CHIEF MARSTON FETED.
The fact that the thirty-eighth birthday of Chief Marston, of the fire department of Brockton, Mass., fell on March 20, made that day the scene of a pleasant celebration in his honor. After an informal reception of his friends in his home at Pleasant and Warren streets, at which was present a large delegation of the Massachusetts Fire Chiefs’ club, Chief Webber, of the Boston fire department, made a congratulatory address, in which he spoke of the high esteem in which Chief Marston was held by his brother chiefs, and after the recipient of the eulogy had suitably replied, Captain Brophy, of the electrical bureau of Boston, presented him on behalf of the Chiefs’ club with a handsome fireplace set of brass, including screen, fender, andirons, and all, together with a splendid diamond stud, Chief Marston was too much overcome to say more than a few words of heartfelt thanks, which he had hardly concluded before he was called upon to face the fire of the callmen of the Brockton department, who presented him with a handsome silver ice pitcher and set, while Mr. and Mrs. J. Kinney were the donors of a cut glass berry dish; Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Cox, of a large cut glass punch bowl; Wm Z. A. Tobey, a hand-painted chocolate pitcher; the Lime Kiln club, of a fine etching; Thomas W. Flood, wire commissioner, of Boston, of thirty-eight Lawson pinks, and J. H. Cunningham, of the same city, of a beautiful bouquet. The city’s gift was an increase in salary. During tlie afternoon and evening Mayor Coulter and other members of the city government were present. Musical selections, vocal and instrumental, were rendered by Prof. Burrell, Mr. John J. Morton, and members of the Fire Chiefs’ club. Mrs. Marston, assisted by Miss Rosa Marston and Mrs. George Taber, sisters of Chief Marston, and Mesdames E. C. Cox and William II. Pease, dispensed hospitality to their friends.