Massachusetts Firemen.

Issue 16 and Volume 1893 14.

Massachusetts Firemen. (Special to FIRE AND WATER.) GLOUCESTER, MASS., October 12. The annual State Firemen’s Convention opened here yesterday afternoon at city hall, where the principal fire apparatus supply and fire alarm system companies have a very large exhibit. The convention was called to order by President Whipple, and an address of welcome was delivered by Mayor Andrews and Chief Engineer Merchant of this city. After an introductory address by President Whipple, the following business was transacted ; Collection of dues, appointment of committee to nominate officers for the ensuing year, report of topic committee, reading of the records of the last convention. The convention then adjourned until 7.30 this evening. The local firemen have made elaborate preparations to entertain the visitors, and the citizens in general will add to their comfort. Many .firemen have already arrived, and it is expected that before the close of the convention from 600…

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