Issue 17 and Volume 20.

MASSACHUSETTS FIRE NOTES. [Specially written for FIRE AND WATER.] The stable of William G. Wilder at Dorchester was burned. Loss $200,000.—The general store known as “Old Stand” on Causeway street. Essex, burned. It was owned and occupied by the heirs of the George S. Vernon estate. Loss, $5,000; insurance, $3,000.—Hose company No. 2, of Stockbridge is about to have a new hose house. Billing Bros are the contractors.—Beverley Farms has a new hose wagon for engine 3. —Newtown Lower Falls has a new hose wagon for hose 6 station. It is about 400 pounds heavier than the other hose wagons in use in other parts of the city.—The Union street railway of New Bedford has allowed all firemen going to a fire to ride free on the cars of the company. Firemen, however, must wear their numbered badges.—Some crank in Roxbury takes delight in turning in a fire alarm from…

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