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FLAMES IN FORESTS.
SWEEPING FIRES THAT LEAVE
WILD WASTES EEHIND.
Extraordinary Pecuniary Losses In
flicted by tlie Unfettered Element
that Holla Oil-ward, In a Mad Torrent
of Bnnacioim Billows and Denes Man.
A forest denuded by Are presents a
woeful sight. The trees are not entirely
consumed. The burned trunks of all
larger ones staud straight and tall,
dead, but not destroyed. Sometimes
forest fires rage over such vast areas
that their smoke Is visible from any
point In a State. Dr. J. T. Rothrock,
Commissioner of Forestry for Pennsyl
vania, shows that the potential loss of
A nUHXKD FOIiEST.
the commonwealth from each tire or
each series of fires that devastate the
' timber-producing areas In Pennsyl
vania is $30,000,000. The fires occur
chiefly from two causes. Hallroad com
panies burn their old ties along the
right of way. without taking any pre
caution to prevent the tire spreading to
the woods, and the small farmers in
clearing wood-lots for farming pur
poses burn the brush and fallen timber,
without caring whether the fire spreads
The Illustrations are significant as
allowing the desert condition which a
Are, or series of fires, produces. In
many parts of the United States one
may see such tracts, over which fires
have swept almost every year, destroy
ing the young forest growth and ren
dering the soil, after each succeeding
U9SSSH? t3fjf tLsMimd
III r 1 l li i mm - i T art! . I 1
ST1UC1CT IN PHILLIPS BEFOHK AND A FT E It THE FIHE.
conflagration more and more barren.
The deterioration In the picturesque
ness of the country, or the loss In mou- j
ey 10 uie person or persons who may
own these districts for lumbering pur
poses, may more easily be Imagined
.than told. Wlint' could be more dreary
than the country shown In the two
The year 1S04 will long bo remember
ed In Wisconsin and Minnesota for the
terrible calamities which occurred In
July and August of that year. Intense
heat and little ralu had made the for
ests almost like a kiln. All through the
Bummer fire had been feared and look
ed for, and by the end of July it was
said that not less than $3,000 worth of
pine had been destroyed. The lire ex
tended over n stretch of nearly fifty
miles wide, and all that experience
gained by woodsmen and lumbermen
In dealing with forest tires availed
nothing against the sweeping flames,
which were driven like an overwhelm
ing flood by a strong wind, leaving
death and destruction In their path. In
the photographs presented herewith,
which show a Wisconsin town named
Phillips before and after the fire, one
may see how completely the forest lire
lleaid docs his work. Phillips wag burn
ed July 27, nud the loss of life would
have been severe had not the Inhabit-
nuKxan fqhkst after twkstt ybabs.
nuts escaped by taking trains to places
In October, 1S71, one of the most tor
rlblo fires lu America on record broke
out at Peshtlgo, Wis., and more than
TOO persons were burned to death. But
probably the saddest fire w that
which occurred In 1S04 one glimpse of
which, at Phillips, has already been
had. The unfortunate place was
Hinckley, Minn., and the calamity oc
curred on Sept. 1 of that year. Owing
to the long-protracted drought, as is
pointed out In the report of the State
commission for the relief of the forest
fire sufferers, the fires had prevailed in
different localities for several weeks,
but on that day the wind became a tor
nado, and' a small fire then burning
spread with frightful rapidity, and was
carried on the wings of the tornadi
over a district covering nearly 400
square miles. A furnace blast swept
over the fated district, and left behind
It complete devastation. Every build
ing In Hinckley was destroyed. So sud
den was the onset of the flames that
the people could only run from their
houses and seek a place of refuge,
without even an effort to save their
household effects. Four hundred and
eighteen persons, about one-sixth of
the population of the district, are
known to have perished by a most
frightful death In the flames.
TAMED A WAR-HORSE.
Feat of Alexander the Great in the
I) ivg of His ISoyhood,
One of the stories told by Alexander
the Great Is that of how, when a boy
of 12, he tamed the war-horse Bucepha
lus. The following Is the account giv
en by Plutarch In his life of Alexander:
"Philonlcus of Thessaly had offered
to sell Philip his horse Bucephalus for
thirteen talents. So they all went down
Into the plain to try the animal. He
proved, however, to be balky and ut
terly useless. He would let no one
mount him, and none of the attendants
of Philip could make him hear to him,
but he violently resisted them all.
Philip, in his disgust, ordered the horse
led away as being utterly wild and un
trained. Whereat, Alexander, who
was present, said: 'That Is too good
a horse for those men to spoil that way,
simply because they haven't the skill
or the grit to handle him right.' At
first riilllp paid no attention to him,
but as he kept Insisting on being heard
and seemed greatly, disturbed about
the matter, bis. father said to him:
'What do you moan by criticising your
HI TAMINQ OP BUCEPHALUS.
elders, as If you were wiser than they,
or kuew so much more about handling
a horse thnu they do?' 'Well, this
horse, anyway, I would handle better
than any one else, It they would give
mo a chance.' 'In case you don't suc
ceed,' rejoined his father, 'what penal
ty are you willing to pay for your fresh
ness?' 'I'll pay, by Jove, the price of
the horse!' Laughter greeted this an
swer, but after some bantering with
his father about the money arrange
ments, ho went straight to the horse,
took him by the bridle, aud turned him
around toward the sun. This he did
on the theory that tho horse's fright
was due to seeing his own shadow
dance up and down on the ground be
fore him. He then ran along by his
side awhile, patting and coaxing him,
until, after awhile, seeing he was full
of fire and spirit and impatient to go,
he quietly threw off his coat, aud
swinging himself up, sat securely
astride the horse. Then he guided him
about for a while with the reins, with'
out striking him or Jerking at the bit
When now he saw that the horse was
getting over his nervousness, and was
eager to gallop ahead, he let him go,
driving him on with a sterner voice
and with kicks of his foot. In the group
of onlookers about riilllp, there pre
vailed, from the first, the silence of In
tensely anxious concern. But when
the boy turned the horse and came gal
loping up to them with pride and joy
In his face, they all burst out Into a
ch(Hr. His father, they say, shed tears
for very Joy, aud, as he dismounted,
kissed him on the head, and said; 'My
son, seek thee a kingdom suited to thy
powers; Macedonia Is too straight foi.
Bucephalus became from this time
the property and the Inseparable com
panion of Alexander. He accompanied
him on his campaigns "sharing many
toils nud dangers witn him," and was
generally the horse ridden by him In
battle. No one else was ever allowed
to mount him, as .rrlnn says, "because
he deemed all other riders unworthy."
lie Is reported to have been a magnifi
cent black charger of extraordinary
size, and to have been marked with a
white spot on the forehead.
CAPTURED .CAT DEAD.
Famous Feline Rescued from the Span
ish. Battleship Cristobal Colon.
The famous Spanish cat, Cristobal
Colon, captured from the Spanish bat
tleship on July 3, died at the United
lift W IV s
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SKNOB CRISTOBAL COLON.
States government station at Benton
Harbor, Mich. This cait was In the
cat show In Chicago and was awarded
a special medal. Senor Cristobal Colon
was a mascot on the Spanish man-of-war
of that name.
Early Writers on ! molting.
The fact has been discovered that
Shakspeare never mentions smoking or
makes the slightest allusion to the
habit. This Is the more curious, as
most of his contemporaries. Ben Jon
sou, Decker and others discuss the then
new fashion at length, and the humor
ist aud satirist of the time lost no op
portunity of deriding and making a
game of the votaries of the weed.
The tobacco merchant was an Import
ant personage, In the time of James I.
The Elizabethan pipes were so small
that when they are dug up In Ireland
the poor call them "fairy pipes." King
James himself was one of the most
virulent opponents of the habit, and In
his ludicrous "Counterblasts" calls It
a vile and stinking custom, "borrowed
from the beastly, slavish Indians
poor, wild, barbarous men brought
over from America, aud not Introduced
by any worthy or virtuous or great per
He argues that tobaco Is not dry and
hot; that Its smoke Is humid, like all
other smoke, aud Is thtrefore bad for
the brain, which Is naturally wet and
cold. He doules that smoking purges
the head or stomach, and declares that
many have smoked themselves to
death. Medical Itecord.
Women in Paris.
"I like the way the French take their
amusements," writes Miss Lilian Bell
In a letter from Paris. At the theater
they laugh and applaud the wit of the
hero and hiss the villain. They shout
their approvnl of a duel and weep
aloud over the death of the aged
mother. When they drive In the Bols
they smile and have an air of enjoy
ment quite nt variance with the bored
expression of English and Americans
who have enough money to own car
riages. We drove In Hyde Tark In
London the day before we came to
Paris, aud nearly wept with sympathy
for the unspoken grief In the faces of
tho unfortunate rich who were at such
pains to eujoy themselves. I never
saw such handsome men as I saw In
London. I never see such beautiful
women as I see In Tarls. French men
are Insignificant as a rule, and English
women are beefy and dress like rag.
bags." Philadelphia Inquirer.
AVi Afloat wltU Napoleon.
Two men living In St. Helena who
were boru respectively In 1708 and 1802
are not the only persous now living
who have seen Napoleon the Great.
Thomas De Moleyus, who was for many
years county court Judge of Kilkenny,
who was called to the Irish bar In 1S31,
and appointed a Queen's counsel In
1805, served In his early boyhood In the
royal navy. Mr. De Moleyns was a
midshipman on board the IMlerophon
when Napoleon on July 15, 1S15, after
"the hundred days," placed liluiself
under the flag of his country and was
received on board the Bellerophon.
"Maud says she Is madly In love with
her new wheel." "Hub! Another case
where man Is displaced by machinery."
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C. F. HENNINGS
Seventh St. Bakenj
or atop his wagon
as it goes by.
Depabt TIME SCHEDULES Alm
for From Port and. moM
Fast Salt Lake, Denver, j Fast
Wail Ft. Worth. Omaha, huL.t,.
8:00 p.m. Kansas t'Uy, Nt 6:to. m. '
Spokane Walla Walla, 8 p o- Spokane
Flyer kane, Minneapo- rlyer
2:20 p.m. lie, St. Paul, llii- 8:30 a. m
ChicaRO and East '
8 :90 p. m. Ocean Steamships 4 :00 p. m.
, . Sail every Ave days.
8:00p.m. Columbia River 4:00 p.m.
Ex. Sunday , Meamers. Ex. Sunday
10:00 p.m. To Astoria and way
, . :
6:00 a.m. Willamette River. 4:80 p.m.
Ex. Sunday Ex. Sunday
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berg, Salem & Way
7:00 a.m. Wlllamslle and Yam- 8:80 p. m.
Tues., Thur. hill Rivers. Mon., Wed.
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Oregon City, Day
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Tues., Thnr. Tues., Thur.
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lis & Way Land
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1:45 a.m. 6:45 a.m.
Dailv Riparia to Lewiston Daily
Ex.Sutu'rday Ex. Friday
F. E. DONALDSON, Agent, Oregon City.
W. H. HURLBURT,
General Passenger Agent, Portland, Or.
I have just received a fine lot of new
furniture, which I am offering at sur-pris-ir.nl
v lnuj fiirnrpa. 1 cot It at a btircain
that's hovf I can sell it at these prices.
In Second-Hand Goods
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bedding, furniture in fact any and ev
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ou have to sell and pay you the high
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EAST AND SOUTH
The Ghasta Route
SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO.
Express Trains Leave Portland Daily.
South. I North,
( Oor.K. I Lv Portland Ar :S0a. M
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The above trains stop at all stations betweep
Portland and Balem, Turner, Marion, JeSer
eon, Albany, Tangent, Shedds, Halsey, Harris,
buret, Junction City, Irving, Eugene, Creswell,
Cottage Grove, Drains, and all iletlona fro a
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