Issue 16 and Volume 1885 15.

RANDOM SPARKS —Concord, N. H., has purchased 2000 feet of new hose. —Fredonia, N. Y., is to have a hook and ladder truck to cost $850. —Muskegon, Mich., had seventy-nine fires last year; loss, $89,573.24. —The fire department at Ware, Mass., will clear $750 by their recent fair. —The fire companies of Georgetown, S. C., held their annual parade April 15. —H. B. Vondersmith has been elected chief of the Lancaster (Pa.) Fire Department. —The Firemen’s Benevolent Association of Lynn, Mass., has $12,679 in its treasury. —The city council of Burlington, Vt., has re-elected L. C. Grant as chief of the fire department. —The amount estimated for the support of the Detroit (N. Y.) Fire Department for 1885 is $158,326. —The Gamewell system of telegraph and telephone patrol service is being completed in Washington, D. C. —Fire Commissioner Edwin J. Smith of Hartford, Conn., has been seriously ill, but is…

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