Death of a Noted Fireman
In the early part of October the death of Henry Meiggs took place at Lima, Peru, and the funeral was one of the most impressing ever witnessed in that country. Meiggs was a member of the Lima Fire Company ; in fact, was one of the most active men in that department, having always taken a deep interest in its success, while a more benevolent man was seldom found. In a description given of his funeral, we copy the following from an exchange:
The funeral ceremonies were the most impressing ever witnessed in Peru. After the body had been carefully embalmed it was deposited in a superb casket richly ornamented, and this placed in one of tho spacious saloons of the mansion, hung with black and silver, and fragrant with the perfume of beautiful tropical flowers. Resting on a velvet covered base the casket was surrounded with lighted candles, and for twelve hours guarded by men from tho Lima hire Company, of which Mr. Meiggs was an honorary member. These Firemen from the first to tho last proved their gratitude for the benefits received at the hands of their dead friend.
Mr. Meiggs was formerly a member of the New York Fire Department.