Issue 13 and Volume 29.

VICTORIA FIRE DRPARTMENT. IT is a difficult position in which to place the chief of a Are department when he is asked to write a brief history of the people he has been connected with for thirty years. Words of praise are usually considered “puffs,” while censure brings down the wrath of those who stand on the sidewalk and view our work from the standpoint of their immediate friends in the service. It would be better for some of the ex-chiefs of the volunteer days to give their experience during the early days of the city. We have several of the gentlemen with us yet, while the majority have crossed the silent river after years of faithful service. The volunteer tire department dates from October 19, 1859, after the destruction by fire, of Patrick’s corner, at the intersection of Government, and Johnson streets. The late Amor DeCosmos was the moving…

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