John S. Tully, a member of Mutual Hose Company No. 2, of Minneapolis, Minn., died on the 10th and was buried on the 12th of December, with all the honors due as an active Fireman. A large turnout of the W. D. Department was present at the funeral. The deceased was a member of the State Life Association.
On Friday the Fire Department of Jackson ville, Fla., lost by death Hon. B. A. Thebaut, aged 25 years, one of the most enthusiastic Firemen that ever responded to a call for aid. For years he was foreman of Etna S. F. E. Company No. x, and afterward was elected Assistant-Chief of the Fire Department of this city. Few men among us stood as high in the opinion of his fellow men for rigid integrity, and this fact was evidenced by his funeral held on Sunday, which was the largest ever known in Duval county. He was buried as a Fireman, and members of all our organizations drew his remains to the cemetery, the beauti ful casket being placed upon the Alert’s hose carriage, which was elegantly draped in mourn ing on the occasion. Mr. Thebaut had many personal friends among the Firemen through. out the country.
La~t Sunday afternoon Lewis H. Sweeney, of Philadelphia, one of the Pennsylvania Hose’s members, was buried from his late re sidence, on Green street, above Seventh. He was a correct man, a warm friend, and a good Fireman in the old days of the Volunteers.
-A four-storied tenement house at Natick, R. I., belonging to the A. & W. Sprague estate, was partly burned last week.