Issue 26 and Volume 21.

FIRE NEWS Decatur, Ill., answered 114 alarms last year, at which the total loss was $33 792.13. Chief Devoe, who has twenty one officers and men under him, recommends that a engine and 2,000 feet of new hose be purchased. Marinette, Wis , had not as many fires last year as in the year before; but had more in the business portion of the city than for many previous years. The alarms were 107 in all and the actual loss as paid by the insurance companies, $25,483.58. Chief (lodging pays a high compliment to Superintendent Kirkpatrick of the water works for his promptly responding to ail calls for water for fire purposes and flushing sewers. Never once was a hydrant frozen, nor was there ever any lack of pressure. The fire department consists of Chief liodgins, Assistant Chief Eggleston, whom the chief praises most highly for efficiency and reliability, three…

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