Joseph Valentine, who has a record of 14 years’ service in the fire department of Rock Island. Ill., has been appointed assistant chief.
Captain L. D. Goddard has been released from the service and entered upon his new duties as superintendent of the combined city, water, and light plants of Escanaba, Mich.
Explosion of a small tank of sulphuric acid, with which he was working, blinded Edward Yoho, the Sandusky, Ohio, fire department mechanician, recently. The sight of both eyes was destroyed.
Cornelius J. Murphy, new chief of the fire department of Janesville, Wis., has been in the department a longer time than any other member. He joined it when only a boy and soon reached the position of assistant chief. He has been nearly 30 years in the department.