Issue 21 and Volume 39.

PIANO FACTORY BURNED. About 5.30 p. m. on May 15 the six-story piano factory of Jacob Doll & Sons, at No. 402 to 412 East Thirtieth street, the three-story building next to it, at Thirtieth street and First avenue, Manhattan, New York, occupied by John H. Carl, sash and door factory, and the Doll company’s planing mills, were destroyed by fire, the loss being about $250,000. As usual, Chief Croker was bitter in his criticism of the police and the low water pressure. He declared that the failure of the water supply had increased the loss to a point far beyond what it should have been, and predicted that, unless something was done to correct this deficiency. there would be a great fire some time in that section. He said the pipes were too old and worn out to withstand a pressure of more than nine pounds, and that, in…

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