Chicago's 1871 fire, started by a cow, burned up $200,000,000 worth of property and many a cigaret smoker. Last week another great Chicago fire, started by a cigaret smoker, burned up $8,000,000 worth of property and many a cow.

Shortly after 4 p. m., the great hay barn of the Union Stock Yards & Transit Co. was touched off, authorities believe, by a cigaret butt flicked from careless fingers. The hay acted as a blow torch on the surrounding tinder-like constructions of sprawling Packingtown, the vast stockyards area on Chicago's Southwest Side. Almost...

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