The closing day of the Cattaraugus County Volunteer Firemen’s Association at Salamanca, N. Y., brought out a large number of firemen and probably 10,000 visitors. The big feature of the program was the parade of firemen. It is reported that there were over twelve hundred men in line, including the visiting departments and all of the local fire organizations. The parade, which was in six divisions, included officers of the New Tri-countv Association, county fire chiefs, village officials, thirty-four separate fire companies and twelve bands. There were also many pieces of fire apparatus prettily decorated.
Prizes were awarded to the Croissey Hook and Ladder Company of Little Valley, for the best appearing company in line; to Fenner Hose Company No. 2 of Fredonia for the best piece of apparatus in line and to Alleghany Hose Company No. 1 for the best decorated cart. r
The largest company in line was Maplewood ’Hose No. 1 of Attica, with forty-seven men in line. This company also came the longest distance, eighty-five miles, to attend the convention. The prize drill award was given to the East Randolph Hose Company. The judges were YV. H. Hazard. John Hoag and J. C. Kriger.