BROOKLYN.

BROOKLYN.

The Board of Fire Commissioners held a meeting on Monday last, and removed District Engineer J. Burns, and appointed in his place James Walsh, formerly Foreman of Engine No. 8. The change does not seem to give sa isfaction. Mr. Burns was an excellent engineer, and his successor will find it a hard matter to discharge the duties with any greater degree of efficiency than Mr. Burns did.

Samuel 3urns was made Foreman of Engine No. 8, and two privates were transferred, after which the Commissioners adjourned

On Monday last papers were made out and approved by Judge Moore, committing John Geary to the Kings County Lunatic Asylum. Geary, two years ago, fell from the truck in going to a fire, and in consequence has gradually been deprived of his faculties. Geary has a wife and three children. The Commissioners have placed ’him on the retired list. Edward Murray, driver of Engine No 13, being also disabled in the seiviceof the Department, goes on the list.

Commissioner Gallagher is about to petition the Legislature to increase the retiring fund from $300 to $500 a man. He thinks, and very justly so. the former sum is toa small.

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BROOKLYN.

Fire matters are dull in Brooklyn, but it is only the calm before the storm. As yet the new Commissioners appear to be divided upon the question of patronage, as is evident from the delay in the appointment of a Secretary to the Board. Each Commissioner, it appears, has some favorite whom he is anxious to install ; but as neither seems willing to give way to either colleague, it is not unlikely that the appointment will not be made for some time to come.

At the meeting of the Board of Aldermen last Tuesday, Alderman Duane introduced a resolution which was subsequently referred to the Paid Committee, to reduce the salaries of Foremen to $900 per annum, and $800 for the first year upon every new appointment after the passage of the act, the difference between the first and subsequent years’ salaries to be lessened gradually at the option of the Board of Commissioners.