Leadership

TOO MUCH PROTECTION.

Issue 3 and Volume 1.

TOO MUCH PROTECTION. It seems there is such a thing as having too much protection against fire, There were two fires in this city last week, among the dry goods houses, in both of which the losses were greatly aggravated by the very means adopted to protect the establishments from the danger of fire. When the Firemen arrived on the ground, they found in each instance a fire raging within the building, and also that every door and window was securely barricaded with iron shutters. These were securely fastened from the inside, and for a long time defied the efforts of the Firemen to open them. Fully half an hour was consumed in one instance. Meantime the flames were playing sad havoc with the interior of the building, and gained such headway as to complete the destruction of the building and stock. Iron shutters and doors are, undoubtedly, good things…

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