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STORM SAVED BURNING SHIP
Waves, Breaking Over Abandoned
Craft, Extinguished the Blazing
A strange shipwreck story, unreport
ed by cable from the Azores, arrived
at New York from Horta, Fayal, by the
Holland-America freighter Zanudyk,
which was forced to put into this port
by heavy weather that reduced her
coal supply. Captain Barendsen says
he learned from the skipper of the
Norwegian tank steamship La Habra,
4hich arrived at Horta on February 7,
bound from Talara bay, Peru, by way
of the Panama canal, for London, that
her cargo of henzine caused an explo
sion aboard as she was nearing the
Azores to replenish her bunkers.
La labra was quickly ablaze from
stem to stern. About half of the crew
were on the forward part of the tank
and tho other half aft. Fearing that
the falls and other boat gear would
be burned, the tank's skipper ordered
all hands to leave her in lifeboats and
stand by. The engines had been
stopped and La Ilabra drifted into the
trough and, as she was deeply laden,
the seas, which were very high, washed
The chief oflicer and live men were
in a boat towing astern when the
hatches of the tank were blown off and
cataracts of blazing benzine shot over
her sides and stern. The boat's painter
was burned off and the chief oflicer
and his ien went drifting (own the
blast, being without oars or sall, and
disappeared. The other boats were
threatened with destruction by the
burning benzine, which spread out all
around La llabra, making her look like
a fire ship in a lake of flame.
The skipper of the tank expected
her to be destroyed utterly be'for his
eyes. Ile was elated when a giant
comber broke around her, dousing the
fire almost completely. Other seas
helped in the work, and all hands ex
cept the chief offiver and those in the
vanished boat went back on their ship.
They found that all charts, books and
instruments of navigation had been de
London's Treasures Guarded.
Extensive precautlions havo been
taken in London to guard art treas
ures against the menace of air raids.
The custodians of art galleries and
museums long ago removed to vaults
or similar places the most precious
of their portable exhibits. At the
British museum a number of priceless
manuscripts, books, and other objects
have been stored away in safes. Some
measure of risk must, however, be
borne in a building which contais
40 miles of bookshelves and massive
pieces of sculpture. Visitors to th
National gallery fild the major part
of the building closod. At the Guild.
hall the most valuable pictures have
been placed iII the basement. The
mnagulficent Gainsborouigh, "Fording
the River," has beon removed from
the walls. In the corporation strong
room in the basiemt is stored what
is probably the finest collection of
municipal records in the world. It
includes the charter of William the
Conqueror "to William, Bishop and
Gosfegdh, Portreeve, and all the bur
gesses within London," securing to
them their ancient liberties. Every
reign since the Conqueror is repre
sented in the charters.
The Latest War Story.
Soldier's Uinmarried Wife' (who has
been living with heir man for' eleven
years, to charming and aristocratic
widow, the local representative of the
Soldiers' and Sailors' Families' asso
ciation)--Well, ma'am, I'm going to be
married next week, andl I want you to
come to the wedding. You've been so
kind it would net be right without
Fair Widow-I shall be delightedl to
come, Mrs. Brown. What (lay is it?
Mrs. Blrown-On Thiursdiay, ma'am.
Fair Widlow--Thmat is ver'y unfor
tunate. I am afraid I cannot go, as I
have another implortant engagement.
' Mrs. Brown-Is it very impxortant,
ma'am? Can't you put it off?
Fair Widow-Well, the truth is, I
am going to be mnarriedl myself.
Mrs. Brown-Ah, I quite understand.
Tt doesn't do to miss the chance of
getting married when you gets the
Real Sanitation in Air Towel.
An "air towvel" used in the large
public lavatory in the District build
ing at Washington, D). C., is the inven
tion of J. M. \Vard, superintendent of
the District building. In appearance
it resembles a rectangular box eleven
inches by three, set in a sanitary base
having twelve-inch legs, with an open
ing in the top of the case in which
the wet hands are held while being
dried. The dlevice consists of a lowv
er that forces air through an electric
heating element to ducts and detlectors
suitably placed for distributing the
warmed air to all parts of the hands
at the sanme time, and is operated by
a foot lever or pedal, which in turn
operates a quick-adting switch, there
by setting the blower in motion. By
removing the foot the device is put
out of operation. The hands come in
contact with no part of the device,
thus assuring a perfectly sanitary op
Point of View.
The pretty plaintiff had testifled fpr
three solid hours. She had talked
and talked and talked.
"That is alJ, madam," said the law
yer. "You may leave thme witness
"Chatterbox," grunted the lawyer
for the defense, for he was mafried
and had suffered.-Philadelphia Pub
lo Ledger. *
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