil- ver wages have not increased in China or Japan. The results of silver labor, however, sell for gold prices when they are shipped abroad. Thus the export trade is stimulated in these countries. anti having to pay twice as much as formerly for foreign merchandise the people stop buying abroad and supply their wants at home, For these reasons you will notice that India, Japan, Mexico and other silver countries are not only much more prosperds at present than the gold countries of Europe, but their domestic Industries are greatly stimulated. In fart, financial and eommercial depres- sion is almost universal except in the eountries I have mentioned, where there is nothing but silver money. Prices in England and the United States have fallen with silver, particu- larly those of exportable products, while In Japan they remain the same. Cotton dells for about one-half what It did live years ago. Silk, which Is cul- tivated with silver wages, brings twice as much. Transportation charges have also fallen. Since silver was demone- tized .Japan not only gets twice as much for her silk but pays only half as much for her cotton anti very much less for freight in taking the one to market anti bringing the other here. While cotton fabrics are cheaper it is Just as profitable to manufacture them in Japan, berates(' the raw material and freights are correspondingly KO. There is no additional eost for food, rent and other necessaries of life. Wheat and flour are selling at less than one-half what they cost in 1875. Sire remains about the manic The price of labor In both hemispheres has remained almost stationary, hut from the Japanese standpoint It has doubled In America anti England, and from the European standpoint it has been reduced one- half in Japan. the increase In cotton manufacturim has been so great in Japan. But it ap- plies in an even greater degree to rice which is another great staple, and it which there is some competition will the southern states of America. Al.. ' of silk fahrlete paper and stationery anti many other manufactured prod ucts. The first cotton mill was erected her in 1863 with 5,456 spindle& In 188 there were sixteen mills with 43,70 4 spindles. In i894 forty-six mills win 505,419 [spindles. There have been sevei new mills with 160,000 spindles alread3 added this year, and several more at' nearing completion, which will brin; the number of spindles up to 711,000 be - fore January 1, 1896. The forty mills in the city of Osak; in 1894 paid an average dividend of per cent. The highest was 28 per cep and the lowest was 8 per cent. Th; difference was due to management. Th yarn mills pay the best. Great Britain and Germany have suf- fered more than the United States fron the result of silver depreeiation, be- cause they have a larger trade abroad anti a more limited market at home and they have not only been the vic- tims of honest competition, but of dis- honorable methods. A certain numbei of people in Japan, like those you fint the world over, are fond of foreigr goods. It is more a matter of vanity than of taste. The rise in the pricer of imported merchandise pinchec them, anti to meet their demand tht local manufacturers took advantage o the situation by imitating standard at , tides that had been brought from leu rape in large quantities. They Molt patterns, forged trademarks, produce< goods of an appearance to deceive Hit public, and sold them at the old prices There was much miserable stuff, bu many of them were wonderful imita tions. This was the severest bloty tha England and Germany have suffered for the quality of the bogus articles, at well as the quantity, has improved b3 experience, and the native mantafae turers have got a permanent hold ,,pot a trade that is very valuable. WILLIAM E. CURTIS. IT WOULD BE A LONG LIST, That Contained the N•mrs of All (hi Mixed Drinks Made In New York. \I wonder,\ said a Frenchman to New York Sun reporter, \that the keep- er!' of American bars, who are so fam- ous for mixed drinks, do not have a printed list of all the potables which they mix, so that men unfamiliar with them would know what to ask for. I mean a list that could he seen at the bar, like the menu at a restaurant Since I came to New YOrk I have In- scribed here upon this leaf of my note book some words of novelty, atnone which you may see, If you will look al it, a flip, a julep, a whisky sour, a cob- bler. a flzz, an eggnog, a sangaree, ; brain -duster, a cup, an alderman's nip a stingo, a cooler, a Smith cocktail. I gin sling, a erusta, a sherbet and t frozen punch; hut I am told that be- sides these peculiar things there are many others made by the New York barkeepers. How can any one unlearn- ed in American l'oncoctIons recall the names of all of them! When you gi intoa restaurant you look over the menu for a long time to see what (Bebe; are upon it, anti then you make up your mind to order 'something you would Take the cotton industry Rs an ex- never have thought of If you had no' ample The Japeneee nulls still pay Seen its name there. An acceptable IS and 20 pen a day for male labor and New York friend, who is now.alas' In R to 10 sen for women. In the United Chicago, onee took me into a saloon. at States the same labor reeeives $1.50 the bar of which he Invited me to a for men arid ets eetitit and $1 for women. drink that WAR very tempting. I have But one Clans Is paid in silver, the other in gold. From it Japanese stand- point the Amerleang pay $3 and $4 for men and $1 7,0 and $2 for women Prom the American etandpoint the Japanese MAY 9 and 10 cents for men and 4 and 6 rents for women. However one looks at it the difference is very wide, hut the fahries they produce sell for the same prices the world over. Therefore, while the outlay of one has doubled, that of the other has been diminished by one-half. The Amerieen sod Etiropeen manu- facturer has to pay the Kamp rent. the same insurance, the game price for fuel, the same interest on borrowed money and the name taxes that he did ten years ago Therefore the difference be- tweee the , eost of production now and then meet .•0111P out of his dividends, Proof Thereof, and onls by ilie most eeonomleal and \Heie he an Item,\ maid Mr. Chug - skillful management ean English and water rw w r ho ., w abo as u l t oo a k m in a g n A met - lean matiliftteturers survive. On ing Pa over r at h f i e s il m f o ro r : It.' other hand. the Japaneee manu- the thirteenth floor of it skyscraper the fat -hirer has Ruffered no increase in other day.\ fixed cherges or in the coat of labor \IMI it kill him , ' naked Mrs. Chug - and gets double priees for his product,' wiste: i W heree d hee d 5 ve larer cent dividd i en s I him' iie never knew what hitr; then he dreier-ea 10 per cent dividend's hint now The only diaadyantage he suit 'I might have known it,\ rejoined fens is the enhanced rest of new ma Mrs Chugsvater, rubbing her misa chinery. hut the gold vellie Of ma thoughtfully. \Thirteen IR Snell en Itrk rhinery has fallen with the decline of lucky number!\ silver, at, that his mill and plant do not represent more than two thirties of the investment that would have been re quired ten year,' ago wanted many times to get It again. but BS I am unable to recall its name I do not know what to ask for When I told the barkeeper its color and other pecu- liarities. he said his compositione were very numeroun. but he would fix some- thing for nit', which. however, I found to lie very dissagreeable If he had been elite to show me a list of all the tnixeh unit bum prepared at his bar. I am sere I mild have picked out that one of them which heti previously given me satisfaetion Print it in your paper that the barkeeper Omit hang np a list of his specialties. for the Instruction of stu- dious strangere. who cannot he expected to iemember tepee hundred,' of words by width American mixed drinks are designated In New York •• The 'Intim\! and Irreeletible result of all this is to attract capital into bush nese!. Old mills are being enlarged at.d new on.. built The outwit increases competition lowers prices, and the man who Is working on it gold basis euffere more and more. This explains why N: ('uns% for Alarm Mistress— Bridget. how many police- men did you have in the kitchen last night' Bridget (modestly)—Only NAT,. mum. Mistress- Couldn't you indliee one of them to stay all night? Von know I'm afraid of burglars Bridget (brightening) -Rita alsY s mum; three uv 'em shiapes hem Mot- lar.—Jodge. 1

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