Central New York Has an Association.
The first annual meeting of the Central New York Firemen’s Association was held last week at Auburn, and brought together a large number of people. The convention lasted two days, and consisted principally of perfecting the many details of organization and election of officers and appointing committees.
The committee on permanent organization recommended that the association consist of the companies in the counties of Tompkins, Tioga, Broome, Seneca, Cortland and Cayuga. It was accepted by the convention.
The nomination of Frank M. Baker of Owego as president of the association for the ensuing year was received with great enthusiasm. Mr. Baker urged that some one else be chosen for the position, but the delegates insisted, and his election was made by acclamation with a mighty shout. Vice-presidents were chosen as follows: L. D. Duren, Broome county; Otis S. Beach, Tioga county; A. Frank Cole, Tompkins county; George Downing, Cortland county; E. J. Jewhurst, Cayuga county; Horace N. Rumsey, Seneca county. E. V. Hyatt of Homer was chosen secretary and A. W. Randolph of Ithaca as treasurer.
An executive committee was elected as follows: II. W. Kenney, Tioga county; D. C. Warner, Broome county; John F. Dowd, Cortland county; B. S. Townsend, Cayuga county; W. I. Sherwood, Tompkins county; Charles IX Becker, Seneca county.
The next convention will be held at Ithaca. The great procession was held on Thursday, and thousands of people lined the streets to witness the sight. The tournament also attracted thousands.