Chief G. P. Ryder of St. Stephen
The head of the fire department of St. Stephen, N. B.. Chief G. P. Ryder, is a progressive chief. He has tried to have an electric fire alarm system installed in St. Stephen. For the last three years he has repeatedly recommended an up-to-date fire alarm system and surprise has been expressed by progressive citizens that two enterprising towns like St. Stephen and Milltown, a nearby community, are without an electric fire alarm system. In addition to bis duties as chief of the fire department, Chief Ryder is captain of the 79th Regiment and recruiting officer for the counties of Charlotte, Queens, Lunbury and York. Chief Ryder has four sons in uniform, three of them went to France at the outbreak of the war, September, 1914, and two of them have been wounded. The fourth son went to the war a year later. The chief’s youngest child died recent’y after a sudden illness. The child was removed to the hospital while Chief Ryder was at a fire.