Issue 11 and Volume 56.

FIRE ENGINEERING In July Congress voted a relief fund of $200,000 for the sufferers in the Salem, Mass., conflagration, and now comes the announcement that Salem has not drawn any of the money. In commenting on this The New York Press said: “Brigadier General Carroll A. Devoll of the Quartermasters Corps was sent from Washington to Salem last week to confer with the authorities of the fire-swept city regarding the disbursement of the fund. Whether any of the amount will be asked for now is beside the question. The fact remains that Salem made such a quick recovery from its affliction that it has not had to draw on the Government appropriation in advance.”

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