Issue 17 and Volume 35.

FIRE IN THE NEW YORK SUBWAY. About two weeks ago, while some telephone repairmen were working upon some of the wires in the rapid transit subway at Fulton street and Broadway, Manhattan, New York, one set fire to the paraffin which he was pouring on them. The dense smoke drove the men out of the subway, while the flames communicated to the burlap which surrounded the cables, whose lead sheathing was at once melted, and the insulation of the wires within it destroyed. Under no other conditions could such an accident have occurred. Just at that point the excavation is covered by heavy wood planking supported on columns. There are iron pipes in which telephone and other wires are carried along the roof of this tunnel, the. wires being in cables and protected by the lead sheathing already mentioned. The brick and concrete manhole at Fulton street had been removed,…

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