Secretary George C. Cumming, of Portsmouth, Va., writes that the dates of the forthcoming convention and tournament of the Virginia State Firemen’s association, to be held at Harrisburg, Va., have been changed from August 23, 24, 25 to August 16, 17, 18.
The water main crossing the Buffalo river at Michigan street. Buffalo, N. Y., broke recently, causing all the industrial etstablishments and people on the island to suffer on account of a shortage of water. It took some time to fit sleeves over the broken places, as divers had to be employed. Meanwhile, water was conveyed across the jackknife bridge through pipes, connected with hydrants at either end; but, whenever the bridge was opened, the pipes had to be disconnected so the service was very poor.