Issue 23 and Volume 38.

FIRE NEWS OF THE WEEK Special correspondence of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING L. Schlapkohl is chief of the newly organised fire department at Stockton, Ja. M. H. Kilden is the new chief of the Amityville (L. I,), N. Y., fire department. At Burlington, N. J., a lighted cigar dropped into an overcoat pocket set fire to house of Samuel At Clifton City, Mo., the general store of Postmaster Wakefield burned. The fire was caused by robbers. Streator, Ill., has a new $1,075 hose and ladder truck, weighing, with hose and everything else, 4,000 pounds. Out of property worth $50,000 only a $600 loss by fire occurred at Springfield, Ohio. Chief Hunter did well. Twenty-four hours after Chief J. T. Clough, of Belfast, Me., had resigned his position, he was reappointed by the mayor. Box 52 of the fire alarm telegraph system of Boston is called the “fatal box.” Is it…

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