Leadership

NEW YORK FIRE GOSSIP.

Issue 13 and Volume 21.

NEW YORK FIRE GOSSIP. The fire at Grammar school No. 61 in Third avenue between One Hundred and Sixty-ninth and One Hundred and Seventieth streets, which so serioi sly damaged the building last week and also endangered the lives of 500 pupils and teachers who were inside at the time, turns out to have been the work of three boys, each under fourteen years of age, who hoped by burning the school to have an excuse for play. The boys, not ~ne of whom it will be noticed bears an American name, were Albert Smitt, aged twelve years, Giovanni Perina. aged eleven, and Frederick Boose, aged thirteen. They had been playing truant for four days and, after trying to excogitate some excuse to their parents, determined that their best policy was to “ burn the darn shanty down.” They fixed on a sort of garret in the old wing as…

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