Issue 17 and Volume 40.

OUR CONVENTION EDITION. “We wish to congratulate you on the souvenir number; think it one of the best editions in this line I ever saw. R. H. Abbott, Boston.” “Accept my congratulations for the splendid and artistic souvenir number of October 6, 1906. You certainly deserve a great deal of credit from your subscribers and advertisers for the painstaking effort and progressive spirit shown to meet their approval. John B. Heim, waterworks superintendent, Madison, Wis.” Twenty dwellings burned in the village of St. Charles, on the Richelieu river, in the Province of Quebec. The cause of the fire is supposed to have been lightning. The loss was $25,000, with insurance of $15,000. The village had not even an organised bucket brigade to protect it against the flames.

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