Issue 14 and Volume 1895 16.

MIDDLEBORO, MASS. The Fire Department consists of 112 men, including a chief engineer and four assistants. The district owns four buildings, equipped with a good supply of modern fire fighting apparatus, including a truck fully equipped; No. 4 Babcock double tank chemical, one hose wagon, four hose reels and 4,500 feet of hose. There are ninety -nine hydrants, and an alarm system, with nine miles of wire, seventeen signal boxes, a No. 2 Gamewell striker and other accessories of a perfect alarm system. There were fifteen fires during the year, with a total loss of $2,200, or $225 more than in 1893. The board of engineers recommends the purchase of additional hose, alarm boxes and a steam gong, or striker, for alarm service. The ninth annual report of the Middleboro, Mass., Water Commissioners shows a gratifying condition of affairs existing. The additions include 1,522 feet of service pipe, making a…

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