Issue 14 and Volume 42.

ECONOMY AT LOS ANGELES. At Los Angeles, Cal., in consequence of the city’s “financial embarrassments,” two engine companies have been disbanded, so as to admit of the pay of the other firemen not being reduced. Chief Lips, also, in order to better the men, refused to use the appropriation of $450 voted him, in order that he might attend the convention of the International Association of Fire Engineers at Washington. He said he felt he ought to remain in Los Angeles and work for the success of the bond issue for the fire department. He, therefore, asked that the money appropriated for his trip be placed in the Firemen’s Relief fund, or in the fund for the fire department. The council, however, decided that it had no power to make such a transfer, and that its proper action would be to simply rescind its action making the appropriation, thus retaining…

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