The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, February 01, 1896, Image 1
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• WICKES PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to I.\ 'VOL 1. WICKES, MONTANA, SATURkY. FEBRUARY 1.1896 NO. 26 XOEGEL, & JOHNSON PROPRIETORS Billiard Hall and Saloon. Our Specialties are: Chase's Barley Malt. Bottled Beer, $.i.2S Per Case. E HANDLE THE FINEST BILANI , S OF nos, 61adrS, ON THE MARKET. A SHARE OF YOUR TRADE IS SOLICITED. KOEGEL & JOHNSON, MAIN STREET Wickes, - - Montana. 's3 TURKISH WOMEN. SCRATCH A LEVANTINE AND YOU FIND A PARISIAN. Customs of Constantinople—Tho Hos- pitality of the Dark -Eyed Haines— Cigarette Smoking and 'Gay Chatter of Court News. CB AGAINST A Russian and you find a Tartar. 'roach a Levantine woman ever so lightly and you find a Parisian. Front the time elle tod- dles to the Munici- pal Gardens to play, under the care of he; peasant nurse, till she enters society, polished by the education at the English High school - only the Turkish families have private teachers -she emulates the Parisian daily and hourly. No less Gallic are the young men who lounge along the Grande Rue de Pera, flirting alternate- ly with their fair compatriots and the veiled Turkish women; the latter are equally tends' to return admiring glances. The Levantine woman is seen in her natural condition at home. Rap with the heavy knocker at the strong wood- en door, guiltless of stoop or steps, pass up the spiral stairway and enter the drawing room, Which is aleays second - story front. The first sight is bewil- dering. Divans, cushions and curtains made of native aotton cloth, an open fire for warmth and a piano for ele- gance; - odd piecest of china, New Year's gifts and cotillion favors decorate the room, while beautifull scarves of Turk- ish embroidery drape the walls. A basket of flowers graces every home. however humble -for flowers are plenti- ful in Constantinople -and a tray of black eoffee, Turkish style, thick as molasses, stands on the babouret. Madame and her daughters greet your with outstretched hands, shrill cries and peals of laughter. They are very hospitable, these dark -eyed Levantines. They are all in a state of negligee, Se - witching and unconventional during fhe morning. You receive the latest piece of gossip, the cup of steaming coffee, a cigarette and the kisses of the precocious children of the house to make you feel at home. They are so lively, these dusky, little, impish crea- tures, babbling Greek, Freneff or the Turkish patois of their maid in one breath. \Have you been to Selamlik? Good. Was it not a grand sight? The Sultan so handsome, the soldiers so fine!\ in rapture, \and to the bath? No -well, we will go to -morrow.\ And the girls explain with zest what to bring a rug to wrap around you, a change of linen and your own towels. For the magnificent sum of 5 piastres 20 cents -you can have a thorough bath and a good view of Turklith ladies with- out the veil, You must take a Sedan chair, borne by two stout Albanians, and go your way along the steep and stony streets, which reparete the high houses of ('onstantinople; above you the moecharabis, of Algerian lattices, al- most touch together. Madame, your hostess, had a brother who has just been made Pasha by the Sultan. From him she has obtained the latest news at court. The illness of the Valide Sul- tana -the presentation of the famous and honorable order of the Medzidi to a band of acrobats who chanced to pleas: - his Majesty the marriage of one of his favorite eons, all this is related in French. the language of Pere, the Euro- pean quarter, as you tip your coffee and puff your slender cigarette Each one bears on the paper cover the imperial arms in gold, the star and crescent and the royal autograph. There are three grades sold, differing in quality and prier. The cheapest has this mark in red instead of gold, It is yellow tobac- co, Very sweet and mild. The eldest ilangiiter laughs a little. and shows you a real marglhle or Turkish water pipe, which she sometimes uses In imitation af her friend Tewflka, the young (laugh ter bf a Pasha, who lives In ii big villa on the Bosphorus. Having seen the sights. the Seven Towers. Thotisand and One Columns, Selamlik ISultan go- ng In the Mosque), Treasury and the Immure in Stamboul the Turkish quarter one may be glad to see the MINIM Side of the city. Take a t r ip pp the beautiful Bosphorus: along the Aftlatir shore are the cypress guarded cemeteries. the dancing dervishes anti the far famed sweet waters, where ytio can watch the Torkish women on their weekly on On the European gide are the summer villas of the embassiein. the towns of Terapia ant Prinklpo The lovely turrnmise sky mirrored In the sea beneath. the minarets of the mosque, fig orchards and Ileitis of pop pies mingle with the red tiled dwellings to form a scene never to tm forgoii'' 11 Nicknames of King.. Edgar. the ftaxon king of England, was The Peaceable, from his dislike of war. John of England Was called Lack land, from toeing a large share of ilia possessions. Frederick II. and Otto III.. of Germany were each styled the Wonder of the World Air SHE HAD SEEN HER. Incident Which Shows That Should Not Talk Too Much, Here is an incident which, to be ap- preciated, seeds a glance at the sweet womanly face of the young Mrs, Stan- ton: Mra. Stanton was summering at Saratoga, eagerly enjoying the delights of that fascinating young watering place half a century ago a merry young mother, in great demand for her agreeable manners and sparkling con- versation, as well as for her talented performances upon the guitar. Chatting with a friend One day, the woman ques- tion -that bugbear of the moment -was brought up. \Isn't it dreadful,\ he re- marked, \to think of a woman so un- sexing herself as actually to appear before the legislature at Albany?\ Nat- urally enough, the heroine of this very shocking procedure protested against this interpretation of woman's sphere; yet, amused by her friend's faux pas, mischievously she led him on. \What kind of a woman is this Mrs. Stanton?\ she inquire,d. \Oh a dreadful kind of a woman!\ was the reply. \Just the kind of wo- man one would expect would do such a thing.\ \Do describe her,\ pleaded his tor- mentor. \Tell rue more about her.\ And he, nothing loath, went on: \Well she's a large, masculine -looking woman, with high .cheek -bones and a loud, harsh voice -don't you know -- just one of those regular woman's rights women.\ N c, \Have you really 5,tien her, or is this taken from the papers?\ she asked, quietly. \Of course I have seen her; did I not tell you that I heard her before the legislature?\ - \How did she speak?\ e \Frightfully; it was simply awful. Her strident 'voice and her masculine appearance should have been the death - knell to her cause.\ \What is her name, did you say?\ - Mrs. Stanton --Mrs. Henry Stanton. in fact.\ \Why that's my name!\ she said. \Of course -she's your namesake, SO II houht you would be interested, But I knew it could be no relation of )(outs. Ha, ha, ha!\ Mrs. Stanton rose. - I AM afraid I am she.\ she said. Of course there was nothing for him to do but to confess and grovel. A BLOOD -RED LAKE. Cate oliarity Manifested by a Sheet of Water In Switzerland, Lake Moral, in Switzerland, has a queer habit of turning red about two or three times every ten years. It is a very preLty lake, like most of the sheets of water in that picturesque country, and its peculiar freak is attrib- uted to a disposition to celebrate the slaughter of Burgundians under Charles the Bold on time 21, 1476. But the French say that it blushes for the conduct of the SYVIVi, who In that bat- tle gave the Iturgundians no quarter. This year it was redder than ever, and hail a sinister appearance when the setting sun illuminated its waves. This phenomenon of Cellree tire its legend. The old fishermen of the lake, who catch enormous fish called allures that weigh between 2:\ and 40 kilograms, say when they see the waters of the lake reddening that it is the blood of the Burgundians. As a matter of fact, some of the bodies of the Burgendians killed in the battle were thrown into the lake, while others were tossed into a grave filled with quicklinee This historical recollection angered the Bur- gundian soldiers of the victorious ar- mies of the republic In 1798 so much that they destroyed the monument raised in honor of their compatriots who fell heroically in that battle, and Henri Martin very justly reproached them for that piece of vandalism. It eoutil hardly do to attribute the ree- drning of this waters of the lake to the blood of the soldiers of Charles; the Bold. The coloring Is due simply to the pres- ence in laws (plant It IPS of little equate! plants sailed by naturalists oscillatoria rtroeseens. The citrious thing about it is that lake Morst is the only lake in which this serious growth Is developed, and this niu Wee It) is beginning to teleise sieentifie men TIti• Happened at the DIM. (In Iv recently i was forcibly Inst- messed by the curiosity, romance or lenerenee all it what you will that the ntasses seem to have for aTIVihing posteeesing a title. On Washington street is large crowd had gathered in front of a shoe store and a score or more of per,-(ons a eie sernmbling over ere h ()there; liasas to gel a glimlOw t Borne - thing behind flue plate glass Think- ing sofrie Wild III11111:11 whOge tilde Wait used for foot wear or some other curl- ositN %%as heIng exhibited. I joined the throng When I finally retried my way through the crush I saw ii pair of pat- ent leaf her shoes labeled \These shoes were made for the of Marl- liormigh ItOSteri POSt Inetza• Wheat Rem.zt John Bennett Lawns has rem Ised it Is estimates, recently issued of the wheat crop of the United Kingdom Be now places the quantity of wheat that will be available for consumption at L271,- 256 wielders. neceetaltat Ina the import of 24,250,000 quarters BR AD ST R E ET'S ROT WANTS FOREIGNERS TO LOAN ; US MORE MONEY. Cornier/SE Sense Would Say That No Ho011at Man or Nation ('an Borrow it ..if Solo Riches Borrowing Means tirsialt•r Frouble to l'ay. Bradstreet's of Dee. 7, says: \Wall street seems at last to appreciate the fact that as long as grounds for distrust in the currency of this countra are al- lowed to exist, European investors and speculators will give our railroad and other :securities the cold shpulder.\ Then that journal proceeds to say that such has been the case ence 1690, and It ascribes it to our silver legisla- tion. Bradstreet's is cousidered to be very :reliable in its statistics, but its ideas on the monetary question are about as shallow as they can be and re- ceive eepression in very good English. It actually seems to think that the sure road to national prosperity in this coun- try is to \borrow abroad.\ That is also the Wall street Idea, and it is not a new one with that money center, by any means, although Bradstreet's seems to think it is, If speculation in American securities Is only rife, the Wall street manipulat- or is happy, no matter what the condi- tion of American labor may be. ' We believe that Bradstreet's state- ment is wholly without foundation. It seems unreasonable to believe that the securities of Mexico, China and other silver countries should be snapped up with avidity in Europe, and the same investors turn the - cold shoulder\ on \Americans\ because of silver legisla- tion here. But concede it to be true by way of argument. Does it prove that we should discard silver anti plant our- selves solidly on the single standard of gold? Certainly not, unless we are pre- pared to claim that we can borrow our- selves rich. The principal trouble is that we owe too much abroad now. Our foreign debt already amounts to bIx or seven bilirons of dollars. Of this, about four -fifths is the result of a mere com- pounding of Interest. year after year. since 1869, as shown by General War- ner'sinionograph on \Our debt abroad,\ which appeared in No. 3 of this paper. The interest and other charges which we have to pay amount to not less than 11400,000,00 0 annually. This we have to meet with silver, wheat, cotton and almost everything else which we eX. - port, selling at about half price on a gold basis. Still Wall street and Brad - street's cooly assume that all we need to give us national prosperity is to go On borrowing year after year. Do they think that there is no end to such a process? Do they think that either a man or a nation can continue to in- . ;ease his borrow lags forever Do they not know that the more We borrow in Europe the more of our products vs, must surrender to keep down the In- terest account' Do they not know that we can only sell in that market, in the closest competition with other sellers, including the Asiatice,who produce and sell on a silver basis? So far as the Wall street of mere speculation is concerned. it makes but little differsnse whether prices are \high\ or \low . considered abstractly. Fluctuation m lOng and falling-- IS what is v.'arited 11111 alien it comes to paying our debt abroad the range of prices Is of the lentos( importance. A bushel of wheat at 65 cents will go just half as far as a bushel at $1.30. Therefore the true remedy is the adop- tion of a policy which will check the terrible decline in prices, both at home and abroad. This can be accomplished by restoring silver to its former posi- tion as standard money. Not only will It have the effect of ralaing prices gen- erally by increasing the volume of pri- mary money, but it will depri‘e the competiton of silver tieing countries of the peculiar severity which comes from the disparity between gold and silver in internatiomil trade. It cannot be done by lowering the value of everything we have to sell in Europe. destroying our money and the borrowing more. Still that is the spe- cific prescribed by the champions of 'sound mouem s' and right upon the heels of a prole , Ii ion which is an insult to common cense. with unparalleled self assurance, they denounce the advocates of bimetallism as \wild-eyed cranks. - - Nalienel ItInI O .n (list 1.011, It In thin Itanker•? The chief reason wart England con- tInifes to Inc the dictator to the world in finalised matters is not merely that a es 'eased in 1816 to try to make two yard sticks of ilifferunt lengths trosa,tirts one yard. not merely that for :too itars she has left the banking busulnesa bum baste rue and declined to trust it to hut itoliticians. bitt that whene‘tsr the memsy question has been before her people or her pat Henan... It has never been viewed as . .pleqt ton nor dragged down Into it blinding ani- mosities of party prrj,11 , e nor .4uhnr ,dinated IO Itneq Her. shl. Hello! What le: Ho, caelisle toid MI In his speech le (It\ Sankere that the prialtion of Loudon its the IVOTId'R Hearin; lloOPe %Ss ow- ing to the use of the 'poeml sterling,\ and we sepposed the Times Herald agreed with him liut the information now comes that it was not so much the gold standard as the fact that the finances of the country were run independent of party politics. Well, the same thing was true of the tnited States up to 1873. But in that A Midway Diplomat. \Great exposition,\ Said the Shreby Man to the gentleman in ui, the gold eyeglasses. * \Be a prime factor in the develca. year an unseen hand changed the moue- meta of the South.\ tary esystem . of the country. Without a - yes,\ word of public discussion, annul by a bill \Attract foreign capital.\ which ostensibly related merely to the details of mint operations, the standard of value was changed. Since then, the, people, disorganized, divided and divert- ed by other issues, have labored vain- ly to bring about a restoration of the former ay stt ui. So far as the people are concerned, we have had just the condition that the Times -Herald endorses. But on the oth- er hand, the money power has been constantly organized, always a unit, acting together regardless of differ- ences on other points, controlling con- ventions and dictating the nomination of men who can he depended upon to do the bidding of capital. So the Times-lierald thinks the finan- cial affairs of the government should be left to the bankers. What a xplendid thing that would be for the toiler and producer. A mother hen would be just as wise in trusting her brood to the tender care of a hawk, as the American people would be in leaving their finan- cial affairs in the hands of the bank. ers. National Bimetallist. \Intrinsic Value.\ The theory that gold has an inherent, Intrinsic value vuli Rh remains forever the same, immutable and everlasting, Is a delusion which should have no weight with any thinking man. Why should gold alone, of all the substances on earth, be unaffected by the law of supply and demand? If a shipload of men were cast away on a desert island and found a thousand tons of yellow metal, but no food, would they' not gladly give a ton for one box of breadS Suppose they found the sand was all gold, but there was one little patch of earth where they could raise a garden, would not that little patch be of more value to them than all the rest of the island? The gold would be a \drug oil the market:' no one could use it and no one would want it. The price of gold le no more intrin- Bell-\Today NA my birthday. sic and no more permanent than any other value, except as the demand for it seen but eighteen winters.\ Nell -\You ought to eonsult an ore. la steady. The coinage value set upon iin .. the metal by the governments of the world gives a steady demand at a fixed price. The game set of circumstances would act in the same way for silver. It is silly and futile to deny it. In the carpenter shop. Voices were be - Some goldites ;iiimit that remonett- ing raised angrily. za i ti t on e ; d,...ny thateauld ..au the tiesrlillevel14P would illN , la h ii: l e v , e 1ou '' :: 1.. r 0 tl: r \; huh h this wonderful Int rin sic property and \Ain't he plane!\ \Think I'll reduce myself fluctuations. th ey say gold does. At to youit preserve its valne unchanged without level!\ \Well act on the square then\\ least, such is the argument of some gold men. Others elaim--and here is an in- - 0h, go and read adze!\ consistency very characteristic of the At that moment the hammer hit (ha gold sophist- -that \no amount of legis- nail on the head, which so amused the lit ion in its favor could change the toot rule that It doubled up. --New York value of - silver one Iota.\ The ignor- Recorder, unite which promotes :Melt statements as this must be wilful ignorance. It comes from men who have every t hence to knovv betel Farm Field ,ind Eirc. side, )1.11 \Great assistance in the work of im- migration.\ \Yes.\ \My friend.\ said the Shabby Man, \there only seems to lie one word in your Nocabulnry. but it is a word I like extremely. And now I am going to put It to the test: I have not eaten a r (edit- ful in three days. Could you lent, me a quarter?\ And the Shabby Man pocketed the allver and was lost in the crowt1.--At- tante Constitution. Reduced Cost of l.old NI ailing. The Chicago Record (if ic(•ent data has the following on the cost of produc- ing gold: Mr. George Helm, In an article pub- lished in Berlin in 1893, presents opin- ions that the occurrence of gold in the Transvaal is so extensive and so rich that the cost of production of the metal Is ridiculously disproportionate there- to. Mr. Helm says the progress of the Randt minirsg 111dOetry is due in the first place to the construction of rail- ways. Not until recently. he says, have the mining companies been able to em- ploy the 1.4 , 6! mining and metallurgical power and appliances. Continuing, Mr. Helm says: \Quartz containing seven penny weights to the ton can now be profit- ably worked. Some companies are at present operating at an aggregate ccst of 30 [shillings a ton, and others at only 17 shillings. The an image cost of pro- duction a ton, w hint) in 1889 was 60 shillings, ft II after the opening of Cape Town (Port Elizabeth) Blomfontein- Johannesburg tallway to 22e. -.lettings in 1892. Companies are noe pi minc- ing which in 1890 and 1891 (mil I not operate fit a profit and were eonae lied to suspend.\ Is it net at out time for some enthu- siastic gold man to begin to talk about the enormous profits of the \gold kings?\ It has been rung in our ears for a de( fide. that silver has depreciated, be- ifilifte of 'Inc dirnIniehed cost of prodoc- Don. The Hanle Weill, to apply to gold, for the less it cos:- ',I produce it, the higher it gets. -National Realistic Ilinstrations- Sit,. the sweet girl ,graduate, was sit- ting by the seashore, unconscious of ell this living world, totally absorbed in a thrilling love story. It Was an ele- gantly bound and profusely illustrated volume. fle, the rising young artist, stole softly up behind her, wholly unob- served. \0 how aggravating!\ she exclaimed; \the heroine just kissed by the hero, and no illastration!\---A slight strug- gle followed, and now the unadorned fifty vent love series are Tolle goo4 enough for here Truth. They Never Speak. I've A Comostttion. There was considerable commotion Against the Mr. Port Greene -Where are you off to now? Mr. Cheatem--I'm business. \Why this Is Sunday.\ \I know it.\ • \And you're a broker!\ \Yes sir.\ \Well don't you know there is a law against shaving people on Sunday Yonkers Statesenan. - going down to Hishoneet Politicians. \IS it really true.\ said the boy, \that politicians are sometimes not strictly honest?\ 'Yes.\ replied Senator Sorghum, sad. ly; Mn) sorry to say that It Is I have known aolitleians a h0 got ‘ute-: years ago and have not pate ti I wri '• - Washington Star. Ills Nerve. Tramp -Kind lady. do I I'm hungry as a bear -- Lady -Why, salees Seri le .1 again? I gave you food, I'd swear. Tramp -Swear not at all. for I agree with every s word you speak, but that was breaktWat, don't you see? It's dill. ner now I seek,.- --New York World, Morisco' than. \There gewv a 111.1.11 who has a great pull,\ said (tie drdnituer. \Ah!\ anaeiured the visitor to town with heiehtsuiel hun i c -,t of your local pol it 101:111`4. yr Oh 110 v ''No,' the dt unwl , I «idled, with 11 drummer's rigid ullit renee to truth, 'heei a harber sew York itei eress. ProsIdlog for Ito. I' ,.t Mrs. 13e BrIlah t in pt' tuin it por. A Plash !Lightning. tiere! What is it made of' An apparatus h 1 1 1, 1'it for Attendant -That is made (if finis dr,p. int:Igor - Mg the duration of a Muth Of anese Hee struni an etrIngS (Ink $1. lightning Inside a artitsla thcie I s a Mr. De Breed) Better buy that, small carrier. w hich holds the senal- hOtilse: when this exchequer gets (or, five lilate This is railitd to revolve we !'\\ 'mile or thin' tici Yen - rapid's When th.. dash la Ithn- Men' ru tographed thereon it will (lest rib. , a curve, i A king is certain number of rev- olutions aroond the center of the plate. As the number of revolutions pm sec- ond Is seem aiely known, the nlinther of re, on the plate will give the exact part of a !second the IMhtninc flash bets lasted, rood for Thowughf pTo!suf`d a Illdd kiss upon her lips. flow can you\ - she exclaimed ' eh. lii%e Is hlInd,\ he answered And, when, four hours later. he took hi s departure, idle was atilt thinking - I ha roil Tribune.