The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, October 05, 1895, Image 1

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•11 VOL. I. WICKES PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to 1.\ WICKES, MONTANA, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 5, 1895. NO. .9 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: $1.5 Per Day. Special terms made to those desiring reg- War board. • THE Wickes = - - Hotel. Wickes, Montana. AUTOMATIC 110CTOR. DROP PENNY IN SLOT AND GET PRESCRIPTION. The Latest Thing In London—The Ma- chine Tells You What Medicine to Buy for Ordinary livery -Day Ali- ment*. ICKEL - in - the - slot machines have been applied to many novel uses, but the queerest of all these catch- penny contriv- ances is one that gives you a pre- scription if you are sick and need one. These auto- matic doctors are at English origin, and at the present time may be found on street corners in many parts of London. They are made of wood to the like- ness of a man, and are about half the size of the American cigar store in. titan. He is unlike the Bannock In- dian, however, in that he is full of holes. All over the body, head and limbs of the figure are slots for the re- ception of the penny fee charged for the prescription, and beneath the slot is the usual opening, from which the prescription issues after the penny has got in its final work. These automatons are the property ot` the London Automatic Prescription Company, an incorporated concern which has among Its shareholders not a few of the foremost physicians in London. At first a very few of the automatons were pat out by way of experiment, and the mistake was made of . placing them in the fashionable promenades, such as Rotten Row, Pet- ticoat Lane and portions of the Strand. Here the swell chapples whetted their curiosity for a time by dropping pen- nies In the slots, and then the wooden physicians got to be a colossal joke In a short time, however, the autom- atons were removed to the White - chapel district, where they met with a generous patronage from the poorer classes. Of course, these figures do not dispense medicines, as there would be an insurmountable obstacle in the law. The prescription given by the figure for a penny is a good one, generally pre- scribing the standard remedy • for or- dinary Ills, such as toothache, earache, headache, etc. Then there are antisep tic dressings for cuts and liniments for bruises, tonic for the hair and salvee for corns and bunions. In each case the prescription bears the name and business address of the apothecary whose shop is nearest to the automa- ton. DO HORSES WEEP? • Well-Anthenticated Case Troves That They Do. Do horses weep? is a question dis- cussed by the Admiralty and Horse Guards Gazette. It tells us that there is a well authenticated case of a horse's weeping during the Crimean war. On the advance to the heights of Alma, a battery of artillery became ex- posed to the fire of a concealed Rusliiiiih battery, and in the course of a few min- utes it was nearly destroyed, men and horses killed and wounded, guns dis- mounted and limbers broken. A soli- tary horse, which had apparently es- caped unhurt, was observed standing with fixed gaze upon an object close be - side hint: this turned out to be his late maswr. quite dead. The poor animal, when a trooper was dispatched to re- cover him, was found with copious tears flowing from his eyes; and it was only by main force that he could be dragged sway from the spot, and his unearthly cries to get back to his master were heartrending. Apropos of the intense love that cavalry horses have for music, a correspondent of the Gazette writes that when the Sixth Dragoons recently changed their quarters a mare belong- ing to one of the troopers was taken so ill as to be unable to proceed on the journey the following morning Two days later another detachment of the Same regiment, accompanied by the band, arrived The sick mare was in a loose box. but hearing the martial strains, kicked a hole through the side of her box. and making tier way through the shop of a tradesman, took tier place in the troop before she Was aerored anti brought took to the Me- ttle. limit the excitement had proved too great. and the mithaeouent exhaus- tion proved fatal The II:orruttnle\e The steamer Germanic. of the White Sear line, has made 422 paseistgeft acTOSR the Atlantic, traveling a (II8fanee of more than 1,500.000 miles :the has \tot had a met of new engine put In to take the. place of those which were new when she wae. In After IRIontner• In 1310 11 ,1 The reiventt of bloomers has caused an old law to he dug up in Georgia, which prohibits men from wearing ,ome'n's dream' and women from wearing men's Sloth es. LIVES ON ELM TREES. Ravage* of a Lisette That Is Destroytag the Elms of New England. The advance of elm -leaf beetles Into New England has beep extremely rapid, says the Springfield Republican. About a fortnight ago they were reported in full force in several towns in Connecti- cut and western Massachusetts. Stam- ford, Milford, Bridgeport and other towns along Long Island sound have been ravaged, and from New Haven they have come up the valley and are in Hartford as well as in this eity. The damage done in the famous elms of New Haven, the elm city, is melan- choly to contemplate. The trees are as brown as in the last of fall, and no worts has yet been done to stop the despoilment. Last week the city coun- cil determined to take measures against the pest. Most of the mischief for this year had been done and that will be the case almost everywhere. A few weeks ago the state agricultural school at Mansfield, Conn., published full di- rections for the meeting of the elm - leaf beetle at the outset. Professor C. D. Woods said: - The easiest way to destroy the bee- tles and prevent to a considerable ex- tent their ravages another season is to treat the ground around the base of the trees for a distance of several yards with strong kerosene emulsion. This will not hels the trees this season, but if all the pupae at the surface of the ground are destroyed, and if this is done under all the trees in a given town, there will be no beetles to lay eggs next season. The kerosene emul- sion IS best prepared in this way: Soft soap, one quart; Verosene, one pint: water, six quarts. Warm the soap until it becomes liquefied. Remove from near fire, add the kerosene and agitate rapidly with a force pump for five or ten minutes until it becomes a homogeneous creamy mass from which the kerosene will not separate On stand- ing. Add the water and thoroughly mix, when the emulsion will have the appearance of milk. This should be ap- plied near the trees at two or three different times in sufficient quantittes to thoroughly saurate the surface of the. ground. A force pump with spraying nozzle, or a watering pot with nose can be used to apply the 'emulsion.\ He Had Traveled. A Windham county (Conn.) man, who rounded out 75 years of his life without going more than twenty miles front his birthplace, was one day an- swering the questions of a distin- guished western visitor, who had come on to the old farm from far beyond the Mississippi valley to learn of the child- hood of his father and mother, who were born in Windham county. The old native gave the westerner just the details the latter was seeking. \And I suppose you have always lives around here,\ said the man frlm be- yond the Mississippi. \Oh. no,\ replied tie native, \I was born two miles from Pier...\ A Buffalo Itorror. By the upsetting of a steam yacht In the harbor at Buffalo, N. Y., nine peo- ple were drowned, all but two of whom were business men of the city. The craft keeled over while turning around. NOTES OF' THE DAY. London Is now listening to Signot Fabozzi, a Neapolitan pianist, born blind. In 1897 Canada will celebrate tts 400th anniversary of the landing of Se bastian Cabot. Georgia hail a quiet. harmless Severe., Day believer in the chain gang for year for working on Sunday. Tom Eck and John S. Johnson are talking about getting up a big profes- sional race meeting in Minneapolis. The building of loome in !Amen was I begun nearly seventy years ago. and I has been continued ever since without interruption. A typesetting machine that can set 50,000 ems an hour has been invented by Father Celendoll, a Sicilian Dom- inician monk. Bicyclists - must first learn tel ride fairly well before they are annwed to use their wheels in the p»blIc streets of Russian cities. Admiral Meade. who retired, only lately, after 9 long, active service ho the national navy, takes a great deal of comfort In his wheel. A Portsmouth, N. It 114ryman failed for $12,000 the oties day. He says bicycles ruined the loisinesa. for three years ago tie WRR worth $40,000. Arthur Gardiner. the apoedy Chicago t't list, who has beaten liald and other class ii ien in open ra , es recently, rides a a heel geared to seventy -all it, hes Mallow cev a well ',bloated and ladylike Salvationlat. has been aent to tail for thirty lays for \disturbing the peace of Colorado Springs by open sir meetings Springfield. Matta Intends having aornothing big in the way of profee alonal races St It. fall meet Sixteen hundred dollars has been appropriated for four professional events As a result of the legialation adopted ROMP time ego by the 1, A W . exclud- ing the negro from melee - ship in the leagee, a nntIonal organization of eol- ored wheelmen will soon be organized LAWYERS FOR GOLD. WHEN MADE LEGISLATORS, JUDGES, OR OFFICIALS. Arc True t0 Their Old Masterg, (h lorporalloom, anti lit. (tight Along it.,.,, for. to Step Down Audi Out. The Representative: The infamies perpetrated by the corporations are aided by the corporation lawyer, and the fact that he becomes a legislator, a judge, or hold's buy other government position, does not in any degree absolve , him from his allegiance to the corpora- tion. \There is.\ says the Chicago Weekly Sentinel, - scarcely an instance of misrule or of injustice to the common people, while conferring favors upon the rich, that cannot be traced directly c to or t p h o e ra n t i on a chi l n a a w t 3 lo e n r. s .. and , intrigue of the Corporations are veritable govern- ments, deriving their powers from gov- ernments formed by the people, usurp- ing the power of the civil government anti avoiding responsibility and punish- ment, no matter what the controversy, by always having \a friend at court,\ or a paid servant, or both, in the person of the corporation lawyer'. The government is poor, can raise money only by taxation; corporations are rich, can riay their hired servants princely sums. Every attorney regards it as his first great duty to provide for the payment of his fee. He will take any case, or any side of a case, provided his fee is forthcoming. A man may be a mighty poor lawyer, but he is always a good fee -taker. Nobody ever knew a lawyer to refuse any part of a fee offered him. Now, take a lawyer who has spent half of his life working for the man or corporation that will pay him the biggest fee, instead of studying ques- tions of right and wrong that affect the welfare of his fellow man, and he is mighty poor material to make a disin- terested, unselfish, patriotic statesman of. Ten chances to one he will keep right on taking fees from the most gen- erous fee -giver. Uncle Sam pays a lawyer $5,000 a year for his services as United States senator. His old master, a certain rail- road corporation e in whose employ he may yet continue secretly, can pay him $50,000 for his vote on an important measure, and make money by the op- eration. Can the conscience of the av- erage corporation lawyer stand such a strain? Uncle Sam pays his president $50,000 a year. A money syndicate, or corpora- tion of bankers, if you please, can pay him $1,000,000 to force a big bond issue. and make for them $10,000,000 clear by the operation. Could a man accustomed all his life to taking fees from corpora- tions, and trying to make the wrong side of questions appear right, resist such a temptation? A man accustomed all his life to re- gard his fee as the most Important feature of any transaction is a danger - OUR man to represent the interests of the common people, who are unable to back up a small salary with extra fees and perquisites. And yet it is just that class of men who get into office. especially Inuslegis- lative halls, elected by the aid of corpo- rations, to do the dfrxy work of corpo- rations. couraged every man to believe that he has a perfect right to demand gold for any government obligation. Mr. Car- lisle has instated on paying out gold on paper that specifically states that it represents gold or silver, and he pays out gold on other paper whose face calls for silver. Mr. Cleveland and his abettors say that it is necessary to pay every obligation in gold upon the de- mand of foreigners. They insist further- more that there is an- abundance of gold as a basis for all the paper and silver obligations that are now being used. The man who believes the truth of these statements naturally expects that he can go to a bank and demand gold for any money he earns. Whether this Kansas pensioner really believed the story he had heard that it would be a robbery of the soldiers to reinonetize silver and pay the government pen- sioners in silver dollars, or whether he wanted to prove that those who thug talked were liars, he tried the experi- ment and found that the \honest moneys was not on hand to pay his pension. Here is a practical les' of the honesty of the \honest money\ scheme. If the Pensions of the soleness alone were to be paid each quarter in gold two-thirds of the 'banks of the country would have to shut their doors and go out of business. Let the people demand the gold for every day 'business purposes and the bankers would be the most eager people in the country for l 'a double standard. We doubt if there is a bank in Rich- mond that could pay its obligations for three days with gold alone. There Is nothing that more clearly demonstrates the dishonesty of these advocates of a single standard. This pensioner had a perfect right to de- mand payment in gold, and if he hsd been dealing with honest men he wound have received his demand. These old - bug papers tell us that the poor man wants the very best money for his services, but when he goes to a bank anti demands that he shall be paid in gold he is driven out of the bank. A home or foreign banker can, how- ever, send to the United States Treas- ury a silver certificate, which the bank- er says is worth only fifty cents on the dollar, and get dollar for dollar in gold. When one who knows anything of money hears one of these goldbugs talk about the abundance of gold fer all commercial purposes and EPPS with what tenacity the banks sling to it and knows that there is not enough in the banks to pay the eoldiers* pensions alone the thought cannot be kept back — \what liars these goldbug mortals be.\ Richmond, Va., Star. You can count on your fingers the names of every 'congressman and U. S. enator who was, prior to his election, Tsether a corporation attorney nor an officer, director or stockholder in it na- tional bank. Nearly every cabinet officer since the days of Lincoln has been a corporation lawyer. Every president since Grant has been a corporation lawyer. Every federal judge of the present day, with scarcely an exception. has been a corporation lawyer. Shiram, who went over to the million- aires with the casting vote on the In- come tax, was ft corporation lawyer. Olney, the new secretary of state. won . hts appointment through hie devotion to the Interests of corporations less than a year ago the new attorney general. has long been the head of a firm of corporation lawyers. and announces that business In his interoct will still be transacted at Itlo Oki Stand Chauncey Depew gets $intr.000 5 year AA attorney for it single , orporatIon. and the man whom he is \aching for prefildent wouldn't stand the ghost if etiam-e for renonlimitIon were It not for his past services as attorney for railroad corporations. With the exe , Wive. judicial and leg tinnily , . bran , hes of run goveftlIOPTI. under the management of corporation lawyers, IS It ns W011,frr that our law' are passed. interpreted and expented In the interest of corporation*, and to the great detriment of t to , common p/so pl.' • There is little hope for gentilne po iltioal reform moll the corporation law yor Is made to step 4town and mit tWahmiest Money. 'Ac publish elsewhere the story a 3 pensioner of the government living the State of Kansas who d ded h money la geld The goldbuss have eat hard on Cleveland. The law said that import duties interest on the bonds should be paid in ''Coin The \ law said that import duties shoula be paid in \Coln \ The scheme of the law was that the import duties should supply the coin needed to pay the interest on the bonds. If this law were carried out, we would always be flush of coin, and bond issuee could not be forced. But Cleveland says that coin, at the Custom House, means either silver or Therefore the Wall Streeters pay the import duties in silver. At the treasury, Cleveland says the gold. coin means gold. Therefore the Wall Streetere get gold In this adroit way Cleveland plasm Into the hands of the Wail Streeters, and they (-Mott the tax payers both ways. 1)0 you believe that Cleveland pros- titutes public policy to the Wall Street syndicates iireetly! ID thin way withoet being paid for it—either directly or In ,- Never In the world A eorrupter ruler than Cleveland hag never hell the reins of our Government Ilk enornioes wealth. giuldenit piled up during the last four years, cannot be explained upon any other idea than that he has been a secret partner in the infamous deals he tuts allowed Wall Street to Make at the expenae of :he people. What will be the next move, after the rattlers have got all the bonds they want? The retirement of the tireenbaelq The paper money of the Government Is to he destroyed, anti the monopoly of Issuing currency and of controlling Its volume Is to be handed over to the national bankers. Silver will he token nioney only; gold will be the money of reserves and final payment. bank notea will be the currency of the 1)1114111eRS world. rind the national bank monopoly will set their own price upts that Take a broad slow of the tendency of eventk anti Re.. If this isn't the situation litch threatens us tat The nation's feed}, revonneg nil t gsse a to the Wall Street nyndi cotes hr flIonfIll of bonds 2nd The !lettere' private revenues put at the mercy of the Wall Street sv ndiratett by meting of the transporta lion taxes levied by the' railroads and the taxes levied on the medium of ex- change by the National Rank monop- oly — - Greased the Wrong End. An old gentleman. before getting into an express at Euston, tipped the guard and said. \I wish you would make sure of catching the 11:45 at Crewe.\ The guard goes to the engine -driver, who has been a witness of the tipping business, and says: \Here Billy, this gentleman wants to catch the 11:45 at Crewe.\ They arrived at Crewe just in time to see 11 45 leaving the station. Old gentleman, In a rage, to the driver: \Weren't you told to catch the II:45?\ Impassive driver, with a solemn wink: \Yes sir; but you greased the wrong end of the train.\ Our old friend will tip the' driver next time he wants to travel unusually fast—London Answers. 'Unexpected. He had been trying to inipress upon the children in the school, ie the capac- ity of a temperance lecturer, that though it was right and proper to re- lieve suffering and poverty, it was much better to find out the cause of It all—drink, of course --and remove that and so with everything. \Now.\ maid he, \suppose your father one morning came downstairs and on going to the cellar found it flooded; what would he do first? Would he be- gin bailing the water out-? \No! of course not.\ \Now what would be the first thing he would do?\ After a short silence, a shrill, piping voice cried out: \Why he'd carry on awful!\--Ez. The Offending Sty.. Mr. Huff (hotly) Sir, if you do not quit storing at my wife. I will pull your nose! Mr. Gouff—Better pull out my glass eye; that's the offending member. - Texas Siftings. At.oututind1t1. \I believe that absentmindedne-s is a Sort of insanity.\ declared Mr Hogga as he walked down town with his friend Beggs. \The extraordinary freaks 01 persons afflicted with it cannot be ac. counted for on any other reasonable hy- pothesis. Now, there is Fogg, who hat worn glasses for ten tears and can't EN) ten feet ahead of him. walked clear down to his office the other day before he discovered that he had left his glasses at home. That must be tem-\' porary suspension of intelligence.\ Boggs started to bite off the end of a cigar \By gum.\ he exclaimed. \I left my false teeth on the washstand!\—Sap , Francisco Post Ni. Heaton to Speak Of. DIldf.b• Canesocker W , .111 Int() R res- tattrant on liroadway and gave an or- der for some fried calf brains After he had waited itiTTIOSI half an holly. Dudely sold to the waiter \'Well what about the calf brains\ The wallet' shook his head and intimated that the outlook was gloomy. \What is the matter with my brains?\ \There ain't artiy. that's all.\ replied the waiter, looking at Duarly sadly. Let It newt Jonesy caine horn.' very late the other night, anti his wife found a stisplelonf lump of chalk in his pm ket \1 wise you'd give lip those horrid bit tiara! , te a t seep toe out BO late.,\ she ob- served. \and take a longer rest\ \My dearsh,\ he replied, huilelly. \/ took the longest reaht there was ael then I eouldn't see the halt when tried to strike It.\ --Ex. — no. Customer (looking at Helot They look to me joat alike. but you say one le ninety eight 'ents and the other One dollar and ten ePTIDI. Now what is the difference' Clerk Iblandly) Twelve cents. — — '(elected Wit Hoill Never shall I forgot tit* time when I firet drew thin sword. Chorus - When was that? Host At a raffle. - Firefly. A I hear that your friend X has gone to Smith America. Was it upOtii hla phytdrian's adviee' B. No; hie lawyer's Tid-lina The slimmer girl Is great on changing her suit She gone seaward with die. monds and returns home with hearts,— Yonkers Statesman. Relic Mr Jolyer is Reek a nice man. tie said I had a voice like a bird. Nell - Yea, he told me you sang like al OWL Philadelphia Reoord. us

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