Issue 2 and Volume 83.

WITH THE EDITOR A Public Spirited Act The officers and men of the Detroit, Mich., Fire Department deserve the highest commendation for an act of unselfish public spiritedness performed by them this month. The Board of Fire Commissioners recently voted a raise in pay for the firemen of 5 per cent. of their present salaries. As soon as this advance was made known to the firemen they met and decided to ask the Commissioners to rescind the action taken, asking that the money so appropriated be used to relieve unemployment and distress among the poor of the city. This noble act on the part of the city firemen involves a sum amounting to about $215,900. The men suggested that this sum be used to provide means of employment for those out of positions and thus relieve their distress and provide means for their families’ support. To appreciate fully the significance…

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