FIRE CHIEF OF MUSKOGEE, I. T.

FIRE CHIEF OF MUSKOGEE, I. T.

CHIEF JOHN L. TEMPLETON, MUSKOGEE, I. T.

John L. Templeton, chief of the fire department of Council Bluffs, Ia., has been elected chief of the fire department of Muskogee, I. T., one of the larger cities on the line of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway. He left for there on Sunday night. His family will remain at Council Bluffs for the present, but will follow him as soon as he arranges a home for them. Chief Templeton has resided in Council Bluffs from boyhood, and has been connected with the Council Bluffs fire department much of the time since the days of the old volunteer fire department, and has also been chief of the paid department a good share of the last twenty-five years. Muskogee is a city of about 22,000 inhabitants. Its city officials had been in correspondence with Chief Templeton for several weeks regarding his apointment, his name having been suggested to them by the chief of the fire-department in one of the big cities to whom they, wrote asking where they could secure a firstclass man to take charge of’; their department. Templeton’s name was suggested, and, after correspondence, the cliairinan^O’f the fire committee came to Council Bluffs and held a personal conference with him, after making inquiries among business men in that city regarding his record. Chief Templeton, who has been a resident there for over forty years, expects to make his home in the future in Muskogee. He has a splendid record for efficiency dm ing the time he was in charge of the Council Bluffs department. He is personally popular, and an army of friends will regret his departure, hut wish him success in his new home.

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