Issue 5 and Volume 23.

FIRE MATTERS IN GUTHRIE, OKLA. [Special correspondence of FIRE AND WATER ] GUTHRIE, OKLA, January 23. 1898. Guthrie is the most progressive city in the Southwest, and is always apace with, if not in advance of any of the older cities of its population. The last improvement which has been made by the city council was in the shape of adding the chief to the paid department. Chief W.O. Gruber has been connected with the Guthrie fiie department since its organization, lie was one of the organizers of the Pabst hook and ladder company volunteers, and four years ago, when it was made a paid department, Chiel Gruber was selected as driver, which position he has filled with much credit to himself and to the satisfaction of the entire department. When the council decided to put the chief on the paid list, Mr. Gruber was the unanimous choice not only…

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