Issue 1 and Volume 37.

AMONG THE FIRE ENGINEERS Specially reported for FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. The Old Year died hard and kept up its reputation for big fires especially at CHICAGO, where on the night of December 30 and on New Year’s Eve there were two destructive fires entailing death on two officers of the fire department, and more or less serious injury on three, also members of the department. The first fire, that at which the fatal accidents occurred, was in the repair barns of the Chicago Union Traction company at Fortieth and Western avenues. The men were caught by a falling wall. The dead are Captain Paul Dick an’d Lieutenant John Pyne; th’e injured: Captain John Miller; Charles Anderson ; August Kraut. The loss, which was $160,000, is the third which this company has sustained during the year. The second fire and the most disastrous from an insurance man and property owner’s…

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