INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE ENGINEERS. Special dispatch to FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. DULUTH, MINN., Aug. 16, 1905. The convention opened under most favorable auspices. The weather is quite fine and the attendance is very good. The whole of this afternoon was taken up with a long business session involving much that was important. To-night the Memorial Service will be held and tomorrow the exhibits will be inspected and tests made as required. There is considerable speculation as to the result of the forthcoming election of officers.