Issue 19 and Volume 3.

MISCELLANY REPORTS OF CHIEF ENGINEERS. Chief Engineer Miles Trout, has presented to the Common Council of that city, the First Annual Report of the Elmira Paid Fire Department. The report embraces the nine months from May 1, 1878, to January 31, 1879. In that time Elmira had forty-four fire alarms, seventeen of which were either false or calls to fires where the loss sustained was less than five dollars. The principal fire was that of June 7th, in the foundry of Reid & Cooper. The hose of the Department was at the time in a very poor condition, bursting freely, and causing the Firemen much delay. Since that time 2000 feet of new leather hose has been purchased, and has proved of much service and value to the Department. The Engines are all in good condition. The old Hose Cart, however, which has been in service for twenty-three years, is…

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