Issue 5 and Volume 73.

FIRE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES NOTE—Special Fire Business News, with proposals, etc., will he found on page 240.—EDITOR, The members of the Pekin. Ill., fire department held their annual dance on the night of January 24. Fire at Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., destroyed Randolph Hall with a loss estimated at $200,000. The board of fire engineers in Westboro, Mass., voted in favor of the purchase of a new motor pumping engine at a recent meeting. Horse drawn “pungs” have been placed in fire houses in suburban sections of Boston, Mass., for emergency use in the deep snow. They carry chemical extinguishers and hose. Mayor Harland A. McPhetres, of Lynn, Mass., has recommended the completion of fire mains in scattered sections of the city and of the Walnut Street supply line through Breed’s dam to Birch pond. The city council fire committee of Providence, R. I., after a conference with the…

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