Wilmington Raises Fire Officers’ Pay.
An ordinance introduced in council at Wilmington, Del., to become effective as of September 1 provides that the annual salary of the chief engineer of the Wilmington fire department shall be $900, and that the annual salary of the first and second assistant engineers of the department shall be $400 each. At present the chief of the department receives an annual salary of $600, and each of the assistants are allowed $300 yearly. The new ordinance, in addition to the increase in pay of the officers, pro vides that the chief and each of the assistants shall be allowed $25 each per month for the keep of their horses, the shoeing of the animals and for stable board and the repairing of their carriages. The increase in the officers’ pay has been contemplated for some time, as it has been admitted that the fire chiefs have not been receiving pay in proportion to the work they do.