Issue 25 and Volume 19.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING WHEN a royal visit was recently being paid to Brighton, Eng., fire escapes manned by firemen formed triumphal arches. One of these gave way under the overweight, many of the men being seriously injured. These fire escapes are built strongly enough for all practical purposes but are never meant to bear such an extraordinary weight as was then put upon them. Their use is to help in saving life or in assisting the work of the firemen, and they should neither be expected to serve as mere ornamental arches, nor should the firemen be called upon to do the work of soldiers in forming a guard of honor. FIRES in livery and other stables are becoming all too common of late. In New York city several instances have recently occurred, in some of which there has been loss of human life and also of valuable horses.…

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