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? ¥01. IVI. LOGANSPOBT, INDIANA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 18 JI NO. 105. DUNLAFS Celebrated S T I F F and S I L K, B E S T M A I) E, SPRING STYLES Now on Sale DBWBNTBR, The Hatter. Spring Suiting, Spring Pants, Spring Overcoating, The nicest, prettiest patterns ever shown, just received at JOS. S. CRAIG'S. S ^ WhOOPfNGlCOUBH QUITE THE THING! Light Colored Suiting this Summer, JUST RECEIRED, A Fresh Lot of Them Come in and See Tnem. BED EUIN. It Sweeps Over the Forests of New Jersey. Thousands of Valuable Acres Burned Over—Many Hamlets in Danger of Destruction. A SEA OF FLAME. PLEASANTVILLE, N. J., May 1. —The fiercest and most disasti-ous forest fire on record in Atlantic county for thirty years was raging 1 Thursday night in the vicinity of Conovertown and PortRepub- lic, and the heavens were illuminated like noonday. In the morning- tile pines in the neighborhood took fire from a spark from an eng-ine. The heavy westerly wind farmed the blaze and the flames soon spread to the large pines, and in a short time the whole forest south of Pomona was like a raging furnace. The air was filled with smoke and flying sparks, and amid the roar of the flames could be heard the thunder of the falling pines and oaks. The path of the fire steadily widened, and the flames spread in several directions, completely enveloping" the cedar swamps. By a change of the wind the town of Absecon was saved from destruction, but the fire was gnided from its old path into the midst of some of the most valuable young timber in this region. Gradually the flames worked their way toward Conovertown, and by 2 o'clock p. m. had reached the outskirts of the town. What few men there were about the fields or on the streets seized branches, sticks or shovels and hurried to the woods, hardly knowing where they were going' or what they were going for. A panic had.ensued among the women in the town. They rushed about madly, asking each other what they should do. The fire had driven the men who were fighting it back almost to their own doors. Finding the efforts to get the fire under control useless, the men turned their attention to their homes. The flames at this time were not over a quarter of a mile distant. It did not take long to remove their household goods across the street and down into the open fields. Hardly was this accomplished when the fire burst out of the woods and ignited the houses, which were soon reduced to ashes, A strong wind aided in the destruction. All the wooded land in the direction of the shore road was burned, and the fire worked its way then in*a northerly direction. At 5 o'clock the wind had gone down, which assisted the efforts made to get the fire under control. Still it was hard work, the water being scarce and many oi the men out in the bay dredging for clams and oysters. The fire gradually worked its way to the town of Port Republic. It is estimated that the loss in timber alone will exceed §100,000. About dark fire broke out just west of Pleasantville. The house, with contents, of Wesley Abbott was destroyed. By 9 o'clock West Pleasantville was surrounded by fire. MILLVILI.E, N. J., May 1.—Baileytown, which, was completely surrounded by the forest flames Tuesday and Wednesday, has not yet been heard from, but it is thought to be all right, as the few people who reside there have had a great deal of experience with such fires and have undoubtedly saved themselves ,by "back-firing." The smoke from these fires has been sp great as to obscure the sun in many places. Farmers coming into town say they drove for miles through clouds of dense rmoke, through which they had to grope their w,ay, although they were miles from the fire. One fire has already burned over 7,000 acres. A fire was started in the forest below the Williamstown junction on the Atlantic City railway Thursday morning. Hundreds of acres of wood have been destroyed, but most of the farm-houses were saved. Toward evening the fire divided, and by night the -main branch was burning furiously in the 'neighborhood of Hayes' mill, near Atco. Hundreds of men were fighting the flames and endeavoring to save the buildings in its course. The other branch of the fire swept through the avenues in Chiselhurst. The section men on the railroad fought the fire all the afternoon. A fire above Crew road destroyed thousands of acres of small woods and a big scope of cedar swamp early Wednesday morning. This town and the surrounding -towns are covered with a cloud of black smoke. It is rumored that thirteen houses were destroyed near Abseeon Thursday, 'SAG iff AW, Mich., May 1.—High winds have fanned fires in the pineries and the atmos'phere is filled with smoke. Five million feet of pine logs valued at §70,000 banked on Tobacco river and owned by C. E. Eddy &. Son, of Saginaw, are reported to have burned Wednesday. Burlingaine's saw-mill near Gladwin. . burned Thursday, and 'GaryBros.' shingle-mill near Harrison .burned Wednesday night. There are no signs of rain and, hundreds of men are out fighting fire in Clare, Gladwin and Roscommon counties. Heavy fires are also reported on the Michigan Central near Vanderbilt and many.thou- sand dollars' worth of logs and timber burned. HARBISON, Mich., May 1.—The forest fires'raginfr over this section almost Reefers and Cloth Cape Wraps. FINE Spring Dress Goods. IK AT THE Busy Bee Hive. caused u n-ugcdy at '.Mann's siding. The flames waro being' drive:] in front of a terrific wind, and before they were aware of their danger a school-teacher and her little flock were completely shut off from escape, and all around them the flames were shooting from SO. to 50 feet in the air. The little crowd rushed back into the schoolhouse, closed the door and wooden blinds, and were ready to be sacrificed. This was the situation when a posse of neighbors rushed through the fire line and rescued them. The wind has been blowing a hurricane for four days. The forests were unusually dry and the fires have assumed alarming proportions. READING, Pa., May 1.—Destructive fires are still raging on Blue mountain. Fire on South mountain has covered an area 6 miles long by 2 miles wide. The air is still filled with dense smoke. BELLEFONTE. Pa., May 1,—The forest fires continue to rage in this vicinity with most destructive fury. Millions of feet of vsAuable timber have already been destroyed, and it is reported that every sawmill on the mountains between Beliefonte and Lewisburg has been burned. BAYHEAD, N. J., May 1.—The fire has swept through miles of valuable timber to Barnegat bay. The heat and smoke were terrible, and the residents of the settlements on the line o" the fire became greatly alarmed and fled from their houses. The fire devoured ey/ry thing in its track. The total loss is roughly, estimated at §300,000. Six thousand "acres of the best cranberry bogs in this locality have been destroyed. ATLANTEC CITY, N. J., May 1.—Several hundred acres of valuable timber have been destroyed in the vicinity of Oceanville, where forest fires have been, raging for many hours. Oceanville is threatened and the inhabitants are greatly alarmed. The loss will reach. §100,000. _ 'Vcrney's Villainy. - LONDOX, May 1.—Capt. Edmund W. Verney, a liberal member of parliament, charged with instigating the pro- curation of a governess, was again in the Bow street police court Thursday. After hearing evidence of a damaging character the court increased the captain's bail from -§10,000 to §35,000. Tragedy on a Trnin. •VIENXA, May 1.—A passenger on an express train between Cracow and Semberg, Thursday night, drew two revolvers and demanded the valuables of his three fellow travelers. The demand was resisted and two of the men were killed by the robber, who then jumped from the train and escaped. Closeil by the SlieritC SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 1.—The large wholesale grocery house of George A. Ballou was closed Thursday by the sheriff. Mr. Ballou confessed judgment in the circuit court in favor of the State national bank and John L. Davis for 837.000. The amount of assets is not known. More Jews Blu-t Go. LoMWJ?, May 1.—The Chronicle says that 10,000 Jews will be expelled from Moscow as soon as the existing laws are enforced. The population of Moscow is 700,000, of which 100,000 are Jews, ; -D; Always Here With the largest stock, lowest prices, most reliable, best watch work done ia the citj. Tr y my rainbow pebble spectacles the only perfect lens made. 41O Broadway. D. A. H AUK. Tne Jeweler and Optician. Sure - Death! To Cockroaches, Rats, Mice, and Bedbugs. FISHER'S LIGHTNING EXTERMINATOR. at Ben Fisher's Drug Store, 311 Fourth St. FACIAL BLEMISHES. Tbe largeit eitafcliibiuent In the wnrtd lor tbe treatment of tbe ikin and icalp, eczema. ruolei,wartl,iuper- f ooni anlr.blnhmarki, sjolb, frecklci, plmplw.wrmk- lei, red note, red value, oily »kln, tcae, blackheadi. larberi' itch, scan, pftllnga, powtier marki, fivcl&l jfTetopment, etc. Consultation Free, at office orb; Jetter. 128-nftRO Book OQ all Skb and Scalp AiToc- tloni and luelr Treatment lent (tealed) for 100. JOHN H. •WOOBBT7KT, Perfflatologlit, 1»S VT. 4SU St., N.Y. City. . For Sale by Ben^Fisher, Druggist, Woodbury's Facial Soap *• For (he Sldn ind Sctlp. I Prepared by » permatologi»t with 30 jtinf experience. Highly indorsed b7 too medical profession; unequaled is a rem«dr *etr (eczema, ecaldliead, oily skin, pimples, fiMB. wormH, tifily complexion, etc InoiipejBM— able M a toilot arUcle, and a late pnmnt- iTO of all dj»e,i»o» of the «ajn and aoalp. At Druggists orbjr mail. Prlcft BOc. JOHNSTON BROS. " The Corner Drug Store." Johnston Bros. : ;have removed to the *i Cor. of 4th and Broadway, (Strecker Building.) A Full and Complete Line ot : DRUGS ON HAND PRESCRIPTIONS; CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED.

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