The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, January 11, 1896, Image 6

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TWO BRAVE WOMEN. CONSTITUTE THE CREW OF THE GOOD SHIP HERALD. 1{<1.0 Ilfi from New York for Atlantis by the Inside Houle — Expect to Reach ( Ity (.1kt-faunas Week—Dog for that ennapsillon. DISPATCH FROM Philadelphia an- nounces the sailing from that port re- cently of the cat- boat Herald, bound for Atlanta. The trim little craft— she is only twenty- six feet long—is manned by Miss Minnie Mathews and her mother, Bijou, a huge Newfoundland dog, act- ing as watch. The catboat left New York Oct. 31, and the voyagers do not expect to return until next spring. Miss Mathews is an expert in handling such craft, but does not think ability in that direction will be called into requisition to any extent. The voyage is being made by what is known as the inside route. From New York to the quaker city the route was via the Raritan canal and the Delaware river, thence by Dela- ware and Chesapeake canal, Chesa- peake bay, Currituck sound, Core and Bogue sounds. The last seaport on the way is Savannah, from which the Ty - bee river will, inside of a month probe - MISS MINNIE MATTHEWS. bly, carry the catboat to Atlanta. The little vessel is provided with a large cabin, and the two plucky women de- clare themselves quite satisfied with their accommodations. There is not a great element of danger in the trip, though It is rather venturesome to be undertaken by women. With the ex- ception of a stretch of from forty to eighty miles, ehe inside course will be taken, and the skisrper is anxious to cover the sea passage before Christmas- tide. Between New York and Phila- delphia Bijou managed to sample sev- eral insolent Jerseymen, and acquired such a taste for human game that the armament of a Winchester rifle and a couple of^Colra revolvers seems almost: a useless item of the cargo. u• Three Harvard Litterateurs. Apropos of the current discussion about college men in literature, it is well to consider the achievements of Owen Wister, Charles F. Lummis, and Theodore Roosevelt, who are graduates of Harvard of the years 1882, 1881, and 1880, respectively, and who are all about thirty-five years old. Mr. Wister bids fair to become eminent through his tales of Western and Southwestern life. Mr. Lummis has done well on the outskirts of the same territory, and Mr. Roosevelt might have become a good historian if politics had not diverted his attention from literature. la an era of fewer printing presses and less literary aspiration theirs. work would have much more attention than it has. Edward Eggleston Growing Younger. Every year that passes seems to add juvenility to Dr. Edward Eggleston, who looks younger now than he did in 1885. Dr. Eggieston lives in New York, at the Chelsea, during the winter, and his summer home is at Joshia's Rock, on Lake George, where he is known as an enthusiastic yachtsman. His pen is profitable, but it Is his novels rather •:.\1 EDWARD EGGLESTON, than his historical works that yield him the t; , st returns, and he finds It necessary to drop the latter pursuit oc- casionally to write a romance. No other, of them has ever enjoyed the popularity of \The Hoosier Schoolmas- ter,\ which was the most hastily writ- ten of them all. A Man of Polish. Few literary men have the polish of manner or the courteous dignity that - ghes charm to the personality of Rich- ard Malcolm Johnston. Mr. Johnston is seventy-three years obi, but tall and straight and as excellent an example an exists of the old-time Southern gen- tleman. Ills home of recent years has been in Baltimore, hurt he is a izative Georgian. and the inimitable \cracker\ dialect of his stories is the speech of his boyhood. FIGHT WITH TWO LIONS. Hairbreadth Kamm* from the clutches of a Hungry Beast. He saw, above the ledge and a little beyond, the ears and head of a lion as it sat watching the deer, Bays Outing. Jake rose in his treadle to place a bul- let, as he said, midway between those ears, when a powerful lion leaped from behind a tree on the ledge of rock above and, striking him in the chest, caivied him off his horse, headlong down the mountain, and his horse ran wildly away. A moment later Jake was lying on his back in the snow, his head up hill and the beast standing over him with one paw planted firmly on his cheat, the other slightly lifted, and wagging its tail in delight, while its hot breath was exhaled into Jake's face. His first impulse was to hold down his chin tightly, to prevent his thwat from being torn open, while he cautiously felt for his knife. He found the knife and as he drew it a slight grating sound caused the lion to re- bound at his feet and as he did so it uttered a scream which Jake knew only gave him the chance of a moment. It was a call for the other lion. Fear- ing to make a motioq of escape or re- sistence he moved his hand back in the snow in search of his rifle, which had been lost in the fall. His fingers touch- ed the stock. He cautiously pulled it down by his side and still looking hie , captor straight in the eye Meetly turned the rifle till its muzzle faced the lion. The bullet passed through its heart and it sank on Jake's feet. Be- fore he could move from his helpless position the other lion bounded over the precipice and somewhat overleaping its 'mark lit in the snow and instantly re- ceived a bullet in its brain. The two lions lay dead not ten feet apart. An Early Wink. The very earliest banking firm of which there Is any record was that of Egibi & Sons, an institution which car- ried on advance, exchange and general in Babylon in the year 600 B. C. Knowledge of this final is obtained from certain records on clay tablets which Nave been found in recent excavatioas made by a party of English and French archaeologists near the site of the ancient city above mentioned. Bills of credit, draft, etc., in the form of small burnt clay tablets, each bearing- the characteristic signa- ture of EOM & Sons. have been found in many other parts of Asia Minor, and it is believed that close study will prove that. some of the clay tablets found in tombs and pyramids in Egypt will finally prove to be Egibt \negoti- able notes.\ liam's Horn's Living Picture. A \living picture\ of what partisan-. ism in municipal affairs can aceom- plish is seen in the career of \Buck\ McCarthy, whose portrait we reproduce herewith. That brutal face, that lows • • \BUCK\ M'CARTHY. set, narrow brow, that gross neck re- veal his whole character. Suffice,it to say that be is not a Tammany lieuten- ant, but a citizen of Chicago. the hero of a hundred fist fights, once a county commissioner, a central committeeman, now a city alderman, and not always a party man. Look at him.—Ram's horn. liesilth Rules for Cyclists. 1. No one should become a habitual cyclist without medical authorization. Before committing himself to an opin- ion the medical man consulted will do well to examine the beginner on dis- mounting from the machine as well as beforehand; there are certain cardiac defects which only become recogniza- ble when the subject is under the in- fluence of excitement or fatigue. 2. A eyclist should at first be contented with a moderate pace, not exceeding twelve kilometers per hour (about seven miles and a half). A higher rate of speed should only be Indulged in 'after the 'rider has gone through a regu- lar course of training. If a break in the practice occurs, lasting even a few days, the cyclist should recommence at the slower rate. 3. The temptation to go quickly must be controlled as far RS possible. A bicycle travels well- nigh of its own accord, and it is very hard to resist the \delirium of speed.\ With a light machine on a good road, and helped over so little by the breeze, an amateur, even when only half trained, can easEy achieve him twenty- five kilometers within the hour (fiftepa miles niel a half). This is too much, seeing that when doing from fourteen to alxteen kilometers the rider's pulse rises to 1: - )0 IAncet. resit. \lade of (linker.. A man of Bath is the discoverer of a proem; whereby clinkers, engine ashes and other waste material can be con- verted into 'feline, and then formed, without burning, into bricks for build- ing purposes. THE LIME DII1CHESS, WHO MAY YET RULE OVER ALL THE RUSSIAS. Nit InC41 Weis by iler Mother - Character of the Czarinas reels a Friendly Interest in ress i,t Russia. Beautiful -- America the l•rog• HE mother of the little grand duchess of Russia has given her the name of Olga. If the Ito- manoff dynasty continues to reign Olga will one day become empress of all the 'tussles. That country is now the largest em- pire in the world ruled by one govern- ment. Americans will take great in- terest in the progress of the nation that emerged from a state of semi -barbar- ism at the same time that this nation was born. The first act done by civil- ized Russia was to materially assist the United States in subduing England in the war of the revolution. In all our wars Russia has been our friend. And in turn this country has been Russia's friend. When her' treasury was empty we gave her gold, we have given her soldiers and railroad builders. Now Russia is about to adopt our common school system. So it is quite natural that Americans feel a friendly interest cess Allx a difficulty arose. be re- fused to say that her \former religion was accursed; that her conversion to the Russian faith was dne to her con- VsetIon that tier own religion was not founded upon truth,\ as the law of the Russian church required. Never before had the holy synod ot Russia had to face such a refusal. Ar- gument was in vain. - 1 merely join the (reek church that I may be of one faith with my future husband,\ she said firinjy. And the holy synod of Russia had to make this highly im- portant and ueprecedented concession to the young German girl, who not even for the crown of an empire would con- demn the religion of her forefathers. At her baptism in Russia she received the names Alexandra Feodorovna, and the czar afterward conferred upon her the rank of grand duchess of the em- pire. The firmness of character which the czarina possesses has never overshad- owed the more graceful qualities of her disposition. She is not stiff, but lively, graceful. and \elegante in the Paris- ian sense of the word; she is sensitive, impulsive, sympathetic, and witty. She is beautiful, of the refined, fair-haired, blue-eyed type of beauty, with finely chiseled features, a clear complexion and large, bright, laughing eyes. Her accomplishments are more than ordina- lry. She is an admirable linguist, ex- pert at needlework, very musical, a good player on lhe pianoforte, and an excellent artist. She is a skillful rider, and, after the fashion of young English- women, was devoted to outdoor spot, 'am CZARINA OF RUSSIA. in the progressive strides being made by Russia. The czarina is one of Queen V'tctoria's many grandchildren. She is the youngest child of the late Grand Duke and Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt. Her raother, Princess Alice, perhaps the most popular member of the English royal family, died when the little Alix was only six years of age, and from that time the child was cared for al- most exclusively by her grandmother, Queen Victoria, whose special favorite she has always been. She was our; rounded by nurserifattendants and gov- ernesses, selected at Windsor and Bal- moral, with the result that the future NICHOLAS etl czarina grew tip more English in senti- ment and training than many of her English cousins. Princess Allx was called by this curious modification of her mother's name because Queen N'Ic- torte found that the name of Alice was ' so badly pronounced by the Germans. The little princess received in additiofl the names of her aunts, Helena, Vic- toria Louise, and Beatrice. In her childhood ahe was / al'ed \Sunny from the brightness of her temperament. but after the loss of her mother and father the grand duke died in 1t1e2 ehe be- came more serious From childhood she was remarkable for a dist!net char- acter and Indis Ideality of her own, and thin was shown last year In connection with her entry into the Eastern Or- thodo church Vor the last seven eenturieu nearly all the czars have gone Cast Your bread upon the waters, butt a b roa d fm their brhlee. who, in every I do not Walt until It is too stale for your Instance, have been baptize.] into the , ow. use.—Sabbath Outlook. Russian faith In the cats of Prin- delighting in tennis, boating, and skat- ing. In Darmstadt, the Hessian resi- dence, her popillarity was unbounded. Krasner. Zelo, \the red hamlet,\ where the czarina now lies, is n. village some fifty miles from St. Petersburg, on the borders of Finland. It is full of little toy cottages, which recall mem- ories of Trouville and Dieppe. There Is a military camp there, and in the village is situated the Imperial School of Pages, where the scions of Russian nobility are educated, and from which they pass as officers into the guard regi- ments. The imperial palace was built by Catherine II. It stands in the medst of a magnificent park, and in its gen- eral appearance is suggestive of Ver- sailles. It is one of the most magnifi- cent palaces in the world, and is full of viost costly art treasures. AVID HALFORD. No French Vice President. Absolutely no provision is made by the constitution for a regency or for a vice presidency, and it in difficult to conceive what constitutional course the French Government could possibly take were Germany to steal a march upon France during the absence of the president. say in RUFR1R. In such an event no one save himself could respond to an ultimatum, no one but himself would have the power to legally con- vene the national legislature, and if it met of its own accord it could not take any eugal action whatsoever, not even the voting of supplies. Moreover, he might experience difficulty in re- tun:Mg home to France, since the tri- ple alliance 7:0111(1 hardly permit him to moss their territory by rail, while an endeavor would he made to inter- cept any French cruiser or man-of-war deputed to bring hint back. From this It would be seen that there are certain draebacka even to the office of the president of the French republic. -------- Skeletons by the Hundreds. An aboriginal cemetery of unprece- dented dimensions has just been dis- covered at Milford, 0. Curator W. K. Moorehead. of the atate museum. ii busty making excevations ifiiman , skeletons; ilr«ehumed by the trindred. and the end is not reached yet. In the gi a% PM III a great and diverse verlety of weapons, trinkets, utensils, erns - meets and religious RN MbOIS in tenni bronze and silver It le not only a fund of cnriositles. shedding light on the prehistoric past, but an ievsluebls acquisition to ethnological sciencs A CHRISTMAS nom'. N THE house, a big tthe of work - people, situated in the Rue Deiambre, where for six months Tony Ro- s, bee had occupied a room, every one thought that he was a widower, lie could not have been a widower very long, for his little boy, Adrien, who lived with him, and who was always well -cared for, was not more than six years old. Yet neither of them wore mournilag. Early every day, Tony Robec, who was employed as a compositor in a printing -house in the Quartier Latin, left his room, with the child still half - asleep on his shedder. Ile left the little one at school, and called for him again at night, when returning from work. Then they went shopping to- gether, after which they shut them- selves up in their garret, and nothing more was seen of them until the fol- lowing morning. The kind-hearted gossips were full of pity for the poor fellow. He couldn't be more than forty, and was still good- looking, although sad and pale, and with silver streaks in his black beard. Behind his back they said: \That man ought to marry again.\ They wished to make his acquaint- ance. Generally this is not difficult in such a house, where the tenants live with open doors. But Tony had a very reserved manner, and bowed so dis- tantly and so coldly—although politely —to his neighbors, when he met them on the stairs, that they were afraid to a ppromersh I m. \No ladies,\ said the door -keeper, who was inclined to be sentimental, \that widower will never marry again, mark my words. The other Sunday I passed him in the cemetery at Mont- parnasse: His wife is doubtless buried there. It cut me to the heart to see the poor man with the motherless lit- tle chap at his side. He must have doted on his wife.\ Certainly Tony had been very de - Nested to his wife, and would not be consoled now that he had lost her— but he was not a widower. His life had been simple, but not by any means happy. Although a con- scientious workman, he was not par- ticularly good at his trade, and there- fore until he was thirty he had not suc- ceeded in making a tolerably good liv- ing, and could not think of marrying. When he did resolve to marry, he ought to have chosen a sensible, eco- nomical wife, who had known want as he had. But love does not occupy itself with such trifles. Tony lost his head over a pretty, light -minded, light- hearted flower -girl of nineteen, honest doubtless, but frivolous, and thinking more of her toilet than of anything else under the sun. It must be admit- ted, however, that she could malte a dress out of a few scraps of stuff. He had saved a little money with which to start housekeeping. Among other things he bought a big clipboard with a glass door, in which his wife could admire herself the who'd day. They were married, and at first lived very happily. They had two modest rooms on the fifth floor of a house in the Boulevard de Port Royal, with a little balcony from which they had a `drti's-eye view of Paris. Every night, leaving work, Tony Robec disguised • \HOW GOOD OF YOU.\ his workman's clothes\ under a smart overcoat, and waited for his wife, who presently appeared from her little booth in the Rue Saint-Honore, and arm -in -arm they returned to their humble home. At last a son was born, and was put out to \nurse. The parents went to see him once a fortnight. But at the end of a year the child died of convulsions. The parents were, however, soon after- ward consoled by the birth of little Adrien. Having had such a sad ex- perieece, Clementine resolved to bring up the child herself, and gave up her little shop in order to be able to at- tend to her baby. She took in work, but did not make more than half of what she had previously earned. Nev- ertheless she continued to dress well. In vain did Tony work desperately; the household became embarrassed and steeped In debt. When the child was weaned. he was sent out during the day to a ehildrenau asylum, sail the mother. often unoccupied, became tired of her Inactivity. Just think of the poor husband, old before his time, worn out with working for and worrying about his giddy, pretty wife of twenty - ',tree! One evening when Tony entered the honse with the child whot • he hail picked tip at the lif43 , 111111 at lie had passed. he found :le envelope on the mantelpiece, from which), when he opened it, fell cicmentine'e wedding ring. In the letter she bade good bye to her husband and child and begged tneir forgiVeneR9 The unfaithful wife fled In the tee ginning of May. At the end of July — Tony sold the greater part of his furni- ture in order to pay his debts, and moved into the Rue Delambre. Toward the end of September he ce - ceived a letter from his wife- four in- coherent and desperate pages, plc:nit-- fully washed with tears in which she autiounced that she had repented and implored pardon. This was all very painful for Tony, but he was proud, and the letter remained unanswered. He hearth Ito more from Clementine. On Chriatinas eve he went, as was his custom, to the cemetery at Montpar- nasse, there to place on the grave of his dead child a few frozen violet's and roses. For the first titne Tony went alone with the child, an‘strange as it may seem, on entering' the cemetery lie suffered more poignantly than ever before fro:n the absence of that wife who had so cruelly deceived him. \Where is she now, and what Is she doing?\ thought he. On arriving at the grave, he started, for at the foot of it were strewn sev- eral little playthings such as the poor give to their children—a trumpet, a jack:in-the-box, and a whistle. They had evidently just been placed there, for they were quite new. \Oh what pretty playthings!\ cried little Adrien excitedly. But his fath- er, having dhtected a scrap of paper pinned to one of the toys, opened it and read: \For Adrien, from his broth- er Felix, who is now with the child Christ.\ Suddenly he found the boy pressing against him, and murmuring, \Mam- ma.\ There, only a few paces away, under a clump of cypress trees, knelt the mother. She was clad in a wretched dress and a thin shawl. Her eyes were sunken and her cheeks hol- low and pale. She was looking at her husband, and her clasped hands wet* stretched toward him in supplication. Tony pushed the boy gently toward her, saying, \Adrien go kiss your mother.\ The poor creature strained the child Convulsively to her breast, and covered him with kisses. Then rising and turning toward her husband, but al- ways with the air of a suppliant, she said, \How good of you!\ But he, already at her_ side, said huskily, almost harshly, \Don't talk. Take my arra.\ It is not far front the cemetery to the Rue Delambre, and they walked quick- ly, and without uttering a word. The child, engrossed in his newly -found treasure, trotted along at their side, thinking only of his toys. When they reached the house, the door -keeper was standing on the steps. \Madame said Tony to her, \this Is my wife. She has been six Months in the country with her mother, who was ill, and now she has come back to live with me.\ When they reached the remit, Tony made his wife sit down in the only arm -chair, placed the boy in her lap, and opened a drawer, from which he took an old card-board box. Out of this he took the wedding -ring, which he pressed on his wife's finger. Then, without a word of reproach or bitter- ness about the sorrowful past, silently, gravely, with the overflowing gener- osity of a simple, childlike heart, he gently pressed his lips to her fore- head as the seal of his forgiveness. The Pompadour Coiffure. The pompadour fashion of wearing the hair has been adopted by two of our most talked of brides this year, Miss Anna Gould and Miss Consuelo Van- derbilt. This style of hair dressing seems esentially natural, but a fats' pompadour may be bought in vale lag lengths and prices to suit the purcha.,er One for the forehead alone costs $10, one to extend to the ears, $16, and 2 complete wig in this style over $40. Si it -is not cheapest.—Ex. Done by Missionaries. King Leopold of Belgium, chief o. the Congo Free State, recently ex- pressed, in a letter, his high apprecia- tion of the services rendered to the state by a grammar of th'e language which Mr. Bently, a Bapitst missionary, hid prepared. Another Baptist missionary, Mr. Greaten, was knighted by the k lag Going to He is Bard ivinter. If there is any truth in the old say lug that a seasein of abundant wild fruits and nuts presages a cold and snowy winter, severe weather may be expected to March next. All the wild fruits have been unusually abundant and there is promise of an equally abundant nut crop. --Albany Times -Union. PERSONAL. The ex-Empresir Eugenie has pur- chased a small eetate at Braemar, and will have a lodge built there. Colonel Cockerill has been called home from Japan to become managing editor of the New York Herald. Samuel Shaw. a wealthy farmer of Amsden. 0., has married for the fifth time and is not over 50 years of age. Phil May, the artist of London Punch, finds his greatest delight, outside of art, in witnessing a good horse race. Captain Von Schellwitz, formerly ed- itor est the Aimanach de Gotbn, has been appointed private secretary of Prince Bismarck. Frederick Harrison, who is writing a life of William the Silent, has gone to The Ilagoe to gather further mater- ials for huts work on the spot. William Winter, the critic and ;III- thor. Is to delicate the cornerstone of the new Staten island academy build- ing at St George, S. 1, on November 14. Horace Manviil of Woodbury. Conn thinks he IS the oldest church member In the country. Ile is 101 years Wel and was received in the chineet at Mlilinehury, Conn In lel:, Franelseo itazaine, a son of the great marshal, died in Cities recently of ill- ness contracted in the campaign against the patriots lie was a young officer in the Spanish expeditionary army. •.% VANIi\ 11 The Y 145, mod Lhe a e nn aredu y d t w h e o r fl i n t anal 1: b l° ;: g : 4 :e r g ' ht dotib to s m h a o n: o ti f le hr b i l m th o 'er t il h P : i ashoes are ugnyni the p a r r e en a t t: rathei pleas the e trend: ms had suede c a l step r a . e ces a that dd E to ha ed Iongei model ti who r T o o \Ft Ge l They worne comp Te y e pe n 1a I them, ours hist p isbAe beau tn A d riC is odd at o. d much men • Ant usefu tindem shopa li t t ki h i I n : l i ee s d e nz tw a' night eniar silve I must l. be e r . i t a ord 'lord don't you t han was torn 5. you you her I for li b I him for I 6. ci f ,% ct i your lag 7. flail plan ma mar F th:a :athI n si1 laSef : 1 1 ‘; \I \5 Ext. .ng oil see_

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