Issue 13 and Volume 1893 13.

FIRE AND WATER THE destructive fire which occurred in Duquesne, Pa., the other day has brought to public attention the somewhat surprising fact that that prosperous and bustling borough is in the unfortunate situation of being without a fire department, and of having a police department of very little efficiency. With such a state of affairs it is no wonder that insurance companies are considering the advisability of canceling their risks on Duquesne property. In justice to Duquesne councilmen, it may be stated that they purchased a chemical engine, which will soon arrive. But something more is needed. The town should have a good fire company and also a good company of fire policemen. Efficient fire policemen are needed in all such towns as Duquesne to protect property from being feloniously carried away. A chemical engine is a good apparatus. In cold weather, however, it must be kept in a…

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