Leadership

TOPICS OF THE DAY.

Issue 3 and Volume 28.

TOPICS OF THE DAY. ACCORDING to Secretary Docherty, of this city’s fire department, the charter of Greater New York should be revised by the insertion of a clause giving the deputy fire commissionerthe authority to act as commissioner during the absence of the head of the department. He said that, as the law now stood there was no one with power to perform the acts of the commissioner during absence or illness. The secretary stated that such achange would be the greatest aid to the efficiency of the department. MALARIA is the great obstacle to men of Anglo-Saxon stock settling in Sierra Leone or its neighborhood—that part of Africa being called the “white man’s grave.” The Royal Society of London, has recently received a report from its commission of medical experts which it appointed to make investigations on the subject. This report deals fully with the distribution of the noxious…

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