Chief Hogg is Presented With a Farm
As a recognition of his good work, Chief Charles M. Hogg of Binghampton, N. Y., has been presented with a farm valued at nearly $5,000 by C. Fred Johnson, a millionaire shoe manufacturer, of Lestershire, N. Y., who is also chief of the fire department of that place. A short time ago Mr. Johnson gave his town a motor pumping engine. Chief Hogg and Mr. Johnson have been close personal friends for years. Mr. Johnson has taken much interest in fire department matters and has served several years as chief of the Lestershire department. Together they have taken trips about the country and Mr. Johnson came to recognize the worth of Chief Hogg as a fire chief. To mutual friends Mr. Johnson has remarked that the chief was giving the best years of his life to his work and when he got through the city would not have made any provision for his retirement. Chief Hogg had dreamed of the day when he could have accumulated enough to acquire a small farm to which he might retire when his fire fighting days were over. Once, in a spirit of jest, he suggested to Mr. Johnson if he ran across a bargain in farms to let him know. Last week Mr. Johnson infoimed the chief that he had discovered an ideal farm near the city. Chief Hogg asked the price and demurred when told it was $4,200. “Never mind,” said Mr. Johnson, “you get the deed made out and we can arrange a transfer.” The deed was made out and Monday Chief Hogg received a check from Mr. Johnson $5,000 with the information the money was to pay for the farm with the compliments of Mr. Johnson and it was to belong to the chief free an clear.