A FIRE HEROINE.
The city of San Francisco has a real heroine in its midst in the person of Winnie Deable,who was a waitress in the Union hotel, which was recently burned in that city. One man was burned to death,and his fate would have been shared by others had it not been for the bravery displayed by this girl. At the time of the discovery of the fire there were forty persons asleep in the building, and that many lives were in danger was not discovered until the flames in the upper part of the rear of the building were rapidly making their way downwards. The guests were then rushing about the halls, pnnicstrickcn and half suffocated by the smoke. Then the girl Winnie Deable called upon them to follow her through a smoke-filled passage to the open air. When these were in safety,she went back into the hotel and found that William Rogers was lying insensible on s ome planks piled in the little closed alley beside the building. It seemed as if the man were beyond rescue, there being no apparent way to reach him. A policeman shouted for some one to guide him to where Rogers lay. Miss Deable took the lead, and through heat and smoke that tested the courage of those who followed, she went unfalteringly until Rogers was reached and rescued. He had jumped from an upper window, but fell as he struck the planking,and was rendered unconscious He was carried out and taken to the hospital, where it was found that his principal injury, a sprained back, was not serious. Her work done, Miss Deable slipped away and went to the house of a friend. She did not seem to think that she had done anything out of the ordinary. The heroine, who is of attractive appearance, is twenty-five years of age, and for several years has supported herself from her earnings as a waitress.