ECHOES OF THE CHICAGO FIRE.

ECHOES OF THE CHICAGO FIRE.

Echoes of the great Chicago fire, though becoming fainter and less frequent, are still occasionally heard. The latest Is the death of Mrs. O’Leary, whose refractory but historic cow, by kicking over the kerosene lamp in her efforts to resist being milked, caused a blaze in which $190,000,000 went up in smoke—one of the costliest and the most widespread conflagrations the world ever knew. That ” milky mother ” will go down to posterity in tho record of the “Windy City” as long as the Western metropolis continues to exist; indeed, she bids fair to rival, even to eclipse the achievements of the “cow with the crumpled horn” in the “house that Jack built;” or those of her equally celebrated sister of nursery rhyme notoriety, who to the strains evoked by the cat from the fiddle, broke the record as a high leaper by “jumping over the moon.” And yet another echo of that same fire is beard in the death, last week, at Evanston, III., of Mr. Alexander Hesler, America’s greatest daguerrotypist, the friend of Longfellow, whose studio was burned in that awful conflagration.

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