Issue 21 and Volume 19.

ATLANTA, GA.; FIRE DEPARTMENT. “The officers and members of the department have conducted themselves admirably during the year, and your committee cannot but feel proud of the Atlanta fire department, and the manner in which our able chief administers the affairs thereof.’ Such are the terms in which the committee on the fire department of Atlanta, Ga., indorse the good work done by Chief Joyner and his officers and men during 1885. During that year there were 353 fire alarms—71 more than in 1894, and the largest number of any year during the existence of the fire department, which in 1885 had an additional amount of duty to perform in protecting the property of the Cotton States and International Exposition Company. This required the equipment and maintenance of four additional companies during four months—all done within the council’s appropriation of $110,000. Chief Joyner (the report notices) “labored in season and…

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