The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, January 11, 1896, Image 1

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VOL. L WICKES PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to I.\ WICKES, MONTANA, SKI RDAY, JANUARY 11, a96. NO: 23 ! CORNER OF 6111)11 1 1ES. SOME OUEER AND CURIOUS KOEGEL & JOHNSON PROPRIETORS Billiard Hall and Saloon. Our Specialties ire: Chase's Barley Malt. PHASES OF LIFE. A Man of Sense -Six Pretty Deorgla Bottled Beer, ..S3.25 Per Ctic. • Winos, Lifluors', ON THE MARKET. •s A SHARE OF YOUR TRADE IS SOLICITED. e KOEGEL & JOHNSON, MAIN STREP.:T Wickes, - - Montana. Diehl Mother Snake Died for her Young—bite Shot a Dear Silt 00. I Trees. HE MAN WHO 'makes the best of t hings, With riches can dispense. Since hemveu has endowed him with A fund of com- mon Sense.. Though he may live in poverty, He has a happy lot. Because he doesn't sit and mourn For what he hasn't got. The man who makes the best of thins. Is tolerable rare But when you find him you will see A man devoid of care. His rule of life is simple—just To do his level best,. And then he does some resting. Anti lets oti ere eo the rest. The man who 7^ ..kee the best of thins, He knows where he is at. He is a true phiiosopher, • And to him I doff my hat. But when I run across a man Who's always finding fault, 7 know without your telling me He isn't worth his salt. Six Pretty Georgia Girls. Mr. J. D. Craven ef Hickory Hum- mock, in the Okefinokee swamp, Ga., • was in Waycross last week:and he told of many of his experiences with bears, deer and wild eats In the swamp. lie cultivates twelve acres of rich hummock land and raises corn, sugar cane and vegetables. He produces over a thon- sand pounds of meat 'every year. The farm is not fenced, but as it is surround- ed by jungles, it is almost secure from the approach of hears and other wild animals. Mr. Craven is 75 years old, and he has explored the swamp quite thorough- ly during the past fifty years. lie killed a 450 -pound bear two weeks ago. Honey flows plentiful in Hickory Hummock. awl Mr. Craven sells hides, honey and beeswax is 'arge quantities. Mr, ('raven has a wife, two sons and six daughters. His daughters are pretty. They are good shots with a rifle and they fre- quently hunt bcars, deer and wild cats in the swamp. A large bear chased a hog into Mr. Craven's yard a few weeks ago, and as he was about to seize his prey one of the Craven girls ran into the yard and poked the muzzle of her rifle almost into bruin's face. Bruin turned away from the hog and sprang toward Miss Craven. The plucky young lady did not give the bear a chance to hug her. but sent a ball through his heart. The bear fell at her feet and died. Mother Snake Died for Iler Young. Burton H. and Edward R. Ailing. of Hamden, and three New Haven boys recently saw a Slittk0 of the copperhead species emerge from a hole near the upper end of Wintergreen lake. The reptile was a male and was soon fol- lowed by the female, with a host of lit- tle progeny by her aide. When the boys rushed to attack the snake family the male reptile fled. But the female stood stock still, opened her mouth, and her fifty-three offspriag raced down her throat for safety. The boys; bat- tered and pelted the female snake to death with sticks and stones, and then took their capture to the Ailing home- stead In Hamden. They told the story of their experience to a man wet' versed In the knowledge of the habits of rep - tiler. and he dissected the dead female snot -a'. The result was very interesting. Out fall fifty-three little snakes, none of which was more than two inches long. Some were dead because of the beat- ing that had hilled their mother, but 'most of them were alive They, how- ever, were quickly dispatched and the cothplete score of the killed, including the maternal female, 'wide just fifty - tom' snakes. The copperhead female, like all oth- er snakea. lays a bumerotts nest of eggs, which she hatches and then protects 814 best she can until her little ones are able to care for themselves. The fact that the offspring of the female gnat(/' kille.1 did rot exceed two inches In length Is proof that he little ones ((mil not have been over a .'ew days old. The , ineere VW I Tree. Thlv remarkatir tree IR a native of Natal and other parts of South Africa. Its funny name was gilen to It he- eftlIS.• one rennet. R•ix it without sneez- iily violently. The t' 'at of IIR wood liar. the Rattle el fret as ti:P strongest snuff and is so Ir rItatIng to the nose that workmen are obliged to sneeze even when planting it. If a piece of the wood of this tree is put In the mouth it Is found to have n very bitter taste and no doubt it is this bitieracra which prevents insects Of aa: aaad Dom attacking the timber of the \aneeae wood\ tree. The fact that insects rind it so dilute greeaoie makes its wood ver. valuable for work that s required to last long time. She Shot a Hear. Saranac Lake, 0. ---Special. --Mrs. William A. Denison. of Reed Bank, N. .1., Is Liu. only woman who has killed a bear In the tamintaius this year. S'he. le a charming woman, and is in camp, with her husband and Mt. and Mrs. I,ke Ludlam of New York, (Ili Long Pond : Early on a recent morning the party^ was aroused from sleep by a hear prowl- ing about the t - its and growling flerce- ly. Mrs. Denison dressed hastily and, going outside, rifle in hand,. killed bruin at a distance of two rods. Contrary to the usual custom of bears this one advanced when Mrs. Denison eppeared, lett each of four shots took effect. \It's all in the barrel and 'holding on,'\ was a famous sharpshooter's sum - Mary GI' the art of bull's-eye hitting at the shooting festival at Glendale park, L. I., last week. Butt art in aim anti dilettantism in the minutiae of the implements used are Widely apart. Relics of the days of Crockett and Boone show EL t sharp- shooting to -day is as it was when the arquebusiers of the primeval forest sallied forth for deer meat with terri- ble huuting engines, some' needing the crotch of a sapling for aim taking, but the barrel was there, and so was the \holding on,\ and men ./-day do not make truer shots at a black disk than did the backswoodsmen when rifles weighed from twenty to thirty Pounds , and only a - shot behind the shoulder\ was considered sportemanlike. The barrel, too, is the thing at the Thanksgiving contests of to -day, Giv- en a rifled steel tube, bored true, and lock and other accessories are second- ary in importance, and the farmer's son with his grandfather's \shooting - iron\ is, if he•can d?aw a bead, as likely to take a turkey home as the rival equipped with the most modern arm. It is only a question of aim and barrel - after all. These principles will obtain a century hence, when, perhaps, .the ammunition, stock fashions and lock inechanisme of to -day will be regarded. as ahtiques. Even to -day, the old- fashioned muzzle loader holds its own against the newest device in breech - loading rifles, just as the ram rod \scatter gun\ in the brush, be it of pot metal or stub twist, will \wipe the eye\ of the competing $1,000 choke -bore If the sportsman with the less costly wea- pon \holds on.\ Pebble Paper -Weights. . Paper weights of round, smooth p• Wes are useful gifts and can be made very artistic if one wields a brush to sketch some view. One seen lately had a flock of birds sailing over a beach, and the words beneath: . \When the swallows homeward fly.\ The large, white clam shells found °mac south side of Long Island make convenient pin trays and are very pretty, painted with a marine view or a pen and ink sketch of some quaint little figures, such as two sun -bonneted children, pall and shovel in hanii, and the line: \What are the wild waves saying\ A pebble paper weight for papa's of- fice desk could i.s , e a sketch of a rocky shore with the terse. \Break break, break, on thy cold, gray shores, 0, sea.\ goal/ Eat Chine?, itii g •. A farmer relates to Heinen,. World that a few years ago he shot three quails on his farm. His wife, knowing his fondness for such sport, persuaded him to come to the house and have his slipper before going farther. \All right,\ he said, \ I'll dress the birds and we'll have them for supper.' Ills wife remarked upon the fullness of the craws of the birds, and on opening one it was found to be packed full of chinch bugs. Out of curiosity they counted and found over 400 chinch begs in the craw of one quail. Said the farmer: - I just cleaned up that gun and have not shot a bird since. No farmer should kill any bird that kills bugs.\ When You Eat \Cute. October is the month of nuts. and for the next few weeks boys and girls in common with the squirrels and mon- keys, will take especial pleasure In these delectable seeds. How the four - footed. gourmands )manage it would he hard to say, but human beings hasp dis- covered that nuts are not always di- gestible. They have also learned that It Is possible to eat nuts In quantities and stiffer no III effects by the simple device of dipping the ke. nein into salt. If you are curious to know Just how the salt aide digestion put a kernel on a Witte and cover It with salt. After two or three rioting you will see that the nut has become a soft pulpy masa. Swine Are Sot Filthy. It is a pepular error, says Hilmar , World. that swine revel In filth. Noth- ing can he further front the truth It is trite that they delight In mud, hut it will be observed that in all rise. it is clean mud. the same as the New Mexi- can Indian uses in his mild bath when sick. Give the hog a chance to he tidy and no animal 'will keep his surround , ' Inge In better conaltion. EFACTS ON LABOR. GOLD STANDARD WORKING AWFUL HARDSHIPS. ES ell he si rongrnt Labor I 1110111.1 NOL NV Ithat0.1\1 tio• truithiug Effect or tito l'ro-111 - it kit I itoluclial System . 0 Strikes witt Lockouts. Iii his tenth annual report, de‘oted to strikes and lockouts, which has just been completed. Carroll D. Wright, commissioner of labor, computes that the loss to employes in establishments In which lockouts anti strikes occurred during the thirteen and a half years ending June 30, 1894. amounted to $190,- 493,382, anti to employers to $94,826,837. The loss to employes on account of strikes was $163.807,866. and on account of lockouts, $26,685,516: to employers on account of strikes. $82,590,386, and on account of lockouts. $12,235,451. The number of establishments in- volved in strikes in this period was 69,167, add the number of persons thrown out of employment by reason of strikes, 3,714,406, making an average loss to the employes of each establish- ment of $2,368, and to each person of $44. The number of establishments in- volved in lockouts was 6,067. and the number of persons locked out, 366,690. These person,, lost an average of $73 each. The assistance given to strikers and the subjects of lockouts during the period amounted, as far as ascertaina- ble, to $13,438,704, or a little over 7 per cent of the total loss to employes. This report will cover about 1,200 pages, and gives all the Information ascertainable concerning strikes and lockouts for the sev i en anti a half years ending June 30, 1894. .especially cov- ered by the report. le, however. In- cludes the figures given in a previous report on the same subject, closing with 1886. The report Is largely devot- ed to tables showing the causes, dttra- tion, location and cost of these labor disturbances, and also gives many oth- er facts of interest bearing upon strikes and lockouts. One of the most important tables Is that given to the cause of strikes. This statement shows that more than a fourth of them were caused by a re- fusal to accede to a demand for Increase of sages, over 13 per cent for a refusal concede a reduetion of holing, and more than 8..per cent by the determina- tion of employers to reduce wages. Three thousand six hundred and twenty. or a'most S per cent of the strikes were caused by sympethetie ac- tion with other strikes. and 1,688 were occasioned by the employment of non- union men. The industries most affected by strikee in the past seven and a half years acre the building trades, with 20,785 establishments involved. After 1 these in order of importance came coal and coke, clothing, tobacco, food prep - k aratlons. stone quarrying, etc. Out of a total of 10,488 strikes in the entire country for this period. 7,909. or , to exceed 56 per cent, occurred in twen- ty-six of the principal cities, while of the establishments involved in lockouts, i over 61 per cent occurred in these eft- ' !es. Fifty-nine per rent of the estab- lishments engaged in strikes were closed on an average of twenty-two (lays, and 64 per cent of those engaged In lockouts for an average of thirty- five days, the loss of time in other cases being only temporary. In each ease there were a few establishments closed permanently. Success was gained by the employes in over 4,, per cent of the strikes, par- tial success in over 10 per cent, while the remaining 46 per cent were fail- ures. Over 48 per cent of the lockouts stieceeded completely, and over 10 per cent partially. The others were fail- ures. In the successful strikes 669,992 persons were thrown out of employ- ment. 318,801 in those partially success- ful, and 1,400,985 in those which failed. Out of the total number of persons thrown out of employment by the strikes in the entire period of thirteen and a half years, 8.78 per cent were fe- males, and by lockouts, 22.53. Of the 10,482 strikes which occurred in the seven and a half years especial- ly covered by the present report. 7,295 were ordered by labor organizatiens. while of the 422 lockouts of this period only eighty-one were ordered by organ- izations of employers. Sixty-nine per cent of all the strikes anti 76 per cent of all the lockouts of the severu and a half year period treated of °crimp , ' in the five states of Illinois. New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio. and Massachusetts, Illinois taking the lead of all states of the Union.- Prese patch. The reader may find himself wombs Ing what the subject of strikes and tot it oats has to do with bimetallism. It will he remembered. though, that Mr Carlisle. Mr. Atkinson and gold champions generally. -,,are endeavoring to tlelin10 the workingmen with FpPet011a StAPIT1PtliS of increased ((neve. They argue that the wage rate is higher than formerly, hence the gold standard is a good thing for the workingman. The foregoing eynopide of Commie - Feiner Wright a report. shows very c'early how false anti mielending tenets of eomptitation the mere wage rut\ is It is aimply a :tste of breath ha give the \rate\ of wages, unless CellPleil therewith Is a statement of the in.uniher of Idle men, and time lost by . hours. Moreover It gIll he soen that so far as cvages have been upheld It has been largely through the medium of \striketer\ These movements can only: be made etacceseful by the agency of labor organizations, and the wage' rate has been kept up in those callings alone where laboring men have - been able to combine in large numbers and present a strong front. But even in sucli - Callings it cannot be done perma- nently in the face of steadily falling prices. When the price of the product continues to decline, sooner or later the wages of the workmen are certain to be reduced. The armies of unemployed and the scattered in of workingmen and workingwomen who have not been able to keep up their wages by 'organiza- tion, receive no consideration whatever in the philosophy of the champions te sound (?) money. Why I Favor Free Sliver. I am ill favor of the free anti unilml ed coinage of silver for three reasont 1. Silver is the money of the mone consti- Its detiz in 1873 was a crime against the e stitution which will cause the Artier tit people, when they fully understand this ' , object, to substitute the name of John Sherman for that of Benedict Arnold as a syno- nym for perfidy and treachery. If we had a supreme court to -day such as Thomas .Iefferson and Abraham Lincoln would appoint, instead of a coterie of corporation lawyers, the act deinonetiz- Dig silver would long ago have been declared unconstitutional anti void. 2. The demonetization of silver was. inspired by England and the opposition to its remonetization is now headed by the bond brokers of London and their tools in Wall street. 3. The vast majority of the American people are in favor of the remonetiza- tion of silver. This has been fully dem- onstrated wherever the people them- selves, unhindered by office -holders and politicians, have been able to voice their opinien. . The great Napoleon saw the point when he said, after studying a set of compound interest tables: \There IS one thing to my mind more wonderful than all the rest, and that is that the deadly fact involved in those tables has not before this devoured the slush world.\ Respectfully, Francis J. Schulte. LOOK TO MEXICO. The \Amerlean Plan\ MaitiNg a Rich Country Oat at That The United States are on the gold basis anti have the single gold stand- ard. Mexico is on the sliver basis and has the silver standard. What the eon- dition of industry and trade is here, need not here be recited. All our read- ers know the sad story. What the con- dition of affairs in our neighboring re- public, let the following article, clipped from the Atlanta Constitution. answer: \f returned from Mexico a stronger silver man than ever,\ said Mr. S. A. Inman. \I took things leisurely, very carefully observing business and indus- trial conditions. I find that Mexico has prospered during the past two years, when business conditions in our coun- try have been actually going backward. Cotton in Mexico is selling at 16 1 / s cents a pound in silver, wbieh is equal to 8% cents in our money. I pa hi $7.50 in sil- ver for a suite of -rooms which in this country would have rest $10 in gold. A suit of clothes. a pair of gloves. a hat or any Item of domestic necessity sells in Mexico for approximately the same amount of silver that we are required to pay here in gold; in other words, about half as cheap. \This establishes very clearly in my mind the absurdity of the argument .about a depreciating cerrency. A sil- ver dollar in Mexico will do what is done by a gold dollar In this esuntry, and It has been the appreciation of gold and not the depreciation of silver which has brought about the disparity. I found the factories running on full time, and a cotton factory at Orizaba, cap- italized at $2,500,000, was paying front 20 to 25 per cent dividends. The peo- ple are vontented and prosperous and have not stiffered from the general de- pression during the pant few years. The truth of the matter is the silver curren- cy of Mexico has acted as a splendid protection measure against outside de- pression, and, as it has resulted in Mex- ico. PO it would In our own country, If We would imitate the example of Mex- ico in this respect, and throw ourselves upon our own resources.\ . Let the reader, especially if he be- lieves in protection, conattler well the last sentence in the above extract --\the silver currency of Mexico has acted as a splendid protective memoir(' agairiat outside depression.\ What free coin- age has and is doing for Mexico, It will. in a measure, do for tin. While giving our people better prices for their products, and the laborer better wages and more steady employment, would prove a far more effective protective measure than any that has yet passed ot is likely la pass eenereing, An corroboratke of the above, the following telegram from the City of Mexico October 4, (published In the Ore- gonian of the SUm, IR interesting and suggestive: The marvelous growth of Mexico'. eommerce I,. attributed by the Mexican Herald to the country's being on a slher haste, which acts as a stimulus to every industry. and is i ae at ee t o the eutalilistinient of new Manufactures each week among others belrg a grand paper mill pro;erted by Am , '-icans.also woolen anti cotton mills, etr. :Sale.:e (Or 1 Post. OUR WIT AND HUMOR, LAUGHING GAS FOR OUR LEAN REAULRS. • - A W01113411'11 Re1110,11.10 A Proposal— Vino! tot L. pivot, IV:tier-Tight Cool+ par 111011 A lint,.,,? Ott 0 0,11-1.1-10•M Ile Doed Lyerybod). HEY tell me, Miti8, that you're the girl That broke ail the hearts in. Paris: That made such a singular so» cial swirl • And yet found none to . mar- ry. The Knight, the Baron, My Lord, the Duke, • Were none of them to your liking? Veil gave them all rebuff. rebuke. While dancing, driving, biking. „ Well, naught cat•e I for Your tritimphe galore, Your dower, or power, or pelf. I'm simply a clerk in a dry goods store And 1 offer you, Miss, myself. —Tom Hail in Truth. 1111 Wanted a StuLety. . — 11 - \ Prima Donna—This is your papa, darling. Will you not kiss him? Darling Not unless you're sure hell going to be it for good.—Truth. A Devoted Pon -In -Law. Count de Vermicelli, an Itallp noble- man now in New York, is entaged to he married to Miss Maud Snobberiy ot Fifth avenue. One of the glieets at a recent social gathering at the Snoboerly mansion. asked old Mrs. Shobberly (she need DI be a servant girl), how she liked her prospeeti son -In-law, She replied: \Me anti Mr. Snobberije- are both tickted to death with Count de Vermicelli, and tlw way he is atuck on aiatid is a sin. You can have no idea of how the Count dotes on that gal. Everything in the world that Ler imagines she wants he makes 118 buy, for her.\ Water -Tight Comparthient. When Mr. Floozie landed in New Tort from a Liverpool steamer the other day, he gave (:eat appearance of having had (1 long and severe tussle with the flowing boat. A friend was on the dock to meet him, and when. he per. colved his condition he said: \Are there water -tight cornpartmeutk in your ship, Boos'e?\ \Betcher life. Chuck full of 'em.\ \I thought so. And you hod one, didn't you?\ \I'dnigh Why?\ \You'llon . t look as though a drop of water got into you during the entire voyage.\ Mazie-- So Ethel has married her lord. eh? Daisle- Yes, but he married he under false pretenses. \liow so?\ \He imitated the consumptive cough right tip to the marriage ceremony, and then dropped it, the brete!\—New York World. • Woman'. Iteloon. : ` 0000- 0 ,, ,• • .• \Why (Iona you take your music le Sons of Mr I. -I don't think he knows anything about tioielta\ il.• ,hir‘in't. tail lest think what lot .1 eet :wile he him\- -Truth. A Mlannen•r Ile - you Pr , t but p:iltitlita. 'Maiden's Modltritlon\ - Yr. 'rue girl's Int, was lov-iv. lie- Why. I thoilght train the nam- tt t‘ as the picture of n Life.

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