Issue 26 and Volume 1884 14.

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 apparatus and 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.] PATERSON, N. J. PATERSON, December 17.—Fire matters are quiet at present. During the past week we have had two alarms. Friday afternoon, box No. 42 came in for a small fire in the Hope Mill (a silk factory on Mill street), but it was extinguished without the aid of the department; Engine Company No. 4 made remarkably quick time on this occasion. On Monday morning, shortly after midnight, box…

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