Waco Fire Department Report. The report of Chief Prescott, of the Waco, Tex., fire department, shows: Insurance on building and contents for 1909, $813,796; for 1908, $475,720. Paid on buildings and contents for 1909, $121,978; paid on buildings and contents for 1908, $238,050. Insurance on buildings for 1909, $512,460; paid on buildings for the same year, $68,673. Insurance on contents for 1909, $298,336; paid on contents for the same year, $53,405. This makes $116,072 less paid on buildings and contents in 1909 than for the year preceding. This is in face of the fact that in 1909 there were 297 alarms and in 1908 there were only 219 alarms, showing better and quicker work in 1909.