Issue 19 and Volume 42.

FIRE NOTES FROM NEW JERSEY. Correspondence of FIRE & WATER ENGINEERING. A fire department is being organised at Port Morris for that town’s protection.—Watchung has recently organised a fire company, of which W. H. Dunham is the president. Its equipment will be a hose wagon, with capacity for 500 or 1,000 ft. of hose and 6 chemical extinguishers.—The West Hoboken fire department has purchased a hose wagon.—The Veteran Volunteer Firemen’s association of Elizabeth have elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, A. W. Schwartz (reelected for the sixth time) ; first vicepresident, Edward Knapp; second vicepresident, Louis Kern; secretary, Neil McLeod; treasurer, C. S. Chandler. — The Glassboro operahouse, with the townhall, bowling alleys and a skating rink, all in one frame structure measuring 60 x ioo ft., were swept away by an early morning fire of unknown and mysterious origin (there being nothing of an explosive nature…

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