The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, March 23, 1900, Image 3
Capital of Orange Preo State Delivered into Boberts' Hands , ENGLISH COLORS AT STATE HOUSE Made .Specially for the Purpose by the AVlfo of I.ord Roberta Hocra Offer Only F elo ! Itc-o tancc Itrlfrndo Is Now Kncnnipcd on Charming Estate Commanding the Town. CAPETOWN , March 1C. ( New York World Cablegram. ) The expected op position to our entry of Bloemfontein resolved itself into a miscellaneous -sniping. The cavalry division , sweep ing around west of the town from lieuwberg , overcame the slight oppo sition there at 8 o'clock. The enemy had prepared formidable entrenched positions along the kopjes three miles south of the town , but finding his Hank thus turned by the cavalry ad vance retreated precipitately , leaving the spades in the trenches. Consequent upon the enemy's re tirement the line of infantry's advance was altered by heliograph. The bri gade is now camping beyond the kopje at a charming estate , commanding the town from the south. The cavalry occupies the low ground surrounding the town. - The landrost met Roberts outside the town , handing him the key in med iaeval fashion. The inhabitants filled the streets and the market place , many wearing the British colors and cheer ing the entry of the various troops and horse. The chief sentiment is apparently anxiety as to what our rule may mean. Every kind of atrocity is at tributed as among our intentions. There is no scarcity of common food stuffs and rich herds. Forage is not abundant , but chaff and oat hay is to be had. Hunter Weston and ten men suc ceeded in cutting the railway north of town , thus Isolating about a dozen locomotives from the Transvaal. These machines are reported injured , but their repair is not likely to be difficult , making the capture of the greatest importance. It was the out come of an exceedingly smart piece of work , causing yet another surprise to the Boers , who are reported to have quarreled with the Free Staters' agent as to the proper defense of Bloemfon tein. tein.The The rest here will prove most ac ceptable to man and beast , including specially the transport animals. EIGHT MORE NEW WAR SHIPS. Three Battleships , Three Armored and Two Protected Cruisers. WASHINGTON , March 16 The house committee on naval affairs reached a definite and final , decision today as to the number of new war ships to be authorized by the forth coming naval appropriation bill as follows : Two seagoing coast line battleships of about 13,500 tons each , to cost ap proximately $3,600,000 each ; three armored cruisers of the highest prac tical speed and most powerful armor and armament , to cost approximately $4,000,000 each ; three protected cruis ers , to cost about $1,141,000 each. It was determined not to provide any gunboats , in view of the opinion expressed by Secretary Long and Ad miral Dewey that General Otis' recent purchase of serviceable boats of this character met present gunboat require ments. . The committee decided to authorize the secretary of the navy to contract for armor at a price not exceeding $545 per ton. This applies to the emergency armor , about 7,400 tons , rcuired for the battleships Maine , Missouri and Ohio , now in course of construction , and not to be the vessels authorized but not begun , nor to those contemplated by the present bill. TO AMEND CONST ! IDTION. Congress to Have Power Over Monopo lies and Combinations. WASHINGTON , D. C. , March 16. Representative Ray of New York , chairman of the house committee on judiciary and at the head of a special subcommittee on trusts , today intro duced the following joint resolution , proposing an amendment to the con stitution ; "Resolved , etc. , That the following article be proposed to the legislatures of the several states as an amendment to the constitution of the United States : "Article XVI. The congress shall fcave power to regulate and repress monopolies and combinations ; to cre ate and dissolve corporations and dis pose of their property ; to make all laws necessary and proper for the exe cution of the foregoing powers. Such powers may be exercised by the several states in any manner not in conflict with the laws of the United States. " To Open ColevIUe WASHINGTON , March 16. A proc lamation opening the northern portion of the Colville Indian reservation iu Washington to settlement has been prepared , but has not yet reached the signatures of the secretary of the inte- i'or ' and the president. The reserva tion will be opened six months after the proclamation is signed. A large number of mining entries have already been made on the reservation. Pallinnn and Pacilic Reads. SAN FRANCISCO , Cal. , Marcb 16. T The Southern Pacific company will re C ( linquish all interest in the Pullman ci cars on its system on the first of next ci.Ti . nonth. It was officially announced .Ti today that a new contract had been 01si entered into between the Southern si siw Pacific and the Pullman comany , w Pacific and the Pullman company , tl purchase all of the railroad's sleeping ti car interests aid will in the future tcSi operate sleeping cars over the South SiT ern Pacific's lin rs x > nder a mileage T [ agreement. f ALL OF ONE CAPITOL. Roberts Announce * thtt III * Forces Oc cupied Illoomfoiitclti Tuesday. BLOEMFONTEIN , March 15. ( New York "World Cablegram. ) Bloemfon- tein surrendered at 10 a. m. today and and was occupied at noon. Steyn , with the greater portion of the flght- ing burghers , fled northward. French , when five miles out , sent a summons into town threatening to bombard Hornless it surrendered. A white Hag was hoisted Tuesday morn ing. Roberts then made a state entry , visited the public buildings and took uj. headuarters at the president's offi cial residence. He was followed by a cheering crowd of citizens. There was some shelling Monday alternoon , but the Boer troops retired at night. The railway through the town is uninjured. Frasier , leader of the Free State op position , headed the delegation that welcomed Roberts. LONDON , March 15. It is officially announced that Lord Roberts has oc cupied Bloemfontein and that the Brit ish flag is flying from the top of the capitol. This is Lord Roberts' dispatch to uie var office , announcing his occupation of Bloemfontein : "BLOEMFONTEIN , Tuesday , March 13. 8 p. m. By the help of God and by the bravery of her majesty's sol diers , the troops under my command have taken possession of Bloemfon tein. "The British flag now flies over the presidency , evacuated last evening by Mi. Steyn , late president of the Orange Free State. "Mr. Fraser , member of the late executive government ; the mayor , the secretary of the late government , the landreeve and other officials met me two miles from the town and present ed me with the keys of the public offices. "The enemy have withdrawn from the neighborhood and all seems quiet. The inhabitants of Bloemfontein gave the troops a cordial welcome. " FINANCIAL DILL NOW A LAW. President McKIiilcy Afllxes Ills Signature to the Measure. WASHINGTON , March 15 At four teen minutes to 1 o'clock this after noon the president affixed his signa ture to the financial bill , thus making it a law of the land. Mr. Overstreet , of Indiana , who had the bill in charge , arrived at the Whit/ House about five minutes before that time and was shown into the cabinet room , where he was joined by the presdent , who , after inquiring if the bill had been compiled with care af fixed his signature to it. At the same time he recalled to those v\ho stood by the fact that many of the important financial bills which had been passed by congress had been approved on the 14th of the month. He spoke of the Sherman act , the resump tion act and now the bill which was before him. In signing the bill the president used a new gold pen and holder which Mr. Overstreet had brought with him for the purpose. MORE MONEY TOR THE INDIANS Principal Increase in the Appropriations for the Schools. WASHINGTON , March 15 The sen ate committee on Indian affairs com pleted consideration of-the Indian ap propriation bill and Senator Thurston reported it to the senate. The bill as reported caries 18,413,641 , an in crease of $1,148,903. The principal items of uie increased apropriation are for the support of Indian schools. Other increases are the following : One hundred and eighty-six thousand dollars lars for the payment of the loyal Seminoles - noles ; $260,000 increase of the appro priation for the Dawes commission ; ? 50,000 for stamping out smallpox in the Indian Territory ; $67,000 for a town site commission for the Indian Territory. An Unkind View. LONDON , March 15. Regarding the United States' offer of mediation , the [ Globe says : "The incident is of inter est only in the light it throws on American politics. The republicans and democrats alike are always prepared to [ risk the friendship of England in the party game. We may preserve amica ble relations with the United States , and it is to be hoped we always shall dc so , but an alliance is impossible. We were brought to the verge of war oo four years ago for the sake cf Mr. oC Cleveland's re-election and C - a pretext for a diplomatic quarel will never be SIf wanting when the anti-English ele f < ments of the republic have to be con ciliated. " ai tl ; Hobsoii Heard from Again. isai ai MONTGOMERY , Ala. , March 13. Lieutenant Hobson has offered the iral al state a relic of the Spanish-American tl war. It is a flagpole composed from tlol ol parts of masts from the Don Juan de > tl Austria and the Almirante Oquendo and the flag he hoisted on the Maria iriw Teresa when it was floated. Governor w Johnston has accepted the gift and it w'll be erected on the capitol grounds. d < db b > ] itlethueii Garrisons Itu hof. tb CAPETOWN , March 15. The British tu ish troops under Lord Methuen have returned to Kimberley from the occupation cc tl ] pation of Bushof , Orange Free State. in Guns and 70,000 rounds of ammunition til were seized and a strong garrison was left to guard the town. Six Boers were m' arrested there on charges of treason. st Nearly all the residents were wearing at mourning as the Bushof , commando of lost 200 men at. the battle of Belmont. st Of Taft Calls the Commission. WASHINGTON , March 15. Judge raft , president of the new Philippine jommission , has notified his fellow . commissioners that the commission po ill convene in this city March 27. bi Fudge Taft's resignation of his judicial ne ffice takes effect today. It had been - e -t supposed that the new commission .voultl be called together immediately be .hereafter , but it is probable that the st ] ask of closing up his affairs prepara- nu ory to a long absence from the United . m. states has made it necessary for Judge ; n , 'aft to defer the first meeting until tha tb 57th lust. da eti ON ML Charles Harris in Court to Answer to the Charge of Murder. THE ACCUSED GIVES TESTIMONY. IVlls IIouHo Caino to Kill lUenklroii and tlio manner In Which lie Slew Him I5rothcrn of the murdered Man Offer Th 'lr Testimony "Miscellaneous Nebraska News , HARTINGTON , Neb. , March 19. In the trial of Charles Harris for the murder of Hart Blenkiron the testi mony of the murdered man's wife was completed. The clothing her hus band wore when he left home for the last time were introduced in evidence. Mrs. Blenkiron recognized the vest when it was produced and said that the bloodstains covering the inside left breast were not there when she last saw him. The state rested after hav ing examined only half of its wit nesses. The crowded court room was hushed as Harris took tha stand in his own defense. He testified that on the even ing of December 10 last he was in his printing office at Belden writing letters and heard the door open and a per son come in , but did not look up until some one spoke his name and he looked up to see Blenkiron standing in the door. Blenkiron questioned him concern ing the article published in the Bel- den News the previous day concerning the trouble Blenkiron had had with the Belden bank. Harris admitted that he wrote it and considered it true. Blenkiron called Harris a liar and applied to him a vile epithet. Harris immediately stood up and backed away from Blenkircn. The latter seized him , however , and dragged him to the door of the office. Harris jerked away and ran back to his desk , followed by Blenkiron. The former then secured his revolver and threat ened to shoot. Blenkiron sa'id that he had never yet been frightened by a gun and put his hand to his hip pock et , saying , "Don't you dare move. " Harris immediately shot. Blenkiron turned around groaned and walked out of the office. He told John Templan what he had done , then went a mile from town and laid down i-i a cornfield. Afterward he secured a pony and rode to Hartington , giving himself into the custody of the sheriff. During all the diiect examination the prisoner appeared cool and collect ed , but under the fire of cross-ques tions by Attorney Arfco , Harris some what lost his presence of mind and made a number of rambling answers. The first witness called was John Bleukiron of South South City , who lived at Belden at the time of the kill ing and who was one of the first per sons present after his brother was shot. The clothes that the dead man had on at the time of his death were exhibited to the jury , also the revolver with which the fatal shot was fired. Joseph Blenkiron of Bancroft was also called. He testified to having carefully examined the clothing worn cI by his dead brother at the time of the shooting and that he had experiment ed with cloth of the same texture and a revolver of the same caliber as the one used by Harris , with rhe result that the same burned condition as ex hibited upon the dead man's clothes could not possibly be produced at a less distance than eight feet. This was done to show that the parties at the time of the shooting must have been at some distance apart. It is thought that the defense intended to prove that the parties clenched and Harris shot when they were in that condition. Contesting : the Pura Food Law. 1 LINCOLN , Neb. , March 19. The manufactures of imitation butter have decided to participate in the legal controversy - troversy involving the constitutional ity of the pure food law. T. J. Ma- licney , representing the packing house concerns of South Omaha , filed a brief p the supreme court setting forth rea- bcns why the act establishing the Pure Food commission is unconstitutional. The position taken by the auditor in efusing to allow the salary claims of the department was that theact cre- tlie department was that the act cre- tion of the constitution which provid- 3d that bills making appropriations for the pay of members and officers 3f the legislature and for the salaries 3f the officers of the government shall contain ! no provision on any other subject. Attorney Mahoney adds the following : "Of course , if the position of the uiditor thus assigned is well taken , he writ must be denied , but if there any other valid reason why the ii mditor ought not to issue a warrant n favor of the relater the writ should : ilso be denied , notwithstanding that .he auditor has not assigned such ther reason for his refusal to issue he warrant , because it is elementary a proceeding in mandamus that a vrit cannot issue unless the relater G las a clear legal right to the relief ftji lomanded. jiv "In addition to the objections stated vh y the auditor I think it fiuite clear h : hat the act in question is unconsti tutional by reason of the prohibition S ; ( ontained in section 26 of article v of he state constitution , which , follow- ng as it does the several sections of he same article providing what offices n : hall make up the executive depart- w tient , provides : ' No other executive wci tate office shall be continued or cre- ci ted and the duties now devolving upon cihi ; fllcers not provided for by this con- hi titution shall be performed by the ti fficers herein created. " St-rt Sunday Closing Movement. PAWNEE CITY , Neb. , March 19. petition has been presented to the n > ostoffice department at Washington "i.lo some of the church people of Paw- lo ee City praying that the office here F closed all day Sundays. Heretofore has been kept open one hour on di lat day. The movement , however , is . eing severely criticised and a remon- in trance is now being circulated and bi umerously signed. Should the clos- of movement succeed several proni- hf icnt business persons of the town hfLi reaten an attempt to prohibit Sun- dc ay electric light , telephone service , cc tc. HYPNOTISM BEHIND A CRIME. Mrs. Lnue Accuses Diu.imorc of Wielding an Occult Influence. , LEXINGTON , March 17. To the asJ tcnishment of the immense audience that filled Smiths opera house to wit- r.iss the trial of Frank L. Dinsmore fcr the murder of Fred Lane the at torneys for the defense announced. Thursday morning that they rested their case. It was fully expected that a number of witnesses would be ex amined on the part of the defense and others in rebuttal on the part of the plaintiff , but when W. B. Jakway of Kearney gave his testimony and Prof. J. W. Dinsmore , superintendent of schools at Beatrice and half brother of the defendant , answered a few ques tions relative to the engagement of Dinsmore to Miss Bloomfleld , they res-ted. When Mrs. Lane was placed tipon the stand for the second time she ap peared without veil , but her eyes were shielded by a pair of large , blue eye glasses that completely prevented any expression of those orbs from being seen. seen.The The confession made by her and s\orn to before Judge Brown was in- ti educed in evidence , as was her testi mony before the coroners jury. She was cross-examined by Judge Hamer on the two statements thus made and reiterated her statement of the day before , that what she told the coroner vas dictated by Dinsmore while un- ocr his influence , but that her con fession sworn to before Judge Brown v/r.s the truth. The opening argument was made In behalf of the state by W. A. Stewart , county attorney of Dawson county. Uis argument was a grand peroration and contained oratory at times that affected every auditor present. Mr. Stewart closed with an appeal that the jury consider the ruined home , the diabolism of the crime and render a verdict that would bring condign pun ishment upon the perpetrator of the most damnable crime ever shown in the annals of this state. Stewart was followed by E. A. Cook for the defendant. He took up the testimony as given by the witnesses for the state and dissected the same , especially that given by Mrs. Laue , stating that her evidence did not prove any seduction or force on the part of Dinsmore , but that the illicit relations v.cre voluntary on the part of Mrs. Laue. Mr. Cook was followed by Thomas Hamer , for the defencse , who took up the evidence relating to the life of the defendant" and the character of Mrs. Laue. He graphically portrayed the scenes surrounding the tragedy. The closing argument of the after- nr.on was made in behalf of the state by Mr. Nye. Prominent Railroad Man Dies. GRAND ISLAND , Neb. , March 17. Uiake C. Howard died at his residence in this city yesterday. Mr. Howard entered the service of the Union Pa- cifie as traveling engineer in 18C8. He c.ime to Grand Island in 1871 , having been appointed general foreman of the locomotive and car department of the Lnion Pacific shops at this place , in which position he continued to serve the company until his death. He was : i director of the Grand Island Bank ing company , president of the Equita ble Building and Loan association , a member of the school board , a Mason in good standing and of high degree and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Horlocker Case is Called. HASTINGS , Neb. , March 17 Miss Vicla Horlocker , who has been con fined in a sanitarium at Jacksonville , 111. , since last summer , when she was ariested on the charge of having at- trmpted the life of her employer's w'fe , Mrs. Charles F. Morey , by send ing her poisoned candy , left Jackson ville yesterday for this city. Her case will come up in the district court next Monday , as it is the first case on the docket. Old Citizen of Lincoln Dead. LINCOLN , March 17. Austin Plum- nlney , one of the oldest residents of Ihe city , died here of pneumonia. Mr. Humphrey had been a resident of Lin coln for thirty-two years , being asso- rialcd with his brother in the hardware business most of the time. He was 67 1 years of age , having been born in Rich- Held , 0. , in 1833. I Ih Xews of Hrother's Death Kills. c SUPERIOR , Neb. , March 17. Early t yesterday morning a young man of a the name of James Peer died of mea- av. Fler- across the state line in Kansas. v.v His brother , John , was quite ill of the same disease , but was rapidly improv- g until informed of his brother's Jeath. He began to sink rapidly and lied during the afternoon. Nebraska Soldier lluried Sit BRADY ISLAND. Neb. , March 17. Sih Ihn remains of Alvin Elder , Company h , Third regiment , United States in- t 'antry , who died in the hospital at 1b 1 = : Manila August 8 last , of malarial fever , b vere buried from here with military TO ionors. The body was interred in the O National cemetery at old Fort McPher- bi on. tl 01 Suicided by Poibon. st stL OMAHA , March 17. A stranger who L : nay be Albert Braun of South Omaha ti vas found dead in room 35. at the tli Dewey hotel yesterday morning. Two id unpty morphine bottles and a whisky ' lass on the washstand indicated that si siPi had swallowed an overdose iuten- Pi ionally or otherwise. fii lutnidinsr Soldiers Shot. VALENTINE , Neb. . March 17. This porning about 3 o'clock Cicero H. oren ihovipson. proprietor of the Owl sa- : eon , shot Arthur London and Austin en . Millaman. both privates from Fort enm Jiobrara. Thompson , who rooms some VI Sistance from his saloon , was suddenly all .vakened by parties forcing entrance to r.to the door when he jumped out of fo : iL't ! and began firing his revolver , and fie the five shots fired three entered the ar of London and two Millaman. ur Condon is mortally wounded , but the de odors say Millaman may possibly re- de cver. de Attorney General Defeated in His Action Against Omaha National. MOTION Of DEPENDANT SUSTAINED Jud o Uaker Holds that Action of the Supreme Court It Kqulxalent to Af firming Ills Decision Kxccptloni by the State Kcuilnlsccnco of Hartley's Defalcations. OMAHA , Neb. , March 15. In the case of the state against the Omahi National bank and J. H. Millard , for the collection of $200,000 , Judge Baker has decided in favor of the defendants as he did when the case was originally tried by him prior to appeal to the supreme court. In making this decision Judge Bak- ei explained that he could not con sistently do otherwise in view of the action taken by the supreme court. One judge had sustained his original ruling , another had overruled it and the third member of the supreme bench had taken no action at all therefore the trial court in this in stance could only follow one of the three members. As each member of the supreme ccurt took different positions in the case it would be impossible , Judge Baker said , to follow the rulings of that tribunal as a body. The appel late court being equally divided jon tae proposition , Judge Baker held that such division is equivalent to affirming the decision of the lower court. Such , he declared , is the universal rule. Judge Baker's ruling puts the case back where it was before it was taken to the supreme court. The returns made by that body were peculiar , inasmuch - as-much as the opnion was divided be tween two of the three members of the bench and there was nothing said in the mandate about a new trial in the district court. This was one of the points brought out forcibly by the at torneys for the defense. The state still has the right of appeal from Judge Baker's decision. Attorney General Smyth , represent ing the state , noted numerous excep- tons to Judge Baker's ruling. Snorn of their legal verbiage , the substance of the attorney general's exceptions is that the verdict is not in accordance with the lav/ ; that there is no author ity in law to sustain such motion as was filed by the defendants ; that the ruling is contrary to the supreme court mandate ; that theree was no ver dict upon which to base judgment , and several other similar assertions. This case grew out of the defalcation of ex-State Treasurer Bartley , it Ue- ing alleged that he kept an account at the defendant bank , of which Mr. 51 lard is president , and that there wao irregularity in the manner in which hr drew deposits from the bank. Census "Will Show a Cain. LINCOLN , Neb. , March 15. In re sponse to a request from an eastern newspaper Governor Poynter has esti mated the total population of Nebras ka to be 1,206,524. This estimate is based on a comparison of the vote cast at the general elections of 1889 and 1S99 , and shows an increase in the population of 107,614. Assistant Di rector Winos of the census bureau has also asked the executive department for similar information and the details of the method employed in making the estimate. It is generally believed that the cen sus of 1900 will show a larger popula tion , but if the same proportion of the people voted for the head of the ticket last year as in 18S9 the estimate of Governor Poynter is pretty nearly ac curate. In 1889 the total vote was 170,171 and the census of 1890 showed the population to be 1,058,910. The vote for the head of the ticket last year was 203,539. ISody is Interred. LINCOLN , Neb. , March 15. Information mation was received by the adjutant general that the remains of Arthur E. Diehl of the Fourteenth United States infantry : and a former resident of Cairo , Neb. , had been returned to the United States from the Philippine is lands and interred in the National cemetery at San Francisco. The rela tives : of Diehl recently made inquiries at the state house concerning the whereabouts of the remains , with a view of having them shipped to Cairo. Diehl died in the hospital at Manila ifter being discharged from the ser vice. Indian Method of linrial. NIOBRARA , Neb. , March 15. A sample of the civilization of the ab- Drigines of this country was given lere last week. An Indian woman was aken suddenly ill and died. Her tribe iid the body out and notified her hus- and ; , who was in the Indian terrritory. rhe remains lay in the house for two r three days , until decomposition hart pgun to show plainly. A coffin was hen procured , the body placed in it md deposited 0:1 the open prairie itill awaiting the arrival of the hus- and. In a day or two the body of he woman burst and being noticed by he Indians a board shanty was erect- around the coffin. The next proce- 1'jre was to procure all the bones pos- fc ible of her departed friends and tiace them in the shed around the cof- I Died in a Hov-l FAIRBURY , Neb. , March 1-5. Cor ner S. W. Dodge was called to Day- in to investigate a death which oc- * = j tirreft vwo miles southeast of there 1 ! nder suspicious circumstances. The ictim was Henry Muiler , who lived lone in a hovel. Son.e boys happened " go to his house on an errand and .und him lying on his face on the oor. A neighbor was summoned , who rrived on the scene just before the nfortunate man expired. As no evi- ence of violence was presented it was e eclared that the man came tc Lis a es.ta from heart trouble. j THE MORMONS DID IT. V/HAT WE OWE TO BRICHAM YOUNG'S FOLLOWERS. They Worn the TlrU to Put Into Oper ation tlio Idea of IrrlRiitlui ; Arid ltuIoitH II f * ( Jrown Into Vust Pro portions. ( Boise , Idaho , Letter. ) ' Crlticlso the Morinons as you will , they must be credited with the won derful system of irrigation by which the wastes of the western states have been redeemed. On July III , IS 17 , Brigham Young and his little band of pioneers began the construction of the first irrigation canal ever built in the United States. Irrigation made of Utah's desert wil derness the garden spot of America. It is doing as much for Idaho , where thu mountains are so located that ample valleys , and plains of millions of acres , may be easily and economically watered. On the Nile , in Italy. Spain and elsewhere in Europe , irri gation has prevailed for centuries. In deed , CO per cent of the world's breadstuffs - stuffs and cereals are grown by irriga tion. tion.Where Where "the vine-clad hills and citron groves" around Vesuvius in sunny Italy are found , a great population has been sustained for many thousand years and the land has never worn out its wonderful vitality being duo to underlying strata of lava which by some curious chemistry renders the soil immortal. Idaho's wonderfully productive Boll covers lava strata deposited by volca noes long ago extinct. The rejuvena tion of the land results not alone from this lava , but from rich fertilizers an nually brought to it by the irrigation waters. It is almost an aphorism that land is good where sage brush grows. Marvelous must therefore be the fer tility of Idaho , for everywhere the green of the sage is seen. Wheat.corn , oats , barley , alfalfa , timothy , rye , flax , tobacco , broom corn , sorghum , sweet and Irish potatoes , beets , cabbages , hops , and fruits , such as prunes , ap ples , pears , plums , peaches , cherries , apricots , nectarines , grapes and all of the small bush products , grow profuse ly. Particularly do the apple , pear and prune attain to perfection in size and flavor. Alex. McPherson of Boise City real ized $600 per arre from apples. Geo. L. Hall of Mountain Home sold $800 worth of peaches from one acre. T. J. Phifer of Boise City realized $900 from two acres of Italian prunes. Instances like these can be multiplied ad infini- tum. tum.But But Idaho doss not depend entirely upon agriculture. Its mountains are filled with mining camps which furnish a home market for far more agricul tural products than the state is now able to produce. Snake River Valley contains about 3,000,000 acres and some of the finest pastoral scenes there presented are in the midst of gold placer mining opera tions. Many farmers there realize handsomely for work during spare hours washing shining powdered gold from the river's bed. In a state having so many productive portions to select from it is hard to suggest particular locations , but set tlers will find room for any number of new homes. Different state and private agencies are sending out printed information about Idaho. Perhaps the most con servatively prepared matter is that now emanating from the general pas senger agent of the Oregon Short Line at Salt Lake City , Utah. This railroad permeates almost every agricultural region in the state and stands ready to furnish to homessekers every cour tesy in the power of its officers. At the present rate Idaho will soon be as thickly populated as Utah. It is in the same latitude as France , Swit zerland , Portugal , Spain and Italy , and its climate is incomparable. Vast timber areas furnish lumber of excellent quality. Cyclones and de structive storms never occur. The win ters are short and people work out doors all the year. The annual death rate is the lowest of any state in the Union. Verily Idaho is a wonderful state and destined to become the home place of many times its present population. Senatorial MiulTtakfrs There are but two confirmed snuff smokers in the United States senate at the present time , Senator Turner , cf "Washington , and Senator Car ter of Montana. The old custom of taking snuff has about died out. IJrokeii-Neoked .Man ( ifltltiK Well. Walter Duryea , whose neck v.-ai broken early last summer , by a dive into shallow water at the Duryea. country place , Gl n Cove , L. L , and who has since been a patient at Roosevelt velt hospital , is steadily improving. He has now full control of the mus cles of the upper part of his body and though the lower part of his body is still paralyzed and he is unable tJ walk cr stand , sensation has returned which is regarded as a hopeful sign. He is confident of his eventual recov ery. Chicago's Kxtortloiiate Tar Hate. Because of the multiplication cf governments in Chicago , due to the ex istence of seven townships in Coo < county , the per cent cost of collecting taxes is 6.G3. as compared with .57 in Nov.- York proper , .DG in St. Paul , and 1.12 in Boston. Feminine ll.uilc Stock Otrnrr-i. The amount of the national bank stock held by women in America is estimated at § 130,000.000 , and th-j amount of private and state bank stock at $137,000,000.