Issue 3 and Volume 1893 14.

DEATH BY FLAMES. A Horrible Fire in Chicago that Burns up Many Firemen. The Story of the Only Man who Escaped. (From Our Regular Correspondent.) Not in many years has the fire service of this country suffered from the treacherous work of the flames as on Monday afternoon in a miserable fire trap in Jackson park, Chicago. While not part of the World’s Fair property, the building, which was used for cold storage and pleasure, was on the Exposition grounds and part of the outside show. The fire was discovered about 2 o’clock in the tower surmounting the building, which was of the usual World’s Fair style and character of architecture, its frame being of wood, with a covering of staff. All the meats and vegetables used in the restaurants on the grounds were placed in it, and the structure therefore was necessarily very large, being 160×251 feet. Surmounting it…

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