The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, February 08, 1896, Image 1

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• let WICKES PIONEER. VOL I \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to 1.\ WICKES, MONTANA, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 8, 1896. NO. 27 KOEGEL & JOHNSON PROPRIETORS Billiard Hall and Saloon. 41•---.111. Our 5pecialties are: Chase's Barley Malt. Bottled Beer, $3.25 Per Case. WE HANDLE THE FINEST BRANDS OF ON THE MARKET A SHARE OF YOUR TRADE IS SOLICITED. KOEGEL & JOHNSON, MAIN STREET 4 Wickes, - - Montana. HIS 1114:ART IS GONE. NOT IN A SPIRITUAL, BUT IN A PHYSICAL SENSE.. 1.'retiericit Moran Weis Annoyed with One uf tbn Moat Pecolise Diseases Known to l'hYsictens A Marvelous Case of Heart. Drifting REDERICK MOR- an, the man with the migratory heart, has been dis- charged front the Alameda county (Cal.) In ft r ;nary, and he is going back to his former vocatior as chef. Moran's heart seems to have been very irresolute about its actions, aud the most peculiar and, to Moran, un- pleasant feature of the case is that it may shift its position at any moment and start on its way bark home with- out any warning to tit.) owner, Moran's heart has been wobbling around for some years. apparently trying to wet away from its original anchorage. Dur- ing the last few months, rowever, the migratory heart has shifted complete- ly to the right side. In the last shift It has moved just as far as it was pos- sible away from the normal position of hearts in general and its own original place in the make up of Mr. Moran. \Moran's case is one of the rarest known to medicine,\ said Dr. Clark, who is the superintendent and resident physician of the Alameda county in- firmary, and who had the cale of Moran and his wandering heart. \It was not alone the fact that his heart was on the right side of i llis body, but it was the fact that it moved there from the left side while he was alive. A heart that 15 simply located on the right side from birth is not such an unussal case, but when it moves from one side to the other and is not stationary it becomes one of the cases that attract the atten- tion of the me.dical profession. \As to what causes the change In location of the heart it is almost im- Possible to say, bet it seems to be doing Its ditts pito as sYell on the right side as on the left.\ , TRICKS OF INDIAN JOCKEYS. The Speed of the Horse Counts for Nothing in the Race The gambling par excellence among Indians is in foot and horse racing. Every tribe of Indians possesses at least one rare pony. On this pony the wealth of every member of the tribe is squandered when he is pitted against some other pony, says the St. Louis Globe-Demo nat. It must not be sup- posed by this that the Indians depend entirely upon the fleetness of their pony. In fact, it is generally the swiftest Pony that loses the race. eepecially it his owner depends upon his speed to win. The Indian jockey has more tricks than were ever dreamed of even at Guttenberg, and these tricks are con- stantly brought into play in, order to compass the downfall of the other fel- low. The writer has seen hundreds of Indians yelling and shouting over the preliminaries of a race to be participat- ed in by two of the sorriest -looking specimen ts of the equine family imagin- able. Probably three hours were spent in arranging the details of the race with the various bets. Every Indian Was personally interested, for he had some- thing bet on the result. The ponies were brought to the scratch, haggard and worn out. The riders had great difficulty in forcing them to the front. The word was given, and presto, what a change! The printer; went off with a bound that would have unseated the beat white jockey that ever rode a race. Over the (-renew they went, neither gain- ing until near the end. As one began to draw a little ahead the rider of the other suddenly let fly his blanket and completely Minded the gaining pony. It hesitated and partially stumbled. The other jockey flew ahead and was the winner. No trouble ensued over this sharp practice, but it was taken as a legitimate piece of work In a race. The losing Indian WAS berated soundly for allowing the blanket to be thrown, butt the bets were paid with a philosophical air and another rare was arranged for. - fly Accid•nt. MIS Vrench (Octave Thanctl thus explains how she got her nom de plume: \Octave was the name of a school friend. It Is both French and Scotch thought if I could find another name to go with it that was both French and Scotch I would adopt that. I was rid Ing on a Iran one time, when we stopped at a way station, and on the aiding near where I sat Was a freight car painted red. On one gide was chalked 1/14 , word 'Thanet.' What it meant fur how It wut there I have not the slightest idea. bet decided then and there to itilopt It. Lots of people still think that Octave Thanet is a man.\ Willing to Chong\ Mrs. De Fetid \The latest fashion is to have the piano built into the wall ' Mr. De Fadd lwearily)—\Well that's sensible. Let's wall up ours.\ JOKERS BEHIND THE SCENES. 1PRA1SE FOR GROVFR A . Property Ken Wake Things Lively by I Having Fan with Green Hands. When the auditorium of the theater is deserted and dark and dreary the space behind the certain is full of life, says the New York Herald. It is then that the property men get in their work and anybody who has ever come in contact with them knows that they are the greatest jokers living. They play 4,0kes on the first victim that comes along and afterward appease his an- ger hy taking him out for a drink. In it theater not fat' from here is threjoiliest get of property men I ever met. A young carpenter, who proved to be a green hand behind the scenes, was employed to assist on some wood- work recently. The property men im- mediately snapped him up as an easy victim. There being a lull in work, they sent him to the manager of a downtown theater for a bag of wrinkles. That dignified and portent- ous gentleman was rather nonplussed for a moment, but he soon saw into the joke and gave the young carpenter a bag filled with iron and scraps that . . was enough for any man to carry. The property men roared when they saw him coming with the bag on his back. The young man was as mad as a March hare when he saw through the scheme, but the property men took him out and filled hint with exhilarating drinks so much so that he rahred himself with laughter. The particular mark of these jokers Is the, would-be actor, who constantly haunts the stagexttrance. One of the property men plays Therole of managem a and requests the tkould-be Thespian to step on the stage and recite some ex- tracts front Hamlet. This he Is orily too glad to do tied the \manager\ places him on the stage immediately above a trap door. The property men conceal themselves behind the scenes and await the fun. Just as the poor aspirant to histrionic honors reaches a point in his dialogue that is extremely tragic and touching the property men turn out the lights, produce thunder and lightning and open the trap door, precipitating the wonld-be actor Into depths that give him the impreseion that he has landed In the infernal regions. The distance he falls is not more than two feet, and the property men see to it that he is not hurt and that his feelings are atoned for subsequently. submit tile claim to impartial arbitra- Their jokes are numerous and versa- H„ ting „ it w i t h 8 „ sph ,1„ . tile. One of their favorites is to send a green hand to the billposter's room for a key to the certain. There he 18 It is Idle for people to intimate that the President has some ulterio: design in the stand which Ile has now taken, given an iron bar that requires all his or that republicans are simply trying to strength In carry. Sometimes the vie- \out Herod\ him for political effect, tints get real angry anti there is Indies- Whatever the mottve, the principle Is lion of trouble, but the jokers always right and upon retch a question Ameri- manage to smooth things over and cans are \Americans.\ it is not likely eventually make the victims themselves that I here will be any war. That Is laugh. merely, a remote possibility. But there will be more or less of war Stearn and Electricity. talk, and it is not practicable to talk \war\ without some discussion of the Electricians and electrival experts sinews of war. In modern warfare chief among these sinews is money, and the question of our financial policy. are very fond of ifeclartng that the de- eadence of steam power has already begun. The Rmal Academy of Engl- neere in London is of the opinion that eiesent ittol future, naturally comes un- eteant will not, at present at least, be der review. What shall that policy be? Shall it be an English policy or an American? Shall we continue to borrow money in superseded by electricity on the ordi- miry railroad. One objection to elec- tricity is that It would take such an enormous amount of power to operate England to fight England with, or shall trunk lines of rafiv.a that it would he we utilize our own resourres and pro - unmanageable and insufficient. There vide money for ourselves? Is there an Is as yet no known means of distribut advocate of the gold standar.41 In the log the electric current in such a way rnited States who 1,elleves that we as to make it available. The steam mild fight a great Etiropean war, esp.'- locomotive carries its power with it: 'tally with England, and maintain the electric must tap a line somewhere p0Cle payments on the basis of gold? there an advocate of that standard in order to be effective. The proper handling of electricity for long dig' any where who believes that in the lance power is as yet an unaolved event of such a struggle, senseless problem. Combinations of electricity twaddle about \sound money\ and and steam work admirably, and short maudlin sentimentality about being in lines, city transportation and the (phi. ()NI with \civilized natIons,'' would and expeditious tranference of people is. is any good? and property In and about Mien is / The events of the last few days prove ily met by electric power. As a more conclusively than 1;0111111es of ar- str ear motor it is an unqualified gument 'could, the utter unsoundness of success, and will before long entirely , every stereotyped argument In favor of drive the horses out of business. But the gold standard. That la a monetary for through freight anti pancngel . system consisting of a mere speck of yellow metal with a mountain of credit traffic where there are long distances to be annihilated. the steam Menemresti ng upon it, which credit is liable to dye Is likely to hold its own for , ollapse with the most disastroult re - years to come. man, 'Its. at the slightest whisper of die- - Think for ti moment of the atti- tude of English financiers at the pres- Wink'. Good I in it. ent time. The American government Mr. Iiinks—\Dona you think it's announcer; the time honored doctrine of about time OUT daughter began to think America for Americans\ and instantly about a husband? She le getting on, comes the threat from England ;hat If anti she'll he an old maid the first thing ram knows \ we dare to lay a straw across the path- . way of English aggression our credit will lie Mopped and our gold taken away from its It la enough to make the ears of el. , •ry honest American tin - I tell vie with abantr. And what Is worse, fled at all I had no time to lose. you I was scared \ wall street shows its craven heart and . Mr. thinks \Um- I suppose so.\ Its cloven foot at the Name time. The Mrs. {links- \ yes. indeed. I no re leaders of thou mght In that money cen- ter are British In peace and Mittel . ' in tip my mind to take the first stick var, and, it is alniply because then - °ff \ .\ ' 311(1 that itt \ enIng finanelal interests are with Britain ea me \ lather than with the United States. A • more humIllat Ing apectacle could l'en.per II • Nary, arcely he Imagined. captain McClure. a ho a ith a comml- touring the civil War when the rut - stun front the Chitiese government, Is Ion WWI filrlIAlKling for Its very life the visiting variolia contifrles where war leading statesmen of the conntrv NOSAIVIR are constructed with a view, to prendly proclaimed Haat we had the creation of a new navy for China, la esough gold and eilver In our rock at present In England it Is stated that ribbed mount:line to pay every debt that when he aecidee what firm can hest might be incurred. supply the need. he will place the most Scarcely, however, were we well extensive single order for war ships settled In the walks of peace when, ever given. bonded down with lielebtetineers both THE NATIONAL BIMETALLIST PRMSES THE MESSAGE. vhe Chile( Paper of the Sliver ' Ad vocal's. However, Points Out the inconslit- tenoies or tee Situation An Ably Writtett Reply to the Megsage. From the National Bimetallist. Mr. Cleveland's message on the sub- ject of the Venezuelan boundary line, Is a genuine American doeument. Whatever may be thought of his course on other ;natters, the sentiments ex- . pressed in that message undoubtedly receive the heartiest endorsement of the great body of the American people. If Mr. Cleveland arbitrarily assumed that England was wrong in her claim as to the location of the true line, and with - cut accurate knowledge he espoused the side of Venezuela, the case would be altogether different. But he simply recognizes the fact that there ts a dis- pute between England, with all of her strength, and Venezuela with all of her weakness,, concerninga question which involves title to a considerable stretch ot American territory. If England is wrong, anti insists upon taking lands that do not belong to her, it is virtually a conquest of American territory, and directly contravenes the Monroe doc- trine. • But the president does not assume that England's claim is wrong. He merely considers that as it is a dis- puted point, she may be wrong. If so. Venezuela is powerless to resist, and the two nations do not meet on equal terms. Therefore, while laying down in lute mistakable language the principle that ncaEuropean nation shall encroach upon territory belonging to an American, Mr. Cleveland asks Congress to provide for a COliiilliStU011 to Investigate the ques- tion and ascertain the facts. If Eng- laud is right, that ends the matter. If she is wrong, the \Monroe doctrine\ should be enforced if it takes the whole power of the American Republic to en- force it. The position of England is not one to be commended. Tile fact that the qinute with Venezuela has been al- 70wed to drag along for half a century, truncates _that her rights are by no means clear. Her unwillingness to Mrs. Itinke \Indeed it is time, high time. lint she's me over again. / ni-ver thought of nuirriage until my mother warned mo that If I ever rear - public and private, we joined hands with our greatest commercial rival and gm eatest 'reditor to destroy one-half of our debt -paying power. Silver was demonetized, gold was al- most doubled in value. and the debts of this great nation were made payable upon that appreciated basis. Our coun- try sold in foreign lands much -more I han it has purehased. N'e have sent abroad hundreds of millions of dollars more of silver and gold than we have imported. We ought to have an enor- mous balance in our favor as a nation. But instead of such balance, our foreign debt hes gone on increasing year after year, until now It is at least ;5,000,000,- 000, and possibly $, all pay- able in gold. The country has been al- most bled to death by foreign shyiocks, aided by their Wall street lieutenants, and the American people have sub- mitted blindly and innocently in the name of \honest money.\ A war with England would be a dreadful thing. That country is rich, she has an un- rivaled navy, a superior army. and mine will tieny that the Britons are brave and determined fighters. Sorrow end desolation wouni be yarded into thousands of happy homes on both sides of the Atlantic. But in the end the Stars and Stripes would wave in triuntph over every British possession north of the United States. and Ameri- can political anti financial independence would march hand in hand. ALL ARE UNITED. All the National Sliver Organitations tannins...sited for Mort. For some time past negotiations have been pending for a complete consolidation of the American Bimetal- lic League, National Bimetallic Union and the National Silver Committee, the three principal silver organizations in the United Suttee, representing all sec- tions of the country. Last week these negotiations culminated in an agree- ment by the representatives of the re- spective organizattlons by which etch consolidation has been substantially perfected. Nothing now remains to be done but n. ratification by the ex- ecutive committees of these organiza- tions, each acting separately, which will speedily follow. The consolidated organization will be known as the American Bimetallic Union. Its principal office and general headquarters will be in Chicago at 134 Monroe et reet, in the offices occupied by the National Bimetallic Union, with branch offices Ill Washington, San Francisco, anti perhaps in other cities both north and south. It is the permitsp of the united organ- ization to press the (•ampaign of educa- tion on behalf or bimetallism with tho ittutomt vigor in all parts of the coun- try. The silver leaders are very much elated over the course of recent events and belle%e that combinations may be made, as a result of which bimetallism, which means the complete restoration of silver to free mintage and full legal tender, will be ac.omplished not later than IS97. The union ef the different organiza- tions which have heretofore acted in- dependently is regarded as a most im- portant step to that end. A conference of pronourired sitter men of a highly representative char- acter will be held at AVashington on the 22d of January, when a plan of action will be outlined which will doubtless have a very important bear- ing upon theepolitical events of next year. \BUSINESS MEN.\ They Do Not Know geerything About th• Finanelal (DusetIon. Mr. John A. Grier, ex -chief engineer United States navy, delivered the principal address before the Loyal Le- gion In Chicago last Thursday evening. was a superb effort and the closing portion a magnificent and eloquent plea for an American merchant marine com- mensurate with the greatness and dig- nity of the American republic. We are reminded by it that Mr. Grier, like nearly all careful students, is a strong advocate of the complete restor- ation of sliver. Few men have a more extensive or accurate knowledge of the subject than he, or have written more intelligently concerning R. But it matters not how able a man may be, how careful, thorough and conscientious his study of the subject may have been, let him espeuse the mute of bimetallism—the constitution- al money of the country and every little anglicised dude in New York and Boston will instantly pronounce him a \crazy fanatic.\ And the country is full of strong, common sense bueiness men who will echo the cry for no bet- ter reason than that they have not retuned the question, and knew nothing of it. There aro iinfortunately too nanny Mel] who post , upon the assump- tion that they iinderritend the money question merely became. they are \busi- ness men.\ No man can understand any quest Ion without etutlyIng is whatever his railing may be. The great diMcul- ty with oar business T11,11 generally. Is that they allow theft blotters 1,1 do their thinking for them ind the great, majority of bankers dra all of their ' impiration from a i\111111 , K1 Stiliree mr. (It in is to he cotter-Anil:fled 011 lulq aplenttirt essay. /10 Is El good man de- serving of all suseesc. and e most alit- ahre slut 4 :he ewe. , of I' ttu\laliiem. The Kean Thing, Madge- --Mabers $NO box of silk hosiery just arrived from Paris yester- day. Estelle (cynically)- Ah! She'll be see- ing mice everywhere now for a month, won't she? If. If love were always rosy And knew no mortal ills, And never went to pay the rent, Or stormed at grocery bills -- Then would the world go singing, Anti heaven would kiss the hills. If love were always rosy t44 And paid no grocery bill*ye Sootier or Later. Eli Siland —Hew long (It) a 1Xlail h:iVe to be in this country before he .•an vote? O'Toole—That depinds; if he come late in November. he may have tu salt nearly a year. • noniron. I And no trouble in kissing girls Of three and of thirty-three; But bridging the chasm between that two Is the hardeet part for rn ss • - - - Too Dad. Hill—I see that Roosevelt has hag \the Weather Bureau indicted. Mill—Really . ? What for? Hills -They predicted rain for a dry, Sunday. At the Soiree. Beginner In witat particular part would you advise a young poetess to develop herself? Adept—Why, in the feet. of course. That's Why. From LifeS \What are you in for?\ , \ 'Cause I can't git out\ • - Boudoir (\hat. Bella—What's the matter. Miss Passe? You seem to be declining? Miss Passe tindignantly)- Indeed! There Isn't a man this season who has given me the chance. It Detxnded. Wilson I suppose they make it very lively for you at college, don't they? Stilson- Yes: it all depends on how much you owe or course, the more the livelier. Right for Once. Teacher— (lite net an exampi of a sandwich. Boy—A modern magazine. A thin slice of reading matter between big lumps of ativertisemente. Which? Gothamite- Our motto is \Higher ever higher!\ Provincial—What (lo you refer to? Your downtown building); or your up. town bloomer coat 'mica? Sorry Ile Noticed It. Ile -Do you notice how rapidly th'itt plant leaves? She-- it has always been one of ml pet theories that plants have more than human intelligence. - Tattoo. Dusty Rhodes- Lady, will thi a Shirt wash? Mrs. Dogood -Of course It will. Dusty Rhodes rstuflyr -Then I ---/ can't take it. At tn. Pettit e (\mart. Innocent Why do they speak of bail- ing these 'drunk and diltorderly\ prisoners out? Knowitall—Why, don't you see? They are all of them full. Almost Tree. MiltiOn (on Pleadilly)- I tell you, London at Oita time of year is almost without a peer. }<Ikon Yes, the most or them ate over in America hunting hell'e9404 The New I ereino. \My darling. - nitirmiired embracing her \trona!\ exclaimed Hero \You're all wet. Why didn't yoit 0110` in a hint Leander, lie Knee hIre The 1..tiollady Can ittu outinend 'Ilia turkeys Marketmen I win, maatin With (Ireful usage, Diet blrd will last you a inonth. DIG Reauiffla Tim - Why tio yet; say that your cook Is your bicycle? !Wm -I have to give her a blowing. up about once a week, or she's no good.

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