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T1II3 NOKFOLK NKWS : FRIDAY , JANUARY 111 11)05 ) ,
STATE SECRETARY BAILEY WILL
BE HERE OVER SUNDAY.
SEVERAL MEETINGS ARRANGED
One Hundred Members Required torn
Basis of the Organization Will ! Es-
tabllsh a Gymnasium , Baths and
tFrom Friday's Dnlly.l
These who are enthusiastic for the
organization of a Y. M. C. A. In Nor-
follc nro n ° IlnE for the successful cul-
mlnatlon of their efforts during the
next few days. State Secretary J. P.
Bailey will arrive In the city Saturday
nnd on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock
ho will conduct a men's meeting at
the M. E. church to which It Is expect
ed to secure the attendance of everyman
-man In the city Interested in that spe
cial line of work , or in any Christian
advancement. Special music Is being
arranged for the occasion. The sing
ing will bo conducted by Professor
Solomon of the city schools and the
instrumental music will bo under the
direction of Julius Hulff. Tljo subject
for Mr. Bailey's address will bo
In the evening Mr. Hnlloy will ad
dress a union mass meeting which Is
likewise to bo held at the Methodist
church at 7:30 : , each of the meetings
being to interest Norfolk people In
the organization of the association
Mr. Bailey will remain In the city
during Monday and the city will bo
canvassed at that time for tlio re
quired pledges of membership for the
organization. It is necessary that 100
members be secured , pledging to pay
into the treasury $1 a month for a
term of five years. This will give the
association $1,200 a year which will
guarantee the payment of the perma
nent secretary's salary and give
something additional for the neces
sary expenses. It is proposed to es
tablish rooms with baths , gymnasium
and other features of the association
for the health and entertainment of
the young men of the city and those
who may bo transient. Already quite
a number of members have been
pledged to the organization and it Is
thought there will bo no difficulty in
securing the balance of the pledges
with the help of Mr. Bailey who is
experienced in the work.
Old People Have Their Troubles.
The most common ailments to which
people past middle age are subject are
Indigestion and constipation. For
tunately there is a remedy especially
suited to these disorders and that af
fords prompt relief. It is called Cham-
The laxative effect of these tablets is
' * so agreeable and so natural that you
, do not realize that it has been pro
duced by a medicine. They also im
prove the appetite and strengthen the
digestion. Write to the Chamberlain
Medicine Co. , DCS Moines , Iowa , for
a free sample , and give them a trial ,
or get the regular 25-cent size from
your druggist. Leonard the druggist ,
berlaln's Stomach and Liver tablets.
RAILROAD RATESCOMETO END
And People Who Had Been Away for
Holidays , Return Home.
The holiday excursion rates on railroads -
roads came to an end at midnight ,
and every train coming into Norfolk
was well loaded with passengers who
had taken advantage of the reduced
cost of transportation for trips to
their old homes , or to the homos of
their friends and relatives.
Incoming trains were heavily load
ed with these passengers , but today
the burden has dropped away and the
travel haa resumed Its normal proportions
Mrs. A. B. Chambers Is ill at her
home on North Ninth street.
Mrs. M. A. McMillan has returned
from n visit at West Point with Mr.
and Mra. M. MbLnughlln.
Mrs. S. K. Long and daughter , Eth
el , returned last night from a visit to
Mrs. H. IT. Reynolds returned last
night from Iowa , where she had been
visiting her father.
Dr. K. W. Williams returned last
night from a two weeks' holiday visit
in Omaha with her brother.
Vern and Halbert Johnson , who had
been In Omaha visiting their brother ,
Otho Johnson , returned last night.
Miss Edith Nelson and Miss Lillian
Reimera of Pierce are visiting Miss
Margaret1 Hamilton on North Eighth
The postofllce department has es
tablished rural route No. 1 at Win-
side with Edwin F. Lucas as carrier
and Henry M. Lucas as substitute
A postal card from George Stapen-
horst , formerly of Norfolk but now of
Everett , Wash. , gives account of a
wheat sale amounting to $57,000 made
by one farmer. It was the largest
over made In the county. Mr. Stapon-
herat adda that that IB a good country
to raise wheat In , too. The farmer
was B. F. Berry of Rattlesnake flat ,
who raised 100,000 bushels of the
The special car of the Eilor Rip
Van "Winkle company was In the city
at an early hour this morning and at
noon the hand gave a para do and
street concert wlillo nn export unlcycle
rider gnvo nn Interesting free per-
furinnnco. Tonight tlio comimny will
nppcnr at tlio Auditorium in the fa-
nioiiH drntnti of "Hip Vnn Winkle"
nnd the prospects nro fnvornble for n
The trial of Herman Hoche. charged
with Illegal llHhliiK , which was to
have been heard this week , has been
postponed until Monday morning.
The defendant failed to appear at the
hour not nnd when he did appear
asked for a continuance of ton days.
Ho was given until Monday. Hoche
Is charged with violating the statutes
regulating the catching of llsh and
providing the season.
Deep Interest Is shown by many of
Norfolk's best citizens In the organiza
tion of a Young Men's Christian asso
ciation hero nnd It Is hoped and ex
pected that with the visit here Satur
day , Sunday and Monday of State
Secretary , T. I * . Haltey the organiza
tion will bo successfully launched. It
Is planned to establish rooms with
gymnasium and baths In connection.
1 affording a pleasant place for the
! young men of tho'city and those who
| may pass through to spend an Idle
I hour. Ono hundred charter members
are desired and pledges from a largo
' number have already been secured
I with the prospects that the roll will
bo completed through the efforts of
State Veterinary Thomas of Lincoln
expects to hear of the usual losses to
farmers from the corn stalk disease
this winter. Many complaints have
already been received by him and he
considers them the forerunner of
more and larger losses. Dr. Thomas
estimates that the losses In Nebraska
from that source alone last year were
$500,000 , 20,0(10 ( cattle having died.
"Tho loss Is because farmers neglect
to take care of the stalks and In not
limited to the cattle which die from
the disease , " said the veterinarian ,
"but includes tlio waste of forage
which runs into millions of dollars a
year. The stalks arc of no value when
they arc left exposed to the weather
for several months. Most of the nu
triment is leached out by tlio beat of
the sun and the early fall rains. What
is left Is largely indigestible , woody
matter , which not only contains no
food value , but Is a positive detriment
to the cattle , and in large quantities
under certain circumstances cau.ses
THIRTY MEET IN NORFOLK FROM
THEY HAD A GOOD LIVELY TIME
Hereafter the Railroad Operators Will
Meet Every Thirty Days Next
Meeting Will be Held February 8.
Troy Was Here From Eagle Grove.
The railroad telegraphers held sway
at South Norfolk last night. From all
over the northwest the boys arrived
to attend the special meeting of the
Order of Uallroad Telegraphers , and
there were more than thirty in at
tendance. They arrived from the
Donesteel line , from the main line and
from the Albion branch of the North
The meeting was a good live one.
The railroad telegraphers are live
ones , anyway. They are the boys who
take care of the trains that carry the
public. It is up to them to prevent
the railroad wrecks and they have
done It effectually through the north
west. They are the fellows who lis
ten all day and all night to the click ,
click , click of the little electric Instru
ments , and wlio send messages over
the wires to the outside world. In
many little stations , they are depot
masters , baggagemen , trainmasters
and the whole show. The responsibil
ity of the town , In n large measure , Is
thrown on their shoulders.
General Superintendent Troy of
Eagle Grove , la. , was present. P. H.
Brlggs of Stanton Is the local super
intendent for this division. W. C.
Day was present from Battle Creek.
Hereafter the meetings will be held
every thirty days. The next meeting
will be held February 8.
Unique Chain of Letters.
Rev. S. F. Sharpless has received
a Round Robin letter from classmates
who graduated with him twenty-five
years ago from Lane seminary , Cin
cinnati , Ohio. Only one member of
the class had passed away during the
quarter of a century. Twelve remain
in the church work , and these do/en
are scattered from California to Penn
sylvania. The letters were delightful
to Mr. Sharpless as he had not heard
from some of the classmates for many
years. They were all jolly and get
ting along nicely. Each had a story
to tell and each story was a good one.
FIRE STARTS IN A HOME.
Blaze In the House of William Reinhardt -
A small fire did some damage at the
homo of William Iloinhnrdt , on South
Fourth street yesterday afternoon. The
blaze was quenched without the need
of calling the flro department. The
flame started because a hot chimney
was too close to the woodwork in the
house. The building is the property
of the school district.
NEW OFFICIALS WERE SWORN
IN AT NOON.
ONLY TWO CHANGES WERE MADE
County Attorney Koenlgstcln nnd
Commissioner Harding Installed In
Office Two Democrats Remain In
the Court House nt Madison.
At noon today there wan a change
In the olllclals of Madison county ,
these elected at the recent election
taking the places of these whoso
terms of olllce expired. It was not iv
momentous change , however , there
being but two substitutions.
At noon Jack Koenlgsleln took the
oath of olllce as county attorney , suc
ceeding Hurt Mapes who has served
for two consecutive terms. The oath
was administered by County Clerk
Winter. Itotli the retiring and Incom
ing attorneys are republicans and
tholr home Is Norfolk.
.lohn Harding of Meadow Cirovo suc
ceeds to the olllco of county commis
sioner , taking the place of S. .1. Flnnl-
gan of Hattlo Creek. Mr. Harding
was elected on the republican ticket ,
while the retiring olllclal was a dem
This change leaves but two demo
crats in olllco , Win. Hates , tlio county
Judge and Emll Winter , county clerk.
Yesterday the republicans were on
the iKlnt of gaining one of these of
fices but tlio probability Is now that
there will be no change. ISmll Winter ,
the county clerk , had his resignation
from olllco prepared , as ho had a good
offer to go into the banking business
at Petersburg. The resignation was
prepared on the supposition that J. L.
j Daniel , a democrat , nnd nt present
filling the office of deputy county clerk
would bo appointed to 1111 the vacan
cy. When it was learned that the
board of commissioners would not
agree to the appointment of Daniel ,
Mr. Winter determined to hold the of
fice through the term.
Yesterday it would have required
one republican vote of the county com
missioners to appoint Mr. Danlol to
the olllce. Today two republican
votes would bo required , as the only
democrat on the board retired at noon.
The old board of county commis
sioners completed the business for
the year at a meeting held yesterday
and at noon today , the new board took
up the work of the county.
Caught Cold While Hunting a Burglar
Mr. Win. Thos. Lanorgan , provin
cial constable at Clmplau , Ontario ,
says : "I caught a severe cold while
hunting a burglar In the forest swamp
last fall. Hearing of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy , I tried it , and after
using two small bottles , I was com
pletely cured. " This remedy Is in
tended especially for coughs and colds.
It will loosen nnd relieve a severe
cold in less time than by any other
treatment and la a favorite wherever
its superior excellence has become
known. For sale by Leonard the drug
BUILD FIVE TELEPHONE LINES
Big Gang of Men are Now at Work
Digging Holes Out of Town.
It will not be a great while before
people living in Norfolk will be able
to step to the telephone , ring up fann
ers a dozen miles away , talk about the
weather and order milk or cream or
eggs or bushels of corn with little
trouble. The Nebraska Telephone
company now has n large force of men
in the city who are busy digging post
holes for the stringing of five new
lines out of the city. All of the five
lines proposed by Manager Sprecher ,
and outlined in The News recently ,
have been approved by the company
and will shortly he existing.
A half mile of post holes were dug
yesterday for the line which is to run
out Norfolk avenue toward the west.
Other lines will he taken up as soon
as the gang of workmen can get to
The company is also planning just
now on stringing a new cable down
Fourth street The cables that had
been put In are all filled with wires
and it Is now necessary to string new
wires from Norfolk avenue to South
Norfolk for each Individual telephone
BRYAN'S HEART MELTED.
Birth of Baby to Mrs. Leavltt Reunites
Statesman and Daughter.
m , . Gr.euns , Jan. 7. The first
grandchild of William J. Bryan was
the means of reuniting the great dem
ocratic champion nr-d MR daughter
after an p ° tranfreniont of eighteen
Colonel Hryan arrived hero nnd is
now n guest at the homo of his daugh
ter , Mrs. Ruth Leuvllt The birth of
the little one was the means of melt
ing the hfiii t of the statesman , and
the greeting between Mr. Bryan and
his daughter was of a very pathetic
After a few words with his daugh
ter , Mr. Bryan shook thn hand of his
son-in-law , whom ho had very con
veniently avoided for the last year nnd
a half , and promised forgiveness for
all that had happened In the past It
la said that Mr. Bryan will aid Mr.
Leavltt In n financial way.
Mr. Leavitt Is nn artist of marked
ability , but the Held Is no well cov
ered In this city nnd all through the
south that the remuneration for work
along that line IH verv moagro.
Mr. Hryan oxpootH to remain nt the
homo of his daughter for Hovnral dnyn
and will visit other points In the south
before returning to him homo In Lin
ANOTHER SNOWSTORM TODAY
Soft , White Fl.ikes Dcgnn to F.ill Early -
ly Today .In . Northwest.
Again today ( lie northwoHt Is In
lht grip of a miowHttinn
In Norfolk ( he Hakes began drop
ping at 7:110 : o'clock this morning and
continued without much cessation
through the greater portion of the
day. The rrystnlw are largo , soft bits
of whltouoHS , feathery in the extreme ,
and falling In a way that would sooin
good to the eye of Iho poet or the
painter. Also to the coal man.
The storm Is not nttondod by so-
xoro cold. The minimum for the
night was nine degrees , and the wind
was not nearly so cutting as hail boon
Ilio ease oarllor In the week.
Kurly morning arrivals from the
north anil west report that the Hlonu
had begun In these sections. s
Held Lucky Number.
Lee Tlpton was the lucky man In
drawing a bookcase.
Special Bargain In Lnml.
80-aero tract , Improved land ; line
location , close In , near town , prlco
and terms right. C ) . R. Seller
A Certain Cure for Croup.
When a child shows symptoms of
croup there Is no time to experiment
\\lth new remedies , no matter how
highly they may bo recommended.
There Is ono preparation that can al
ways bo depended iix | > n. It has been
In use for many years and has never
lioon known to fall , viz : Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. Give It nnd a
quick cure is sure to follow. Mr. M.
I'1. Complon of Marekt , Texas , says of
H , "I have used Chambci Iain's Cough
Remedy in severe cases of croup with
my children , and can truthfully 'say ' it
always gives prompt relief. " For sale
by Leonard the druggist.
Welcome a Son.
MY. and Mrs. August Stoffon wel
comed their first born , a handsome
boy , to their homo Saturday after
THEY WILL PROVE THAT LEAP
YEAR DOESN'T COUNT.
INDEPENDENT LOVERS' CLUB
No Member Will be Allowed to Go to
More Than Two Social Functions
With the Same Girl , and None Can
Attend Alone any Party.
O'Neill , Neb. , Jan. 9. Special to
The News : With the passing of leap
year and the female organizations for
the advancement of connubial bliss ,
come the young men of the city to re
sume and carry on the work , If not
to Improve It. Today there was an or
ganization formed hero by twenty-
four prominent young men , called the
Independent Lovers club.
A constitution nnd by-laws were
adopted and ofllccrs elected and in
stalled. Members Initiated nro obliged
to go with one girl no more than twice
and to appear at no place of amuse
ment or at any social gathering ex
cept In company with one of the fair
Just what effect this club will have
on the matrimonial market here wo
are unable to state. Certain it is that
the young ladies arc already Indig
nant. They intend to show the boys
a merry time nnd It is already ru
mored that there Is liable to bo formed
In the near future a society of mar
riageable damsels , the definite object
of which will bo to make the I. L. C'a.
wise to the fact .that it takes two to
make a bargain.
List of letters remaining uncalled
for at the postofllce at Norfolk , Neb. ,
January 10 , 1905 :
A. S. Chambers , Alfred G. Cobb ,
Arnold Callyley , Mrs. Ed. Ewlng , Rob
ert Marquardt , Cora Marquardt.
If not called for in fifteen daya will
be sent to the dead letter office.
Parties calling for any of the above
please say "advertised. "
John R. Hays , P. M.
G. W. Evans Sells Farm.
G. W. Evans has sold his farm to
W. B. Rice , six miles south of the
city , where ho had lived and labored
for the past twenty years. Mr. Evans
will move Into town this week nnd
will remain In Norfolk temporarily ,
at least , or until ho locates perma
Miss Edna Stafford was agreeably
urprised Jabt night by a visit from
a number of her friends who came
prepared to spend a few delightful
Got to school right wltn a supply
of News' tablets.
Repairing neatest , beat , cheapest
Paul Nordwlg , harness man.
HE WITH A GRIEVANCE , BRINGS
TROUBLES TO POLICEMAN.
THIS TIME HE WANTS WAGES
Single Hniuled , Mrs. A. F. Clnrk , ActIng -
Ing ns Her Own Attorney , Groan
Exnmlncn the Wltncsnc | nnd Hands
Packages to the Complnlnnnt.
John W. ( "lark , by this I line a veteran -
oran at the police court biiHlnoHH , and
whit always has a grievance , IH al II
again. This tlmo he Is suing Mm A.
F. Clark , who took oaro of his chil
dren for sovonil wooltH , for a Judg
ment of SUfp , alleged to bo duo him for
the sorvloos of IboHo ilaughloiH during
Iho period when they lived under Iho
roof of Iho A. K. Clark family ,
The suit In Hie court of Jimllro S.
W. lluyJ'S this morning wan Iho mil-
ooino of throats which John \V. Clark
has boon making all winter , lie has
put In most of bin tlmo lolling what
ho Intended to do to Mrs. A. V. Clark.
At one Mine ho thought ho would try
lo have her arrested for a oharuo of
kidnapping , but ho later changed ! IH !
Court Room Scene Unique.
The court room scene this morning
was unique to a degree. John \V.
Clark , his dog , his wife , and ono of
his daughters , together with their at
torney , came up to do battle against
( ho single handed woman , Mm. A. F.
Clark. And Mrs. A. F. Clark , acting
an her own attorney , eromi examining
Iho witnesses and firing sharp ques
tions at John W. Clark , hold her own.
Rising before the court , Bible In hand ,
she dealt blows at the treatment that
John W. Clark had given his daugh
ters , and tied up the witnesses In a
John W. Clark , meanwhile , sat bo-
bind the witnesses , butted In when
the unsworn didn't suit him , loaned
forward to glvo the daughter a hunch ,
and mulled when the replies were
what ho wanted. When bin daughter
arose to bo sworn , ho shook his head
at her , threateningly , without being
detected by Mrs. A. F. Clark. When
Mrs. A. F. Clark asked tlio daughter
whotherxor not her parents had
dragged her homo , and when the girl
said they had not , her mother peeked
over nt her father , grinning broadly ,
and Mrs. A. If. Clark said Him Hod.
Myrtle , the daughter , couldn't remember -
member when her father bad bought ,
any clothing for her. She admit ted
that Mrs. A. F. Clark had provided
employment and had seen to It that
she was clothed warmly nnd decently.
Mrs. A. If. Clark stated that she had
evidence that would prove the daugh
ter never wont homo until she was
dragged by her parents.
During the closing moments of thn
case , Mrs. A. F. Clark became some
what wrought up and said things
about the witnesses. Judge Hayes at
length Interfered , and told her to cul
out the remarks.
The rosnll of the trial was that a
judgment against Mrs. A. F. Clark
was granted for $ l.i ! ( ) , instead of $2fi
Police nnd Public Tire.
These are the same Clarks who
were In court several weeks ago
John W. Clark is the same Clark who
bad a grievance anglnst a young man
and sent the young man to the peni
tentiary a year ago because the young
man had entered his homo and ruined
his daughter. John W. Clark , Instead
of properly protecting his family In
the first place , lets them go until
something doesn't suit him and then
brings his troubles to the policeman.
The public and the policeman are get
ting tired of his troubles.
Frank Ellle of Crelghton visited In
Wm. H. Klopo of Spencer was in
the city Sunday.
B. W. Wattles of Nellgh visited in
S. D. Reese of Pierce was a Sunday
visitor in Norfolk.
Jas , Nichols was In the city yester
day from Madison ,
Kate Jonas of Schuyler was a Sun
day visitor In Norfolk.
Elmer Parks of Plalnvlcw was a
Sunday visitor In Norfolk.
Alta B. Bagley of Crelghton was a
Sunday visitor In Norfolk.
Thomas and Mark O'Shea were in
the city yesterday from Madison.
J. R. and E. S. Smith of Battle
Creek were Norfolk visitors Sunday.
Alf. Whitaker and M. D. Maan of
Cameron were in the city this morn
John Krnntx was la Oakdalo Satur
day looking at a team of horses that
were on the market.
Miss Bertha Denzin , who has been
a guest at the homo of her uncle and I
aunt , Mr. and Mrs. John Bocck , for a
couple of weeks , left this morning for
her homo In Brooklyn , N. Y.
C. B. Hayes , who has had a run on
the Superior branch of the Northwest
ern as passenger brakeman , visited at
homo over Sunday. Ho has been
transferred to the main line between
Omaha and Long Pine.
The West Point high school ball
team was defeated by the Lyons team ,
CO to 18.
The West Sldo Whist club will meet
with Mr. and Mrs. D. Baura Thursday
evening , January 12.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Durland enter
tained a number of friends nt a dinner
party Saturday night , In tholr homo
on North Ninth Hi root.
It. II KnowloH , traveling salesman
for the ( HoMoclio-D'aonch-llayH Hlino
company , and well known In this tor- ' / > .
rltory , foil dead al hht homo In West
Point Friday and was burled them '
ycstorday ariornoon. Heart falluro ,
wan the catuio of the sudden death.
The mooting of Iho commercial club
Friday night of this week to consider
u proposition for the establishment of
u street railway In Norfolk In ono that
ovoryoim IH Inloronlod In and there
will undoubtedly bo n largo attend
ance of Iho hnslnoHH men and ether
progrowdvo eltl/ons whether Ihoy hold
inomborHlilp In Iho club or not.
A report from lloneiitool nays that
that town la making nn attack on
gamblers. The gambler lit imld to
have been the ciirxo of llonestool since
registration last summer. II Is mild
that many men have tholr pockolH
drained before dnj light. ICIovon im-
IOOIIH run wide open and many refuse
to stop gambling. AH yet there ban
boon no Hlop to It.
A now lime card wont Into effect on
the Northwestern yentorday. There
were no changes In Iho running llmo
of traliid to and from Not folk and Iho
changes on other parlH of the dlvl
iilon were not material and have slight
offoet on Iho travelers , ino.'tl of the
changes being In the running time of
freights on llneH In other parts of the
HyHlom dlHtant from Norfolk.
A oonplo of verv brilliant sun dogn
accompanied the nun on hlu zenllli-
ward movement today and KOOII after
minrhio weru particularly nollceablo
and beautiful. The prevailing belief
IH that Hun dogs foretell cold weather ,
but the cold wan hero with the omen
thin morning , the toinporaturo reghi-
torlng at four below xoro , the coldest
of Ihu season with lint ono exception.
Thu iinnonnceinont of the general
manager of the ( Jreat Northern rail
road that the O'Neill branch of the
Great Northern will now bo extended
on went of O'Neill to connect with the
Burlington wan received with consid
erable Interest by Holt county people.
Portions residing In Iho iiontbweslern
part of the county near Inez report
that men , tennis and iicnipent nro
coming Into that locality now for the
purpose of working on the now road.
The extension will mean iiovernl new
towns , at least two of which will bo
In Holt county. It will also mean the
Bottling uj ) of a very line portion of
( bo Htato ( hat him hurelofoie boon
given over to largo ranches.
Mra. P. A. SlinrtIIIIH received from
Mrs. 13. C. Morton , formerly of this
city , but now of CroHwoll , Kin miles
from Portland , Oregon , a box of ( low
ers that bad boon picked In Mrs. Mor
ton's garden when this section of the
county Is enwrapped by the Ice king.
There were roses In bud nnd full
bloom , panslcH , marigold and several
other varieties of flowers that grow
hero in the summer season. Thirty
above zero was the coldest it had yet
been at the tirno the letter was writ-
ton. Fruit and strawberries were in
bloom and vegetables growing In the
gardens while the cattle wore still in
pasture with green grass for their
food. Mrs. Morton has lived In Oregon
gen about a year and HKes the coun
A FIRE SCARE IN CREIGHTON
SCHOOL ALL NIGHT.
A BLAZE IN COAL STARTS IT
At 5 O'clock Yesterday Afternoon the
Janitor in the Catholic Academy at
Creighton Dug Into the Coal and
.Found a Fire Eating its Way.
Crelghton , Nob. , Jan. 10. Special
to The News : A flro panic among
little girls and young Indies was nar
rowly averted at the Catholic acad
emy In this city last night.
A peculiar odor from the basement
told the Janitor that something was
wrong. Digging Into a big batch of
slack coal , ho found smoke puffing
out A little deeper ho brought flame.
Spontaneous combustion had been the
cause of the trouble.
The flro department was called and
two feet of water turned Into the base
ment. The boya worked all night on
the flame. Finally 'the fire was put
The Bmoko has been emitting for
two days. A little more delay would
have destroyed the building , which ,
as It was , Is charred about the lowt-r
woodwork. The girl Inmates sleep in
the top story , but the danger was Kf-pt
from them as much as possible.
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quickly nscerlum out u aucm fixo whether au
Invention iupmhnhlf | wtrnt hl . Communlra-
lions utrlctlrconUdontlul. HANDBOOK onl'atcmi
tent free. Olilont Hcxnry for rpcnrlnp patent * .
Piitcnt * taUuu through ilL-u x C'o. receive
Iftelal notice , without clmrnc , In the
A handtomely lllustratoj weekly. T-nrccat fir-
rulatlon of any clemmo Journal. Teruii , M a
yean four month ! , | L Bold t ) jail newsdealer * .
llrancb Office , < BS K St. Wajhluutcn. 1) . C.
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