Issue 12 and Volume 1881 7.

RANDOM SPARKS Correspondents of THE JOURNAL will please bear in mind to write on one side of the paper only, and also to spell all words out in full, using no abbreviations. Violation of these rules will entitle the offender to a reprimand at “printers’ chapel.” A Fireman’s Relief Association has been organized at Beverly, Mass. Chicago wants a world’s fair. It should be content with a world’s fire. Engine Company No. 4, of Newark, N. J., has a new house, which is said to be as neat and as commodious as any in the State. The Montreal Fire Department discarded runners this week, and put its apparatus on wheels again. —Active operations were commenced, March 7, on the new Water-w’orks at Council Buffs, la. The American Construction Company are the builders, and the works are to be completed in one year. —The Ithaca, N. Y., Express is a first-class…

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