The Importance of the Fire Alarm Telegraph System.

Issue 3 and Volume 1895 16.

The Importance of the Fire Alarm Telegraph System. “A little fire is quickly trodden out. Which, being suffered, rivers cannot quench.” Shakespeare, Henry Vi, pt. 3. THIS quotation fromtheo Id English Bard, seems to furnish the proper text from which to outline my topic. The advantages secured by adopting the fire alarm telegraph, are that it furnishes to every propertyholder the means near at hand In case of fire, forgiving an instantaneous and definite alarm, thus saving thousands of dollars in property, and sometimes human life. It saves the first ten, twenty, or thirty minutes’ time after the discovery of a fire, which is inevitably lost where the ordinary means of sounding an alarm is relied upon. It is the cheapest insurance which propertv-holders can secure upon their buildings, and it is the only insurance which a city, in its corporate capacity, can place upon the property generally, from which…

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