Issue 12 and Volume 4.

RANDOM SPARKS —Watertown, Mass, has finally decided, by a majority vote, to have water works. —A correspondent of a Chicago daily nominated Ex-Chief Benner for County Treasurer. —The water works at Minneapolis, Minn., pumped $52,578,550 gallons of water during August. —The St. Joseph, Nevada, Common Council have let the contract for the building of city water works. —On August 20, married at Blackhawk, Colorado, Gus Rholint of the Blackhawk Fire and Hose Company and Miss Johanna Rudolphe. —The city of Polo, Ill., has a wise and liberal city council. They took a liberal fit a while ago, and appropriated $113 to buy a HOOK and Ladder Truck. —The greatest number of alarms answered by any one Engine of the Boston Fire Department the past year was 157; the lowest 9. The Fire-boat responded to 91 alarms. —One member of the Indianapolis, Ind., Fire Board suggests that the city cut off…

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