Issue 6 and Volume 9.

CITY & VICINITY NEW YORK DEPARTMENT. NOTES OF MEN AND THINGS. Puck’s cartoon on “Construction and Combustion” is no more creditable to the imagination of its designer than it is complimentary to the Firemen of the New York Department. The new Tender for Engine Company No. 48 has been placed m service. It is very strong, light and handsome, weighs only 1700 pounds, and carries 1500 feet of Fabric Hose. It was built by the Leverich Fire Apparatus Works. If some of New York’s critical daily papers would take occasion to reprint a few of the suggestions of Chief Bates regarding unsafe buildings and liabilities to fire it would be seen that wisdom and forethought exist in other departments besides editorial rooms. At a meeting of the Fire Commissioners on Wednesday, Foreman Robert Williams of Hook and Ladder No. 4, was charged wi’h allowing the apparatus to be driven over…

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