Issue 18 and Volume 1887 2.

TOPICS OF THE DAY ACCORDING to the local press, the prohibition campaign at Wahoo, Neb., is being waged in an uncommonly lively way. Fifty-five men are actively engaged in laying pipes for the waterworks—a capital plan of campaign, which is commended to the attention of other towns lacking water supply systems. DURING the quarter ending September 30, there were in New York city 824 alarms of fire, 764 of which proved to be for working fires, while forty were for indications of fire and were unnecessary alarms. Engine Company No. 17 heads the list engine companies, with seventy-two runs, and Hook and Ladder Company No. 9 leads the truck companies, with eighty-four runs. The consumption of water at fires was 6,485,000 gallons. QATURDAY, November 12, has been selected for the presenta^ tion of the new flags to the fire department of New York, and the Bennett and Stephenson medals respectively…

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