The Philadelphia Muddle.

Issue 27 and Volume 2.

The Philadelphia Muddle. The muddle in the Philadelphia Fire Department gets worse and worse every day. When a body becomes thoroughly diseased it requires a violent effort of nature to slough off the poison that is destroying the vital energies of the system. The Philadel phia Fire I)epartment has reeked with polit ical corruption for years, and the efforts ol honest men to rid it of this destroying ele ment seems like a life or death struggle. Re cent exposures have aroused those who have the interests of the Department at heart to an earnest effort to purify the Service, but the fight between honesty and corruption is at present about an even thing. Politics con trols everything pertaining to the govern ment of that City-politics of the Tweed stripe, that sees a job” in everything and eagerly grasps at it. It will be a hard, if not impossible matter…

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