Leadership

A PRIVATE FIRE BRIGADE IN NEWARK.

Issue 22 and Volume 29.

A PRIVATE FIRE BRIGADE IN NEWARK. (From our own correspondent.) Among the thousands of stores and business houses in Newark, N. J., there are probably none that feel as secure from loss by fire as does the large dry-goods firm of L. S. Plant & Co. This business house, commonly known as the “Bee Hive,” occupies all of the series of four-story brick and stone structures on Broad street, in the very heart of the business district, at the corner of Cedar street and running along Broad street to the line of the Morris canal. The plant of this firm has a frontage of about, 137 feet,and runs back a depth of from 125 feet to 312 feet more or less. The firm does a general dry goods trade and gives employment to some 600 men and women. Previous to 1893 the proprietors conceived the idea of the better protection…

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