CITY & VICINITY

CITY & VICINITY

Truck No. 2 of Newark upset last Saturday while answering an alarm. No one was hurt.

Hoboken will have fourteen fire alarm stations. Work on the new electric system will shortly be commenced.

The Jersey City fire commissioners last week distressed two men from the department and fined three others, all for neglect of duty.

The New York fire commissioners at their last meeting found seven men guilty of neglect of duty. The heaviest punishment inflicted was a fine of twenty-five days’ pay.

The Firemen’s Monument Association of Newark, N. J., was reorganized last week. Theodore Macknet was elected president; F. J. Meeker, secretary, and J. F. Hewson, treasurer. It was decided to raise a monument to cost $5000, and to ask each member of the fire department to contribute. One gentleman has offered to give an amount equal to the whole sum wh’ich the active and ex-members of the department may contribute.

At the meeting of the Newark fire commissioners last week, it was ordered that a gong be placed at the Market street railroad crossing to warn the flagman of the coming of the apparatus.

The old fire headquarters building in New York will be utilized for headquarters of a battalion chief, night quarters of the chief of the department and his first assistant, and quarters for a truck company.

CITY & VICINITY

CITY & VICINITY

The October fires in Brooklyn numbered thirty-five. The total loss was $25,791.

Washington Hose Company of Rahway. N J., will give a sociable on Thanksgiving eve.

The Supply Company of Newark will give a ball in the Academy of Music, Newark, on November 23.

The Brooklyn police, armed with hose, waged war upon bonfires on election night. Eghiy-five were put out in one precinct.

A piece of carbon dropping from an electric arc light, set fire to the dry-goods store ol J. N. Doty on Market street, Newark, last Saturday evening.

The residents of Jersey City htights are calling for better fire protection. They claim that the only respectable engine in that section is now at the repair shop.

Assistant Foreman John Barber of the firi-boat Zophar Mills, recently jumped overboard and saved a child from drowning. His name now graces the roll of honor.

The numbers of members of the New York Department are now stamped upon their clothing with red-hot Irons. No more tending of good suits for inspection purposes.

Fire destroyed a number of frame buildings at the west end of Coney Island on November 10, causing a loss of about $20,000. The residents will now endeavor to form a fire company.

Mrs. Frederick I. Smith of Elizabeth, N. J., on Sunday afternoon accidentally overthrew a lamp. It fell upon a hot stove and exploded, setting fire to her clothing. She died that night.

Last Saturday night a falling mirror in a house in Bayard street. New York, broke a lighted lamp. The burning oil ran over Mrs. Mary Best, her clothes took fire and she was fatally injured, dying next morning.