Literary Institute Burned.

Issue 12 and Volume 47.

Literary Institute Burned. The Hebrew Literary Institute, corner of Sibley and Lytle streets, Chicago, was badly damaged by fire last week. The building was four stories high and forty years old. It was built with brick outside walls and lath and plaster inside divisions and had no special fire prevention appliances. It was at 7:45 a. m. that the watchman discovered the fire, which started in the basement and ran quickly to the roof. When the telephone alarm was received the entire basement was involved, and soon the fire spread throughout the building. From the report furnished this journal by Samuel Varady, he says there were a number of persons in the building at the time, but some discipline was carried out by the ten people employed on the premises using the fire escapes, so that no life was lost. As in most cases of this kind, no cause was…

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