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THE SILVER BLADE ; 'S 3 .00 PEU YEAR. 11ATHDRUM, IDAHO, EltlDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 1903. VOLUME VIII. NUMBEB 44. aBRAHAM LINCOLN. aBRAHAM LINCOLN. The hour was on ns; where the mint The fateful sands unfaltering ran. And up the way of tear* He cutne Into the years. Oar pastoral captain. Forth he came As one that answers to hla name; Nor dreamed how high his charge. His work how fair und large— To eet the stones back in the wall Lest the divided house should fall* And peace from men depart. Hope and the childlike heart. We looked on him; " 'Tls he," we said, "Come crownless and unheralded. The shepherd who will keep The flocks, will fold the sheep." Unknlghtly, yes; yet 'twas the mlea Presaging the immortal scene. Some battle of His wars Who sealeth up the stare. Nor would he take the past between His hands, wipe valor'« tablets clean. Commanding greatness wait Till he stand at the fate; Not he would cramp to one small head The awful laurels of the dead, Time's mighty vintage cup, And drink all honor up. No flutter of the banners bold Borne by the lusty sons of old. The haughty conquerors bet forward to their wars; Not his their blare, their pageantries. Their goal, their glory, wag not his; Humbly he came to keer The flocks, to fold the sucep. The need comes not without the i_ The prescient hours unceasing ran. And up the way of tears He came luto the years, man; Our pastoral captain, skilled to crook The spear into the pruning hook, The simple, kindly man, Lincoln, American. —New York Independent. <• ■: Aunt Selina's Valentine HE postman's whistle was clenr and shrill that morning, the 14tb of February, and as he lifted knocker on Aunt Selina's narrow T ing ly the green door the sound echoed through the house and reached the ears of the little lady, who hastily threw aside the brush she was using aud, shaking the dust from her long print npron, opened the door with a pleasant smile. The smile vanished, however, and a look of surprise took its place as she was given a large square envelope, pure white, and tied with dainty pink ribbons and quaint little bows, which even her nimble fingers found it hard to untie; but a little later it was spread out on the table before her, a valentine, all lace and flowers and satin bows, with two angels bearing up a line of love. Aunt Selina's face was a study. In deed, she made a picture sitting there by the old fireside trying to solve this mys tery, and when evening came and when she went to feed her chickens and dog Rover, her only companions, she was still asking herself over and over: "Who in all the wide world can care enough for me to send me such a mes sage of love?" Aunt Selina's life had been a quiet one; her mother had died while she was a child, and, with the help of an old nurse, she had been housekeeper for her father and one brother, older than herself, and when this brother married she was Aunt Selina, not only to his children, but to their little friends as well, for her sunny nature made her a favorite with them all. When her father died she was left with the cottage and little garden and enough money to live comfortably in a quiet way. But, though 30 years of age, she had never had a lover, so now as her mind ran over the gentlemen whom she knew she could think of no one who would send her a valentine. Still there was the Baysviile postmark, the town where she lived, and once again she went through her list of acquaintances. "There's Dencon Hayes—but he Is so old and gray it can't be he. And Carlos Brown, he sits in the pew at my right, but he is really too poor to think of taking a wife." For, some way. Aunt Selina felt that it meant that, else why should one send so costly a valentine to an old maid? Once she thought of asking the post mnn 2 and then laughed at the idea. As if he would know. He waa a bachelor of middle age, and rumor said that he had no liking for ladies' society, owing to some experience before coming to Bays viile. it of on ed It to • Aunt Selina thought that his manner bore out this statement, as he had made few friends and seemed not to care for the cheerful "Good morning" which she gave him whenever he stopped at hei door. It must be confessed that when the next Sunday came, Aunt Selina was un usually careful of her dress. She wore her new black silk, and her wavy brown hair was neatly coiled beneath the small velvet bonnet, which she had freshened up with a new satin bow, for she felt sure that her Valentine friend would be at church that morning, and as she en tered the color rose in her fair face, for she felt that the deacon had spoken more kindly than usual, aa the came up the gravel walk, Mr. Brown had tak en her hand in greeting and 'Squire Wat kins, her father's old friend, had In quired for her health. As she went back to her qniet home she wondered if a brighter future were in store for her, something besides the loneliness that had been her lot for many years. Time passed, and at length, hearing nothing more from the sender of her val entine, she decided that either he did not wish to be known, or hud not the cour age to carry the matter farther, so the little token was laid away, the one ro mance of Aunt Saiina'e life. One day a boy came running to her door with a message, which read: "I am very sick; will you come to me? Your postman. JOHN MOORE. "Bleak House. Baysviile." Yes, Aunt Salina would go, she was always ready to help the suffering, but when she entered the room where John Moore lay, the nurse came quickly to ward her, telling her that he had not long to live, and she thought the same when she saw what a wreck the fever had made of the once strong man. Perhaps it was his constitution that brought him through, or it may have been Aunt Selina's cheerful face and gen tle ways, for John Moore did not die, although it was many weeks before he could travel hia rounds again, and dur ing that time Aunt Selina learned how much he had eared for her, and that it & .\'B f i / \ BORN FEBRUARY 12, 1800. Let ns have faith that r licht makes miehtj and in that faith let ue dare ta do our duty aa we understand it." was he who had the valentine, was he who had sent the valentine, hop ing the little message would, In some way, help him to gain her love, for it was not true, the report which the gos sips of Baysviile had brought against him, but more s reserved nature which had made him seem indifferent to those who would like to have been his friends. Aunt Selina soon found that lie was a noble, true-hearted man, one she could trust with her whole love and life, and when he asked; "Will you share the home I hare made ready with the thought of you 7" she did not refuse, but a little later went quiet ly into the church which the children had filled with flowers, and when she saw the sweet blossoms and realized that all this had been done for her, tears of hap piness filled her eyes and she thought: "How fair is life and all changed for me by the aid of a valentine, spoils Sun. Indian LINCOLN'S LIFE. Characteristics of the Great Emanci pator aa Told in Paragraph*. The familiar cabin of Lincoln's child hood could more properly be termed a camp, for, instead of being made of logs, it was built of poles, waa about fourteen feet square and had no floor. In youth he waa an ardent advocate of temperance, and delivered discourses , on cruelty to anlmaia and the horrors of He liked stump-speaking much Among the first situations he obtained after coming of age and striking out for himself was as a flat-boat hand to New Orleans. The slave auction he witness ed there bore the ripe fruit of after years. It is Bald that then and there, in May, 1831. the iron against slavery entered hla soul. war. more than the ax he had to wield so often. Tall, lanky, sallow, dark and slightly stooping he was In appearance, being a muscular 6 feet 4 at 17. His dress in those days was all tannedsdeer hide, coat, trousers and moccasins. .The luxury of wearing garments of fur and wool, dyed with the juice of the butternut or white walnut, whs just being adopted in his neighborhood, nnd Lincoln was not a person to take the lead in elegance. Lincoln had very little actual school education, his first goings, at the age of 10, were in Indiana, to a woman named Hazel Dorsey. He was often taken from school to work or hire ont. At 14 he went again to Andrew Crawford's school, and at 17 he saw the last of his school days under a man named Swaney. All the education he obtained afterward was through his own exertions, defective" was his own definition given to the compiler of the Dictionary of Con gress, although it was not a pleasant thought to him. Being raised in a community supersti tious in the extreme, Lincoln believed in supernatural portents ail hia life. Fri day he considered fatal to every enter prise, and, aa it turned out, well be might. He had many dreams which -he considered forecasts of coming events, once tending a telegram to his wife to take away "Tad's" pistol, as he had had • bad dream about him. A good dream presaged the victories of Antietam, Mur freesboro, Gettysburg and Vicksburg. He related an ill one just before his assas sination. Education Too Many Bills. o o Ot 0 o o »» .f /, "Loid NeedrooanelgU asked me If he could he my Tslantine." "And you told him-" "That there tu too mach postage dse on ed to by ed of a HOUSE IN WHICH LINCOLN DIED GOING TO DECAY. I , I - m The rapid decay of the house in Wash ington in which Abraham Lincoln died is attracting public attention, and it is prob able that something will be done to pre Berve it. It contains the Oldroyd col , lection of Lincoln relics, and until re cently was in the care of private tenants. who charged a small admission fee to visitors. Now it is in the care of a so ciety, but nothing has been done to pre serve or repair the walls or the interior. The house is directly across the street from the site of Ford's Theater, where Liucoin was shot. LINCOLN'S NARROW ESCAPE, Fiendish Plot to Inoculate Him with the Fmallpox. The demand for an additional body guard around the White House recalls an incident of the civil war within the mem ory of many residents. During the excit ing period of '01 great fears were enter tained for the safety of the President, and every precaution was taken to insure his personal protection. One morning there appeared at the White House a woman, closely veiled, demanding an immediate interview with Approaching Messenger Perkins, who guarded the door of Mr. Lincoln's private office, the visitor made known her request and pleaded earnestly that she be admitted to a personal inter view. The doorkeeper's orders were, how ever, very strict, and finding her eloquence nil in vain, she finally compromised by confiding her message to the courteoue but firm employe. Taking him to one side, the veiled lady took both his hands in hers and tenderly rubbed them as she extracted a promise that he would imme diately deliver her request to the Presi dent; Perkins was almost overcome by a most peculiar odor thnt appeared to ema nate from his companion, and hastened to get rid of her without creating a scene. No sooner had he accomplished this than he confided to one of the household the effect produced upon him while in versation with the importunate visitor. A physician who was present promptly di vined the truth and instituted a search for the woman, when it was learned that she had driven rapidly away in a carriage, and all trace was lost. I'erkins was im mediately ordered to return to his home and await developments. Within the usual period hé was taken ill with one of the worst cases of viru lent smallpox on record, and for weeks lay at the point of death. Upon his re covery the faithful messenger, whose de votion to duty doubtless saved the life of the President, was appointed by Mr. Lin coln to a permanent position on the cleri cal force of the War Department, which office he has continued to hold up to date, being one of the most efficient clerks on the rolls. Mr. Lincoln. rua Man of the People. The birthday of Abraham T.incoln may well recall the principles which he rep resented, for which he labored and for which he endured a martyr's death. There is no more popular figure in Amer lean history than that of Abraham Lin coln. - He was pre-eminently a man of the people. Sprung from the people, he always remained one of them. Men ad mired George Washington, but it was an admiration mingled with awe. The people both loved and revered Lincoln. President or rail splitter,he was tbe same plain American citizen, in whom hon esty was an instinct, and whose patriot ism waa part of his very soul.— Chartas a of of ULLED FROM _ ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHE8. v Review of Happenings In Both Eastern and Wettern Hemispheres During the Paet Week—National, Hiatorioal, Political and- Personal Events Tersely Told. President Roosevelt is suffering from the euecis of a cold. Secretary of the Navy Moody has accepted Hobson's resignation. Tue people of the United mates last year smoked 6,900,000,000 cigars. James Glazier, the meteorologist and aeronaut, in London, died recently. The postoffice money order depart ment handles about 1300,000,000 a year. Some papers state that the aale of the Danish West Indies is being re vived. Adelina Patti has finally signed a contract for 60 concerta in America, commencing November 3 nexL The Great Northers end Northern Pacific will start their sun •"er trans continental trains March -i 'r'March 16. Maurice Grau, the operatic mana ger, who has been suffering from shock caused by a carriage accident, is worse. The duke of Tetuan, formerly min ister of foreign affairs, who has been 111 for some time past, died in Madrid recently. It is persistently asserted that Aus tria is preparing a partial mobollsa tion of her military forces, in view of possible events in the Balkans. Charles T. Weatherby, who is want ed at Luverne, Minn., on various charges of forgeries, said to amount to $15,000, was caught In Montana. Terry McGovern and Joe Bernstein went the limit recently in a six round bout. Both men finished in fairly good condition, neither showing dis tress. At Bristol, Tenn., Policeman Grant Walke shot and instantly killed Police man Hilders recently. The shooting resulted from a quarrel. Walke es caped. The officials of the Reading railroad announce that they have the coal sit uation so well In hand that, all dan ger from a further fuel famine this winter is over. Henry S. Monroe, one of Chicago's oldest settlers, died recently, aged 77 years. He was an intimate friend of Stephen A. Douglas and other promi nent men of early days. Lauren M. Ring, who is recognized by the authorities as one of the most desperate characters in Carbon county, has again been arrested. After his ar rest for assault last October he has broken jail twice. Six complete locomotives are turn ed out daily by the Baldwin locomotive works at Philadelphia, but even with this output the demand can not be met. The Brooks locomotive works completed 53 new engines last month. The .railroads of the United States are preparing to spend nearly $270, 000,000 in betterments during the cur rent year. This total is based on the estimates of various roads for the final cost of improvements ordered or al ready under way. General Manager Allen of the Mis souri, Kansas & Texas railway states that the differences between his com pany and the trainmen have been set tled and that there would be no strike. The freight men get an advance of 15 per cent and the passenger men 12V6 per cent. The house of representatives of South Carolina has passed the bill, already passed by the senate, prohib iting child labor in textile manufac tures and mines. After May 1, 1903, the age limit is to be 10 years; for the year following, 11 years, and after May 1, 1905. 12 years. The death occurred recently of Dr. John Homans of Boston, one of the leading surgeons of the United States. During the civil war he was assistant surgeon in the navy. Later he was surgeon in chief of the first division of the Nineteenth army corps. Since the war he has been lecturer at Har vard. Cole Younger has complied with the condition Imposed by the Minnesota state board of pardons, filing witb Governor Van Sant a statement prom ising: "I will never exhibit myself or allow myself to be exhibited in any place of amusement or assembly where a charge is made for admission." It Is stated authoritatively that a meeting has been arranged between the former crown princess of Saxony and an authorized representative oi her father on the express condition that she shall come to Austria unac companied by M. Giron. The legal adviser of the former crown princess of Saxony has mad* the following announcement; "M. Giron will leave Genoa for Brus sels, where he will join his family. M. Giron has broken off all relations witb the princess in order not to impede the reunion of the princess with her children." Sold Into 8lavery. Manila, Feb. 13.—Two girls have been sold Into slavery by Gregoria Torres, both bringing 250 pesos. The thirteenth amendment to the constitu tion of the United States prohibits slavery, but the flag continues to float over that practice in these islands. Girls can be bought In the province* for insignificant sums, especially II the parents are in debt. There are a number of human vultures in Ma nlla who make a business of buying and selling girls. IDAHO NOTES. James K. Traynor was accidental^ shot and killed at his ranch on Uraveb oreek recently. The Business Men's association oi Kendrick is working to secure the es tablishment of a cannery at that place. It has developed that a plan Is on toot to pass a bill through the legis lature providing for the appointment of a railway commissioner. Frank Perry of Culdesac has been arrested on a charge of stealing a sack of mall from Mail Carrier Orville Kei i.gg, who drives the stage between Spalding and Culdesac. Five freight cars were thrown off tin track by a misplaced switch at Coco lalla, recently. The supreme court has reversed the judgment in the case against William Irwin, who was convicted in Washing ton county on a charge of criminal assault committed upon Dora Irwin, his niece. Initial steps toward the organisation of a mining bureau at Lewiston were taken recently at a meeting of tin mining men of the city in conjunction with the governing board of the Com mercial club. Because their fees were not forth coming a jury in Justice Hoffman'* court at Troy, refused to deliver a verdict which had been agreed upon The justice had not required a bonu from the litigants and they refused ic at of a a is of 77 of be al 15 of or a oi M. pay. According to the Boston Commer ical Bulletin, one of the big wool firm* if that city has a man in the field in daho sheep districts who is contract ing for this season's clip at about 17 cents per pound. This iB an advance >f half a cent over the opening prlct n Idaho a year ago. The Northern Pacific has abandoned ts effort to run freight trains on thi i'alouse & Lewiston branch hntweei jpokane and Genesee, Idaho, and ha; eturned to the old plan of runnlDg tht freight through to Lewiston and hav mg the Genesee branch, from Pullman .o Genesee, as a separate run. M. J. Shields of Moscow, who is thi chief enthusiast in the matter of gras. raislng in the interior northwest states that from statistics he haa gathered, there was now over 20,006 teres in timothy, red clover, orchard grass, tail meadow, oat grass, bromut inermus and other cultivated grasses within a radius of 10 miles of Mos cow. The commissioner of the general "land office has opened for entry the south half of sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, and the north half of sections 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24, In township 17, range 2 west, and sections 17 and 18 and the north half of sections 19. 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24, In township 37, range 3 west, of Boise meridian. These lands were all withdrawn and entries thereon suspended in March, 1900. The land in question lies along the north boundary of the Nez Perces reservation. 8ENATOR TURNER APPOINTED. One of Commissioners to Settle Alaska Boundary. Washington.—Senator George Turn er of Washington has been selected by the president as one of the commis sioners to determine the Alaskan boundary under the treaty recently ratified by the senate. Turner was recommended to the president by Sena tors Foraker, Spooner, Lodge, Perkins and others, and the other day was told by the president that he had been decided upon if he would serve. Sena tor Turner replied that he would be glad to act as one of the commission ers. His term aa senator expires March 4. No indication has been given of the Identity of the other two com missioners. With the exception of Senator Teller and Mason, there was no special opposition to the treaty In the senate. They spoke against It In executive session, and one or two democrats voted against it. But It is said that Senator Turner's eloquence prevailed upon most of his colleagues to favor the treaty. BURLINGTON EXPRE88 ROBBED. Bandits Stop It Near Butte and Take Exprese Car Away to Loot It. Butte, Mont., Feb. 13.—The Burling ton express, No. 6 eastbound, was held up a little past midnight on the North ern Pacific tracks, eight miles east of this city, near Homestake, by two mounted men. They covered the sides of the train with their guns, un coupled the engine, mall and express cars, and ran them ahead of the train about two miles. The operator at High View says he heard two explosions and It Is believed the bandits attempted to blow up the safe. Elevator Strike le Off. Chicago, Feb. 11.—The strike of the elevator men and janitors in a number of office buildings of Chicago came to an end tonight and the men will return to work immediately. .The abrupt finish of the strike was unex pected, and was brought about by the managers' association receding from the position it had taken in refusing to submit its case to the Chicago board of arbitration. Burned to Death. New York, Feb. 13.—Louise Nosaka and two others were burned ot deatl! ! n a tenement house fire at Williams burg. Her father was seriously burn ed in trying to rescue her. II Animals Admitted Free. Washington, Feb. 13.—The house bas passed a bill allowing animals im ported for breeding purposes to come nto the United States free of duty. The exportation of eattlc from Cuba IS prohibited. *eat aiitcA uvea of out line. the ever tle a at TIDAL WAVE AND HURRICANE ON SOCIETY ISLANDS. Also on Tuamotu Group—Death and Devastation Unequaled — Storm Raged Several Daya—Eight White Pereone Among the Drowned— Sur* vivore Are Left Destitute. San Francisco, Feb. 10.— Newa of fearful loss of life in a destructive storm that swept over the South Sea Islands last month reached hare on the Steamer Mariposa, direct from Tahiti. Tba loss of life is estimated at 1000 aoula. On January 13 a huge tidal wave, accompanied by a terrific hurricane, attacked the Society isl ands and the Tuamotu group witb fearful force, causing death and devas tation never before equaled in a land of dreaded storms, a verification of man's inability to contend with wind and sea. The storm raged several days, reach ing its maximum strength between January 14 and January 16. From tbe meager advices received at Tahiti, up to the time of the sailing of the Mari posa, it is estimated that at least one thousand of the islands' inhabitants lost their lives. It is feared that later advices will add to the long list. The first news of the disaster ar rived at Papeite, Tahiti, January 26, on the schooner Eimeo. Tbe captain of the schooner placed the fatalities at 500. The steamer Excelalor arrived at Papeite the following day with 400 le8titute survivors. The captain of the Excelsior estimated the total loss ot .lfe to be £00. Their figures comprised only the deaths on the three islands jf Hao, Hikueru and Makokau, whose irdinary population is 1600. On Hl .tueru island, where 1000 inhabitants were engaged in pearl diving, nearly me half were drowned. On an adjacent island 100 more were washed out to sea. Mokemo and Hau are depopulated. Conservative estimates at Tahiti place the number of islands visited by -the idal wave and hurricane at 80. All of them are under the control of the French governor at Tahiti. The surviving inhabitants are left lestitute of food, shelter and clothing, all having been swept away by the storm. The French government, upon re ceipt of news of the disaster, took irompt measures to relieve the dls ressed district and dispatched two warships, Duranee and Zelee, witb ,'resh water and provisions. -.The Italian man of war Calabria accompan ert the two French vessels on their -rand of mercy. As the supply of ?sh water and provisions was to _ily exhausted by the storm it is feared that many lives will be lost be fore the relief ships arrive. So far as is known eight wldte nie were among the drowned. Inc> ed in these were Alexander Brander V. P. Plunkett of Oakland; T. Donnel ly, formerly a fireman on the steam ship Australia, and the local agent of C. Coppensath, a merchant of Papeite. Added to this number Is an unknown woman, who committed suicide from fright. tion The the ing will iston than the lies five 'eet ju .s will ne and by at .he Climbed the Cocoanut Trees. As the islands were barely 20 feet above sea level and net surrounded by coral reefs. It was necessary for all the inhabitants to take to the cocoa nut trees when the tidal waves began to cover the land. Theae trees grow to an immense height, many reaching an altitude of 100 feet. All of the lower trees were covered by the raging seas, which swept with pitiless force about and over them. The natives in the tallest trees were safe unless tbe co coanut roots gave way, and then they, too, were swept onward, far out Into the sea. a ris ed. at M. the 8wam for Miles. The 460 survivors brought by the Ex celsior to Papeite gained the ship's side by swimming three and four miles, from the tops ot the cocoanut trees. The Eimeo, though badly dis abled by the storm, also brought off as many persons as could swim to her sides, she, like the Excelsior, being unable to run close to the shores, be cause of the fearful violence of the ocean swells, which continued to run abnormally high for a week after the tidal disturbances. Another schooner, the Gauloise, from the Marquesas islands, 600 miles from Tahiti, encountered the hurricane while en route to the latter place and only the timely action of the captain in having the cargo, consisting of 30 head of cattle, 35 pigs and 30 tons ot cotton, jettisoned, saved the little craft from destruction. Even with this pre caution the life of 'one man was lost by waves sweeping the decks. age for the but and off his An Act of Heroism. One of the many acts of heroism re ported is that of a woman who climbed one of the tall cocoanut trees and lashed her little baby to the branches, hanging on to the body of the tree be neath the little one as best she could. There they remained for 10 hours, suffering great torture until finally rescued. Thousands of tons of copra and over 200 tons of mother of pearl shells are known to be lost. The shells are valued at $1800 per ton, and many valuable pearls may now he lost to the world forever, as these were consid ered some of the best pearl isla"*; the world. Among the passengers on the Mari posa today was G. W. Waterbury. formerly of Chicago, who was in that portion of the storm which visited the island of Raltea, one of the Leeward er islands, lasst ed seas* di stase* fee the *eat of the Dilated Paumota. Htr* aiitcA damage waa done, although no uvea were ioaL A wen nullt road, oon atructed by the French government at considerable expense, waa demolished, uridgea were carried away, buildlnga overturned and ahattered and piece* of big ahipa, old wreckage and cocoa* out tree* heaped high along the ooaat_ line. Old inhabitant* of Kaltes atated' the storm to be tbe worat they had ever seen. Returning to Tahiti the lit tle schooner upon which he Bailed waa dlmoat swamped by the high seas, and a water spout came near t* the beat at one place. - ; S&3S $0$ •V, Lewiston to the Sea. Salem, Ore., Feb. 12.—The bill ap propriating $166,000 for the construc tion of a portage railroad around the rapids in the Columbia river between The Dalles and Celllo, which passed the house, has been passed by the senate. When this portage road is completed, which will probably he dur ing the coming summer, the Columbia will be open to navigation from Lew iston to the sea, a distance of more than 600 miles. At the evening session the house passed the senate bill by Marsters, re quiring that executions take place at the penitentiary, and the senate bill by Smith of Umatilla, to permit the state medical board to grant licensee to physicians who hold licenses in other states. Spokane, Feb. 18.—Arthur Bewail lies dead in the morgue and John Walker is at the Sacred Heart hospital seriously Injured by being struck by a snow train on the Great Northern about three miles east of Camden. They were part of a bridge crew of five and were working on n trestle when they were run down by the snow train, consisting of an engine with a ■snowplow, a Hanger and a caboose, raveling at the rate of 40 miles an hour. Sewell was caught béneath the pilot and was dragged nearly $000 'eet before the train was stopped. Walker received serious cuts about his face and head. President Loubet to Visit U. •. Chicago.—Accoitiiug to me curonl ies New Oneaus correspondent me crench colony mere has received word .uat President Loubet of France will come to that city about June 15, 19Ù4, ju hoard a Frencn man of war. en oute to the St. Louis fair. Tne idea .s to retrace me steps of historic .■reach discoverers and to aBcend me Mississippi river as they did in years gone by. it is planned that after visiting the world's fair, M. Loubet will cross me continent on a special train, where he will he received at New fcork. There ne will board'a United Btales cruiser and be taken back to France. Idaho's Reapportlonmsnt. Boise, Idaho, Feb. 11.—The legisla tive reapportionment of the state has ueen determined on by the joint re publican caucus. As a result me fol lowing counties each gained one rep resentative: Ada, Bannock, Bing ham, Canyon, Fremont, Nez Perce and Oneida. Boise, Lemhi and Owyhee -rtach lose a representative, thus in creasing the membership of the house by four. The number of votes neces sary for each representative was fixed at 1250 or the major portion thereof, .he vote for governor at the last elec tion being used as a basis. Insurgents Routed. Manila, Feb. 11.—A force of 100 con stabulary under Inspector Kelthly have defeated a body of 200 insur gents near Mariquina, a small town seven miles from Manila city, after a severe engagement Inspector Har ris and one man were killed and two other men of the constabulary wound ed. The enemy left 16 dead and three wounded. Inspector Harris' horns was at Atlanta. Ga. Princess Must Have Giron. London, Feb. 11.—A News agency ilspatch from Brussels asserts that M. Giron is returning to Geneva la response to an urgent appeal from the former crown princess of Saxony. The princess having failed to obtain permission to see her sick children, considers it futile, according to the dispatch, to make any further con cessions to the Saxon court. Reached Age Limit. Chief Justice Fuller has reached the age of 70 and thereby becomes eligible for retirement on full pay. There have been rumors during the last year that the chief justice would quit the bench, but as he is still full of mental and bodily vigor despite his three score and ten years it Is not regarded as likely that he will retire tor some time. E. W. Dean „Lost Overboard. Marshfield, Ore., Feb. 11.—E. W. Dean was lost overDoard from the steamer Areata while she was lying off shore waiting the coming of day light to enter. Dean had been head bookkeeper for 15 years for E. B. Dean & Co., lumber merchants of this city. He was standing by the rail, when the ship gave a lurch and h* lost his balance. Life Sentence for Young. New York, Feb. 10.—William Hoop er Young, on trial for the murder of Mrs. Anna Pulitzer, pleaded guilty to murder In the second degree and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Bishop Cranston's Wife Is Dsad. Denver, Colo., Feb. 10.—News was received by Earl M. Cranston of the death at Silas. Mex.. of Mrs. Laura M. Cranston, the wife of Bishop Bari Cranston of the Methodist church. Tennessee, with $16,200.008. Ml O larger debt than amjr ether sUt*.