The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, December 28, 1895, Image 1

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A .• • VOL. L WICKES PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to 1.\ WICKES, MONTANA, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 28, 18$5. KOEGEL & JOHNSON PROPRIETORS Billiard Hall and Saloon. Our Specialties are: Barley Malt. Bottled $3.25 Per Case. WE HANDLE THE FINEST BIZAN CS OF 4 Willa, .61W1 3 8, ON THE MARKET. A SHARE OF YOUR TRADE IS SOLICITED. 41P- KOEGEL & JOHNSON, MAIN STREET Wickes, - - Montana. • - •? -- \A MANY MILES OF BAIR.. THE WONDERFUL GROWTH ON PADEREWSKI'S HEAD. Length. Strength. and Weight Beauti- ful and Unique Shades of Hair— Effect on a Beholder Its Hate of Growt h. GAIN has Patter- ewski, the great pi- anist, come to en- thral us with his wonderful playing and his no less won- derful hair, says the,New York World. \But the very hairs of your head a r e numbered,\ says the Bible. The Sunday World propons to explain the task which the recording angel who is assigned to num- ber Mx. Paderewski's hairs finds before hint. A representative of this paper who has devoted much profound thought and study to phrenology, physiognomy and allied subjects, visited Mr. Pader- ewski for the purpose of studying his head and his hair. The great pianist is not less amiable than he is gifted. He told his visitor that American audiences are the warmest and most sympathetic he has ever known, and that their en- thusiasm encouraged him to better work. Most artists say the same thing, but he was evidently sincere. While he spoke, the listener observed Mr. Pader- ewskrs crowning glory, calculated its weight, length, quantity and quality. Mr. Paderewski will no doubt pardon this attention to a personal detail. Many learned critics will write about his playing, but they will not give seri- ous attention to his hair. a t has fre- quently been the subject of witticisms, but the Sunday World for the first time treats it in the sober and earnest spirit of a seeker after scientific truth. The women of America who have given such enthusiastic appreciation and support to him will eagerly welcome this in- formation. That glorious aureole of hair is already enshrined in. their hearts. Now they will keep its memory fresh by cutting out this article and pasting it in their scrapbooks. To begin with, this hair is unique in color. Nothing at all Vice it was ever seen by the writer. The prevailing tint is a light orange yellow, but there are many shades gently passing into one another. You catch glimpses of old - gold and a shade like the color of a tre- mendously hot fire. It grows down low over the forehead. Beer, and the line where the hair ends is curiously curved here. The bare skin I takes two deep and sudden turns in- ward over the temple. These bare spaces mark the beginning of baldness in most men. It Is therefore possible that Paderewski will some day lose his hair. The thought is desolating, but it will be a long time yet. The quantity and arrangement of the hair come next in importance to its color. It sticks straight up from the forehead and bends backward at the top. Every hair has half a dozen curves in It. The effect can only be compared to that of a fire, with short, fleece, light-colored flames chasing one another swiftly upward. The greater part of it appears to grow to a length of eight Inches. and it reaches down the back of his neck to his collar, where it is as long as any- where else. As a considerable , portion of the hair is always in a state of growth. a reasonable calculation of its average length would be five. Inches. PiiiiefeWfiki has a very large square head. The average human head has a hair -bearing surface of 120 square inches. His scalp has an area of 160 inches. There are 600 hair follicles in a square inch of a (lark person's scalp, and 700 In a blond person's scalp. The blond, of course, has finer hair than the other. This would give a total of 80.000 follicles to a blond with 120 Inches of scalp; but as many follicles emit two or more hairs, the total must be greatly increased, and 120,000 is a conservative estimate Accepting these calculations. Peeler- ewski, who ice a blond With vary fine hair and an unusually large head, would have about 200.000 hairs. That Is at the rate of 1.250 to the square inch. The average length of them is five Inches. and their total length, If placed end to end. would be 1,000,000 inches, or, approximately, fifteen and three- quarters of a mile. It would there- fore make a line long enough to reach from here to Yonkers. That aounde disappointing. beenuse statisticiatim usually produce a line that would reach to the moon. hut only cold facts ar‘ dealt with in here. The weight of Padereweltra hair may also be disappointing. A woman's head of hair seldom weighs more than five or six ounces. and three ouncea Is a liberal allowance for his The strength of the heir IS a moat as- tonishing fart. An eminent doctor in- forms its that a single hair will hear a strain equivalent to four ounces. Pad erewskre 200.000 hairs should there fore he able to withstand a strain of 50.000 pounds Parlerewsk I's hair grows at the rate of seven inches a year. It would require ten years' aceumulation to stuff a cushion of respectable size, and such a souvenir is hardly to be hoped for. The quotable market value is not great_ Eight -inch hair only sells for 25 cents an ounce, while 36 -inch hair sells for $7 or more. The market value of's hair is probably increased by its rare color. but apart from that it would undoubtedly be of inestimable value as a souvenir. If the pianist should ever be hard up, of which fortunately there is no present prospect, he has only to otter his hair for sale. Many an Americau woman would give a fortune for it. BORN NEAR THE POLE. A Whaler's Little Girl Born on Herschel island. Arctic Ocean. One thousand miles is not considered a great distance nowadays under any circumstance, so when Capt. Sherman, of the whaling steamer Beluga, an. nouneed on his arrival at San Francisco recently that a daughter had been born to him within that distance of the nortn pole the news caused considerable of a sensatiou in marine circles there. It would be an item worth mentioning if the baby was born of native parents in such a far -north part of the world. In all likelihood a baby never saw the light of day on Herschel island before. It is a barren spot in the Arctic ocean. The island lies about north of the boun- dary line between the extreme northern portion of British North America. It is considered a far northern trip for tour- ists to visit Sitka, but from Sitka ves- sels must go thousands of miles to reach Herschel ,island. \They go through the passes between the Aleu- tian islands, on through Behring sea, and then skirt the coast of the northern side of Alaska for hundreds of miles, cutting through the ice of the Arctic ocean most of the way if it be any sea- son other than midsummer. Capt. Sherman and his wife had passed one summer at Herschel island, and Mrs. Sherman was quite used to the mid- night sun of the summers and the long darkness of the winter as well. There was great to-do about the birth of the baby. There were four women at Herschel island to idolize the little one. They were the wife of Capt. Green of the Alexander, the Wife of Capt. W. P. Porter of the J. H. Freeman, the wife of Capt. Weeks of the Thrasher, and the wife of Capt. John Cook of the steamer Navarch. The whalers. most of whom had been away from home for more than eighteen months when the baby was born. were greatly interested in the even.t, and sent many presents to the happy mother. There happened to be a clergyman of the Church of England at the camp. He had been sent to that odd corner of the globe as a missionary. his name being Rev. Mr. Stringer. With all the formality that was possible on the barren island he christened the infant Helen Herschel Sherman. At first there was some discussion concern- ing the nativity - of the little stranger. Herschel island does not appear to have been claimed very vigorously by any government. It is more nearly north of British territory than American, but it is reported that an American arctic exploration party raised! the American flag there some years ago. Of course, since the new woman is carrying every- thing her own way, it is important to know whether •a girl born on Herschel island is an American or not. This was settled, however. by Rev. Mr Stringer. who held to the belief that a child of American parents, even though born abroad, was an American just the same. MRS. CONVERSE IS A CHIEFTAIN _ Unique Till. PO d by a White Woman of New Iork. Among the women of this century who have occupied public positions of prominence peculiar interest attaches to Mrs. Harriet Maxwell Converse of New York city. White wornan though she is, without a drop of Indian blood in her veins, she is nevertheless one Of the chiefs of the United Tithes of the Six Nations, whose reservation lies in New York state and Canada. She is re- garded with the deepest respect and af- fection by the red men all over this country. who knee her as the White Chief of the Iroquois. \Ya-le-wa-noh.\ This name. conferroil upon her by the people of her adoption. means \one who watches.\ For it was her devotion to the interest! of their race that brought thin recognition in their bestowal upon her of the highest honor in their gift. In 1s91 she was raised to the rank of chieftain, anti the document which con- ferred neon her this dignity IS (lilted at Onondaga Castle and reads act follows: \This is to certify that Harriet Maxwell Converse has been duly: elected and in- stalled to the chieftainship of the Six Nations of the New York Indians, on the 15th day of September. 1591, at the rondolenee held on the Tonawanda In- dian Reservation. Anti she is there- fore recognized as one of their chiefs to look after the interests of the Six Na- tions, and also Is recognized as ''i.e ie- hi business with my lawyer which I wa-nohe \ ii. tight I could finish to a moment ..butt This is signed by the various chiefs vi delayed. I left my children here and among them Daniel La Forte from tee alias it makete my dear little girl the Onondagas. A facsimile of the floc Ii y and nervous to ride In an ele- ument recently appenred in the Ameri c. or It would be 3 good thing if ran JPWPAR Quarterly. In her home in e people would learn to mind their New York city Mrs. Conserse has the n husineril ' largest library in existrme on subjects rid then, with a child claapea in pertaining to the American Indians. and h hand, she walked slowly out and many of the books :Ire oil; of punt 1 Broadway. FATE OF A SAVAGE TRIBE. The Story Of a high PrIefir. mind It. FollIllnizenti At a village near the source of the Oyapok, the stream over which Brazil and French Guiana are disputing, says the Journal des S'oyages, an old man of the Caicouchianei tribe of Indians livere the only person of this tribe thereabout, end he tells the story of his people's fate. The tribe was once. great, he. said. buttor two generations it has been without a country. His people once had a country on the Tame -Mamie mount- ains called Paritote and for allies the Ouayauas, the Otipourouis anti the Einerilious. Ills people were strong but the evil spirits (yolocks) cast them ,,down. A numerous people !root the easi came against his people and their allies. The great priest of his people abode three days without food in the house of divinations and came out look- ing as if ten years had passed over his head. He reported that tha - 'eilocks had decreed death to the people. Then the braves joined their allies and the war went on. The invading people were not brave but they came in swarms until the allies were wearied with slaughter. Many years passed and many young warriors perished, while the women cried out that their lovers were dead. The first to make this outcry was Anita, who had lost her lover in the mountains of Paritom Then the high priest cried that this language deserved death and Anita was strangled by the old women. Then the high priest at length declared ilea the fates had prophesied aright and It was time for the people to take flight through the forest. \They shall eat no more cassava or tapioca.\ he said, \they shall no more drink cadeire they shall no more know the manioca. They shall go through the forest known only to the tiger tend the tapir.\ It was in the moon of Ayamouri and the people ate only grains anti cacao They started and reached the banks 01 the Oyapok, the long river. They passed over the rocks of a great falls ana reached the great river Yin - aerate. They followed it toward the south. Three months after they had left the forest of Par iton they came upon a high mountain whence flowed another Oya- \pok. This Oyapok, they learned, was Agamionare. The high priest saki that the peo . ple should retire here It) die. So they settled there anti upon the banks of another river, the Oitroual- tou, and the women hoped that the war- riors would love them again and the' fields would be planted. But the high priest said: \Plant (lrink, (lance. Ile beautiful young women, be handsome young war- riors. 1.! e atscio not burn the pimento. It's livers& for the giant Couroup Ithe iannll pox) comes to lead you to the funeral butcher.\ The giant Couroup was without pity; he struck and struck again. Mothers fled their children and cbildren their mothers. The villages were full of the dead, full of uneaten cassava. The cinders of the hearth erre not relighted. Nearly all of the Calcouchianes died. That was long ago. To -day there remains not more than fifty Calcouchlanes dispersed among the Oyampis. The Calcouchianes are dead, slain by war and Couroup, because the fates willed it. Fate is neither just nor najust but is often sad. BEAUTY'S REBUKE. \II Would He Well If People 'Mod Oil Their Own llosIness. A handsome brunette. with a brave - !Coking little boy of 6 or 7 and a sweet f4ced baby girl of 2 years. entered the Manhattan Life building, at 66 Broad - may, recently, says the New York Re - circler. Telling the children to wait for hr near the entrance, the woman .en - peed an elevator. A long time passed sel the children, growing frightened, an to cry. Then a crowd collected the word \deserted\ was frequently h rd. All was excitement. The young- st rs were so frightened that they Irina tell their names. and the con - tor couldn't remember where the v. man hail got off. All the exits were w tched for the brunette. and a Gerry a nt was jumt going to take charge of I little ones. when one of the rile- % tore touchett the ground, and, to the a azement of all, out stepped the petty ineinette and gazed in wonder at tir scene of excitement about her. The rcowd hastily cleared a passage for her aid in a moment she had her children e sped in her arms. \Mommea was de - 1, eel a little longer than she expected. Ic t I hope you were not frightened. lieu' at is all this crowil about for'\ she s: 'hen one man, braver than the rest. e Union(' with many apologies that the pie had supposed the children might •c- been lost, or—or deserted. look of indignation croased the w can's beautiful face, RR ethic said \I fir ci IS A MODERN SAUL. — - HE HAS PUT THE NATIONAL BANKERS IN ECSTACIES. Ills Name I. I Atchr.elge suit MIS Fame Hest. int a Speech Ile Made at At- lanta Ex -Congressman Hartle° iced - deceit, Ex -Congressman Bailin° in National Bimetallist: The bankers are in ecsta- cies over a new-found champion in the person of one Aldredge, who made a funny speech at Atlanta . Whetner this Alaredge is a eery young man and gave' the hankers the benefit of his maiden _effort, or is one of ripe years who has been hiding his incandescent light under a canopy of extreme modesty, we know not. But we do know that he has emerged from obscurity and electrified a few simple- minded bankers with his wit. It is unfortunate, though, that he has so much of natural humor in his mind, that tintionselous:y he allowed it to per- vade his entire speech. Some of his most serious propmetions were, in fact, the funniest parts of his discourse. Among other things, he brought out the very remarkable feet, that the farm- er is better off with wheat at 50 cents per bushel than he would be with wheat at $1. Then he made it clear to those grave and wise bankers that diminished production oe the true road to national prosperity, illustrating it by very co- gent - references to the recent rise in the price of cotton as a result of a reduced crop. These discoveries are of such import- ance to mankind that Judge Aldredge should have indulged in more ampli- fication, and carried them to their logi- cal conclusion. If the farmer is better etY with 50 -cent wheat than with dollar wheat, then 25 -cent wheat will make him stia more prosperous, and when gets down to nothing per bushel, the cup of his happiness will be full. The failure of the great humorist to eluci- date this point leaves his magical ef- fort a little incoinolete. Then with regard to the blessings which have come front the partial failure of the cotton crop. Front 9,900,- 000 bales last year it has fallen to 6,500,- 000 or 7,000,000 this ytcar. Now if a loss of 2,000,000 bales of cotton has so great- ly inirgerved business conditions in the south, what a flood title of prosperity would have rolled over that region if the loss had been 6,000.000 bales! And if It had pleased Divine Providence to destroy it all„the cotton planter would he happier even than the farmer who sells his wheat for nothing. The in- completeness of the judge's remarks upon these points was unfortunate. It eaves the impression that his humor IR rather mechanical, anti that his logic, while very good as far as It goes, breaks off rather too snot]. as it were. He might haee very materially add- ed to the force of his argument (7) if Ile had made a little reference to his own salary. If he is still a judge we presume he draws a salary. Ile might have told those assembled philanthro- pists how exceedingly prosperotim he was on the small stipend he was re- ceiving, how much more prosperous he would be if he were reduced one-ha:f, and that if he could only' -be permitted to serve the dear people for nothing, 1)0 would then occupy a position of un- speakable bliss. Doubtless he would have used this illustration if he had thought of it. But we must not be too exacting. Even a new-born champion of sound CI money cannot be expected to think of everything and be \futuiy\ at the same time. He also discovered that the gold standard nations are \bimetallic be- cause they use silver as \token money\ along with their gold, while the silver standard countries are \monometallic\ because flue' use SIM. alone. Hence he conclude\; that the gold standard advo- rates are the \birnetallists.\ while the friends of free coinage are really \silver m°n e hatl t cin'etalii c s r t il H ;ably been reading Mr. Carlisle s \five' unanswerable proposi- tions. - And being struck with a great. \Mee.\ he couldn't rest until he laid it before an amazed and admiring world. But when a ''funny\ man attempts to become argumentative, he nearly al- ways falls; sometimes because he does not want to spoil his wit Icy keeping too close to the line of true Ingle, and sometimes because of ignorani e of ma- terial farts. Judge Aldredge seems to the senate before I won't! give my tit- he ignorant of the difference between legiance to an avowed gold standard ''token money'' and standard money. eandidate and I N. 011111 retire linaly lie Seeing to he equally ignorant of the from polities \Respecting :Mr Sherman its publi• man, I differ from him entirely oil questions cif financial policy, and could not consider him a prudent or safe man for president. and I regard Mr Mc - Kinley in very much the same light. Senator Allison I pet - remelts , regard VerV highly, and he would be mote arceionble to the people of the weat than the two named. ' et I hop. the convention will runt Ice' confined to these men. The Colors- itic electoral vote will he given to no man who is not !lettere on the silver queatIon. The slate will throw ite vote sway before it will cast it for a gold monometalliat.\ • - --- Pope Leo XIII. IR said to be one of \clipped dollar\ \91 -cent dollar,\ \70- the best living chest; players, ceut dollat,\ \50 -cent dollar.\ \short - legged doIlar,\ \dishonest dollar,\ \swindling dollar,\ \fraudulent doPar, - \buzzard aolia.r,\ and many others, and had really never understood these exe pressions as indicating extreme friend- ship for the silver dollar. But Judge Aldredge has Clown a flood of light upon this point, and it is a pleasure to learn that the friends of - honest money,\ in !using these epithets, were merely exemplifying the truth that \whom the Lord loveth he chastenette\ and that after all they were \pet name* in disguise.\ Still ee remain skeptical. To accept Judge Aldredge's statement requires too high a flight into the realms of fancy. We might possibly imagine MciCinley as tite only true friend of free trade, or Henry George as an earnest consistent champion of protection: we can conceive of Baron Rothschilds as a thoroughly unselfish humenitarian, a highway robber as a conservative of the law, or Annanias as a \God of Truth,\ but we are not quite able to so completely reverse the crrdinary modes of tholight as to appv .; „ elate Judge Aldredge's rhetorical tlerare in which the advocates of the god standard are pictured es the \true friends of silver.\ It is really no wonder that the bank- ers went wild with enthusiasm over their new prophet. It most certainly. Wrought Some miracles. And yet it must be confessed that he has not Quite settled the silver question. Perhaps he will later on. MEXICO SATISFIED. fact that \silver standard\ countries make no attempt to Use gold and have no need of it. He seems to be totally uneenecieuri thet \bimetallism - differ - a raelleally from either the gold standard or the silver standard. Ile is not so ignorant, though, as not to bre aware that the only way he could defend the gold standard was by aseurnIng the en- tire eerie; Arid so he cooly took it for granted that the moment Vie Opened our mints to both metals alike, we woulil land upon the sliver basis. p,, r h aps the greatest Joke perpetrated WAR the statement that he and the gOld standard men generally, are the friends of Pryer. and that the free coinage peo- ple' ere It- enemies. We have a sort of misty recollection of having heard snmewnere such expressions RA these. Even Silver Monometallism ilas Bene- fited Our Neighbors. Mexico seems to Ire well satisfied with - her monetary sy - etete. There Is nu rea- son why he should not be. Althouga not yet in the front rank of nations, she is improving her condition with marvelous rapidity. So long as she is moving forwent with greater relative speed than gold standard nations. it is but natural that she should regard her monetary system as a gem! one. \Vhen half -civilized nations upon the silver basis are enjoying greater rela- tive prosperity than the highly civilized gold standard countries, it furnishes conclusive evidence that gold is not the enly \honest and sound money.\ It the believers in the gold standard would open their s eyes, the palpable his- toric truth that nations have lived and prospered for meny year!' at u titttft without either metal in circulation, it might dawn upon them that all the hopes li l i h d t o inl a a r nity do not depend upon hue Speaking of the clap -trap about free coinage sinking the United States to a lower level, the Mexican Financier says: There is a good deal of foreign rub- bish being printed in foreign papered about the adoption of the silver stand- ard as certain to \sink the United States to the level of China and Mexi- co.\ Now we maintain that Mexico can' show a better record during the recent \hard times\ than the favored land of Uncle Sam. Our railway!' did not go Into the hands of re.ccivers at the rate of two a week, our banks (ill not fail; our factories were actively employed; our cities were not filled with hungry people out of employment, and bank cashiers were not running away or com- tnifting suicide. Suppose we should re- verse the remark alcove quoted and say' that it would pam tie to see Mexico adopt the gold standard tenet sink to the level of countries like the United Sta:es and Monaco! Those people yam are so afraid of having our standarl of civilization low- ered Icy the IISO Of silver, ought to bring forward sotue scheme to breal. oft cornmeal:0 relations with those ,•, ,un- tries. Tne social intercourse which . - .7imes from commerco will he far more likely to degrade us, than the mere jingling In our pockets of a few more All% c..7: Maid by Senator Teller, in an interview the other day, in Washington, confirmed the report sent mit some time ago that he A011111 NI ithdraw from the itepub- lierell parts if a gold -hug were ' , unit- nated for the presilency. Ho is re- ported ;us saying \It looks as though the Eastern Mates would dictate the nomination in the next Republican convention. If they do, they will name a gold man. In that event I shell reaign my seat in

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