Issue 21 and Volume 1885 16.

GOOD WORDS FOR NEW YORK FIREMEN. The New Orleans Picayune contains the following regarding the fire department of New York : The firemen are the most popular of all those who draw salaries from the treasury of New York city. It would be putting it mildly to say that the people like them, (or they have a stronger feeling than liking for them. Firemen are interesting everywhere, and the clatter and rush of the horses, men and engines through the crowded streets creates a sensation and excitement which are new every time, and which the people never can or never will get so used to that they can view them calmly The New York Fire Department is the only branch of the city government that the people consider up to the mark. Politics have not contaminated the force, merit is the only stepping stone to official places in it, and…

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