Issue 2 and Volume 39.

PROTECTION AGAINST FIRE LOSS. The insurance papers enumerate the following points as necessarily to be observed if the annual fire loss is to be materially lessened: Buildings must be made incombustible in all their parts— walls, partitions, floors, ceilings, and roofs; doors and windows must be protected to prevent the Spreading of fire from one room to another, from one floor to another, and from one building to another; incombustible finish and incombustible fittings must be used; incombustible furniture must be used, especially filing cases to protect valuable public and private papers from destruction; approved lighting, heating and power systems must be used; private appliances for detecting and for extinguishing fires must become general; adequate public fire protection and water supply must be provided and maintained, according to the needs of growing cities and towns; incendiarism must be punished everywhere. Defective electric wiring caused a $30,000 fire on the premises…

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