Issue 14 and Volume 39.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING The season for holding annual conventions of every sort and description is close at hand, and the accustomed gatherings will come together and disperse as of old. What shall the harvest be? That depends altogether upon those who compose the meetings. If they are determined that solid good shall result from them, they will take every proper means not only to see that nothing but practical subjects are proposed for discussion, but, also, that the entertainment features are kept pretty much in the background. Hitherto, or, at all events, till quite of late years, the object aimed at by many of those attending these conventions lias too often been rather to have a good time than to derive any real benefit from them. Not infrequently the choice of the place of meeting has been determined solely because it afforded unlimited means of social enjoyment, the result…

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