CHICAGO, ILL.

CHICAGO, ILL.

The annual report of Fire Chief Swenie. of Chicago, says that, of 5,174 fires, 386 were due to unknown causes, 220 to explosion to lamps, 171 to explosion of gasoline stoves, 212 to defective flues, 180 to children playing with matches, 199 to chimney sparks, 107 to locomotive sparks, 72 known incendiarism, and 276 tosuspected incendiarism. Four new engine-houses were built. Of accidents, 46 were slight; 27 severe, 5 serious, aud 5 fatal The value of fire department property is $2,446,001. The plant, fixtures, pipes and mains, and other property of the Argentine Water Works and Electric Power Cornpany. Mo., arc to be sold at chancery’s sale by order of Judge C. G. Foster, of the United 8tates court, to satisfy a debt of $164,000, interest and costs, held against the company by the Union Trust Company, of New York.

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