Issue 22 and Volume 61.

ILL ADVISED ECONOMY. A plan is under consideration in Baltimore, Md., it is stated, to curtail expenses by shutting down the high pressure station and in opposing the proposition a local newspaper declares that to shut down the high pressure station of the fire department would be nothing short of a civic calamity which might easily arise to the height of a civic catastrophe and declares point blank that whatever else may be curtailed in the interests of economy, the fire department should be kept, even at a sacrifice, to the top notch of efficiency. The city, says the local newspaper, had a lesson from the big fire and a policy of economy in this supreme branch of the city’s defenses is suicidal. It may be that in this particular instance measures would be provided which would serve to counteract the disuse of the big high pressure station, at the…

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