Leadership

Funeral of Chief Belt.

Issue 27 and Volume 44.

Funeral of Chief Belt. The funeral of the late Chief William F. T. Belt, of the Washington, D. C., fire department, who died suddenly on Dec. 13, took place in Glenwood cemetery. It was attended by wellknown chiefs from other cities. Chief Horton, of Baltimore, was there, with a detail of fifty firemen from his department. Chief Petty, of Alexandria, brought with him thirty men. There were also present Chief Allen, of Trenton, N. J.; Chief Tyson, of Louisville, Ky., and Chief McFall, of Roanoke, Va. Chief Croker, of New York, had hoped to attend; but duties arising the last moment prevented. The body, escorted by the guard of honor, composed of Washington firemen, consisting of 125 men, under command of Acting Chief Wagner, was taken to the Eastern Presbyterian church, at Sixth street and Maryland avenue northeast. F’or half an hour it lay itt state. On the arrival of…

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