Lambertville Has a Good Department.
The Lambertville, N. J., and New Hope fire department, which recently held its annual inspection, made a very satisfactory showing. Chief George W. Arnett is a very efficient head, and, under his management, the department has grown in efficiency until it equals that of any other of the same size in the State. Chief Arnett has been in charge for the last eight years and has been re-elected for another term. He is recognised as a very progressive man and was twice vicepresident of the New Jersey Firemen’s Relief Fund association, secretary of the New Jersey Association of Fire Chiefs, and is now State vicepresident of the International association of Fire Engineers. The Lambertville department, which is volunteer, consists of 4 companies; 2 steamers, a truck and a chemical. It has 200 active members, who are acknowledged by the underwriters to be most efficient in their work. The department is controled by the city council. Alfred L. Ely is mayor, and the fire committee consists of Thomas O’Rourke, Gardner J. Fisher and Charles F. Holcombe. Chief Arnett, who is 57 years of age, has served as a fireman since 1868, and he is now actively engaged in working up a large New Jersey delegation for the Columbus convention of Fire Engineers.
Yet another frame summer hotel burned. This time it was the 2-story building at Bay View avenue and Jackson creek, North Beach, run by Emil Steddler. An early morning fire of unknown origin destroyed it, with a loss of $10,000.