Issue 23 and Volume 9.

THE NEW YORK REPORT REVIEWED. THE JOURNAL last week printed nearly forty extra pages for the purpose of presenting to its readers in the entirety the annual report of the Fire Commissioners of New York. In doing this it congratulates itself upon having performed valuable and meritorious service. Everybody who feels the slightest interest in fire matters has much curiosity regarding the Fire Departments of large cities. To satisfy this commendable desire 00 the part of the public for information is the mission of our paper. We have no hesitancy, therefore, in again calling attention to the subject which was treated with such completeness and detail last week. Certain parts of the report are deserving of special emphasis, and an explanatory and synoptical review of the whole will, perhaps, enable the reader to appreciate more thoroughly the immensity of the labor involved in protecting against the ravages of fire the…

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