Issue 1 and Volume 36.

PACIFIC COAST AND CANADIAN NEWS. Special correspondence of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. The insurance companies raised rates in all Canadian cities on the Pacific coast. The Vancouver board of trade appointed a committee to consult with the board of underwriters on the matter.— Former Chief Jacques, of the Chatham, Ont., fire department, attempted to commit suicide by jumping into an old and unused well on his premises. It took several hours to resuscitate him.—Business men of London, Ont., have decided to organise a fire insurance company on the mutual cash plan, and $200,000 of insurance has been pledged.—The Canadian Pacific railway sheds at Wapella, Man., were burned recently, with their contents.—The planing mill owned by Henry Lindop, St. Thomas, Ontario, was destroyed by fire. Loss $12,000.—A carload of settlers effects, standing on the railroad track at Regina, N. W. T., caught fire and burned.—The hre commissioners of San Francisco, Cal.,…

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