Issue 14 and Volume 45.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING Philadelphia has set a good example to other cities in the way of at least keeping down to the minimum the nuisance and danger arising from the moving-picture show. First it notified the proprietors of all these exhibitions to make their show-places safe, especially with regard to their electrical installations, and to afford every facility for speedy exit in case of necessity by keeping their aisles and means of egress clear of standing spectators. The orders so given seem to have been obeyed in most cases. In some time seems to have been given to effect the desired alterations. In the case of two smaller shows, however, their licenses have been promptly revoked. There should have been no discrimination. There was no necessity for such revocation, nor should any of those not conforming with the law have been licensed either in the beginning or in the…

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