Precautions Against Fire

Cannot be too closely attended to. The store house, or cellar for

keeping whiskey in, ought to be some distance from the distillery, and

the liquor deposited, and all work necessary in it done by day, to avoid

all possible danger arising from candles or lamps, from which many

serious calamities have occurred. Suppose the cellar or place of deposit

to be entered at night by a person carrying a lamp or candle, and a

leaking cask takes his attention, in correcting the leak, he may set his

lamp on the ground covered with whiskey, or he may drop by chance one

drop of burning oil on a small stream of whiskey, which will communicate

like gun powder, and may cause an explosion, which may in all likelihood

destroy the stock on hand, the house, and the life of the

individual.--On this subject it is not necessary I should say much, as

every individual employed about a distillery must have some knowledge of

the value of life and property.