Issue 17 and Volume 29.

FIRE NEWS FROM ALL PARTS. Michigan may appoint a State fire marshal. The Palace stables burned at Quincy, Ill. Loss, $15,000. Bowdle, S. Dak., has organized a volunteer fire department. Hodges mattress factory burned at Beading, Pa. Loss $12,000. Last week, at Oswego, N. Y., six fires took place in thirty-six hours. George Mickelwaito is the new chief of the Wliitipg, Ia., fire deparmicnt. The fire department of Portland, Ore., will have its own telephone system. Five recent fires in St. Louis, Mo., have cost the insurance companies nearly $600,000. H. N. Christie is the new president of the Pioneer fire company No. 1, of Jenklntown, Pa. A block of business houses, occupied by twenty-four firms, burned at Tenaha, Tex. Loss, $29,000. The fire department of York, Pa., had fifty-six runs to fires in 1900, with u total loss of only $23,000. Madison, Wis., will reorganize Us fire department and…

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