Fatal Fire in Chicago.
While an employe of the Fish Furniture Company, Chicago, was filling some cigar lighters with gasoline, the inflammable liquid, in some way, became ignited and exploded, setting fire to everything in the vicinity. When The firemen, summoned by a girl employe, who ran two blocks to the nearest engine house, arrived, the upper floors were blazing fiercely and at the windows the terrified employes were to be seen, shrieking for aid. An awning over the entrance and an electric sign with its guy and teed wires, interfered with the firemen, in their work of raising ladders to the upper stories, and before they could reach them some of the people had jumped from the windows and others fell back into the flames, as the floors collapsed. For two and a half hours the firemen fought hard before they succeeded in subduing the flames to a sufficient extent to enable them to enter the building and search for the victims, i welve bodies were eventually recovered, the fifth and sixth floors had collapsed and fallen to the fourth, below which the damage was principally caused by water. The walls left standing were in a dangerous condition and will have to he razed.