Our Western Letter.

Issue 11 and Volume 1894 15.

Our Western Letter. Chicago Office of FIRE AND WATER, 202-206 La Salle, Street. March 8, 1894. W. S. Reed & Co., the engineers of the new waterworks plant, intended for Kenosha, Wis., are of Chicago, and not Kenosha, as announced in the last issue. The youth, Michael Murphy, arrested on suspicion of being a World’s Fair fire-bug, seems to be a mere victim of circumstances, if not a hoped-for scape-goat in the premises. So far the evidence doesn’t pan out, except to expose him as a callous youth, with a hankering to be the first to give the alarm, which he has succeeded in doing at several of the recent mysterious blazes in the crumbling hulks that loom up as eve-sores in Jackson Park. Without friends or influence he might serve as an example of the vigilance of the park guards. Like a wounded snake, the Coughlin-Cronin murder case, has…

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