Leadership

FAULTY CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS AND LOSS OF LIFE AT FIRES.

Issue 23 and Volume 25.

FAULTY CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS AND LOSS OF LIFE AT FIRES. Instead of naming the subject upon which you have kindly invited me to speak, I want to send your thoughts backwards to the meeting at Atlanta, Ga., and to the topic assigned to Chief Baxter: “Answer the following questions, and state the remedy: First.—Is the terrible and frequent loss of brave men attributable to the faulty construction of buildings?” It was fully talked about at the time; yet no other subject can appeal more earnestly to your hearts and heads—for the burden of the prayers of all who are near and dear to you go forth daily to the God and Father of us all, and breathe the hope that you yourselves, in your life’s daily work—a mission inspired by love for the good of others—should be spared from the manifold dangers that surround you, in this working for the…

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