DROPPED DEAD AT HIS POST.
John H. Ingram, Chief of the Lansingburg N. Y. Fire Department, dropped dead Saturday of heart disease while attending to his duties. He had responded to two alarms that day, and it is supposed that over-exertion brought on the attuck, though this was the first manifestation of it ever noticed. He had been at the fire and returned to the engine house, and as he stood just inside the doorway suddenly dropped to the floor. A physician was there almost Instantly, but after an examination declared that death waa instantaneous.
No greater shock could come to any body of men than such an announcement to the Fire Department of Lansingburgh, gathered about their fallen chief. There was not an eye but held a tear, for he was endeared to all of them. Chief Ingram was known not only locally, but in Troy and other places was known us an efficient and gallant fireman. He was an old-time flreman, coming down from the epoch when flremanlc details were different from now, and when it required as much courage, bravery and pluck to attempt to quell the inroads of the fire flend when once started as now, and perhaps more, because of the lack of facilities. As a man, he was couteous and congenial with those with whom he came in contact, and as a husband he was true and faithful, and as a flreman he was ever alert. By trade he was a carpenter, but he took even more interest in the advancement of the local fire department than he did in his avocation, and he lived a life which engendered no animosities, and went into the next world in accordance with duties performed as dictated by his conscience.
Mr. Ingram was known nil over the state among firemen. He was a veteran of the late war, and served his country faithfully. His death is deeply deplored. Mr. Ingram had been Chief of the Istusingburgh Are depart ment nearly twelve years, having succeeded the late Thos. H. Masou. Ho was about fifty-eight years old.