Issue 8 and Volume 1885 16.

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 everyone 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.] LONDON. LONDON, ENG., August 8.—Something from an independent standpoint Respecting the fire saving system of London and its influence on rates, as compared with leading American cities, will be read with interest apropos of Captain Shaw’s renewed visit to New York. London may be described, roughly speaking, as a circle. Within the circle are the densely inhabited, thickly built boroughs and districts comprising the metropolis. Outside the circle is suburban…

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