Fire Department Doings

Issue 12 and Volume 52.

Fire Department Doings The estimated losses by fire in the United States and Canada, reported for the week ending September 16, amounted to $1,311,270. Austin, Tex., is extending its fire limits. Sioux City, Ia., has bought 3,500 feet of hose. A $250,000 grain elevator of me National Malting Company burned in Chicago. The fire commissioners of Gloucester City, N.J., have resigned, chiefly because the city councils ignored their requests. For the future nothing but fireproof buildings are to be constructed within the business section of Raymond, Wash. Private Hayes, driver of Engine 10, after 28 years of service in the Boston lire department, is retired on a pension of $600 a year. The death is announced at South Orange, N. J., of Jacob Kranke, founder 12 years ago of the local volunteer fire department. The death is announced at Youngstown, O., of James W. Ross, who organized the first volunteer…

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