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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.

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John Rathert, aged 60 years, who had been superintendent of the water works of Junction City, Kan., for twenty years, died recently of heart failure while engaged in his usual duties.

James P. Flatley, superintendent of the Green Bay, Wis., water works for twelve years, died, in that city, January 10. He was 46 years old and had been for a number of years a prominent member of the order of Elks.

John W. Horton, for several years assistant city engineer of Sacramento, Cal., died in that city December 24. He was a graduate of the University of California, and was engineer in charge of construction of the recently completed Sacramento by-pass weir.

Marion W. Kingsley, former superintendent and chief engineer of. the Cleveland, Ohio, water works department. died recently at Ripley, N. Y., at the age of 72. He went to Cleveland in 1873 and was in the service of the water works from 1892 to 1901.