Issue 18 and Volume 1887 1.

TOPICS OF THE DAY. XENIA, O., recently lost two very large and valuable straw stacks by an incendiary fire. We suppose the prohibitionists will have to bear the blame of this, too. CHAUTAUQUA, N. Y., has for some time past been talking about a water supply system. Now that eighty of its cottages and boarding houses are in ruins perhaps it will see fit to act. ZILWAUKEE, MICH., saw 4000 barrels of salt go up in flame and smoke about a fortnight ago. By a curious coincidence, just seven days later, the explosion of a lamp caused the destruction of most of the buildings of the Warsaw (N. Y.) Salt Works, and a money loss of $120,000. LAST week we spoke of the Boston Auxiliary Fire Alarm Company which is now operating the Rogers system in that city. The value of this device is shown by the fact that since…

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