The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, February 29, 1896, Image 1

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61. • et* • al• mos 1 41 • \TA *la 4311 ft* *VI re . 4 1 • 4 • 3 1 , • I rra. fbia .710 e , 4.1 a s * V \Z 0. 4) a i41 41. 4 o t tr d l Ig e t• 001k1 4t•s. Vtr - lotP. OL OF WITH TTOM. FIRST 7ard. iNA. Weal, na. ER WICKES PIONEER. VOL. L \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to I.\ WICK ES, MONTANA, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 29,1896. NO. :30 KOEGEL & JOHNSON PROPRIETORS Billiard Hail and Saloon. (Our Specialties are: Chase's Barley Bottled $3.25 Per Case. he says, commanding him to abstain from food. For over thirty days he did Malt .. rot began a t n 0 t c o h food fast ofa , weighed d. ia k n i e n d ue NNh . : ri en h y 2oo e , I minds, and he now weighs about lfir. r 160 pounds. Not once during the thirty days did he Complain of being hungry, and not once, he says, did he Beer feel the pangs of hunger. He did not 9 sit in the house and save himself exer- Hon, but kept on In his regular habits. Every day he walked to town, over a mile and a half. ile helped around the house and chopped much of the wood was run down and Miss Schultz die - the family ased during that time. Mounted. armed with a heavy strap and buckle, to dispatch it. The crea- ture showed fight, and caught the girl's hand In his mouth. Her companion came to her assistance, and after a lively - skirmish Miss Shultz contrived to get his wolfship down and hold hint while her friend tied his fret. The pair then pounded him to death, brought him Into town and received the bounty offered by the state - for the scalp. WE HANDLE THE FINEST BRANDS OF nes, nullOrS, CORNER OF ODDITIFS. ly at one time. Suppose that the an \-- who manifests his indignation at the assertion that he is superstitious torn- mencea, cautiously, as it were, without letting himself know that he is being watched, with the first garment he puts on in the morning, and learn what is A the result. How surprised he will be to know, perhaps for the first time, his left arm goes into his shirt first, and his left sock on his left foot first, to say nothing of continuing the observation as far as the shoe. There are men who will change a garment which has been put on, unconsciously, inside out, hut there are many men who will not, for their lives, risk the old superstition concerning such an act. Kings haves not dared it. Where is the man or boy, who only in a spirit of bravado, will knowingly walk under a ladder Even if done in Like • a spirit gild- a spirit of defiance of the old bogy, how eth she, expectantly, and sometimes trembling - Into the fairest homes on earth; ly, he awaits the coming of the penalty. Stealing in some joyous hour, Try it, man, and if the penalty of sor- 'Mid the group about the hearth, row or loss, disappointment or accident, does not result before the day has swept by you will not tell of it. If it 'comes to you the rule will be followed and volt will never cease telling of it, this rare occurrence. When a man returns to the house after once starting out, having, perhaps. forgotten to kiss his wife, or something leas important, his natural inclinatiln, without special prompting, is to sit down before starting again. It is said to be bad luck to omit this. Even death may result if a human By depending upon the preservation being should raise an open umbrella of the gold standard, the policy inau- gurated in 1873 of forcing the business of the Western world to the slender ba- sis of gold is the very thing that peo- ple are complaining of. The business of Europ , and America had through centuries of time been adjusted to the broad base of gold anti silver in com- bination. Suddenly one or them was taken away. Down went prices and up went the burden of debt. The cred- itor was enriched and the debtor was impoverished. The non -producer. baeking in idleness and luxury, was enabled to buy what he wanted with less money. The producer--theeSack- twee of our national life and etrength - was compelled t. work twice as many Ayers and give up twice as much of the product of his toll to get the same num- ber of dollars. The prosperity of a country depends upon the maintenance of a fair range of prices. No matter whether the money in use consists of gold, silver or paper - any or all It the quantity be such as to preser‘e a fair and healthy price level. business pros- perity will be assured in the absence of unnatural disturbances. The demon- etization of silver lowered the price level, subverted equities and destroyed prosperity. 'Suppose one-half of the gold now In the world were to be thrown into the deepest part of the sea. Would it not have some effect upon business? Certainly --but how? Simply by making money scarce and hard to get. That is, prices would fall greatly. aThose In debt would find it impossible to procure money with which to meet their obligations. The demonetization of silver operated in precisely the same way, except that as the silver was not entirely destroyed the process was slower. The true stand- ard of value Is that which will main- tain a steady average price level, be- cause all business is done on the basis of •'price\ When the people of the United States come to realize this sim- ple truth the money question will he speedily nettled and it will be settled right. A mon -tory standard under which prices are constantly falling is as far from being sound as anything in finance can be. SOME QUEER AND CURIOUS EVENTS IN THE NEWS. Californian Chinaman wathu Barrel. Who likes to d Polecat—Girl* Past— Fight -- Down the River In a 1LENTLY like night she comes, But to shadows show her near; Bars nor bolts can keep her out; In her traiu, the pall and bier. Smiles and sunlight flee away When she enters at the door; Chilled the warm life blood in hearts Bounding in full tide before. Though an oft unbidden guest. Yet she bath a claim on all, For the gate of Eden oped To admit her at the fall. When from their green home of peace Slur first parents fled in shame (Angels lingered still behind). Love and sorow with them came. over his head within doors, it is said. Umbrella makers have been known to Fear not sorrow, though she brings observe this religiously. Spirit anguish, tears and pain: People who live in the country must Love is blind, but sorrow leads her, be careful not to have around their Back to paradise again. homes a white -nosed cow, for, should - - the window be open and this 1'0W with itasitfornIsts Likes to Fast, the white proboscis reach over the win - Solomon Hitchcock. an old gentle - (low -sill in search of information or man of Santa Rosa, Cal.. has just corn- something dainty, there will be a death in the family before long. So says the pleted a fast of thirty days. Mr. Flitth- cock Is nearly 70 years old. lie is a -na- old saw' tive of Massachusetts, and a cabinet Why must we give a penny for any maker by trade. For a number of years sharp instrument presented by a be has been living on the interest of his money, and he has taken life easy as a consequence. He has no family, but makes his he with his niece, Mrs. Simonton. who lives in the northern part of the town. Early in November and ends down, too, invariably, when he received a message from the Lord, the original superstition, of which they seem to be in ignorance, asserts that it should be nailed up the other way, so as to catch within its embrace the luck which descends. Nothing pleased him better than to ecme to town and talk with the \boys\ about his experience and try to Im- press upon them the urgency of leading t. Christian life. When his thirty days' fast WAS ended he came to town and enjoyed a good meal at a restaurant, but did not eat any more than any of the other guests, It does not appear that his long fast has weakened him sny in strength, and he says he feels ON THE MA RKEI, ' hen a quarrel came. liot tears were shed. They were shed by Wah Hoop The skunk did not weep. Walt Hoop v.' pt Then he shied a chop stick at A SHARE OV YOUR friend? Why do we seek a four-leaved clover, end why must we pick up a dirty horseshoe from the street when- ever we see It there? Why do men nail the horseshoes over their doors (irls Fight with a Big Wolf. Ham -old. S. 1). Special: While out on horseback after cattle some distance north of Harold, Misses Mary Marso and Emma Shultz. aged eighteen and twenty respectively, sighted six wolves and immediately gave chase to them. After a hard rare one of the animals just as well as he ever did in his life. Down River Trip In • Barrel. South Omaha, Neb.—Special . Rich- ( -Metazoan and Polecat. ard Merron, an employe at Swift's and There was trouble in the laundry of an old and experienced cooper, Is con- Wah Hoop, otherwise known as Jim structing e ablg cask in which he expects Lee, at Mt. Morris, N. Y., the other day, to float do -to Kansas City. Merron's A skunk got into his kitchen on Chapel cask is quite a novelty. It has air street. Now Wah Hoop is out of bust- valves and a rudder, and the inventor netts. So Is the skunk. When the pro- expects to make the journey in safety. prettor first set eyes on the pretty thing Swift's men have wagered a consider- s t ne didn't know what it was, lie thought able slim on the result of the venture. It was pretty and he started to fondle it. Merron expects to start in a few days, and has invited a number of friends and some newspaper men to see him off. He declares the voyage will positively be made unless the river freezes over invader or his domestic Pence and before he can finish his novel craft., teller and cuff emporium. Then he wished he was bark In Cathay. \Yeti - Ilioys Bitten by Rabid Hounds. taut play in my yard.\ Raid lie. Then Philadelphia Special: To ming sons of Charles Geary, who keeps fox- hound kennels in a suburb of Philadel- phia, went by mistake into a pen Sun - said \dlam.\ Fly this time a crowd of TRADE small boys had gathered at the wintow (lay night where seven mad dog\; were to see the form They liked it. So did enntined ' to reed therm (Inc boy was badly bitten in the cheek and the other several grown op boys who came along IS SOLICITED. I jtillt then tine man who had not been in the arm. They barely escaped front ; known to smile In forty five years being torn to pieces by the brutes. one of the dogs died during the nieht of grinned and slaoped his knee and maid it was the best fun he had had since he hydrophobia and the other ',ix were was a boy. Watt Hoop climbed on the shot. A surgeon examined t hem and r bed and then he got down and ,•limbed says they all had h‘drophohla beyond on the tattle lie looked toward the a doubt. The hounds had nearly torn each ot her to pieces In their agony. tutor. but it was gum -tied by the skunk lie I s oo h k it ed T to hen w ar h d e w.i(t)irul;itswinbrtaitnildt The wolinds of the lads were cauterized KOEGEL & JOHNSON ,was 1 succession which lioh Ingersoll Rays do and on Monday they were sent to the Pasteur Institute I not mean enething But they meant something to Wah ilooe. Next to the lewd Dynamite to !trent Jail. I monologue of expletives in his own .;pritigneld Special James Connors 'roomette. they helped him to pass away and John Rogers, two Cnited States i the time, they expressed his sentiments prisoners held for robbing country post - I as hp wanted them expressed Some offices. made a deaperate attempt to body pried the door open with a nail blast their way out of the county Jail and the visitor took his departure. as In sonte way they had se(ured a fine tasted by a Mongolian slipper, which his steel as and a stick of dynamite. They Irr limit fired ej, him as he went through haul sa through a hollow Iron l d rail - the door. e will not call again. Ing where It entered the w Relief Pet Onions. 'Rion ahattered the windows of the jail placed the charge Inside. The retitle)- , New York Sun: There is an old:sit- and badly damaged the Inner wall,' but IseratIltion that tam • MAIN STREET Wickes, - - Montana he fired another ehopstit k at the In- tl-n(1er, likewise a tin dipper, a starch bowl and a Chinese almanac. Then he BAYARD , BAD BREAK. It is Sin Tar se' the I nod. v of the Gold SO.. tharil - The Presidei.. stands in the midst of a strong. self-confident and often- times violent people, men e ho desire to have their own way an I eho need their way frequently obstrie fed, and I tell you plainly it takes a real man to govern the people of the United StAtea.\ The above is one of the statements made by Mr Bayard recently in Eng land, which has given so much umbrage to krnericans Whether the language Is impeachable we are scarcely pre- pared to say, butt it Is dangerously near the line ity the plainest Implicalon it means that the people of this coun- try are incapable of self government and need a man in the prealdential chair who can \govern' them Th it is exact') what Mr (ere eland has been trying to do in dealing e ith the money question. Ile has paid no more atten- tion to the laws of songtetot than if they had never been passed The - Sherman law - provided as clearl% as can speak for the pun haw at Its mar- ket price of 4.500,000 ounces of silver each month For several months before the repeal only aholit one half of the reqiiired amount Was plIrChitaed. The apeciouta pretense was that moutehoul% haul \4'01 ii ered - the market net for, put rip tee price Upon that RAMP theory Harri son might have refused to 1.11% any dor Ina hi. entire term and the law wotild have been nullifled nom the first The answer is no answer at all for there Is always speculation to evo l Ey \m trket\ and In all commodities. The \SOUND MONEY\ ROT. EVEN WILLIAM K. VANDERBILT IS DISGUSTED. Ile Has Sense Enough to Know that If All the (told In America Went Abroad We Would Still Has• Country. William K. Vanderbilt inadvertent - .y exploded the gold standard \sound Money - idea the other day. When speaking of a possibility of a war with England he stated that the strength of a country Is in its naturaleresources, and that we could not be coerced by the breaking of the stock market and a Withdrawal of our geld. That is equivalent to say ing that our strength in war does not depend upon the main- tenance of the gold standard, and it is true. The Southern Confederacy was overthrown by the wearing away of its armies, not by the depreciation of Its paper. The greatest wars of history have been fought with paper alone. since 1873, but I am one of those who The Napoleonic wars covered nearly a believe that they are transient and quarter of a century of time, and Eng- temporary in their nature, and that when they have passed away or have been removed by the separate or united actions of the nations most deeply in - land's money during those years was exclusively paper. The idea that a na- tion can tight a desperate and long- drawn-out war with nothing but pa- per, and go to ruin in a time of pro- terested in the subject, the ratio of act - found peace the moment the gold stand- tual and relative value will be re-estab- ard fails, is too absurd for serious con- lished on a firmer foundation than sideration. So far from our prosper- ever. I know that the world's stock or precious metals is none too large, and I use no reason to apprehend that it will ever become so. Mankind will be for- tunate, indeed, if the annual produc- tion of gold and silver coin shall keep pace with the annual increase of popu- lation, commerce and industry. Ac- cording to my view on the subject, the conspiracy which seeilla to have been formed here and in Europe to destroy by legislation anti otherwise from three -sevenths to one-half the metallic money of the world is the most gigan- tic crime of this or any other age. The consummation of such a scheme NOIlld ultimately entail more misery upon the human race than all tne wars, pestilence anti famine that ever oc- curred In the history of the world. The absolute and instantaneous destruction of half the movable property of the world, including horses, ships, rail- roads and all other appliances for car- rying on eommerce, while it would be felt more sensibly at the moment, would not produce anything like the prolonged distress and disorganization of society that must inevitably result from the permanent annihilation of one-half of the metallic money of the world. JOHN G. CARLISLE. Feb. 21. 1878. view so as to establish and maintain a parity between the two metals. Mr. Cleveland has also coolly set the law at defiance by refusing to pay gov- ernment obligations in silver, borrow- ing gold Instead, anti increasing the in- terest -bearing debt of a people already staggering under a load too heavy for them to bear. It is scarcely necessary to say that Mr. Bayard is a \sound money\ man of the most pronounced type. Show us a man anywhere who thinks the American people need a \real man\ to \govern them\ and we will show you a devotee of tin' English gold standard. Mr. Bayard should not only resign, but he should permanently domicile himself in the dominions of Her Majesty the Queen. TRAITOR CARLISLE. Democrat* Should Keep This Letters of His In Mind. I shall not enter into an examination of the causes which have combined to depreciate the relative value of silver. and to appreciate the value of gold 1 TRAITOR SHERMAN. Republicans Will Do Well to Keep Tit letter of ills in Mind. Treasury Department, July 15, 1878. —Dear Sir: To that part of your let- ter of the 12th inst., in which you ask my views of the matter confided in the monetary commission. I have some delicacy in replying very fully. Dur- ing the monetary conference in Paris, when silver in our country was exclud- ed from circulation by being under- valued, 1 was strongly in favor of the single standard of gold, and wrote a let- ter which you will find in the proceed- ings of the conference, stating briefly my view. At that time the wisest of us did not anticipate the sodden fall of silver or the rise of gold that has occurred. Thia uncertainty of the rela- tion between the two metals is one of the 4•hlet arguments in favor of a mows - metallic system, but other arguments, showing the dangerous effect upon In- dustry by dropping one of the prectous metals from the standard of value, out- weigh in my mind all theoretical ob- jections to the bimetallic system. I am thoroughly convinced that if it were possible for the leading commer- cial nations to fix to agreement an ar- bitrary relation between silver and gold, even though the market value might vary somewhat front time to time, it would be a measure' of the glummest good to all nations. My earnest desire is that you may succeed in doing this You are Si) well informed upon this subjeet thre It Is not worth while for me to eniar4e upon it The statements and documents sent you by the direc- tor of the mint will give In authentic form most of the material facts which bear upon the question, and your own inveatigatton upon the silver commis- sion will. I am quite sore, supply any defi'iency. Very traily yours. JOHN :MERMAN. Secretor V. W Grosbeele Cincinnati, O. The Silver I !tampion. F; Itlantond. of Granville. lows, writes as follows. •Thur cause is Just! then let as fight a igorousl% until w e , ontider. The National Bimetallist is I he nett,. -If wtro restores sight to thone who are hIlnd to wolf Interest Veit GO A SINGULAR FEUD. Brothers Who Fell tint about a Matrl- nionlal .trrangionent. \Tho queerest feud I ever heard or,\ said M. ('. Allen, the well-known sportsman, to a Minneapolis Journal man. \is one that I envountered while hunting in southern Humboldt county. I noticed our guide carried a repeating rifle, a big revolver and a knife half as long as his leg. He proceeded with the greatest caution and appeared to be ou guard continually. I knew there were no hostile Indians in that country and mr curiosity was aroused. Finally I asked hien what the trouble was. — Oh, I yoost look out for sonie fel- low.' he replied in his Swedish dialect. \ 'What's the trouble, anyway?' I in- quired. \ '0 nuttin' much. Maybe a big matt mit a goon watch me pretty close, too.' \ 'Who is he?' \'Oh he is my bretider. Las' time I fix him plenty, you bet. He come bark now und maybc he fix nip.' \Inquiry developed the fact that the brothers had settled In Humboldt some years ago anti our guide, who was mar- ried had left a pretty sister -In-law in Sweden. The brothers talked the mat- ter over and finally agreed that the mar- ried one should send for the girt, and when she reached this country he would give his old wife to his brother and take his sister-in-law. \The girl arrived in due time, but she was so much prettier than the unmar- ried brother had expected that he was loath to accept his brother's cast-off wife. Finally he married the girl and then refused to compromise the breach of contract by paying what his brother had expended in getting her to this coast. A quarrel followed and the guide pinked his brother in the shoul- der with a rifle ball and landed him ill the hospital for three months. The other vowed vengeance anti they do lit- tle now but watch the mountain trails, fully prepared to renew hostilities at a second's notice.\ LIFE NOT WORTH TEN CENTS Small Veltl• Pat tp0n It by a Man Wiss Saved from Drowning. From the San Francisco Ppet\ A fat man earry ing a gun and leading -• dog made a 11:ish down Market street Ion' the Oakland ferryboat. tie could have caught it if he hail walked meet ly along, but he became excited, and old Time commenced having fun with him. The dog would run on the wrong side of the telegraph poles and hy- drants anti tangle up his chain In the legs of pedestrians. By the tune spent In apologizing and untangling the (log he Was delayed until the little gate closed in his face. Then he ran around to the big gate. dodged around a mail wagon, and made a run for the boat. The deck hands raised the apron and the boat moved slowly out, but he was determined to catch it, and. gripping hit gun and dog chain a little tighter, made a run and sprang into the air. The boat was only six feet away, but the dog balked the apron. The hunter stopped in the middle of his leap, his feet flew out toward the steamer, and he dropped into the bay like it load of hay. A small boy who wee fishing from the wharf dropped Ills pole. splashed Into the water and towed the fat man to a pile, where he clung till a boatman pulled him out. \My boy, you saved my life,\ he ex- claimed enthusiastically, as he klekeil the dog and tried to wring the water out of him shotgun. - Let me reward you. - He thrust his hand Into his clammy pocket, and fished out a wet 10 -cent piece. \There my boy, take that: but don't spend It foolishly.\ \No sir; I can't take it, sir.\ The boy pushed the generous hand aside.- \1 didn't earn It.\ \Why. you saved my life, boy.\ \Yes I know it, sir, but it ain't worth 10 cents\ The Whoingale Poisoner, of Islildinn. The N hol. , .ale,attomptg that are con- tinually being made to poison the Lon doners are will shown in tile anneal report of Dr eaunders. the meeieal offi- cer of health for the city Stockralsere sent up last year no less than 430 tons of (Mewled meat. that Iii, exclimullng Sundays, as the hospital points unit, about a ton and a half for every work- ing (lay of the year Now. a ton and a half of diseneed and putrid meet re- duced to pounds, consists of 3.360, and as each pound le empty mate - lent to poi- BOI1 Its man, woman or child it follow. that our rousing in the country are will- ing to poison Londonere to the tune of 3.260 per diem, or, ex, hiding Surela‘t at the rate of 1.0e1,6s0 per tihililillt III other worth', if all the dieeased meat which lit recell 0(1 W011111 t•e eaten it would not take more than roof - or fh.\4 , years to accomplish the poisoning of every man. women and child ill 1.011- 110i1 Napoleon's Art Project on with eon' noble work I will aid you The grandest attempt ever made to In getting readers for your Ilterature\ raise the arts to a pinnacle of perfection 'T E. D., In National Bimetallist. was Napoleon's props t tit figlioMble all the scattered masterpieces of painting \I want a qoarter from %on for that and sculpture iii one collection. This starling fsmIlv on Bottle alley \ he actually ' , Me ted, and for ten or - Mercy' I can't spare CfRit. My dregs twelve years the Napoleon museum In rals!ng of the price of silver was the , for the charity ball will cost Ins $200.\-- the Louvre at Paris was the wahale remise the a 61.

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