FIREMEN AT NEW BERNE, N. C.

FIREMEN AT NEW BERNE, N. C.

On August 6 the seventh annual convention of the North Carolina Firemen’s Association met at New Berne, N. C., for a three-days’ session, under the presidency of J. D. McNeil, of Jacksonville. They were welcomed by Mr. W. W. Clark, of New Berne, who was replied to by Hon. John G. Shaw, Congressman of the district. Mayor Ellis added a few words of welcome, and other speeches followed. The following chiefs and assistants were present : Greensboro, J. J. Stone; New Berne. L. J. Taylor and W. B. Barrington; Wilmington, Martin Newman; Salisbury, M. B. B. Capps; Fayetteville, J. D. McNeil. The officers chosen for the ensuing year were: President, J. D. McNeil, Fayetteville (re elected); secretary, I)r. I). Griffiths of Greensboro (re-elected, on motion election made unanimous); treasurer; F. A. Green of New Berne (reelected); statistician, Ben. T. Amerson of Wilson; vicepresident, E.G. Parmeleeof Wilmington; 2d vice-president, C. II. Vogeler of Salem. The usual parade, races, etc., took place on the two succeeding days, as well as an interesting and instructive series of experiments with chemical engines and the American Ball Nozzle—the representative of whose makers, the American Ball Nozzle Company of New York city, Mr. Joseph A. Lambert, after two days’ stay in the city, expressed himself highly pleased all round with the town, the people, the “boys,” and not last nor scarcest, the girls. He says the contest were spirited, the races exceedingly interesting, the parade just splendid, and the floats, with their galaxy of beauty, which brought up the rear of the “ procession,” can’t be beat in seven states. Mr. Lambert’s home is in Atlunta, Ga. The members composing the state championship team for the hand-reel race were as follows : W. T. McCarthy, captain; George D. Hoberts, assistant captain; C. B. Foy, T. D. Carraway, Ellis Williams, Fred Richardson, Joseph Nelson, J. W. Timberlake, James Holton, J. E. Delamar, James W. Gaskill, Geo. C. Jones, H. E. Royal], Ben Ilatsel.

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