Issue 1 and Volume 36.

THE RECENT HOLOCAUST. To FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING: The civilised world imagined that no greater horror could be chronicled than the theatre fire at Chicago. It was considered that such an occurence was almost beyond possibility in one of the largest cities in the world. Today we read of another fire, in which hundreds of women and children lost their lives on a burning steamboat. The people from one end of the continent to the other deplore those sad occurrences, and pray that we may never again hear of such fatal accidents. On that beautiful June morning, when the large gathering of happy families started on that disastrous journey, no thought was entertained of the dangers attending a short trip on one of your excursion steamers. In a few moments, after the alarm of fire was given, the passengers became panicstricken. and the result is too well known. Hundreds of…

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