Issue 17 and Volume 1888 3.

TOPICS OF THE DAY. WE printed last week a summary of the proceedings of the first two days of the American Water works Association’s convention at Cleveland, O. In this issue will be found an account of the third day’s doings, and also as many as our space will allow of the interesting papers read, which make very instructive literature. It is pleasant to have to record the complete success of this year’s meeting of this useful association, and its steady and healthy growth. NEW YORK’S Fire Commissioners have taken a radical but commendable step in directing that all uniformed members of the department not already members of the Life Saving Corps must join it by the fifth of next month. Of course, there are many very good men in the department who are not built for high climbing. and would never be selected for scaling ladder service, but by…

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