S. Alex. Dearborn is said to be a candidate of the water and sewerage board of Wakefield, Mass., to succeed Charles H. Learoyd, who is retiring. Mr. Dearborn is a lawyer.

Ex-Chief Peter E. Walsh, of Boston; Chief James M. Casey, of Cambridge; and Chief John Ahearn, of Watertown, were the guests of Chief John P. Doyle, of Wellesley, at an exhibition fire drill held at the Dana Hall school in Wellesley.

Lieutenant John Leary addressed the members of the Box 52 Association on “The Preparation of the New Running Cards for the Boston Fire Department,” and Engineer W. Chester Baily spoke on “Boston’s High Pressure System.”

Allen Hazen, of Hazen, Whipple & Fuller, consulting engineers, New York City, has been engaged by the City of Paterson to undertake a study of its needs and to advise the city of the best source of supply and distribution for a municipal water works.

Patrick A. Daley, superintendent of the water division of Beverly, Mass., has been connected wth the department many years. It is said that Mr. Daley answers every alarm of fire as promptly as the fire department, in order to assure himself that the hydrants are in working order.

The title of the firm of Alvord & Burdick, consulting engineers, 8 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Ill., has been changed to Alvord, Burdick & Howson. Louis R. Howson, whose name is now identified with the firm, has been a member of the organization for fifteen years, as assistant, principal assistant and partner.




Julian P. Wood has been elected superintendent of the water and sewerage department of Marlboro, Mass.

The board of water commissioners of Springfield, Mass., has re-elected Edwin A. Blodget as chairman and A. K. Hathaway as clerk and registrar.

A surprise was tendered Chief William C. Green, of the Concord, N. H., fire department, recently when he was tendered a dinner and given a purse of gold as a souvenir of the completion of 27 years of service.