Issue 12 and Volume 1893 13.

THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS. The attempt to set aside the action of the board of public works of Seattle in the purchase of a Waterous engine failed at a recent meeting of the common council. John S. Linton, secretary of fire department, Talladega, Ala., writes us that the election of city officers takes place April 5th. After that date it will be decided what new fire equipment will be purchased. Paterson, N. J., had a most disastrous fire last week, destroying the home of the Turnverein. When the north wall fell in, it buried a number of firemen. Captain Cook of Engine No. 5 crawled through a hole under what was left of the stairway, and Fireman John Laird followed him. hireman Standish was found near the building covered with bricks. All are severely injured. They were taken to the hospital. The physicians think they will recover. A dozen other firemen…

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