MINDEN, LA, WATERWORKS. James H. Thompson, consulting engineer, sends the following communication to FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING: “The contract for the construction of the waterworks plant at Minden, La., was awarded to the General Municipal Construction company, of Dallas, Tex., on October 16. The material and machinery will be furnished as follows; Cast iron pipe and special castings. United States Pipe and Foundry company; hydrants, valves and boxes, Rensselaer Manufacturing company, Octavous Jones, manager. Western branch. Chicago. Ill.: pumps and air-compressor, Stilwcll-Bierce and Smith-Vaile company; water tower, Chicago Bridge and Iron company.” The Kentucky Firemen’s association will hold its convention at Lexington, next spring.