The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, November 30, 1895, Image 1

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-, • c14- WICKES PI NEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to 1.\ VOL. L WICKES, MONTANA, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 30, 1895. NO. 17 THE Wickes Hotel, Wickes, Montana. Nre have recentlIr secured control of this house a l ia '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 50o. RATES: $1.50 Per Day. Special terms made to those 'desiring reg- ular board. THE Wickes Hotel. Wickes, Montana. COLORING OF A PIPE. 'HOW TO NURSE THE DELICATE BOWL. Very Sensitive to Heat and it'old—Itirooke It Slowly and Newer While the Pipe Is Still Hot Don't Cover It With Chamois Skin.. EW smokers of meerst'haiirn pipes are masters of the art of keeping them clean and giving them that beautiful color which makes the meerschaum the favorite of alt pipe smokers. The word meerschaum is a compound of two German words—meer, sea, and schaum, foam. Meerschaum is a mineral clay found in Turkey and Germany. Pipe dealers will rarely tell about the fine art of coloring and preserving your meerschaum. The most common complaint about a meerschaum pipe is that it will not color beautifully, even after months of most careful attention. If genuine meerschaum in a pipe does not take on a good color the fault is - with the smoker. Ignorance is the gen- eral cause of the nasty, muddy discol- oration V the fine clay. Another reason why a pipe turns out so badly is that the owner overdoes his smoking In his zeal to get it colored. He smokes it con- stantly. When one pipeful of tobacco is smoked out he immediately refills the bowl and goes on puffing. When warm from smoking he lays it on the mar- ble mantel to cool off where R . will be safe. It is with him night and day, and he smokes it—particularly if he be an Englishman—in the cold street, the warm office and 'house. One day per- haps it Is found broken in its case and the owner wonders who has been handling it. He does not consider that meerschaum is susceptible to heat anti cold, expanding with one and contract- ing with the other, and that a sudden change from heat to cold or cold to heat may have the most destructive effect upon it and even snap It into many pieces, particularly if it be a most plegantly carved pipe or one with many angles anti curves. Laying it upon a cod marble mantel will often cause it to break from the sudden contraction, and pipes of meer- schaum have frequently been kpown to snap off at the stem and drop front the mouths of smokers when they in- cautiously rushed from a hot room In winter into the freezing atmosphere of the street. If you ever made an attempt to color a meerschaum pipe you may have noticed that in your eagerness to paint It a beautiful brown you have filled it again anti again immediately after smoking and while it was still hot from the former charge of tobacco. You have noticed, also, that in a short time the pipe is burned and you have destroyed every vestige of hope that it may ever be colored. It will be well far the smoker of the meerschaum to know that the pipe should become cold before smoking it a second time. The reason is easily explained. , In preparing the meerschaum. after the artist has finished cutting the de- sign and has shaped the bowl, the fin- ished pipe Is boiled in a ax. Wax is used for this purpose because it pene- trates the pores anti serves to keep the coloring matter in the pipe. The color- ing matter Is the oil of the tobacco anti not the oil of nicotine as is erro- neously supposed. This oil, of course, comes front the inside and not from the outside surface of the pipe. The oil of tobacco sinks into the meerachatint, which Is of a very fine, porous clay. The oil is stopped by the wax before It is driven out by the heat to the outer surface. If it were not for the wax the coloring matter would vra.R:i out by oozing to the surface anti get rubbed or dropped off, and the pipe could never be colored. No smoker should try to hurry the coloring of a pipe, for the wax will be driven out, and the dry, raw clay will not color properly. The smoker should also remember that the nearer to the top of the bowl the wax is kept anti preserved. the finer anti broader will be the coloring. The pipe, therefore, should never be filled to the top. If this fact were more gen- erally known among smokers we 9:0111(1 not SPP MO many meerschaion pipes WI t ii a dirty brown color at thy, top. where the oil has been forced out by the greai. heat of the tobacco. Oh Golly: Down 11 Kentucky the reporters putt lay themselves out to do the handmorne thing by brides. Describing a recent wedding, an interior paper has this to say: \The bride is a demi-blonde, about the average height, with an PI. qulaltely rounded form. She has a fare like a richly tinted 111y, silken lashes shade eyes of the brightest hazel. while sunny brown hair, such as painters love and poets sing Of. clusters about her fair young brow She was attired In an artistic gown of cream low corsage, demi traine and carried a peerlyea bou- quet of rosebuds. Her manner IS PlISVP, and ehe is a charming companion.\ COUNTERFEIT GEMS. The University et Pennsylvania Ibis ail Interesting Collection. The University of Pennsylvania has newly acquired a moat interesting col- lection of counterfeit gems, says the Boston Transcript. It embraces prac- tically every known species of Imi- tation in this line. All varieties of precious stones are represented, many of them being such admiral:tie reproduc- tions of the true originals as to deceive the eye of anybody not an expert. Most of them came originally front Idar, in Switzerland, which is the great mar- ket of the world for imitation cut stones. Real gems used to be cut there on an extensive scale, but that business has gone elsewhere. The cutters are pros- pering, however, for the demand for false jewelry has never been so large as now. There is an enormous sale at present for cheap and counterfeit precious stoners Amtonishing quan- tities of these are now disposed of in Europe to the peasants, who care more for glitter than for quality'. Immense numbers of them also are exported'— particularly to the United States. They are mounted in cheap settings at Provi- dence and Attleboro, the bulk of them going to the west, where they furnish a favorite article of merchandise for fakirs. Great quantities of agates are cut at Idar for sale to African savages. These must have peculiar forms, such as are demanded by various tribes. The lat- ter commonly are so particular that they will not accept them at all unless furnished in the shape to which they are accustomed. Mr. Stewart Culin, a famous expert in Such matters, in- forms the writer that primitive people generally prefer stones of a green color. Nearly all Egyptian amulets are made of green porcelain, glazed. Green is the color of life and symbolic of the vital Principle. For the same reason jade and serpentine were highly valued even during the prehistoric time In China and Mexico, while turquoise has been held in equal esteem by natives of Asia and America. Primitive peoples generally have regarded jewels as pos- sessing talismanic significance. In modern times they have lost such mean- ings. Earrings, necklaces, brrcheet and bracelets were formerly amulets. So likewise la the east are the nose - ring, the anklet anti the collar, anti among savages the tip -plug and the ear -plug. Superstitions still attach to the wedding ring. which is a survival of a very ancient ornament and talis- man. Many women will never take off their wedding rings. Every bit of jew- elry worn by an Egyptian woman means something. BROUGHT HIM TO TIME. Brief Note That Brought a Long-Winded Speaker to a loll moo. Henry Watterson tells this story of Hon. B. Lawless, a former member of the Louisville bar.\and who came from Glasgow. Ky. He was a \long winded\ talker, anti when he rose to make an argument, did not know when to stop. On one occasion he was making a speech before Judge Ballard, in the United States court. lie had spoken several hours and the judge and everybody else were thoroughly tired out, though they were helpless. At last Judge Ballard beckoned his brother. Jack Ballard, to him and im- plored him to stop Lawless, if he could. \Oh that's easy enough,\ replied the brother: \I'll stop hint inside of three minutes.\ There was a great deal of curiosity to see how this could be accomplished, as the orator seemed to be nowhere near the end of his speech. Jack Hal-' lard took a pencil and a sheet of paper and wrote: \My Dear Colonel: As soon as you finish your magnificent argument, I would like you to join me to see Lillian Kennedy in 'A Midnight Frolic.' \ The note was handed to the orator, who paused at the end of a soaring per- iod, drew his glasses from his packet and read the note. He put It in his pocket and said: \And now, If it pleaso a your honor, and you, gentlemen of the jury, I leave the case with you.\ s. Cracked Hint a Hot One. Clad in knickerbockers a woman rode along Michigan boulevard. Chicago, one afternoon, and when ft dignified and el- derly man dared to make a very undig- nified audible remark about her, she dismounted front her wheel to i:rgue the matter after the fashion of the immor- tal John I,. She elinched her fists, and, holding them under fiat' nose of the offender. proceeded vs eh a deflate state- ment. Other tritql, as well as other bloomer clad women, gathered about and enjoyed the fun immensely. The climes came when the man broke out in a derisive laugh. The new woman stopped swinging her fists under his nose and struck :,im lustily under the jaw The crowd cheered her on, and the MAO did not dare make any detente. No 1.1mIt Sport/lett. Miss Younghy How high do those geld buckled hove supportera come? Reginald Draper tube clerk) kb, awe, fashion dictates no limit, you know. A. LIE WELL NAILED. TRUTH IS ALWAYS ON THE SIDE OF SILVER. A Sample of the Gold Standard log to Mislead West. Hot With Which the Advocates Cr.. Try - the People of the (the number In 1895), so are $1,822,000,- 000 (value in 1870) to $2,768,000,000 (the required value in 1895). Hence it fol- lows that as our value of farm animals in 1896 should be $2,768,000.000 and is only $1,817.000,000, we are short $951,- 000.000, in spite of Mr. Gleedaa 'unpar- alleled prosperity: Let the reader im- press upon his mind this little, simple object lesson. Growth of farm an represented thus: 1870. • One of the clearest and strongest of recent writers in the cause of silver res- teratIon is S. S. King of Kansas City, Kansas. He is the author of \A Few Financial Facts,\ \Sample Silver Bricks,\ and other works on economic questions. He writes mainly from the standpoint of the farmer, and shows in the most impressive way how agricul- ture, in nearly all its branches, has been crippled since 1873. \Sample Silver Bricks\ is a most admirable little pamphlet, in which seseral lines of in- dustry are taken un singly, and the shrinkage in values presented In a most vivid and striking way. The first is elgitied \A Soft Brick,\ and it deals with the alleged prosperity that has blessed the American people since the adtsption of the gold standard. It is so suggestive and instructive that it is well worthy of reproduction. AccortiN fngly. it is given in full: \When was silver demonetized? It never was demonetized. But when was It deprived of its full legal tender power? In 1873. 'What has happened since then? The greatest prosperity this country has ever seen. In 1873 Kansas had 2,100 miles of railroad, 375,- 000 people, and an assessed valuation of $125,684,176. Now she has 8,844 miles Of railroad, L500.000 people, an assessed Valuation of $337,501,722. This is only &sample brick. The whole country has enjoyed unparalied prosperity since 18 . Charles S. Gleed, of Topeka. a prominent nent tiirector of the Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe railroad, recently contributed an elaborate gold -standard argument to the New York Bond Rec- ord, of which the above is an extract. The article, though applauded to the echo by the gold standard folks, and even admired by some of the silver men, is as false in its statement of fact, and as faulty in its conclusions, as the above extract will appear when examined. Mr. Gleed should use a harder brick than he uses. Who owns the 6,700 miles of railroad that have Iteen built? Not the people of Kansas, do they? Not the people generally of the United States, do they? Who do own them? If Mr. (need will investigate he will find, I apprehend. that somewhere from 90 to loo per cent of the ownership of Kansas railroads is in the money centers of the east. The aesesaed values that he tells us have grown from 125,000,000 to 337,000,000 have fallen far short of the growth whit -ti he gives the population. Ile should amend hie figures; at once. Applying the simple rule of three, we have•this formula: As 375,000 people (Kansas population in 1873)are to 1,500,- 000 people (Kansas population In 1895) so are 125,000,000 of assessed values (1873) to 500,000,000 of assessed vetoes (the required amount in 1895). As sas has in 1895 337,000.000 of assessed values, tweed of the 500,000,000, she should have according to Mr. Gleed'a own figures, it follows that she Is short 163,000.000 of assessed satires. But in- asmuch as Kansas (a typical Western state, In just tile Frame condition as her sisters)) though distressingly short In assessed values. Is distressingly long on the Interest bearing debts which Mr. Gleed's friendr; hold against her, it 111 not surprising that he is satisfied with the peculiar prosperity whit h he has discovered. If the reader will turn to pages 293 and 294 of the Statistical Ab- stract of the United States for 1894, published tinder the it of the secretary of the treasury, he will find, in the figures pertaining to the several classes of livestock and their values, an Interesting refutation of Mr. Gleed's statement of fact. I\sarm Animals of the United States. Jan. 1 :24 1 8 87 .8 00 0 . or,ps Ja t 1 1 2: 1 8:; , 9333 1 8.31 9 01 5 8g . 1„ 1.179,500. Mules 10,095,600 .Ntilch rows 16,104.629 15.388,500 Other Cattle 34,364.218 40,853,000 .Sheep 42,294.064 26,761,400 .Sw ine 43.892.708 ' i02.516,800.Total No 155,2).2.0.13 $I -'2:127,377 ,Total Valite $1.817.802.110 l'his is a wonderful 'brit it of Mr. Gieetlas In the full fluan of his un- paralleled prosperity I,0(uO farm animate In 1895 are worth less than 102.- 001.000 In 1870! Total number of farm animals increased Stie per rent. There s etedd be a better demand now than then, because poled:0km has lee - seamed 79 per cent in the meant inn\ Our Bond Record man might do another Rem thus As 102,000.000 animals (the num- ber in 1870) are to 155,000,000 animals 1895. Growth of farm animal values repre- sented thus: 187C. 1895. 111 9, 1 may be 11 1 that an animal of small value cannot fairly be united with an animal of large value in thus combining their numbers and prices. That is true. But it must be noted that the large increase is in the larger ani- mals, and computed separately, the shrinkage of values in proportion to the numbers, would appear much great- er than given here. A handful of in- disputable facts is bette? evidence than a wagon -load of fine -spun, silken the- ory: and if the - distinguished writer from whom I have quoted Is as faulty throughout. of which I have no doubt, as in the \sample brick\ here exposed, his article, while yet the strongest from his side, is yet as visionary as 'dreams one dreams of having dreamed.' And in this respect it differs not from the golden sophistries of the average single standard argument, which is Invari- able made of the softest class''saf 'reali- stic bricks.' \ In the above the writer has struck the nail squarely on the head. The \prosperity\ of the last twenty years has been chiefly in spots. A few favored localities and a few fa- vored individuals have acquired im- mense wealth. The great money cen- ters, the eapitaliste anti speculators. have done a thriving business, hut it has been lprgely at the expense of those engaged In legitimate industry. To the gambler on change It makes no dif- ference whether the products in which he deals are high or low, In the abso- lute sense. What he wants is fluctua- Hors—rising and failing so that be may profit by the changes. When this takes place, and the changes are in his favor, he gets rich. Then he builds a marble palace and a steam yacht, gives some Impecunious foreign nobleman a few millions to marry his daughter. and thinks that any person who questions the alleged - unparalleled prosperity' of the country is an anarchist or some - Hems worse.—National Bimetallist. SOME PERTINENT A WORD ABOUT ECONOMY. Thrift May Be Penny Wisdom sod r ound Foollittsess. Ths wonian who imnot watchful of ex - primes in the household and a Ntistant enemy to waste is not womanly litt all: But, nevertheless. economy, like'anost virtues, needs a curb bit when' it is ridden as a hobby. The writer once beard a society girl exclaim boastfully: \I never save pennies. I always throw . them away.\ In a land overflowing with maimed beggars ;Ind half-starved neesboys (hie seems incredible. Yet it is true. However, the society gifts speech has been retailed merely as a eompanion to the other extreme. A man of exact business habits told a boarding-house parlorfiti of the '111611frll Lealit free -and -easy-going American folk that in footing up the expenses of his recent wedding journey there was one .ent expended for which he could not Recount. A few days after he cried gleefully on entering the crowded din- ing -room: \I've found it!\ \Folied C hat?\ demanded an eager chorus. \The cent!\ was the grave reply. In a family composed of four membors and three servants a young woman said, as if site were looking for COM- mendation, that she managed to save greatly in the washing of sheets by a method of her own:, wh,ea freeh 0111:1_ were doe, rube merely turned about those already in use, and - began over again\ with them for a .,eonti week. In this way she declared that half the ordinary amount of bed -linen %vashing might be spared, while her listeners wet e busy wondering if her bead had no objections to lying where her feet had been. (Inc of our hest sLort-atory writers once gave a few domestic hints In a household journal which grapalc- rally illustrated what is here meaot by the danger in unbridled economy. Her remarks happeued to be upon the theme of tieing up remnants. She seriously advised the general housewife to do in she did—make periodical incursions upon the refrigerator, and. wiratever, was found there, whether fish, fowl, or vegetable, to mix together in souse - ornmodions vemsell and from talk un- appetizing compound to make - cro- auettes,\ as if hash would not be too polite a name for such a mess. A little later on, the author mentions cesually that her fan - illy are all dyspetic. 'the pnly wonder is that they ars not esrpses. In another household an. dderly lady, Inured to small eav ings it first from some degree of necessity, And subsequeatly front habit. 'citeekod her newly made daughter-in-law (vith 1. quick cry of diatresa from throe ing a spent match into the tire, \Sop! stop,\ said she; \I always save burned matches for kindling.\ The ineen side ef frugality has been pointed out acre slOne 114 warning. There is aesustilly a safe. (event course t hat shout.' ram through us', cry well -regulated ;tome. The Interest of Rothschild., 1111111 Amer- hitt it must he, however. a 111:(11113 11..11 Toiler. Not the Same. pathway bet W.PII throwing away ten - Why are the great money enters at nice and giving up whole. valuable Europe anti America almost a unit in hours to tracking a stray one. favor of the gold standard? Why are about 95 per cent of the bankers of both continents, whether iu the money centers or not, so bitterly opposed to the restoration of silver? Why does tne 'millionaire money- lender plead with so much pathos against the \scaling down of the poor mares dotter?\ Why are the multi -millionaires, who constitute the strength of the gold - standard forces, PO anxious to protect the widow and the orphan against the awful (?) consequences of a cheaper dollar? Why are the lieLmonta, the Morgans a m n i :Ith . eitotfischilda so enthusiastically in favor of bond d \su issues anti ne) r Why is almost every federal office- holder in the country either singing the cuckoo's song of gold, or keeping so still that his silence is painful :old pro- found? Why did so many prominent demo - crate suddenly change front on the sil• WHYS. The Metal in Liberty Bell. In the variety, interest and peculiar ratite of its composition the Columbian liberty bell which was exhibited at the Chicago world's fair en.1 is now being shown at Atlanta ; Is unique. its metal is a fusion of gold, silver, copper, tin and bronzelarge quantities of which were offerings in the form of historic articles formerly owned by many of the most distinguished patriots of tithe and other countries. Revolutionary lnd el% li war relics of exceeding inter - Nit and great Value, family heirlooms, coins of all nations, including copper pleees current when Christ wee en earth; gold watches, wedding rings, spoons and jewelry of all kinds enter into the makeup. John C.. Calhoun's silver spoon. and Lucretia Mutt's sil- ver butter knife helped create the sil- very tones. Among othcr things in it are Simon Bolivar's watch chairshinges front the door of Lincoln'.; home. Springfield: George M'ashIngton's cur- vet question upon the acceesion of Mr. veying ehalts Thomas Jeffereon's cop- per kettle anti the flintlock from his musket. thimbles used by the women of 1776 in sewing garments for the men if the revolution; sliver and gold from • svesv state and pennies from t) , . Pr 250,- 100 school children. - Cleveland to the prealdency? Why does the republican protection- ist leader indignantly denounce Mr. Cleveland's free trade policy upon the ground that it is an \English poll.•y\ and at the same time worship Eng- land's financial system ss [tie only ohe that Is \honest\ and ' sound \ Why? Why? Why? Natioral Bi- metaillet. Did 14611 know 'Von owed it, Are )011 .1 laboring man with a ram- •Ily of five' If so, then you are helping to pay a debt averaging $1,700 to every family in the United States, whit h has been created in Vall'io,ei ways anti v..hich your labor is helping to pay interest its on Yon art' are taxed for it in ev ything you eat And drink. in everyt ing volt wear. and in every luxury yo enjoy. Are you a farmer with a mortgage on your farm' Do yon know that tho country has been 1.adeol with an in- debtednesa. a hich you are helping fa pay. of $340 for ea.•11 man, woman and child of Be population $1.700 for each family of live debts created withoet your knowledge or assent and for which you are laboring day In And day out to pay your Moire of Interest? Do you know that N On are paying It In the extra prieea paid for transportation of every Imehel of your producte and by' the additional tax upon every article you buy? That 1.‘ttt Three Voottcht. 'I have done It. That is to say jet neee within one pound of my contra.'' and Mr. Rice is no Sirs lock, you knov..\ and MIPS Fay Templeton, the actress, to a New York reporter last week. Al- thorn:1i many persons wmild me believe it, that story printese s sib et Mr. Rice making It a condition of contract that I •hotilti Now jorty pow 5 dur- ing the summr: was perfectly It n lune I weighed 190 pounds now my weight is 111. But between ourselves.' ltItIP(1 Miss Templeton, \that last three pounds was simply h—.\ Hell to • H•li Pint. The North% ond (N. Headlight mild: \The Headlight proposes to boll hell down to a half pint and administer It at a single dose.\ Then' the office took fire and was burned. And the Fare° A.gtis said: \It seems Om& while th- of the Headlight was boiling hid) lown to half a pint the blasted thing tipped over on red hot stove.\ et,

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