Issue 21 and Volume 22.

BOSTON NOTES. [Specially written for FIRE AND WATER.] BOSTON’s fire department has seen several changes since the retirement of Assistant Chief Regan. His successor, as already announced, is Second Assistant Chief William T. Cheswell, who was born in Boston on January 7, 1843. While a boy he was a member of Extinguisher company No. 5, and on the introduction of steam fire engines into the city, he was appointed as a substitute in engine company No. 7, becoming a permanent member on April 1, 1863. A year afterwards he was transferred to Barnicoat engine NO. 4, of which he was made the driver, serving in that capacity for seven years, at the expiry of which period he was promoted to be assistant engineer, becoming engineman on April 4, 1874, and captain of the company four days afterwards. On July 1, 1880, he was appointed assistant engineer (or chief) of the…

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