Issue 11 and Volume 1885 16.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE ENGINEERS. THIRTEENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION, AT LONG BRANCH. The National Association did a wise thing when it decided to hold its annual convention this year at Long Branch, for the attractions of that beautiful seaside resort were such as served to draw together an unusually large number of chiefs, and to make the gathering one of the pleasantest yet held. Heretofore the conventions have been held in large cities, and there has been an advantage in doing so, to a certain extent, for every large city has a well equipped department, and the chiefs from smaller places are enabled to see the most improved fire extinguishing machinery and the latest improvements in appliances. Opposed to this is the fact that a large city is always noisy and bustling, and offers various temptations to lure the delegates from the business sessions of the association. At Long Branch, everything…

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