THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE FIREMEN’S CONVENTION.

THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE FIREMEN’S CONVENTION.

The twenty-third annual convention of the Massachusetts State Firemen’s Association was held in Faneuil Hall, Boston, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. It was called to order on Wed nesday afternoon by President John T. Lynch, chief of the fire department of Holyoke. Addresses of welcome were delivered by Mayor Collins, Fire Commissioner Russell, and William T. Cheswell. chief of the city’s fire department, and were duly replied to. Routine business occupied the whole of the afternoon session and part of the evening session. the remainder of the day being taken up in discussing subjects general to fire service.

M. J. DONOHUE, Exec Com. Association Municipal Electricians.

The attendance was Food and great interest was manifested in the proceedings, exhibit, and the like,

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The Massachusetts State Firemen’s Convention.

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The Massachusetts State Firemen’s Convention.

The twelfth annual convention of the Massachusetts State Firemen’s Association will be held in Huntington Hall, Lowell, on September 23, 24 and 25. From a circular issued by Secretary D, Arthur Burt of Taunton we abstract the following :

Article V. of the constitution provides for delegates as follows :

SECTION I. “The membership of this association shall consist of delegates from fire companies in active service, of chief engineers, and one delegate from each hoard of engineers, superintendents of fire alarms, superintendents of Insurance brigades, representatives of boards of fire commissioners and of veteran firemen’s associations. Each active fire company shall be entitled to semi two delegates to each meeting of the association, each board of fire commissioners and veteran firemen’s associations to one delegate each, and any delegate having paid ft annually shall continue a member so long as he remains in good standing, either as an active or exempt fireman. Any member who is not sent as a delegate by any of the organizations above mentioned shall furnish a ticket from the chief engineer of the city or town in which he lives that he is an active or exempt firemen in good standing.”

Every known manufacturer and dealer in lire apparatus and supplies has been invited to exhibit his goods, and most favorable responses have been received.

Commanding officers of companies who have not elected delegates are requested to appoint them at their earliest convenience.

Special hotel rates will be given delegates, as follows : Merriinac House and Farragut House, ft.75 to $2 per clay ; American House, $2 to $2,50 per day ; St. Charles llo’.el. $2 per day ; Washington Hotel, ft.75 per day.

The headquarters of the association will be at the Merrimac House.

An interesting feature of the first dav’s proceedings at Lowell will be the annual meet or field day of the New England League of Veteran Firemen, who will have a parade, followed by engine contests.

Badges will be furnished members of the association upon payment of their dues.

Delegates who have not received credentials can procure them by addressing the secretary.

For further particulars write at once to the secretary.