LITTLE FALLS, N. Y., April 28.—The election of a Chief Engineer took place some two weeks ago, and Victor Adams, by a unanimous vote of the Department, was declared elected, and was last week confirmed by the Board of Trustees of the village. The election was held at the Engine-house, of No. 1. After the business was done away with, the boys set in for a good time, which lasted until two o’clock in the morning. Singing, eating, drinking, smoking were quite freely indulged in. The way some of them were taken in on the flour deal wan quite laughable. No. 3, a short time ago, presepted C. B. Leigh, with a fine office chair. No. 2’s hop was held on Monday evening, April 19, and was a very pleasant affair. Marlin Flaherty, and Jacob Kirkwood arc now working for the State. Alfred Archer has been quite sick, but we are glad to say is around again. James Chester, Secretary of No. 1, is about to take a trip through Pennsylvania, for his health. Nos. 2 and 3, will play for the champion hat on May 17. if No. 3 holds it this time, as doubtless it will, the bat will become the Company’s property. Charles Casler, one of No. 3’s hose men, will this evening take a life partner, in the shape of a beautiful and cultured young lady cf Manheirn. May they live long and happily, and never know sorrow, trouble, or care. Congratulations and cigars will be in order,Charles. Charles Scott, the ex-pedestrian, is now a prominent member of No. a, but what he had that red light hanging out for the other Sunday night is bothering the boys. Hope nothing is wrong, Charles. A lamp exploded in a tenement house near No. 3*8 house last Wednesday evening, but no alarm was sounded. The fire alarm telegraph is being thoroughly overhauled and repaired. The wires in a number of places will be taken off* of house tops and placed on poles, and the circuit will be about one mile shorter. The boxes in some places, will be changed. The best and principal change will he in the general alarm; no bell will be used after the change, but two gang whistles six in all, will be placed on two of the mills, one in the Eastern and one in the Western part of the village. The whistles will then blow the number of the district, and will no doubt be a good alarm. On the morning of April xs, a fire broke out in one of the mills, and in nine minutes from the time the alarm was struck, No. 1 had a good stream on the fire. The other Engines quickly followed, and the fire was soon extinguished ; the damage was slight. The two colored boys of No. 3, whom 1 spoke of some time ago, made themselves very conspicuous at this fire. This being the first fire they ever attended as Firemen they could hardly keep their feet after they got there. The fire was nearly out when they arrived, hut the way they spurted around you would take them for Boston drummers or large stockholders in the Boohoo or Funk manufacturing establishment. Last Saturday was the first regular monthly training of the Department. The Engines worked very satisfactorily. On their return to the Engine-houses the Hosemen should be tnoic careful about the running through the streets wi h their Jumper. No. x came near having two or three accidents on their return last Saturday. James Chester and M. Hennessey have been talking about holding a cat show in the near future. It is expected Jim will bring home some rare specimens when he returns from Pennsylvania. They have already secured some fine ones, those they secured the other day were as fine as we ever saw. The boys wish them success in their new pursuit of business, and it is earnestly hoped they will secure the patronage of all the boys of the Department, as they certainly need it. The Board of Trustees have appropriated $oo for new hose. No. 3 is going to have a new spray nozzle, Charles Oyston of this village, is the patentee, and the nozzle is made in Troy ; it will cost about $20. No. x’s flag was flying last Saturday for S. M. Van ALtine. Good enough Law. A number of 3’s mashers attended No. 2*s dance; one of them remarked that it was the first time he ever went that he was ashamed of himself. He i a darling, you bet he is.” U. N.
AURORA, 111* April *7.–A meeting of the council was recently held, at which appointments of officers of the Fire Department for the ensuing year were made. Mayor Brady handed the clerk a communication he had received from the committee appointed at the Firemen’s meeting, giving an account of the proceedings at the said meeting, whereat William Eggerman was declared the unanimous choice of the Fire Department for Chief, and M. Fla set for Assistant. As soon as the clerk finished reading. Mayor Brady arose, and after a few appropriate remarks, nominated William Eggerman for Chief. For a second it was as quiet as death,and then Alderman Phillips moved that the nomination be confirmed, which motion was passed unanimously. The remainder of the appointments were as follows: Assistant Chief, M. Hassett ; Engineer, Suanicr No. i, A. F. Wallace ; Stoker, Steamer No. i, H. B. Sperry; Engineer, Steamer No. a, B. W. Morris ; Stoker, Steamer No. a, H. A. Rackmeyer; West Side Holly Wheel, L. P. Hoyt; East Side Holly Wheel, J. H. Hubbard. At a recent fire in a large woolen mill, it was shown that the Hook and Ladder boys arc sadly in need of new ladders. Not one of all they had would reach to the top of the building, and it is a low one at that. Chief Eggerman won many compliments by his actions during the fire. He is getting plenty of practice since he took his new place, and he shows himself off to advantage. HOMO.
BUFFALO, April 26.—At 4.50 A. M., April 17, an alarm was turned in from box 142, caused by the discovery of fire in a frame building in Seckler’s Summer Garden, and as this was the first fire for our paid force, and as tha wind was blowing almost a gale at the time, considerable curiosity was aroused, as to how the boys would work. Four Steamers, one Hook and Ladder, and one Chemical Engine responded with a working force of 33 men, under command of Assistant Chief Hibsch, and the way they extinguished that fire would have done credit to a veteran corps. That our Paid Department will be a grand success none but those who have made the old Volunteer Hose Houses their homes for years will deny. The bill creating a fire commis-ion in this city has passed both branches of the Legislature, and now only awaits the Governor’s signature to become a law. The Mayor will undoubtedly name the new board on the first Monday in May, and the term of service of all connected with the Department will expire in ten days thereafter. It is of course idle to predict what steps or changes the new board will make, but undoubtedly all changes made will be for the better, and our citizens may rest content that our force of 167 men, and which will probably, and ought to, be increased, is equal to any. It is to be hoped that the Commissioners wi 1 increase the number of Assistant Engineers from two, as at present, to four. The territory covered by our Department is altogether too large for the Chief and two assistants. The boys are ail on the anxious scat concerning their positions in the future. John White, the handsome and very amiable little fellow who holds the ribbons over the Chiefs thoroughbred, was a few days ago presented with a new regulation hat and front by a few of the rctiting fire sharps. Hydrant Hose Company]No. 1, of Lockport, N. Y., intends to participate in the parade, in connection with the State Association at Auburn the coming Summer, as a strictly total abstinence organization, they having recently, during the temperance craze in that city, marched in a body from their Hosehouse to the place where the advocates of water and users of morphine were holding forth, and signed the temperance pledge. The juvenile organization known as Hodge Hose Company No. 4 has followed suit. George R. Brown and Billy Rosenblatt, both for many years connected with Neptune Hose Company No. 5, of the old Department, have opened a first-class liquor store and sample room at No. 192 Main street in this city, where all good fire sharps visiting Buffalo are made welcome ; and perhaps it may not be out of place to say that another gentleman, at one time a member of the same Company, is making himself felt throughout this State as a very effective worker in the cause of temperance. This gentleman is William W. Gunnison, Grand Lecturer to the Grand Lodge, etc., etc. The new Department will appear in new fire hats and fronts on May 1. J. A. Taggcrt, of this city, requests me to say tha*. he has fire apparatus for sale a’ appears in his advertisement, and which I know to be very neat, and can advise all in want of such apparatus to communicate with Mr. T. before purchasing elsewhere. I would say for the benefit of those, if any there be, unacquainted with the hitching time of Chemical Engine No. x, that this crew run their horses 33 feet, hitch, and have a man in the seat all ready to go m five seconds, three men making all snaps, and, by the way, the valiant Fire King,” of Omaha, whose Dcfi ” was so promptly accepted by this crew to the amount of $500, has not seen fit to come to the front like a man as yet. In reply to the question propounded by your lady correspondent as to why I do not mention the annual parades of the Department I would say that last year that duty was delegated to another who failed to perform it, and of which fact I was not cognizant until the matter was too old for publication. If I am not greatly mistaken Miss Hook and Eye ” was a visitor in our city some months, and a subscriber to your valuable JOURNAL. ROB ROY.