Issue 14 and Volume 41.

IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED AT BROCKTON. Chief Engineer Harry L. Marston, of the fire department of Brockton, Mass., is an intelligent and progressive fireman, for which reason the municipal authorities of that city shoul not only pay attention to his requests for certain improvements that would insure to its better protection from fire, but should at once set about making them. It is not right, for instance that the “very bad condition” of an enginehouse in which not only horses but men have to live, should be allowed to continue year after year after the fact of its deficiencies has once been brought before the notice of the mayor and city council. Nor is it in the line of commonsense that, while in ten years Brockton has grown fifty per cent, in population, in valuation fifty per cent., in buildings thirty-seven per cent, and in alarms 200 per cent., the giowth of…

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