THE GREAT TURN-OUT AT PORT CHESTER.
There was a great gathering of firemen from all the surrounding towns, at Port Chester, N. Y., on Wednesday last. It was the largest assemblage of firefighters seen in this district for many a year, and the arrangements were so perfect that all went as “merry as a marriage bell,” and the visitors returned home delighted to a man with Chief Philip Baker and his aides for the pleasant meeting. Early in the day the visiting firemen began to arrive, and by noon, the time for starting the parade, there must have been more than 3,000 uniformed men and onethird of that number of musicians in the city. There were contingents from Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Marmaroneck: Rye. Stamford— in fact, all places within fifty miles of Port Chester—present, and a distinguished number of guests were invited to witness the parade. Shortly after noon the companies formed and marched through the principal streets of the city to the music of many bands. It was a pleasant and inspiring sight, and the men were enthusiastically greeted at every point of vantage along the route. Chief Edward F. Croker and Battalion Chief Doctor Harry Archer were among those on the reviewing stand. There was a liberal amount of refreshment provided for those present—in fact, a more perfect entertainment could not very well be devised. The cred it for the arrangement must be given to N. F. Palmer, chairman of the general committee, Philip Baker, chief engineer of the Port Chester fire department and C. D. Camp, secretary.