Issue 11 and Volume 32.

FIRE NEWS OF THE WEEK. (SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF FIRE AND WATER.) George A. Harrison is now fire chief at La Fayette, Ind. Labor Day was “Firemen’s Day” at Attleboro, Mass. The exempt firemen of Queens borough, New York, will organise. The firemen of Muncie, Ind., are to be equipped with smoke protection. Two recent big fires in Honolulu, H. I., have swept away the insurance profits of a long period. Fairgrove, Mich., has organised a volunteer firedepartment, with one engine and hose cart. The fire department of Davenport, Ia., was organised in 1856. The population was then only 6,000. Firemen’s parades, tournaments, conventions, and clambakes are the order of the day at present. The St. Paul, Minn., fire houses are to be provided with heaters and tubs for the firemen’s baths. The employes of the Missoula, Mont., Mercantile company contemplate organising a fire department. Oshkosh, Wis., has organised a firemen’s…

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