Issue 8 and Volume 41.

GALVESTON AN INFLAMMABLE CITY. Galveston, Tex., has a thoroughly good fire department under the command of Chief Engineer J. H. Gernand. At the same time, it maywell be looked upon as a city in which at any time a conflagration may break out, in consequence of the very large amount of inflammable material that has been, and continues to be stored up within the fire limits. It is, therefore, not without reason, that its equipment should be increased by at least one steamer, and its force of firemen augmented by an additional steamer crew. Chief Gernand, however, during 1906 managed to keep the insured losses down to the lowest figure within the past six y-ears. After answering 260 alarms, the resultant damage was as follows: Insurance involved in buildings, to which the department was called, $149, 768; on contents, $23,650—total involved, $155, 418; insurance paid on buildings, $17,025.08; on contents,…

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