An Easy Place For Firemen.
The city of Cartagena, in the Republic of Colombia. is one spot where the business of being a fireman is no great drain on the nervous system. If informants tell the truth, there have been two fire in Cartagena in the last seventy years, says The New York Sun. One man who now is growing old says his father remembers as a small boy when a house in the town was burned. That was an accident. The other fire, which happened recently, say about a dozen years ago. was believed to have been of incendiary origin. But these fires did not destroy the houses in which they happened, because the houses are built of stone. All that can burn is what is inside. This felicitous state of affairs is ascribed by some of the inhabitants to the influence of San Pedro Clavcr. a priest of Cartagena, a couple of hundred years hack, who within the last ten years was made a saint. Those who look at the city through other eyes get the idea that *hc absence of temporal fires is ascribable to the easy housekeeping of the natives.