Wilmington Contracts for Fire Apparatus.

Issue 11 and Volume 46.

Wilmington Contracts for Fire Apparatus. At Wilmington, Del., where it appears the city contracts with the fire companies tor protection much as it contracts with coal dealers for coal, it recently developed as a form of contract was being drawn up for the coming year that the firemen make no accounting to the city as to the manner in which they spend the monty the city appropriates to each company every year. The new contract will be the first entered into with the fire companies under the act passed by the last legislature, providing that the companies must agree to furnish sufficient protection for a city in return for the money allowed them. There is no provision in the law stating that the companies shall at the end of each year submit a statement to the city as to how they have expended the appropriations, and this has not been…

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