Leadership

Danger from Fire at the Big Fair.

Issue 6 and Volume 1893 13.

Danger from Fire at the Big Fair. Within a comparatively short time there will be exhibits at Jackson Tark, Chicago, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and the question of providing for their safety is a most vital and important one. The buildings in the park are themselves worth several millions, and a fire of any dimensions would be a national calamity. There is a branch of the city fire department at the park, consisting of three steam engines, four chemical engines, a water tower, forty hose carts, a thousand hand fire extinguishers and a fire boat, with sixty-five firemen to man them, while the Columbian Guard, consisting of five hundred men, under command of Colonel Edmund Rice. U. S. A., is always at hand to assist in case of emergencies. There arc dangers, however, against which the firemen cannot guard, and one of these is the manner in which…

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