Issue 18 and Volume 1891 9.

FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS. The appropriation for fire department expenses at Boston this year is $725,000. An appropriation of $80,000 is asked for by the St. Louis (Mo.) Fire Department, to pay for the construction of a repair shop. Emil Ammann has been elected chief engineer of the Warren (Pa.) Fire Department. D. Rood is now chief of the fire department of Hancock, N. Y. A hotel and twenty-five dwellings were burned in the village of Forestport, N. Y., on Monday night. The village was totally without means of protection and the flames made a clean sweep before help arrived from Boonville and neighboring villages. From the circumstances it is judged that one good hand or chemical engine on the spot could have put out tile fire in the barn in which it started. The residence of Jonas Johnson, near Wheaton, Minn., was burned on Monday. Johnson was absent, and his…

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