Issue 12 and Volume 1881 8.

CITY & VICINITY NOTES OF MEN AND THINGS. Private John L. Davis, of Engine Company No. 33. has been promoted to Assistant Engineer of Engine No. 23. Edward Goodchild is the latest addition to the Force. It is to be hoped that he will be always a good child in deed as well as in name. The annual excursion of the members of old Washington Engine No. 20, one of the crack Companies of the Volunteer Department, was an enjoyable affair. A steamboat and barge conveyed the party which was a large one. to Alderney Park, where various amusements were entered into with the zest characteristic of “old boys.” Several members of the present Department were connected with the Company. A case of genuine superstition is recorded of an insurance company whose policy has for several years covered a brick dwelling and furniture, and also a barn on the premises.…

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