THE VACANCY AT CHARLESTON.
The position of chief of the fire department of Charleston. S. C., having become vacant, owing to the sudden and lamented death of the late O. G. Marjenhoflf. it seems the universal opinion that Assistant Chief Louis Behrens will be his successor. He is a thorough fireman and is well known to the members of the New York city firemen with whom he spent a month, when he was attached to one of the hardest stations on the lower East Side of Manhattan, during the time that he was sent up to this city to be instructed in fire drill and to be thoroughly posted in all the methods to be followed in a high-grade fire department.
At Ishpeming, Mich., the city water main is threatened with collapse and must be moved, in consequence of a cave-in at the Lake Angeline mine. If the Pittsburg & Lake Angeline company does not pay the cost of this—at least $5,000—the city must. The 14-in. wooden pipe will cost nearly $3,000, exclusive of freight charges from Bay City and handling.