The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, March 14, 1896, Image 1

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• 2 WICKES PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to 1.\ VOL. I. WICKES, MONTANA, SATURDAY. MARCH 14,1896. •1•••••• THE SABINE WOMEN. KOEGEL & JOHNSON PROPRIETORS Billiard Hall and Saloon. Our Specialties are: Chase's Barley Malt. Bottled Beer, .V.25 Per Case. 0- • E II A N DIAS T11 E NEST Itlaa a OF - - WILL. PATRIOTISM SUFFER BY FOREIGN MARRIAGES! Johny Rail's Many Conquests Here What Would He th• Attitude, in Came of W•r, of Oar Rich Houses with Eng- lish Alliance.? • Wing, Liauors 61adrS, ON THE MARKET. A SHARE OF YOUR TRADE IS SOLICITED. ISS Consuelo Van- derbilt's marriage to the duke of Marl- borough and that of Miss Pauline Whit- ney to Alineric Hugh Paget, fol- lowing a long series of international al- liances, give rise to an interesting spec- ulation as to the future of American patriotism.. The Monroe doctrine, that has for three- quarters of a century been the defiance of European powers, still remains a pride in every patriotic heart. It has warned off from these western shores the armies of Europe and the fleets of powerful battle -ships, says a New York paper. But if the repeating rifles of the sol- diers and the 100 -ton guns of the ships have been spiked, the weak little ar- rows of Cupid have pierced tbe famous old Monroe doctrine through and through and by the strategy of love gained a stronger foothold for England and other nations in this land than could have been won by years of bloody warfare. The ancient Romans carried off the Sabine women by force and won a na- tion's support. Force today is sup- planted by the glamour of titles and social rank. European politics is prin- cipally built on marriage. The shrewd old King of Denmark married off his daughters with such diplomatic skill that nearly every country in Europe is bound by closest ties to the little state. England and Germany are firmly united by marriage and Emperor Wil- liam has much reverence for his famous grandmother. Queen Victoria. The Prince of Wales is uncle by marriage to the Czar of Russia, and has great influence in that vast country. Inter- marriage wade the Itisnlisia Duke of Edinburgh, ion of the Queen, the ruler of one of Germany's richest principali- ties, Sa xe-Cohurg-Gotha. Thus safely allied in Europe, Eng- land turns to her greatest rival of the future- America -and in the same tanner is steadily gaining power with ode nobility of wealth. Already the richest and most influential families of the country are bound by social and marital ties to England's leading men Now, what if war should come between the two nations? Senator Chandler has prophesied that the peace between the United States and England cannot continue much Ions ger; that the Increasing power of both and their rivalry on the seas must bring on an impending conflict. Then will some a struggle between love and duty - . KOEGEL & JOHNSON, MAIN STREET Wickes, - - Montana. In event of war the United States government must have the financial support of RS wealthiest citizens its bankers, its rulers of Wall street. But with the money kings bound by family sympathy to England, where would the sinews of war be found? Wall street is getting tied to the apron -strings of Piccadilly. The house of Vanderbilt represents the greatest money power in the United States. Through its allies, men of both brains and wealth, its influence ex- tends into every great financial trans- action. United, it could almost con- trol the business of the country at will. The house of Marlborough in the past has been one of the strongest props of the English throne, supporting it with valiant service in every emergency. And now this young Duke, as well formed and promising as any of his line, will take back to England one of the Vanderbiltsaa house whose finan- cial power in a time of international trouble this government eould not af- ford to resist Closely allied by social and business ties to the Vanderbilts is William C. Whitney. who, many people think. may one day be president. Ills charming daughter has married an Englishman. The ' , agog are fighters, used to war for many generations. If a contest should occur It would he but natural for Al - merle High Paget to leave this eoun- try and take up the arms of England. Mrs Marshall 0 Roberts, who Is closely connected with half a dozen rich American families married Col. Ralph Vivian, one of the best soldiers in Queen Victoria's armies Miss MIn- nip Stevens. whose mother. Mr a Partin Stevens, was New York's social leader, is the wife of Col. Arthur Pagel, a sol- dier who emild draw his younger brother quickly han-k to England. Lord William Itereaford. who won many hon ors and decorations in battle, married. flameraley. stepmother to the young Duke of Marlbormigh. making this American alliance still stronger Three of England's greatest political leaders of recent times married Ameri can wives- Sir William Vernor court, who married Mrs J. P. Ives; the late Lord Randolph Churchill, who married Miss Jennie Jerome. and Jo- seph Chamberlain, who married Miss Mary Endicott, whose father was Sec- retary of War for President Cleveland. These are not the only persons whose patriotism would be put to the test in a conflict with England. ALKALI IKE AT A WEDDING. He Describes What Oocurred Out at Old Juckett's Place. Fram the New York Herald: \Did You attend the wedding out at old man Juckett's place last night.. Ike?\ asked Judge Stringer, the well known Okla- homa jurist. \Yep!\ answered Alkali Ike. \Had a lively time, I presume?\ \Eh---yah! sonic ways it was middlin' lively, and other ways it was slower than snails. Thar was no shoot - in', an' the ticker was mizzable. But take it all around, up one side and down the other, it was what you might call a pleasant affair from start to finish. The preacher didn't show up at the appliated hour, but we didn't miss him for quite a spell, owin' to the fact that the bride's mother, who 'peered to be an advanced woman, sorter objected to Kickapoo Pete, who was supposed to be the groom, and got after him with a soap paddle or suthin' of the kind and chased him all over the lot. \She needn't have put herself to the trouble, for the bride got to thinkin' the matter over an' concluded that she'd jest as soon marry Three -Fingered Bab- cock, who'd sorter been shinnin\round her some time before, an' she didn't know but she'd a little sooner. Nacheral enough, this kinder riled Kickapoo, an' him an' Three -Fingered got to jowerin' over it, an' I reckon they would have fought it out if Jim Whipsaw, from the Rattlesnake place ranch, hadn't pacified 'em an' got 'em to pla,, in'aiards to settle the question 'This promised to satisfy all parties concerned, but the bride found out that Three -Fingered had pat up $2.60 on his side against her hand in marriage, which Kiekapoo had staked, which made her so blamed mad that HIM swore that if they didn't value her pure af- fection at more than $2.60 she'd be hanged if she'd marry either of 'em! This sorter coniplicated matters again, lrat Ain Whrlpterie sootried an' comfort- ed her, an' when the preacher showed by gosh, Miss Daisy an' Jim stepped forward. hand In hand, to be married. \Meanwhile Kickapoo had put up $2.60 against Three-Eingereirs stakes, an' they were playin' along as content- ed as a couple of kittens, They slipped their hands into a book and gave it to Appetite Bill to hold while the preacher was gittin' off the solemn words that made the two young hearts one. .An' Dien, after they had congratulated the bride, thar came the call to supper, an' so they concluded to make it a show- down. Accordin', Appetite Bill opened the book, an' burcussed if both hands didn't consist of four aces and a king. Thereupon they divided the stakes an' shook hands. An' then everybody ad- journed to the supper table. feelini that it was indeed good to be thar.\ IN THE DEPARTMENT STORE. THE FEMININE SCRIPTURE. Mi Anthony wa Equal !Higbee for Translators of the flible. A reporter called recently at the home of Mies Susan B. Anthony to ask for her views on the new Woman's Bible, the first volume of which has recently „roes That lie N•rer onlif Seti Thal made its appearance, says the Roches- -c heap - m oo ., ter Democrat and Chronicle. \Did you have anything to do with the new Bible?\ Miss Anthony was asked. \No I did not contribute to it, though I knew of its preparation and the rea- son for it. My own relations to or ideas of the Bible have always been peculiar, owing to toy Quaker training, but I don't know that I can explain just what I mean. The Quakers con- sider the book as historical, made up of oner upon reaching there. Mr. Can - traditions, handed down from the ages of the past, but not as inspired by God. ion has just been interviewed by an Inter -Ocean reporter, and takes occa- Of course, people say these women are impious, presumptions and all sorts of aon to sneer at \cheap money\ men of all parties. This is to be regretted be - FOR JOSEPH CANNON. things for daring to interpret the Bible as they themselves see it. But I think the women have as good a right to translate and twist the Bible to their own advantage as the men have to twist and turn it to their advantage, as they have done always. But now that these women have dared to do what the men have always done they are called im- pious. \Originally the orthodox women were to write their views and translations also, but when the time came they elld not put in an appearance and so only the opinions of the radical women were published. The idea that Mrs. Stanton or any other of the women ex- pected to translate or write a new Bible for women's use is absurd. They have simply taken the Pentateuch and revised such passages as refer to wom- en and written their commentaries up- on these \And why have they not as good 'a right to do this as have a body of men to do the same thing? In 1888 the Bible was revised and it is from this revised edition that the women have taken their texts: I myself am not a student nor investigator, nor do I phil- osophise. I deal only in farts and work for the freedom of women. The Bible Is written by men and therefore its reprence to women takes on the color of the manner in which tily were regardful in thaw , day*. .144 the -same way the history of the restoration was written by men, and very little was said of the noble deeds of the women of the revolution, though we know how they stood by and helped the great work, and it is the same with history all through.\ How the Charming 'layer * Got to th• Windward of the ¶1. reliant, \What won't merchants novaidays do In order to gain a blISIIIPSS advantage?\ asked the drummer from Ohio of a Buf- falo Express reporter, and then par- tially answered his own question by saying: \I went into a big department store last week. I found that the buyer for my line of goods was a woman, a mighty handsome woman. I made an appointment for her the next morning and when I arrived with my samples I found half a dozen salesmen ahead of me and had to wait my turn. \The buyer was busy just then with a fellow who sold cheap jewelry. lie was a susceptible youth anti the girl was stringing him for all he was worth. You'd have sworn she was dead in love with him. She railed him by his first name, leaned her head confidingly against his as they looked over the samples and insisted on pinning the goods Into his scarf and shirt front to see how they would look. As a re- sult, she bought all she wanted for n song. that young fellow's employers are probably wondering yet how he came to sell so cheap. \Some male buyers are just as un- serupulous, though,\ contineed the drummer from Ohio, \though not always on their employer's able. I went into a store In Providenre. R 1. The buyer shivered and remarked that It %vas very (-old anti that he didn't have any coal at home I excused myself, obtained his address and sent him five tons of ',al that afternoon. The next day 1 called around at the store and took a lilg order at my own figures.'' The Home 11.1110 stioilI ho n beriatiful place,not a den our S nest like the hahltatlon of heasts not S hut nor wigwam like the abode of a savage, not an establish ment ter ministering to vanity. Home Is jest what women make It Rev Charles St -adding Toledo, 0 COURTING IN THE PARK. BIMETALLIST DEFINES - CHEAP** MONEY FOR HIM. for the Products of th• friirmer and the Mechanic. _ lion. If. BartIne in National Bi- metallist, The above named gentleman is a good fellow personally but he to a republican politician at all times and above all things. If the idea that the republican party can do any wrong or make any mistakes ever found Its way Into his bead, it became a fast pris- Whiter's Chills Hate No Terror for She Lovin g Cooplea ' kith!\ said the sparrow cop to the Na York World roan. \There's no ais minting for taste, but at for spoon- ing around in the 'mud on a night like this I have my opinion of them that does it. Now with me I have to hang around here whether It rains or shines, but it's about as cheerful a place as a cemetery to do your courtin' in if you're selecting a place to spend the evenin' with your best girl. But, on my honor, there's couples that comes spooning here on the coldest drizzly winter nights and seem to like it. They don't seem to mind the weather a bit. Now, look ut 'em trailin' along there like as It a i a night in June \ Down the pathwa% and up the next, and circling the arch and around the four sides of the square, slowly, very slowly, under the drip of the branches and the drizzle fit the sky, they loitered. And lingered. A long time and slowly. Very slowly. And when the reporter passed that way half an hour later they were still lingering under one umbrella and the drizzle of a December night. And laitering. , Very slowly And the sparrow rep watched the broad hark of the romantic umbrella as it peregrinated its leisurely way with the bitter upper -curve of nostril that settles upon the face of him who has considered the fi)lly of the world and does not approve of it. cause Mr. Cannon has bestowed some thought upon the money question, and has certainly many times expressed a desire to have silver restored. True, he opposes every measure looking to that end, but still he claims that he wants it done. Why? How will tin - restoration of silver have any effect upon business? In just irew way. By lessening the demand for gold. If that will not make gold \cheaper then there is nothing in the law of supply and demand. But Mr. Cannon does not like \cheap\ money. He despises it. Then we ask again why does he want it I ver restored? Whether silver be restored by inter- national agreement or by the action of the United States alone, the effect must be to make gold cheaper. That means a rise of prices. We are scarcely pre- pared to believe Mr. Cannon is ignorant enough to think that prices can be raised without making money cheaper, although there are people who assert that claim. Mr. Cannon is strongly op- posed to the retirement of the green- backs But why? What harm will it do? Certainly the presence of all this mass of paper in our currency tends to make money \cheap that is, cheaper than it would be without it. lie seems to be afraid that if the greenbacks be retired, it may make money Just it lit- tle too \dear\ to be good. Then the questions arise what in his judgment is “stiselisp\ money, what is - dear\ cleaner, and what Is money that Is neither \cheap\ nor \dear but Just \sound'!\ lie surely must know that the true teet of either \cheapness\ or \dearness- in money is its purchaaing power. if so. perhaps he will kindly vouchsafe to in- form is what quantity of products of any kind he chooses to name, it will take to buy a \cheap\ dollar, what quantity a ''dear dollar\and what quan- tity a \sound ' dollar. People who have so notch to say about 'cheap\ money ought certainly to be able „to give some definite idea of what they mean by the term \cheap\ as applied to money. If by \sound\ money Mr. Cannon means gold, he ought in all consistency to favor the retirement of the greenbacks, because that would bring us just so much nearer to the true value of gold. If it was a good thing to destroy sillier as mend- . aril money and make things cheaper, why will it not be a good thing to de- stroy the greenbacks and cheapen things still more? \Ah Joseph, Jo- seph! Have a care or you will never be a bishop.\ The Old and New Navy. The old Constitution could, with her best guns, at 1.100 yards, pierce twen- ty-two Inches of oak about the thick- ness of her own hull at water line. The five -eighths steel covering at the Atlanta's water line hail nearly the same resisting power as the Constitu- tion's twenty-two Inches of oak. The Atlanta's six inch guns will, at 1,000 yards, bore through a surface having twenty times the resisting power of her own or the Constitution's hull at water line At the sum. range her eight inch guns pierce ((aura in inches of iron. ft e d for It'ar l'or o o•e, The largest p room nt ',tore of oin , •0 money in the %%orb' is in the Ini- war treasury of tit -I - many. a por- tion !rayed for emerge' , les from the $100,000.000 pald by l'irnee after the Franco Prussian war. iind locked up in the Julliia toy.ier of the fortress of Span- dau. It amount -I to aim , of $30 . _ 0110,0(10, WILL VETO IT. hey hlm. Some of them may actually do so. But some will not. Others dare not We do not believe that there will be any legislation that will tend to sustain the gold standard. Without ouch legislation that standard cannot be maintained for any considerable length of time. With a war, tinder existing conditions, that prenaium iii bound to come u little later, and then good bye to the gold standard with atl of its oppression, extortion and wrong. THE GOLD LUNATICS. Sample of the Legislation with Which They Have Destroyed the Country. \A Banker.\ writing to the New York Sun concerning the president's project for bringing financial peace to the coun- try by retiring the greenbacks, pre- sents the following inquiries, which might be profitably considered by some of approval e va b l to hankers ris scheme: giving their \When the greenbacks have been re- tired, what then' What kind of lawful money will be available for the 25 per cent reserve fund of tbe banks? Gold! \In what kind of legal tender money shall the national bank notes be re- deemable? Gold! \Where will the gold come from to settle the international 'balance of Dade?' From the banks! \Then what will become of the gold reserve of the banks? And what then will become of the banks when their 'gold reserve' is exhausted? And how' will the suspension of specie paymenta by the banks affect the public mind? \There is now about $200,000,000 gold in the iiountry available for the 2: per cent lawful reserve, and more than $400,000,000 is needed. Where shall the banks get all this gold from? \These are pertinent questions which our Don Quixote and his faithful Squire have not grappled with.\ To relieve the treasury from the obligation to pay out gold would be, in- evitably, to transfer to the banks the whole of the demand for gold. In the first place, such a transfer could not possibly inspire the public mind with greater confidence in the vertainty of gold payments, because, in the second place, it would not add another ounce to the available stock of gold. in the absence or enough gold to meet the ur- gent demand or the metal, the prob- able result would be to force the banks, within a brief period, to suspend specie paynfeats: TIM* Warld be - tue cutlet - noting catastrophe of an attempt to maintain gold monometalism which, if Mr. Cleveland should have his way, wotild have added nearly $700,000,000 to the indebtedness of the American people. The effort to sustain this false system has fired true world with loss and misery, and the craziest schemes are now devised o avoid the only con- clusion that is possible if safety is to be attained, which is to FdliTiertiPnt standard gold with full standard sliver. The Manufacturer, Cleveland Against All M la Favor of the People. The president appeals to congress for help in sustaining the finAnces of the country on a \sound basis.\ It is next to certain that congress will not re- spond In accordance with his desires. In the first place Mr. Cleveland takes It upon himself to determilikt what is a \sound basis,\ and in the second place he mistimes to dictate the legislation necessary to preserve it. Such being the case, the question naturally arises: What has congress to do with the legis- lation of the country anyway. Mr. Cleveland seems to be under the im- pression that he is the government, and that the only function of congress Is to come together and register his de- crees. A mere matter of form, of course. His second election, couplea with his success in forcing the repeal of the \Sherman law,\ appears to ha completely turned his head. It Is more than likely that he will veto an!, me.. tire that is sent to him. So far as the merits of the tariff hill are concetio. I It Is a matter of indifference to us what he does with it. A, a party measure it is neither fish nor tiesii, tied its mer- its Tire doutitiesa fairly ttp. n to dispute lint In our jinigniont any president malais a mistake who vetoes a bill merely because lie does not approve of Its details. The veto power In an ex- traordinary one and should only be ex- ercised on rxtraordiriary °evasions. Unica/4 a measure contravenes public OT violates the constitution, the president shoula not set up his pile merit agaltitt Ihe combined W15,1M11 of both houses -4 riongreati In the tires- ent notliimr eat satisfy Mr. flevelymi l'aii , IntIon that will fas- ten , .1 , m1 b ;1 , Ides ',non the limbs of his ;film ineu for .11' time. Can- dor to attniii thigh, (het there i lot it , numb , ' . iit republicans o ter , r glad to ALL ARE ONE. Amalgamated Silver Forces l'ashin: to Victory In November. The friends of silver restoration wil! he pleased to learn that the three prin- cipal silver organizations of the United States have been practically consoli- dated for work. The details have been eubstantially agreed upon by represen- tatives of The Ameatean Bimetallic League, The National Bimetallic Union, and The National Silver Committee. Nothing remains but for the different organizations to ratify, and this will no doubt be done with pronaptness. By the terms of the consolidation Genoral A. J. Warner, of Ohio will be presideat, Hon. R. C. Chambers. i if 1:1 a h. first vi('e-pres- ident, and Judg. Iii icr U. Miller, of Illinois, second vice-president. The work will go on as heretofore, exeept that it will be more vigorously pte3;rsi. The principal office and general head- quarters will be at 134 Monroe Street (Rooms 509-510-511, Fort Dearborn Building) Chicago, Ill., with Mn, E. B. Light as general busier:A*: manager. The skies are brightening, the rilver aentiment is rapidly ciastalizing, and Wall street is losing ils grip. Let the bimetallIsts press the cam- paign all along the line, working In the ranks of all parties, end building tip a sentiment in favor of a true Amen - an financial policy everywhere. The overshadowing importance of 011 money question is daily becoming clear- cr. Even the manufacturers are begin- ning to see that they cannot prosper on the gold basis, with the competition ot silver using nations destroyimr, the American farmer, and with oriental competition now directly thrcatcaing to sap the foundations of the entire manu- facturing system of the United States. Courage and determination, coupled with Intelligent nth' harnloulous action will win the battle for silver restoration in 1896. Are you an American? Not Very Lena Thn people may stand bond issue% Increased taxation, n!1 , 1 syndicate rob- bery for awhile, but D will not be'cry long. The ma \u ma% not be Ho highly educated in the Int riareipe of finantar as the Wall Street manipulatm hat they cannot be forever hoodwinked Intl ihs belief that they can he nail , l e by Plthvr reducing the simply of 'heir meney cut inoreaaing the amount Of their debt, or by both together. The British islands are better pro- vided with rivets than any ther couas ti% of the raft , OZP on the globe

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