Issue 21 and Volume 1895 18.

OUR BOSTON LETTER. (Special correspondence of PIKE AND WATER). BOSTON, Nov. 20, 1895. The work of burying the fire alarm wires in the district designated for the current year is virtually completed. Included in the service is the establishment of a new illuminated fire alarm and telephone post, No. 55, which will bring the apparatus considerably nearer a large amount of combustible property in case of fire than has hitherto been possible. Lynn has purchased the extra first-size Amoskeag engine, known as the “Abe Lincoln” which has been seen on exhibition at different places for several years. The house occupied by Engine companies 26 and 35,formerly part of a medical college, and “ adapted ” at great expense for fire purposes, is to have a few more thousands spent upon it. The erection of a first class buildingin the beginning would have proven the best economy in the end. For…

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