Issue 4 and Volume 59.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS South Bend, Ind. A most favorable report comes from South Bend. It shows an increase in the number of fires in 1915 over that of 1914. Figures up until Dec. 14, show 383 fires up to that time. Those for 1914 show a total of 382 fires for the year. There was a total loss of $48,137 on property in 1915, compared with almost twice that sum in 1914. New Britain, Conn. The report of Chief Robert M. Dame, of New Britain, Conn., for 1915 shows a small loss, the per capita figure being as low as HO cents. During the year there were 188 alarms, the largest number the department has ever had in one year. The total loss was only $32,069. March had the highest fiugre, $24,081, and July the lowest, $322. The people of New Britain, which is a large manufacturing town, are to…

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