Issue 19 and Volume 1881 7.

FIRES IN OUR THEATRES. MISCELLANY Mr. James Harrison contributes the following to The Sanitary Engineer: “We are once more reminded by the fire at the Union Square Theatre, the evening of the 2nd inst., of the possible dangers that menace the crowded audiences in the several churches, halls and theatres of our city. While we admire the coolness and judgment displayed by the employes of the building during the time of the fire above mentioned, and are thankful that no lives were lost, we cannot but recall the many and fearful lessons of the past Experience teaches us, that, notwithstanding the possible loss of life, crowds will gather in our public buildings. A favorite preacher or lecturer, or a Sarah Bernhardt will pack a building with an audience at any time. Curiosity will be gratified at all hazards ; a power, therefore, shoul I rest somewhere that would insist upon…

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