VIRGINIA FIREMEN TO MEET.
The twentieth annual convention of the Virginia State Firemen’s association will be held in Richmond on August 22-26. Extensive preparations have been made for the occasion and a considerable sum raised for prizes. The following are the topics and names of members assigned therefor: Topic No. 1.—“Electrolysis: Its destructive effects on water and gas pipes. What steps should be taken in order to prevent it? Give opinion.” Assigned to Chief Engineer William K. Stowe, fire department, Newport News. Topic No. 2.—“Are the cities and towns of our State keeping pace with improvements in fire protection in proportion to the increase of the conflagration hazard? Give opinion.” Assigned to Chief Engineer W. L. Sandidge, fire department. Lynchburg. “Topic No. 3.—“Which system of waterworks is the most reliable—direct pressure, reservoir or standpipe system? Give opinion.” Assigned to A. D. Kendall, secretary fire department. Strasburg*. Topic No. 4.—“The importance of the fire alarm telegraph system. Give opinion.” Assigned to Loudon Campbell, Columbia Fire company No. 4. fire department. Alexandria. Topic No. 5.—“What means can be offered to enlist the interest of the fire departments of our State not members of the association to become members? Give opinion” Assigned to Chief Engineer T. W. Alexander, fire department, Waynesboro. Topic No. 6—“The disadvantage of the telegraph and electric wires on poles and buildings. Give opinion.” Assigned to William E. Moore, secretary fire department. Roanoke. Manufacturers of fire apnaratus and appliances desirious of making exhibits may address President John H. Redwood, 1310 E. Franklin street, Richmond.