ABOUT THE COMING CONVENTION
Unless all indications fail, the forty – first annual gathering of the International Association of Fire
Engineers in this city next week will be an event carried out on a scale entirely foreign to any previous effort of this organization. The last of the general committee meetings will be held next Friday, when it is expected that all the arrangements for “pulling off” the big affair will be completed. There is little to he said at this writing further than has already been chronicled in these pages, regarding the many features that go to make up the program for the week beginning Monday, September 1, which is also Labor Day, a holiday that is perhaps more generally observed than any other. This issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING is largely devoted to this annual occasion, containing as it does many prominent features in connection with the fire facilities of every municipality. The water departments, however, have not been lost sight of, as several interesting water articles are embraced within the covers. Without giving titles, it may be said that the text of this issue includes many contributions to the vast accumulation of fire literature, which will repay thorough and careful perusal. From a business point of view no other publication ever contained a similar descriptive and pictorial display of fire-fighting material. We take unalloyed pleasure in calling attention to the advertising pages of this number, which embrace the output of the foremost manufacturers of apparatus and accessories in’ the field. Here is a veritable catalogue, showing the latest inventions and most modem facilities for combatting flames. To the city that contemplates the purchase of equipment of any description, the manufacturers make their overtures through this number of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING, which it is hoped will bring them many sales at the Grand Central Palace next week. In behalf of the City of New York, this journal extends a warm welcome to the members of the International Association of Fire Engineers.