Issue 28 and Volume 1887 1.

TOPICS OF THE DAY FOREST fire days, says The Philadelphia Record, go a long way toward counterbalancing Arbor days. Fortunately, the governors do not set apart on the calendar particular days for the guidance of the fire fiend. The man who starts a forest fire undoes in a day what a thousand tree planters could not replace in a generation. AMONG the audience in the ill-fated Opera Comique at Paris on the evening of the fire, was J. Van D. Reed, treasurer of the Eureka Fire Hose Company, who, with his family, occupied one of the boxes. We are glad to have to announce that they all escaped in safety, though, owing to the dense smoke which filled the house, with extreme difficulty, and, barring the fright and the loss of hats, wraps and overcoats, are none the worse for the adventure. HOW the search for natural gas is now…

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