Issue 16 and Volume 1887 1.

WHAT OTHERS SAY. LESSONS FROM THE ROSE STREET FIRE. IN the same spirit as prompted the “Lessons from the Temple fire,” and “Lessons from the Murray street fire,”* I offer some suggestions called forth by the fire in Rose street on March 5; quoting one of the New York dailies for a text, and making running commentaries thereon. “As the employees of The New York Weekly, at No. 29 Rose street, were about stopping work yesterday afternoon, they noticed a strong smell of burning wood. The fireman rushed to the elevator shaft and discovered flames mounting to the upper floors.” How long will it be before these flues, the elevator shafts, are kept closed at each floor, except at the moment of passage of the elevator car? In many instances they are sheeted with oiled wood ; and in one in Frankfort street, with heavy paper merely tacked on to…

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