Time to Report. Three months ago, directly after the fire, large posters could be seen in every business place headed "FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!" The object of these posters was to call the taxpayers of Chester together to see what could be done to protect the village in case another fire should occur. The meeting was very liberally patronized by many of our citizens, and committees were appointed to investigate means, cost of procuring water, fire and hand engines. All went home evidently happy with the thought that the village of Chester would now certainly be provided with an engine or water works. Since Friday evening, May l0th the matter seemed to be a thing of the past, or in other words, was permitted to drop; and we are no nearer of obtaining the long looked for protection than upon that evening. No one is able to throw any light upon this important question, when the committees are approached upon the subject they have little or nothing to say. During the meeting of May l0th, Rev. Dr. John Burrows made an earnest appeal to al1 present that the time had now arrived when it should be the duty of our, citizens to provide the village of Chester with some means by which they could protect the village in case of fire. He further said not to let the matter "grow cold." It may not appeared to have grown cold with the committee, but the citizens are anxiously awaiting to hear about what is to be done for the protection of our village. Now if the committee will call a meeting and report what they have done in regard to this matter they will not only be doing their duty, but at the same time put a stop to people making the enquiry thus: "What is the matter with our fire committee?"
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