Issue 18 and Volume 46.

LATEST FIRE, DEPARTMENT ITEMS Humeston, Ia., has added a new chemical engine to her fire department apparatus. James A. Meskell, jr., former chief of the Watervliet, N, Y., fire department, died last week in that city. At its recent election the Newtown Fire Department, Newtown, Borough of Queens, N. Y., re-elected Victor Webber chief. Receivers of the water supply plant of Newcastle, Del., have been granted an order to sell the plant and property of the company. Firemen of North Adams, Mass., have petitioned for an increase in pay. The question will be voted on at the forthcoming election. The city council of St. Joseph, Mo., are still unable to settle the long-standing controversy over the selection of a site for a new central fire station. The firemen’s parade and inspections, at York, Pa., proved so successful that an ordinance has been passed, making the last Saturday of October, every…

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