Issue 5 and Volume 3.

MISCELLANY. THE NEW ORLEANS DEPARTMENT. Chief O’Connor, of the New Orleans Fire Department, reports that within the last year there have been but 140 fires in that city. The total loss by fire amounts to $340,000. In regard to the yellow fever scourge, the Chief says: ” It is needless to describe the trying ordeal through which the Association has passed during the past year, and I propose to record only that for the first time in its history it has been compelled to appeal to Departments abroad for aid to enable it to discharge its obligation towards its widows and orphans. The generous responses of our brethren abroad are registered, and will be preserved in our archives while the Department endures. Its whole duty has been performed, and, but for the inability of the city to meet its obligations under the fire contract, no foreign aid would have been…

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