NORTH CAROLINA FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION.
The tenth annual convention of the North Carolina Firemen’s association, recently held at Ashe ville, was presided over by James D. McNeill, of Fayetteville. Addresses of welcome were delivered by the mayor and corporation counsel. President McNeill replying. A cup won last vear by the Southside hose company, of Greensboro, at the Winston-Salem tournament was presented to the winners by Mayor A. IT. Boyd, of Salisubrv and acknowledged by Capt. Mendenhall. The following topics were discussed: “How to organise and maintain an effective fire organisation;” “Care of fire Hose;” “Duty of firemen in protecting property from water at fires;” “Value of chemical fire extinguishers and how used to the best advantage;” “The most effective fire alarm system where there is no electrical system;’ “Benefits of the North Carolina firemen’s association“ I he National Firemen’s association;” “Additional legislation needed.” The report of Secretary von Glahn stated that there were sixty-nine organisations in the association, representing thirty-four cities and towns. According to the report of Treasurer Taylor, there was balance of $470.54 in favor of the relief fund. Hie following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President. James D. McNeill: first vicepresident. Mayor Bovden. of Salisbury; second viceoresident. J. F. Madrv: secretary. W C von Glahn: treasurer. R. C. Tavlor. Wilmington was chosen as the next place of meetiti ho Charleston, S. C.. fire company, through F. A, Whiting, presentee! a loving cup to Presi dent McNeill, whe thanked the donors in feel-‘ ing terms.
The Westport, Miss,, fire department will have a parade in the fall.