Issue 19 and Volume 1881 7.

WHAT THEY SAY. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. [THE JOURNAL does not hold itself responsible for the ideas, opinions or pre_____udices expressed by its correspondents. Our policy is to give every one fair play, and our desire is to place on record the experience of practical Firemen in the management of fires, fire apparatusand all that pertains to the Fire Service. To this end, we permit the greatest atitude of expiession to correspondents, simply requiring them to avoid personalities, and expecting them to state facts.] SELMA, ALA. SELMA, May 1.—Since my last, alarms have been numerous with but slight losses, principally runs and but little fire. The most exciting alarm the city has ever had, occurred about the middle of the month. The Dallas Academy, a large two-story frame building, in which there were about five hundred pupils, was discovered to be on fire in the roof. Professor Woodward went into…

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