4. EARTHQUAKES VERSUS THE CITY BUILDING ORDINANCE. TO THE EDITOR OP THE BTAR. Sir, — May I suggest that enquiry be made, and evidence taken, as to the amount of damage done to brick and stone buildings in the city by the earthquake, and to report thereon for public information, with an opinion thereon as to whether or not there is any injustice done, or probable additional danger to life, by enforcing the observance of the Building Ordinance. The report might also be accompanied with a recommendation in reference to the necessity of further legislation as to the thickness of Trails built of brick or stone; also, to limit the quantity of sand to be mixed with lime for mortar, and whether circular chimneys would not bear the movement of earthquakes better than if made square. Your obedient servant, E. B. BISHOP. June 7, 1869.
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Correspondence., Star, Issue 332, 7 June 1869
Correspondence. Star, Issue 332, 7 June 1869
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