Leadership

CHICAGO LIFE SAVERS.

Issue 15 and Volume 18.

CHICAGO LIFE SAVERS. John Cruver, senior member of the firm of Cruver Bros., slept on the third floor of No. 35 Canal street, and when the building caught fire yesterday morning, awoke to find every means of escape cut off. He crawled out of one of the front windows on the third floor and squatted there, calling lustily for help. The quarters of Marshal Murphy are not far away from the building, and when he arrived there with Engine Company No. 17, Cruver’s cries were the first thing he heard, and the marshal and Captain Lynch both discovered the man in his perilous position. The flames were rolling out of the upper part of the window and smoke was pouring from the window below. Quick work was necessary to save his life. Truck Company No. 2, in charge of Lieutenant Pumphry, rolled up at this moment. There was no time…

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