FIREMEN’S MUSTER AT SOUTHBRIDGE.
In connection with, and in honor of the convention of the Massachusetts State Firemen’s association, which is to be held in Southbridge on September 7, 8, 9, a grand muster of firemen will also take place there, at which prizes to the amount of $43will be awarded as follows: Hand engines, $250, in gold— First prize, $125, second. $75, third, $50; entrance fee, $10; steamer contest—satin tilted water set,goblets, and slop goldlined—value, $60; hose contest—satin tilted water set, goblets and slop, gold-lined—value, $60; hook and ladder contest— satin tilted water set, goblets, and slop, gold-lined—value, $60. A polished black walnut or oak clock, extra fine finish, eightday regulator—value $60. in place of water set, if preferred by winner. The judges and timers to be chiefs chosen from visiting members of the Massachusetts State convention. Chief Marshal, Chief Charles P. Phipps, of Southbridge, chairman, committee of arrangements; assistant marshal and secretary of committee of arrangements, former Chief Charles E. Wilson, Southbridge.
Proposals will be received at the village of New Pay~esville, Minn., until August 8, for a complete system *of water works as advertised in FIRE AND WATER.