Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on March 27, 1895 · Page 7
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, March 27, 1895
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m$i m ;v ^ . '5#5 &1 Above Others ^ i^ms&vt .^•*g%$ JO. [fo *& .;,-.<>Jl! OW there is no soap in the world that Stands so high in the opinion of thoughtful -women as SANTA „ . ClAUS SOAP For washing clothes or doing housework, it can t be equalled. Try it. Sold everywhere. Made only by Tho N. K. Falrbank Company, - Chicago^ JOXUJ.MTaXXX ABOUT FOREST FIRES. Thousands of Trees. Destroyed, by Them Every Year. .Why tfio People IJvlnjr >n th« Fine States of the Horilnreiit Arn Afnittl of Thenu I'rrlocllcnl Ccnill!t|!riillon» —FlercvneM of th« Kli»ine». (Spcclul HouKhioii (Mluh.) I-ottor.] 1 A year never passes without tbe daily newspapers containing more or less harrowing news about forest fires in .the northwestern states, usually attended by loss >of life and always accompanied by suffering and great money (damage. To those who are unacquainted with the conditions prevailing in the pine states of the northwest, 'notably in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, whence come nearly all jtho pine lumber and shingles used in •the north, it might seem that these accounts are grossly exaggerated, and \ 'doubtless they are at times, as all facts We liable to be distorted and enlarged 'upon; but many of the fires inflicting •great damage are never chronicled outside of the state, in which they occur, or perhaps the daily newspapers of some great city far from the scene of tho trouble might simply state that "forest fires in northern Michigan have 'caused great damage to standing pine 'and suffering to settlers who were jburncd out." The suffering caused to. 'individuals and communities by these jflros can hardly be exaggerated, except \>y the simple method of multiplying the area burned or tho number of persons burned out or burned up. • Forest fires rarely occur where hard- Wood trees predominate, or, if such is 'the case, do not cover any great area of territory. In the northern peninsula of Michigan, northern Wisconsin and northern and eastern Minnesota where tho forests arc of pine, with a sprinkling of maplo, poplar and other hard •woods, fires may occur at almost any 'period of the year except midwinter. Two years ago last spring in northern Michigan a lire from the forest swept 0"or a lumber camp, destroying it, and tho men working there escaped with difficulty, because ot the deep snow in tho road, Tli's was an exceptional case, but fires may be looked for at any time from April to November, and usually not in vain. The most serious and far-reaching conflagrations occur in late fall and autumn, and follow prolonged periods of drought. Whenever there are four weeks or more without rain, or with very slight rainfall, fires •usually follow. As a rale a shower puts a stop to their ravages, but should tho drought continue, the fires spread gradually, usually going with the currents of "air, but with a brisk breeze sometimes biting back against tho wind. Two mouths without rain, or with slight and unsatislaetory showers, means serious fires in many different 'portions of the sixty or seventy thoii- sand square miles of pine forest land of the northwest, a portion of which has Txjen 'placed under cultivation, while in the northern and more inaccessible portions there arc tracts of tens of thousands of acres of primeval forest, with scarce :i hunter* shanty or pine cruiser's hut of boughs. These fires originate ui many \va.y». A spark from a passing locomotive, or even the burning tobacco from tlle P'l )e of a hunter or fisherman, if it falls into the dried grass or upon a bit of punk, will start a blaze that in live minutes is beyond all control, and may burn for weeks, over thousands of acres of valuable timber land, and cause great loss to property and life. Despite the utmost caution upon the part of locomo- tiye engineers and all who have occasion to be in the forests, (ires will start somehow, and once started, it is impossible to stop them. There a:-c few towns in this northern pr.i'ts of the three states named tihat have not at some time in their early history boon burned to the ground, usually with loss of life, and always followed by great hardship to the homeless people so suddenly deprived of shelter, food and occupation. These towns spring up rapidly, houses growing up about a sawmill or mine. A village government is organized when there are five hundred or a thousand peopic there; the biggest stumps are removed from the center of the principal thoroughfare, which is always known as Main street; a hand engine and a few hundred feet of cotton hose are bought, and some convenient pond or stream supplies the water. Then a forest fire sweeps up and tho town is burned down. Occasionally, in rare communities, there are far-seeing men at tho head of affairs who see to it that thero is a strip of land cleared of trees, stumps and underbrush around the city and placed under cultivation. This is the only means of preventing the destruction of the settlement at an earlier or later date. But in most cases tho plan first mentioned is followed, and when the houses all go up in smoke and some of the inhabitants are burned to death and others drowned in seeking escape from the intolerable heat, the people wonder at the inscrutable decrees of Providence, while the charitable people of the state furnish them with food, clothing and lumber until they cau rebuild their homes and again sustain themselves. Occasionally the place is rebuilt on the same lines, and burned as before, but more commonly the village is reconstructed with more permanent materials, and a better fire department' is provided, while tho proper preemptions are taken to place a strip of ground around the town under cultivation, thus preventing the future access of forest fires to the village itself. After the streets and soil have onee burned up it is noted also that the peo- pic cease using sawdust largely as filling for lots and paving material for the streets, and the mills erect great towers of sheet-iron with strong wire nets over the top, in which sawdust and similar refuse are burned. Outside of this district, where the people all know to their sorrow what a forest fire really is, the popular impression is that the fire absolutely destroys every tree and shrub in its path. Such, however, is not the case. The fire creeps along, destroying the grass • and shrubs, but not their roots, which, again next year send forth a hardy growth, frequently to meet the'same fate. The little tongue* of flame wind along among the grass an*i bushes, burning the charred trunk of some fallen giant of the forest and .leaving the core ."for another fire to whet its teeth upon. Cordwood, telegraph poles and cedar ties art; devoured in short order. Perhaps there is a pine stub, the relic of some great- tree, up which the flames creep. If the wind is high they will destroy it. wrapping themselves about tbe trunk and ascending above its top. perhaps a hundred ami Sfty feet in air. The jrrceri spikes of the pim-s are burned entirely off or crisped to a, ciingv brown and the baric is scarred^by thii'Tittk- spirals of reddish Hume which chi.Tiii.sts ttll us is but tbe union of carbon and oxygi-n. And so tin; Jl.imcs progress, ever widening the area covered and leaving behind a smoking wilderness of bare ground, burning stubs and naked limbs. Unless ruin comes soon the Uaracs gather in strength and an immense volume of superheated air arises from the fire. The colder air near at hand rushes in to take its place and a current is formed which soon develops a high wind. Thus the flames feed themselves, and furnish the means for their own progress. Nothing can stop them butlack of fuel, which is rarely the case, or rain. And as the flames themselves produce a wind to drive them along, the struggle of the heated air to get upward, and of the colder air to rush in and fill the partial vacuum causes condensation of the moisture in the atmosphere, as is the case with tbe moisture deposited upon the outer surface of a pitcher or pail of cold water on a warm summer day. The moisture, disseminated through the warm air in infinitesimal globules, is consolidated into drops of appreciable size as the cooler air rushes through. From a state of vapor, practically a gas in the warmer air, the water condenses into drops which must heed tbe law of gravitn- tion, and down they come, perhaps a hundred drops falling into, one before the earth is reached, and the welcome rain arrives." The flames are damped, or entirely extinguished, and the forest fire is checked, or entirely killed. HORACE J. STEVEXS. SENATOR SHOUP WINS. R«el«cted by the, Idaho I,osl«lftture After a Prolonged Straggle. George L. Shoup, of Salmon City, who has just been reelected United States senator from tho young state of Idaho, was born in Kittanning, Pa,, June 15, 1830. After receiving a common school education he moved with his father to Illinois in 1852,. where ho was engaged near Galesburg in farming and stock-raising until ISoS, in which year he went to Colorado, In September, 1801, he enlisted in Capt. Backus 1 independent company of scouts and was soon thereafter commissioned second lieutenant. During the autumn and winter of IS01 he was engaged in scouting along the base of the Rocky SEXATOK OEOF.OE L. SHOUT, IDAHO. mountains. lie was ordered to Fort Union, New Mexico, in the early part of 1SG-2 and was kept on scouting duty until the spring .of 1SOS, during that time being appointed first lieutenant. lie was assigned to the. First Colorado regiment, of Colorado, in May of ISC:.!. The folio wing..year he was elected a delegate to the constitutional convention °of that state, and after the convention had finished its labors he returned to active army duty. He was commissioned colonel of the Third Colorado cavalry in September, IgC-t, and was mustered out in Denver with the regiment at the expiration of its term of service. He engaged in mercantile business in Virgiiiia°City, Mont., in 1SOO, and in the same year established a business in Salmon City. Since that time he has devoted his attention to mining and stock-raising in Idaho. He was twice a member of the territorial legislature, a member of the republican national committee from 1SSO to 1SS4, was United States commissioner for Idaho to the New Orleans cotton exposition in the latter year, and was again placed on lie republican national committee in 1SSS. He was appointed governor of Idaho territory in March. 1SSO, which position he held until elected first governor of the state on October 1, 1S90. He was elected to the United States senate as a republican December IS, 1SOO, and now has bcua reelccted for his second term. Sou:iils Too I'iiiu f o Sear. Sir .Tohti Uibboek believes from this study of ants that they cannot hear many of the noises which arc audible to men, find it is inferentially believed that them are some sounds too fine and others too loud for the ears of men. TlK' London Spectator thinks that if light, is a vibration there is no reason it should not be audible to finer cars than o-.irs. 13y the same rule music ought to shino'to eyes which are capable' of appi-ccinting the same vibrations, which impress themselves in the drum of the ear. That, however, is poetry. ilic decayed product of digestion. -Con- 11 of' excreta, is quickly relieved by erivcd from I/enious with the Tonic ^S^^*l^^^^^™ aa elegant tasting liquid Laxative. aad.uaxauM..pr.nup _ ^ ^ >T ^_ ^^ rf supposed Uterine Enlargement prove to < LEMON • TONIC .LAXATIVE HEAETS AEE TRIBIPS. Gonio Original Ideas for Card Parties. for Counters- CuTiiil Cct>. All <.!>* uinrn t.'o -\Vants, H'liilo Projrri's- sive Iir:i.rt« 1* the G:inie— I'l-ctty NovcUlo*. ISOJ.1 N the season ot sackcl o t h and •ashes the progressive "hearts 1 ' party luis its innings. Hearts is not half a bad game wh en played progressively, with partners, like euclier. In pluyinsr ''everyone for himself" tho plan is to unload the heart cards one has been unlucky enough to receive iu the deal, _^ as quickly as possible. But in playing with partners the score of the two is kept together, so each player must remember to throw away his hearts only on the tricks taken by the other side. A charming hearts party was given in New York a few evenings ago, which HEARTS ABE THUMPS. is likely to be copied largely, as it broug-ht out some original ideas. Guests were- bidden to the affair by notes written on paper decorated with two or three small playing cards—all men hearts—painted in the upper left hand cornc.r. On arrival each received small heart-shaped cards, decorated with tiny Cupids, those for the men provided -with red ribbons by which to carry them, and those for the women with white. When the play began the count of points was kept at each table on a large heart-shaped card, with a pencil fastened to it by a long red ribbon. The games were noted on the tally-cards by little red hearts instead of gold stars. After-a couple of hours'play time was called and the prizes were awarded. The first prize for ladies was a heart- shaped mirror, and that for men, a photograph frame, while the second prizes were a silver pin tray and a silver pocket pincushion. The booby prizes .were fclso unique. For the ladies there was a whisk broom in a heart-shaped case, and for the men, a Chinese doll in the shape of a hanging pincushion. Tim clever verses as well as the articles themselves, were the work of the hostess. On the whisk broom' case was painted: " The booby prize is gooi! to win, Because Us use Iu pinln. A broom is nice whorewiili to sweep Tho cobwebs from your brniii." Tied to the little Chinese baby was a card bearing these words: '• Me slr.pce tbo sonK of the booby man, He catcUce nary cumc; But lie mucheo clover Melican maa— Hegeltco prize alleo same." When these had been distributed the supper was served, and even in this hearts were trumps. There were heart- shaped patties, the sandwiches followed A BOOBY PRIZE. suit, ices also, rind cakes and candies, tUl one forgot that spades, diamonds and clubs existed. At one recent card party little rings were'distributed to the players instead of'tally cards, and the hostess looped little bells through tnose of the winning players after each game, instead of nsing stars as is the custom. Eoses. too. are sometimes distributed to the for infants and Children. I OTHERS, Do You Know *. Bateniau's Drops, Godfrey's Cordial, many so-called Soothing Syrups, Mi most remedies for chiUren aru composed of opium or morphine ? Be You Know that opium and morphine are stupefying narcotic poisons J Po Yon Know that in most countries druggists are not permitted to sell nareoti* without labeling them poisons ? Do Yon Know that you should not permit aiy medicine to be given your chttJ unless you or you • physician know of what it is composed f Do You Know that Castoria is a purely vegetable preparation, aud Hat a list * IU Ingredients is published with every bottle ? Po Ton Know that Cactoria is lie prescription ot the famous Dr. Samuel Pitcbtc. That it has been in use for nearly thirty years, and that mo:e Castoria in now sold th*» of all other remedies for children combined ? Po Ton Know that the Potent Office Department of the United. SUtes, and «C other countries, have Issued exclusive right to Dr. Pitcher and hia assigns to use the wort " CamtorU " and Its formula, and that to imitate Uiem is a state prison offense r Do Yon Know that one ot the reasons for granting this government protection w« because Castoria had been proven to be absolutely harmless? Do Yon Know that 36 rax*** doses of Castoria are furnished for 36 cents, or one cent a dose T Po Yon Know that when possessed of this perfect preparation, your children Mr be kept well, and that you may have unbroken rest ? W«II» these thing* are worth knowing. They are tacts. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. . For keeping the, System In a Healthy Condition. CURES Headachy CURES Constipation, Acts on the. Liver and Kidneys. Purifies th» Blood, Dispels Colds and Fevers. Beautifies the Complexion *ndJ» P easing and Refreshln* to the Taste. Soi^ mr ALL. muawn. ni«)T illustrated eiKhtv^c Lincola Stonr Boole prven to r«ry pnrcbuer o*C of Wacom Tea. Price ZSc. At* your drug^t. or LIKCOLK TBA Co., Fort Wayne, I«fr For Sale by W. fl. Porter. •DIRT DEFIES THE KING." THEN SAPOLIO IS GREATER THAN ROYALTY ITSELF. ICYCLES, ARE THE HIGHEST OF HIGH GRADES Warranted Superior to any Blcrd* -!!!'.".!".( i llic World Regardlf sa ot Pow* Built ™<1 Boaranteed by tbe Itvllana To., a Million Dillnr corporation, wlmso bp«a * nsEOodiwcold. Do not buy ft nlit-el uutli J«c have soen ilic WAVERLJ2Y. CaUUogue free. Good agents win tod In « , run,, fl)f>IT ScorcHer2111)S.,$85 . no Indiana Bicycle Co., Indianapolis, Ind , U.&. winners instead Of otner counters, ana t.hosJ who have the largest bunches at the end of the evening win the prizes, which at these flower par-Jos are usually large bouquets or baskets.of flowers. THE LEITER MANSION.' Considered On« of tho Flne-a lt»6iclences nt TY;LSl»in£ton, D. ('. The Lcilcr residence in 'Washington, D. C., where the wedding of Miss Lciter to George N. Curzon. M. P.. will probably be celebrated, is one of the most recent accessions to the great numl^r of fine dwellings at the national capital. It is located on Dupont circle, stands fifteen feet back from the sidewalk and"is somev.-hatirregular in shape. Its greatest width Ls 105 feet and it has a depth of about 70 feet. It is icrior nniMi m iiara wood, vne wnoie being from plans drawn by T. P. Chandler. of Philadelphia. On tho ma5a floor of the residence is the -library, recep-.'; tion-room, music-room, a spacious during-room and a tea-room. The eroction of°thc residence commenced in 1501^ it- was finished in 3 $93, and immediately,,, occupied by the Lcilcr family. Joseph!' Lciter was seen by a Chicago Herald re- Dortor. but would not state the cost "o* the structure. However, it is COD?-. side-red one of the most costly i^ V.'ash-. injrion. H is conceded to be one of tlifi ' raoKt elaborately furnii.hcd of any .o? the many Gne homes, in that city. WASHINGTON^ " "Si arch is.— \V. <;a£rSjt Chase, the colored editor who was cos- ricted of criminal libel of C. H. J- lay- lor, the colored recorder of (leads, fiw . cral davs ago. was sentenced to ninety ' days in* jail by Judge Cole in criminal court 2s'o. - Saturday. • I conldcctKiictf »«:.•' n KIWI horrible bloat dlM*s*. I t-d 'pert UWtun bundredi of GoJae, RESIDENCE OF L. 2. LEITEB. surrounded by evergreens and shrubbery and is attractive from its- unique architecture.of the old colonial style. The structure is built of white brick, with white stone triinroincs and an .in- bat very icon became disgusted, sad try S STS. Tbe efl>CT tras truly womct; • commenced to recover after ttkiag ilio fii at . bot- Ue «ud by tbe time I bad taken twelve bo! ««£ w«i entirely cured- •*»- -??**• ' CSfc cored byaS.S. wbeathe world Sprites h«d tollsd. , WiL 8. LOOMIS, :.. ,

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