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REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF WIRES AT BOSTON.

Issue 7 and Volume 26.

REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF WIRES AT BOSTON. The following is an abstract of the report of the commissioner of wires, Boston, Mass.: The earnest protest of Mr. Thomas W. Flood, commissioner of wires, againstthe granting of pole rights in the streets without proper supervision as to their location and erection, having been heeded, very few complaints are now received from citizens, as poles are now so placed as to cause as little annoyance to abutters as possible. Large and small fixtures that formerly supported electric wires are permitted to remain on roofs—to a great extent a menace to firemen and others and an aid to the spread of fire. This department has no control over them, as they are on private property. The underground system for the overhead wires is now completed in the prescribed district, but the extended use of electrical energy compels some of theelectric companies to…

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