Boston Fire Department Memorial Services
The annual memorial services for the members of the Boston fire department who have passed away during the year was held on Sunday, June 14, under the auspices of the Veteran Firemen’s Association of Boston and the Charitable Association, Boston Fire and Protective Department. The parade assembled at 9:30 a. m., and marched to the cemetery, where the exercises consisted of a selection by the Gate of Heaven Church Band, prayer by Rev. J. H. Thompson, and oration by E. M. Sullivan. The graves were decorated by details from associations.
At 1:30 p. m. a dinner was held at the Municipal Building, Shamut Avenue, at which the toastmaster was H. J. McNealy, president of the Charitable Association. On this occasion addresses were made by Commissioner Glynn, Chief Sennott and E. M. Sullivan.
There were also memorial services held by firemen in other Massachusetts cities on the same day, including Peabody, Lynn, Newburyport, Waltham, Hull, Hingham, Framingham, Arlington, Revere, Quincy, Beverly, Everett, Malden, Chelsea, etc.
This Is No Fish Story
All on account of a fish, and this is avoiding the issue of how big the fish really was, the water works of Alton, Ill., was almost wrecked.
The fish being of the inquisitive kind, not a rare species, entered the water intake, was sucked into the well and became entangled with the pump propellers. The plant had to be closed down for more than an hour while the propeller blades were cleaned from the debris.
New Washington, D. C., Apparatus Ready for Service— The three pieces of fire apparatus recently purchased for Washington, D. C., will be placed in service at an early date according to a recent announcement of Chief Watson. The placing the new apparatus in service will eliminate the tractor drawn fire apparatus.
A. V. Ruggles goes with U. S. Cast Iron Pipe—A. V. Ruggles, who has been identified with the Cleveland, Ohio, water department for the past eleven years, part of the time as commissioner of water, has severed his connection with that department and has joined the organization of the United States Cast Iron Pipe and Foundry Company as special representative.