Issue 11 and Volume 56.

FIRE DEPARTMENT DOINGS From reports covering the United States and Canada the estimated losses by fire during the week ending Sept. 7, 1914, aggregated $2,685,250, as compared with $8,115,000 for the corresponding week in 1913. The annual meeting of the Maine State Chiefs Association will be held at Lewiston, September 8. The work of placing the fire alarm wires of Providence, R. I., underground has been completed. A West Hoboken, N. J., fireman has been censured by the authorities for attempting to kiss a married woman. There is a possibility of Nashua, N. H., purchasing an auto pumping engine which will cost $8,500. The total loss of the Naumkeag Cotton Mills plant, the largest single loss in the Salem, Mass., conflagration, has been adjusted at $3,720,000. Another referendum has been added to the Elizabeth, N. J., ballot by the filing of a petition for a firemen’s monument. This referendum has…

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