Issue 1 and Volume 3.

PAYING THE PENALTY. In THE JOURNAL of March 16, of last year, there was an editorial article commenting in severe terms upon the action of the tax-payers of East Orange, N. J. Just previous to that time there had been a serious fire at that place, and the citizens had appointed a committee to see what fire apparatus would be suitable for their use. That committee spent much time among the New York manufacturers, obtained bids from several for necessary apparatus, had them visit the town and recommend what was best, and kept them on the ragged edge of expectancy for several weeks. Finally, a meeting of tax-payers was called, when the Committee presented a report recommending the purchase of certain apparatus. There was a long and exciting discussion, when the report was voted down, and all the trouble taken by the Committee and the manufacturers went for naught. During…

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