Issue 24 and Volume 60.

FIRE DEPARTMENT DOINGS From reports covering the United States and Canada the estimated losses by fire during two weeks ending Dec. 11, 1916, aggregated $3,803,000 as compared with $8,378,000 for the corresponding period in 1915. The town hall of Alexandria, Ohio, was recently destroyed by fire. The City Council of Newport, Ohio, is to consider the question of increased pay for firemen at an early date. The firemen of Erie, Pa., have been promised, by Safety Director Kessler, a raise of $15 a month, beginning January 1st. Several large buildings in Shenandoah, Va., were recently destroyed by fire. The loss was $100,000, due mainly to the loss of four large locomotives. The City Council of Miami, Fla., has authorized the purchase of an American-La France motor pumping engine at a cost of $9,500. The new engine is to be delivered inside six months. The Duplex Truck Company, Detroit, Mich., capitalized…

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