Issue 8 and Volume 38.

A TIMELY WARNING What the Association is; What it Ought to be; Who Should be Elected Secretary. To THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE ENGINEERS. Gentlemen:—When this association broke away from the restraints thrown round it by the “unwritten law” that prescribed that no man could aspire to the office of president but one who extended an invitation to it to hold its annual convention in the city from which he hailed, and succeeded with the aid of his fellow citizens in raising the necessary amount of money with which to entertain the members in a more or less lavish manner, it made one of the wisest moves that has been made during its existence—one that I believe was hailed with feelings of profound satisfaction by all those who had, and have the interests of the association at heart. The barter of the highest office in…

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