Leadership

SOLDIERS PROVE GOOD FIREMEN.

Issue 19 and Volume 42.

SOLDIERS PROVE GOOD FIREMEN. Sixty soldiers of the Fifth and the Twenty-third United States infantry put out a fire at Sackett’s Harbor, N. Y., which threatened to wipe out the place. The blaze, which started from a lighted cigar stub, gutted the post office, destroyed several business buildings, including the Jeffreys block, and caused a total damage of $25,000 before being extinguished. A special train carried Watertown’s fire department twelve miles to the scene; but the soldiers with the garrison’s ap paratus already had the flames under control.

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