The Story of the Great Fire in St. John, N.B.: June 20th, 1877

Belford Bros., 1877 - 273 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 63 - This world is the best that we live in, To lend, or to spend, or to give in ; But to beg, or to borrow, or get a man's own, 'Tis the very worst world, sir, that ever was known.
Σελίδα 15 - McLaughlin's boiler shop was in flames and all efforts of the firemen to put out the fire were checkmated at every turn by the fierce north-west wind which was blowing a perfect gale. In a few minutes the fire spread with alarming rapidity, and houses went down as if a mine of powder had exploded and razed them. The wind lifted from the roofs immense brands and sparks, and by three o'clock the city was in flames at a dozen points. Lower Cove was on fire, and the dryness of the houses rendered them...
Σελίδα 47 - ... washstands, decked with white marble slabs. In the hall, there is a solid elevator, which is worked by a small boy who stands inside ; it takes up boarders to the fifth 0 " The ' Victoria,' that grand hotel which was St< John to every traveller that came here, was opened for business, July, 1871, under the following board of Directors : Otis Small, Esq., President ; John Magee, A. Chipman, — Smith, John McMillan and William F. Harrison, Esq. Like dozens of other public edifices it was destroyed...
Σελίδα 120 - It is well that it should be so. It is well that every parent should sing, — " A babe in a house is a well-spring of pleasure." It is well that there is something to stir the heart-fountain to its very depths ; it is needful. It was kind in Him who " knew what human hearts would prove," to make the provision which was demanded.
Σελίδα 68 - Thomas Millidge, Robert W. Crookshank, Zalmon Wheeler, Robert Parker, William B. Kinnear, Richard Sands, Lauchlan Donaldson, Charles Simonds, James T.
Σελίδα 17 - Sept., 1816, of the era of Masonry 5816, and the reign of George the Third, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in the mayoralty of John Robinson, Esq., by Thomas Wetmore, Esq., HM Attorney-General of NB, as Grand Master, substitute of John Pike, Esq,. Grand Master of the Society of Masons, Nova Scotia, and the jurisdiction thereof.
Σελίδα 69 - Hill. The water was first brought through the pipes to the city in October, 1838. The supply passed through a very limited number of pipes, and the inhabitants, up to 1850, could only get water two hours each morning. The company, from its first organization, suffered the pangs of financial troubles. The stock had met with many takers, who subscribed readily, but when called on for their payments failed to respond.
Σελίδα v - It was more calamitous in its character than the terrible conflagration which plunged portions of Chicago into ruin, and laid waste the great business houses of Boston a few years ago. In a relative sense, the St. John fire was a greater calamity, and its people for a time suffered sterner hardships. The fire in the large American cities was confined to a certain locality, but in St.
Σελίδα 71 - The first step taken by the commission was the improvement of the works. The dam at Little River reservoir was built higher and stronger, and during the progress of operations on it, it burst twice, and Gilbert Murdoch, Esq., the chief engineer, narrowly escaped drowning on one of these occasions. A twenty-four inch main was laid from the reservoir...
Σελίδα 70 - Act was passed to allow the company to transfer their property and works to the City Corporation and Sessions. This step was deemed prudential for many reasons, the chief of which was the great difficulty the company experienced in running the water and sewerage systems separately. The conveyance was made. The Act authorized the Commissioners to issue debentures, bearing six per cent, interest, payable halfyearly, and redeemable at periods not exceeding forty years from their date.

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