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Wester, Kevin J. (ed.) / Consumed by fire : a collection of writings about the famous Wisconsin Chair Company fire, Port Washington, Wisconsin, February 19, 1899

Saturday Star: Sheboygan, Wisconsin Saturday, March 4, 1899,   pp. 42-43

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could also move in at once and save many of the orders he has been compelled to refuse
since the fire. However, he has stated his willingness to locate at this place and if the
plans of the city council do not miscarry there is no reason why he should not.
Resolutions of Port Washington Council.
Willing to Repay in Dollars and Cents but Chief Sandrok and City Say
The common council of the city of Port Washington shows their appreciation of
the efficient aid rendered by the Sheboygan and Milwaukee fire departments in the
passage of the following resolution, a copy of which was Monday forwarded to Chief
Port Washington, Feb. 24. RESOLVED---That the common council of the city of
Port Washington, in behalf of all the inhabitants of said city, hereby tender to the fire
departments of the cities of Milwaukee and Sheboygan our heartfelt thanks for the prompt
response, generous aid and assistance rendered by them to our city in saving our city from
being totally destroyed by fire on Feb. 20, 1899.
RESOLVED, further, that we sincerely deplore and regret the unfortunate
accident which occurred at said fire, resulting in the death of Fireman Hackett, and the
severe injury of Capt. Linehan, of the Milwaukee department.
RESOLVED, further, that a copy of these resolutions be transmitted by the city
clerk to the fire department of said cities. CHAS. A. MUELLER, Mayor, Passed, Feb.
24, 1899, Wm. A. Tholen, city clerk.
In answer to a letter from City Clerk Tholen asking in what amount Port
Washington was indebted to Sheboygan for aid rendered, Chief Sandrok responded as
follows: Sheboygan, Wis., Feb. 28, 1899, Hon. C. A. Mueller, Mayor Port Washington:
Dear sir---The very kind, grateful and complimentary resolutions of your common
council, under date of Feb. 24, 1899, extending thanks on behalf of all the inhabitants of
your city to the fire departments of Milwaukee and Sheboygan for the neighborly service
rendered in subduing the calamitous conflagration which befell your fair city on the night
of the 20th inst., has been received.
No one could more cheerfully render such assistance, as we did, than the fire
department of Sheboygan, for whom I speak. We must sincerely join in your expression

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