Boston Firemen Aid as Building Collapses

Issue 4 and Volume 78.

Boston Firemen Aid as Building Collapses The Boston fire department rendered valiant service on the occasion of the Pickwick Club disaster on Beach street at 3:30 a. m., July 4, when the 5 story brick building of which the club occupied the second floor collapsed, hurling nearly a hundred persons into an excavation and covering them with debris. Forty-three dead bodies were recovered from the ruins and a large number of people were taken out alive after hours of digging by the firemen who were summoned to the scene by a bell alarm. Special calls were also sent ottt to bring additional companies on the scene. Engines 7, 35, 10, and 22, Rescue Co. 1, and Ladders 17, 8, and 13 responded and the firemen worked amid the crumbling walls and overhanging beams dragging out survivors. Fire Commissioner Theodore A. Glynn and Chief Daniel b. Sennott directed the operations. Deputy…

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