Leadership

AN HONOR TO THE FIREMEN.

Issue 12 and Volume 1888 4.

AN HONOR TO THE FIREMEN. Seven firemen lost their lives in the fire at Baltimore on Sunday. Falling walls imprisoned them in a burning building, and they died slowly in horrible agony. A fireman’s life is full of perils. Fighting the flames of a great conflagration, firemen encounter greater personal dangers than the average soldier in a great battle. They fight an enemy that gives no quarter. Captured by that enemy, they suffer death in its most cruel form. After a catastrophe like the one at Baltimore the public proclaims the bravery of tne firemen. Perhaps a passing tribute is paid to their heroism ; perhaps some little effort is made to comfort and help the widows and the orphans—and next week the taxpayers resume their growl over the expense of the department 1 Weil, this is the way of the world. The greatest public service or the strongest personal…

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