Fire News From the Isthmus.

Fire News From the Isthmus.

Correspondence of FIRE & WATER ENGINEERING.

ANCON, PANAMA, January 10, 1908. The Federal government is taking every precaution to guard against fire. There is now being installed at Ancon, Calebra, Cruppire and Gorgona an up-to-date Gamewell fire-alarm telegraph system. New firehouses are also being built at each of these places, and in the near future there will be installed modern apparatus and full paid fire companies. When the fire department is all installed along the zone in the different towns, it will be one of the best of any in Central America, as everything will be up-todate and the very best that can be purchased.

The Gettysburg, Pa., Water company has filed a $45,000 increase of stock. Its capital is now $90,000.

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