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Four Babies in One Day.

' AN ASTONISHING DOMESTIC EVENT IN A • TEXAS FAMILY. (Kansas " City Times.") The State of Texas which carries the palm for Democratic majorities, largo areas and other good things, varies the ] monotony of political off years by increas- i ing its population in the most unexpected and surprising ways. The little town of Ingersoll, thirteen miles west of Texar- ] kana, on the cotton-belt route, furnishes ■ a story which for years to come will surely be the cap sheaf. The story related. is a daisy- It refutes the general fcheoiy - that" the negro race is populating the .South so much more rapidly than the whites. . It also shows the great possibilities of the New South. Incidentally, it is a terrible warning to young men who • have -, married Texas widows. . On the morning of January 10, Mrs E. T. Page, of Ingersoll, gave birtlr to a girl baby of six pounds weight. This hap pened at nine o'clock. The father was much delighted with the little youngster. At 11.30 a companion girl arrived. The second edition weighed four and a half pounds. The father's joy' was doubled. Two girls had arrived to bless the home circle. At one o'clock another girl arrived. The third edition weighed four pounds.' The father, trembling and pale, remarkedl that he was much pleased. At 2.10 a fourth girl, weighing five pounds, arrived, to complete liie aniily. The father fainted. After recovering consciousness he. rushed to the telegraph office. Taking' the operator aside he whispered between his set teeth—"l can lick any man in Texas to-day." "What's the matter gasped the ■ astonished agent. "My wife has just presented me with, four girl babies." Without waiting to hear more, tho. station agent, who was a newly married man, escaped by a side door, and has not S yet returned. . • - On January 18, the happy father visited ' Texarkana, and took out to his home at , Ingersoll four cradles, a case of soothing ' syrup, half a dozen bottles of paregoric, Id dozen safety pins, eight nursing' bottles, . and a Jersey cow. The mother of the quartette of Texas babies is a slight plea-sant-faced woman weighing about 1251b. She was formerly a Miss Atwood, and is a native of Texas. About 15 years ago she married aMr Lumpton. After his death, four years ago,' she was married to Mr E. T. Page, of Ingersoll, Texas. Mr Page is a small man, weighing about one hundred and ten or one hundred and fifteen pounds. r In their three years of married life Mrs Page has twice presented her. husband with twins, going two better with the _ quartette of girls, making eight children in three years. The fond husband and happy father expresses a belief that there will be six or more the next time.

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Four Babies in One Day., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2434, 20 May 1890

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Four Babies in One Day. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2434, 20 May 1890

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