Leadership

FIRE AND WATER

Issue 1 and Volume 1889 5.

FIRE AND WATER THREE little towns in different parts of the country were last week taught very forcibly the folly of going without a fire department and water supply. Auburn, Dak., was completely wiped out of existence, at least so dispatches assert; Deloraine, in Southwestern Manitoba, lost its whole business section, and at Dongola, Ill., eleven buildings were destroyed, the losses reaching some $75,000, a heavy loss for so small a place. Truly, adequate fire protection is the cheapest plan in the end. THE present phenomenal demand for electric light stocks, says Modern Light and Heat, by conservative business men as a reliable and profitable investment, is an indication that the experimental stage having now been long passed, immense amounts of capital will be offered for the development of electric light and power plants on a grand scale. It is reported that some $10,000,000 have been raised in Amsterdam, Holland,…

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