NEW YORK CITY FIRE BADGES.
The old-style metal fire badges so long used in this city to admit the bearers within the fire lines, have all been taken up. and new ones are being issued at a cost of $1 each. The $5 deposit paid for the old badges is returned to tbe wearer on their being surrendered. The new ones are of linen, with a heavy coating of celluloid; their color is blue, with a white Maltese cross bearing the following inscription: “1906. Police. Will admit bearer within fire lines, but not within buildings. John H. O’Brien, Commissioner.” No more badges will be issued in future to the socalled “buffs.” Only those who are strictly entitled to them will be able to obtain them.
Four persons were killed, six were injured, two of them seriously, and $50,000 worth of damage was done by tbe explosion at Saginaw. Mich., of a large gasoline tank on the second floor of the boilerhouse of tbe Cosendai dye works.