Issue 21 and Volume 53.

FIRE DEPARTMENT DOINGS From reports covering the United States and Canada the estimated losses by fire during the week ending May 19, 1913, aggregated $4,109,000, as compared with $2,583,000 for the corresponding week in 1912, St. Paul, Minn., is adding 10 men to the strength of the city’s department. There were 16,500 crates containing 99,000,000 matches recently burned in a freight car at Ravena, N. Y. Chief Niles, of St. Paul, Minn., and his three assistant chiefs are to be supplied with megaphones for use in giving orders at fires. At W eymouth, Knglan l, the friction of a number of bell wires severed the gas pipe in a house. The escaping gas ignited ami caused a tire. Continued warnings to the housewives of Minneapolis, Minn., on the dangers of gasolin. have had some effect in the reduction of fire losses from this cause. The Salt Lake City, Utah, firemen…

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