Issue 5 and Volume 29.

TOPICS OF THE DAY. HANOYER, Germany, with a keen eye to economy and business, objects to paying highly for a fire brigade which has so many hours of inglorious ease. With the idea of getting something for their money, the citizens now require that their firemen shall attend to accidents and cases of sudden illness in the public streets. Such matters are thus taken out of the hands of the police, who, when the occasion arises, telephones for the fire brigade, which immediately answer the summons and appears on the spot in a carriage and four! JANESVILLE, WIS., boasts a unique fire patrol —the only institution of the kind in the United States. It has been in existence for forty-six years and is composed entirely of business men and maintained by them with the aid of the two per cent, tax on insurance premiums. The city contributes only the team…

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