by Laurel | July 3rd, 2009

July 3, 1898, page 8

The sale of fireworks was allowed to begin yesterday, while the use of them cannot be tolerated under the decree of the board of public works until sunrise of Monday. There is thus likely to be a conflict between patriotism and desire to obey the laws and rules. The lot of the patrolman for the next few days is not expected to be a happy one. All of the men who have been on vacations will be on duty over the Fourth and specials will be put on duty to full in some of the unguarded spots. In anticipation of possible trouble, Chief Lynch has conducted the usual search of the alleyways for combustible that would be likely to cause fires. He will have all of the men on duty in the fire department houses until next Tuesday.

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