Issue 24 and Volume 1884 14.

RANDOM SPARKS —The Blackstone, Mass., Fire Department netted $100 by its recent ball. —The Newton, Mass., Firemen’s Relief Association was incorporated by the Secretary of the State. —Dallas, Tex., has issued $95,000 in city bonds for the improvement and extension of its water-works. —Frederick C. Hunsell, a member of Contest Engine Company No. 5, Fairhaven, Conn., died recently. —Kearsarge Engine Company No. 3 of Portsmouth, N. H., will hold a grand ball at the skating rink, New Year’s evening. —Cleveland, O., has a fire and accident notification society, which informs a man at home when his place of business is on fire. —Worcester, Mass., had twenty-two alarms of fire during November— eight bell, eleven still and three telephone ; loss, $1,904.84. —Some of the hydrants of Newark, N. J., are old style, covered with wood. The labor of packing them with straw to prevent freezing has just been completed. —Mutual…

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