Fire Follows Firemen’s Dance

Fire Follows Firemen’s Dance

After the firemen of Biddeford, Me., had danced all night at their firemen’s hall, they were called out early in the morning to extinguish a blaze in the business section of the town. The fire started in a barber shop and spread to adjoining buildings resulting in a $30,000 damage.

Brainerd, Minn., Considers Apparatus Purchase—The city of Brainerd, Minn., is considering the purchase of additional fire apparatus at a cost of $6,500.

Melrose, Park, Ill., to Connect Dead Water Ends—Maywood, Ill., is planning to connect all dead ends in the extreme northern section of the city.

New Pumper for Dubuque, Ia.—The city of Dubuque, la., is awaiting the delivery of a 1,000-gallon Ahren-Fox pumper. This apparatus, according to Chief S. W. Fisher, will be placed in service immediately.

Fire Department Organized in Mantorville, Minn.—With eighteen men as a nucleus, a fire department was formed in Mantorville, Minn. A committee was appointed to purchase the necessary fire equipment.

Better Protection for Blooming Prairie, Minn.—The merchants of Blooming Prairie, Minn., are endeavoring to secure better fire protection for the farmers in that section. Under the present plans about 500 farmers in a territory within eight miles of the village will be served.

Holtzer-Cabot Issues Souvenir—A beautiful printed souvenir of forty-six pages and cover has been issued by the HoltzerCabot Electric Company, of Boston, Mass., on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the corporation. The cover is in heavy board, printed and embossed in gold. There is a historical review, portraits of the officers and staff of the company, views of the interiors of factory and offices, groups of employees, of athletic activities, a “Roll of Honor” of those who served in the World War, and of men and women who have served the company for ten years or more, and views of the various products of the company. The book is a credit to the company both as to its subject matter and its typography.

A Real Bull Story During the preliminaries of fighting a fire in one of the small Western towns, a fireman was in a nearby yard coupling the hose. Some one called the fireman’s attention to the gentle cow in the same yard who was just then approaching. In fact the cow wanted to get acquainted. The fire-fighter did not have any toreadoric tendencies or inclinations, and without even considering as to whether or not it could be done, he leaped over the steel fence and then kept rolling until he had reached a safe distance.

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