Issue 16 and Volume 12.

TOPICS OF THE DAY. THE JOURNAL will be represented at the Convention at New Orleans by W. E. Dodsworth, an enterprising young man who has long been our agent in that city. We cordially commend him to all persons in attendance on the Convention. TWO fires in the New York dry-goods district in one night, and yet, says an evening journal, “The city still survives.” Notwithstanding The Herald scare about a scarcity of water, the underwriters are not quite annihilated yet. THE Massachusetts Firemen’s Association, in session at New Bedford, elected the following-named officers : President, J. S. Damrell, of Boston ; Secretary, H. H. Easterbrook, of Newton ; Treasurer, Samuel Abbott, Jr., of Boston ; Vice-Presidents, F. Macy, of New Bedford ; Roland Hatch, of North Brookfield ; G. F. Fairbanks, of Westborough; R. H. Weston, of Plymouth; William S. Leavitt, of Milton. Executive Committee, John Prince, of Boston…

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