Leadership

RAISING FUND FOR CHIEF HERRING; LOST EVERYTHING IN CYCLONE

Issue 15 and Volume 77.

RAISING FUND FOR CHIEF HERRING; LOST EVERYTHING IN CYCLONE Fireman of Murphysboro Lost All in Terrific Storm—Appeals Made to Brother Fire-Fighters to Relieve Distress THE tornado which wrought such havoc on March 18 last in southern Illinois and left death and distress in its wake in many towns numbered among its victims Chief Albert Herring and the members of the Murphysboro fire department. Chief Herring was particularly hard hit, as he had recently remodeled his home, the ruins of which are shown in the illustration herewith, with the chief standing disconsolately before the twisted remains of his house. The dwelling, which cost $7,500, will be a total loss, as Chief Herring carried no tornado insurance. Two movements have been started to relieve the distress of the firemen of Murphysboro who were sufferers by this terrible catastrophe. One of these appeals is made by Chief John McNarrey, of the Kansas City,…

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