Issue 1 and Volume 3.

WHAT THEY SAY. [The JOURNAL does not hold itself responsible for the ideas, opinions or prejudices expressed by its correspondents. Our policy is to give every one fair play, and our desire is to place on record the experience of practical Firemen in the management of fires, fire apparatus, and all that pertains to the Fire Service. To this end, we permit the greatest latitude of expression to correspondents, simply requiring them to avoid personalities, and expecting them to state facts.] LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. OAKLAND, CAL. OAKLAND, December 17.—Bearing in mind the injunction of the “late lamented” and worthy Horace Greeley, I ‘‘came West” a few days ago to view this land of promise and sunny skies. Missionaries are sent to many strange lands, and thus I find myself in this (to Eastern people) far-off land* The weather is clear, cool and bright, with some slight frosts occasionally at…

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