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.AEO a r t 3 r l iitl. n lOiOrea lOUlfl Sought Shelter In a Hall - way Saved Sleepers From Death. HE CARRIED CHILDREN FROM THE BUILDING Given Helping Hand By "Wish" Murray and Hubert Pontee "Perkins Lent Assistance. Lives were saved at an early morn ing fire which wrought destruction to the business block of the Empit ; Dry Goods company, owned by Goodman & Co., at 321 - 123 Penn avenue and brought much damage to the buildings on the north and south of it, because Louis Cole, a colored boy, whose home is wherever he hangs his hat, hung it last n;ght in tne hallway of the second floor of the Goodman block. He lay cuddh 1 up in the hallway sleeping the sleep of a tired tramper of the streets when the flames, crackling around him awakened him about 1 o'clock. He was half way down the stairs to the street when the thought came to him like a flash that here was his chance to repay the people in the house for their not chas.ng him into the alley to sleep. Turning, he dashed up the stairs and ! rushing trom door to door, 'awakened the inmates at 12.'!. Then he hurried ' tuck to the street with the occupants of the apartments after him, all of them in night attire. He sucked in j a breath or two of fresh air and uuj the stairs of 121 he shot as quick as .' his legs could carry him. He awakened the occupants there. Screams and cries on the third iloor warned him that help was needed back there in the work of rescue and he retraced his steps as he was bounding down the stairs. Grabbing up two young children of Mrs. Laura Williams, he t'oueht his way through the dense smoke and the! flameS tn thf Rtrncf Turn riyii I Jown in their luck, "Wish" MurraxK'? nd Hubert Pontee, who werc,ecf.l, )' in tne apartments oi a Chinese restaurant - keeper at 121, like the colored (Continued on I'use Mncl G

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  1. The Scranton Truth,
  2. 22 Mar 1910, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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