CENTRAL STATES ASSOCIATION
THE present issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING, ASIDE FROM CONTAINING MAN other features, including tne proceedings of the International Association of Fire Engineers, is ounged to omit the proceedings of the Central States Water Works Association, which held its annual convention at Cedar Point on Lake Erie, last week. In the election of J. C. Martin of Wilmington, O., to the presidency of the association, according to custom promoted the vice-president of the previous year, and in so doing secured one of the most promising and progressive water works men of the State as the executive head. Mr. Martin is at present also president of the Ohio Water Works Association, and is a popular and approachable man who believes in liberal treatment of the public and the furnishing to them of the very best and most efficient service. In his election the association has made no mistake. Capt. J. C. Beardsley, the retiring president, has made an efficient and devoted official and has performed a distinct service to the association during his administration. Secretary Bricker took the office when the association had become rather run down, and has done much hard and faithful work. He practically prepared the program of the meeting and endeavored in so doing to present practical and timely topics for discussion. His great regret was that the members did not come to his assistance in making the question box what he wished it to be. He consents to take the office for another year, with the proviso that the association must then be ready to find another man. The officers-elect made suitable acknowledgment of the honor conferred, and President-elect Martin bespoke the co-operation of the membership in making his administration a success.