Leadership

BENEFACTORS OF THE NEW YORK CITY FIREMEN.

Issue 6 and Volume 38.

BENEFACTORS OF THE NEW YORK CITY FIREMEN. The Hostetter family, a father and two sons, have been familiar figures at every fire of any importance in the boroughs of Manhattan and The Bronx, New York, for over twenty-five years, and, whenever necessary, have provided coffee or milk for the members of the fire department, carrying refreshments to them even to the tops of burning buildings, and doing it all at their own expense, and at the risk of their own lives. During these twenty-five years they have spent a small fortune in doing these acts of thoughtful kindness. Austin O. Hostetter, one of the sons, answers every alarm of fire, whether it is false or a “hot chimney,” while Edwin A., his brother, and the father, Adolph G., turn out only at the bigger fires. In spite of his seventy years, the father shows not the least decrease of enthusiasm,…

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