Issue 15 and Volume 1895 18.

ST. PAUL, MINN., FIRE REPORT. According to the report of Secretary Snyder of the fire department of St. Paul, Minn., during the first six months of 1895, 38,325 blocks have been covered in running to fires—a distance of nearly 2,948 miles. The department has worked at fires 2,517 hours and 30 minutes. Fortyone miles of hose have been laid, or 2I5,550feet, and 9,849 feet of ladder have been raised. The large chemical engines were called into use 251 times, while both sizes have used 14,767 gallons of chemicals. The alarms turned in during the six months were 385, divided among each month as follows: January, 58; February, 51; March, 87; April. 51; May, 44; June, 48. Last year’s report shows that for the same months there were 370 alarms turned in. The property involved in fires for the first six months of this year was valued at $4,134,4:91 and the…

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