Issue 8 and Volume 56.

CONVENTION OF CHIEFS AN EDUCATIONAL FORCE. Word comes from the city of McComb, Miss., that the city council flatly turned down the request of the chief of the fire department that his expenses to attend the convention of the International Association of Fire Engineers at New Oileans, on October 20 to 26. be defrayed, which is unfortunate for the chief and particularly unfortunate for the city for it is the city which would benefit most in the long run by having the chief participate in the annual meeting of the association. If such annual meeting was for the purpose only of electing a new board of officers one could understand that an economical city council might feel disinclined to incur expense, but the history of the association has shown beyond any shadow of doubt of what value the papers read, the addresses and the discussions and the inspection of apparatus…

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