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r e't , 1 , L. VOL. I. WICKES PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to 1.\ WICKES, MONTANA, S TURDAYAANUARY 25,1896. NO. 25 1WEGEL & JOHNSON PROPRIETORS Billiard Hall and Saloon. Our Specialties are: Chase's Barley Malt. Bottled Beer, $3.25 Per Case. WE HANDLE THE FINEST BE AN US OF WillOS, Lifill01 4 8 1 , 6iadr8, .0N THE MARKET. A SHARE OF YOUR TRADE IS SOLICITED. 41111•--•••• KOEGEL & JOHNSON, MAIN STREET Wickes, - - Montana. jir ..1=12.111111r CORNER OF ODDITIES. SOME ODD, QUEER AND CURI- OUS PHASES OF LIFE. Let Dreams Provide—A Man Who is Dead to Pain—A Shower of Black Bugs in Indiana—Man Turning to a Monkey. H EN Someday comes, oh, will it be One day in far eter- nity, Or will it be while living eyes May watch its sun of prom- ise rise In splendor o'er the smiling sea? Or will the dark uncertainty, Whose gloom is death, with fate agree To bind me in its mocking ties When Someday comes? Better to dream than strain to see The purpose of futurity — To dream the blessed season lies Beyond the hills in Paradise, Where love shall find its destiny When Someday comes. —George E. Bowen. A Painless Man. Physicians have made a remarkable test of Thomas Vreeland, an inmate of the City Hospital for Incurables in New York City. The man is apparently in- sensible to all feeling of pain. The doctors jabbed knives into the most sensitive parts of Vreeland's body and Jammed their fingers into his eyes. \I had a real good time,\ said he to a reporter, - and the doctors treated me first-class. I am the only painless man in the world. I can hold red-hot coals In my hands with no other harm to my- se:f except that they make the flesh burn.\ One doctor drew a long pin from the lapel of his waistcoat and stuck it re- peatedly into the legs and arms of the old man, as though he had been a pin- cushion. The patient smiled. The doctors were unable to explain the trouble satisfactorily. Dr. Culver, the man's physician, says that many of the eminent specialists who examined Vreeland were at first disposed to believe that he was sham- ming and placed the ends of their fing- ers into the corners of his eyes with the Intention of causing pain so excruciat- ing that it could not be borne. When Mr. Vree:and smiled they were con- vinced that he was the only IndiVidual in the world to whom pain in any form Is an impossibility. \If you hit him in ths head with a brickbat,\ said the doctor, \you might kill him, but you could not hurt him a bit.\ The man's appetite is good, and the Seneca of smell and hearing are in no way affected. Ile may Bye for years. A Shower of Black Bog.. The vicinity of Doolittle's Mill, south of Eckerty, Ind, has been treated to a shower of leack bugs of a species never seen before. The shower covered an area of nearly two miles square. It occurred between midnight and 2 o'clock In the morning and was preceded by a humming, buzzing noise, likened by the people to the whirr common to that made by pigeons when they used to visit these forests In dense flocks. Many thought of an approaching hur- ricane and the frightenee people left thrir beds In terror. The moon was shining In her full glory, but a dense black cloud approached from the south, which soon proved to he a living mass of bugs, which, when they fell, coveted the ground to a depth of from one to two inches. The people are fearful that the pest will destroy the young wheat. which is just appearing above the ground, but fortunately the territory covered is small. Prof. Hazen Storms. of Eckerty, who has had much experience In South America and Africa, where he spent years studying botany and prospecting, examined the bug and avers that the species is common to the equatorial cli mate and cannot withstand cold. lie claims, too, to have seen the same bug \rained\ every day for half a year The hug is about the RIZ(' of a June hug and is very rough and black, with long pointed gauzy wings. Prof. Storms pro- nounces It harmless, otherwise than to tender foliage. Man TnrnIng to a Monk•y. A medial , tage of the greatest Inter eat was pre - tented to a clinic at the Now York college of Dentistry recently when Dr. F. D. Weise, one it the med !CAI staff, Introduced John M Molanske who la suffering from what is known in medle.al science as acromygalia. It is regarded as one of the rarest aud most mysterious diseases to which human kind is subject. Medical authorities dif- fer as to the exact nature of the tits ease, some bellOVIng that It is not really a disease, but a form of phyeleril atavism, or a tendency to the original species or a refersion to the primitive type of man. Molanakl Is undergoing a t`OdllY metarnorphoalit Ills face IP gradually beteg transformed from Its normal appearance Into a strong animal type, with protruding under jaw an overhanging brows, which a hest beard and head of hair tot partially conceal. His hands and feet are grow- ing larger and larger, and are already taking on the appearance of those of a monkey. His disease, if it may he 80 called, is not contagious, being only a state of retrogression. tillialt6011 Makes Smooth Roads. It is not generally known, but the Utah Sugar company has begun a novel rise for the waste product from the works at Lehi, known as by-product, or molasses. Roads are actually being constructed with the syrups which are valueless as sugar producers, the life having been extracted. The molasses is used as a cement, the body of the road being made up of line gravel. This new method was first used on the road lead- ing from the country road to the sugar factory, and travel over this thorough- fare since the opening of the sugar season has demonstrated the value of syrups and gravel as materials for 5 the improving Of roads. The piece of road that has been so improved is as hard as the best of macadam, and even the heaviett loaded wagons do not cut it up. The syrups are first poured over the roadway to be improved, and then a layer of gravel is sprinkled on. More syrups and gravel follow in their turns until the road is in perfect condition. There seems to be just sufficient potash salt in the molasses to give it the neces- sary cementing qualities. At first the molasses showed a tendency to ooze up through the gravel, but the application of an extra coating of gravel remedied this, and made the road, as smooth as a floor. Eloped With Throe Woman. The arreet of Adolphus Snowden, near Folkston, Ga., is the sequel to a remarkable elopement. Two weeks ago Snowden eloped from Inverness, Fla., with Mrs. Mary Burelson, Mrs. Sallie Snowden and Mrs. Alice Snowden, the latter being the lothario's sisters-In- law. Snowden is 19 years old and in- significant looking, while the women are aged about 30 and handsome. Each of the women, besides a husband, left several children and a comfortable home. The elopers were located near Folkstor414., where Snowden was liv- ing with diTwomen. One of the women he represented as his wife, another as his sister and the third as his aunt. The deserted husbands went to Folkston and rrocured Snowden's arrest. While the women were in the boy's presence they were completely dominated by him, but when the officers removed him they broke down, and, weeping. begged their husbands to take them back. They claimed Snowden exer- cised some strange power over them which they were powerless to resist, and said he compelled them against their wills to flee with him. Snow - den's physicians here says the boy is an unconscious hypnotist, and by his power led the women away. The hus- bands have not decided what to do with their erring wives. That Dail Scholar. The teachers' as..ociat.on of Hartford county, Conn., has taken as the special subject for discussion at the meeting to be held this week \the dull ssholar,\ and it is a bigger question than the teachers imagine it to be. To the truly philosophical educator it is not the bright boy that is the most Interesting, and In many cases he is not the one who furnishes the best material for profitable attention. The Hartford courier very wisely remarks, apropos of the meeting: \Many Is the high - stand scholar who is now glad to get ;gee or $1,000 a year as teacher or preacher in the back country, while his dull associate of college days pays as much as that for a summer cottage in the same dead town.\ It will be a long time before the mass of people realize that Intellectual acuteness and alert- ness are not the main element of RUC- t•peti. What that element Is may be de- yeribed by the broad expression ''moral stamina.\ or, as Emere tn said, the power of sticking to anything. Very keen mental Insight, inderel, Is sortie - times a handicap in the race for suc- cess. The Englishman ha been said to get along remarkably well because he Is too dull to see difficulties in his path. Dulness in youth, morenver, of ten changes into downright brilliancy in later life.—Buffalo Express. Injured In a strange Manner When the Chesapeake & Ohio north hound passenger train No. 4 pulled up at M111111FSI1S, Va., at It o'clock a recent cvenIng a Nail spectacle was witnessed. Two little. boys were riling on the pilot of the engine, one supporting the other In him arms, and both covered from head to foot with blood. These little fellows. one 12 SIMI the other 15 years of age, were going ban k to their home In Now York trent Atlanta, and had climbed on the engine for the purpose of stealing a ride. Just this side of Bristow, the next station Routh of Ma- IMPFINH, the engin. , struck a cow on the track, and the animal was violently flung bark against the bowl. jamming them against the engine front and v..ounding them both. The smaller boy ia, It is thought, fatally injured, while the other escaped with a slight rut on the head They were not, disrovered until they had reached this place. IS NOT SECTIONAL. THE FINANCIAL QuEST10/4 AF- FECTS EAST AND WEST. :11Sen R. Dean of New 'lurk Gives Ills Views on the Burning Issne—Great Progress for ilion•tallisui Being Made in the Eastern litotes. To the Denver Republican --As a Re- ublican and an Eastern silver man, 1 Want to talk to the silver men of the Vest, and to entreat them not to at- tempt to make the silver question a sectional issue. The issue is broad -enough for the nation, since it in- volves the financial question, not alone ,for the United States, but for the en - Aire commercial world, and it is a mis- take to suppose that all of the people of the state of New, York, and many of .the Eastern states, are in favor of the English system of finance sought to be forced upon us by Grover Cleveland \and the moneyed interests of New York Sity. It is true, of course, that the 'Masses, who have been taught that the Money question was out of their Sphere, and that it could only be mas- tered by the great financiers, have hardly dared to assert themselves as yet, but there is a deep undercurrent of silver sentiment even in the state Olf New York. In the first assembly dis- Vfict of Chautauqua county, from which t ; write, we have just elected by the /largest majority ever given to 8.n a-s- gemblyman in this district, a member of the state assembly who is an open and Meowed advocate of the free coinage of silver at the old ratio, and who made the fact one of his principal claims to the consideration of the people in his canvass, both for the nomination and election. So strong is the sentiment that his opponent for the nomination, at the close of the canvass, also publicly proclaimed his conviction that we should return to the free coinage of sil- ver, but his conversion coming late in de day, was not sufficient to over- come Mr. Babcock, who had at the election over 4,000 majority. We have In this state a Republican Editorial association, which meets an- nually the day before the assembling of the state convention. At the last meet- ing a resolution was brought in, declar- ing In favor of the single gold &tandem'. S':ermaing myself in a hopeless minor- ity, but unwilling to have the policy of my paper dictated by any association, I offered a motion to strike out the reso- lution in so far as It proclaimed gold to be an honest money, making a brief speech in support of my motion. To my surprise, I was sustained by some of the leading journalists of the state, and on the motion being put it was car- ried, pract 'catty without opposition, the gold standard people not daring to call for a decision of the house on the question. I state these facts simply to show that the sliver sentiment is not local; that we of the East are consider- ing the question, and that, if wisdom shapes the policy of our friends in the West, and they refuse to believe and to assume that they have the burden with themselves alone, there is reason to look forward to a movement all along the line which will prove irresistible. In tiffs connection let me say that we cannot afford to waste much time on the \conspiracy of 1873.\ Admitting that the legislation of that time was fraud- ulently procured, the question of today is whether we want to return to the financial system of that time. The American people are not all of them Fe full of the spirit of retaliation as the Irishman who assaulted the Jew, alleg- ing as a defence that it was a Jew who had killed Christ, and on being In- formed that this on 1S00 years ago, and that the particular Individual hint nothing to do with the event, in- sisted that the act was justified be- cause this was the first he had heard of the outrage. What the people want to know Is not whether the act of 1873 was correetly secured, but whether we can honestly return to the conditions abandoned at that time, and it is our duty to demonstrate to them that we en. Once show to the people that the ultimate and login al result of the atti- REM of the so-called great financiers is to drive silver out of this country and out of the cemmerce of the world, as has already been done to a very large extent. and that this policy re- sults in compelling us to pay our &lite In a larger purchasing value than ex- isted prior to 18'73; once convince them that the Amen -an sliver dollar will purchase as much tea in China, AR mileh wheat In India, EIS mush coffee in Mexi- co as It e,ver would, and that tin ounce of eliver will purchase as nitinhi, with a few onsaible except kilos In the markets if the world as it would In 1573. ehow- lung that the depreciation of Vitvt , t- Is dile to the appreciation of the him has log power of gold, a mi there will net be gold monometellicte enough lii the On tIOn to carry a Wald t'IllICIIA. It IA only by iliaguising the real purposes of the present so-called financial magnates under the aeductime appellation of 1» ntetallism, that it Is 1mo9Aittde 10 Recline even A respectable billowing for what has been diehotenal , termed \honest money,\ and no < toot at: the people can tie convinced that iiimetallbun on any other basin than th.it in which our con- tracts are hexed Is in effect a recogni- tion of the gold etandard. and can have n o other effect Hist, a enntinuril con- traction of the (-wren , y, making us more ad more the servants of Great Britain:there will be such a revival of Americanism that there will be no checking of the current until 'justice has been done and the money metals of this nation are placed upon a plane of equality in:the commerce of the _ _ world. — Do not, therefore, allow this ques- tion to degenerate into a mere local issue. Do not imagine that because the New York newspapers are clamoring for the single gold standar+ in re- sponse to an environment which seems to be irresistible that the great mass of intelligent people of the East are Ignoring the demands of equity and jus- tice, or that they are not ready and willing to niake the sacrifices which may be necessary in bringing about a restoration of an American system of finance I know the people of the state of New York, and I know that where the question is fairly presented to them they are convinced of the honesty and the soundness of the position of the friends of silver. There are two news- papers in Chautauqua county, commit- ted to the restoration of silver to the coinage at the old ratio—the Grape Belt, published in the city of Dunkirk, and the Morning News, a Republican paper, published in Jamestown—and no man would think of being elected In thie part of the stale who was hos- tile to this proposition. Ills more than likely that the delegates from this dis- trict will be tree silver men. BEN S. DEAN, Editor Morning News, Jamestown, N. Y. Snapshot Judgment.. The gold monometallist press has given snapshot judgment on two feat- ures of the election result. Silver Is dead, they say; and Grover Cleveland is the only Di moerat left. The gold monometallists are unanimous in de- claring these dicta. Their unanimity now reminds us of their unanimity two years ago, in declaring that all the country needed to make it prosperous again was the repeal of the Shernian silver law --which was repealed and prosperity did not return. It may be that they are right now. The record 11.1 a u g or ainst them, however.—Concord Mon - The Colorado newspapers have but little to say any more about silver, for various reasons. The subject has been extensively discussed, and its iter- ation conveys the false impression out- side that the state depends on the sil- ver industry for prosperity, which Is by no MeRIIS the case. But the silver ques- tion is still a live one in the states oast and south. Such plucky and persistent papers as the Topeka State Journal and Kansas City Journal daily contained editoriel items like this: \Who is it that opposes free coinage of silver at 1G to 1? Fie:el:AI office -holders, those who hope to become federal office -hold- ers, bankers, capitalists and a few peo- ple who never think for themselves.\— Pueblo Chleftain2',.,_ The sound currency conimittee of the Reform club has issued another tract. This is Vol. II., No, 23. On the fourth page of the pamphlet Is found the fol- lowing paragraph: \The free colliers claim free coinage of both gold and sil- ver will cause Ilfl to retain :Kith as our primary money. I ask you will the owner of 23 1-5 grains of gold take it to the United States mint to be coined Into a dollar when 23 1-5 grains of gold will buy about titio grains of silver in the markets of the world\' Will lie not refuse to take it there, when ilia 23 1-5 grains of gold sill buy on- grain more than 271 1 , grabla of silver in the markets of the world? That is all 'twee is to the question.\ The answer to this is in the asking of another question: - Would anybody in the markets of the world possessing 371 , 4 grains of sit', Cr take any It'fift than 23 1-5 grains of gold for it when he could bring it to the United Stairs mints and have it stamped into a dollar whose purchatc- v.rsild be equivalent to tho 23 1-5 Ar,lifia of gold. If this Is \all there is to . sthe question,\ and we are willing to cote - isle that It is, the SPttle- Meta is not (life, ult Topeka Journal. MIdellghtot on tlin Con•plrary. Mr. Harvey. In the interrupted pre- sentation of demonetization I had called the attention of the people to the condition, morally, of congress at the time of the passage of the set. I had is- (erred to impeachment charges againat Vlee President Colfax in 1873, for fraud in connection with legislation; to the resignation of Secretary of War Bel- knap for bribery, 1873. I now proceed, after first stating for Mr. Horr's Infor- mation, that Del Muir. the English his- torian, says tliat tlie act of 181e, demon- etizing silver in Englanmt . had is clause In it that it might be reinstated by the king, that that elause, giving a right to reinstatement, was repealed in 1 , 171, and that the act In win 'Ii It was repealed was althill two weeks In the hand. , of Mr. line.., thy comptedler of the Untied States treasury (applanse), and WIIH nut pert the basis oftte. act in this country. From the Great lietnite. Art ..f Isr , •,Ing a Naiad I'',VcrY woman should learn It e art of ,er p Rs i ng a gre,n salad at the table. For a sal id dii -sod before It la to hn Ri`TVed II , I1CV or fla...er Mix half n teaspoonftil of salt WIth A gear- him' --Truth. ter of a teaspoonful of pepper SlowlY stir In three tablespoonfula of oil And - fly Jove, I left my pocketbook ander, my pillow!** \Oh. well, your servant 14 then beat In tableapoonful of vinegar alowlv end evenly until the mixture la honest, isn't she?\ \That's just ' thickened like emulsion, she'll take It right up to my wife!\--- ('hIcago Record. OUR WIT AND HUMOR. CURRENT PRODUCTIONS OP THE FUNNY WRITERS. Termer Oatcake's Letter to Professes* Jones of liumpur College —A 'Terrible) Revenge—it Was 11017 s) Bonnet— Humorous and Satirical Notes. ROFESSOR Jones: I imposed that when when I sent my boy to co:lege Ile'd make a schol- ar of himself, an' add unto his knowledge; An' that, some day, h e d graduate and gain a Main' name, An' by reason of his Intellect go bound , in' into fame. Per Jim was aliens smart, y' know, and bed the sand and grit, Anil once he started on a thing, was never known to quit. Ile writ us from the college, and it wa'n't to our surprise, That he had gone in trainin' for a little. exercise. His studies, they had kept him close. he: wanted recreation, Which wasn't full afforded by the , summer's short vacation. Hi' said the exercise was this—I disre- member all— A-klekin' 'round upon the ground a , little leather ball. Well, he's come home to us at last—at least, 1 guess it's Jim— lie looks as if a cannon ball '4 been eportin\round with him. We've tried in every way we could to save his constitution, And filled him full of stitches ler to hinder dissolution. Why, sir, I fit at Gettysburg, have marks on every limb, But Inn a reg'lar beauty show compares along with Jim! don't know what you care to do be call the matter square; They tell rue there's no precedent that's quoted anywhere. He has got a broken linger, and has got. a splintered nose, He's got a leg so swollen that he can't git In his clothes; His head's HO badly battered that yon can't no outline (rate; He's even lost the freckles off from what was once a face. The only thing fer you to do, as 1 am em my mettle. Is to flgure up the damages and send tile check to settle. For when Jim went to college he WAS stylish, pert and trim And wasn't no such image as you've made outen So I am in ter damages and expect a. goodly blIM, As slaughter wasn't mentioned In your blamed curriculum. --S. 11. Gray. Only her Bonnet. He—Anna, come, the market woman is here. She Those are not vegetables, that's( my new bonnet -FIlegen.lo Blaetter. Terrible Revenge. Policeman ha that so? A thief stein yriiir hco:t sun of clothes while you were! asleep' Victim —Yea, and I wish It would lit t't