Issue 1 and Volume 48.

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT KANSAS CITY Recently a serious fire broke out in the Halsell building. Kansas City, Mo., and destroyed property valued at $200,000. The building was located in the wholesale business district, and occupied a space of 100×120 feet. It was a 5-story structure, built of wood and stone and five years old. It was such a building as fire delights to revel in, especially when filled with such inflammable materials as this particular one was. From the special report furnished this journal by Chief Engineer J. C. Egner, the building was an ordinary warehouse containing a large quantity of goods on each of the five floors. The occupants were engaged in the publishing business, wholesale cigar manufacturing, and hats, caps and gloves. There was no special attempt made at fireproofing or fire protection, as no partition walls were used on the long floors. The fire, which was discovered…

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