The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, November 09, 1895, Image 8
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S • PROF. R. M._CUMNOCK. AN HONORED INSTRUCTOR IN \OLD NORTHWESTERN.\ kle Is Universally Popular 111.1 la olth 'loon and Oown Hole. ao Vnt151,10 I'laxn as an Author of 1.11,walitnakil Mork& ROFESSOR Robert McLean Cumuock Is one of the most sosses instructors CIV‘ V of Northwestern s university. Trib- e --Lar utes of praise which often lack the ring (1 . 1 44 ,sme ke eg - ,) of sincerity are not - se — the kind bestowed upon him by the • ' admiring students of Evanston. He is universally popu- lar, both with town and gown. Profes- sor Cumnock is \very Scotch\ aud proud of his lineage. And he has rea- son to be, since the glorious Scotch traits of true manliness and whole- heartedness have brought him honors and untarnished reputation through the years of his \work -a -day\ life. One can easily fancy the free (lays of the boy's life in that land of ballad and romance, allose songs and stories are yet so dear to the son of her \banks and braes.\ Old students of Wesleyan in Middle- town. Conn., still remember him in these wide-awake college days when he acted as \first tenor,\ \fithest fellow\ and \most popular boy\ on the campus. The Wesleyan elmtree walk. the presi- dent's garden and old North Hall must still hold echoes of that cheery, strong, commanding voice that said so many goodly words and shouted so many en- thusiastic greetings. The elocutionary advantages of Middletown aroused his aspirations. The kindly words of ad- vice from Professor Hibbard, a master In voice culture, and also from his presi- dent, Dr. Joseph Cummings. brought the decision that his voice was his call- ing. During his college course he was a member of the Psrlipsibiii . frateralljt,' and at the close of the course his high rank in seolarship gave him an elec- tion into Phi Beta Kappa. With the first prize for oratory and the prize for \second honors\ as being next to the handsomest man in college, he gradu- ated in 186S. In forsaking college halls he was leaving only friends. In the fall of 1868, by the introduction of his former teacher, Dr. Miner Ray- mond, he came as tutor of elocution to Northwestern university. Since then PROF. R. M. CraINOCK. his home has been in Evirnston, with the university. His election to the pro- fessorship of rhetoric and elocution took place in 1873, while in 1881 he also accepted the same professorship ire Gar- rett Biblical institute. Professor Cumnock's work Is not of the past. but of the present. The hours of every day are filled with the duties that come to him as director of the magnificent college of oratory he has built up. The oratory building at Northwestern is a monument to his un- flagging industry and genius. It is the only building of its kind on the Ameri- can continent. As a reader Professor Cumnock is equally at home with the powerful Shakespearean tragedy, the rippling love ditty and the grand poetry and beauty of the Bible. When he ren- ders Dickens the listener is at loss whom to admire most, the author or the reader. Professor Cumnock holda an enviable place as an author, since his \Choice Readings\ have passed through many editions and his \School Speaker\ is widely known. His words, so often re- peated in the class -room. \Cultivate the soul,\ have been embodied in his own nature, for he Is a man of sturdy heart and sympathetic nature. His professional career has always been characterized by an indomitable spirit end a hearty good will. White lionse Note p a p er Mrs. Cleveland uses for note paper a teia pale blue paper, neither rough nor sissolt. but comparatively smooth, wh. , looks as if it were covered with lint f a deeper shade of blue. It is blocs Ise so light as to look almost gray. I is paper, which she has mid ever sin , she was married, she orders from a Boston house, to which she was intioduced r friend, Miss Ruth Burnett, who- tinily are among the residents! of Beacon Hill. Miss Btu - nett, for whom little Ruth Cif -relent' was named. Is a convert to the Roman Cat!tolic faith, aud recently entered a content. lie who gives himself to vanity and does not give himself to noelitat ion, for - Setting the real aim of life and grasp- ing at pleasure, will in time envy him who has exerted himself in meditation. —10tiddba. THE LATE H. D. HOUGHTON. Sketch of • Representatt•• American CItiom. Hallfl Oscar Ifoughton. wits was burn w Smolt, Vermont. April 30, 1823, died at South Andover recently. Mr. Houghton was the ;omelet of the pub- lishing house of Houghtoe, Mittilti & co of Boston, end his career, an im- portant one, having much to do with the edm•ation of the Americau people, was due to his -insular honesty and energy. Mr iheighton began life as a printer on the Burlington Free Press. but while at work applied himself to his education. Through dint of a carefol economy he limed himself for college. and graduated trout the University of Vermont. working hard all 144.-4etme: as to find means for his ouitruction. Going to Boston, and thoroughly profi- cient, he found employment on a news- paper, not only doing the work of a compositor, but writing for it. In 1849 he purchased an interest in the firm of Freeman & Bolles, who were printers. Shortly after the firm of Bolles & Houghton Was established at Cam- bridge. In time publishing was added to the business of printing. Many edl- HENRY 0. HOUGHTON. tions of Bacon, Carlyle, Macaulay, Cooper, Dickens. were Issued by the firm. In 1864 Mr. Houghton became associated with M. M. Hurd, and under the name of Hurd & Houghton a large and lucrative business was carried on. In 1878 the house of James It. Osgood & Co., the successors of Ticknor & was amalgamated with the firm of Hurd itt Houghton. The find 'then became Houghton, Osgood & Co., and later Houghton, Mifflin & Co. To the me- chanical appliances of the Riverside Press were added many valuable liter- ary franchises. There were published the productions of Longfellow. Boa. (home, Emerson, Whittier, Lowell, Holmes, Thoreau, Whipple, Agassiz. In 1873 the firm of Hurd & Houghton purchased the Atlantic Monthly, and from the Riverside Press were issued the Journal of American Folk Lore and the Andover Review. Mr. Houghton was Councilman, Alderman and Mayor of Cambridge, and though directing with all his energies his business of publishing, he paid great attention to his civic requirements. Mr. Houghton took great interest in the passage of the International Copyright Law. Dar- ing his long carper of activity, his re- lationships with the many men of let- ters were of the most cordial character. A Shot Through the Brain. A man shot through the brain, says Victor Horsley, dies, not ,hrough fail- ure of the heart's action, but through the want of breath occasioned by the explosis - e effect of the bullet passing through the wet brain substance, and consequent injury to the base of the brain. The heart goes on beating, but respiration stops; indeed, the heart is stimulated, not depressed, when a bul- let enters the brain, and the proper treatment of a main thus shot is the same as that resorted to in the case of drowning people --one should try to set up artificial respiration. A Carproter's Curt - The most Interestiug of the men made newly rich by the Cripple Creek mince W. S. g i t HATTON. is W. S. Stratton, who owns the Inde- pendence mine outrIgh: and ham an in- terest In other mining properties. Ile is a cal tenter. and three years ago he walked from Colorado Springs to the new ramp, a distance of thirty miles, In it dee to save the fareowhich amount- ed io $4 t ,•'+‘; has not spoiled hint, and with II i titt,e Of $1,200,000 a yelr he Is a modest 'mall -sized man. with Von grl.. heir anti mustache, dressed in a plain hualle Rs snit, and wholly in. consplenotoz The woman suffrage societies throe:Omit the country VIII celebrate the birthday of Mrs eliZibelh cadv Wanton Nov. 12. HOAR APP THft40Klitfl. fterenge of a Colored nen pe the Mete* an from 1111nrkbily, . \Sherman Haat took paint* part in an incident, a star part at that, itch, while grief inspiring in 411 . lt 'deism couldn't be called a fight. Nor it as it exactly with a member of con- gre88, although the toe had close bust- eess relations with the house, Hoar was very young, and, to hie disgust, y ery much resVmhied in personal ap- pearance one of the head pages of the house. This head page was a r eat Ii actical joker, and the butt of =eh fit his humor was a sleepy darky who ilud charge of the house washroom. This Congo was prom: to sit In a chair in the washroom and slumber. The funny head page would sly up to him as 111 siumbesed and tip him over on the tio,or. This was a joke. Before the Congo could recover himself for ve geance the head page would be ba In the house. beyond whose green bal portals no humble black mau migl pursue his prey. \One afternoon the humorous page tipped over the sleepy colored man sev- eral times. It gave the head page great joy. The victim of all this fun lustect for revenge. He would give a week's salary for an opportunity to play a re- turn game with his tormentor. \It was four o'clock in the afternoott when, opening his eyes after a eat nap, he beheld his persecutor bending over a wash basin, refreshing his face, The bedevilled Congo's joy was uncon- fined. The Lord had delivered the ene- my into his hands. \The negro is not an originator. At best, he only an imitator. In this oipreme hour of triumph our poor block friend could think of nothing better than to al l 'ep to the unsuspect- ing tyrant and kick him. This he did, and lie threw all the force of his trop- ical nature into the caress, lie kicked the enemy soundly anti roundly, and then stood back to enjoy his victory. \The force of this rear end collision drove the victim's head against the wall with amazing force. it a as not, unnatural that he should look up. He did so, and the darky was horrified when he recognized the features of Sherman Hoar, representative from the Boston Backbay district. The darky did not faint, for the reason that dar- kies never faint. But he grew several shades lighter at the thought of what he had done. \Hoar on his part, could not find words to express his indignant astonish- ment. At last the poor darky managed to explain, in the most humble and con- trite fashion, that he had mistaken Hoar for the head page, who oppressed him. Hoar granted him forgiveness, although In his proud heart he regard- ed the explanation as a greater insult than the assault. After `that, too. Hoar bathed his face at his hotel, lie did not rare to take further risks in the house washroom, for the kick had not diminished his resemblance to the page.\ Making Cement. S. D. S. y ould like to be told how to make cement that, when dry, becomes hard like stone. Answer: This de- pends somewhat on the use to be made of the cement. For areav , :ays, a alks, etc.. one of the best mixtures is one part of Portland cement and threl parts of good, clean sand. The sand must be free from earth and vegetable matter, and of such a quality that Water will run from it nearly clear. Mix the cenient and sand thoroughly by sift- ing or shoveling, then put into a box and very quickly wet it thoroughly, so that it will be of the consistency of good, stiff mortar. It must be used at once, for it sets almost as quickly as plaster of Paris. It takes some hours, possibly some days, to become thor- oughly dry. While it is still damp, If a finer finish' is required, mix cement with an equal quantity of sand and put on an outer coat and allow this to dry. thin covering of pure cement and water, about as thick as stiff batter, makes a finish almost equal to earthen- ware. •Properly made and worked, thils remant will stand heat and frost with- out injury. It should, however, be thosoughly dried before winter. FACTS FROM ALL LANDS. Norway anti Sweden have been under )ne king since 1814, but at present there are demands for a separation. The cellar in the bank of France re. teIllbieS a large warehouse. Silver coin is stored there in S00 large barrels. Twenty-five Miles of the Cango rail- road are already completed. The road WIII be ninety-three tulles in tutu' lengt h. In Prance the population averages about 187 to the square'mil , In this country the average is tec i, one to the square Mile. • Japan is a corruption of the Chines', 1 word icipen kne, which means \root of !las,\ or \sunrise kingdom '' because Japan is dire , tly east of 4 Chir. All of the states, IC1110 0 11 princi- palities, emplres el', of I.:11101PP (ex rept Rossini and all of the Uniteti States, in , lading Alasins sol o ( ' he placed side bi side In Siber,ti anti ar't h e t little More than rovet that int friense touhlry. In Malta I.ecs ale plentiful and bee stings are In such repute AS a (lire for rhetimetism !het resort to this prim , five method of Inoculation has been in common practice In severe cases for generations, the results, It is said, hav- ing I een most fititisfteaerv for pa tlenta A diatarver of iinueuei ,,, tereet ha been IMItle in Crawford lety. Penn- sylvania. of the hull of a ‘easel over eighty feet long and t at 1,1, five feet wide The veses1 appear to he built Niter ;\; , order of the Nro. , Inpn's and a Ph copper spikes ct as Were used by the l'hoeltielens in ths ?SOY dR3R 0111 WIT AND HUMOR. CURRENT SAVINGS AND EIFOINGS OF THE I s AUGH MAKERS. orig in a l d Selected 144pageaph• for Our Lean Headers—The V.11140144 Rivals --Young but Thoroughbred *ports - rtoisani and Jetsam. HE isn't versed in Latin, a he . doean't palut on satin, She doesn't un- derstand the artful wichery of eyes. But oh! sure, 'tis true and cer- --; tain she is very cessaser pat and pert iu Arranging the component parts ..af luscious pumpkin pies. She cannot solve or twist 'ern, viz.: the planetary system, She cannot tell a Venus from a Sat- urn in the skies, But you ought to see her grapple with the fruit that's known as apple, And arrive at quick conclusion when she tack/es toothsome pies. She couldn't write a sonnet, and she _ couldn't trim a bonnet. She isn't very bookish in hie: letter of replies; But she's much at home --oh, very! when she takes the juicy berry And manipulates quite skillfully symposiums in pies. if. S. Keller in Truth. ' Thorouglthreds. Tim McCarthy-- Say, Cull, wot kind et et' dawg is dat dawg o' yourri, are he roroughbreed? Cully McCall- You bet he are- he', a Irish setter—he's allus settin' around when dey - s somethink to do. What kind is yourn7 Tim—Mine mus' be a fox hound; he's so (tern foxy, whenever I go to shoot at mythink he runs behint a tree. -Truth. What Put Ii Out. \Accidents?\ said the old sea captain. \No we never have any to speak of on this line. Why, one trip. about a year ago, the ship caught tire down in the hold and a e never discovered it till we got into port and began to unload.\ \That's strange. What put the fire otti ?\ \Why it burned down through to the sea and the water put it out. Couldn't burn the water, you know.\ Anti the captain walked away smil- ing, while the interlocutor Was so as- tonished that he never thought to ask why the ship did not sink. Colored Remark.. De mos' dangerous hole in a man's pocket is at de top.—One drop oh scan- dal will spread ober a whole lifetinie.— A good menny men maik deir hes' time en de wrong track.—Cupid is aline rep- resented as a baby because lob so fre- quently dies in hits infancy. --(41b de people two pieces oh gossip at once an' dey'll 'eept de one wid de mos' slandah in hit.- Ef yo' wanter git eben wid an enemy fo'get his existence an' go toe wurk too amount toe sunithin's - Arkaii- saw Thomas Cat, 01.1 Mr ,,,,, Hew Little Girl-- Gran'pa says lie remem- bers w'en tl.e snow was se deep it Wit? to is waist. Little Boy- -When? \Oh ever so long ago!\ \Mebby it was w'en he was a little baby.\ --New York Weekly. weltilaalig wr Matedri Maloney -She's Nein' on .1 lot of sirs jist because she's old enough ter wear a sorsick. Ethel MrSwath --Yes. but she ain't no heavy swell fer no real aristocrats don't never wear their corsicka on :le outside of der lollies. like (lat.-Tent:I Ti,. S ham. Ile said he a ould gladly drown hi het To the depths of the ce:i go (lotk r„ he,. W11 ,, T1 tin wended bonnet ehe needed, ' Ili• hadn't a single half crown rot her ' lie rc,ttl he'd he prowl to die for her, rimeogi, water and fire to fly for her !t u t, when out they go shopping. %Ithough she 4 near dropping, beara not bet' basket (heaped bight for her. 1410.1 to ellor•allelliwn to Aron,. Mr. McBride tenting the kitcheio Itt Itiget. didn't I ae that policeman kiss nu\ lit itiget rn Imre an' yes wouldn't hey Ole lay milt open to ar- tist for temietio' an eel - . intim' • 00 to THE flINT For Imported alid Domestic Wines, Liquors, And Cigars Milwaukee and St. Louis Bottled Beers. The Celebrated Anheuser-Busch \Premium Pale\ On Draught. BEST IN THE WORLD. SPARLING & SCHARF Proprietors, Wickes, - Montana. J. W. MONAHAN, WICKES, — MONTANA F.)FALER Hay, Grain, Flour, Rolled Oats, Corn Meal, FRYE F - L_C)UFR. Lowest Prices for Cash. DEAN & TAYLOR, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Beef, Mutton, Pork, Hams, Bacon, AND MONTANA LARD._ Wickes, - Montana. -