CHIEF JOSEPH FEATHERINGILL.
Captain Joseph Featheringill, chief engineer of the New Albany, Ind., fire department, has seen mam years of service. His first experience was as a runner, and at the same time he drove the chief’s buggy when Captain William Merker was at the head of the department. He was afterwards appointed driver of one of the reels, and he has served as chief engineer for eight years, to the most thorough satisfaction of both the firemen and the citizens. In every position, from the lowest to the head of the department, he has always been noted for his zeal, courage and fidelity to duty. As chief, his men have never been asked to go into any place of danger where he did not take the lead, and, as a subordinate, he was prompt in obeying any order given him by his superiors. His skill in fighting fires is equal to the courage he has displayed, and, in consequence, the New Albany fire department has a widespread reputation for efficiency in all the cities of this country. He is not only noted for these admirable qualities, but he is even more greatly admired by the people of New Albany on account of the care he exercises over the department, and the economical manner in which he administers its affairs—saving thereby large sums annually to the taxpayers.