The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, December 14, 1895, Image 1

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• VA. [ea], 4 on, other, and, consequently, of greater vaitze. Nor is this merely a theory. It is a 9 Principle all Weil etlifildialled as the law of \supply and demane In fact, it la ON THE MARKET. one of the most perfect illustrations of the working of that law. and its cor- rectness has been proved by seventy years of Euro pea n monetary history. In 1803 France threw open her mints to the free coinage of both metals at the ratio of 15 1 / 2 oz. of sliver to 1 oz. of gold, and this mint ratio controlled the .A. SHARE OF YOUR relative market values, not only in France, but everywhere, tip to the rear 1473 In 1816 England adopted the gold VOL. 1. 12' -\\et , ( 9 C WICK8S PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to I.\ WICKES, MONTANA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14,1895. ?O.19 KOEGEL & JOHNSON PROPRIETORS Billiard Hall and Saloon. • Our Specialties are: Chase's Barley Malt. Bottled Beer, $3.2.5 Per Case. NNE HANOI I: THE FINEST kr A DS OF winos, Liatiors, always be in stronger demand titan the 6 . 10dPS -411. TRADE IS SOLICITED. -- POSITION 1 4 AX PLAINED. monetary writers of sufficient standI11/1 to be remembered fifteen minutes OW they are dead. Wolowskt on the bi-. it , : 11 AT BIMETALLISM MEANS INV Metallic side, Jevons on the gold mono- metallic side, the Royal Gold and Mull Commission of England, consisting 01 six bimetallists and six monometallists, all concede the correctness of the prin- ciple here stated. But without consult- ing the authorities at all, it ought to be manifest to any person of ordinary intelligence who stops to think. When a rich and powerful country like France said to every man who had gold bul- lion, \Bring it to the French mint and it shall be coined at the rate of 1 ounce to 15 1 / 2 ounces of silver\; at the same time saying to the owners of silver bul- lion, \Bring that along and have it coined at the rate of leee ounces to 1 ounce of gold, and when so coined they ehall both be full legal tender every- where in France,\ it ought to be plain that no man with a grain of business sense would take much less than the French mint rate. It was not necessary that \all the silver in tho world,\ as the American goldite puts It, should lit THE UNITED STATES. We Opponent of Free Silver Coinage Ca., Cull Himself a Bimetallist and Sam* Tell the Truth at th• As the avowed purpose of this pub- poured tutu the French mint. lication Is to aid in tlfts complete resto- ration of \bimetallism\ in the United BENEFITS THE EAST. States, it is deemed proper that the pre- Cheap silver a Glorious Boma to Enc. cise nature of \bimetallism or the \bimetallic system,\ should be clearly lane. A recent press dispatch from China and accurately stated. In the present stage of the controversy in this coun- says: The British consul-general tc China discusses the silver question a: try it seems to be in the highest degree follows: essential that such an explanation should be made A large majority f \Under the influence of cheap silver. . o the opponents of free silver coinage the volume of export continues to ex- pand and the European consumer reaps proclaim themselves \binietallists.\ the benefit of their cheapness in gold The idea of a person being opposed to the free coinage of silver and at the prices. The fall in silver and low same time being a \bimetallist is ite.. freights have combined to enable the surd. There are certainly some who majority of the staple exports of China are sufficiently familiar with the sci- to be laid down in Europe at about one-half the cost at which they could once of money to know that they are giving themselves a false designation; be sold twenty years ago.\ but the most of those who thus apply The above item gives peculiar em - the term are no doubt innocently ntis- phasis to the one concerning the salt taken. of Mexican silver bonds. For years There can be no true \bimetallism\ past the bimetallists of Europe and with free coinage of one metal and a America have contended that the rise limited coinage of the other. The word in the value of gold was operatihg as \bimetallism\ as used by monetary a bounty upon exports front silver - writers means exactly the same as the using countries. 'rhe facts here stated \double standard.\ That is to say, it prove the correctness of that claim. means a money standard consisting of The manner In which it does so is so two metals, used at a certain ratio to simple as'io be seen at a glance w each other, both freely coined and each attention is directed to it. / Briefly full legal tender after it is coinee, stated, it is this: Silver has main - In his testimony before the Royal tamed a inactive' stability - of valiae as Commission of England, given on the compared with commodities in Oster II. fourth day of March, 1887, II. It. Gibbs, For twenty years past, upon art i avee- then a director and ex -governor of the age, an miner, of silver would buy a Bank of England, defined bimetallism bushel of wheat in India and lay as follows: down in the English market. It will 1. An open mint, to which every do the same now. Therefore the/East man may bring either gold or silver Indian can get no more silver for his to be coined, wheat at the present time tl4an he 2. A 'fixed ratio which the gold and could twenty Years ago. Nor does he silver cot us are to bear to) each other. lose anything by reason of that fact, for 3. The enactment that the money so his mine,. of silver In rupees is just as coined shall be legal tender to any much and joist as good money In India amount of the option of the payer. as it ever was. With the American, Any limitation upon the coinage of however, it is different, lie can get either or upon its legal tender, de - just as much for his wheat as the Est stroy a one of the fundamental prinei- Indian can, and no more. That is to pits upon which bimetallism rests. The say he can get an ounce of silver, other at once becomes the standard, while the one subjected to a restric- or Its equivalent in gold, for a bushel. i Lion is dropped into a secondary or sub- But measured in Amor can money which is of the gold standard, that ordinate position. The theory of ht- ounee of silver is only worth about tnetallism is that the free coinage and one-half as much as it was In 1873. So full legal tender of the two metals at- one-half while the East Indian Is receiving ter they are coined will keep them at the Sam.' price as formerly for his a substantial perky. It. for example, the value of one should rise a little, by wheat, the American only gets about half as much att he used to. The very . reason of a stronger foreign demand, the home demartfi that one would moment silver began to decline in the immediately deer and fall upon the En acted a English market its an induce - other, and cheaper, metal, thus set- ment to the English exporter to buy lug as a compensation. But, if one Iota wheat in some silver -Using country ra- free access to the mint and the other ther than the United States. Ile could has not, then they meet upon unequal first buy the silver at a profit, awl then terms and thls principle eannot act. buy as ranch wheat slth a given The one whieh can be freely eolned will amount of silver as he ever could. This is exactly what the English consul - general means when he speaks of the low ruler of silver expanding the trade of China. The great staple,, of the United Stales are rind for years have been sold in the Enropean market at silver prices and in direet competition with silver -using countries. Neverthe- less the gold aoly mate continues to roll his eyes In boor rot at the thought of the United States getting upon the silver basis. With him the silver standard is good enough for everybody hitt the money -lender aria the fortunate few who have been benefited by the appre- ciation of gold. They have Helped l• lo Wuil Thrs standard, and at once put forth an un- nein, 1• Ont usual demand for gold. Dad there been The hanks and bankers of this coma; no bimetalliem in F rance . go ld would . try have been the Intermediaries, the in tneil lately have !Igen greatly In midd lemen, In placing set millet.; abroad value. AR it Was, though. a large part and at home. Of the bgold required by England was of their wcalth from bonnyes and dirt - furnished by France, but the demand to pay a deht averaging $1.700 in eer y of the latter for silver to take the place ' colle t s incident to title 11119111(4414. you will answer' 'Yes. here is mom' of the gold withdrawn by H:rigland op -1 Th e y h a , helped to load the country and you will show her this will , I no erated as a compensation. and Prevent- with a deh o n t motto tha half fictitious working: and she'l say, 'FM, toe ed the eilver from falling or the gold 1 value, \watei.\ %shish they are bound any more and oui shall isaj. ves A TRUE GHOST MORN'. usual pleasure to my coming birtiolay. which she said would he , a more than commonly happy an that wao, OT many sears ago !tie very day on which she died! people used to sneer I think that one of the eharpest re- st ghosts anti ghost grets which I ever experienced in ruy stories mtedi more life consisted in the fact that I was not than they do new, with my dearest 'friend at, the moment anti one would coo- that she passed away. She had made sternly hear people me promise that I wottld be with her whisper to one an- at the time, and God knows I had the other while some fill:est intention of fulfilling her wish. 1131lividnal was re- but on that very evening, of all others. iating hie or her I eas ealled away, and she died in my experience: \Ah! it absence. I had been sitting by her is very odd that these ghost stories bedside all the afternoon, and all that should always be related at second or evening I had held her dear hand and third hand. Now, I want to See a per- had kept whispering comforting words eon who personally has seen the ghost, in her ear: but latterly she had made and then I will believe!\ no response and was seemingly uncoil- heYareishg People et 86 :171;lenly a message came from my a g r i t: o n s i t o s re no lo' l v e .. 11S a ll;: t orl y l e i t O , even now, should it be a wife, daugh- house (not a hundred yards it was ter, or sister who ventures to narrate away) saying my husband wanted me some supernatural experience, she is at once, us one of my children was ill, pooh-poohed or laughed at or 004 to I looked at the nurse, who assured me \take a pill. - there was nothing immediate impend - Now, I have seen a ghost, and ant pre- ing, so, stooping over my poor ,friend. pared to attest most solemnly to the I whiapered at, the same time press - fact. as well as to the truth of every Ing it kiss on her forehead --that half word here set down. 1 have, of course, an hour should see me at her side avoided names, boo nothing else, so, again. But she took no not be, and without further lessinib'e, l will state i ii rti ii 6 c c h iessy ag i uin le s f tt th n. rny i, .. r w o • o il l lI hastily and my case. o Some years ago I became the•object Throwing 1 sl!awl over my head, ef the infatuated adoration of a person hurried across the square, and as I of my own age and sex, and I use the passed the church the clock struck 12. word \infatuated\ advisedly - , because I and I suddenly remembered that to -day feel now, as I dill at the time, that was my birthday! neither I nor any' mortal that ever lived I got back•in less than half an hour could possibly be, worthy of the over- and on my return heard, to my ever- whelming affection which my poor lasting sorrow. that I luel not . been friend lavished upon me. I on my side gone ten minutes before my dear L --- was not ungrateful to her, for I loved beanie restless and uneasy, then looked her in return very dearly, but when I hastily round the room, gave a cry, explain that I was a wife and the moth- then there came a rush of blood to her er of young children, and that she WaS wealth, and after a few painful strtig- unmarried, it will easily be understood geiii she sank back, 'gasped once or that our devotion to each other must of too -ice and never moved again. necrosAty lw rather onesided, and this Of course I thought then, and do to fact caused some disquietude between this day, that she was looking round its at times, the rOom for nte and that she had died For many years my friend held a post feeling I had broken my faith with at court, which she resigned soon after her. A bitter, never -failing regret! she began to know awl and although I have given this light sketch of the her royal mistress in her graelotts kind- feslings which existed between me and -nese ttesigned two houses to her, she my poor friend (before narrating the at them both tip to be free to Ilvoi circumstances of her supernatural visit _ 1:teatime in 11--- indeed, she gave up to me) just to emphasize the facts of the relatives, old servants and comforts in alluring fast ination, the intense affee- order that she might come and .ie land lion, which existed bet seen um during her lifetime, and which, I firmly be- lie'. o', have lasted beyond her grave. Quite a vette tied a half after her death my poor -. with what mo- il\ 0 t k 110W not- unless It may have teen, as I sometimes fondly hope, to assure me that she iinderstood and so mpattu ized with my sorrow at having failed her at the moment of her ex- rrriiity appeared to me, She came ton,'.', but never again. It occurred i ; toi , ts.. e I haul been suffering all day from hrow agile and had gone early to bed, but not to sleep. All the evening I had iwen kept painfully awake by that :fames , church clock which I haye mentioned above. toe' But she nOt happy. She It seemed to me to strike oftener, egloomede er the inevitable fact that louder and more slow'y than any clock In eonsequenee of the difference in her I hatl ever had the misfortune to come s s-, sims s asess an t i mine. I could not. he :Kruse. Of course Illy ailment or the with her eVery day and all day long. moment caused the clock's vagaries to I think she Was naturally of an unhap- appear peculiarly painful. and I bore p . \ disposition. being deeply, passion- the annoyance very restlessly, with mv atcly and unjustifiably jealous, and else race turned pettishly to the wall, hut painfully incapable of taking things when the midnight hour began to and people as they Were. All this gat, ehinie I felt :is thouglt I could bear me often 'flitch annoyance; but we no longer. Muttering an impatient es- eerful rind happy together, and some- face the room, and looking acrose it I were, all the same, someres very' clantation. I turned in my bed so as to ch times the reverse. -eiw my poor I, - standing close to a Later on, she, poor S0111, Was taken sit•ceen het wren MP and the door, look - II'. and during months of fluctuating inc at me. health I mono,' her sometimes in She was in her usual dress, wearing hope. sometimes without --and at mo- what was then riled a \cross -over,\ ments during her illness she faund which wa,o tied behind, while her boa - strange coollfort in foretelling to me, net. which alt\ aa., always in the habit after the most - tineanny\ fashion, of taking off as she came upstairs, was, things which site declared would hap- as astial, hanging by the ribbon on her Pell to me after her death. They were arm. She had a smile on her face, and mostly trivialities --little episodes eon- I distinctly noticed her lovely little venting people and things over s - horn white ears, which were always my ad - we had tamed and laughed together, miration and which Only half cot - for she was gift•al with a keen sense of .trael by her soft brown hair. the ridlenlons She stood a minute it arerned look- .emong other things, she bald to mr Ing at me, then she glide] toAard me, One afternoon and I. half Itppreheasi%e that !The was - This bazaar for which we are work about to throw herself on my bed, ex- Ing lithe had been helping in.' for week,. o jomping ir;) in a sitting pos- for a eharlty bazaar. met I 'an nos t•ire Bee her dairety little hands as she Mall 'I/eare , :' what 'wings ...oil here so Ipollated the daint nmslin and lace. Isles\ Poor. poor I. 'I I shali he dead h VltIu deep reverem to lori it , ,poken. fore It takes plaee. and I shall see you too: as SOM1 as those words were out of al your end Oa nne of ii,.' days of my month I Aaa iriesiatibly reminded the bazaar an old lady will o ome otp to of those spoken holy writ me Is is, you and say. Have yoli anv of lemr Mks St. Peter at Ihe awful moment of the I, 's Work 7 . mentioning noe And oranstigior 3 li\ . Awed and dazed it It,, Aglit of the spiritual Visitants, We are told he iittered words \not knowing to. hat he said \ These words of mine iolso seemed to leap to my lips, with mit little meaning in them. If any. As anon, however. ItS my voice had axed the apparition disappeared and worelci ing I r emained ROM° moments motionle94 I was not frightened, but I felt eobler than I had felt in alv life. and I have neve, fe . I so cid.' hilt the 1110I,I III'e,geemrml to p0ar off my 'body I call ed no one to rnv 1-edetance. All I real Ized Was that 0;ici haul permitted me to see her ono c more, and that perhaps he might 'WW1 her to me again Bet he lute not and probahlt now he never will I la, Sol nlo , :ill the night afterward, hoping for amt. I think. almost ex pectleg het again, and after the da) had dui elle I I fall attle.e SI \ NDING CLOSE TO A SCREEN. alase in lodgings over a shop near KOEGEL 81 JOHNSON, ,, f . r x ii t e m nt rising, except to a sssy II I t n ii, M h m a rt n r th, 1 ; : i is ,in to e c. a. s s t, h ,T o n t i or gx to protect in Again. when the Anterican Mill war broke out, England Was forced lo turn r A Inat,allt C.... to India for cotton She had no silver. MAIN STREET Railroad Official --You say you aunt and the East Indiana had no use for damages for the death of Mr. Priffem iou gold. So England exchanged' large t h at acc id en t- , amounts of gold for French mikes'. LaWler Yee. sir Viickes, - - Montana. gold production of California and Aiis si n the smoker \ \In what ear was he riding — This, nombined vilth the Immense . instils drained France of a large pot \Hain' Yon can take the ease Into, .lion of her silver. The comlitions or court if von think It will pay. hut, juat 1816 Were now reversed. and England e remember, you will hate to prove that .ixtraro, (liner, demand for silver Was del not Ilie of the letd air before the offeet by the French demand for gold a ssident occur 'ed. -- to take its place, and again the parity --- I was preserved. If t cannot it - Alive rre,' ideal. I can at These are facts recognized by all e eu e idealize :ey Real Oamlett, again, and ahe'll carry it all off .ine gay she hilyet it for poor Miss I a sake: And I shall know and see I remember cpeat lag, ly. \What lady\ ' She answered, dreamily, know but flOMP 00 1 liuol • toll' I Iroto t nol I ant bound to . oy the: us at' tot all t - what oece:si'll III the teaser, tuteithss'after her- Milo', an odd lady with whom I wa. , aiii quainter] aid holy rill her work, lia, ier/ iisked for 01 and Periled It jiWAV 101 he:' \ old lady, too s I hod \ Fesell (1110 other curio.,\ tr. timatance which attended her death was that, :if fel looking (ova ard with more thir Before telling my story to anyone ants dreading unspeakably all the doubting and sarcastic speeches which such a narrative wou:d inevitably call forth I sent for my doctor, an old and trusted friend, and after making him talk rationally to ate for some time I asked him whether I itaita ever betrayed any hysterical tendencies. Ile reassured me heartily en this point and then asked my reasOna for smelt a question. I therefore opened my heart to him and he neither ridiculed tor dishes Bevel, hut, on the contrary., iold me another eaSe of the same kind which had lately happened to a friend of his, but he strongly advised me to keep my own counsel at present, which I did for some time, and kindly added that he not only did not look upon me as a lunatic, but simply as a woman for whom one corner of the curtain which guarded the unseen had been lifted. In conclusion, I repeat I am ready to vouch for the truth of every word here set down and also, should it be re- quired, to give names - in private—tun satisfy those who doubt. GREAT LONDON SQUARES. 51 , ..t. 'rhea% Are Onallit and Sr.,. Laid Hot In t Ito ' HULett riashion. Some of the London squares are quaint and charming, being mostly laid out in the Butch fashion. Golden :moire, near Regent street; Red Lion and Queen squares, in Bloomsbury. are capital specimens. The first, though so close to Regent street, might be a doz- en miles away; there is a welcome un- kemptness; the grass is rank and wild, there are old trees ranged around its border in a systematical way. The houses ittotind are picturesque, because each is distinct. It is given over to commission agents, merchants and trade generally. yet within but a few years it was a place of genteel real- denee, like a usual square, and we find the late Cardinal Wiseman living in a substantial mansion here. Dickens, it will be remembere(t. placed Ralph Nickleby's house here, Which is de- scribed on the occasion of the party to Sir Frederick and Sir Mulbertsjas having almost palatial apartments and the riehest furniture. As we wander around. we are struck with the melan- choly tone of the inclosure, yet every- thing seems brisk enough; but It be- longs to the old world. The square Itself is very attractive and original, with is sort of Dutch or foreign air: We note the fine trees which shelter it all around in symmetrical lines, :Ind the Roman warrior sort of statue hun the ''enter. arrayed In full armor, and representing George II. The grass and walks are laid out with a cer- tain froe-and-easy carelessness that is very acceptable, and contrasts with the trim shaven, amtlless treatment of modern squares. Altogether a visit to Golden Square will intereet. Berkeley Square everyone knows. Yet It has an extraordinary sympa- thetic attraction front its grass and flne shading old trees. No one, we may be mitre, has noted that these leafy patri- archs seem to range in two rows down the middle. like an avenue. The fact, it, it was the demesne of the lawn In front of the old Berkeley house, which stood al the beck of Devonshire house. The man:eons routnd are very fine, anti the iron work, railings, Mr.. are all admired and to be admired. There are ROMP queer things to be told about squares; for Instance, that there wae atGeneral Strode who had a mania for setting up statues in squares at his own expense We leive seen equestrian slat nem in Leleestet Squarro,proppeol lip with a bromm , tiek, with portions broken a ivy., 0. 1 renirn , 100. I arg, VI'0111 I he New Sroi k R o s ton is ported lip with pride over the large cargo taken away from the port by the Leyland Line steamer Victorian about a Week ago, on her first eastward trip. The big load included 17,7,0104) bushel!, of grain 1.800 tons of nom, 1.100 tons of priv Is ions, 800 tons of realm S.300 bales of cotton, 'Soo tong of leather and leather goods. 260 tote, of dressed beef, lOd tons of himher, tons of has and feed for cattle. 654 licaol of rattle and 1,591 sheep All parts of the Cnited States east of Oho. Mountains. and even Canada. were iepresented on the mani f. id Georgia sent over 4,000 bidet, of cotton North Carolina furnished the greater part of the resin and the North west sent 114,000 bushels of corn. 11.0010 or wh‘sat, 16,250 Racks of f1011r. 2,280 piriees of walnut, and oprant ities of pork, heel' and lard Canada supplied 1,94f, hales of hay, while the Old Bay State fornished 1,351) hales and WO of leather. 7,0 401Fle4 out paint. and 40 hogs heads and 10o ha, I Of fine old Med , ford rum, on, .'r,,On I Myna., Trait.. One \It I;corge, I never heard of a Chicago man that wouldn't blow and lie about his confolinded town as though it was the only town on earth Tether ' I know or one that won't do It \ 11100 1 II glx $101 10 SW`e hint Where Ito lie — 'corbel \On this train • (Inc (jumping tip and looking' around) \Where''' . Tother \Out in the baggage -car in a bag box

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