Issue 1 and Volume 31.

FIRE NEWS FROM ALL PARTS. John Wanamaker is having a fire tower built to his Philadelphia establishment, Filbert street, west side. A fire patrol corps will probably be formed at once in Jersey City, N. J. Chief Foley estimates the fire loss at Milwaukee during 1901 at $641,000. The fire loss at Louisville, Ky., for 1901, was considerably less than in 1900, being only $264,000. O. A. Storvick is chief of the newly organized fire deparvment of Emmons, Minn.; Wm. Guthrie is assistant. HOOK AND LADDKK TRUCK, Iola, Kan.—Chief Cantry asks that the old truck be sold and an up-to-date one purchased. Over $500 was raised by private subscription at Gainesville, F’la., to be presented as a Christmas box to the local firemen. Hope fire company, of Clayton. Pa., has elected W. G. Staulcup chief and Clement Batten and Frank Simpkins assistant chiefs. Fred J. Davis has been appointed by…

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