Issue 2 and Volume 68.

FIRE DEPARTMENT DOINGS Centralia, Wash., has bought a new fire truck, feeling that the one truck previously in commission was not sufficient protection for a town of more than 8,000 inhabitants. Hoquiam, Wash., firemen have asked an increase of $10 a month. The present rate is $130 for firemen with less than one year of service and $140 a month after that length of time. Ekalaka, Mont., an inland town 42 miles from the railroad has recently organized a fire department and purchased a fire truck fully equipped, according to the Fallon County Times of Baker. Frank Lalone, an Indian trapper in the Adirondacks, nearly lost his life in the forest fires that have been devastating that region. He was compelled to flee before a wall of flame about 75 feet high and his clothing was partially burned from his body. The United States Rubber Company, Eureka Fire Hose Department,…

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