Issue 19 and Volume 55.

FIRE DEPARTMENT DOINGS From reports covering the United States and Canada the estimated losses by fire during the week ending May 11, 1914, aggregated $2,344,850, as compared with $5,117,000 for the corresponding week in 1913. Red lights for fire alarm boxes are recommended at Milwaukee. Minneapolis, Minn., will probably have 23 additional firemen and four more chauffeurs. To lower insurance rates, Oneida Castle, N. Y., is to organize a fire department. Detroit, Mich., now allows its firemen $100 each per annum for uniforms, a total of $80,000 annually. Capt. Joseph Nolan, of Engine 13, Baltimore, died April 27 of Brights’ disease. He was sick two months and a fireman 21 years. The annual convention of the State Fire Marshals will be held at Ashville, N. C., Sept. 11 and 12. The large horseless Amoskeag engine at Portland, Me., which has been recently overhauled has been tested and placed in srvice.…

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