Issue 6 and Volume 17.

RANDOM SPARKS —The Westport (Conn.) Fire Department will give a ball on February 16. —The fire department of St. Louis now comprises thirty-seven companies and 336 men. —Engine Companies No. 6 and No. 2 of Indianapolis are troubled seriously with sick horses. —But two of over 200 horses, belonging to the fire department of Boston, are in the hospital. —A lawyer at Beverly, Mass., places the value of an old hand engine at $1000, so he recently testified. —The eleventh annual ball of the Bridgeport Firemen’s Benevolent Corporation was a grand success. —The C. Howland Steam Fire Engine Company No. 4 of New Bedford will hold its next masquerade February 9. —Captain Wm. Caranan, of the Oregon Engine Company of Ware, Mass., was severely injured at a recent fire in that town. —Washington, D. C., had fifteen alarms of fire during January. The loss was $16,190, on which there was…

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