Issue 16 and Volume 39.

CHANGES AT DETROIT. After twenty-six years of continuous and irreproachable service in the fire department of Detroit, Mich., Fire Marshal William H. Baxter, who is seventy years of age, has retired. He is succeeded by Assistant Fire Marshal John Me Duff. Captain Henry T. Moilles becomes the new assistant. Alvarado Mayer, the inventor of the Mayer relief valve for fire engines, engineer of engine company No. 11. has been retired after twentylive years of actual service, on account of physical disability. He will receive a pension of $600 a year, and former Fire Marshal Baxter one of $1,000 annually. Both men have deserved well of the department, and each leaves behind him an enviable record. Fire Commissioner Croul has also resigned, after between five and ox years’ service, in order to devote more time to his private business. He is succeeded by Sanborn T. McGraw, chairman of the Republican State…

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