Issue 25 and Volume 10.

WHAT THEY SAY. [THE JOURNAL does not hold itself responsible for the ideas, opinions or prejudices 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 latitude of expression to correspondents, simply requiring them to avoid personalities, and expecting them to state facts.] CHICAGO. ILL. CHICAGO, December ia.—On Wednesday night the annual ball of the Firemen’s Benevolent Association occurred at Battery D s Armory, on Michigan avenue. The affair was a grand success, both socially and financially. The hall, which is one of the largest in the city, was gaily decorated with evergreens and flags, and illuminated with electric lights. The programme consisted of twenty-five numbers, all of which were danced and thoroughly…

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