The Wickes Pioneer (Wickes, Mont.) 1895-1896, April 18, 1896, Image 1

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4 e se Ale . VOL. I. WICKES PIONEER. \Free Coinage of Gold and Silver at the Ratio of 16 to 1.\ WICKES, MONTANA, SATURDAY. APRIL 18, 1896. NO. 37 # KOEGEL & JOHNSON PROPRIETORS Billiard Hall and Saloon. Our Specialties are: Chase's Barley Malt. Bottled Beer, $3.25 Per Case. 411. - WE HANDLE THE FINEST BRANDS OF IN THE ODD CORER. SOME QUEER AND CURIOUS PHASES OF LIFE. Anatomy of the Yawn -- Waltzing Mice —A Dog Shopkeeper—A Self -Propell- ing Bicycle—A Romantic Courtship— Product of a Western Genius. Wing, LiQllors 610A, ON THE MARKET. A SHARE OF YOUR TRADE IS SOLICITED. KOEGEL & JOHNSON, MAIN STREET Wickes, - - Montana. --- T ain't jest wise to be too prytn' 'bout the things we daily see, An' cur'ous people often find it's best to let them be; The man that comes to know too much, he ain't the happy one, An' faith is worth the havin', sir, when all is said an' done. The man who's at the theayter an' trustin' to his eyes Gets lots o' fun an' pleasure that an opry-glass denies, For to his eyes there's beauty in the tinsel an' the paint, But when he tries the opry-glass, why, then, you bet, there ain't, it's jest the same with other things; the water in the brook Is clear an' most invitin' if with only eyes you look, But when you get a microscope you're like to stop an' think, An', like as not, the sights you see will drive you to strong drink. An' so It is in other ways, an' I re- peat again, The man who knows the wherefore ain't the happiest of men; It ain't jest pryin', nosin\round that real contentment brings, Ln' I'm derned glad, myself, to say on faith I take some things. -Chicago Evening PosL Anatomy of the Yawn. The anatomy of the yawn is a branch of science that has been neglected. A yawn is either natural or artificial. Among the natural are the things called \gaps which are not true yawns at all, and must be carefully dis- tinguished from them. The artificial article has a number of purposes. Some- times it is assumed as a hint to the visitor who stays too long, or the man who talks politics in the presence of women, or talks shop, or tells an old story, or makes himself a general nui- sance. Women have a habit of yawn- ing in the face of the male individual who talks enthusiastically to them about other women. This is one of the most artificial of yawns. It has not even the pretense of reality about it. The most essential difference be- tween the real yawn and the assumed one is that the former is contagious and the latter is not. One has only to Indulge in this physical act unwitting- ly in a street car to see it pass up one side and down the other. The major- ity of those who follow the first exam- ple do it without knowing where the Initiative caine from, or that they are following it. On the other hand, an artificial yawn begins and ends with the person who perpetrates it. It has none of the subtle initiative of the real article. Next to being able to under- stand a yawn, the most important so- cial accomplishment is to be able to stifle one. This can be done only after long practice. Where this art has not been attained to, the best thing to do Is not to apologize. Such an explana- tion is an insnit to the intelligence of the person spoken to. A real, souleallt yawn must be lived down; it cannot be explained away. Say -nothing and your neighbor may obviate all trounle by imitating you. In that case one transgression offsets the other. --New York Evening Sun. the people lined upon the curb sled comrnrnted on him. The small boYA chased him and yelled at him. A news- paper man signalled him to stop and tell what kind of a machine he was astride and what was pushing it, but he sped on. He left the small boys be- hind, and the crowd gaped after him In open-mouthed astonishment. The machine was not quite so high as an ordinary safety bicycle. The saddle was lower and broader and was over the rear wheel, which was very much smaller than the front wheel, perhaps about as large as the rear wheels on the old-style bicycles. In front of the front wheel was a small black box. It was not more than a foot square, but it evidently contained the motive power. The gear of the machine was protected. The rider sat with his feet on rests, just inside the line of the box in front. -New York Sun. A Dog Shopkeeper. August Albert, a baker, doing busi- ness in New Orleans, owns an intelli- gent dog, Fifine, that keeps her mas- ter's she') for him. Albert, has a little bake -room behind the shop, and as h always gives his personal attention to the oven. Fitine proves invaluable in waiting upon rnstomers. The dog car- ries strapped about her neck a little hank whose slot is arranged to receive nothing more et- less than a nickel. The customer may help himself to a loaf from the counter, but woe betide one who trite' to depart without de- positing the requisite nickel in Fifine's bank. If more than one loaf is taken. an equal number of deposits must he made In the bank, or leitine will know the reason why. She knows very well how to use her teeth In ease of neres- pity, though she is usually as mild as lamb, and quite a favorite with her cus- tomers, but If her master should be needed, she has only to pull the bell rope which communicates with the bak- room, and he is on the spot. - - - A 4/41-Tropelling Bicycle. A man rode down Park row Wednes- day on a *elf propelling bicycle. He wore a blue -gray uniform, like a let- ter carrier's, at back on the wheel and spun along faster than the cable cars. When aeon first by the Park row crowd he was coming down Center street, and A Romantic Courtship. Once upon a time, towit, last October, there was a man, and his name was Eugene Green, of Syracuse. It fell out that on a certain day Eugene decided to go fishing, and procured an empty spool from his sister, on which to wind his line. But either fate or the merry little god of love prompted him to look at the spool, when behold! he saw thereon these words written: \Whoever finds this will confer a favor by writing to Miss Lena Drake, Willimantic, Ct.\ To this request Eugene paid prompt heed. Miss Drake answered his mis- sive; In due time photographs were ex- changed anti pledges of affection were given and received. All this could end in only one way. Mr. Green went to Willimantic the other day. He saw the girl, was conquered by her charms, married her on the spot, and they have been happy ever since. After that, who shall say that there is nothing romantic in Willimantic'- New York Tribune, Waltzing Mice. You have all heard of \singing mice,\ but did you ever hear of \waltzing mice?\ It seems that there is a family of such little creatures in Japan, not one family, of course, but a regular species, with that unique characteris- tic. These mice are about the same size as the common kind, but they are speckeid with white and black around the head and neck. They have a y habit of whirling round and round to ours at a time, with only short stops, per- haps to get breath. And they whirl in couples, too, just as human beings do, but much more rapidly. Indeed they go no fast that they appear to be little rings of black and white It is said that the \waltzing mania.\ seizes them nearly always while they are running and even when they are attempting to escape from an enemy they will suddenly stop running and go to whirling. There Is some reason for this, of course, as there is for everything in na- ture. but we have not heard what that reason may be. It certainly is a very inconvenient trait at times, for it gives the pursuing enemy a good chance to gobble them up. --Philadelphia Times. TARIFF AND SILVER. port ep o g f t the e T E el n I g er lish qu R ot o l y n a g l f c r o o m m uis t ts he io re- ri gave the essentials of true bimetallism THE LATTER IS THE GREAT IS- as follows: A bimetallic system of currency, to SUE THIS YEAR. be completely effective, must, in the — view of those who advocate it, include - The Most Pronoeneed Protectionist Must two essential features: (a) An open Admit It—Some Straws Which Show mint ready to coin any quantity of the Way the Wind Is Blowing --DIvid- either gold or silver which may be lug awl Parties. brought to it; (1)) the right on the part of a debtor to discharge his liabilities, at his option, in either of the two Senator Carter has generally been metals at a ratio fixed by law. regarded as one , of the most conserv- This is the definition that in sub- ative of the silver men from the mining stance is given by all bimetallists, and states. It was this fact very largely, they do not intend that any gold stand - coupled with his astuteness as a poll- ardist shall define bimetallism for them. tician, that led to his selection as chair- If Mr. Sherman is right, there is not a man of the national republican corn- gold standard country on the face of mtttee. the earth, for they all use silver in Therefore his speech in the senate on small amounts and as limited legal the 26th ult, was of the highest elg- tender. ' nificaoce. in substance and effect he But genuine bimetallism means the charged the republican party with hay - A Tragedy In Mousedom. For two long weeks there had been a great deal of excitement in Brown's fashionable residence. But the excite- ment Was limited to the kitchen and pantry. And at the end of that time the \400\ of \mousedom\ assembled in the kitchen to atiend the marriage of Miss Pearlie Gra,to Mr. Brown Coat. All the gueste were gorgeously dreamed and a sumptuous feast was spread. But, I am sorry to Ray, the feast coe- sisted of stolen delicacies front Brown's and neighboring pantries. But notwith- standing this everything was soon in :eadiness and the Rev. Mr. lilackeyes began the ceremony. All went well un- til he said: \Mr. Brown Coat, *ill you take Miss Pearlie Gray-\ But he never finished the sentenee, for at that moment Brown's large pus- sy -cat pounced out upon the bride and instantly devoured her, saying RH she did so: \I will take Pearlie Gray, indeed I will.\ All the rest of the company scampered off km haste and pussy alone was left to enjoy the splendid bridal feast, which you may be sure she did. A Pair Cotton Miller. Miss Helen A. Whittler of Dowell, Mass., is president of the company that operates the Whittier cotton 1111118, lo- cated on the Chattahoochie river, six miles from Atlanta. On, on January she pressed an electric button and put the spindle.; in operation, opening an- other induatry for Georgia, anti giving employment to between 300 and 400 persons. The blinding of the mills WAR begnn het spring. They have 10,000 spindles And Otle of the heat equipped plants in the country. InEWINI10011 eat' rate The silent cab call is an invention which is coming into general tine in London. Two lamps, one red and the other green, are enspended from the Thor of a Huth or other public building. The porter within has merely to press a knob in the entry hall, and either the red or the green lamp may he illumi- nated, the one to rail • four wheeler and the other a hansom. placing of the two metals upon a pre- ing abandoned republican principles in cisely equal footing in the matter of supporting the recent tariff bill with its coinage anti legal tender, the difference \horizontal\ rise, and also with having been guilty of the grossest dishonesty and fraud In its interpretation of the silver plank in the Minneapolis plat- form. Conceding that the plank was not an unqualified declaration for free coinage, it certainly did pledge the republican party to some affirmative ligislation in the interest of silver restoration. Upon a platform quite similar Mr. Harrison had been elected, and it was universally regarded as a declaration that the re- publican party should take a step for- ward in the direction of silver restora- tion. The result was the \Sherman Law.\ for which every republican in congress voted, and which was signed by. a re- publican president. It was not what silver men wanted, but it was better than nothing. And yet in 1893, only a little more than two years after its enactment, we find an overwhelming majority of the republicans responding to the demand of a democratic president, and voting for its repeal. The last line of legislation recogniz- ing silver as a money metal was thus wiped from the statute books of the United States. In brief, the democratic party pledged to the free use of both gold and silver, without discrimination against either or charge for mintage, and the repub- Baku party pledged to bimetallism and the use of both metals as \standard money,\ have united anti practically fastened the single gold standard upon the country. This was the main point of Mr. Car- ter's speech, and Messrs. Sherman, Hoar and Gear struggled in vain to break its force. It is a highly significant fact that not one of those republicans opposing free coinage, while claiming to be hi- metallists, ever thinks of proposing any legislation looking toward the restora- tion of silver. Their bimetallism con - slats of opposing everything which even squints in that direction. Whenever the extreme silver men are in the as- cendency and a free coinage measure is in sight, these alleged bimetallist' always have some counter opposition - such as the Allison amendment in 1978, and the Sherman law in 1590. Both of these were eubstittitee for fret coinage, But when there seems to be no prob- ability of a free coinage enactment, not a step in the direction of bimetalliem are they willing to take. In fact, they favor bimetalliern that 111 absolutely unknown in monetary science. Senator Sherman sounds the key note for them, and, whether they agree with him or not, they are very careful never to suggest any opposition. Ills Idea of bimetallism is expressed in the follow- ing words - \! believe that the policy of the United States adopted in 1863, of coin- ing fractional silver coins in limited quantities from silver bullion pur- chased at market price, and making them it legal tender for small sums, is. the only way to preserve the parity of gold and silver coins at a fixed ratio. Title is properly called bimetallic money.\ His Idea of bimetallism Is gold as full legal tender, with free coinage of that metal alone, anti small change in silver, coined on government account and made legal tender for \small sums.\ in relative quantities being provided for by the \ratio\ -that is, the quantity of the one which shall be equal as money to a given quantity of the other. As, for example, sixteen ounces of sil- ver to equal one ounce of gold. This is bimetallsm, and when Mn, Sherman gives his definition, as Sen- ator Teller broadly intimated, he is either grossly ignorant or grossly dis- honest. have nickels, celned on government ac- count and 14 , gal tender for email Rums. In fact, we hate \quodrometalliem because we also have team' of a differ- ent metallic comeosition, being made chiefly of copper. All of three minor coleR are struck on government account in small amounts. and are limited legal tender. So they embody all the con- ditions which he says are requisite for Thimetaillam.\ Poor Rothachild, Baron Rothschild one day entered att /Id curiosity shop to bey some paint- ings. The dealer brought out his rare old pictures. dusted them and set them 14 the best light. \Look at this Rem- brandt; quite authentic, M. le Baron.\ \Authentic you say? You have got there a Raphael of the first style, which is a good deal more authentic.\ \Oh' --oh\ said the dealer; \whyr you are a connoisseur. M. le Baron!\ \l?\ observed Rothschild, with ft sigh; \if I had gone into the old curiosi- ty business I should have made a for- tune -Answers Senator Hoar very earnestly repu dieted the idea that he was a \gold monometallist.\ Well, then, what does he mean by persistently adhering to a monetary system based absolutely upon gold, and which is defended upon the theory that the gold dollar is the only true and honest dollar? When did he ever propose anything different from what now exists? He denounces Cleveland as a gold mono- metallist, and yet every vote he has cast upon the monetary question has been directly in line with Mr. Cleve- land's wishes. Empty declamation In favor of birnetallism of an imaginary sort is never going to do any good, and when accompanied by adverse votes, it stamps the declaimer as a fraud. Absolutely the only difference be- tween Sherman and Cleveland is that the latter wants to destroy the green- backs directly, while the former would do it indirectly by locking them up, and making them 'satiable for gold alone. -- While neither Senator . Carter nor Sen- ator Teller made an actual threat of bolting, their language admits of but one interpretation. If the republican party does not take a firm stand for genuine bimetallism, there will be a bolt that in all probability will place it in a minority. It is impossible to draw any other inference from their utteranres At the Rhine time it is equally clear that, constituted as the republican par- ty is, with so large a proportion of its strength In states completely domin- ated by the money power, it cannot possibly take such a stand. Hence a substantial break In the republican column seems inevitable. Those who have carefully studied this great question of money are firm in the conviction that it completely overshadows the tariff in importance. That while selling our great staples in the foreign market in competition with silver -using nations, no tariff can ma- terially improve existing t onditions. It is therefore plain that the silver question is to be the great issue in le9a, and those who conscientiously be- lieve that the constitutional money of the country should be restored, must be prepared for independent action. He Was Astonished. \You know,\ said the lady who with sincere ardor desires only the best for the human race, \that a dog will not touch whisky?\ Colonel Kyahter passed his hand over his brow In a troubled way and said: \Madam do you mean to tell me that any - botiv was evah guilty of such outrageous extravagance as to offah whisky to a dog?\ --Washington Star. pee a Dollar's Worth of Sliver Into the Dollar. This contention is frequently heard, but It shows an absolute ignorance of theleitire question. The very essence of the trouble is that by demonetizing silver the gold dollar has been made too valuable. It, in fact, has grown to be a 200 -cent Now we are told that more silver must be put into the silver dollar, so that it, too, may become a 200 -cent dollar If the gold dollar had stood still and the silver dollar had fallen one half, the demand would be just, lint instead, the silver dollar has stood still (or nearly so) while the gold dol- lar has doubled. If that be the correct definition of This doubling has come from Increas- bimetallisnu. then we have \trimetal- ing the denten , ' for gold The bimetal- lism\ in this country, because we also list proposes to diminish this demand by transferring a portion of It to silver, Mr. Sherman's idea 'teems to be that the all -Important thing in a monetary system is \parity \ If the gold dollar appreciates until it is actually worth $10 in product'', and the burden of debt is increased fifty fold. nobody has any right to complain if other forms of money are only at a 'parity,\ with the gold dollar. He apparently thinks that the sole use which people have for \dol- lar*\ is to exchange thern for other settee yourself, a fool is • greet bless - dollars at par. frig. thus, as stated elsewhere, lowering the value of gold. raleing the value of sli- ver, and bringing them to a common level, semewhere bet wren the present allies of gold anti sliver bullion. To first lower the valtie of silver by shutting it out of the mint, and then propose to restore the value of the dot- ter by putting Into it twice as much silver, le not only Illogical but die - A Simple Diagnosis. Professor Schulich-I don't know what's the matter with me, doctor, I am perpetually limping today. Is it locomotor ataxy. I wonder? Doctor -Why, Professor, you are walking with one foot on the curbstone anti the other in the gutter.--Lustigo 'naetter. o ,4•• I. A Serious Expreseion. olarii1,11 N II • Iie--Darlin', I swear. She -Oh, no, please don't; pata's 14 the next room. Biddy's ' Smart Retort. An old Irishwoman was going along a road one day, anti, meeting a lady, asked her for assistance. \Oh.\ said the lady, \why don't you go into the workhouse? We have to paj rates and taxes, and yet you come beg. gin g,\ \Asking your pardon,\ said the oil woman, \but if you pay rates and taxee - to keep the workhouse. I think you've got the best right to 11\ -Answers. honest. Reopen the mint to silver just as it was before 1873 'then if the silver dollar fail to ustein itself by the 'Ode of the gold dollar, the qttextion of changing ratio, that Is, putting In more silver. may fairly be co:if/bier-ed. - National Bimetallist. Don't let a fool annoy you; work him. In case you can aceumulate a Mile What She Has Meant For. A lady of great beauty and attractive. ness, who was an ardent admirer of Ire- land, once crowned her praise of it at a party by saying: \I think I was meant for an Irish- woman.\ \Madam rejoined a witty son of Erin, who happened to be present, \thoesands would back me In saying that you were meant for an Irishman.\ -Philadelphia Inquirer. The Tables Turned. \I shall have to go to my room and stay there; I positively shall,\ said Willie Wibbles. \I can't stand It any longer.\ \What's the matter?\ \It s getting to he beyond enduranre the rude way these bicycle girls stars at a young man who is standing on the pavement\- Philaielphia In. quirer. H• Keyed Her Life. Jack Ford -Did you see that girl rut me then? Frank Wilcox -I =diced that she didn't bow. Jack Ford -And yet I 1111Vel her life.\ Frank Wilcox -How? Jack Ford -We were engaged, and finally she said she'd rather tile than marry me, so I let her off. -Phila. In- quirer. •sa-ed Ity Siang. \Be mine. he urged. \Nit She answered. Crushed utterly in his fondest hope. he would have left her forever had she not relented. \I mean no.\ she faltered. He was thereupon transported with joy and gathered here to his bosom. - Detroit Tribune. On nang•rone Ground. \Do you believe in women lecturerer the man in the fur rep Was askin. The man with the thin chest opened It and produced one of his apologetic) concha. \Rh-- speak oney,\ he said, nervously; \that's my wife in the next seat\-:-Ncil York Recorder. • A Valued Iliteesber. Deliber (with fine scorn)- call this a Bohemian club while that sordid old philistine Goldmore is a member( Why s man, he owns property. Inkerman (qtiletly)-That's what be's here for -he goes ball for us when near .ssary.-Philadelphia knonitur. Itte •

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