Issue 16 and Volume 39.

AMONG THE FIRE ENGINEERS Specially reported for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. The faulty condition of the fire alarm system and water supply at NEW ORLEANS, LA., is emphasised by the following information regarding a recent fire there, just received by the committee of twenty of the National Board of Fire Underwriters: “We recently sustained loss on the wholesale grocery stock at Nos. 418-422 South Peter street, between Gravier and Poydras. With the report of adjustment, we have received the following statement: ‘We beg leave to call your attention to the fact that the watchman next door said that he saw smoke coming from the direction of the Feibleman building probably twenty or twenty-five minutes before the alarm. Why this delay we cannot answer. It is pretty well established that the pipes and plugs were so choked with mud that it was impossible for the engines to accomplish anything for quite…

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