Issue 11 and Volume 17.

RANDOM SPARKS —Charlotte, Mich., has awarded contracts for water-works to cost $80,000. —The Chicago Fire Department got an appropriation this year of $808,411. —Charlotte, Mich., has decided to spend $8000 for a system of waterworks and supply. —A. J. Ford has been appointed driver of hose No. 1, vice A. F. Sargent resigned, at Haverhill, Mass. —The net income from the recent ball of the Springfield (Mass.) Firemen’s Relief Association was $1090; expenses, $685. —The Quincy Advertiser of last week gave grouped, excellent portraits of Chief Glover and his entire board of assistants. —The Chelsea (Mass.) Charitable Firemen’s Association held its annual benefit Monday evening, with Frank Mayo in “Nordeck.” —Mayor Parsons of Gloucester, Mass., recommends that that city purchase a fire boat, another steam fire engine and additional hose. —At the burning of a large factory in Brooklyn, N. V., on the 27th ult., two of the firemen had…

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