Rothlisberger Ruth 6th Grade

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appeared a half-blinded cow, which ran madly towards the throng, and what a shouting and tumbling there was! The cow galloped through the crowd and down a by-street. It was soon captured, none the worse for its experience. Roy V. Nordby, Ninth Grade. Two Harbors, Minn. A Small Boy and Three Matehes. It was about five years ago when I was going to school in Wisconsin. A farmhouse about a quarter of a mile from the schoolhouse burned. Just as we were being released for recess there was a great commotion at the door the teacher opened it and there stood a little boy about four years old. He was so excited excited that at-first we could not understand what he meant, but when he said "fire" we made a rush for the door. We could see the roof all aflame. In about two minutes and a half the schoolhouse schoolhouse was empty. It was about half-past 4 when we returned to the schoolhouse for our dinner palls and went home. The boy who gave the alarm and three matches were the cause of all the excitement. SaEford Grahn, Sixth Grade. Towner, N. D. All-sufficient Da? light. One day some months ago my cousin came to play with me. We went into my playroom and began housekeeping. I had two little lamps, one of which had a chimney. This I gave to my cousin. You will not be surprised, then, to hear that we were both very anxious to -have the room dark so we could play "night." With this end in view we lighted our lamps, and arranged arranged shawl3 over our windows. My task complete, I placed my lamp on a stool near by and was about to call on my cousin in her apartments, when alas, I discovered my newly-draped curtains in flames! Before help reached us, the side wall was badly damaged and you may be sure this^fright taught me that daylight was best. Adeline Skyberg, Fifth Grade, Luverne, Minn. Central School. a ? A Miscellaneous F*ire-Brigatle. About five years ago I was the cause of a fire that might have done considerable mischief had not immediate action been taken. Near to our barn there had been a straw stack which was now scattered all around near this place I selected a spot to build my fire and soon it was sending up sparks in a dangerous dangerous manner. . Some of them, I observed, fell into the straw I grew nervous, not knowing what to do, but when I saw a flame leap out of the stack, I put my vocal organs to work and soon brought a fire company, consisting of two or three women, a dog, and some water. Not until a chickenhouse, a fence, and . woodpile, had been slightly scorched, was the fire extinguished and when the proper time came I listened to a well-deserved scolding. Eddie Reese, Seventh Grade. Waterville, Minn. With Aid From Another Town. One night at about 12 o'clock one of the stores caught fire. The firebell rang and the whistles blew for a long time. I did not think it was much of a fire at first. I could see the heavy smoke of the fire and some sparks also. Soon after I arose, dressed, and went outdoors. It was a cold night and "the wind was blowing to the northwest, in the direction in which I lived from the fire. I went up town and the streets were crowded with people. They were helping at the fire, carrying out goods. The delivery wagons were also aiding, taking the goods to places fchere the fire could not reach them. Thr fire burned until about 3 o'clock in the morning. It would not have beea put out as soon as it was had not another fire df partment come from a town near by. Mamie Guth, Seventh Grade. Staples, Minn. "And-.Double Time Marched They." One morning when I arose I noticed it was dark and cloudy. I dislike going to school on a cloudy day, and as I had a slight headache I told mama I did not want to go. She said I would forget all about my headache after I had been at school awhile. That morning I was late to school and expected I would have to stay in at recess. After a while I thought I smelled smoke and *\old the teacher so. She looked out and found the hall floor afire. Some of the pupils were sent to tell the rest of the teachers teachers about it. The teacher commanded us to take our seats and march out, first one room and then another, until all were out. All of the scholars were saved, but the schoolhouse was burned to the ground. We went to school in a small building near by until another one was built. The fire was supposed to have been started by some one stepping on a match in the hall. We were always careful careful after that not to bring matches to school. That day I did not have to stay in at recess for being late. Ruth Rothlisberger, Sixth Grade. Bellingham, Minn. t? A How of PuSing, Sooty Victors. One day last summer we were watching a game of ball on the school grounds. No one noticed what one of the smaller boys was doing until he had a little fire started in the long, dry grass. It spread quickly, and naturally we were very much frightened for there was a strong breeze blowing toward the school building. It was a very excited crowd for a few minutes some of us tried to stamp it out, but failing in that, one of the cooler ones snatched an old coat from the ground and ran to the pump. He soaked it in the water in the old tub, then ran back and began beating the fire with it. We all followed his example. Some very good coats were spoiled, but in about twenty minutes a row of blackened, puffing boys sat on the sidewalk congratulating congratulating themselves, for although they were tired, they were victorious. victorious. Some of the fighters of fire had no "eye-winkers" left and there was an odor of burned hair in the air. Hill Campbell, " A Eighth Grade. . Mantorville, Minn. 6 Too Harriet! to Heed. One day last summer, a little after 6 o'clock in the afternoon, I heard the firebell ring. I went to look for my cap, as I knew there was a fire. When I found my cap I went down stairs and up the hill in such a hurry that I did not ask anybody where the fire was, and so I went the wrong way. But I soon found where it was and went to it.- When I arrived many people had already gathered. Some even did not stop to put on their hats or caps. After awhile they had the hose pouring water on the building, but as there was not much water in the stand-pipe it did not come very fast. The man who owned the barn had bought a load of hay and stored it in the barn just before it burned. The cow was standing tied to the fence. Soon the barn fell in and then I returned home. A Sixth Grade, Howard Dressel, Union School. Le Sueur, Minn. ? **A Thickening Smoke Arose." It was cold Sunday and some people were at church and some were seated around the home fire. Papa was outdoors getting getting a pail of water, and mama was in the bedroom. As I was going through the dining-room 4 noticed that smoke was coming up through the floor. I told mama, and she said that she thought she had smelled smoke. She looked in the dining-room, 'then she ran outdoors and told papa. Papa went down stairs into the furnace room and found it all ablaze. He came running up the stairs and said, "The house is on fire!" Then mama told us girls to run over to our neighbor's house and tell them about the fire. When we arrived we told Mr. and^ Mrs. T, They ran over to our muse and asked mania if we could not put the fire out. Mama said "No,' "because the fire had gone up between the walls, and the roof would burn first. I* Papa ent my brother to the church to tell the people about it, but a little boy reached the church first and told them that there was a fire, but he did not say where it was. The people

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  1. The Minneapolis Journal,
  2. 22 Feb 1902, Sat,
  3. Page 28

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