The Old Time Maroon

Issue 12 and Volume 79.

The Old Time Maroon The summoning of firemen by means of exploding a “maroon,” is becoming obnoxious to the people of Maidenhead, England. The reason is that on a recent occasion several firemen were blown off their feet, many windows were broken, dwellings were damaged and the station nearly wrecked by one of these blasts. It seems that the maroon hit several telegraph wires, fell in the street and there exploded. The town is now to have a fire siren.

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