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 - Lad bn. and -completely -completely luln those...
Lad bn. and -completely -completely luln those who bad already lost much. - . " Beglai ta Reballd. . ' .. . Immediately after the fire Mr. Palmer employed employed an army of workmen upon the ruins ot b la o wn bu I Id lngs. Ths hu? plies of debris melted as If by magic, and upon the cleared sdscs new structure-speedily structure-speedily structure-speedily arose, grander and more perfect than those that had been destroyed, and all constructed wita a view to prevent la tha future a repetition of the disaster disaster through which the city had Juat passed. The mercantile, credit; which, yeara- yeara- of bearable dealing bad founded aa upon a rack, and which aDBarentlv he dlaaeter bad not been able to effect, waa the baale of Mr. Palmer's operations In those days. Munareas of tons of building materials were promptly laid down whenever he requested.-, requested.-, requested.-, In ths prompt effort to rebuild Chicago, the makers of structural Iron In thia country, were immediately immediately overwhelmed with orders, prices weat up aad it was impassible to get Iron delivered. delivered. The fact that a very, heavy duty waa demanded on structural Iron Imported from foreign countries brought building to a standstill. Mr. Palmer waa made one of a rnmmittee Bent to Washington to secure from Congress legislation that would relieve the situation by remitting the duties on Iron and building material imported lor the rebuild ing of Chicago. - - ' --- --- --- Because of tne emergency, congress listened listened to the strong plea that waa made, and nassed a special bul permitting, for a lim ited time, building material to be Imported from abroad without payment of duties. All of the iron used by Mr. Palmer at this time was imported from Belgium, and in order to hasten the construction of his buildings, work was continued upon them by night aa well as by day, this being rendered possible by the use of artificial light then employed for ths first time la the history of building. Hi example waa a constant Inspiration to his less confident fellow sufferers, and. In connection with-that with-that with-that -a -a handful of other courageous business men, gradually evolved order out of chaos, and. Id time, caused what has bees regarded as a never to be forgotten

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 05 May 1902, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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