Watertown Has Efficient Department The fire department at Watertown, S. D., under the command of Chief James C. Mooney, has been fortunate in keeping the fire losses for the past year down to $6,650. They have had sixty-six fires and have used water at only six of the fires, the balance being fought by chemical streams. The city has a very effective method of inspections. Each month the fire department inspects every building, and Chief Mooney states that by discovering fire hazards before they have had a chance to work, the fire department has been able to achieve such a low annual fire loss. Somerville, Mass., Has Aerial Ladder—A new aerial ladder has been added to the equipment of Somerville, Mass.