Issue 19 and Volume 49.

LATEST FIRE DEPARTMENT ITEMS The estimated losses by fire in the United States and Canada, reported for the week ending May 8, amounted to $2,431,000. Davenport, Ia., has purchased a Buick car for use by the chief. Lee Stewart has been appointed chief of the Keota, Ia., fire department. The fire department of Pittsfield, Ill., has elected William Johnson chief. John Mueller has been chosen chief of the Billings, Mont., fire department. Williamsport, Pa., has re-elected J. P. Shanahan chief of the local fire department. The civil service law under which members of the Alton, Ill., lire department is appointed will be attacked by the new city administration. The Fountain Hose Company, of South Bethlehem, Pa., has received a new steamer from the Ahrens-Pox Fire Engine Company, of Cincinnati, Ohio. The newly appointed officers of the Herkimer, N. Y., fire department are Harry Vincent, chief; W. F. Metzger, first assistant…

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