Leadership

BY FIRE AND BY WATER.

Issue 10 and Volume 31.

BY FIRE AND BY WATER. Hardly had the paint dried on the signs “Fire Losses Adjusted” and “Fire Claims Paid on Demand” before Paterson, N. J., suffered another heavy loss— this time by water, the result of the recent terrible floods which have overspread the country during the past week, and, not least, in the neighborhood of Paterson and the Passaic valley. In Paterson itself damage amounting to more than a million dollars has been suffered, and, as if to add to the misery which the city was undergoing, owing to its perils by water, those of fire were added for the second time, with the approaches to the scene of the burning rendered impassable by the flood. Nothing, however, is impossible to the fire department of Paterson. and the blaze was successfully, if with extreme difficulty, fought from an improvised fireboat. a raftlike structure on which firemen and apparatus…

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