Leadership

AN ATHLETIC FIREMAN.

Issue 18 and Volume 41.

AN ATHLETIC FIREMAN. During the stable-tire in Barrow and Christopher streets, Manhattan, New York, before the arrival of any of the tire apparatus, Fireman Cassidy, the wrestler and athlete of the department, who had spent a day off in New Jersey, passed through Barrow street on his way to hook and ladder company No. 5‘s house, in Charles street. Looking up at the top floor of the burning build ing he saw two n_____groes at the barred window. “Steady, boys,” lie yelled, “Five’ll be here in a moment.” “We sure cawn’t wait, boss,” answered one of the negroes. “I don’t s.’e what else you can do. You can’t get through those bars,” Cassidy yelled back. A moment later truck No. 5 turned the corner into Barrow street. Before any of the members of the company were on the ground Cassidy had seized a scaling ladder and a stout hook from…

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