Issue 10 and Volume 9.

CITY & VICINITY NOTES OF MEN AND THINGS. NEW YORK DEPARTMENT. According to the annual report of Fire Marshal Sheldon, there were 1785 fires in New York in 1881, of which 1276 did Jess than $100 damage and 300 less than $1000 damage. The five largest fires destroyed respectively $150,000, $200,000, $300,000, $1,250,000, and $2,500,000 worth of property, The total loss by fire was $5,820,259. The insurance was $20,000,000. While there were but two more fires than in 1880, the aggregate loss was $2,701,704 more. More than 400 of last year’s fires were due to carelessness. Four fires were caused by the explosion of bombs on the stage of the Academy of Music. The most unique cause of fire WHS when a thief fired the house he was robbing with the lighted candle with which he was illuminating his way. Engineer Day, of Engine Company No. 30, has earned an…

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