Leadership

CHIEF AITCHISON DEAD.

Issue 15 and Volume 37.

CHIEF AITCHISON DEAD. It is with the most sincere sorrow that we chronicle the sudden taking off of Alexander W. Aitchison, chief of the fire department of Hamilton, Ont. “He died (writes our correspondent) as he would have wished to die, on duty, not, perhaps, amid the excitement and perils attached to a big fire, but none the less while in the execution of his work as a fireman. On the morning of April 5, in answering an alarm for a grass fire, he was riding at a gallop up John street and turning east, when, as he crossed King street, the chemical combination wagon, driven by Station Foreman Gilbert came on the rush down the same street from Hugh son street. Chief Aitchison whipped up his horse, and Fireman Gilbert pulled his hardest at his team to avoid a collision. Unhappily the effort was in vain. The tongue of…

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