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ESCAPE FROM FIRE AT SEA TOLD IN PHOTOGRAPH
This remarkable photograph illustrates the thrilling experience
of the 31 passengers and crew of the steamship Ontario, which
caught fire-at sea off the Long Island coast and was beached, as the
picture shows, to save the lives of those, on board.
The fire was discovered late at night in the hold, filled with'
cotton bales. Captain William J. Bond instantly headed the ship
toward the sandy beach. The passengers were' taken off in small
f o o .
His First Chance.
Sunday School Teacher Well,
Willie, have you anything to be
especially thankful for?
Willie Tuff Yes, marm.
'Sr-S Teacher What is it?
"Willie T. Johnnie Bings
sprained his wrist yesterday and
I licked him for the first time.
Not a Member.
One day a man passing a,
church, noticed a drunken man
leaning, against the 'edifice. He
"Do you belong to - that
church?" P v ,
The drunken man , answered,
"Nq, but I lean that way"
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