Issue 6 and Volume 17.

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.] BRISTOL, CONN. BRISTOL, February I.—At the time I sent in my last communication (August, 1885), our water-works were nearing completion, but had not been accepted by the city, for, here in Connecticut as elsewhere, anything must be completed before it can be accepted. Soon after my last letter, or about September 1, 1885, the company finished the works and they were promptly accepted by the city, who immediately set themselves…

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