Issue 8 and Volume 35.

NOTES FROM NEW JERSEY The Newark Board of Trade has taken up the question of a high-pressure fire service for the city. The plan proposed is to run a large main down from the South Orange avenue reservoir, down South Orange avenue, Springfield avenue, and Market street, with branches running north and south on Broad street for several thousand feet. Six plug special hydrants are to be attached every 300 feet to these mains, to be used for fire purposes only. It is thought that the pressure will be sufficient to throw a stream of water over every building in the city, with the possible exception of the eleven-story Prudential Insurance company’s four buildings. Its estimated cost will be about $100,000 to install. It is thought thh larger buildings along the lines will pay for the privilege of heavier pressure for their own uses. The Prudential Insurance company has signified…

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