Leadership

Gardner Kellogg is Chief.

Issue 46 and Volume 1894 15.

Gardner Kellogg is Chief. FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT. The Seattle, Wash,, fire department continues in the same unfortunate position caused by a set of politicians having control of affairs. The fire commissioners met November 2d, to consider numerous rumors derogatory to the fire department. The result was a unanimous commendation of the fire department. The question of electing a chief was taken up with the result that Gardner Kellogg was the choice by a vote of three to two. Some time ago the commissioners elected the exassistant chief to fill the office; he declined. Captain Dan Allen was then selected by the opponents of Kellogg. When the vote was called three of the commissioners voted for Kellogg, and the fourth and the mayor for Allen. In casting his vote the mayor took occasion to say that he considered he had a right to vote as a member of the commission.…

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