Fire Department Notes by the Way.

Issue 7 and Volume 7.

Fire Department Notes by the Way. [From Our Own Correspondent.] BINGHAMTON, N. Y., February 10.—The house of Excelsior Hook and Ladder Company is draped in mourning owing to the death of Charles Morgan, who was one of its best liked members. The companies of the fire department will elect a chief engineer this week. The present chief, Frank Newall, having been appointed a police commissioner, will not be a candidate for the place. The usual yearly talk about forming a paid fire department is going on. While this change will probably come in time, the general opinion is that it is a little too early for it just now. It is proposed to build a new engine house in the spring and add a Babcock aerial truck to the equipment of the fire department. At the water works a larger Gaskell pumping engine will, it is announced, also be substituted…

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