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Very convenient.

--The Council has a resolution before it inquiring into the expediency of depositing sections of hose with firemen in various parts of the city, to be used when fires take place. If the city has a sufficiency of hose to make the distribution, without reducing the amount on the reels too much to reach fires, the plan will be a good one; but if not, the danger is that the hose may be scattered in places remote from large fires, and cannot be brought into service without great delay.--If a fireman living near a plug had a section or two of hose, and a fire were to break out in his neighborhood, he might be able to extinguish it in a few seconds; whereas, if the fire was at a distance from him he would be compelled to leave the hose, and could not then return and get them without great loss of time.

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