NEW YORK’S BRAVE FIREMEN.
Gallant work was done by tbe firemen at a fivestory tenement house blaze at 754 First avenue,Manhattan-one of the fiercest of the kind the fire department ever had to handle. A Christmas tree in the rear of a restaurant on the first floor was the cause. The fire broke out at 1 o’clock a, m. The tenants of the house tried to escape by the stairs, but were driven back by the smoke. Rescues of two children were made by two citizens before the arrival of hook and ladder company No.2, whose men swarmed up the ladders,while those of engine company No 21. in charge of Lieut.Howe, held life nets under tlie windows Two or three people missed the nets in jumping from the windows. One baby was suffocated and at least ten persons were more or less seriously hurt.