HIGH PRAISE FOR SPOKANE.
Chief W. E. Henton, of the fire brigade of Greenwood. B. C., thus speaks of the fire department of Spokane, Wash:
Spokane a little the best fire deparment that I have ever seen. The new station whith has been built by the firemen at Rusk and Sherman is the most convenient building of the kind that it has ever been my good fortune to visit. I could hardly believe that the firemen had built, it all themselves. It is, in my opinion, a perfect building for firemen. The eyetem of alarms here is better than at St. Paul or Denvar. It is the best and was most simple that I have ever seen. It was tested for me, and it is simply beyond my understanding how it worked so well. The telephone attachment is a novelty that I had never before seen and an admirable one. Central station is equipped to the taste of an expert, and the men are well drilled and active. The fact that the man do all their own work is surprising to me. I have gained a number of ideas of department work which I will put into us when I return to Greenwood.
It may be added that Mr. Heaton knows whereof he speaks, He has served on the departments of Salt Lake City, Denver, and St. Paul, and has a thorough knowledge of the department work in those cities.