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FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS

Issue 23 and Volume 1889 6.

FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS —James S. Tart, an ex-street railroad conductor of Savannah, Ga., is under arrest there, charged with burning the dwelling in which he lodged. —J. M. Tompkins, landlord of the Commercial hotel on Wentworth avenue, Chicago, has been arrested on a charge of arson. The hotel porter, who confessed to having attempted to burn the hotel, says that Tompkins employed him to do so. —Two men were suffocated at the burning of the Washington Hotel at St. Paul, Minn., last Sunday. —Seven persons were killed and nine injured on Monday at the burning of a three-story dwelling and bakery at Second and Huntingdon streets, Philadelphia. There seem to have been no fire escapes, as most of the inmates jumped from the windows. —Firebugs are again at work at Danbury, Conn., and the town is up in arms. —The new fire department ordinance at Spokane Falls, Wash., provides for…

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