Chief Lauer Seriously III.
Charles T. Lauer, chief of the Columbus, Ohio, fire department, is seriously ill at his home in that city. His present illness is thought to be a recurrence of a severe attack of four years ago, when he was compelled to take a long vacation out west. Several weeks ago he began to feel badly and was stricken severely for a time, but rallied and again assumed his duties. He was able, however, to work only a_____fe wdays when he was stricken again. are mainly to the strenuous and irregular work as fire chief. Chief Lauer was appointed as head of the fire department about ten years ago, succeeding Henry Heinmiller. Though previously without fire experience he made good from the start and the Columbus department to-day ranks with the foremost of the United States. During the illness of the chief Assistant Chief Jenkins Daniels is in commend of the department.