SEPARATE BUREAU FOR THE FIRE ALARM SYSTEM. Fire Commissioner Sturgis has decided to make a separate bureau out of the fire alarm telegraph system. This system was a separate bureau until 1898, when it was put in charge of the chief of the fire department. It is understood about fire headquarters that J. Elliott Smith, who was the incumbent of the position at the time the bureau was abolished, will again be an applicant for the position. We trust Commissioner Sturgis will take due care to make the system a perfect one, and that he will not neglect to take steps to adopt all the latest improvements in fire alarm telegraph so as to bring the system up to date. The citizens of New York expect this of him and will not grudge whatever expense is incurred, even if the whole system has to be remodeled out and out.