Leadership

THE STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES.

Issue 17 and Volume 29.

THE STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES. A mix to restrict the storage of explosives and combustibles in this city and to regulate the amount of combustibles that may be kept in any one establishment passed the State legislature last session, and is now in the hands of Mayor Van Wyck for consideration us to whether he will veto or sign it. On Wednesday a public hearing was afforded its supporters and opponents (if any there were) before the mayor, at which those in favor of its passing into law had it all their own way. Inspector Murray, of the city’s bureau of combustibles, held a brief for the measure, and explained its clauses at some length. He proved the necessity for the passage of the bill, and adverted to the many fatal and destructive explosions which had taken place in New York, especially that in the Tarrant building on Warren and Greenwich…

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