Issue 19 and Volume 1881 7.

TOPICS OF THE DAY AT the recent great fire in Paris, a Fireman named Havard fell into the burning building. The manner in which his body was recovered is thus told in a Paris paper. The poor fellow was knocked down and half buried. Water was at once thrown upon the surrounding debris to enable a man to approach him ; a brave fellow was soon to the front, but the coat and belt of the dying Fireman, which were one after the other clutched, gave way. Then an endeavor was made, but in vain, to remove the surrounding debris. A sergeant was equal to the occasion ; he descended with two men to the room below’ and, piling one table upon another, reached the ceiling. One man played w’afer upon the ceiling, while the two others broke it in to receive, in their arms, amidst clouds of dust, smoke,…

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