FIRE AND WATER AT ALBANY.
In the assembly, Mr. Egan has introduced a bill compelling hotels and tenement houses to have a system of approved automatic sprinklers, as a greater security against fire.
In the senate, Mr. Ellsworth has introduced a bill ncorporating the Lockport & New Fane Power and Water Supply company, with a capital of $500,000, to develop and employ hydraulic and electrical power and supply it to those who live in Niagara county. Those named as incorporators are: Williard T. Ransom, Henry I. Pierce, John A. Merritt, and Harry L. Ransom.
Assemblyman Conger has introduced a bill appropriating $10,000 annually to establish and maintain a biological station.
Senator Wilcox has introduced a bill amending the law requiring fire escapes, by prohibiting the use of drop ladders, and requiring either folding iron stairs or drop iron stairs to connect the balconies on the outside of the floor; also requiring such fire escapes on all boarding or lodging bouses, as well as hotels.