NEW YORK’S FIRE DEPARTMENT IN 1896.
The following is a summary of the operations of the fire department of this city for the year 1896:
Underground telegraph—584 alarm boxes, 65 apparatus houses and 6 other fire department buildings, 77 school houses and 3 hospitals are now connected by underground telegraph through subways and subsidiary ducts, by means of 108 1-4 miles of cable having 965 miles of conductors; 108 telegraph poles and 78 miles of wires were taken down during the year; 499 alarm boxes are connected by aerial or overhead wires.
Received for licenses, permits^nd penalties. $53,600
Martin, a Michigan village, with no fire department, has. had its business portion burned. Loss, $15,000,