Issue 27 and Volume 1893 14.

FIRE AND WATER Correspondence is solicited upon subjects relating 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 The name of the writer is required, not for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith.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. THE very worst kind of a fire, namely, that of a furniture factory, was the Christmas greeting given the fire department of Boston on Friday last. The fire broke out late in the afternoon, and four alarms were sent out immediately. How the fire started no one knows, but this much is apparent, that when the department was summoned the great structure was folded in sheets of flame. The accounts of the fire in the Boston papers tell a story of remarkable work by the firemen, who attacked the fire with great daring and determination, and saved buildings that adjoined the burning structure and which…

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