New York State Fire News.

New York State Fire News.

Wantagh had a $20,000 fire recently, when a large lumber yard was burned. Firemen from Bellmore, Seaford, Freeport, and Amityville were called on.

The new fireboat James Duane, of the New York department has a thirty-five foot water tower, enabling it to throw water directly through second-story and higher windows; also directly down upon roofs, decks of vessels, into coal pockets, etc.

At the recent fire department election at Riverhead, Frank C. Lane became head of the department, with Nathan J. Corwin as assistant chief, and for Fire Commissioner B. Frank Howell.

At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Ludlow Valve Manufacturing Company, of Troy, the following directors were elected: T. Christie and James H. Caldwell, of Troy, and Max Nathan, Marcus Stine. Isaac Untermeyer, J. W. Mack and Alfred Nathan, of New York. Mr. Caldwell was named president, to succeed John J. Christie, resigned.

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New York State Fire News.

The Union hook and ladder company, of White Plains, N. Y., has notified all the volunteer companies of Westchester county to be on the lookout tor Harold C. Cox, a member of their company, who has been missing since July 5. Cox was recently thrown from a carriage in a runaway accident, and it is thought that the injury affected his mind. The missing man is twenty-two years old, 3 ft. 11 in. tall and weighs 140 lb. He wore dark clothes, a straw hat and tan shoes. He wore a gold signet ring with the initials H. C. C. and a gold watch with his monogram on the case.

The officers of the Oneida County Association of Active and Exempt Volunteer Firemen, as elected at the tenth annual convention at Utica, are: President, George A. Baer, Oriskany; first vicepresident, William H. Williams, New Hartford; second vicepresident, VV. J. Abbott, Taherg; third vicepresident. James L. Miller, Rome; treasurer, A. L. Easingwood, Clinton; secretary, A. R. Sperry, Boonvilh

At the annual convention of the firemen of Warren, Saratoga and Washington counties, recently held at Sandy Hill, the following officers were elected: President, John H. Moran, Fort Edward; first vicepresident, John E. Asehart, Corinth; second vicepresident, Royal L. Davis, Glens Falls; third vicepresident, John II. Welch. Greenwich: secretary, Thomas A. Pattison. Whitehall: statistician, C. J. Frant, Whitehall; treasurer, I.. Clark Wright, Sandy Hill.

A side aisle sprinkler system is to be installed in the principal car barn in Rochester, N .Y. It is modeled after the automatic compressed air system in use in Cleveland, Ohio, where it has proven a success in restricting fire to the car in which it originates.