Danbury Evening News - September 12, 1888 - Insurance Committee investigates Danbury's facilities for extinguishing fires.

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A committee from the New England Insurance Exchange investigated Danbury's facilities for extinguishing fires and makes suggestions for improvements necessary for the proper protection of the town. One of the suggestions is for a paid department.

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1888-09-12

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The Danfettry IHewa
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 'J2, 1883.

THE INSURANCE COMMITTEE.
What They Did.—Their Suggestions.
Poted, That the warden, with a committee
of ourgesses, confer with the water comlssloners In regard to enlarging the water mains.
VoteO., That the flre committee be Instructed
to Investigate the feasibility of reducing to
twelve men each the three leading flre companies, as recommended by the insurance companies.
——Roted^ZThatJthe warflenJbe Instructed to call
a special borough meeting for the purpose of
taking action In regard to the purchase of a
fire steamer.

Death* D uring M onth of August.
1—D. Ferdinand Taylor
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2-ChoeKnox.
. 3—Edna L. Zung...,...-. —..... 2
3-Frank J. Elwell Jr
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5—Edward Lowery
5—Edgar A. Stratum
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5—Carrie Smith
5-Mabel S. White
5—Howard Qoldren
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6—Eugene L, Mulklns;
7—Catherine M. Andrews
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7—Felix Gallagher.
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8—Mary J. Snlfflns
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9—George H. Luck
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9—Frank S. Knapp (5 hours)....
10—Ann E. M. Bouton
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10-Chlld, James Burhance
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-1-1—AftnlP-Stenqnn
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11—Julia Joyce
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11—Charles Howes
12,—John A. Sprague
13—Eliza Hankoft".
13—Richard Egar.
U-Lllly Masterson
H-Melinda T. Williams
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14—Sanford R lley.....,...
15-SasleW. Crofut
16— Ellas Burr Hubbell
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16—Michael T. Barry
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16—Ellen Rachford
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17—Virgil M Archer
18—Mary Gildea
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18—Tttom&s-ft-Kinner „„ .,., 43
18—Eliza M. Tlmma
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19—Francis A. Tllby
19—Charles E. Mills
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20—Maggie Alice D unn...
22-Wllliam R. Burns
22—Ann Callahan
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23-Orvill W alker
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24—Jennie C. velle
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24 — Martin Sterson
25-LlHleO. K napp..
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27—Charles E. Euvard
30—chloe M. Baur
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31—Edwin E. Sherwood
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weakens all." Paine's Celery (
7 the proofs!
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—!ij. have-suffered terrlblyirem
and kidney trouble. I bought tv
Paine's Celery Compound, and ol
help me! I have so much faith ii
cine, for I know what it did for n
Ontario Centre, N. Y. MBS. J.

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Thjtabove, published in last Wednes4 22
day's NEWS w ith"the other borough
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business, were perhaps a surprise to
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most of our citizens, and are not gen7 15
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erally understood.
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The subject of a flre steamer has been
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agitated more or less since the Canal
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- -street fire, but of latent has been almost
" Forfiveyears I suffered with
nervousness. I tried Paine's (
entirely lost in the whirl of other matpouadraatH can truthfully H gyt
ters, and the surprise lies in its being
ties completely cured me. I cheer
mend it, for I know it to be a gocx
brought up so suddenly. The enlarging
CHAS. L.
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Letter Carrier, Station B, Brookl
of the water mains has also been brought
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up before, but the second vote on the
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list was never before heard of in Dan7 2S
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bury, and is a surprise even to the of3
ficers of the flre department.
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It will be remembered t hat immediaT8
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tely after both the Canal and Elm street
CACSE O F D EATH.
"fires, there was much talk regarding the Cholera i nfantum, 19; dysentery. 5: menin- Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Para
gitis, 4 ; d iphtheria, 3 ; t yphoid malaria, 3 ; ness, Dyspepsia, Costiveness
raising of rates by insurance men.
2 ; diarrhoea, i ; p ulmonary conThe investigation has been going on consumption,ccident, i : poisoning, i ; prema- Complaint, Kidney Trouble, I
gestion, 1; a
quietly and on Tuesday a commiitee ture birth, 1; apoplexy, 1; lack of vocal force. plaints, and all diseases arisi
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of f our from the New England Insur- mus,rysipelas, 11; Brlght'3 disease,ereoroaras- pure Blood.
1: cancer,
pneumonia, 1;. c
spiance Exchange came to Danbury in or- nal meningitis,-1. Total, 49.
SI, six for 85. See'that each bottle '
der to make a thorough investigetion of
Trade Mark.
"West Danbury.
our facilities for extinguishing fires.
WELLS, RICHARDSON & Co., Props.,
They Were experts in 'the business and Frederick Bailey has t reatedh:s house
For the Nervous,
did their work quickly and well.
to a new coat of paint.
The Debilitat
Before they left, George C. Stevens, of Joseph L. Day's p roperty on Westthe firm of Bigelow & Stevens, obtain- ville a venue is o ffered for sale.
TH
ed from them a copy of their sugges- Joel M erchant recently purchased a
tions, which were these :
building lot on A bbott avenue.
That two steam fire engines be pur- Neil Mackenzie is building a splendid O.» <&
£
tired looks
speak voli
chased.
place on Westville avenue. The loca- O v ^
Kemedy co
That three of the principal hose com- tion is fine.
ditions^ re;
and vitaliti
panies be limited to twelve men each.
John Lof tus, who is s tudying for the
back youl
That the four-inch pipes r unning ministry, is s pending his vacation with
and beautj
Prepared at I
from Main street be replaced by large Ma parents.
PENSAKY, Ein
Letters of inq
cues.
Columbus L. Keyes and family are
Guide to Hea
That all "dead ends" be done away now occupying their new h ome on West•with.
ville avenue.
TRUE PUBLIC INTE
Ll That a fire marshal be employed.
Mrs. S mith a nd three children, oi
Treated In a clean, manlj
ewarirNr'I^r*«M^iUngJWilliam Jar-T
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People made and kept hea
chased.
vis, sg Lake avenue.
That the water commissioners examine Miss Squires' school is proving a great Dakar's Great America]
the bvdrants more frequently.
convenience, as the distance to New Rheumatism with its vice-like gi

PAINE'S

CELERY GOMF

CURES A

NERVOUS DIS!

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e maKe a proa;
-. are viaiting^Wiliiam J arf eet
noae
People made ana kept he;
vis, 38 Lake avenue.
^chased.
That the water commissioners examine Mies Squires' school is proving a great Baker's Great America:
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convenience, as the distance to New Rheumatismlie ith itscvice-likefg
the hydrants more f requently
victim until loses ontrol o t
These men came here in the interests strett is too great for small children.
then come grave miscafeea. An
v and
torment;
of the different fire insurance com- Watson W iidman is very sick with the ofise'man.neuralgiafrom thes
out a
Relief
panies doing business or having agents typhoid f ever, at his h ome, 36 Lake eases makes a heaven of happln<
ferer, and Bakers-Great—Am«
in town, and the above are merely sug- avenue. Dr. MacDonald a ttends h im. gives that relief. There is no :
gestions made by them as experts,, for The houses on Well avenue ha^e been this, and at this season, In this
ake the mis
the benefit of the town. They consider numbere3. This has proven a great cannot a fford to mf this \vond
without a bottle o
convenience. Fred B. C rofutt did the Damp, chill winter winds, sleet.
all of these i mprovements necessary f or
Ice are as certain to bring on th
the proper protection of the town. Of work.
rheumatism and tortures of n
course they do not order, or even de- Crofut s treet has been opened. I t Baker's Great American specific
mand t hat all, or even any of these be runs s outh f rom Lake a venue, com- Price only soocentsba bottle.
Prepared nly y Maurice
mencing at a p oint opposite Charles Portland. Me. Doollttle & Smith
acted on.
mont street, Boston, Mass., Sell!;
Mr. Stevens, in order that no t ime be Watts' place.
lost, p resented the suggestions b efore The c uivarts t hat carry t he w ater
the board meeting of Wednesday, and from Lake and W estviiie a venues to the
it will be seen t hat p rompt action was river have been rebuilt, and in a most
taken on them.
substantial m anner.
The one relating, to the r eduction of Mrs. H amilton, of W estviiie, haa been
the tire c ompanies w ould p robably re- visiting f riends here, r eturning h ome
late to companies one, two and three Friday. She is e ighty-six years old,
It is to insure prompt and more efficient but r emarkably well preserved, and
DANBUBY., CONN
work from trained men, at a less cost able to read THE N EWS w ithout the aid JSf&S. J. n. FOLSOM, Proprieto
to the borough than if an entire paid of glasses.
department were engaged. The idea is Jarvis Pulley i a g reatly improving
to train the men in their d uties and pay the p lace h e r ecently purchased o n
them' for time actually spent in fire Like a venu?. H e h is e xtended t he
department service. They ' w ould be front p ifizzfT a nd b uilt a n a ddition o n
good, responsible men, living in the the resr. besides m aking interior i mDelicious Candy of Our
vicinity of the quarters of their respec- provements.
tive companies. trader these c ircum- The road w orkers have lowered the
Fresh Every Da
stances a horse and driver would prob- Lake a venue hill, a t the j unction w ith
Abbott a venue, about f ive f eet, thereby
ably be necessary for each carriage.
That the f our inch pipes be r eplaced making a g radual and easy grade f rom OAKES IN EVERY VA2
is to insure a better supply for the the New E ngland r ailway b ridge t o the
CHARLOTTE J
streets immediately in the vicinity of top of the hill.
JELLIES, ICES, ETC
Main street, and so facilitate the distri- The s electmen a re praised h ighly f cr
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bution of water into the small m ains on their p romptness a nd t horoughness i n
<fe
side streets. It would include the mams repairing the roads a fter the late wash- 2O7KalnSt..
on*WMte, Elm, West, Liberty, and other out. They a re now p aving t he gutters
on Lake avenue. This w ill save the
euch streets.
The purchasing of a fire steamer lias town considerable m oney in years to
already been inserted in a call f or a come, as the r oadbed has a lways, been
CAltMEJU, I'UTNAM C
special b orough meeting, and will be: ullied m ore or less a fter every heavy Fifty miles f rom the city. Eas
considered under that head.
stormby the N. Y. & Northern, and Ne1
Rs. 23d year pens Sept.
Tl
By "dead ends" is meant water pipes Good w alks ara needed on Lake and Ing Courses. oH ealthful, 12omeli
h
•coming to a dead stop_at the end of a Westviiie avenues. These streetp, par- progressive. Send for Illustrated
Geo. Crosbvgm
street, and preventing iTfree cironjatiopj ticularly- the f oxni£r^are^thechiefthorThis was the cause of the scarcity of oughfares of West D anbury, and it has
been suggested t hat subscription lists be
water at Canal street.
The duties of a fire marshal, are of placed in N oonan'Br S wift's, Hemingcourse to investigate the origins of fires. way's and Hoyt's stores, in order to
He could be paid for services rendered raise f unds s ufficient t o build plank
walks on these streets. This would enonly.
The purchasing of new Hose, 2,500 feet able all who wish a good uniform walk
of which i<§ recommended is said by our to -contribute t oward t he same. The
« jaora.
„___ ^ matter of examinins of hy- the walk. This would give West Danifants more frequently, It should be at- bury a big boom.

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CONFECTIONERS

Bread of~AH I

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tended to at any rate. The insurance
Committee f ound some hydrant* in very
t»ad condition.

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Annual Dinner.

A. H. D IMC
BETHEL.

Stoves, Ranges and

The t rimmers at Nichols & Hinea held
their third annual clam bake at noon
A Treat for Reporters.
Saturday, beneath the shed in the rear Lawn Mowers, Ice Orear
Col. William H. Stevenson ifl making yard of the shop. It waa a feast in all
ana On Stoves
/arrangements^ to give the newspaper reapecti/
FRUIT JARS AND JELLY T
men of this state a genuine treat. The The menu waa almost too e laborate to
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