THE DALLAS CONVENTION.

THE DALLAS CONVENTION.

Opening of the Proceedings—Election of Officers -Next Place of Meeting.

Special dispatch to FIRE AND WATER ENOINEERINU.

DALLAS, TEX., October 10, 1906.

The thirty-fourth convention of the International Association of Fire Engineers opened here, with every prospect of being a successful meeting. The principal attendance seems to be from the Western and Southern sections; but there is a good representation of Eastern members present. The special excursion arranged by FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING carried more than fifty people, which helped considerably to swell the number in attendance. So far the weather has proved very favorable, arid in all likelihood the convention will be fairly up to an average. Whilst a considerable number of prominent chiefs and manufacturers of fire apparatus are absent, still, the older members of the association put in an appearance, and are using all their best efforts to make the meeting an old-time success. Most of the members were in this city by the evening before, so that on the opening morning there was no delay in setting to work. The mayor of Dallas and other city officials extended a cordial welcome to the delegates, and President Stagg and Secretary McFall were in their places at the appointed time for the beginning of business. While the topics to be discussed are the weakest that have as vet been prepared for a similar occasion, the interest will, nevertheless, be kept up by volunteer questions relating to the fire service. A full report of the proceedings will be forwarded at the close of the sessions: but it may be mentioned here that the election of officers was as follows:

PRES. GEO. C. KELLOGG, SIOUX CITY, IA.

President, George Kellogg, Sioux Citv, la.

First vicepresident. M. E. Higgins, Albany, N. Y. Second vicepresident, Fillmore Tyson, Louisville, Ky.

Treasurer, D. C. Larkin, Dayton. Ohio (re-elected).

Secretary, James McFall, Roanoke, Va. (re-elected).

Washington. D. C., has been chosen as the next place of meeting.

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Final arrangements have been made for transportation to Dallas at the rate of $47.75 for the round trip from New York and proportionate rates from other points. Chief engineers ought to sec that reservations are made for them at once. The special Pullmans will leave New York City foot of Cortlandt street, on Saturday, October 6th, at 3:25 p. m., arriving in Dallas on Monday at 6:25 p. m. Ample provision has been made for the comfort of the delegates using this route, and as it is the shortest and most interesting one going south, no better choice for traveling such a long distance can be made. TICKETS GOOD TO RETURN UP TO OCTOBER 27 m. BAGGAGE SHOULD BE SENT IN EARLY TO AVOID CONFUSION. SUFFICIENT TIME WILL BE ALLOWED ON

THE RETURN TRIP TO VISIT NEW ORLEANS AND WASHINGTON.

Following is itinerary of the trip:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH.

Leave New York via Penna. R. R. 3:25 P. M. foot West 23rd St.

a West Phila. via Penna. R. R. 5 :44

a Baltimore via Penna. R. R. 8:15 “ Union Station.

Arrive Washington via Penna. R. R. 9:25 a ii ii

Leave Washington via Southern R. R.10:00 a

a Lynchburg via N. & W. Ry. 3:10 A. M.

a Roanoke via N. & W. Ry. 5:15

Arrive Chattanooga via SoutheYn Ry. 5:5° PM.

Leave Chattanooga via Queen & Crescent. 6.30

Arrive Shreveport via Queen & Crescent.12:45 Noon

Leave Shreveport via Texas Pacific.12.50

Arrive Dallas via Texas Pacific. 6:25 P.M.

Decide at once to come. See your local railroad passenger agent at once and secure vour ticket, then send to F. W. Shepperd. FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING. 126 Liberty street, New York, fur reservation on Pullman. The best berths and sections may he taken if early applica tion is not received. This is an important matter to bear in mind.

The hotel rates at Dallas will be as follows: The secretary’s office will be at the Oriental Hotel, where about 150 rooms are available, sixty with hath at $4.00 per day, American plan, and ninety without hath $3.00 per day. Hotel Imperial will have about 150 rooms on European plan $ 1 .co without hath, and $1.30 to $2.00 with bath. St. George Hotel on Euronean plan will have 100 available rooms at $1.00 without bath. Majestic Hotel on American plan will have 100 rooms, all with hath. $3.00 per day.