Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow DID Kick Over Lantern

Issue 8 and Volume 77.

Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow DID Kick Over Lantern It has remained for Fire Chief C. E. Jenkins, of Bryan. Texas, who on June 8 next will round out forty years of service in his department, to confound the sceptics. He began his fire experience as a boy in 1873 by playing hand ball with the members of the Little Giant Engine Company, of the Chicago fire department. Chief Jenkins asserts positively that the story of the origin of Chicago’s great fire of 1871 through the kicking over of a lantern among some hay by the Widow O’Leary’s cow is absolutely true, and that he had this information direct from the firemen who fought the fire at its beginning. The officers of the Bryan fire department have just been reelected as follows: Chief, C. E. Jenkins; Assistant Chief, A. K. Brown, and secretary treasurer, T. G. Jenkins. The fire department recently received…

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