Chief H. F. Magee writes from Dallas, Tex., to warn other chiefs and members of fire departments elsewhere against a man who is going round pretending to get up souvenir numbers and volumes for police and fire departments. He takes care to collect all the money he can lay hold of and then disappears. He mulcted the fire department of Dallas to the tune of some $500 or $600 and has been equally successful at Little Rock, Ark, where, by the way, he went under a different name. The man in question is about thirty-five years of age, five feet, ten inches in height, fair complexioned, and redfaced, lie has two large scars on his face and is a good talker, lie pretends that he is getting up the book for the benefit of relief associations.
As there is so much of this sort of thing going on, it is necessary to caution our readers against this individual, whose name we suppress for the present out of consideration for his family, which is one of the most respected in his neighborhood. If, however, ho persists in thus victimizing the public, bis real name shall be published in full.
We hope he will take the hint and adopt some honest method of making a livelihood.