Baltimore’s Fire Record.

Issue 4 and Volume 1889 5.

Baltimore’s Fire Record. According to the records in the office of the fire inspector of that city, the following is a correct list of the losses by fire in Baltimore from the first organization of the paid fire department, thirty years ago, to the close of the year 1888: AN IMPORTANT ENGINEERING Work.—Probably the heaviest works in the matter of river training now going on are those in connection with the Yellow river, China. The gap in its banks, through which the river has broken, is 400 feet wide, and the water is pouring through at the rate of eight or nine miles an hour in a stream 100 feet deep. The flow is nearly at right angles to its former course. A bank forty feet to fifty feet wide is being run along the banks of the stream, constructed of interposed layers of stalks and sand. Thousands of brick…

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