Issue 1 and Volume 34.

MAYOR LOW AND THE FIREMEN’S UNION. Says the London Fire and Water: “The frustration by Mayor Low of the foolish attempt to force trade-union principles and restrictions upon the fire department of New York city will have the approval of everyone interested in the well-being of the fire service of that city. There can be no manner of doubt that the proposal to limit and define strictly the hours of work the firemen could be required to perform each week would have seriously affected the efficiency of the department had it been carried through. The men would have become, to a certain extent, masters, and one can easily imagine the many difficulties that would have been brought about by the hill—difficulties which the present unfortunate lack of sympathy between officers and men in the department must have intensified. There is evidently a desire on the part of the fire commissioner—…

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