Leadership

CHIEF BONNER, OF MANILA.

Issue 1 and Volume 31.

CHIEF BONNER, OF MANILA. When President Roosevelt was asked last week to send the best available man to Manila to organize and become head of the fire department there, he at once sent for Hugh Bonner, former chief of the fire department of New York, who has consented to go. The salary will be $3,000 a year, with expenses of passage each way. Chief Bonner (for such is again his title) was born in Ireland on June 14, 1839, and came to the United States in 1848. In 1853, when seventeen years old, he joined the old Volunteer fire department, and ran with the Lady Washington engine company No. 40. In 1861 he was made assistant foreman of the company, becoming its foreman in 1863. In 1865 the legislature passed the act establishing the present department, and Hugh Bonner was appointed a foreman and assigned in September of that year…

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