There were 307 alarms of which nine were false. Of these 180 were for chimney fires only, 117 resulted in serious damage, and in 110 the damage was slight. There were 69 alarms less than for the previous year, but the fires included Arnott’s warehouse, the most destructive since 1875. The brigade turned out 105 times; the other alarms were answered by men with hand pumps. There are 1,886 hydrants within the municipal boundary. The total amount of property at risk was $2,800,000 and the total loss wasestimated at about $000,000. The apparatus consists of three steamers and hose wagons, with appurtenances, including jumping netsand life lines. Some 0,000 feet of new hose is badly needed. One horse died and two were purchased. The total amount paid to firemen in wages was $15,000. The discipline is satisfactory and the men have keen appreciation of tin; duties required of them.