The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, October 12, 1895, Image 1

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artity\ • WICKES PIONEER. VOL. 1. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to 1.\ WICKES, MONTANA, SATTJRDAY, OCTOBER 12,1895. • NO. 10 THE Wickes Hotel, rickes, 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 Erst class meal can be had for 50c. RATES: $1.50 Per Day. Special terms made to those desiring reg- ular board. THE Wicke Hotel. Wickes, ',WILE BLITE CAP. WAS paying a visit to my friends, the Durands. They were a friendly, plain hying couple who lived in a manufac- turing town in Ohio, near the banks of the river, in a great cottage, a mere bird's nest, almost hidden by wisteria and Virginia creeper. Durand's hands bore the marks of honest toil, for he had been a locksmith in his youth, and had by industry and economy raised himself steadily until he became the proprietor of quite a thrifty business, and secured a compe- tency for his old age. His wife, a quiet, gentle creature, worshipped her hus- band, and both of them wore on their faces an expression of serenity which betokened ease of conscience and a life of peace. Durand was approaching sixty years of age, and his wife must have been fifty, yet, in spite of their wrinkles and gray hafts, these two treated each other with an affectionate deference which was a pleasure to behold. While we were engaged in conversa- tion just before dinner, Durand rose and opened a drawer to take out some trifle which he wished to show to me. While he was turning over the contents of the drawer, it chanced that a tittle cap, such as might have been worn by a doll, or fib infant, fell to the floor. I picked it up, and noticed that it was made of coarse blue linen, with bits of twine instead of ribbons. As I handed it to hitt', I said gayly: \Are you preparing a baby basket, Mr. Durand?\ I had no sooner spoken than I re- gretted it, for I recollected at that mo- ment having heard that the only shadow on my friend's life was the fact of their union being a childless one. For a minute Durand made no reply, but looked at the little cap affection- ately then as he laid irearefully away again, he said, in a tone or seriousness: \That is a souvenir, and I will tell you how it came into my possession. When I was fourteen years old. I was working in a large factory, and I had a companion, of the same age as my- self, who, on account of his ugly fea- tures, we nick -named Monkey -face. He was 'a sly, mischievous urchin very fond of playing boyish pranks, but a jolly little chap, and full of pluck. Hg was so lazy that he would have been talsned out of the factory had it not been for the indulgence of the superintendent, who had been a friend of his father, and took an interest in the boy for the sake of his dead comrade. Monkey -face was an orphan, and the only relative he had ever known was the woman who brought him up, a cousin of his mother. This woman. Mrs. Bolton, was a rude creature, who maintained herself by keeping two or three mechanics as boarders. Her affection for her young charge was manifested only by blows. I WILL KEEP HER MYSELF. Perhaps if he had known a parent's love he would have been less perverse. 'Dile afternoon. the lad took it into his head to run away from the factory. and go vagabonding about with a gang of idle urchins like himself. As they were coining slowly home after night- fall, they heard, to their astonishment, the cry of an infant The imoland seemed to Issue from a long, dirty alley, which opened on the street, and at the other end of which was a dimly flickering temp After a short consultation, the street boys ventured softly into the alley, and one of them espied, beside an aah barrel, a little loindle of rags which struggled and wailed He FinIZ•41 bold Of it. and the whole part) dashed toward the thoroughfare. triumphant. stopping under a lamp to examine their capture It proved to he a baby girl a few weeks old. wrapped up in coarse attire, a poor little Innecent whom a wretched. perhaps desperate, mother had abantioned to the eharit) of sttag ergs ..'' A council Was held to decide wt i at should he done with the booty, and the young captors gave free play to their M ontana. mhichleyoutt imagines i(111A (Inc wanted to put the baby bark where they had found it, another. to hide it man empty prune box, which stood at a grocer's door, a third proposed to climb up a second story balcon) AVM leave the Youngster there. and how astonished the people would be next day! But CARLISLE'S AXIOMS. Moukey-facc sceated all these ideas, and declared that the baby must be taken to a - foundling asylum. \Monkey -face's decision was hailed with enthusiasms and he claimed the right to carry the treasure-trove in con- sideration of his sensrule suggestion. \ 'Give me the kid,' he said. The baby had all this time been screaming piteously, but it stopped suddenly when Monkey -face took hold of it, and, while he walked along with an air of triumph, it fixed its great blue eves 'upon his ugly face and smiled, at the earns time stretching its tiny hands out as If to caress him. 'She is laughing!' cried the boy in delight; 'see how she looks at me!' \Then a new impulse seized him. \ 'I will not take her to the foundling asylum,' he cried. '1 will keep her my- self.' \His companions protested indig- nantly, but in vain, for, as they well knew, Monkey -face had at the end of each arm an argument so strong that ii would be useless, as well as unsafe, to oppose his wishes. - When he reached home with his harden, Mrs. Bolton exclaimed, furi- ously: \ 'Do you think I have not enough to do to fill your mouth, you lazy imp? Take that brat to the police -station -- quick now!' Swat! buff! A box on each ear showed the boy that she was Sn earnest, and he fled from the house. - That night he did not return, anti the next morning he was in the factory as soon as it opened, for the first time in his life. '\Mr. George,' he said timidly to the superintendent, 'how much will you pay we if I work hard all day?' \'1 have already told you, twenty- five cents,' answered the man in sur- prise; and Monkey -face worked inde- fatigably until night. The superin- tendent, amazed anti delighted at the change, paid the boy for his work and even gave him a dime in advance, at his urgent request, as he said he nestled it. \That night Monkey -face was again absent from his home: and his cousin , Mrs. Bolton, went to the factory the next evening, lay in wait for hint anti dragged him home in spite of his strug- gles, administering a thrashing on the way. But it was no use; as soon as the. old woman turned her back to prepare supper. the boy slipped out of the house anti did not return. \The factory superintendent havirts . been Informed of the state of allaiat made up his mind to settle the matter at once, by finding out where Monkey - face spent his nights, And for this pur- pose watched the lad as he left the fac- tory. Mr. George, in company with one of the workmen followed the wan- derer at a short distance, and observel him enter a bakery and buy a couple of rolls; next he went into a grocery, and came out carrying a bottle of milk, anti then turned his steps toward a lonely, deserted quarter, near the river. Sud- denly his followers saw him plunge into an alley; the place having no lamps was as dark as an oven, but Monkes- face was dimly visible as he stopped before a paling, fronting a deserted cabin. The next minute he had scaled It with the agility of the animal which was his .namesake, anti petered the cabin. \The two men, determined to discover his hiding place. waited a few minutes, and then cautiotatly followed him. and saw him seated on the floor of the wretched hut, which was Illuminated by a tallow candle stuck against the Wall. He was seated on the floor, and gravely pouring milk into a nursing bottle, and In a corner, on a bed of dried leaves, a baby was sleeping soundly, wrapped tip in an old blanket. \Monkey -face transformed into a nurse! 'What the dickens are you doing here?' asked the superintendent. throw- ing open the door of the cabin sudden- ly; and the boy, startled at first by the inilatution. soon recovered himself and answered slowly: \ 'Haven't I got a right to have a little sister?' \Then after a pause, he added grand ly, 'I earn twenty-five cents a day. That is enough for us both, and we don't ask any one for anything. Here are the roots I intend for my own supper.' \ The narrator paused, smiled roftfy, and added: \The next day the owner of the fac- tory. being Informed of the matter. raised my pay to three dollars a week Just double.\ \What?\ I cried. 'It Was oil ''Ah, I have betrayed myself.'' eald Durand. \Yes. I was the young rascal who was in a fair wa) to beeome an Idle vagabond. and, thanks. to the bite' eyes of that little girl. I becanie a good Work 11111n and afterward set up for my [self in teisinese. Now. you enderidand wh) I kept that little blue cap. mhe hail It nn WIwn found her.\ \Aml what has bet ono) of her\ - I remedy sulked The till man nay, ereil \We have never parted \ Thee smiling, he looked at his wife and Folded: \ilaVP we. my dear 7\ She smiled in returfl. but her ,','ea were moist as stet looked at him. Ad under her eyelid» I saw a tee- rutty glistening The school children of lielaw. re have, by vote, melee ted the pearl) blos- som AN the floral etnblorn of th e sta te THOUGHT HE WOULD KILL THE SILVER CAUSE. But Like Moswell II. Bore- Ile lona Against is Snag — Silver - Mat lard l'onntries the Most Prosperous—I rots other A. k..11. Mr. Carlisle in one of his speeches delivered himself of five so-called axioms, which the gold press In the vast is circulating as something pro- found and unanswerable. They are as follows: 1. There is not a free -coinage coun- try in the world to -day that is not on a silver basis. 2. There is not a gold -standard coun- try in the world to -day that does not use silver money along with gold. 3. There is not a silver - standard 'Country in the world to -day that uses any gold along with silver. 4. There is not a silver -standard country in the world today that has more than one-third the per capita cir- culation that the United States hass 5. There is not a silver -standard country in the world to -day where the laboring man receives fair pay for his day's work. We will offset these five with‘six others: 1. There is not one free -coinage country in the world to -day that is not enjoying unexampled prosperity, the only drawback being a foreign debt contracted on a gold basis. 2. There is not a gold -standard country In the world to -day the prop- erty of which has not shrunken In value from 35 to 60 per cent during the past twenty-one years; not one in which there is not unexampled de- pression, distress and sorrow. 3. There is not a silver -standard country in the world to -day that has any need of gold money except to set- tle foreign balances, and there is not a gold -standard country In all the world to -day that the bulk of all gold Is not locked up in the treasury or banks, and the people are suffering from \sound money\ asphyxia. 4. There is not a silver -standard country to -day where there are any idle deposits lying In the banks, all the money being in active circulation, and drawing large interest, and the cis - relation per capita of real money is just about what it is in Mexico,. nearly all the money of ultimate redemption being hid away in the vaults of the treasury or national banks. 5. There is not a silver -standard country In the . world to -day where the laboring man is not receiving full pay and more work than he ever received before. And there is not a gold coun- try in the world to -day where a yard proportion of the people are not idle, and where the wages are above the rates of 1849, except where they have. been maintained by the stubborn per- sistence of labor unions. 6. There is not a silver -standard country in the world today where the people are not doing better than ever before. And there Is not a gold -stand- ard country In the world to -day where the people are not In more distresa and suffering more loss and apprehen- sion than ever before. --Salt Lake City Tribune, Rep. THAT BOYCOTT. Sovereign Not the First to T•hoo Bank Paper. \The American people do not want a 50 -cent dollar\ Is a favorite assertion of the gold standard advocate. \I thank thee. Jew, for teaching me that word.\ The Am‘rican people do not want a 50 -cent dollar and the great struggle now going on between them and organized greed bears evidence of the fact. They are rapidly (Uncovering, too, what a real \10 -cent dollar\ IR and why they do not want it. In the re- cent controversy between the water company in Denver and the citizens many of the latter attempted to tender the compan) payment for water ser- vice, but everyone offering national bank bills was told that such currency was not legal tender In every ease the company refused it anti the liaizen WAS fOrred to exchange the bills for some other Sintln of eurrency. When silver was offered it was not returie(I. It this way many peeple, for the first time, understood that national bank hills were not legal tender. Recently In Indianapolis a gentleman tendered the Capitol National bank of that city one of it own bllie and asked that he he given gold In exchange Ile was Informed that the bank did not give gold In exehminge for its notes. Three other banks were tried and each re- tuned to make the exchange either for the hank 1)111 or for a hunared dolla r greenbeek and the man was informed by Mr Inn I' Frenzel, president of 'he Merchants' National hank, that not a hank In Indianapolis would pa) out gold In redemption of any kind of paper funnel Hem e tneti us the real, art lifil \'SO -Cent dollar.\ of which we have heard so much. That dollar Is the national bank note That dollar Is not legal tender. That dollar Is repudiated hy Its own Mai,\' Thal dollar will not pity debt unless the creditor chooses to reeelve it; y.stile she poor, despised and much villified silver dollar is a legal tender, and will pay all debts (except those protected by that infant Otis clause originated by Its enemies, \unless otherwise stipulated in the con- tract\) owed by the people of the United States. For this reason the people desire it and demand that it shall be furnished them in ample quantit) and also de- mand that the infamous exception clause be abolished. The people not only \know a good thing when they see It,\ but they also know a poor thing, anti are fast discovering how poor a thing the 50 -cent dollar national bank note is, and how staid a thtng they have when they possess an an. limit.' ' legal tender silver dollar. BIMETALLIC. EH? Queer Bimetallist,. Are Those }Cest•r.. Gold Bugs. New York Special. --Charles H. Jones, chairman of the resolution com- mittee of the democratic national committee of 1892. sends the following concerning the resolution on gold and silver, about which a controversy has arisen: I was chairman of the com- mittee on resolutions and also of' the sub-comnilttee that framed the demo- cratic platform of 1892. Mr. Patterson's statement of the conflict in the com- mittee room, as described In the news- papers, is substantially correct. The moneit plank at first submitted was it straightout bimetallic plank declaring for the free coinage of gold and silver on equal terms. It was discussed seven hours, and repeatedly amended and re- cast. Patterson and Senator Daniel of Virginia led the contest for the inser- tion of the words \free coinage of sil- ver.\. Senators Vitae anti MacPherson led the fight against the use of these words, butt not on the ground that they were opposed to the use of silver. They declared over and over again that they were just as good bimetallists and just as friendly to silver as Patterson anti Daniel. They said their objection to the words \free eoinage\ was simply that they had a special meaning in cer- tain parts of the country that would be misleading. Atkins of Tennessee in- troduced the compromise resolution that was adopted after being modified. Patterson and Daniel fought it to the end and voted against it when it was put to a vote. I recall the fact made in the final discussion. Senator Vitas read tht• plank as it now stands to Pat- terson, dwelling with strong emphasis on the first clause, and asked Patternoil how it differed essentially from his de- mand for free coinage. Every member of the sub-cominittee claimed to be in favor of genuine binietallism. If Viias or MacPherson or Bayard had admitted that the resolution could be interpreted to mean gold monometallism it, could not have passed the sub -committee or the general committee of the conven- tion. All three of these bodies sup- posed real bimetalliern WAN being in- dorsed when this resolution was adopted. tisane roe Fast. lion. J C. Sibley was In Washington last Friday en route home from North Carolina. He indignantly denounced the statement that the sentiment for free coinage is dying out. \It is ridic- ulous,\ he said. \Far from dying out, if there is anything the matter with it, It is gni)) ins too fast; It is growing faster than we tam organize. The peo- ple do not need etincation on the sub- ject; they have heen educated to make the country overwhelmingly for the free coinage of silver at 16 to 1: but what is needed Is organization. I am satisfied that if We COIlld get a vote di- rectly on that question. without refer- ence to anything else, we could carry both New York anti Pennsylvania for free silver by a large majority.\ Mr. Sibley will make a few speeches in his own state and then go to Kentucky to take part in the gubernatorial fight there. ---Nat tonal Watchman. Wom•nr. Faith In menkte.r. Surely, woman's ingenult) is tin - equaled. Witness the way she takes care of her key at the summer hotel or boarding house. When a man takes up his abode at nuch a place he higs luis key around with him. or leaves It at the effieR, and In alinottt any event he as likely as not loses it But woman has discovered a new anti sure way of disporting of the article She doesn't lumber lip her pockets with it,, neither doe.' she leave It at the office, and rare- ly. Indeed, does she lose it. Her almost Invariable habil is to thrust it under the strip of matting or carpet entering the entry before her chamber door. where It Is supposed to repose in peace and tutfety. This, too, notwithetanding the fact that the little hump it pro duces In the carpet is by no meant; in- visible to the naked eye. Nor is It with- out sIgnifleance to the average under- standing What Is more. there is a similar little blimp before emelt neigh boring heti room door 1.10 [hal it glan., down the entr1 I Pala a whole douttle row of Rush hemp,. They spealt vo i oro ,.s of not only the Ingenuity of woman hut of her sublime faith in hit man nature PRODIGY IN SCULPTURE. thattle.lon Negro Who Ilse a Natural ilienans for Modeling. Charleston posaesses it wonderful sculptural prodigy in the person 01 George R. Devalle. Devane is an engi- beer by trade and worked formerly at Gregg's mines, but is not now emploYed there, says the News anti Courier. Thle naturally gives hint more time to le - vote to his art. \whieti if crude, show* undoubted signs of talent. His special- ties are carvings on sticks. and while these would hardly be carried by the ultra well -dressed man. they are ex- ceedingly interesting and ingenious, Ind in some instances pretty. Deanne also carves on horne. These are really lovssly, except when disfigured by sen- tences explaining the- sculptured fig- ures. The desielis are varled-----on the sticks alligators, snakes, lizards, frogs and all sorts of little beasts that creep and crawl in most lifelike attitudes. The carving on the horns, however, is all! copied from pictures, and when the pic- ture copied has been one of Flaxman'a drawings, which Devane has in a tory of Josephus,\ the effect is beauti- 7111. The trouble is that being absolute- ly uneducated and illiterate he does not display great taste in the selection of his models nor has he a sense of the eternal fitness of things. King Darius slaying a lion tFlaxinani is flanked by \General Sherman's Glorious Victory, in Georgia,\ copied from a picture In a little tuppenny school history (printed at the north). Devane sent a number of his stick% to the Chicago exposition, where they, attracted the attention of Fred Doug- lass, who wrote him a letter of com- mendation and asked him to go on to the fair. This he was unable to do for lack of funds. After the fair was over, however, some of his sticks were sold by Mr. Douglass for hint for $15 apiece. Mrs. Andrew Simonds has engaged De - vane to sculpture several horns and \ sticks for the Charleston room. T 0 carving tit all done with an old fanA knife, which originally cost 15 cent. Devane has a complete set of carving tools, but says he can do nothing with them at all. If he C011111 lle talight in some way and shown ROOM of the beau- tiful ivory carvings of the tast, his ideas being raised, it is probable that he might become an adept in the art. As it is his work is both intereeting anti unique and in many instanees exceed- ingly pretty and qnaint. Devane is go-. Ina to the Atlanta exposition and ex- pects to coin money there. GAYETIES AND GRAVITIES. Bachelors are going to be mighty lonely in heaven A home witholit i•hildren is like a garden without flowers. Spain, in crushing truth to earth in Cuba, forgot to look out for the re- bolind. Now It is the bicycle woman who has to wait while her husband completes him toilet. General Campos, being knocked down and tied in a knot, is willing to spare his enemy's Ilfe One of the few nights more rnournftil than an old woman trying to appear young is a very young man trying to look std. This world would be a paradise for each of us and a hell for all others if eat h of us had all he thinks he ought to have. We have ft feeling of warm regard for the bloomer girl. because she doesn't rare whether tier eap is on straight or not. \First love,\ said the elderly man, Meditatively. \10 a good deal like a twig of soda water. Each fizzes tip mighmy lively for about a minute,\ He (diffident IY -his , your mather spoken of me at all? She (blushingly) --She said if sou attempted to kiss rng, I was tO resist. He---I--er—why, I wouldn't attempt to kiss yeti for the world. She (colaly)—Hadn't we hettet go in? A FEW BRIEF NOTES. Chrorn!e acid was first employed as a caustic by Sigmund. of Vienna. Nearly all the glass eyes IiRed in the world are made In Thuringia, Gerinam y. The ritualintic IISP of candles in cliturchea was forbidden in England In 1548. Over twenty boys under eighteen years of age have won the Victoria Cross The Arable land of Egypt Is sa ill not to PX• PP‘I one hundred thonsand aquare miles The expenee attending the mai t last; of the I'm Mee of Vales was iluouit (41.000 Twenty two u hoesantl pet , . u died from venonions snake bltem .11 India luring 1594 The popularity of pi 01 i011 , stones now is The pearl first, ruby sesonti anti diamond third Pallan Athena waa Implored by mntherm, for strength and wisdom to raar their ehltdren. Nearly fifteen thounand more people were married In England and Wales Isst year thsti In IA53 Robert Browning is said to have pre- fer - led - The Ring anti the Bonk\ to it.) of his other works. There are four opium dens in the - RAW End of London two on a large and twn on a small scale 4%. ,11.•\-^E

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