Issue 23 and Volume 1881 7.

RANDOM SPARKS —Newark, N. J., will send a large delegation of Firemen to the Reading, Pa., Convention. —Lake View, near Chicago, was visited by a thirty-thousand dollar fire last Saturday evening. Insurance light. —Breckenridge, Col., will be the scene of some spirited races on July 4, in which all the fleet-footed Firemen of the various companies will participate. —A marble tablet is to be placed on the new building about to be erected at the spot where Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over the lamp which started the Chicago fire. —Fires in the United States and Canadas in the first quarter of 1881 have consumed over $20,000,000 worth of property, and drawn nearly $13,000,000 from the insurance companies. —A Fire Engine will shortly be placed in the north end of the Exposition Building, at Chicago. This is a portion of the city particularly exposed, and Chief Ssvenie has long seen the…

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