The fire alarm on Thursday evening of last week was caused by the explosion or upsetting of a lamp. No need of ringing a fire bell and alarming the whole city. Do that only when there is need of assistance. Yet it is of no wonder that everybody feels so timid about fire. The city has no fire department, no fire engine, no hook and ladder company, no water tanks — absolutely no protection against fire except a few Babcock fire extinguishers distributed through the city.
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