Issue 9 and Volume 53.

FIRE DEPARTMENT DOINGS A defective chimney caused a $10,000 fire loss at Appleton, Wis. St. Norbert’s Roman Catholic college at De Pere, Wis., was badly damaged by fire. Harris, Mich., where there is no protection, had $15,000 worth of business buildings burned. Thoroughfare, N. J., has organized a volunteer fire company, its equipment is a chemical engine. Two entire brick blocks burned in the unprotected town of Odessa, Wash., with a loss of $00,000. An asphaltum explosion in the cellar of the Smyth-Despaw building, Utica, N. Y., caused an ugly fire. An overheated stove caused the destruction of the Congregational church at Lawrence, Mass., with a loss of $50,000. Electric wires coming into contact with the roof of the Gem Theatre, Frankfort, Ky., destroyed a moving picture show house. Samuel Eastman Company, Concord, N. H., has just made shipment of more of their deluge sets to the Napier, New Zealand…

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