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Unde Sam's is the Richest Coun
try in the World.
Our Count. y I a' More Actuii Mercy,
1 ore Gold and Hcher Farms Than
aiy Other Nation.
The l ni ted States is the wealth
iest country in the world,
brief span of its young life this i
fant nation of ours hat I roketi all
In the
records relating to the accumulation
of riches and
we are beginning to
think in billons instead of millions.
Take in any way you like, and the
measure of our affluence outstrips
anything that nas ever bejti known
Our country has more actual
money, more gold, a larger volume
of exports, greater banking facilities,
richer farms, more productive mines,
more railroads, more internal com
nierce, more millionaires, more well
te-do tradesmen, more independent
farmers, more highly paid laborers
and a greater distribution of the
securities which riches bring than
any other nation has enjoyed since
time began.
One day last October Uclen Sam
1 ad gathered into his money store
house in Washington the greatest
amount of gold ever collected at one
place in the history of tbe world—
gold representing #871,893,89».
This was indeed a high water mark.
We had there in one little room
/'«r .'Vfyr d than wa< in circulation
/.ireat Britain, that purse proud
mistress of the seas, which boasts
much of tlie sun never setting on
het domains. What thoughts this
statement must have raised in the
•niud of the self-opinionated Briton!
The largest receipt ever given,
the greatest money trust ever under
taken in history was when the pres
ent treasurer of the United States,
Chas. H. Treat, went into office.
He receipted to Elias II. Roberta,
the retiring treasurer, for all the
and securities in the vaults
of the treasury, a total • f #1,259,
It required from July
to count the
1 to September 5
,l,e '■« m p' e, * on °f the
task the accounts balanced to a frac
The costliest governmental estab
lishment in the world is tbe British
which a billion and a
navy, upon
half of dollars have been expended
-within the past ten years, yet three
dividual Americans, Rockefeller,
Carnegie arid Clark, could have paid
whole bill and still have had
left. The Li nited States
some money
spending about #1,000,000 a
is now
^car on its navy, and we are new at
this kind of expenditure. The ex
travagance of it, so<-ailed, has been
tbe subject of much oratory.
When it comes to comparing our
total wealth with that of the oldest
and richest of nations, the measure
of our affluence is so excessive tbat
there really isn't any comparison,
wonder foreigners think that
trees in America.
money grows on
We have a thousand millionaire«,
New iorkhas more wealthy citi
w ,ns than London, Paris, Berlin and
Petersburg combined.
half of the railway
in the Unit
Fully one
/ mileage of the world is i
S e,i States, and we possess
of all tbe world's banking power.
measurement of our
,\n accurate
monetary strength shows that we
really in a class by ouraelvea,
respects actually as
and in many
siiiuing the proportions of a worthy
of all the rest of Christendom
y 0 wonder Europe
our growth with alarm and
old like to talk ns into a war
«ome other power in
with Japan
tbe hope of having
\V hen one remembers how young
i , country ia, and that onljr 4Û
years ago it waa torn by inten al
strife such as would have stop) ed
development for a century among
any people with less vitality than
the Americans, these staggering
totals ot millions and billions are
all the more wonderful. The south,
which suffered so greatly in that
struggle, had an estimated wealth in
1860 of a little over #5,000,000,000.
the most of which was wiped out by
the war. It would lie bard to con
cetve of any people suffering a
greater reverse, yet look at the
present wealth of the eleven state*
which seceded,
only recovered their own, but have
doubled and tripled their former
wealth, including even the estimate
of the value of théir slaves. Few
people know that the state of Texas
is now providing one*fourth ot the
cotton supply of the world.
\\ e paid more than half a billion
dollars to run the machinery of the
federal government last year, but
wjien the final balances were struck,
the taxes collected were over twenty
five millions in excess of the expen
ditures. Although our treasury is
bulging with wealth, if congress
should pass an inheritance tax law,
such as the president favors, the
bulk of the great, fortunes of our
millionaires would eventually revert
to the government. Under such a
law the United States wonld receive
about half a billion dollars from the
Rockefeller estate alone. This reg
illation to control swollen fortunes,
by making them revert to the state,
would give us funds to prosecute
such schemes for public improve
ment as would dwarf tbe most pre
tentious creations of all the builders
of history.
Even as it is, our national wealth
has already soared higher than tbe
imaginings of the most sanguine of
our early optimists. To what ex
tent it will yet go even the moat
astute of living men can only con
jecture. Let us look to the future
course we shall pursue, lest we be
come vain of our riches and quickly
go to the way of the Caesars, who
fell in to decay and disrepute on ac
coun. of the hoards they gathered
about them.
They have not
Let us hope that we shall "wish
for no victories but those of peace;
for no territory except the sovereign
ty over ouraelves." If we can go
wealth and still adhere
on massing
to these admirable principles so re
cently ottered by our eminent
premier, Elihu Root, the Goddess
of Liberty will long hold up her
beckoning light, and we will con
tinue to be most favored and envied
of all the children of men.—Fred
erick L Haskins.
Worked Llk« a Charm.
Mr. T). N. Walker, wlltor ot tbat spicy
Journal,tbe Enterprise, Louise, Va., says:
'-I ran a nail In my foot last wsek and
at once applied nackten'* Arnica Ralve
No Inflammation followed; tbe salve
»Imply healed tbe wound." Meals every
■ore, burn and skin disease. Ouarauteed
by Riter Bros. DrugCo. 25c.
The Federal Judgeship.
A Washington special to the
Statesman, under date of Feb, 86,
Judge Beatty has been requested
on tbe bench to hold the
to remain
March term of coart, which mean*
tMt bia resignation will not be ac
«.«pled until after congre** adjourns.
(t is understood this arrangement is
made so that tbe president in mak
ing selection of his successor, may
have not only the views of Senator
Heyburn but of Senator Borah. No
recommendation can properly be
filed until Judge Beatty'» reaignation
haa been accepted. The »election of
a federal judge is considered of vast
importance and tbe president is
anxious to get the right man.
Borah when aaked today about
the charge» that are operating
in sgsinat Judge Ailahie, «aid:
"All I know about the chargee
from hearsay to which, of
I have paid no attention.

take it if they are not reduced to
writing and put in abape and filed
i? «. ... .orth «■KM»* n.
Whatever action I may uke m thia
matter will not be influenced by any
charge* I have ao far beard. I have
not been called upon to recommend
anyone, for, indeed, the matter baa
gone no further than a dtacusaion of
the mérita of the different candi*
"After the 4th of Mar«-h, if the
matter goes over, I am going to file
all the recommendations and all the
objections to all the parties and then
recommend whoever I indorse in
writing so that the record will be
there for all parties concerned to
read. 1 haven't any doubt but that
when the time comes to act Senator
Heyburn and myself will act in en
tire harmony, as we expect to do in
all matters aa far as possible. Sen
ator Heyburn has been courteous
and considerate."
It Will be Opened March 16
With a Free Dance.
The directors of the Pavilion have
decided to open this elegant dance
hall with a free dance on Saturday
night, March 16. Dancing will be
gin at 8 o'clock and continue until 12.
This will not be the formal open
ing of the pavilion, however, as ibis
event will not Uke place until the
building ia entirely completed,
which will be at least two months
The building will be sufficiently
completed by the 16th to permit of
dances heilig held there regularly
from that time on. The floor is
now being laid and it will lie put in
perfect condition for dancing during
the next two weeks.
When the building is finally ac
cepted by the director« it will, with
out doubt, be aa fine a dance ball as
there is in the state of Idaho.
Tbe director* extend a cordial in
vitation to the public to attend the
free dauce on the 16tb.
City Council Doings.
Tbe council met in regular session
last night with President Rich pre
siding and all councilrnen present
except Cruikshank.
In the matter of the railroad core
pat I y draining its right of way on
Depot street, Rich stated tbat one
of the company's engineers inform
ed him that tbe company would not
do any thing at this time, but that
privilege would be given the city to
make such drain aa may be necessa
ry to carry the water off.
•treet commissioner was instructed
to do auch work aa would be re
quired to drain tbe ground in qnes.
The chief of police reported
#866.50 collected in licenses during
January and |2ti in fine«, a total of
Whitman called attention to the
fact tbat tbe door at tbe foot of the
stairs, leading to Mtrong'a
swings in, when it should swing
botb ways or out only. Tbe chief
of police was instructed to request
Mr. Strung to change tbe door. In
case be does not, tbe mayor was in
structed to call a special session of
the council for tbe purpose of pass
ing an ordinanoe requiring the
same to be done.
Row to Remain Young.
To eostlsu* jrosag la banltfc aa A
»ireogtb, do as Mrs. X. V. Ho waa. Ms
Douane*. Oa. 4M. says: "Thru*
I »>1 lias ot Bhctfts BUters cured m* ot
cbruals Ursr aud st-Haarh trouMt, rots
pttcuted with such aa uahualt*/ coudt
ti*»n ot Um Wood that my afcte turned as
red as tUnusL. I am now practically SO
y«**s youn«#rUux»t»*»«rte I took Electric
BUiaas. IraanowdonU my work with
Osanwteed at RHev Bros. Drug C.
Price only tOe.
The Stockton hotel at Gknn's
Ferrv, was destroyed by fire last
Tuesday morning. Tbe loan, indu.
ding furniture, waa #15,000, , B<9r .
I aace, # 4 . 500 .
n. Talk oi Cudiditcs ud no PUn
cf Campaign Decided Upon.
It is only four week* from next
Tuesday until the city election pin)
yet we have not heard of an avowed
candidate for a single office, la it
possible that Montpelier t-ilia en*
have all become too modest to let
their political wants become known?
From present indications it m'en.»
quite probable that partisan line»
will be obliterated and two non-par
tisan tickets will be placed in tin
field. As fat as the Examiner i*
concerned, it would prefer to see
the election conducted on partisan
lines, but as aeutimont scorns to in
divided on this point and a* there
are none among the republicans,
favoring partisan tickets, who ap
pear to want to uke the l»ad in the
matter, it look* a* though the old
method of nominating candidat«*
would prevail.
In the event that the tickets are
so nominated, we trust that those
who participate in the conventions
will endeavor to have rep ••« tentative
men nominated for the several of
fice*. Men who are progressive yet
conservative; men who, as mayor
and coiiiu-ilmen, can ami w ill look
after the city's interests iti a careful
There will be a great «leal of im
portant work for the next adminis
tration to attend to, especially in
regard to completing the water sys
tem, establishing rates for water
service, defining the manner and by
whom the water renu will I*« col
lected, purchasing such tire appar
atus as will be necessary, etc. For
this reason it is highly essential
that all of the present councilinen
who care to hold the office again
should lie re-elected. They are thor
oughly acquainted with nil the dr
tails regarding the water system, so
far as it has progressed and are thus
in a position to complete this work
along the policy that has been out
The election will lie held on April
2nd and all nomination* must Ik
filed with the city clerk on March
22nd. It is therefore high time
that every bn.iness man and eil.- of
sen who i. interested ,r. the welfare !
and progreM of our city should be *
giving some thought to this question
of candidates.
Write* of His Trip.
Kara Meeker, the Oregon pioneer
who left Tbe Dsllea on March 10
1906, with ox team and
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schooner, to retrace hi* step* over '•.
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the old Oregon Trail, arrived at
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Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 5.
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He kept a diary of the interesting
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events along the trip which lie ha* -
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already published in book form un.
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der tbe title of "1 be <>. Dam or #
the Old Oregon Trail— 1852-11«»«,
a copy of which has been received
at this office. About 100 pages of
tbe book are devoted to a condensed
account of bis trip acroes the plain«
in 1152 and the remainder is devo
ted to bis return trip last yes». Ill*
stop at Montpelier on June 7th is
noted and mention is road*- of the
fact tbat a committee was sppoinw-d
from the Commercial flub to lake
charge of tbe work of ere« ting a
monument here In commemorate
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tbe Old Oregon I rail. :
The price of the book ia 30 cent* _
in paper binding and 5u cents in
cloth binding, postage paid. Ad
dress ordeis to Ear* Meeker, 118 f
North Menai* avenue, Indianapolis,
BMMi i t
tbe service peneton lull, which be
««me a taw Feb. 6:
Scnricc Pension Law.
Following are the provision« of
"Any person who rerved ninety
days or more in the military or naval
service of tbe United State* daring
. the late civil war or a»xty day* i
the war with Mexico, and who has
hwn honorably discharged there
from. and who bu reached ibe sge
of litljr two yran or over, «hall,
upon making proef of su«-h fart* ao
e«mlii»g to auch rule* ami rvgulainttis
a* thr Swrataw «.f the Interior may
provide, W placed upon the pension
roll, and hr entitled to receive a
jHMiaion aa follow»: In caar auch
person ha* rear had thr age of sixty
two year*, twelve dollar* per month;
■event y year*, fifteen dollar* |H*r
month; »eventv-fire year* or over,
twenty dollar* jw«r month; and null
|M>naion «hall commence from the
date of the tiling of the application
in the llurcau of IVnalona after thr
passage and approval of thia Art;
Provided, That penaioner* who are
sixty-two year» of age or over, and
who are now receiving petition* un
der existing law*, or whoae c laim»
are pending in the Itiircau of IVn
•Iona, may, by application to the
t'oRiuiiaaioncr of IVnaiona in auch
Mr M,J Mr * " f
8roU ' ,Br, * , ' ■»» 'i.iting at the bom
of Mri Uw ' »'• «'
Mont H^ filing « »mpany.
Mr i '■ '■ l,M ' *"*•»*'! >'«•
»' »*•> «*»• *>»
hi* visit here is to look over the field
{with the yu-w of establishing a
f«irm a* he may* prt>*-rihe, receive
th- benefit* of this Act; and nothing
herein e«iiitainc«| shall prevent any
pensioner or person riitilled to a
pension from prosecuting his ulalm
and reeeivmg a pension umler any
other general or special Act; I'ro.
viiled, That no person shall reeeivi
a pension under any other taw at
the same time or for the same period
that he is receiving a pension under
the provision* of this Act: I'rovnl
r«l further, That no |>erson who ia
now receiving or shall hereafter re
ceive a greater |wnsioti under any
other general or apreial taw than be
would lie entitled to receive umler
the provisions herein shall lie pen
sionable under thia Act.
Hoc. 2. "Tbat rank in the ser
vie« shall not be consider«.! in ap
plications rtb*d he rounder.
Hoc, 8 "That no |K>nsion attar
nev, claim agent, or other person
shall lie entitled t
», riw-eivc sny com
pensatiou for service* rendered In
presenting any claim to the Bureau
of Pensions, or seeming any pen
sion, under this A« t."
Mr. Low, of Carhe Valley, Looking
Over Field with View of Estab
lishing Creamery Here.
creamery in Moni|xdicr.
"There is money in dsiry farm
ing," said Mr. l,ow in eonveraation
with the Examiner scribe, "and the
.wml prosperity of < sehe valley date«
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fron» the estahletalimeirt of the first
creamery there 11 yeara ago.
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creamery had difficulty at Aral in
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securing sufficient milk to keep it
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going and for some month* tbomilk
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received averaged only 1100 pounds,
# 4%j N „„ (b „ r , „delivered to
the creameries and condensed milk
factories in Cache »alley 10,OW
pounds of nntk daily and llie supply
is gradually increasing. Last year
tln-we institutions p«.d to the farm
of ihal valley f ion,OOP for
One feature about dairy fa, mm*
is. that it brings to the farmers en
gaged in it a pay day each month,
and it is condut w-d aa a side Issue to
the regular farming pursuit*. To
'-IT 1 ? » '??'****' "
•'»,<** require tbe milk from
: hr tween 400 and 500 row* and it
_ to «• (hat within a radm« of
10 mile* of Montpelier that number
*»f cows could anally be kept bj the
f ' r '!** f ** . ,, , ,, .
„ , «.lli»« to ywt.bl.sh
s creamery here if pro
ment can be secured
nesa men of the city and farmer* ol
the vicinity. He will meet with
the (omwMrriai t 1 ,b tomorrow
llt gbi to talk ever the proposition,
which is one that the club >*a well
afford to lake hold of.
men of the eity, whether member«
of tbe club or not. are requested to
meet with Mr. lew at the cieh
per enrourago
from the bust
All (meines«
row «*
rooms in the I'oynter block tumor
Review oi tbe Week's Happenings
in Idaho
Tale* (ran NoooUla and Yak briefly
Told (or Benefit of tbe Exantn
er'» Reader».
Short Line surveyor« are now at
work running a survey of the pro
pueed main line from Orchard to
The Western National l*nk of
t'aldwell, has lern designated aa a
I'lilied State« depoeitory for public
Arrangements are under way for
the establiahtnent of an ice-making
plant in Pocatello to cost approx
imately #25,000,
A carload of apple« waa shipped
from t 'aid well to Hold field laat week.
Tbe freight wm %l a box, but the
apple« will sell at Goldfield for 9i a
Tbe Boise council has pa s s ed an
ordinan«** prohibiting boys umler 21
years of age from playing pool or
loitering shout snloona amt p<»d
Au effort is bring made to secure
a flour mill at Klva, Bingham conn*
ty. The farmer* of that vicinity
have subscribed #15,000 toward*
the enterprise.
Arrangement* are being made to
organise an inter-state base ball
league, composed of teams from
Boise, I 'speit«, Nampa, Weiser,
t'ahlwvll and llunlingtoh.
Several thousand tons of hay in
Payette valley remains unsold and
a n U in Ur of the farmers there will
plow up their alfalfa field« this year
ami put in other crops,
The r-publ icaus of I'«mix Cello will
nominate their elly ticket on March
21. An opposition ticket will he
pul up umler the bead of "C'iUawmi
ticket" and will bo composed of
demticrais and republicans.
Fred Mock, of Nampa, won tbe
#50 pris* offered for the I'reeewut
Brewing company of that city, for
an appropriate name for their bottled
leer, lie bit upon the brief and
suggestive name, "Overland."
Tbe estate of Mens tor (iso. L
Mhonp pays taxes in I .«»hi county
to the amount of over #4000. The
largest indivhluai taxpayer ia that
county is Mrs. Minnie Hheanow,
who paid #1147 into lbs irtiwry
last year.
I»*»» and several other men were >p
' Bonanza eompnny # prep*-.
|V* l,0m
of the tunnel*, the animal having
been *n tom Usd there for threw
Hoot Entomb«J Three Weekr.
Last Hun lay while M, L. de J ti
* ,hI baJ ^ * ,ir9 90 9 * Uri
s uf snow. It ie supposed the »U
mal walked into tbe tunnel to •« k
I from the bard storm of
(»bout three weeks ago. and during
j the night the arrow «orwphtely
blocked the fare of the tumaet.
Had it not been for the fa-t that
Mr. de Jalirw wished to iaepert
this particular luxai, the animat
would have died in there. After
they located shoot where the faceof
tbe tunnel was, it took them
two hour* to shovel th# snow away
au*, .colly to permit the bora* to
walk out. The animal waa so weak
that it could wtrwly walk aad it*
teeth wer» a«» trader and sore from
eating snow so long that it could
scarcely eat the hay which waa giv
en it from ona of the sUds. Tto
boras belongs to Mart Phetpw,
bad been searching for tt, bat fail
mg to ffwd it, had
tho animal had ptriabad iw thoam»
the hdta-

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