New Jersey Firemen Honor Father of Salary Bill
The members of the West Hoboken, N. J., department, last week, presented Assemblyman Thomas B. Curran, of that city, with a gold watch and a gold honorary membership badge in gratification of his work in their behalf. Mr. Curran was the father of the bill providing for the regulation of the pay of firemen in paid departments in towns of New Jersey and which passed at the last election by a large majority. It raised the salary of the chief engineer, establishing the minimum of fifteen hundred dollars, and providing for an assistant chief at fourteen hundred. The captains or foremen of companies are to receive thirteen hundred dollars per year, and their assistants twelve hundred and fifty. Engineers, drivers, horsemen, tillermen, hosemen, etc., receive nine hundred the first year, with an increase of fifty dollars for each year until a maximum of twelve hundred is reached.