Issue 17 and Volume 29.

FIRE NOTES FROM NEWARK. (From our regular correspondent.) NEWARK, N. J., April 18, 1901. By the death of Captain James O’Brien, of hook and ladder company No. 4, the city of Newark loses the services of one of its oldest, in point of service, and best firemen. The late captain was connected with the Newark fire department for forty years. He first joined engine company No. 6, and was transferred to No. 8, of which he became captain. He was later captain of No. 2 and, finally, of No. 4 hook and ladder company. During his long service as a fireman and officer he met with a number of minor accidents, but managed to escape any serious mishap. He was a capable fireman, a strict disciplinarian, a man of quiet disposition and high character, and was greatly esteemed by his superiors^ and subordinates in the department. A fire in the…

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