Issue 19 and Volume 49.

FIRE PROTECTION AT ASBURY PARK The thousands who will spend the summer at Asbury Park, N. J., may be assured of all the protection from fire that science has thus far devised. The fire department of that celebrated oceanside resort has been brought up to the highest degree of efficiency, notwithstanding it is a volunteer organization, and is able to cope with any conflagration which the community is likely to suffer from. The department is composed of the following companies: No. 1, Wesley Engine and Hose Company, with twenty-one men. It is a double company with steamer and hose wagon. A second-size Metropolitan has been in service here about five years, doing excellent service. In this house there are five horses, two for hose wagon and a three-horse hitch for the steamer. The officers are: Charles Rugarbin, foreman; Walter Lippincott, first assistant foreman; Edward Clevinger, second assistant foreman. No. 2,…

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