Issue 19 and Volume 64.

THE CRIME OF ARSON. Just at this time, when fires caused by the hand of the incendiary have never been more frequent, and have never played so important and vexing a part in the problems that confront the fire marshal, the chief, and all those directly responsible to the people for the safety of buildings and merchandise of almost inestimable value, the paper, published on another page of this issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING, by John G. Gamber, is particularly pertinent. Mr. Gamber, who is state fire marshal of Illinois, and who was chosen to succeed himself as secretary of the State Fire Marshals’ Association of North America, at its recent convention, is well qualified to speak authoritatively on his chosen subject. As Mr. Gamber so forcibly expresses it, “with the possible exceptions of murder and treason, it is the unquestioned fact that arson is a crime of the…

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