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A THE RICH COUNTY NEWS, RANDOLPH, UTAH 'wOOCaXGO MRS. EOWSERS 8 STORY And Mr. Bowser's Adven.V- ture. - eVm. quad. Jtoooooooocxxxxxxxxxxxxxx' 4. 1221, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) Dinner was ready at the usual hour, but Mr. Bowser 4iad not appeared. Mrs. Bowser waited three minutes, ' snd then began to worry, . Why didnt Mr. Bowser come? Hud he gone on a fishing excursion nd been wrecked, and perhaps been fast On a lone island, miles and miles at sea? He might have gone up in a flying machine and taken a drop. He might have gone out into the country to buy a piece of land to raise grass' hoppers. six, and no Mr. Bowser! Mrs. Bowser put on her hat and walked up to the car line. She stood on the corner for a quarter of an hour, and no Mr. Bowser. She returned to tiie house to telephone, but who could site telephone to? Who kept track and trace of Mr. Bowser? The cook came up to console her, aud she did it by saying: Do not worry, Mrs. Bowser. If Mr,. .Bowser has fallen off the roof of a building and been smashed all to jelly, that's the end of him, and you can't help him any by worrying... lie may have climbed a tree and is afraid to come down." Mrs. Bowser was moving toward the telephone, when it began to ring. Slie answered very quickly. "Is this Mrs. Bowser? was the inv ) Half-pa- st noil, inn i. iur n.n.i. They would .'have slim. li her every courtesy, hut Mr. Bowser hud taken advantage of those fifteen minutes , to raise another row. He had banged on ,jhe door of his cell, and indulged in about, fifty awful threats. Therefore they were about ready to drench hiiy down with cold water played through a hose. Mrs. Bowser' was only, allowed to talk to him She spoke about through tlie door. getting Mrs. Green or some one else to hail him out, but he almost ferociously replied : I forbid you to do anything of the kind! want to huve a perfect suit for a million dollars damages against these fiends of police!. I am in here, and here I will stay until I am brought into court in the morning. I know the judge. He will give them an awful ' raking down, and then I will begin my suit. If It is necessary, the President hitnself will come down here as one of I- - late. ; witnesses !" , But the President snows nothing about the case! protested Mrs. Bow- iny ser. It dont make any difference. I tell you. Mrs. Bowser, they have got hold of the wrong man ! They never knew who Samuel J. Bowser was, but they will know It after this! The- detective , - . quiry. By JOHN - : V "Mrs. Samuel J. Bowser?" "Yes. You-livup on Third place, e ' dont Jon?" Yes," I do. Well, dont get nervous when I tell you something. This is the police station, in the Sixth precinct. Is is my husband dead? was asked in a trembling voice. Oh, no, madam. He is very much stive. Now, I will make you understand how the case is. A boy, who is a young thief, was stealing from a grocer. A detective saw him and arrested him. The boy fought back, and the two had quite a scrimmage in the street.- Mr. Bowser was riding home on the car. He saw the row and thought the man was abusing the boy. He jumped off the car and mixed' it, and, as it is against the law to strike an officer while doing his duty, he was arrested aud brought in. And nothing has happened to him? asked Mrs. Bowser. Weil, yes and no, to that. He is a very lordly sort of a man, you must know. He thinks he runs the town. He began talking in a loud voice the minute he came into the station, and telling what would happen to us if we did not apologize and turn him loose. Thats Mr. Bowsers way, isnt It? Why why, he has ways about him, said Mrs. Bowser with a laugh. I: should think he had! When I told .him that If he didnt strut up we - t SHERMAN. - , Yes-y- es!"' DICKINSON HE center of the lumber Industry, witlilu the lifetime- of many persons now living, has moved from New England, to" Pennsylvania, to the Luke states, to the Gulf states. Tlie Southern Pine associatiop now reports tliitt within eight years 3.000 big sawmills will be Junked and that tlie output will he reduced 50 per cent. That leaves us tlie virgin forests of the Pacific roust. the Pacific toast lumber, with a 2,000 or 3, (XX) mile haul, is to be found in the larger cities of tlie East. ' So the lumber industry has made its last jump. The United States Bureau of Corporations gives us sixty years to use up all the log lumber at the present rate of consumption. When the Pacific const lumber begins to run short, we can import lumber or we can do without It. If we dont like either of these alternatives, we can grow some more timber and pulp wood and cooperage and box stuff and trees to yield tufpen-lin- e and resin and tannic and acetic acid and wood tlcohol and airplane propellers and lead pencils link clothes pins and ax handles and such things which come from the forests and nowhere else. Whenever, we get ready we can grow all the timber we want'. Growing timber is a simple affair if we go at It right. We can put it another wa.v and say that origi-anll- y there were 800,000,000 acres of virgin for-ist-s in the United States. There are now only 200.000- .000 acres, or 25 per cent of this, left. The 600.000.- 000 acres that are gone were depleted in .he last seventy years Unless something Is done about it, the United States will some time he a treeless land its vast vriginal forests laid low; those, of its industries ivhicli depend upon Umber for their existence, crippled "or broken. There are healthy signs that a good many people are of the opinion that something should be done about it. And one of the things to be done about it would seem to be a practical and comprehensive policy of reforestation. All interests leem to agree on tlie necessity of reforestation. There are now two reforestation bills before congress. One of these is the Capper bill and the Jlher is the Snell hill. The former aims at federal encouragement of state action. The latter provides federal regulation of forestry In the states and proposes for the next five years to increase the government's appropriation for forestry to a year. Another indication of the general feeling that something should be done about it is the hearings held In various parts of the country by a national forestry policy committee appointed by the United Stntes Chamber of Commerce. This committee began operations in New York. It then went In succession to Chicago, Minneapolis, Spokane, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. Indulged in About Fifty Awful Threata. scratched my nose in reaching for my They will have to pay me a hundred thousand dollars for that scratch. Then he tore my coat collar, as you see. That is another hundred thousand. Then, because I wouldnt stop talking, they hit me with a club, and the brutes shoved me into the cell. Oh, but wont I give them such a lawsuit as never was heard of before! Then I cant get you out, said Mrs. collar. -- . Bowser. , No, maam you cant, but you must not worry. I will be home 'about nine oclock, headed by a brass band. You can arrange about the band, if you want to." . Mr. Bowser was rather quiet all night long. That is, he didnt protest and threaten only once every fifteen minutes. He, was brought out of his ceil when court opened. He smiled at the judge, but there 'was no returned smile. The officer told how he saw the boy stealing and he said there was a scuffle, because the boy tried to bite his hand. He told of Mr. Bowsers Interference, and then Mr. Bowser himself was called to stand np. All ha said was: He" was using the boy in a brutal manner, and I felt called upon to interfere. remarked the Oh, you did, eh? judge. You are fined $50, or thirty days in jail ! There were friends of Mr. Bowser there who lent him the money, and he paid the fine and started for home. When he reached it he had something to say to Mrs. Bowser, and it was: I will also sue the Judge for a million dollars damage! Get some breakfast ready for me! Cadmium Found in Zffic Ores. Cadmium, a metallic element discovered In 1817 by Stromeyer, is not found native, but occurs as the sulphide in the mineral greenockite, and in association with zinc ores. Greenockite is found in Bohemia and in Hungary, and ftlso in Lehigh county, "He May Have Climbed a Tree, and Pennsylvania, but in too small quanIt Afraid to Come Down. tities to be of commercial importance. Cadmium Is a constituent of most zinc would lock him up in a ceil he defied ores, and as it is more volatile ithan aie to do. it. He said that, if I locked zinc it passes over first, in the reducPresident to would the be him up go tion of such ores, as cadmium oxide. f the United States and make me all This is couected, mixed with charcoal, He said President ktnds of trouble. and the mixture heated in iron tubes, his. chum of was a great Harding from which the cadmium distills over Mrs. Bowser, laughed and the police in a more or less impure state. In , order to sergeant went on: purify it, life metal is redisHe finally started to walk off and tilled and the product dissolved in we had to detain him. In the row I hydrochloric acid, from which solution think he got hit with a club, but there metallic cadmium is precipitated with is no great damage done. It cooled zinc.' Most of the cadmium of comhim off somewhat, but it took three of merce comes from Silesia, but small os to put him In a cell. : We would quantities are produced in the, Joplin have let him go if he had explained (Mo.) district. the case, but he would not listen to us: Now he will have to appear in court First Practical Reaper. tomorrow morning to answer the' Cyrus H. McCormick made the. first rharge ?f misdemeanor. I dont think successful reaper. He built it as a It will do any hurt to keep him in the boy Without his father's knowing it cell all night If you want to bail him and tried it out brie fall. It was not out you must bring the deed of your entirely a success, hut he made soma ; changes and tried it again. Finally property.. But. I cant do that, answered Mrs. in 1831 he made his first Successful Bowser. Mr." Bowser kas the deed in reaper, says Farm and Fireside. He safe deposit. kept on making, Improvements and , Then can you raise two hundred in 1834 had a machine good enough to patent. He offered them for sals and fifty dollars In cash? I fear not, as we have got but $5 for $30 apiece, but no one would Id the house. buy. ' Finally in 1839 he invited a but lot of farmers to see it Work. It Bowser Mr. hasnt $10 And got m him. Unless you have some friend cut two acres an hour That was to Interfere in your behalf, he will realty wonderful In those days, but have to pass the night In a cell. Ton still no one would bay It The next ait Egypt, Va might come down and talk the matter year, . 1840, a man aver with him." bought the first tnachlnef and paid $80 It worked, and faith in thq for Yes, I will come." I Mrs Bowser went down to Cko Mar Invention began to spread - ' ' tt ... David L. Goodwiltie, a Chicago box manufacturer, Is chairman. The other members of the committee are Charles S. Keith, president Central Coal & Coke company, Kansas City, Mo.; F. C. Knaop, president Peninsular Lumber company. Portland. Oregon : George L. Cnrtis. Curtis Companies, Inc., Clinton. Iowa; John Fletcher, Fort Dearborn National bank. Chicago. 111.; Charles F. Quincy, president Q. and C. company. New York city; Dr.' Henry S.- Drinker. Merton Station. Pa. ; Dr. Hugh' P. Baker, secretary snd treasurer American Paper & Pulp association. New York city ; Harvey N. Shepart, attorney, BosPaton. Mass. ; Jttnius II. Browne, cific Lumber company. New York city; Dr. W. B. Ueinetnnnn, president B. Heinemann Lumber company. Wausau. Wis. ; W, DuB. Brookings, secretary of tlie committee. Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Washington, D. C. TUts committee has gone Into the subject in a broad way, seeking to get every viewpoint before making a report on which it is hoped a policy can The chairman' appointed several be formulated. subcommittees of the original committee to deal with 'specific subjects coming under the general heading of forestry. Some of these subject? hre government regulation, private holdings, individual versus public right, fire protection and expenditures, acquisition of land, national forest survey, taxes and taxation, utilization of wood and forest conservation, reforestation and national . forests. As an example of how serious a problem our forestry problem- is, let me point to the well known fact that .in seven years 50 per cent of the sawmills of the South will be out of business, says Mr. Goodwillie. ' What this means Is better realized when we consider that the sawmills of the South uow produce 30 per cent of all the lumber . r used in the country.' These meetings are simply to get at all the mets, to give us a tnorough grasp of the problem, to Inform us fully of its scope. When We have finished we will make a report and recommendations to the bonrd of directors of the chamber and they will consider what action is heit-'sar- ' y. Ihese four states enough forest land to supply to full the needs of these industries now stands idle. J&2 sr wvanzor Taxation is a big factor in this problem. If we exempt certain timber lands from taxation, as they have seen wise to do in some of tlie older countries, it will encourage the seeding of that land to timber. As it now stands millions of acres that might, mid really should, be yielding timber,' are sown to other- products aud bringing a nig- gardiy return. This is simply because this is timber land and timber should be on it. The farmers, however, consider that since it is taxed they must sow something which will bring an immediate return. There are 5,000.000 acres of uontillabie land in Illinois alone. W e have in the United States 81,000,000 acres of what is called denuded land,, and more than 400.000.- 000 acres of what we call cutover land. Denuded land is land on which forest fires have occurred and where the fire has eaten its way so deep into the soil as to destroy the seedlings that might spring up. Cutover land !i land from which timber has been taken and on which & second growth Is possible and often times springs up. Such land will make forests in a period of some forty years if it Is taken care of. Taking care of such land is another phase of the forestry problem. The National Forests, created In 1905, now contain 155,000,000 acres of forest and grazing land. They are managed by the forest service, a bureau of the agriculture department. Col. W. B. Greeley is forester. Presumably he is well Informed on Here are some figures he forestry conditions. gives which show how the changed and changing conditions have affected a particular part of the country.' Says Colonel Greeley: . Chicago Is the greatest lumber market in the world. Since 1890 an average of over 2,000,000,000 feet of lumber has come into Chicago every year. .In 1920 the figure was nearly 2.500,000,000 feet, 60 per cent of which went into local construction and manufacturing industries. In 1900 the average freight paid on lumber coming Into Chicago was less than $3 per thousand feet. Since that time, the local sources of supply for this territory have been exhausted one after another. Lumber shipments have, traversed greater and greater distances. and' the average freight blil paid by the. Chicago distributer has steadily risen to more than $12 per thousand feet. In other words, the increased transportation charge on lumber shipments into Chicago, as a result of the exhaustion of the forest regions sur--, rounding it. represents a toll of $22,500,000 annually... And while this has happened there have accumulated in the centra! and lake states nearly 23.000.- 000 acres of logged-of- f forest land which is producing neither farm Tops nor timber; $22,- 500.000 is the yearly tax hich the wood-usinindustries and home builders, supplied through Chi-- , cago. pay for the idleness of a large part of the ' soil in the surrounding states which should furnish the natural supply for this district. This sum would plant every year 1,500,000 acres of land with forest trees. This illustration may he extended to cover the fourx stales of Illinois. Indiana. Wisconsin and Michigan. These states consume annually between 4.000,000.000 and 5,000, 000.000 feet of timber in furniture factories, sash and door mills, factories manufacturing agricultural implements, g establishments and other wood-usin. industries. Sawmills are excluded from this esti-- , mate, also (he requirements for general construction and housing, and Me consumption. of lumber ' on farms. , The manufacturers referred to represent an Invested capital of 760,000.000 and enroll 250,000 skilled employees. This great manufacturing Industry was built up on the softwood forest of the lake stntes and (he hardwood forests of the Ohio and upper Mississippi valleys.' whose products were available at a low transportation cost, . In . g ' ' i . wood-turnin- g . Concerning the general situation. he says: We are cutting our timber probably four time? as fast ns timber is being grown. It is useless to decry the generous use which American Industry has made of our forests. , It has contributed powerfully to the industrial development and commercial supremacy of the United States. The forestry problem does not result from the liberal use of our forests, bnt from our failure to use our g land. There is an ample area of land in this country, which is not tillable, to support all of our timber requirement?, all of our wood manufactures, ail of our home building and agricultural use of lumber, indeed an even larger export trade than at present, if that land can lie kept at work growing timber. "Reforestation has not been taken seriously by the average "business man in the United States. Reforestation has been looked upon as a fad quite removed from the practical interests of tlie manufacturer, as something more concerned with parks or shade trees or rose bushes. Nevertheless, reforestation has now become a commercial neces9 sity of the United States. w Here is how a particular state Is Elected says Prof. P. S. Lovejoy of the Forestry faculty. Uni' versity of Michigan : A third of Michigan virtually unable to pay its way with schools and roads, get-in- g poorer Instead of richer from year to year, producing less and less of value. This third of Michf- gan takes 10.000,000 acres or so. the most of It being in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula, the rest in the Upper Peninsula. The hulk of these bankrupt lands were originally in pine forest. From 1870 to 1900, Michigan, led tlie world in the quantity, quality and value of its timber exports. Today Michigan Is & tremendous Ira- porter of timber and other forest products. This is unusual but not in itself a proof that anything is radically wrong. Ohio, also, was covered originally with timber and is now a great importer, and is, nevertheless, prosperous and thriv' v. ing. ' But in the case of Ohio, the removal of the forests was followed-promptlagrf- -' cultural developments ; the ltnd went from a lower to a higher kind of use. forest-growin- -- Michlgan-grow- hemlock, n shipped 200 miles, sells at the same price in Detroit as does fir grown on the Pacific, coast aud shipped 2,000 miles. The hickory for the wheels of Michigan automobiles is The oak coming from Arkansas and Mississippi. for Grand Rapids furniture Is being cut in Louisl-- ; ana and Tennessee. Michigan does not even supply itself with enough telephone poles nnd railroad ties, but imports poles from Idaho and ties from Much of the paper on which our news ; Virginia. papers are being printed is made from Canadian are being shipped in from spruce. Pennsylvania and Arkansas and California. Tlie state imports much more timber than it cuts and cuts much more timber than it grows, constantly grows and cuts less and constantly imports more. The freight hill on imported lumber nione is costing Michigan around $2,000,000 a year, and, each year tlie freight bill is due to increase greatly as .the sources of supplyrecede with the steady devastation of tlie forests of the South and West. Meanwhile Michigan continues to support 10,000,-00acres or so of idle lands which a few years ' ago were producing the most generally useful ever had. the world kinds of timber' White piae lumber practically is out of the market. There Is of 5,000 In the state which does not not from the Gulf states. import yellow Forest fires tl" the United States annually destroy more than 2,000,000,000 feet of timber. More than 160,000 forest fires have occurred In' the United States during the past five years. 89 . per cent of which were due to human agencies and therefore preventable. These conflagrations burned over 56,488,000 Acres an area greater than, that Included within the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania and destroyed $85.700,000 worth of timbei ' ' and property. ; a t ! c . Box-boar- 0 e "