Douglas Has a Good Department.
While many an Eastern city, with a larger population than Douglas, Ariz., has a poorly equiped fire department, the Western town has started in so well as to set an example that may wen be followed by other places lacking in proper equipment. Douglas, which is a comparatively new town, already has a population of 10,000, and possesses a climate and business enterprise that promise to attract as many more people in a very short time. For the size of the place ns fire department is certainly one of the uesl equiped in the West. In addition to a good water supply furnishing a pressure of 50 to 75 ID. per sq. in., it has 10-in. mains and forty-two two-way hydrants, ihe department has forty volunteers and four full paid men; a Nott steamer, and a combination chemical and hook and ladder truck, on which is carried 700 ft. of 2j4-m. hose. It also has two hose carts, a 2-horse hose wagon and a hand hose cart. There are 2,31×1 It. of good 2j6-in. hose at present on hand, and this amount will always be kept up to this standard. The department is in charge of W. W. Armstrong, chief. George Grunwaidt is assistant, O. Phelan, engineer, and A. Palmer, driver.