City Yearbook Volume 11

City Yearbook Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...I appointed Charles Ruckoldt, Thomas O'Brien and Wm. B. Catlin, as Inspectors, to fill the vacancies. Each of the above named were appointed by and with the consent of His Honor the Mayor. All of the Inspectors have discharged their duties with fidelity and care for the safety of the City from fire. A detailed statement of their operations will be found annexed hereto. FIRES. During the time covered by this report there have been one hundred and fifty-two fires; of which seventy-two were from bell alarms, and eighty were slight fires, put out without calling on the Fire Department. Of this total number twenty-five were of incendiary origin, and one hundred and twenty-eight from other causes, which may be classed as follows: --Fireworks, 8; matches, 12; chimnies, 12; gas meters, 3; kerosene oil, 10; candles, 3; naptha, 8; stoves, 17; furnaces, 5; miscellaneous, 62; destroying the following species of property: --Houses, 28; stores, 12; barns, 16; sheds, 13; clothing, 8; factories, ig; shingled roofs, 5; fireboards, 2; shavings, 2; hotels, 5; school houses, 1; churches, 1;'fences, 3; steamboats, 1; bridges, 1; smoke houses, 1; miscellaneous, 34. The losses from fires have been remarkably light, especially in a city composed so largely of wooden structures, and our citizens have reason to congratulate themselves on so fortunate a result; and I trust that the future will not be less fortunate for our citizens. The citizens, as well as the police, have been prompt to discover fires, and the Fire Department has been unusually prompt in putting them out. INCENDIARY FIRES. I have earnestly endeavored in every instance to learn the cause of every fire, and many of these, where the incidents at first would lead one to suppose that they were...
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677518X
  • 9781236775184