Aid from “Tic-Tac-Toe”

Issue 4 and Volume 107.

Aid from “Tic-Tac-Toe” A battered man shuffled into the quarters of Ladder 2 on W. Washington street, not far from skid row, Chicago. He handed to Lt. John Howe a cigar box which had been sealed with paper and had a slot cut through the top. On it was lettered “Contributions for the family of Bob Jordon killed in tragedy.” Jordon, a member of Ladder 2, died December 17th in a fire which destroyed the Reliance Hotel, claiming the lives of four other fireman and a resident. Marshal Robert J. Quinn, who was standing near Howe, asked “Who shall we say its from?” “Just say it’s from Tic-Tac-Toe?” the visitor replied. The coins and a number of grimy dollar bills added up to $33.00. Thanks GEORGE WARREN

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