Issue 12 and Volume 31.

AUXILIARY FIRE ALARMS. Their Excellent Work in New York and Other Places. (SPECIAL REPORTS TO FIRE AND WATER.) As the proposed revocation by Fire Commissioner Sturgis of the license granted to the Manhattan Fire Alarm company, which installs an auxiliary fire alarm system, has created no small sensation, FIRE AND WATER, being anxious to set the whole matter in its true light before the underwriters and public, has been at considerable trouble to obtain all the facts bearing upon the subject, so that a right estimate of the controversy may be formed. Particular attention is called to one phase of the question, which does not seem to have been thoroughly grasped by the public, and is certainly ignored by the daily press of the city—namely, that during the administration of Mayor Strong Fire Commissioners La Grange and Ford granted the Manhattan company permission to connect the auxiliary wires with the…

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