Leadership

A Baltimore Chief

Issue 1 and Volume 63.

A Baltimore Chief Referring to the great Baltimore fire in 1904, this paper said: The conflagration in Baltimore which exerted and tested the strength, of that department, brought out some ideas of its chief, George W. Horton, who is one of the most progressive chiefs the country has ever known. This fire brought forcibly to the minds of the inhabitants of Baltimore that a chief of recognized ability, when presenting the needs of his department before the populace of the city, should be given due and reasonable credence. Chief Horton is known among the class of men of rare good judgment, when matters pertaining to his responsibility are to be considered. An item printed in August, 1887, says: The fire commissioners of Boston appear well satisfied with the result of their experiment in doing away with the fire alarm bells in one part of the city, and before long their…

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