Issue 17 and Volume 1895 18.

HIS HAT SAVED HIM. It was an exciting moment Wednesday, October 9, in front of Arlington Hotel, Augusta, Ga., when Willis J. Fiske, chief of the Olneyville, R. I., fire department was struck in the head by an unmanageable hose pipe at the test of “Quick as Wink” hose coupling. Chief Fiske luckily wore one of the aluminum hats exhibited by C. N. Richardson, proprietor of Combination Ladder Company. The blow was severe, and the hose pipe was dinted and the rim of the hat was bent; but the chief’s skull was not cracked as it otherwise might have been. In the melee Chief Manner, of Lowell, Mass., was thrown squarely on his back in the street, but escaped with a few bruises. The aluminum bat scored one point, and the Ust. was an unlooked for success so far at least as the hat was concerned .

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