WORCESTER. MASS, PROTECTIVE DEPARTMENT.

WORCESTER. MASS, PROTECTIVE DEPARTMENT.

The number of fires and alarms to which the Worcester, Mass., protective department was called last year was 371, being sixteen more than the year before. The number of actual fires where loss occurred was 178. The total loss on buildings and contents was $261,428.8; insurance on buildings, $1,101,117, insurance loss on buildings, $94,532.83; insurance on contents, $1,148,836; insurance loss on contents, $142,802.79; total insurance, $2,249,953; total insurance loss, $231,335.62. The number of companies interested in fires for the year was 117. Nine hundred and seventy-nine stock covers were used in covering goods at fire, and forty-four cover* were spread on roofs to protect the building and contents after fires-.making a total of 1,023 covers used. The receipts of the department, from all sources, including assessments from companies, $6,634.92, and appropriation from the city of Worcester, $2,000, amounted to $11,449-24, and the expenditures to $8,372.25. The department consists of one superintendent, Hiram P. Williamson, one lieutenant, E. L. Stevens, one driver and ten men.

WORCESTER, MASS., PROTECTIVE DEPARTMENT.

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WORCESTER, MASS., PROTECTIVE DEPARTMENT.

At the twentieth annual meeting of the Worcester, Mass., Protective Department recently held in that city, the report of Capt. H. Williamson showed that the fire losses for the past year were less than for any of the three previous years, the average loss by fire being $726.21, the total loss on buildings being $124,908. Capt. Williamson stated that the patrol was in better condition now than ever. He thanked President Pratt and the board of directors for the kind assistance rendered and the interest they had manifested in the patrol,and made pleasant mention of the services of the patrol, the kindness of Mayor Marsh and Chief Vaughn and the members of the fire department. It was voted to continue the department another year at a maximum expense of $8,500. George A. Park was re-elected clerk of the corporation and the following gentlemen will form the board of directors for the ensuing year : John D. Washburn, E. B. Stoddard, A. N. Currier, Charles B. Pratt, Lucius E. Eldred, A. C. Munroe, RogerF. Upham, John F. Crowell, R. James Tatman, Charles L. Gates, and William G. Lichtenfels, who serves in the place of Edward P. Ingraham who has retired from the insurance business. At a meeting of the board of directors the following officers were chosen: President, Hon. Charles B. Pratt; treasurer, Charles E. Grant; secretary, George S. Park; superintendent, H. R. Williamson; auditors, A. CMunroe and R. F. Upham.