Issue 3 and Volume 58.

FIRE ALARM SYSTEM IN NEW YORK CITY. The action of the New York City Board of Estimate in allowing Fire Commissioner Adamson $879,588 in corporate stock for the completion of the new fire alarm system in the Borough of Manhattan, which had been urged by the commissioner, was so excellent an instance of municipal wisdom that it engenders the wish that similar action for the entire city had been provided for. Of course half a loaf is better than no bread, and the provision for the Borough of Manhattan is an improvement the importance and value of which is of the highest degree and precisely for that reason the desirability of such a similar improvement in the borough of Brooklyn and elewhere in the city is evident. The great city of New York should be equipped in regard to its fire alarm system with the very best that is adapted…

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