Fire Protection at the Capitol.
The state of New York is to expend about $50,000 in establishing a modern system of fire protection at the Albany capitol, making a repetition of the disastrous tire of last month practically impossible. State Architect Ware has completed plans for an elaborate system of piping. A loop of 8-inch wrought iron piping will extend around the four sides of the capitol in the basement and this will carry water at a given pressure, an engine and pump giiing the required force at all times, In 8 or 10 places on each floor there will be connecting pipes with valves so that hose may be attached in any part of the corridors and used at a moment’s notice, it being necessary only to turn the valve. The connecting pipes will be so arranged that the hose of the city fire department may also be attached to the interior pipes. The specifications also require a reel of 150 feet of hose for each floor. If am portion of the system is disabled a cut-off will be provided so that the remainder of the system may be utilized.