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Entire Iree Area of Country Can Be Efficiently Patrolled at llery Small
CostSketch oi the Way in Which Conflagrations are Stopped
Nothing could better call the at
tenlipn of thinking people to the ne
cessity for the preservation of our
nulniil resources thin the terrout
ot several days gl the burning
of fourteen helpless men and women
These great forest fires have been
widely distributed throughout the
country and have played much havoc
This summer
It is doubtful if the losses for Lc
i yonrl 90S will ever be fully known
but a conservative estimate by Dr
W 3 HcGeej Erosion Expert United
State Department of Agriculture
places the aggregate lossin all part
of the country during these months
c of configriition at 1000000 a day
Wre Prevetable
r In nearly every instance probably
rin every instance these devastating
tires might have been prevented if
the various States had provided an
a oail number of men to patrol
the vuods and arrest all such fires
in their incipiency and if lumber
men lull other users of the forest
were careful to dispose of brush
after logging so as to prevent the
spread of fires v
Lot of Work to do
Uncle Sam has had a lot of work
to do tin his National 1orests in the
firefighting line this year but hi
work 1 as shown good results Ex
clusive of the salaries of forest offi
cers the work tS l down fires
on the National Forests for the year
has cost the government 30000
This means protecting approximate I
ly 168000000 acres The value of
the timber destroyed will not be
known until the fire reports are made
1at the end of the year though it is
estimated that it will be larger than
Jast year But it will be insignificant
hen compared with the appalling
fire losses outside of the National
Forests on unprotected areas or
with the destruction which wouli
pave come to the timber in the Na
tional I1 orests had they not been pro
tected
Increased Service
These results have come through
the increased efficiency of fro patrol
and methods of fighting fire and
through the cooperation of settlers
andusers of Forests who under
stand that the Forests are their
property and that a loss from fire
is n personal one By posting fire
lotices and giving advice the Go
ernment has secured cooperation
from the outside which may be said
to be as important an agency in re
ducing the loss from forest fires as
is the perfection ofmachinery for
fighting these fires
Cutting Timber
Aft timber is cut the regulation
require brush to bo compactly piled
at a safe distance from living trees
Sometimes this brush is burned under
directi of a Forest officer but even
if it is allowed to stand no fire that
starts tfnds fuel by which it finn
spreal
sprealThe
The National Forests are con
L stantly patrolled by a picked force
of raarcrs and guards The present
summ force of such rangers and
vghiard1 whose main duty is fire pa
trol ic Tt351 men the average area
that vifh is required to protect i
12150 acres It is fully understood
that tbii area is altogether too largo
and jiv as soon as funds are avail
able to permit of the employment of
a larg i force of men the area will bd
reduced
reduceRapid
Rapid Means of Travel
In r rder to provide rapid means of
travel tetween the various parts of
the National Forest and to facilitate
1 the massing of larpe f ogees of men
to fight fire as well as to furnish
vantage points from which tho fires
may be fought Successfully 160
miles of road and 3300 miles of trail
were built yearn
In sevial cases firebreaks from 16
to IOU feet in width have been con
structe V from which all timber and
inflammable material is removedto
furnish obstacles io the spread of
fire or straight lines defense in
fighting the fire office started Sev
eral mies of such firebreaks now
exist o 11 the National Forests in
1 Southern California where it is es
peciajly important that the forest
cover a the watersehds of important
irrigation streams be protected
Telephone Lines
Telephone lines have been con
structed connecting ranger stations
with ii headquarters of the Forest
in ordvi that fires may be reported
and promptly extinguished During
vMe fiscal year ending June 30 1008
500 miles of telephone line were
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const Lted in the National Forests
Just ns rapidly as possible each
National Forest is supplied with
shovels axes and othef tools which
are distributed over the Forests and
cabins and tool boxes are placed at
points where there is the greatest
danger of fire and where they can be
easily reached by trail Field glass
es arc also furnished since their
uin discovering small fires at a
consider able distance has proved
very b pful
UPI the basis of the Forest Ser
vice experience on the National For
ests ti which the total administra
tic n per acre including fire patn
amounts to only one cent the whole
forest area of the United States
Otlt be protected from fire at a tot
al cos of less than 3000000 This
would ave an annual loss of 20
00000 ° for Limb r alone to say noth
ing of the enormous loss of life the
loss to new tree growth the loss of
soil iiiility the damage to river
coirses and adjacent farm country
and the depreciation In forest wealth
and land values
TOO FAIR FOR USEFUL WORK
Charming Compliment Credited to
Bishop Potter May Have Had a
Touch of Sarcasm
The late Bishop Potter Bi1ida
famous beauty at a dinner in New
y orkcoulq pay charming compli
ments He paid me a charming
compliment when I was a young
girl
It was at a country house in Ver
mont Bishop Potter was very busy
in the library one morning when I
entered He at once asked me to
help himhe gave me a list of
charity subscriptions to add up
As I set to work Bishop Potter
bending over me said
a You must forgive me I have
grave compunctions about asking
you to do anything useful It is as
if one should eat hash from a gold
dish carved by Benvenuto Cellini or
use for a napkin square of Venetian
lace
THE WAY OUT
Mistress Now Jane you have
broken more china this month than
your wages will cover What are we
to doMaldWell
Maid = Well I dont know mum but
suppose you raise my wages
POOR MAN HEIR TO FORTUNE
A carpenter named Schmidt of
Spendelhof in Germany has just
come into an inheritance of 6500
000 in money and immense estates
from a relative who became a gen
eral in the Russian army and mar
reed a Russian countess but died
childless For three years the
se rch for the heir has been going
on and It was only lately that the
Bavarian legation in St Petersburg
was informed that he was living
quite ignorant of his riches in a
tiny village in the Palatinate
CAMEL MEAT FOR PARISIANS
Camel meat i k the fashion
able delicacy in Par this autumn
as a result apparently of the open
lug up of Morocco A large whole
sale butcher in Paris has signed con
tracts for the supply ina months
time of a large consignment of
humps and heads Camel it seems
is like prime beef I only tastier Cam
el foal is much more fancied by
gpunnets than veal The hump is
the daintiest morsel but the head
is also a delicacy eaten pickled
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Garden
THE HOME GREENHOUSE
Easy to Have Freeh Vegetables Hi
Winter
The old Men that only the extreme
ly rich can afford to have fresh sego
tables during the winter months is a
mistake declared a woman who has
supplied her family with fresh vege
tables for the last four winters and
has old enough besides to pay all the
expenses of heating and working her
greenhouse With only an ordinary
IN TWO COMPARTMENTS
greenhouse and the same amount of
care that Is given geraniums palms
and other house plants an abundant
supply of fresh vegetables can be had
all the winter long
I have a threequarter span green
house eighteen feet long It is divided
In the middle of a glass partition for
the sake of controlling the tempera
ture
In one compartment I raise toma
toes and string beans along with roses
and other flowers requiring a warm
house The second compartment is
almost exclusively devoted to vegeta
bles though I usually try to have a
few carnations on hand for the sake
of their blossoms and perfume
Almost every variety of vegetable
that grows in our gardens may be suc
cessfully raised in the hothouse ex
cepting green corn peppers eggplant
and such subtropical plants When it
comes to money returns tomatoes and
lettuce are In greatest demand during
the cold months and fetch almost any
price that you choose to ask
Last winter I sold a dozen tomatoes
for a dozen dollars They were nice
smooth fellows of a beautiful color
but not large They were bought by
a family whose country home is near
mine and who were giving a luncheon
and fresh tomatoes were about the
nicest and most expensive salad to be
hadThat
That was during the first week in
December and those tomato plants
had already been bearing a month
Properly managed tomato plants can
safely be depended on to bear from
November to June
The plants should be put on the
benches in the greenhouse in rather
poor soil as blossoms set much sooner
in it than in rich earth When the
first crop is well on manure should
be added and the application contin
ned all the winter and spring to in
duce new growth with fresh blossoms
and fruit
During the first two months it Is
necessary to fertilize the blossoms by
applying the pollen with a camels hair
brush When the plants get older it
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PHBTHiJZINO THB BLOSSOMS
is only necessary to Jar tho vines ev
ery day rO and the pollen will
spread sufficiently
When the vines grow too freely I
prune them thoroughly In some in
Btancts I prefer the one stem system
of pruning tying to an upright wire
The temperature of my tomato house
Is between 60 and 75 degrees
Unless a person has tasted the
string beans grown under glass he
really does not know how delicious a
common vegetable can be I have
found the Early Warwick the most
desirable variety for growing in the
i greenhouse It Is extremely easy to
grow does not require a very rich
JOn and occupies the spacea short
time usually from six to eight weeks
In the colder half of my green
house the temperature ranges from
50 to 65 degrees Lettuce caullfloweij
and radishes are the three vegetables
Which are to be had t there every day
throughout the winter
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THE GAME LAW
Sections From the Sfatuttsertain
ing to the Hunting of Hair
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These sections of the game laws of
Kentucky ve been taken from the
General Statutes and should prove
of timely interest to hunters Sec
tion 1944 of the act of February 27
1S95 provides
No person shall catch kill or nur
sue vifh such intent or have the
same in possession after it has been
caught or killed any quail par
tridge or pheasant between the first
day of January and the fifteenth day
of November in each year
Sec 1947 No person shallat
any time catch kill or take by means
of net trap box or snare or have
in possession after having been se
caught killed or taken any s nail
partridge or pheasant
Act of March 18th 1904
Sec 17 No person shall kill or
pursue with such intent qr have in
his po esHon when so klkil iy
jvHii or squirrel between Ho 15 day
of September and the fifteenth day
of Now ember in each year Provid
ed any one may catch rabbits with
dogs or in snares
Act of March 24th 1904
Sec 1 That is shall be unlawful
in the State of Kentucky at any time
to buy h sell expose for sale or have
in oscssion for the purpose of bar
tering or selling any wild turkeys
nheasanls grouse partridge or quaiL
viiiiJi lave been Hllilil WMIU tii
State
StateSec
Sec 4 Whoever violates any pro
visions of this act shall be fined not
less than ten dollars nor more than
twentyfive dollars for a first offense
and not less than twentyfive dollars
nor more than fifty dollars forany I
subsequent offense I
DEAD MAN STOOD ERECT
The weird spectacle of dead man
standing erect and unsupported in
a churchyard was recently witnessed
at Stinfold Sussex where Maurice
Ganaway laborer 37 had hanged
himself to a yew tree His feet i
touched the groundand when the
rope was taken oft the body remained
erect for half an hour until laid
prone by the doctor who was called
Bigor mortis had set in and two
small twigs under the feet main
tained the balance of the body
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Peoples State Bank
CAPITAL OOOOO
Thi5bnk began business less than three years ago
just in the beginning of the financial depres
sion Notwithstanding the hard times there has been
a steady growth from the start in the number of our v
depositors and in the volume ofour business VVe
enroll new names every week We want yours You
are cordially invited to open an account with us Per
sonal attenion to all business
JM HODGKIN Cashier
J L BROWN President L B COCKRELL Vice President t
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MAKE LIFE WORTH
MAKELIFEWORTKr
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By Buying Your
Racket Goods Paint
Wall Paper and
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Floor Oil Cloth
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Baber Reeves
HOMK PHONE 234
No 9 E Broadway
HIGH GRADE PHOTOGRAPHYI
Remember that hghgrade fotografs
and portraits make appropriate Xmas
presents Place your orders with
EARP The Artist now t and avoid the
rush daring the holidays
ADVERTISE IN THE NEWS
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DONT FALL IN
with the popular error that because
we are a home concern you cannot
do us well here as a hundred miles
away You can and we can prove
proveit
When yon buy lime cement pins
ter or building materials from usRr
you will be more than satisfiedt
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U ONCE A CUSTOMER ALWAYS
A CUSTOMER our motto
The VINNltlARTIN GOAL SUPPLY CO t >
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Billiard Cafe Bar c
ber SHop and Bath
Fixtures S
to be sold at Public
Auction Court Day
MONDAY OCTOBER 26th
at 2 P M
Being unable to attend to the bus
iness here and his Confectionery at
Paris Mr Mann ha authorized me
to sell the above named business at
public auction
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PARIS Ky
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