Issue 13 and Volume 56.

FIRE DEPARTMENT DOINGS Springfield. Mass., has increased its permanent firemen to 174. Amesbury, Mass., firemen will have a parade and inspection October 1. Lancaster, Pa., has increased the pay of its paid firemen to $60 a month. There will be a hand engine muster at Amsburg, Mass., October 1 for prizes of $200, $1,00. 450 and $25. The Minneapolis fire department asks for an appropriation of $602,983 for its maintenance the coming year. The annual parade of the Beacon, N. Y., department will take place October 1, with several visiting organizations. At the parade of the Pennsylvania State Firemen’s convention in Harrisburg, Pa., October S prizes will aggregate $1,000. Miami, Fla., has appropriated $100 to pay the expense of Chief Henry R. Chase to the chiefs’ convention at New Orleans next month. The annual meeting of the New Jersey State Fire Chiefs’ Association will be held on the Steel Pier,…

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