Issue 3 and Volume 23.

FIRE DEPARTMENT OF ATLANTA, GA. IN the thirteenth report of the fire department of Atlanta. Ga., Chief Joyner states that during the past year 401 alarms—the same as in 1896—were answered. The total amount of property at risk was $812,217 more than in the previous year; but the fire loss was only $95.217—$108,575 less than in 1896. For the past three years the fire loss has been over 200 000 each year, so that the loss for 1898 is more than 100 per cent, less than it has been in four years. This is the best record the department has made up to the present, and one of which Chief Joyner and his men have every right to be proud. An appropriation of $112,000 is asked for the maintenance of the department during the current year — this will not take into account whatever additions and improvements are called for.…

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