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Another Bulwer-Lyttonesque lede from the Minneapolis Morning Tribune:
Brothers Who Learn Cooking in
The Whittier School Cause
Panic in Home.
A meek and lowly pot of beans with their puritanical New England minds singly beat upon filling the cavernous stomachs of two hungry school boys on their return from the master’s rule of the morning, had a brainstorm, blew up, wrecked a gas stove and caused the fire department more trouble yesterday than if an equal quantity of nitro-glycerine had gone on a spree.