Issue 11 and Volume 4.

RANDOM SPARKS —Columbus, O., has good water works, and they are under the best of control. They were operated last year at a profit of over $20,000. —The new Hose Company ordered formed by the Council at Rochester, Minn., has been organized. It takes the place of Independent No. 3, disbanded. —The Common Council of Paterson, N. J., have voted to purchase another Steamer. A competitive test will be held and the winner will leave his Engine. —Oskaloosa, Ia., has given a contract calling for the construction of the Holly system of Water Works. Sixty thousand dollars is the amount to be paid the builders. —The Fire Department of Geneseo, N. Y., has arranged for its annual parade September 16. The Departments of Danville and Avon have been invited to participate. —Little George Dobble playfully set fire to a heap of brushwood close to a powder magazine at Marquette, Mich…

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