Leadership

NINE DIE IN CHICAGO FIRES DURING HEAVY APRIL BLIZZARD

Issue 5 and Volume 91.

NINE DIE IN CHICAGO FIRES DURING HEAVY APRIL BLIZZARD Eight Men Killed by Flames in Cheap Rooming House, and One Girl Found Burned After Fire in Match Manufacturing Plant EIGHT men and a girl were killed by burns or suffocation as the result of two Chicago fires, that occurred within twelve hours during the blizzard of Wednesday, April 6. The men were killed, seven of them outright, when fire raced through a four-story, “two-bit-a-night flophouse,” the Center Hotel, at 1426 W. Madison Street, shortly after midnight and less than an hour after the start of what was to be the worst blizzard in years. The fire had evidently been raging some minutes before a man on the fourth floor raised a window and shouted to Joseph Monahan, a passing night watchman. As Monahan pulled the fire box at the corner, flames leaped from windows of the third and fourth floors.…

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