CORRESPONDENCE. THE TOPEKA WAY. To the EDITOR : It may interest your readers to know that Chief Wilmarth, of the fire department of this city, has for years kept up the practice of having the hook and ladder men clean the floors of a building after a fire, as is done by the Atlanta department and a few others, where insurance patrols are not maintained. The water is immediately removed from all the floors when water streams have had to be used, and all debris and rubbish are removed as fully as possible. Receptacles are placed to catch the water that is still coming from the ceilings, and goods and furniture so placed as to be as free from damage as circumstances will permit. Thousands of dollars are thereby saved yearly, and the item of “water damage” is reduced to the minimum. TOPKKKNSIS. TOPKEA, KAN., February 12,1901.