Fire Companies at War.

Issue 19 and Volume 1894 15.

Fire Companies at War. The West End Fire Company at Long Branch, N. J., claims to be deprived of a hose carriage which belongs to it. The company was organized in November, 1884, and has been largely supported by wealthy cottagers. They have given the company a house, helped by an engine and horses. In a spirit of friendliness the company last November loaned its reserved carriage to the Oliver Byron Fire Company, at North Long Branch, as a temporary relief, through the courtesy of the Town Fire and Water Committee, Commissioner E. W. Reid. The carriage was afterwards confiscated for permanent use. The West Ends asked for the return of their property, but their request was ignored. The matter was brought to the attention of the Board of Commissioners. The West Ends wanted to prevent the Byrons from expending money on the carriage, but they were assured that it…

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