FIREMEN’S PARADE AT ALBANY.
On Wednesday afternoon the thirtieth annual parade of the fire department of Albany, N. Y., took place in that city. Three battalions took part in it. The first was in command of Chief M. E. Higgins, and consisted of steamer companies Nos.I, 2, 3, 4 inclusively and truck company No. 1-each being under the charge of its own foreman. The second battalion was led by Assistant Chief Thomas S. Jones, and was made up of steamer companies Nos. 5, 6, 7 and truck company No. 2. In the third battalion, which was headed by Assistant Call Chief John J. Hughes, were steamer companies No. 8, 9, xo and truck company No. 3, with their foremen, ten engines and tenders, the three trucks, the fire alarm wagon, supply wagon, and the Albany Protectives and wagon under Superintendent Frank H. Wetherwax. The three battalions were preceded by mounted police as skirmishers, the clerk of the department, superintendent of fire alarm, platoon of police under two sergeants, the Tenth battalion band, the drum, fife, and bugle corps of the same battalion, and carriages, in which were the mayor of the city and board of fire commissioners, who, with Chief Higgins, inspected the department. The line of march, after the inspection, was through the principal streets to headquarters in the City building, whete the department was reviewed by the mayor, fire commissioners, and Chief Higgins. who had no reason for feeling otherwise than highly gratified at the fine appearance presennted by men, apparatus, and horses.