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ersons Burned to Death in
ment House Fire In New
York. March 15.-Nineteen
sons were burnv, to death in a
re which destroyed the five-story
tenement house at 105 Allen street
early on Tuesday. More than 40
were injured and only a few of the
sleeping inmates escaped unhurt.
Several of those who perished were
roasted to death in plain view of
thousands in the streets. Coroner
Goldenkrans declared after an inves
tigation that he had reason to believe
the blaze was the work of an incen
He issued subpoenas for the fire
marshal tenement house and build
ing inspectors and health and police
officials to appear before him at the
The fire started in the basement
and spread with frightful rapidity to
the roof. The victims were caught
in traps .f flames, the halls and exits
being rendered impassable in a few
minutes after :he blaze started.
The building was one of the usual
crowded tenements and the disaster
was the worst in the history of the
East Side. The district attornevs of
fice has begun an investigation to
place the blame for the great loss of
Chief Croker of the fire department
asserts that the police and the ten
ement house departments are to
blame for the violations of the fire
escape law. The tenement house de
partment officials, however, say that
the blame is on the shoulders of the
Of the 19 dead. three bodies, those
of a boy and two girls, remain uni
The scenes were heartrending. The
fire started in the basement occupied
by Isaac Davis. his wife and three
children. Wle:i Davis reached hiz
kome carlv this morning and went
ino his store on the same floor he
saw a kerosene lamp in the rear ex
plode. He awoke his wife and both
tried to put out the flaming lamp,
but without success. A policeman
who heard the cry of alarm rushed
to the scene and every effort was
made to rouse the sl*ing people.
Meantime the flames had spread
with startling rapidity and the occu
pants of the upper floors awoke to
find themselves confronted by a wall
of flames on nearly every side. Panic
stricken people rushed to the fire es
capes only to find them littered with
rubbish. On some of the escapes
the rubbish was so closely packed
that it became impossible to pass
certain points and men, women and
children stood literally roasting to
death as the flames roared througi
the windows arom:d them. One of
the escapes was manned by Police
man John 'J. Dwan, who had run a
plank across to the window of an ad
joining building. He rescued nearly
a dozen persons, but finally fell 20
feet to the pavem'rnt and shattered
his shoulder. Dozs .:s of people were
taken from the crowded fire escapes
and upper windows. By this time the
building was a furnace an,d the res
cues were effected in many cases only
through heroic ( fforts of the firemen.
Lieut. Bonner, son of the former fire
chief, ascended the now red-hot fire
escapes five times. Four times he
brought down a womnan or a child in
his arms. The fifth -ime he was de
scending with an unconscious wo
man. but staggered and was b)arely
saved from death. Once Bonner res
cued a little girl from -a window
where she stood surrounded by
flames. She pleaded with him to
leave her on the escape and go in
after her little brother who she said
had fallen unconscious. Bonner
jumped into what looked like a fur
niace. found the boy and saved him.
TO WIN SUCCESS.
It is Necessary to be Prepared For
I said to a young man the other
day: "Wh a: is your ambition-what
do you mean to do with your life?"
He replied: "I mean to be presi
:lent of the United States."
"Have you begun to get ready for
it ?" I asked. "because, you know, it
will require a great deal of prepara
"Yes," he aid 'AI have." And from
what he told me of his work, hisi
tudie! . his associates, and his ef
rs at bcc'imiing equipped for :ust
this thing. I shouldn't be at all 4;ur
prised to see him at the head of the
natin fifteen or twenty years hence.
Ilis ambition means nothing: that he
has already begun to prepare himself
by hard work for this great responsi
bilitv meians everything.
Each man's present position is an
index of just how strong and practi
cal have been his efforts to get ready
for better work.
* * * * * * *
Success is never of spontaneus de
velopment. It is a plant which grows
from a seed. Buried in darkness anld
obscruity it slowly and surely puts
out tiny sprouts and sends down
sturdy roots then come stem, branc'n
es. leaf, and, last of all, the blossom.
Only an expert florist can deter
mine a plant's value before the
blooming season: the ordinary person
is not sure whether is is a flower or a
And so it is with the world's suc
cessIul people. They are all around
us, in various stages of development.
Most of us do no: realize what they
are until blossoming time. They
amaze us, with a wonderful invention
or a discovery in science. or a mas
terpiece in literature, or a revolution
in business methods. We applaud the
last stage. we admire the beautiful
flower, but we do not always appre
ciate the germinating period. We say
he was "born under a lucky star," or
"with a silver spoon in his mouth,"
that he is a genius; that it is queer
how some people have everything in
the world and others nothing, all the
time forgetting the season of prepar
ation, the plant which was carefully
nutured till it should develop suffi
cient strength and age to burst into
In a wvesten railroad camp, a
y*ng civil engineer bent evervy night
-ver his )oks, dagrams and draw-1
ings. Ilis companions played poker
and rallied him on his studiousness.
They were satisfied that the day's
work was satisfactorily finished
they were running lines for a great
transcon:inential railroad and the
prospect of a long job relieved them
of care for the future.
But the studious young engineer
worked on over his books and his
drawings. He had an idea. The arid
region over which they had traveled
could be made into thrifty farming
land if only water could be gotten to
it. He spent the long evenings mas
tering the principles of irrigation. He
studied water systems and methods
of cribbing and examining the soil
and the streams. He figured out the
expenses of gigantic canals and ways
to make them supply water to the
largest acreagc. He did his work
during the day with all t:he more
faithfulness and enthusiasm because
of his study at night.
H ard!y fifteen years from this time
he was known as the greatest irriga
tion expert of America. He was call
ed upon to inspect irrigation systems
all over the west and commanded as
high as $200 a day for his services.
Today he is the author of several
works on the science of irrigation,
and his name is known to every
young engineer who aspires to suc
ceed in this profession. They respect
what they call his "genius," but they
say "William Hammond Hall was
lucky in the time of his birth. He
got a hold on the west when it w~as
new." forgetting that :here were doz
ens ot young engineers who, with
him, had the same apportunity and
whose names are not known, who
are' *rbably today looking for
WiYiam Hammond Hall was not
lucky' and he was not a genius. He
merely saw his opportunity and used
his spare time getting ready to do
himself :bat which he knew would
be done by some one some day.
If he had not prepared for this
work he could not have done it, no
matter how many opportunities he
might have had.
* * * * * *
In a great crisis the man who has
prepared beforehand is the one who
slips into the breach, and his name
goes down in history as that of an
Lincoln as a youth said: "The op
portunity may come, I will be ready."
SIn business it is the man who is
prepared for more than h, e isdong
who is given the promotion, who sees
and seizes the opportunity.
Eight years ago W. J. bryan elec
trificd the country with a great
speech in the demccratic convention,
which won him the nomination for
president. People said it was a won
derful burst of oratory, an inspira
tion. The truth is that Bryan had
been working on that speech a long
time. That for hours before he de
livered it he was rehearsing in a
small back bedroom in an obscure
little hotel. The situation was under
stood and the whole thing carefully
A young man was an assistant on
a magazine. His position was insigni
ficant, his salary small. He seemed
however, to have none but office
hours, for he was always at the office.
He did his own work, and then he
did everything any one would let him
do. lie watched the editor make up
the magazine and helped him. He
came to know all the details of the
work and the pubication's policy as
well as the editor himself. Other
employes laughed at him. Every
night they shut up their desks
promptly on the minute and departed,
leaving him still "puttering around,"
as they expressed it. The editor died
suddenly and the young man took up
the work and carried it on. Today
he employs his old fellow-employes,
and many more besides. They talk
of his "luck," forgetting his season of
preparation, during which time they
were engaged merely in earning their
* * * * * * *
A general of an army might say:
If I held a certain height, if a river
were across our left, if the battlefield
were differently situated, and a storm
were not coming on, I could win. He
would be a poor sort of general. He
must use his position on the battle
field. arrange his army, and plan the
attack so as to win in site of the
con1ditions; or if possible turn these
same conditions into instruments of
It will be remembered that in our
war with Spain the naval battles were
fotight with little paper ships in
Washington before they took place
on the ocean. Every move was care
Practical experience teaches us
that the man who would succeed
must prepare for the success he
would achieve. That he mustn't wait
for something to turn up, but must
busy himself turning things up.
Remember that nature has armed
'you with "such faculties as will en
able you to do some feat impossible
to any other man." It is well to make
a living, but while doing it make a
life. If you are going to help move
the world, get ready to be a part of
its moving force. Remember that
"every institution is but the length
ened shadow of one man." Your
shadow will be in proportion to your
conscientious preparation and plan.
ning. You make it wvhat you will.
New Idea Woman's Magazine.
The difference between the English
and French styles of walking suits
is brought out in an article in the
New Idea Woman's magazine for
April, where it is stated that the or
nate styles in vogue for dressy occa
sions, trimmed with passementerie,
fancy galloons, braids and lace ruf
fles. are French in their origin, while
the English model "is confined to
morning frocks, is extremely simple
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fashion." In regard to the peplum
effect introduced last season and
prominent in this season's styles, the
writer says: "The peplum is very
chic on slim figures. but it is not so
becomiig t- ;ie more rounded ones.
For such figures, the blouse should
end in a position or a smart belt."
From the best tested seeds. Now
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Wakefield, which are the best known
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riety. Neatly packed in light
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thousand or over $1.25 per i,ooo F. 0.
B. express office. Special prices
rmade on large lots.
Chas. M. Gibson,
Young's Island, S. C.
Can be had by purchasing your Cab
bage plants from us. They are grown
in the open air and not in a hot house;
they can, therefore,, stand extremely
cold weather without injury.
Our seed was selected from the best
seed houses in the business, and we
are prepared to furnish the best
plants to be had.
Prices $1.50 per thousand in lots
less than 5,000; $1.25 in lots over 5,000
and less than io,ooo, and special prices
on larger orders.
Plants shipped by e-xpress C. 0. D.,
unless cash accompanies order. Or
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