Wester, Kevin J. (ed.) / Consumed by fire : a collection of writings about the famous Wisconsin Chair Company fire, Port Washington, Wisconsin, February 19, 1899
Milwaukee Sentinel: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Friday February 24, 1899, pp. 74-75
Milwaukee Journal: Milwaukee, Wisconsin Monday, February 27, 1899, p. 75
The Sentinel and the Port Washington Fire. J. R. Dennett, vice president of the Wisconsin Chair company, Port Washington, in writing for extra copies of The Sentinel with accounts of the burning of the company's factory, says: "The Sentinel is the paper of the state, as shown in the account of the calamity which has so suddenly fallen on our little city. Over 100 of our old and trusted men are waiting anxiously at our office doors to know what we are to do. The bond of sympathy between the employer and employee is abundantly shown in this town. There has never been a question of dispute between us, and now they are keen to show their kindly feelings to a company that has always had a human feeling for them. It is the one question which most disturbs us---What shall we do with our men?" "Pardon the reference, but we feel it, and cannot help expressing it." MILWAUKEE JOURNAL MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1899 FIREMEN ARE THANKED. Port Washington Council Recognizes Efficient Work of Department. Chief James Foley of the Milwaukee fire department has received from Port Washington a copy of resolutions adopted by the Port Washington common council Friday, expressing thanks for the prompt response and generous aid rendered at the fire there Feb. 20, and expressing deep regret because of the death of Pipeman Hackett and of the injury to Capt. Linehan.
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