CORSICANA, TEX., FIRE DEPARTMENT
Chief Strupper, of Corsicana, Tex. (who has recently been reelected by acclamation, together with J. A. Higley, hisassistant chief), reports fifteen day alarms and twenty-five night. Losses and insurance paid: Total value of property involved $177,580, amount of insurance on same $106,073, amount of loss $94,596, amount of insurance paid on losses $7536, total amount of property saved by the department $82,984. Of the losses the destruction of the old oil mill alone entailed one of $80,000, with $65,000 insurance, which shows that Corsicana is well protected against pre. Chief Strupper recommends that there be created a fire department fund to be raised by taxation. He reports that the department is “in good condition, is efficient, and peace and harmony reign therein, and we are ready at all times to respond to fire alarms, with the best fire fighters in the State.” .Acting on Chief Struppcr’s recommendation, the city council has ordeied a fire engine and trucks ard other new and complete equipment for the department.
Duluth, Minn., will build a steam tug with a pump of the capacity of 4.500 gallons a minute so as to be able to act as a fireboat.if necessary.