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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.
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■: 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.
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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
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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.
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"Loid NeedrooanelgU asked me If he
could he my Tslantine."
"And you told him-"
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HOUSE IN WHICH LINCOLN
DIED GOING TO DECAY.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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at
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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.
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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.
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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*.

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