The city fire department has j ust added to lts equipments a new cut-olï, so that th 3 stream oí water f rom the hose on a fire can be cut off at the nozzle thus avoiding tho time lost in getting through a crowd at a hydraut when a fire is out and the water is damaging goods. With this attachment the damage done by water in case of fire can be lessened. By another attachment, lately put in by the department, three streams can be thrown from one hydrant, and the water from one of the three lines of hose can be shut off or it can be turned on again, without stopping the flow of water through the other hose. The efficiency of the Ann Arbor fire department should be recognized. It costs far less than a paid department and who can say that it does not du as good service?