Chief J. W. Weaver Resigns Chief J. W. Weaver, head of Nashville, Tenn., department retired from the service on March 1. He was born in Tennessee and, while still a young man, moved to Nashville. This was in 1883. He was a carpenter by trade and followed that vocation until 1894 when he received his appointment to the fire department. Weaver served as pipeman and ladderman until August, 1897. At that time he was promoted to lieutenant. He served in that office until 1898 when he was advanced to the post of captain. Mr. Weaver was captain for five years and on August 28, 1903, he was made assistant chief. He was made head of the department on August 2, 1920, and succeeded the late chief, Antonio A. Rozetta, who died on July 22, 1920.