THE LATE E. T. IVINS.
It is appropriate at this time to call attention to the death of Elbert T. Ivins, the once popular and enthusiastic supply man. who always contributed much to the success of the American Waterworks association.
Elbert T. Ivins was born at Browns Mills, Burlington county, New Jersey, November 22, 1855. At an early age he went to the common school, and, when twelve years old, entered the seminary at Fordentown, where he stayed for three years, and from which institution he went to Bishop Doane’s college at Burlington for four years. At the age of twenty two he moved to South Bend, Ind., where in 1880 he married a Miss Lulu Hart. In 1887 he changed from South Bend to Trenton. N. J., where he engaged in business, and later on he was connected with the Evening Times. His wife died in Trenton. In 1809 he married Miss Fannie Pope, of Bloomington. Ill. The last ten years of his life were spent in connection with the Thomson Meter company, of Brooklyn, New York. He leaves a widow, With his sons by his first wife.
During a recent gasometer fire at Fall River, Mass., the lives of the firemen were for some time in danger. The standpipe, 120 feet high, was well on fire when discovered, and fear of an explosion of 750,000 feet of gas kept the firemen at a safe distance. The fire burned itself out in about an hour.