Issue 3 and Volume 1885 15.

FIRE CHIEF CHARLES O. SHAY. MISCELLANY In the great battle with the flames, raging constantly day and night, destroying annually in the United States many lives and property exceeding $100,000,000 in value, able and distinguished commanders are engaged, worthy to rank with the famous generals’of the age. Theirs is a campaign that has no end, and their rebellious foe has to be watched with unremitted vigilance, as his outbreaks in various quarters never cease, and the only hope or chance that can be relied upon to check his progress and prevent him from becoming master of the situation, and from destroying everything before him, is his prompt and vigorous suppression in every instance at the start. Among the masters of the art of war against the arch-destroyer fire, Chief Charles O. Shay of the New York Fire Department has earned a richly-merited distinction. He has been battling with the flames…

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