Death of Assistant Chief Dunlap.

Death of Assistant Chief Dunlap.

It will be remembered that District Engineer Samuel Dunlap, one of the best known and bravest of the Philadelphia fire department, with several other firemen, was overcome by smoke while fighting a moving-picture show in that city, and was taken to hospital in a very precarious condition. He never rallied, but died on New Year’s Eve in the institution to which he had been taken. The fire took place in the cellar of the premises on which the show was being given. The late district chief had been thirtythree yeais in the department, and was looked upon as one of the best equiped men in the service, as he was also one of the most esteemed and respected at once for bis bravery as for his general courtesy and integrity. These sentiments were not confined only to the members of the d parlment but were commonly held by ti e citizens of Philadelphia and the highest officers in tiie Slate. He had been in more accidents and had received more grievious injuries than any other city fireman, and had more than once astonished the surgeons by his wonderful vitality, which brought him round again after he had been pronounced at the point of death. He lived to be sixty-one years of age and died on duty. His funeral was attended by the governor of the State, many of the high officials of the city, and the fire department, and a great number of visiting firemen and Grand Army men of the post to which he belonged. The escort consisted of all the foremen of the department.

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