A Novel Fire Department Entertainment.

Issue 7 and Volume 7.

A Novel Fire Department Entertainment. (From an Occasional Correspondent.) PAWTUCKET, R. I., Feb. 8.—At the eighty-ninth anniversary concert and ball of the Pawtucket (R.I.) Fire Department last evening, an novel scene was enacted on the stage of music hall by members of the department, assisted by the old veteran fire horse Commodore. The stage setting represented an engine-house interior complete, with gong, indicator, telephone, etc., while in the centre was Hose-cart No. 5, with swinging harness, and all appurtenances, true to nature. Four firemen sat at a game of cards, and a little to the right was the sliding pole from the floor above. Mounted on the side of the stage was an alarm box (loaned by the Gamewell Company) with battery, and the gong on the wall of the engine room. The lights were lowered at ten o’clock, and the men retired for the night. Reeves’ American band rendered…

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