Issue 15 and Volume 1893 13.

FIRE AND WATER Correspondence is solicited upon subjects t elating to fire protection, water supply and municipal matters. The name of the writer is required, not for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. The editors will not be responsible for the opinions of correspondents. WE give The Manufacturers Gazette of Boston the benefit of the following quotation: We have so rapidly developed during the past few years that the possibilities of making great improvements are becoming fewer and fewer. In our methods for preventing and suppressing serious tires, however, we are not much farther advanced than we were a dozen years ago. The estimated fire loss in the United States and Canada for the quarter ending March 31, for instance, was this year $16,662,350 compared with $10,648,000 for the quarter in 1892 and $8,466,300 in 1890. This is an increase entirely out of proportion to the increase in…

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