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C EF•IM \ • \ ' • IA ta. tkt 4.1 \e TOIL. it. WICKES PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16'io WICKES,' MONTANA, SATURDAY. JANUARY 4, 1896, :KOEGEL & JOHNSON .PROPRIETORS Billiard Hall and Saloon. 'Our Specialties are: Chase's Barley Malt. Bottled Beer, $3.25 Per Casc. WE ilioNDLE THE FINEST .BRANDS Winos, HOOFS; 6iadrS, ON THE MARKET. A SHARE OF YOUR TRADE IS SOLICITED. KOEGEL & JOHNSON, MAIN STREET Wickes, - - Montana. A SWIM 1N DEAD SEA. VISIT TO RIVER WHERE CHRIST WAS BAPTIZED. Beer on Stile and 'Moats to LW-- On Horseback Through the Country . Round About Jordan—The Alleged Grave of Moses. HE German travel- ler, Prof. II. W. Vogel, describes it Vom feels zum Meer a recent vis- it to the Deo Sea and \round about Jordan.\ as the Bible calls the neighbor hood of the holy river where Jesus Christ was baptized by John. The professor and his party carried the latest scientific apparatus, and Herr Vogel's forthcom- ing book on Palestine will throw new light upon many interesting things in the land where the Savior lived and preached. The railroad leading to Jerusalem has no branch to the Dead Sea, and the travelers rode for ten hours on horse- back before they heard the roar of the waves of the largest inland lake, which is popularly supposed to lie silent and calm. \Surveying the country from the top of Mount Olives,\ says Prof. Vogel, \I judged the distance from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea to be not more than three hours ride, but soon discovered my error after traveling through the barren and stony landscape. Very frequently we had to dismount for fear of breaking cow necks in climb- ing the precipices or descending into the Walls Valley. After about four hours' ride we came to a great white mosque. ereCted over the grave of Moses. SO we were told. The Moslems seemingly never heard of the passage in Holy Scriptures which says 'and no one has found his grave up to this day.' too, with arbors offering pratection against the hot sun, rough tables and benches. The proprietor proved to be a native of the Prussian town of Onesen; bin name was Mayer. He sold beer or some kind of stuff masquerading under that name, and native wines, the latter being quite good. \The photograph we took of the river gives a faithful picture of the neigh- borhood, but the camera missed a sign pole near time edge of the water with the legend 'Boats to Let.' Mayer had half a dozen of them, beautifully paint- ed. and asked two francs per hour for their use. We had a good meal and rest at his inn, and in the morning departed for Jericho. after filling our bottles with Jordan water for baptismals at home.\ HOW IT FEELS TO DIE. Contrary -to General Delia Sudden Death Is Pleasant. Dr. Ilerin, the celebrated geologist and professor of the Zurich university, who nearly lest his !ife a few months ago, by falling down a mountain slide in the Alps, has described his sensa- tions on the occasion, and has collected from others their impressions on visits to the valley of the shadow of death. The doctor says that a sudden death by a fall, by being run over by a train, by being swallowed up by water or snow, is the most beautiful way of leaving this life. It is unaccompanied by pain or the other unpleasant concomitants of bodily dissolution, and the mind is clear and rapid in action, withoW the least feeling of uneasiness. In the prayer book the Christian beseeches that he may be spared front sudden death, but. in fact, the faces of those who so ended their earthly career reveal no fear, an- xiety, pain of terror, but are more plea- sant, more tranquil. more hopeful than those of persons who died in their beds, says the San Francisco bulletin. With them death did not last a second. Their serene and composed features indicated that at the time of death they were above physical pains; they were \rush- --- THE RIVER .1ORDAN WHERE .11 , >1 - ,-; ImosT WAS BAPTIZED. • They have a grave of Adam, too, in one of the Jerusalem churches. After dis- mounting for luncheon at the mosque we discovered another party of tourists. the 'Sante!), of Hotel Employees of Cairo: twelve In nitmber. Their leader informed us that the Dead Sea was but a few miles away, but the observation proved as much of an optical delusion as m own was on Mount Olives. We bad yet to t•limb many a height and hail to 'traverse many a stony valley before we reached its neighborhood. \Wheu we were about half a mile from the Dead Sea we heard he terri- ble roar of the breakers, and nye min- utes latex we saw the whlte foaming surf. About ten feet front the strand the watt: was calm and of bluish color. A fresh, refreshing wind blew over the lake arid into our faces, and we had a hearty laugh over the ,tories that say a whits front the Dead di is poisonous. Poisonons. indeed and ;hat no bird dared cross it! I 4tac tomdreds ii ing about in the best of spirits. 'Another superstition is that it would be suicidal to bathe in the Dead Sea. None of its could swim. but that mat- tered little. as the density of the water Is so great that the human borL will not sink in It. Before we rest tel deep sitter, however. We hail become very much exhausted by our battle with the t remendous surf. sltillIng inrther north, we came to the ford of the Ionian where out Savior was baptized by John. \ 'Then cometh Jeans from Galilee to Jordan unto John to he baptized of him \ 'But John forhade him. saying: ''I have need to he baptized by thee, and tawiest thou to inc - - And Jesuit answer ing. 543111 Unto him, \Suffer it to be r -to now, for thus It becometh as to fulfill all righteous tiess.'• Then itc suffered hind \ 'A nil ,lesni when he was baptized. writ; tip straight way ont of the water \Tho deacriitt mn of the neighborhood in Matthew III holds good V this da v . the river llowa a tio t this in through a muddy flat, and W1- (111111 , 1 ill , ford pas gable as it was In the pet iod when our 1.ord an 5 baptized I here - At fhb; famous historical point wo were yirpriSed to find estahlish . e.1 Gernial saloonkeeper, who welcomed mitt ill efTosive style lie lived In a sot t of barn tonstructed of rafters and dried mud. Anil there was a beer garden ing down into a blue, rosy, magnificent heaven, soft and blissful-- and then sud- denly all was over.\ Time doctor him- self slipped in a snow field between two enormous peaks. Quick as the wind he blew against the rocks, rebounded, and was thrown iipon his back head down- ward. Then he was carried through Hot air and dashed against a high snow will. He heard distinctly' the hull thud caused by the striking of his head anti back upon the snow-covered rock. lie reckoned that his fall occupied five or six seconds, but he says it would take him two hours to relate the thoughts which passed throagh his mind during that period. Be took comfort out of the recollection that he had .placed a phial of vinegar ether in his waistcoat pocket instead of leaving it in his wal- let. He felt that he was likely to die, and he fancied in his mind the scene when the news of his death was carried to his family. His life from childhood to manhood passed before his Mind% eye, with all its joys and sorrows Ile was serenely happy as he saw a blue heaven opening to receive him, while rose and violet clouds floated on the horizon. COOSCIOUNIPSS (lid not leave him till a little while after he struck the rock, and pain was not felt till an hour afterward. Dundee -Headed People. Fes amiisetnents In the world ire rune ler than the play of tlifferent Ideas under similar sounds, and it would he hard to tind a thing more universally understood and caught at than a pun, lea there really are individual!: so made that a word ;iii nc .in hut ono thing to thsm, and ;sal; meta...ors must go on a ll f alira , 1,0 1 - 1 1 V1,11,1111 11/0 1 11 - 11\1 it'll or n Scotch friend ;it his who, to the re- mark that some people coeld net feel 11 Jest ur.less it was fired at then; with a cannon, replied: \Weel. hut hoo can ye fire a jest out of a ctrinon, mon?\ A Fulton t Thor,. it to be i lady once put a connridi ona to her rhen- r broad fraternit haritt• and unapt?. math , till niirtat, asking her titnesS tintolig editors. The profession volt like a church a 111.10W, San) 1111 stand as high SIP those of the Rase the answer: itecause you a.. . !erg). the law or medicine lf it tiOPP tHil w on.- Whereupon the not, in any community, jealows and 1r s man pityingly replied' s ' \Oh. dear 'Hattie editor 4 ate slone to Mame. aonotiodsat been a fooltn' of ye. littnev 1 hern's ;model - sort o' panes. flo.t Aecording t. paper. the ct own been tortilla\ Ne. child -tf tho king et tsasseai whieh was re - t nth repair , ,' '1 1 , 1'1 01 Pr Love labor , for, if thou dost tint wair' 'mutt enstl‘ 11,-Ing X 311ip i t for food thou ma\ si for 0 4 , $6,4010,04141 INFLUENCE OF A SONG. 111 / 0Dame4 Artist J. G. Brow; GI, Kash; grate to Anserlen. i t ikt ter thirteen months in Edinburgh 4* went toi•Ondon. Every young man 1114he United Kingdom with a particu- Meip brainy head, and a fine plucky deuce in his ability to hew out fortunes, drifts to London, just. as inerica clever young fellows from parts of the country come to New k. There in the vast metropqiir t young art student made designs for a.)nanufacturer of stained glass win - dates, and also painted portraits. He Ve4Se getting away from the glass fac- iiiry & little, and was taking a stronger hold on art. He was perfectly willing to paint a portrait for $8 or $10. He could fillip two of them in a week. One night he eard Harry Russell sing some of his emigrant songs. Russell was a concert singer of those (lays; he had a sympathetic voice, and sang popular songs. That settled it for young Brown. FA would emigrate. He must \cross the wide blue sea.\ And he did. He arrivedin New York on his 22d birth- day, and he has been here ever since. As usual, when he made a change from one place to another, he at once sought for his art instruction in the new field. Ills £3 prize and his portrait -painting at $10 a portrait had not yet enabled him to sink the artisan, and be only the artist. So he got employment in a glass factory, and went to the night classes of the Academy of Design, then ott the southwest corner of Broadway and Thirteenth street. Thomas S. ( 17 th 1mm at ll time,igshad charge of these classes i . So far young Brown's career had been 'cry like that of the good young man in the story -books. Now, in the story- books, the good young man, as a rule. marries his employer's daughter. So that though this is always a most beau- tiful and delightful thing, it does not seem thrillingly novel or original on the part of the hero. Still, this Id what J. G. Brown did, some years after he ar- rived in America. lie married Miss Owens, the daughter of his employer. They went to live in Brooklyn, where Mr. Brown took a studio on Atlantic and Clinton streets. And after they had been one year married Mr. Owens died, and a year later came the panic of )867, lb which whatever property the Owns family had was lost. Mr. Brown is ever KO IMICh better able td' endure these hard times to -day when he is 63 than he was then when he wits But he went ahead. with the grit that has alwavs marked him, painting port- raits, and about this titne he began to paint children, pictures of little boys and girls, with a - story\ in them.. Ills fondness for this class of subject brought it about that after a while he was spoken of as \The Child -painter.\ Ile is still entitled to this appellation, though his \tough\ little newsboys and bootblacks are - ailmost too bold and in- dependent to be styled children. Most of them are little men. - (John .1. ''Becket, in St. Nicholas. Cause of Red Noses. \Redness of the nose - is caused by, Indigestion, not intemperance. The remedy, it is stated, is to \abstain front over-indulgence in fats anti sweets.\ This dictum will be appreciated by many worthy persons whose noses are unduly rosy. For years they have been miajudged by irreverent scoffers who did not scruple to ascribe the nasal tint to excesisive imbibitions. Now science omes to their relief. It is \fats and sweets\ that make the trouble, causing indigestion, which produces a rush of blood to the nose. Some persons given to alcoholic stimulants do indeed have red noses, but the redness is stomachic, not alcoholic. The \fire -water\ may 'burn out one's coppers,\ and thus in- directly produce the luminous pro- boscis, but its owner is now in a posi- tion to assert that It Is an error to say \drinking did It.\ A Snap shriCs Story. An enthusiastic Philadelphia phetog rapher caught a capital snap -shot while at Asbury Park, showing a man who was pitched ont of a rowboat just as it was being beached with a party front a yacht. The man struck the water hands first. and the camera caught him .11th his heels high in the air. While traveling in the west the photographer met a company of gentlemen, and In the course of conversation seashore ex- periensee were taken up One of the grow, telsted that e sde at. ASID11 - 3\ Park he had met .1 irne. r adventure while coming In she , . florin a yacht. The arnateor had the ete.tograph In question with hint and thereon pro- duced it. picturing the vet - ) occurrence of %%haat the participant was telling.— Philadelphia Call Rn Say ii ill of I.. SHERMAN SHIFTS. CAUTIOUS IN Fut cwhipmart AGAINST SILVER. We Endorsement et the ce•trelsati Sound Mosey Polley NE- Pleat Pehilt. allp—at Heart a Tool of the ItrItIsh Gold Owners. There is no man in the United States whose financial ideas and policy have been, subjected to more adverse crit- icism and bitter denunciation at the hands of the Democratic party, than have those of the senior senator front Ohio. Not only have his monetary views been assailed, but there has been very little aesitation in impunging his personal integrity. This has been especially true in the South, and his action in bringing about the demonetization of silver in 1873 has been condemned with a unanimity sel- dom witnessed, Large - numbers of the so-called \cuckoo\ Democrats were a short time ago absolutely furious in the character- ization of his \treachery \perfidy and subserviency to the interests of the money powers. Today, hundreds of Democratic news- papers, and thousands of Democratic office -holders are lauding Mr. Sherman to the skies. Not directly, it is true, but none the less KO in fact. The sound (?) money policy of Cleve- land and Carlisle le receiving their most enthusiastic endorsemett.\ What !II that but endorsing Sherman? The only difference between Cleveland end Sher- man upon the silver question is, that the former Is the more extreme and unyielding of the two. This probably comes from the difference in their men- tal characteristics. Cleveland is dull, dogmatic, obstinate and outspoken. Sherman is keen, smooth, eputions and diplomatic. Cleveland takes a position and clings to it tenaclopsly. Sherman can and does shift lint attitude as pub- lic opinion changes. But their views are essentially the same. Both are in accord with the great \money power\ of New York and London. Both make the interests of Wall street paramount to the interests of the country as a whole. Both be- lieve that the financial policy of the government should he so shaped as to directly benefit the money centers, upon the theory, perhaps, that if Wall street can enjoy a superabundance of pros- perity, the rest of the country may catch a little of the overflow. It never occurs to either of them that the country could get along without IA'all street, but that Wall street could not possibly get along without the coun- try. Both seem to think that the whols industrial system of the United States is merely ad adjunct to the busi- ness of haul' lag. Mr. Sherrnat. is not in favor of retir- ing the greenbacks lust now, but that Is 1 110t because of an indisposition to favor 1 the banks. He is shrewd enough to see that such a measure would not be pop- ular at this time. He is the fore will- tugse,..1..1,_,_ enough to bumf. bonds raise money for the eltrrenf expenses of the government, but not for the withdrawal of the siccrileeka. By this coarse he can rea. I. practically the sante result, /10 fur as r he maintenance of the gold re• serve is . oncerned, and also cast a little odium upon the tariff policy of the Dem• ocratIc party. Upon the money qtietion proper, Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Sherman are as near alike as \tweediedee and tweedledum. - So when the \cuckoo\ sings his praises of Cleveland, let it not te• forgotten that the financial virtues of Sherman are in- cluded in the refrain. The term \Sherman Democrats\ ex- actly fits a very considerable number of people in the United States at this N. -riling. - SOME REASONS WHY.: M. W. Meagher Gives Good Reason* for Favoring Free (\plunge. I favor free silver because I am an American, proud of our institutions, and opposed to foreign domination, whether exercised by monarehi or by gold syndlcateg. As a result of the single gold stand- ard I am humiliated daily in watching the United Stites treasury report to as- certain whether the Rothachlld London syndicate, through pimie, petulance, caprice, whims or greed, has wit hdrawn Its protecting hand, which alone saves tut from national bankruptcy, and, hence, I advocate the repeal of the de- monetization nit of 1873 and all sub- sequent acts amendatory thereof or snnplemental thereto, without eenatilt- ing thereon any foreign syndicate or co- terie of International .a euphemistically terh.ol foreign .gndbn n gg ri t e lo r.\ n R s, to tho ond that we rtray regain the in- dependent position we occupied from the foundation of our government until the fatal sr 1 111 1 , t73, who', We became a seepedeess if the money sharks of El l ur( ad P ° resats the free, unlimite co d in - age of troth 411Ver and gold at the ratio of 16 to 1 hei 'Mgr , I fit% or .1 ta.\11110 ur relict/ one metal sttnit. 11 11 1111. I turre1 IVO of the other. The cornering of nir nov hy the Shy locks of Loudon. Berlin. Frank fort, and New 'for k ;it izeni• of dirr, OW I ntIntripp, its of noue-- S hen It consist!: of geld ee!‘: Is tuaterian- faeilitated by the hoartlfag of it by the timid of every land. I favor the free coinage of silver and gold that the pools of Um 'United StaterirlY - be enabled to stomp.) finan- cial ruin and, ethernet*, inevitable lo- dustrial and commercial disaster, se- quentially from the gold coin bonds, mortgages and notes, by which they, have bound themselves to discharge their financial obligations in that which, by no possible means, they could or even can now obtain—gold. I favor the free coinage of both sil- ver and gold, because Ike silver dollar to -day is too expensive as token money, or the were representative of money -- paper would do equally as well—and not sufficiently Nalitable - being worth only 50 eentis as redemption money. I favor the free coinage of both met- als because I am opposed to 60 cent (Mi- lers for the poor- the only dollars they handle to -day -and 100 cent dollars for foreign bondholders and New York Ditt- tocrats --the only dollars they will deign to receive. I favor the free coinage of both sli- ver and gold, becattne I favor an honest. dollar there should be no \good bet- ter, best\ money it should all be good. M. W. Meagher. MERELY A POLITICIAN. secretary Carlisle Neither • Sitatestnau Nor a Financier. Matthew Marshall:in New York Stull If the secretary of the treasury Ware an ii Tit t eSin deis a v na e nd an expert financier he h M the revenue whierier n o s Uld for t ..om in m e111 n ea d s t 67. approval of al! parties, but unfortun- ately he Is neither, but only a politi- cian. The speech be made in Boston a week ago last Saturday proves this. In order to free a Democratic administra- tion from the blame of selling bonds at high rates of interest in order to pro- cure money, he told his bearers that it was done in order to Maintain the redemption in gold of the legal tender notes, suppressing entirely the fact that of the notes thus redeemed many mil- lions had been used In paying current expenses and that thus indirectly the bonds wera sold to make up the de-, ficiency in the revenues. 'When the bond sales began, in January, 1894, the cash balance in the treasury was about 684,000,000. The proceeds of the bonds then sold and in the follow- ing November was a little over $11V.-1 000.000. and those ;sold this yeas sikave! yielded a trifle more than $65,000,000,! making the total derived in the two' years from this source $182,000,000., : If, now. this amount had been devoted; strictly to redeeming legal tendets and to no other purpose, and there had been sufficient revenue coming in ; to meet ordinary expenditures, tha treagury would now hav(' in gold ;too greenbacke ;ash but hat.\ of $266,1)00.000, tin the u ontrary, tte balance is reported at about $181,00o, 000, an(l, when the treasury hooks :WI writtl.n up at the end of the month. It will probably ill` reduced to $175,- 000,000. This proves that of the pro- ceeds of the bonds sold, according to the secretary exclusively to relierM the greenbacks, the difference between $266,00.000 and $175,1100,000, aneeint- Mg to 691,000,000, has been diverted to other purposes. The secretary's mis- representation might he pardonable in a political stump speech, but it is un- worthy of a high offaar of the govern- ment. FALL IN PRICES. Gold Men Will isi - t - n- st - ITTIlif. It v.-rpurolt,'- dIi,n Wealtl.. The trade journa le. 1)111) 1. 1 Report and . Bradstreet's, hate la, n pr; -tatting tig-, urea showing the sat -re decline in the' prices of man) staples within the late few months. The latter journal gavic. a review of the subject in its issue of October 26. Mans ass Hs have fallen in prico continua a e last Aril. Among these. as : ii.. tailen in six monthe. from :\;6 to 11. a bushel; eats from 33% to 44, aryls); frOM 52 to 42 1 / 2 Therry has been a continuous decline at o beeves, sheep, hogs, mutton, beef. pork, lard, beans, apples, currants, turpen- tine, alcohol, brick and lines Twenty-three staples, whit h rose In the quarter. (the \boom!\) from April 1 to July 1, fell off again betwcen July 1 and October 1. These were wtte:it. which rose from COSS csnts to 73 , y., :111.1 fell to 66 7 ,a; rye, which rose front `i cents to 594 s . and then declined io tit cents; fitAir. Which ruts. , f $2.40 to $3.50, and declined to $3 IF.. and the fal lowing articles: Pigs, ha. (In , hams, an gar, molasses, pe't,t potatoes, peanuts, hemlock lentil,' , t:41, lent her. Jute, steol beams, qui. Soother!) ,•olte, erode petrol, it;,, reflt4e41 petroleum, tin -- seed oil, tar, carbolic acid and pap. , r • The Manufacturer. An PX111111 , .1110n of the foregiung 'ut enable the At kInsons, the AldrerIces and championg of griltlism generally to wax eloquent over the prosperity of thn farmers arid other prodor\nrs Prhsts are going down, down, down, mid no hilmait being t'lln) bit thilPret Ity'V Win FI1011, If ever It would really be finite latereatIng to have Judge Aldredge make it rareftli computation showing how much morn .leht and tatoa a farmer can pay with corn at 717 cents per bushel than he catilil with the terIce at 56. There Di nearcvly room for doult that be winild het pullet to the feat. a sel g • :411 •.e \.'