Keystone Fire Chiefs’ Association.
A regular stated meeting of the Keystone Fire Chiefs’ Association was held at Reading, Pa., on Thursday, May 13.
The members were met by Chief George W. Miller and a committee of the Firemen’s Union and escorted to the hotel Brighter, where lunch was served, and they were taken on special trolley cars for a trip through the city and over Neversink mountain. On return, other cars were taken for a trip to Mt. Penn and the Eagle’s Mountain house, where a Dutch lunch was partaken of, and was enlivened by the music of the Philharmonic band.
At 8 p. m. a business meeting was held at the Eagle’s house, and 10 new members elected. A very pleasant feature of the evening was the presentation of a handsome vase to Chief Baxter, of Philadelphia, by President Harbster, of the Liberty Fire company, on behalf of the Firemen’s Union.
The members were then taken to the Bijou theatre, where was shown a fine series of moving picturs of the Reading fire department in action. The next meeting of the association will be held in South Bethlehem on September 23. Invitations to the parade at Newark, N. J., on June 14 and Reading, Pa., on September 6 were accepted.
The members left for their homes on Friday morning and were loud in their praise of the very elegant entertainment given them by the firemen of Reading. Those present were:
President, J. C. Baxter, Philadelphia; vicepresidents, Herbert Heston, Philadelphia, and D. E. Benedict, Newark, N. J.; secretary, Fred. Hcech, West Chester, Pa.; treasurer, A. T. Heney, Ardmore, Pa.; Chiefs C. H. Cohn, Allentown, Pa.; F. Gilkeson, Bristol, Pa.; H. A. Foster, Glenside, Pa.; H. F. Ferber, Scranton, Pa.; S. S. Elfreth, Camden, N. J.; Geo. J. Kinkle, Bridgeton, N. J.: Wm. Irvine, Port Reading, N. J.; E. O. Mahan, Chester, Pa.; Samuel Coats, Bridgeport, Pa.; E. Krebs, Mount Carmel, Pa.; C. H. Shlagel, Shamokin, Pa.; S. J. Wolf, South Bethlehem, Pa.; Geo. W. Miller, Reading, Pa.; H. R. Guss, West Chester, Pa.;F. E. Campbell, Carbondale, Pa.; Former Chiefs P. E. Jeffcris, West Chester, Pa.; Fred Meisurnkle, Pottsville, Pa.; H. J. Boyer, Pottsville, Pa.; P. Bushar, Pottsville, Pa.; P. H. Baltz, Pottsville, Pa.; Edward McCarey, Chester, Pa.; E. O. Hartman, Lebanon, Pa.; Max Silberman, Jenkintown, Pa.