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During the past summer lookouts have been posted at fire observation and signal stations on four mountains in the Adirondack region of New York, and in consequence the territory under observation has been free of any dangerous fire, something which has not happened before in years. All forest fires originating this year were discovered in their incipiency by the lookouts, and extinguished by fire rangers before they gained enough headway to be destructive. So successful has been this plan that the forest, fish, and game commission has decided to build and equip about twenty more stations on minor peaks in the Adirondacks and Catskills.

Western Union Telegraph officials in New york city express satisfaction over the work done by the cable quadruplex, which is now being used on the ninety-mile cable line from Key West to Havana, and recently invented by Stephen D. Field of Stockbridge, Mass,, a nephew of Cyrus W. Field, who laid the first cable. The quadruplex has long been used on land wires, but Mr. Field is the first to invent an instrument to allow four messages to go over a cable at the same time. Two messages can be sent each way at the same time, but not four from one end, as some have been led to believe.

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