The National Association of Fire Engineers.
[SPECIAL TO FIRE AND WATER.]
LOUISVILLE, OCT. 4, 1892.—What promises to be one of the most successful conventions yet held by the National Association of Fire Engineers opened on Tuesday morning under the most favorable auspices. The weather is as warm as July, and the arrangements for the accommodation of visitors by Chief Hughes are very complete. Chief engineers from all the large cities are present excepting some of the Western points, and there is more enthusiasm manifested in the proceedings than perhaps is usual on such occasions. The attendance, too, is larger than usual, the estimate at present being about 300 delegates.
The members of the association assembled at the Louisville Hotel at 9 A. M. this morning and marched to the city building, where an address of welcome was made by the Mayor, and several short speeches were delivered by prominent members. The other proceedings consisted of appointing committees and a visit to the New Gaynor Electric Company’s works. The exhibits are large, several of the principal manufacturers having excelled their previous efforts in this direction, notably the Gamewell Fire Alarm Company. Wednesday was the principal day of the convention, nearly the whole day being devoted to business, President Leshure being determined to get through with the material part of the programme before partaking of the immaterial. There is no doubt but that the convention must be classed as one of, if not the best, in the history of the association. I will send you a full report for next week. F. W. S.