Fire at 1125 Larabee St

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SAVES CHILDREN GRATIFIES WISH TO BE HEROIC For nearly sixty - one years " Tony " Eds had waited for thej opportunity to prove himself a hero - j to offer his ' Bf that others might live That was { the situation yesterday mbrningat precisely precisely 8 48 oclock At lit * Tony " was a hero But he lay unconscious With two children is Ms arms while his enfeebled lungs were trying desperately to rid them - elrei o smoke that threatened to naff out his life i It happened tike this [ Tony was smoking a pipe on the rear porch of his home Jat 1125 Lar - nbee street Through th railing and icnai the yard hp could see the two children of Dominick Scaletta playing loptner in the cottage wmna an hone They were Dominick aged 2 ud Uarle aged 3 Their parents had run to a nearby grocery store leav - tor them alone Of a sudden " Tony " saw a tongue of Same lick 1U way up a lace curtain It seemed but a instant until the Scaletta home was a mass of flames Tony laid aside his pipe and hobbled hobbled with frenzied hasta across the nrt and plunged Into the blazing build - tag la a room hidden under a bed the Scaletta children were found Drag - ttnfthtm forth Tony staggered to the cottage entrance where he collapsed Bert Capt Frank Doherty of fire patrol patrol No 8 and Capt Johi Beckman of track company No 8 - found him He u rMuscltated by a pulmotor The thCdrsa were unharmed -

Clipped from Chicago Tribune26 Aug 1918, MonPage 13

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois)26 Aug 1918, MonPage 13
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