Issue 14 and Volume 8.

FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS —An electric street railway car at Meriden, Conn., took fire owing to a short circuit the other day. It was filled with school girls, all but one of whom escaped by the windows and door. This became jammed and one girl was half suffocated before she was released by a workman who broke the door down. The fire department put out the flames, but not until the car was practically ruined. —A firemen’s tournament will be held Nov. 7, on the Southern Exhibition grounds at Montgomery, Ala., under the auspices of the Montgomery Fire Department. Prizes amounting to $1500 will be offered for the different contests, which will include a hose-reel race, for which the first prize will be $300 ; second, $125 ; third, $75 ; a steam engine contest, with prizes of $350 and $150, and a hook and ladder contest with prizes of $350…

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