Issue 13 and Volume 8.

TOPICS OF THE DAY WE have more than once inveighed against the penny wise and pound foolish policy which still in some towns permits the fire department horses to be worked on the highways. Great Barrington, Mass., is the latest place to furnish a practical exemplification of the folly of the practice. When a fire broke out there the other day the horses belonging to the engine were at work on the road some distance from the house; there was a consequent delay of thirty-five minutes in reaching the fire, the firemen found themselves too late to be of use, and the building was entirely destroyed, when by prompt work it might have been saved. THE final passage of the longed for “deep water appropriation” was made the occasion at Galveston last week of a memorable jubilee. The city was fairly intoxicated with enthusiasm over the prospects of prosperity which…

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