Clipped From The Scranton Truth
FREE FROM BIG FIRES. The city was remarkably free from disastrous fires during the year, the largest of them being those at the G. W. Watklus building on Lackawanna avenue, the Empire Dry Goods store ou Penn avenue and the Jersey Central station on Lackawanna avenue. The year saw the introduction of ao automobile into tbe Are department. Several months ago this was added to the city's fire fighting facilities and it has already proved of great value. During the year the health of the city has been good, the record for contagious diseases establishing a new lew record.