OUR FIFTY-NINTH VOLUME.
This issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING, commencing the fifty-ninth volume, contains a large amount of news, gathered from all sections of the country and covering the two municipal utilities to which it is exclusively devoted. Like other numbers of this journal the news is presented in a clear and concise form so that those interested may be kept posted on important subjects of interest and value in their professions. The subjects in this issue include a special article on the “Fire Service in Illinois,” an illustrated description of the handsome new fire alarm headquarters building for the city of Albany, N. Y.; a paper on “Earthing Electrical Systems to Water Pipes,” with diagrams by Messrs. Burton McCollum and O. S. Peters. The paper is valuable as it answers technical questions relating to fire and water methods of pipe line work. Combining these and other special features with the latest illustrated news matter, this issue presents a good example of the matter readers of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING will be furnished for their weekly reading and study during the year 1916, the thirty-ninth in its history. To produce a paper of such value that its readers look forward to it each week as meeting their needs, in an interesting and attractive manner, will be the earnest aim of the publisher.