Issue 21 and Volume 39.

HOW TO OBTAIN EXEMPTION FROM CIVIC DUTIES. The New York Herald of May 20 has the following extraordinary story, under the heading of “1,500 ‘Bitten’ in Firemen’s Scheme”: “Interesting details of how the volunteer fire companies of Staten Island obtained ‘easy’ money from New York city employes just before the extension of the paid fire service to Richmond were told in the suit brought by Patrick H. Dalton, of No. 756 Bergen street, Brooklyn, for reinstatement as bookkeeper in the register’s office, on the ground that he was a volunteer fireman and protected by the civil service regulations. Judge Dickey has handed down a decision against Dalton, which, if sustained, will affect the rights of more than 1,500 city emploves who became volunteer firemen for the protection. Dalton was elected a member of the Tompkins hose company No. 6, of Tompkinsville, and continued as an active member from July to…

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