Issue 18 and Volume 23.

CORRESPONDENCE. THE TROUBLE AT SAVANNAH. To the EDITOR: The whole trouble over the fire department in this city is due to over much politics of the most factional description. For the last eight or nine years the evil has been growing; it reached its culmination about three years ago when the Citizens’ club —really a political faction—got the reins of power in its hands and proceeded to elect the municipal officers and members of the State legislature. From the legislature the club obtained a bill by which were established five commissions for the govern- ment of the city—the wording of the bill leaving it doubtful as to whether or not these commissions were subject to the city council. This much having been achieved, the club lost no time in appointing men of its own mind to fill the various municipal offices. At the next election the citizens elected a council…

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