Issue 14 and Volume 1884 13.

RANDOM SPARKS —Vicksburg is still agitating the subject of an adequate fire protection —Gainesville, Texas, has in new water-works which have been tested to entire satisfaction. —Arrangements have been completed to introduce the fire alarm system into Faribault, Minn. —The new Chicago engine-house on Erie, between La Salle and Wells streets, will cost $11,23. —Dennysville, Me., a village of 500 inhabitants, claims to have been exempt from fire for sixty years. —The first steam fire engine in the State of Wisconsin was brought to Madison twenty-four years ago. —Dunlap, Wis., has bought an eight hundred pound fire bell, but it is yet without a fire company to respond when an alarm is sounded. —Ex-Assistant Fire Marshal John Schank of Chicago died on Tuesday of last week. His funeral took place Sunday from his late residence, No. 2837 Dearborn street. Cape Vincent, N. Y., which now has no fire protection whatever,…

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