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Chief Sipley's Annual Report

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The seventh annual report of Chief Sipley of the fire department, shows that during the year ending April 1, '96, there were sixty-four alarms responded to during the year, and there were fifty four miles travelled and 25,050 feet of hose laid in responding to the same. Of these alarms forty-six were by telephone and eighteen carae to the engine house direct. The ebemical was used fifty-two times. Property was destroyed to the value of $11,575.89, on which there was $80,225 of insurance. There was $800 worth of property destroyed oa which there was no insurance. The cost of the department has been lightly in advance of the past year, esulting from the fact that there haa )een no changes in employés of late, ind that all the regular men are receiving the maximum wages of $50 per month. Also the hiring of a night vatch, which had come to be practically i necessity. Sinee the paid department was formed here have been 340 alarms responded .o. The department is in excellent shape )oth as to men and horses and appaatus, and will compare favorably with ny of the smaller departments of the tate.