Issue 16 and Volume 1885 15.

TOPICS OF THE DAY. THE London Globe is authority for the statement that the Yankees boast of putting out Vesuvius with Niagara, but they have never yet attempted to carry the boast into practice. In this respect they are far behind the simple Russians of Smolensk. A small volcano has developed itself, and the peasants have been trying to put it out by drenching the ground with water. According to the latest accounts, the volcano will continue for some time to afford excellent practice for the local fire brigade. If the Yankees owned that volcano, instead of trying to put it out, they would connect it by pipe lines to neighboring cities and use the flames to illuminate the streets with. There is a fortune in that volcano if it is properly utilized. IN time of any excitement, under circumstances of danger to life, the firemen of the city are…

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