The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, March 28, 1896, Image 1

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eveowetio.,„ WICKES PIONEER. VOL. I. IN THE ODD CORNER. , KOEGEL & JOHNSON PROPRIETORS Billiard Hall and Saloon. Our Specialties are: - Chase's Barley Malt. Bottled Beer, $3.25 Per Case. WE HANDLE THE FINEST BRANDS OF Winos, NUM,' 641$1138, ON THE MARKET. A SHARE OF YOUR TRADE IS SOLICITED. KOEGEL & JOHNSON, MAIN STREET Wickes, - - Montana. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to 1.\ WICKES, MONTANA, SATURDAY. MARCH 28,1896. SOME QUEER SELECTIONS I FROM THE NEWS SIFTER. Bird Sixteen Feet High—An Explosive Dinner—Salve for His Scalp—The Lawyer's Brother on the Jury—Queer Things, W A S lonesome, dear, until you came; But no one was to blame— , svessa They were as kind, as kind as they could be; They did their best to do good unto me. I could not under- stand what springtime meant, Nor yet the language of the trilling bird I wondered at the flowers' sweet per- fume, And when the sound of babbling brooks I heard. I was so lonesome, dear, until you came, Until you called my name, And when you stood beside me, I knew That you were mine, that I belonged to You. Oh, the sweet music that to me you brought! With what fast step the flowers' breath I sought! No longer were the bird -songs void to me— My quickened eyes in all did beauty see! And when you went, my dear, as when you came, Who was to blame? And who could understand my dark- ened sight Or know that my life's day had turned to night? I walk my path, not knowing where YOU are; Whether on earth or on some distant star— But this I know, wherever your soul shall be '11 go to yOu when death shall set me free. A Bird Sixteen Feet High, The skeleton of a giant extinct bird now on exhibition in the museum of Christ church, New Zealand, gives one a faint idea of the gigantic forms of ani- mal life which once existed on this planet. The skeleton is that of a moa, a bird formerly indigenous to New Zealand, but which is believed to have become extinct 2,000 years ago. Even the traditions of the natives fail to give any account whatever of this ornithological wonder, which is now only known by its bones, these being occasionally found in the caves where they have lain for ages, protected from the disintegrating effects of the weath- er. A noted liritish scientist writes as follows concerning the moa: \What Niagara is to ordinary waterfalls, the mon was to the bird tribe. It belonged to the Titans which dwelt upon the earth in the days of the dodo and mas- todon. • • • It was a long time to' - fore the incredulous natio - ethos could be induced to admit of the possible ex- istence of Ruch a gigantic bird on the earth's surface at any period of the globe's history. Of late years, how- ever, several enterprising naturalist have made trips to New Zealand from both Europe and America for the sole purpose of examining and reporting epon that marvelous skeleton. - Salve for Ills Scalp. From the Washington Post . Some strange and peculiar rlatms are elite wit ted to congress, but about the queer- est claim was one introduced by Sena - .or Plumb. of Kansas, late In the '70s or early in DM. It was for $5,000 dam- ages sustained by a man who had lost his scalp at the hands of hostile In diens. The claim was based on the plea that the Indians were the wards of the government and the government Was responsible for their acts. The government wards had taken his scalp, and he considered a warrant for Veen) the only effective poultice for hie wow - vied feelings. Of course the hill Was uever acted on. It was thrown out because it would have opened en account with the government for every man who had ever suffered damages at the hands of the redskins. - An Explosive Dinner. From the St. Louis Globe -Democrat. The story Is told that Thomas Militias, a New Yorker, who Is visiting friends here, started with them on the first bear hunt last Wednesday. Foot Prints were traced through a patch of woods into a glen, where they became partly ob- scured. The ravine was R rocky wall, about twenty feet high, and near by two Italian/1 were at work excavating for a railroad switch, to be used in the transfer of logs to the main line. They were preparing to thaw out a quantity of dynamite for blasting purposes. The hunters left and returned later, when one of the Italians accurted them of stealing the dynamite they were pre- paring to thaw. There was a rustling in the under- brush on the bank high above, and the shaggy hide of the long sought bear came into sight. Miline emptied both barrels into the brute's head. The bear lunged heavily forward and tum- bled over the bank. His fall was fol- lowed by a terrific eeplosion, which hurled the Italians into the brush. The hunters, when they examined the remains, or fragments, of the bear, discovered that he had been literally blown to pieces. It is supposed that he came upon the dynamite that the work- men had prepared to thaw, and, finding it sweet and not unpalatable, swallowed the whole of it. His internal heat had thawed the dynamite, and in fall- ing he struck a rock, causing the ex- plosion. Several windows in the neighboring farmhouse were broken by the force of the shock. Ond Things. Mrs. Mary Martin, of Crawfordsville, Ind., dreamed that her husband, who was foreman of a bridge gang working in Illinois, had been badly injured. Next morning she received word that her husband had fallen and was fatallj injured. Thieves entered a house In Chicago Monday, when the family were away, tore up carpets, and took pictures from the walls. They were scared away by the return of the head of the house be- fore they had time to cart away the plunder. Something of new record was estab- lished by thieves in Adams county, Washington, last week. They stole a big barn belonging to the county audit- or, pulling it down during the night, loading it on wagons, and hauling it to parts unknown. A number of converts walked over the shore ice, scrunched through the thin edge, and waded out into the icy sea at Orr's Island, Maine, to be bap- tized a few days ago. Even in the mid- dle of summer the sea in that region is so cold that few people bathe in it. In Albany a man sold his wife for 25 cents; a Pittsburg woman Bold her hus- band for $200 in cash and jewelry. This wide variation shows the usefulness of market quotations and even of the stock market. There ought to be some kind of steadiness in these transa-- Gone. Perhaps the most striking evidence of thrift since that referred to by Ham- let is furnished by a Maine town, where apple trees are to be planted in a grave yard and the proceeds from the sale of the fruit are to be devoted to the repair- ing of fences and the cutting of weeds. The Lawyer's Brother on the Jury. From the Providence Journal. One of the jurors that tried a case in the Common I'leas division of the Supreme court recently was a brother of the de- fendant's attorney. MIS fact was a subject for jests on the part of those who were informed of it. While the brother upon the Jury was not expected to be unduly influenced by the brother before the bar, the appearance of the two in their respective places was :Hs- curseed as it coincidence. ilowever, the attorney -general did not see fit to challenge the juror, and it is presumed that in the discharge of his duty neither brotherly affection nor brotherly elo- quence could swerve him from the path made plain by testimony. Execution with Carbolic Arid. In Germany the view obtains that the execution of criminals should be by some means more certain even than the electric chair. Dr. E. Cutimann, a cele- brated chemist, suggests the use of car- bolic acid. According to his plan, the criminal would be carried to a cell which can be filled noiselessly with car- bolic acid in gaseous form, from floor to selling. When the gas reachea the delinquent's mouth and nose It reuses instant paralysis of the lungs and un- consciousness, and life departs without prevlous pain. A Novel Itosiv•I. A novel, fruitful and encouraging re - vi al meeting WAA held in the Penwell Inine at Pana. 720 feet below the sortie of the earth Tuesday et noon, SAYS a Chicago paper. It was in the nature of an auxiliary to the 1111 inn re- vival meetings now In progress and was conducted by Secretary Atkins of the Young Men's Christian asenciation. Quite a number of miners were con- verted end many asked for prayer's A IliwIndier's Scheme. L C. Dongia.R. a hank Ficelmlier has been run down at ShortevIlle, New York. and will be taken to lows scheme was to go to a small town, start a bank, get in all the money In sight and light out. That's the way be did at Peril, Iowa, last simmer, and when arrested he was working the same scheme at Avoca. N. Y., under another name. Couldn't Reform Him. A little more than a year ago it young woman in Frankfort. Ind . married a loose character named Emory. In the hope that she would reform him. Last week the once sanguine woman was sent to a reformatory for a year, after eon vietion in the courts for Resisting her hinetend to steal poultry e COULDN'T SEE THE JOKE. Callarmiin Dingley Was Puzzled Over a Colleague's Business Chance. Dtngley of Maine --a good man and a deep thinker—has no capacity for humor. Some of our best minds and most profound philosophers are uphol- stered that way. So Dingley is not Dingiey was telling John Allen ofethe general dullness of trade and heebaolutely flat condition of business anf commercial opportunity for money making. \The question of profit making,\ said DIngley, \has all but departed from the business world. Men are now glad if the chance presents itself to pay ex- penses and hold their own.\ \Oh I don't know,\ said Allen, in his gratis*, far-off way, and with that drawl whieie would have warned anybody but Din.ey, \I don't know as I can agree with you entirely, Dingley. Of course, rye but little capacity for business, and ordinarily a chance to make money would escape me or keep out of my way. But even I—so thick are they lying about—had pressed on me as I came to the capitol this morning a chance to make an investment which would pay full 20 per cent, and that, too, within three or four days. As usual, though, I didn't have the capital, and had to de- cline. I couldn't invest in it, as I didn't have the money. However. I believe the chance Is still open, if you care to go in, Dingley.\ \Why it's most remarkable,\ said Dingley, quite excited, \It's most re- markable. What was the opportunity, Allen, to invest which would pay 20 per cent in a week? I should very much like to hear of it.\ \Why drawled Allen, \It was on the cable care. The conductor offered to sell me six tickets for a quarter; a clear% gain, you see, of 20 per cent over paying for rides at 5 cents a ride. But, as I said, I couldn't close with him; I didn't have the capital.\ Even then it didn't enter Dingley's head that the gentle Allen was guying him. He looeed at him soberly and earnestly a moment and retorted: \Of course I don't say there may not be isolated chances to make a profit, as in the one case you name, but, putting it as a general condition, Allen, I meant that buainess barely paid for itself.\ - Washington Post, WHY A NEGRO'S HAIR CURLS Protects the Brain from the Heat of a Tropical Sun. From the St. Louis Republic: The flat nose of the African and his large nostrils result from the necessity of in- haling larger draughts of tropical air to produce the same degree of vitality, because of its greater expansion; thus the increased exercise prod iota in- creased expansion of the nostrils of a larger nose. The curling of the Afri- can's hair, while universal on his con- tinent. Is common in every country of the globe. Perhaps this has its scien- tific solution in the fact that the curls defhs•t the rays of thearopical sun, thus prev. nting their more severe penetra- tion into the brain. In the transmis- sion of light it is a law that every in - t. fvuning object with which a ray comes in contact bends anti diverts in another direction. Heat curls every kind of hair and that which is provided in nature for the protection of the brain fron) injury by the rays of a tropical sun i-, a created endowment, which by is beessualeig naturally trans- anst / Inhelfited. The skull of the African, with Bp 'needier thickness. affords another feature of protection to the brain. It is evident that it is the outdeor exposure of the working classes that makes their skin so black. It must also be remembered that it in net the skin alone of the men of Africa which manifest deep color, but this characteristic is noticed in all the birds, feasts. fish, reptil. s and plants. Art - other fract in relation to this phenom- eson is that everything grows lees deeply colored as we approach the polar regions. There t wit Its' twat- is found and nowhere else, while the bia.•k bear lives and is now native to almost every tither elimete. (11t1P - arm.d Woman Tennis Champion. Ti.' woman tennis champion of New Zealand is one-armed. She is MIAs Hilda Maule Hitchinge lier arm is the left one. In three fingers she holds the rasquet, and between the remaining finger and the thumb 00 grasps the ball ,1 alight toss of the ball, fol- lowed by 11 smart rap of the racquet. re cults in a fast, low eprOse, which is anytieng but easy to take Ile/odes her ability at tennis the New Zealand chatneion is noted for her dextei it y in ever% thing she undertakes, anti 'espe- Cl:111 with her needle. A Strike Shop. Cig ffenakers of Sari n tie I qv() are going to establish a strike shop When a at is ordered In any factory In the city the workmen will be put to work in the strike shop at reguler wages. In stead of remaining IMP and in receipt of the strike allowance of the union Silk 1111•te In Knilanci. There are 12.000.000 allk hats made annually in the United Kingdom, worth (4,000.000 sterling GRINDING THEM DOWN SAD CONDITION OF THE BRIT- ISH PRODUCERS. Forced to Gold-Standard slavery, While China, Jiliplan anti Mexico Forge Ahead on a Silver limis—A Necessary Conclusion to It AIL The nearly ruined British agricultur- ist will not find much to dispel his mel- ancholy in the speechifying at the Farmers' Club. The dominant note was doleful throughout; prices have fallen so low that even a turn of luck in one branch or another makes very little difference on the whole. Thus, in the North of England, where the harvest was tolerably good and the hay crop up to the average, \the price of meat was so low that It would not more than pay the growth of corn in the South.\ It is the settle dismal story all round; as the chairman added that barley, wheat, oats and potatoes are selling at so low a price as to be unreenunerative. Clearly, therefore, the only chance of saving the industry from complete ruin is to adopt some means for so cheap- ening production as to leave a margin of profit even at present prices. How that can best be done rests with the government to say. It has committed itself to making the rescue of agricul- ture its first effort in parliament, and judging from what ministers have let drop from time to time, it may he taken for granted that the fiscal burdens on land and railway freights will be sub- stantially diminished. Even then, how- ever, it Appears to be very doubtful whether this salvage operation will, by itself, accomplish its purpose. The farmer must endeavor to co-operate on the lines suggested by Lord Winchilsea and Lora Claude Hamilton at the late conference. If the middleman could only be swept away, thus allowing con- sumer and, producer to come into di- rect touch, the agricultural problem would be happily solved.- -London ea it is with agriculture everywhere except in silver -standard countries. The demonetization of silver doubled the value of the unit by which all commod- ities are measured. At the same time it threw the agriculturist in gold -standard countries open to the competition of those producing on the cheaper basis of silver. As retail prices did not fall so rapidly as wholesale, and as debts, tax- es and some other [hinge have not been reduced at all, the result has been al- most ruin to both the English and the American farmer. ° The effect has not been quite so disardrous to the manu- facturer, because more indirect and tardy. and in a measure he has been able to protect nimself by combinations; and trusts. But he Is now beginning to feel it both directly and indirectly. The building of mills and factories in Mexico, India, China, and especially Japan. Is a cold fact that he cannot ig- nore. That the factories in those coun- tries produce on a silver basis, is an- other fact that cannot be denied. That this gives those countries an advantage in exchange should he apparent to. every business man who is not com- pletely blinded 1)) his prejudices. These facts being coneeded, that the restora- tion of silver is the only true remedy. Is a necessary conclusion. KNOWS THE CURE. The Majority In the Senate for the Only Pan•cea—Free Suva's. Needed legislation is being blocked at present by the free -coinage men in the senate. The result of the promin- ence given the silver plemerit in the re- organization of the finance committee was seen In the action taken by the majority of the committee on Tuesday in reporting a free coinage substitute for the house bond bill. Several of the free coinage senators have served no- tice. furthermore. that the house tariff bill will not be allowed to pass without a free coinage amendment. Until a test vote is had it cannot be pronounced with certainty whether the free coin- age men will be able to control the ac- tion of the senate Whether they have that power or not, they have enfortun- ately, under the rules of the sprint... power to delay for a long time the en- actment of the legislation sent up from the house. itradeireet's. Jan 14 Bradstreet's is an extreme gold or- gan, and looks at every public question from the Wall street standpoint. The 'elver senators have It in their power to block legialittion, and they will do it to the full extent of their judgment, Whether the legislation thus \blocked\ 'Is \needed\ Is a point which they will determine for themselves. They will , allow neither Itredstreet'a nor the Mir , I gan-Rothechild syndicate to determine for them what is \needed \ If the se ver senators were to take their In- structions from such amirres, the peo- ple who believe in bimetallism would h.' betterbeatt all. The without an representa- t The legilltiation which is more needed than any other is the restoration of an honest monetary system to the pen. pie of the United States, so that while the syndiretes are making $10.000, 0 00 at a single turuu. the farmers end pro- ducers ruins he Able to get money enough ti butt sugar and pay taxes. In the lodgment of a greet many earnest thought rot and men.the N034 most Important step in that direction is the complete remonetization of sil- ver. That is what the silver senators have in view, and there is no power either al Wall street or in England to swerve them from their course.—Natthnal Bi- metallist, DEAR VS. CHEAP MONEY. The People (letting an Insight Into Mysteries Thereof. One of the mysteries of the present situation is the fact that so many ap- parently intelligent and fair minded Americans have permitted themselves to be blinded to the real nature of the financial issue. Americans are natu- rally honest and in many cases their judgments seem to have been corn - I letely warped by appeals to them in the name of \honest money.\ I.. is to be devoutly hoped that as the issae lie - comes more slearly defines! they may be able to grasp the fundamental truth that money may he \dishonest\ by be- ing too \dear as well as by being too \cheap.\ In every financial transaction there are two sides. \Dear money\ is \good money\ to one side, but it is frequently ruin, and always injury to the other. Let those who have been deluded by the specious cry of \sound money\ make a note of this, and they will have taken an important step toward a correct so- lution of the monetary question. bet them then proceed to investigate how a dollar that is appreciating—that is, in- creasing in purchasing power—works as between the monied classes and those who are in debt or engaged in production. Just a little figuring Will give them ideas that they never had be- fore. When they proceed in this way they will soon discover the reason why the money centers are so unanimously against what they are pleased to term \cheap money.\ \Dear money\ gives them an enormous advantage. It en- riches them while they sleep. At the same time the more the dollar grows in value the harder it is for those to obtain It who have to depend upon their own exertions. This was the natural effect of demonetizing one of the precious metals anti basing all values upon tne one which was retained. Hence the cry of eistress and demand for relief that for more than twenty years has gone up from the producing classes in every country that has adopted the gold standard. \I Am an American.\ Some men boastingly proclaim: \I an) a Democfate and others. \I am a Re- publican.\ When President Cleveland talks Americanism our hearts joyfully reepond and we feel proud to say. \I am an American.\ It must be exceedingly gratifying to every true American to find that our president proposes to stand up and if necessary fight for an American policy ---the Monroe doctrine. It is hardly a part of the law of nations, but it is a good. sound American policy and we can enforce it without going to war. Now that the. ice is broken (so to speak) and the president finds that we can declare war \without International conference\ anti \without England's consent,\ perhaps he will progress In Americanism until it is stalwart enough to hold and maintain that we can coin fin Amerioan silver dollar without \a cenforence'• and without anybody's \consent.\ As long as England can control our monetary policy (as she doee now) she has so need to go to war with us to keep tit. (hien and our producers In distress. Over $3,000,000 in gold went to England to -day from our treasury by Schle- heimer it al on paper, that calls for 'coin, - not gob] remember, but simply \coin.\ The president orders all these to he paid in gold coin and so the silver is left idle in the treasury and another bond In. -tie is imminent to replace gold in the treasury and another ten-milion steal in to the private contract bond syndicate composed of Englishmen, English - Americans and the president's late partner Stetson. More than Bei years ago we declared Gut- political independence and by a seven years' war established it. Time and ngain we have declared our corn. inercial Independence by tariff, almost prohiliitory, without even a suggestion of \conference.\ And now WP have pro- claimed diatInctly to the world the Mon- roe doctrine. But can we maintain the Monroe doctrine if we allow England to dictate our monetary policy, do you think? No, we can have no real inde- pendence In any respect unless we have rind control our own monetary system and money supply. Independence In that respect is the one thing we neel and must have or all else comes to naught, PERRY 1'it8Ntis8. The bimetallic system existed In this country from 1793 to 1873 and our mints were open free to both gold and silver, and all over the world our sil- ver was areepted at about $1.30 per ounee. But for the combined effort of the money loaners, the bond dealers and the gold syndicate who sought to make mon4 dearer by establishing the gold standard, that would be the cage today Cleveland Plaindealer. In Turin is a paper printed with an ink that hot - limes luminotte in the dark, so that the matter may be read with- olit the eeeletence of artificial light. us

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