Pine and William Sts.

Pine & William Sts.

Fire engines sirened their way up to the Kuhn, Loeb building at Pine and William Streets, Manhattan, last week. People went running. There was a fire in the building basement. Firemen on trucks swore at the pedestrians. The smoke was very thick. It smelled catastrophic. Firemen on foot, carrying extinguishers elbowed† passage through the crowds. Policemen were angry. Gum-chewers gaped. There were at least 15,000 Wall Street clerks there, crowded so thickly that they forced Kuhn, Loeb & Co.'s employes to...

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