Issue 9 and Volume 30.

FIGHTING NEW YORK’S FIRE COMMISSIONER. Henry Corn, who owns a twelve-story building at 508 Broadway, Manhattan, New York, was recently notified by Commissioner John J. Scannell what he would have to do in order to comply with the law regarding the providing of means for the protection of the building against fires—namely, that the building be fitted out with hose, buckets, fire extinguishers, etc. The order also mentions a three-inch standpipe from cellar to top, with a two-way, three-inch standard fire department Siamese connection with valves and a two-and-a-half-inch outlet, aud also a passenger elevator, which shall be ready for use by the fire department at all hours of the day or night, iucluding Sundays and holidays. Mr. Corn thinks that Commissioner Scannell has exceeded his authority in demanding that an elevator be kept running day and night, and has brought the matter before Judge Moore in the Third Municipal…

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