Issue 9 and Volume 19.

NEW YORK FIRE GOSSIP. WEEDING out process is about to be applied to the fire department by which the useless men are to be gotten rid of by a system of physical and mental examinations in accordance with civil service rules providing for such examinations every three years. The fire commissioners and Chief Bonner will examine chiefs of battalions, who in their turn will examine the captains. Each captain will report on his own men, while the medical board will look after the physical end of the business. The commissioners emphatically declare that the examination will be perfectly fair and only for the good of the department. It is intended to reduce the clerical force at headquarters at the same time, and to send back the superfluous clerks to active fire duty.-The Produce Exchange experts have reported that none of the samples of oats furnished to the fire department bv…

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