Issue 26 and Volume 51.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING An effort seems to be making to oust Chief Frank Reynolds from the Augusta fire department. Whatever may be the merits of the case, so far as can be judged it looks like vindictive interference on the part of wily politicians who aim to get rid of a competent fire department head merely because he retards the progress of their schemes by refusing to join the “ring.” Surely it could not he because Chief Reynolds is not an efficient department head, for he stands with the foremost chiefs of the country, and the fire department of Augusta is a shining attestation to his skill. His successor might prove to be a very able chief, hut unless he has been tried and his efficiency demonstrated, the city is taking great chances in making a change. One of the best indications of the efficiency of a chief is…

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