THE NEW CHIEF AT DAYTON.
Mavor Wright, of Dayton, Ohio, has appointed Fire Marshal Frank Ramby as chief of the department. In giving his reasons for this selection, the mayor says: “The promotion of Marshal Ramby is made on account of his long service, and the fact that he is more intimate with the workings of the department. He has been much in the chief’s confidence, and I believe that I owe it to the people of this citv to pick the man who I think is best qualified to look after the city’s interests and, from his long experience, is well adapted to take right hold and keep the department running in its usual efficient manner.” Marshal Frank R. Ramby, who had charge of the eastern section of the citv, in point of seniority is the oldest marshal on the force, having entered the service as a call-man in 1879. In T88O he was appointed assistant pipeman on the first chemical engine the citv ever owned. Four years later he was anoomted head pipeman of the same company. In 1885 Ramby was appointed captain of chemical company No. 1. and two years later he was appointed assistant chief, which position he has held ever since. When the new code took effect in IQ02, the position was classified as marshal, and since that time he has been officially known as Marshal Ramby. During his twenty-eight years of service Marshal Ramby has been a faithful and efficient officer and fireman.