Muskegon Had a Busy Year.
Muskegon, Mich., gave its fire department plenty to do last year. The fire alarms responded to were as follows: Responded to outside of city limits, 1; in city, 220—total, 221. There were 9 false alarms besides. The number of fires in brick or stone buildings, was 27; in wooden buildings, 95; in ironclad, 1 ; other than building fires, 100. The number of fires confined to the place of origin was 176; confined to the floor on which they originated, 40; extended to adjoining buildiii~. 6 ; `xtcndcd beyond adjoiniii~ hnildin~s, 1. The total value of property at risk was $906,993.28-iiatncly. buildings, $407,351.70; contents. $499,641.58. The total insurance on property for which claims for loss were made. $64 ,~O6 75, was as under : Buildiii~s. $274,995 ; contents, $374,811.7. -total. $61950675. The total insur ance loss was $15696.16, distributed as follows: Buildings, $ 16,775.24; contents, $28,920.92. The total loss, insured and uninsured, on buildiii~, was $28,448.11; on contents, $34,476.12-total, $62,924.23. As to the loss on buildings and con~ lcii1~ in which the fire originated (the direct loss), the figures are: $62,259.23; on buildings and contents in which fire did not originate (exposure loss), $665—total, $62,924.23. As to operating on fires, going to and going home from them, the following figures tell their own tale of hard work, as those above tell of good and intelligent work: Total number of feet of hose laid, 83,500; total number of feet of hose burst, 700; total number of feet of chemical hose laid, 4,800; total number of miles traveled, 886¾ i total number of hours in service, 636 1-3; total number of feet of ladder used, 2,070; total number of axes used, 193. The officers of the department are as follows: Napoleon Belfy, chief and superintendent of fire alarm; Timothy Coughlin, captain hose company No. 1 ; Albert R. Cayo, captain hose company No. 2; Thomas J. O’Conner, captain hose company No. 3; John Gannon, captain hose company No. 4; Hugh Gilroy, captain hose company No. 5; Harry F. De Witt, captain hose company No. 6; Lawrence Steiner, captain hook and ladder company No. 1. The department is partly full and partly part-paid, and is well up to date in efficiency.