PRRinFNT RniKTC use
Urges Congress to Pass a Law Re*
quiring Proper Equipment of
All Ocean Steamers.
Measure Has Been Introduced by
Representative Burke of Pennsyl
vania, Requiring Equipment
of Ocean-Going Vessels.
Washington.—To prevent the loss
of life by catastrophes at sea, such as
eo nearly happened when the liner
Republic went down recently, the
president on Monday sent to congress
a message urging the passage of a
bill similar to that Introduced by Rep
resentative Burke of Pennsylvania,
requiring the equipment of ocean-go
ing vessels with a wireless telegraph
Before sending the message, the
president conferred with Mr. Burke
on the subject. The president had
been advised by the commissioner of
navigation that, in his opinion, such
legislation was most urgently de
manded, and he argued In strong lan
guage the passage of this or a similar
bill. The closing paragraphs of the
message are as follows:
"The subject is now under consid
eration by the congress and I am ad
vised legislation to effect the same
general purpose is under considera
"Our interest In Its enactment Is
keen, on account of the great number
of steerage as well as cabin passen
gers who annually arrive at and de
part from our ports. What we have
already done along practical business
lines warrants the United States in
being first among the nations to en
act a statute requiring the use of this
safeguard of human'life."
ROAST FOR CALIFORNIANS.
President Sends Another Telegram
Regarding Anti-Japanese Movement.
Washington.—The following tele
gram was sent by President Roosevelt
on Monday to Speaker P. A. Stanton
of the California assembly, regarding
the Japanese school bill:
"The policy of the administration is
to combine the maximum of efficiency
In achieving the real object which
Ihe people of the Pacific slope have
at heart with the minimum of friction
pnd trouble, while the misguided men
who advocate such action as this
against which I protest are following
a policy which combines the very
minimum of efficiency with the maxi
mum of insult, and which, while to
tally failing to achieve any real re
sult for good, yet might accomplish
an infinity of harm."
Dry Farm Watermelons Net Grower
$100 an Acre.
Cheyenne, Wyo.—Near the New
Mexico border in southwestern Tex
as, there is a large tract of land
ihat formerly was considered fit only
for grazing, regarded as the home of
the wild creatures who made their
nests among the prickly spines of
cactus. Within the last two years
this ground has been proven valuable
to the dry farmer and G. A. Martin,
managing editor of the El Paso Her
ald, will tell the Third Trans-Mis
souri Dry Farming congress about it
when he addresses the congress at
Cheyenne some time during its ses
sions, which continue from February
23rd to 25th.
Nephew of Admiral Sampson Said to
Have Been Killed by Wife.
Rochester. N. Y.—The Wayne coun
ty grand jury at Lyons has indicted
in the firs; degree, alleging that she
killed her htt '»and, Harry, a nephew
of Admiral Sampson, Harry Samp
son was shot and killed at the Allyn
farm house near Palmyra on Novem
ber 1, 1908. The theory of suicide,
which was first maintained by his
friends and neighbors, later became
discredited and an Investigation fol
lowed, which resulted in Mrs. Samp
son being indicted.
A. Sampson for murder
Charge is Made That Train Was De
Coldwater. Miss.—Following an in
vestigation of the wreck of an Illi
nois Central train, which resulted in
the death of one man and the injury
of more than a score of the crew and
passengers. Superintendent H. Me
Court of the Illinois Central railroad
declared that the train was deliber
Into a "cocked"
t witch, which had not
since Saturday, the fast Chicago
dyer, from New Orleans, rushed at
headlong speed early Monday morn
Charged With Embezzlement.
Guthrie, Okla.—Samuel McGowan
of Degralf, Kans., one of the best
known Indian authorities in the coun
try, was arrested here on Monday on
charging him with embezzlement and
while superintendent of
school at Chllocco, Okla., from 1904
to 1908. He was released on bond.
The indictments, which were returned
Friday last, consist of nine counts
grand jury indictment
alleging embezzlement and
making alleged false vouchers.
use of national forest
Growth In Volume of Business Arising
From Use of Forests Has Created
Serious Administrative Problem.
Washington.—The actual use of the
varied resources of the government's
168,000,000 acres of national forest
land is on the increase, according to
the report of the work for the fiscal
year 1908. The report says that from
an administrative standpoint the most
striking fact of the year was the re
markable increase which took place in
the volume of business transacted.
This growth in business done Dy
the United States forest service last
year over the previous year is partly
brought out in the following statement
showing percentages of increase: In
the number of timber sales, 236 pel
cent; in the amount of timber cut
under sales, 102 per cent; in the num
ber of free timber permits, 76 pel
cent; in the number of grazing per
mits, 11 per cent, and in the numbel
of special-use permits, 67 per cent
That the additions to existing national
forests and now creations caused this
increase only to a small extent is
shown by the fact that the area in
creased is only 11 per cent. In speak
ing of this feature of the work of the
forest service in his annual report,
the secretary of agriculture says in
"The growth in the volume of busi
ness arising from use of the forests
has created a very serious administra
tive problem. Last year 78 per cent
of the time of the administrative and
protective force was taken up by the
demands of national forest business.
The average forest area to each of
ficer supposedly available for patrol
duty was about 120,000 acres; but
with more than three-fourths of the
time of these officers occupied with
timber-sale, grazing, and other busi
ness, the force actually available for
patrol was equivalent to about one
man to each 500,000 acres. That ten
der these circumstances the fire losses
in a year of exceptional danger were
kept down to a very small figure in
comparison with the value of the tim
ber exposed and the damage from for
est fires elsewhere is a matter of con
"The risk incurred, however, 1 b out
of all proportion to the added cost
which more adequate protection would
Involve. I am convinced that the pro
vision made for the care and use of
the national forests has become inade
quate to their needs, and I have there
fore submited estimates for the fiscal
year 1910 which ask for a substantial
Increase In the appropriation. With
the further growth in business which
Is certain to take place during the
resent year, even less protection can
e given than has been given in the
past. Indeed, the point has now near
ly been reached at which it is not
pven a choice between providing for
the needs of those who would use the
forests and protecting the forests
GIRL BEATEN TO DEATH.
Well Known Singer of Ottumwa, Iowa,
Des Moines, la.—Clara Rosen, so
loist in the Lutheran church at Ottum
wa, was murdered in an unusually
atrocious manner Frida* 1 night, Feb
ruary 5. Her badly mutilated body
was found Saturday and a desperate
search will be made to capture her
Miss Rosen, who was a beautiful
woman, 28 years old, was to have
been married, it is understood, to San
ford Carison of Ironton, Wvo., a mine
owner. The police say this love af
fair was the cause of her death. They
say a disappointed suitor murdered
his former sweetheart.
pects have been arrested. John Martin
and William Travers, both of whom
stoutly protest their innocence.
Factional Disputes Ended.
Indianapolis, Ind.—After selecting
Indianapolis as the place of meeting
next year, the convention of the
Unlted'Mine Workers of America ad
journed Saturday night with the dele
the adoption ;
gates singing "America."
James of British Columbia led in the
singing. John IT. Walker, president
of the Illinois district, addressed tin
delegates, and urged hearty co-opera
tion in the support of President
Lewis' administration. The chief ac
tion taken by the convention ai tha
closing session was
of a resolution declaring against »
recurrence of the factional dispute*
in the campaign just closed.
Boston.—District Attorney John B. j
Moran, who died Sunday night in j
Phoenix, Ariz., where he was seeking
to restore his health, had gained th«
popular sobrio.uet of "the man wh«
dares." in 1900 he ran for governot
on four tickets—Democrat, Prohibl
ttonist, independence League and
Citizens'—and lost the election to
Governor Guild, Republican, by a
narrow margin. Mr Moran one time
summoned the entire Massachusetts
Death of a Man Who Dared.
legislature before the grand jury to
give evidence as to the alleged bri
bery in the "anti-bucketshop" bill.
Battleships Homeward Bound.
Gibraltar.With the bands on board
playing "Home, Sweet Home," the
Ameriean fleet of sixteen battleships,
under Real Admiral Sperry, left Gib
raltar Saturday, February 6, for!
Hampton Roads, on the last lap of its
famous around-the-world cruise of 45,
000 miles. They will follow the south
ern route, to Hampton Roads, a dis
tance of 3,600 miles and about 1,000
, , i _,ni
to rn", 2S A ," "™V h bv y 7 m
third squadron of the Atlantic fleet,
under Rear Admira) Arnold
The Loves, Courtship
and Marriage of ; .
HERE was a vein of
strong and true ro
mance in the make
up of the man Lin
coln, as there has
been — no matter
the natures ol most
men who have made history, writes
Fullerton L. Waldo in the Philadel
phia Ledger. Listen to his own story
of the first awakenings of the ten
der sentiment—it is very like thé
dream of Kipling's Brushwood Boy,
except in the non-fulfillment:
"When I was a little codger (in the
log-cabin Indiana days), one day a
wagon with a lady and two girls and
a man broke down near us, and while
they were fixing up they cooked in our
kitchen. The woman had books and
read us stories, and they were the
first I had ever heard. I took a great
fancy to one of the girls, and when
they were gone I thought of her a
great deal, and one day, when I was
sitting out in the sun by the house. I
wrote out a story in my mind. I
thought I took my father's horse and
followed the wagon, and finally I
found it, and they were surprised to
see me. I talked with the girl and
persuaded her to elope with me, and
that night I put her on my horse, and
we started off across the prairie. After
several hours we came to a camp and
we found it was the one we had left
a few hours before, and we went in.
The next night we tried again, and
the same thing happened—the horse
came back to the same place, and then
we concluded we ought not to elope.
I stayed until I had persuaded her fa
ther to give her to me. I always
meant to write that story out and
Earliest portrait of Lincoln
Daguerreotype taken about
the time of his marriage.
Mary Todd Lincoln, from 4
photograph made about I86f.
publish it, and I began once, but I con
cluded that it was not much of a story.
But I think that was the beginning of
love with me."
When "Abe" was 22 years old he be
came clerk in the store of Denton
Offutt, at New Salem, Ind. It was a
general store, and his employment
was various. Presently he was made
postmaster, and carried letters (for
the sparse population of a couple of
hundred), in his hat, and hungrily
read every one of their newspapers
before he let them go. He also found
employment as deputy county survey
or. He boarded at the tavern of one
James Rutledge, grandson of a signer
of the declaration, and there he met
and fell head over heels in love with
the beautiful, blue-eved Ann Rutledge.
Ann Rutledge had been engaged to
a prosperous young farmer, John Mc
Neill by name, but John McNeill had
"heard the east a-callin'," and had
gone thither upon business bent, prom
ising to come back and reclaim her as
his bride. His letters, at first frequent
and ardent, became non-committal and
occasional, and finally there were no
; more of Mr. McNeill's missives for
Postmaster Lincoln to hand to Ann
from the crown of his hat. She still
was faithful to McNeill's memory. For
a long time she would not listen to a
word of love from the newcomer. But
j wag (h e 0 |(j 8 j 0 ry of "first endure,
j then pity, then embrace."
"Abe" likewise felt sorry for the
jnted Ann, and longed to be able to
comfort her with his sympathy. They
were thrown together three times a
day at meals, and presently she let
him sit with her on the steps, and that
; i e( j long rambles through the coun
; try roU ndabout. When at last she was
j convlnce d that McNeill
I coming back to her. Ann Rutledge
i yielded to Lincoln's impassioned plead
His Thirst for Knowledge.
j T h 0 American Magazine published
! a complete account of Lincoln s boy
j hood, as related to Mrs. Lieanor At
i kinson of Chicago by Dennis Hanks,
Lincoln's playmate and cousin.
' Yl > u bet he was too «Mit to think
everything was in books Sometimes
* Preacher Y a circuit-.- din judge, r
»W« r " stumpspeakin polytic an r
a school teacher d come along. When
one o' them rode up, Tom d go out
- «*• «*• * T
colite to do. Then Abe d come lopin j
ing and agreed to become his wife.
She must have realized the premise
in him which others disbelieved or
descried but dimly, for she felt her
need bf a better education, that she
might be a more suitable helpmeet for
him. So it was arranged that while
Abraham went to Springfield for the
legislative session and to study law she
should go to Jacksonville, 111, and
spend the winter in an academy there.
In the following spring they were to
Spring .came, but the afple blos
soms and the roses were laid upon her
The doctors said Ann Rutledge died
of brain fever, and doubtless they
were right. It may have been due to
her pathetic, eager desire to learn
enough to be the wife of the future
statesman that she saw in the over
grown and awkward clerk of the coun
A year or so later Lincoln became
involved in a singular embarrassment.
A girl named Mary Owens came to
New Salem to visit her sister, Mrs.
Able, and spent four weeks. Lincoln
met her, and liked her for her steady
and well-balanced character, her evi
dent domesticity, and, neither last nor
least, her prepossessing appearance.
After she went he jestingly tojd Mrs.
Able that if she would bring her sis
ter back he would marry her; Mrs.
Able reported the conversation, and
Mary Owens accepted Lincoln's of
fer as being seriously intended;
Lincoln was in a dreadful predica
ment. Go back upon his Word he
would not, even if it meant lifelong
misery for him. Mary Owens was a
year older than he, and when he met
her again she seemed to have lost
most of her good looks. He wrote to
her. "I am afraid you wodld not be
satisfied," he said, "you would have
to be poor without Ihe means of hid
ing your poverty. What 1 have said
will most positively abidp by, pro
vided you wish it. My opinion is that
you had better not do it. You have
not been accustomed to hardship, and
may be more severe than you now
imagine. I know you are capable of
thinking correctly on any subject, and
if you deliberate maturely upon this
before you decide, then I am willing
to abide by your decision."
This did not sound in Miss Owens'
ears like the ardent protestation of
true love. She wrote back and gave
him a piece of her mind, laying that
he was "deficient in those little links
which go to make up a woman's hap
Lincoln, not a little relieved, accept
ed this rejoinder as the conclusion
of the matter _and wrote to Mrs.
Browning: "I have now
conclusion never again
About a year later a high-spirited
and fascinating Kentucky girl, 21
years old, Mary Todd—the sister of
a Mrs. Edwards, at whose house Lin
coln was a frequent visitor—was the
cause of a broken resolution. Stephen
A. Douglas was among Lincoln's ri
vals for the hand of tip: beautiful
southron, but Lincoln won out in this
his first debate against tl|e "little gi
ant," and in a twelvemonth from the
time that he first met her Lincoln was
engaged to be married to Mary Todd
and on November 4, 1842, they
married by the Rev. Cbat|les Dresser,
at the house of Mary's brother-in-law,
Ninian \V. Edwards, whb had been
hitte-iy opposed from thej start to the
alliance on the ground of Lincoln's
me to the
out on his long legs, throw one over
the top rail an' begin firin' questions.
Tom'd teil him to quit, (but it didn't
do no good, so Tom'd have to bang
him cn the side o' the hpad with his
hat. Abe d go off a spell an' fire sticks
at the 3uowbirds an' whistle like he
Wap thinks it aiu t .elite to ask
folks so many questions,' bed say I
reckon I wasn t born to [ be polite.
There s so darned many things . want
" T "■ V- 1 "
git to know 'em?
ONE KIDNEY GONE
■lit Cured After Doctor* Said Th*r*
Wa* No Hope.
Sylvanus O. Verrill, Milford, Me,
•ay*; "Five years ago a bad Injury
t paralyzed me and
affected my kid
neys. My back hurt
me terribly, and
the urine was bad
ly disordered. Doc
tors said my right
kidney was practi
cally dead. They
said I could neVer
walk again. I read
of Doan's Kidney Pills and began us
ing them. One box made me stronger
and freer from pain. I kept on using
them and in three months was able to
get out on crutches, and the kidneys
were acting better. I improved rap
idly, discarded the crutches and to
the wonder of my friends was soon
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Poster-Milburn Co, Buffalo, N. Y.
After the dry goods salesman had
completed his business with Cyrus
Craig, Centerville's storekeeper, he
asked what was going on in the town.
"Had any entertainments this winter?"
"No," said Mr. Craig, "not one. Sa
lome Howe's pupils have given two
concerts, piano and organ, and the
principal of the 'cademy has lectured
twice, once on 'Our National Forests'
and once on 'Stones As I Know Them;'
but as far as entertainments are con
cerned, Centerville hasn't got round to
'em yet."—Youth's Companion.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured*
*y local applications, as they cannot reach the dis
eased portion of the ear. There Is only one way to
deafness, and that Is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness Is caused by an Inflamed condition of the
mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube. When this
tube is Inflamed you have a rumbling sound
perfect hearing, and when It Is entirely closed. Deaf
ness is the result, and unless the inflammation
taken out and this tube restored to its normal condi
tion. hearing will be destroyed forever; nine cases
out of ten
but an Inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, a
caused by Catarrh, which Is nothing
(caused by catarrh) that cannot
Bold by Druggists. 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
Why It's a Homely Beast.
Augustus Thomas, the playwright,
told in a recent speech of a hunting
trip they had taken in the south. They
were after codons and possums, but the
only trail the dogs struck was on«
which made them put their tails be
tween their legs and turn for home.
"Just what does a polecat look like?''
Mr. Thomas asked one of his negro
"A polecat, boss? Why, a polecat's
somefln' like a kitten, only prettier
Yes, a polecat's a heap prettier'n a kit
ten, ain't it, Sam?" he said turning to
another negro for corroboration.
Sam did not seem so sure. He hesi
tated a moment.
"Well," he replied, scratching his
wool, "it's always been mah conten
tion dat handsome is as handsoms
Not Afraid of a Ghost.
In a village in England, a month or
so ago, a man came running into, an
! inn at nine o'clock at night and cried
out that there was a ghost in his back
yard. There were 14 men in the inn,
and not one of them dared to go home
with the man and investigate. There
was a person who dared, however, and
that was the landlord's daughter, a girl
of 14. Some of the men followed her
at a distance, and she went into the
yard and up to the ghost flapping its
arms about, and „ discovered—what?
That it was no more nor less than a
man's white shirt flapping on the
clothes line in a strong breeze. That's
about the way all ghosts turn out.
"Come, don't be foolish," said the
pretty young wife, "he's merely an old
flame of mine."
"Indeed!" cried her aged hut rich
husband. "I'll warrant you dream
of his tender advances yet."
"No," she replied, with a faraway
look, "not yet."—The Catholic Stand
ard and Times.
But a Change of Food Gave Relief.
Many persons are learning that
drugs are not the thing to rebuild
worn out nerves, but proper food is
There is a certain element in the
cereals, wheat, barley, etc., which is
grown there by nature for food to brain
and nerve tissue. This is the phos
phate of potash, of which Grape-Nuts
food contains a large proportion.
In making this food all the food ele
ments in the two cereals, wheat and
barley, are retained. That is why so
many heretofore nervous and run down
people find in Grape-Nuts a true nerve
and brain food.
"I can say that Grape-Nuts food has
done much for me as a nerve renew
er," writes a Wis. bride.
"A few years ago, before my mar
riage, I was a bookkeeper in a large
firm. I became so nervous toward the
end of each week that it seemed I
must give up my position, which I
could not afford to do.
"Mother purchased some Grape-Nuts
and we found it not only delicious but
I noticed from day to day that I was
improving until I finally realized I was
not nervous any more.
"I have recommended it to friends
as a brain and nerve food, never hav
ing found its equal. I owe much to
Grape-Nuts as it saved me from a
nervous collapse, and enabled me to
retain my position."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well
ville," In pkgs. "There's a Reason."
Ever read the above letter? A new
one npi»enrN from time to time. They
are genuine» true, and full of human
Ever Heard of Community Silver?
It U the kifkut fi-sd* tf pUtd «Uver bhw,
forks tod spoons. It is laonatocd to
twcaty-five yeors, sod is oJy tse of «ko
several fine lioes wo carry
SALT LAKE CITY. UTAH
Advice u to pmtesl*
ability aal Procedara
Sand sketch and description of your inveatioa.
Harry J. Robiaaon, Attorney at La»» aad Sdicits#
of Patente, 304-S Judge Building, Salt 1. hr 'litp
IDAHO STATE NEWSj
A 125,000 lodge room is to be built
by the Knights of Pythias of Sand
A Van Wyck dispatch announces
that Jasper Withers had his feet bad:
iy frozen while snowshoeing near Cen
Orders have been given to puBh the
Twin Falls-Salmon river project, so
that water may be delivered within a
Land values are still very reason
able in the vicinity of Shelley, rang
ing from $20 per acre for unimproved
land to $100 for well improved
An alfalfa mill, with a capacity of
from twenty to thirty tons a day, 1»
to be constructed near Idaho Falls
eastern capitalists having become in
terested in the project.
A street railway system, new fait
grounds, and a new bridge across tha
Clearwater river, are some of the Im
provements scheduled for Lewiston as
soon as the balmy spring weather ar
McCormack, Fisher and Adkins,
the men who were given a prelimi
nary hearing in the justice court at
Parma on the charge of burglary,
were all bound over to the distriett
The Boise Commercial club has
gone on record as favoring county
ioéal option, with the exception of in
corporated towns and cities, which
shall be exempt from the operation of
The grain crop harvested in the
neighborhood of Sugar City last fall
Is estimated at 80,000 bushels, po
tatoes about 75,000 bushels, and sugar
beets in the neighborhood of 100,000
tons was raised.
The charter of the new American
National bank at Caldwell has been
received and the same men who have
conducted the affairs of the American
State bank will direct the business of
the new organization.
Louis T. Goodwin was struck by
a passenger train at Twin Falls, suf
fering & broken leg and dislocated
collar bone. It is claimed that no
one was to blame for the accident
except the Injured man.
Rear Admiral R. D. Evans, one of
the nation's greatest heroes, will be in
Boise some time in March, to deliver
one of his famous lectures, according
to the announcement made by his ad,
It is announced that construction,
work on the Neze Perce and Idaho
electric line from Nez Perce to Voll
mer will be resumed as soon as th<
weather will permit, and that the line
will be rushed to completion.
A company is being formed to put
in a power plant at Gem Falls, two
miles north of Shelley, it being tnw
intention to spend in the neighborhood
of $100,000, about 20,000 horsopower
to be generated at the beginning.
Arthur Sweet, who escaped fron»
the county jail at Weiser on January
3, last week returned and gave him
Beif up. Sweet declares that when ha
made his escape, he walked out di
rectly through the sheriff's office.
Fred W. Walton was shot and
killed in Denver, on February 3, by
John H. Cradlebaugh.
were prominent residents of Wallace,
and Cradlebaugh claims that Walton:
had alienated his wife's affections.
A Washington dispatch, under data
of February 3, says; "It 1 b probable
that former Attorney General J. J.
Guheen will be nominated register of
the Blackfoot land office in a day or
two, on recommendation of the Idaho
While at work on a ranch near
Clear Lake, being engaged in baling
hay, Merle Marchmont had his left
foot caught by the plunger, the bones
being crushed in a frightful manner.
He is getting along nicely, however,
and the foot will be saved.
The Ada County Bar association
has unanimously adopted a resolution
declaring in fayor of the passage of
the senate bill concerning the quali
fications of those desiring to be ad
mitted to the bar in this state, rais
ing the moral and educational stand
Mrs. Jiilia E. Peck, aged 86, Ihe
widow of Malad's first settler, Is dead.
Mrs. Peck was bom in Green county.
New York, March 17, 1823.
ried Henry Peck, of the same state,
and they settled in Maiad in 1864,
building the first log'cabin in the
T; (3. Carr is in jail at LewlBton
the charge of murdAing Georg»
Moore, who was shot by Carr last Au
gust while a fugitive from justice.
Homer Craig, who was with Carr at
the time of the shooting, is held on a.
charge of assault with intent to com
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