THE ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT
The programme for the coming Tournament of the Illinois State Firemen’s Association to be held at Quincy on August 30, 31, and September 1, is as follows:
First Day, Tuesday Aug. 30, meeting of Association at 2 P. M.
Second Day, Wednesday, Aug. 31. Parade at 9 A. M. Afternoon, State Hook and Ladder race—first prize $200; second prize, $100; third prize, $50. State Hose Race—first prize $200; second prize $100; third prize $50.
Third Day, Thursday, Sept. 1. Hand Engines.—first prize, $200; second prize $100. Chemical Engines—first prize $50. Steamers—first prize ,$125; second prize, $75. Half Mile Foot Race—first prize, $20; second prize $10. 100 Yards Fat Man’s Race—first prize $20. Trial of Couplers—to run 50 feet, break coupling and put in pipe: prize $30 and plated play-pipe and couplings. Trial of Climber—to run so feet and climb 30 foot standing ladder, prize $20. The plated play-pipe and couplings were donated by E. B. Preston, of Chicago. The coupling and climbing prizes are open to the world. The sweepstakes races are also open to the world ; Hand Engines $ioo; Hose Companies $300. Morgan, Wheeler & Morgan, Chicago, will give a prize of a silver tea-set, consisting ot eight pieces and worth $200, to the Hose Company making the best time.
Adams & Westlake Manufacturing Company offer six silver-plated Firemen’s lante ns.