VIRGINIA STATE FIREMEN.
The twenty-first annual convention of the Virginia State Firemen’s association will be held on August 28, 29, 30, at Newport News. The program includes the following: Wednesday, August 28, 8 a. m. to 12:30 p. m., reception of delegates and visiting companies, and ladies. 1:30 p. m., opening session of the association at Court house, corner of Twenty-fifth street and Hunt ington avenue. Address of welcome by Hon. S. R. Buxton, mayor of city. Response on behalf of the association, Captain R. C. Marshall, Commonwealth attorney of Norfolk county. Address on behalf of the firemen of the city by the Rev. J. W. Porter, D. D. 8 p. m., final session of convention. 8:30 p. m., band concert at Washington Park. Thursday morning will be given up to a grand parade of firemen, the afternoon and evening being taken up with visits to the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock company’s plant and that of the Old Dominion Brewing and Ice company, winding up with a clam bake on the beach. On Friday will take place the accustomed tournament, with distribution of prizes. Refreshments will be served at the enginehouse at all hours during the three days. The officers of the association are as follows: W. K. Stow, president, Newport News; J. V. Perley, senior, viccpresident, Charlottesville; J. H. Dwyer, statistician. Harrisonburg; Geo. G. Cumming, secretary, Portsmouth; T. J. Williams, treasurer, Charlottesville; the Rev. C. II. Smith, chaplain, Richmond. Chief W. K. Stow, of New port News, who is acting as corresponding secretary, will receive all communications as to accommodations, etc.