Western New York Firemen Meet
The Western New York volunteer firemen’s convention held in Williamsville the last week in July was attended by over 3,000 firemen from Lockport. Niagara Falls, Leroy, Akron and other towns in this territory. Forty-three companies were represented in the parade held on July 30 which despite the heavy downpour of rain was an enthusiastic demonstration.
The parade was headed by C. C. Baker, marshal. He was followed by Major C. R. Herman: E. H. Hutchinson, Buffalo bankers: the 174th regiment band, village trustees of Williamsville, members of the town board, officers of the association and visiting chiefs.
The parade which consisted of seven divisions passed the village hall where village officials reviewed the procession, later presenting sixteen trophies to qualifying companies or individuals. Frank Kaminski, Eggertsville. received a prize as the tallest man, measuring si xfeet four. The Albion hose company was considered the best appearing company. The Dye Hose Company No. 5 Albion had the best pumper and the village of Depew appeared with the most apparatus.
Jamestown, N. Y., Improving Department—The city council of Jamestown, N. Y., has decided to purchase additional units of fire apparatus on the completion of the new fire station now in the course of construction.
Chlorinator Installed at Gooding, Idaho—A chlorinator has been installed at the water works plant at Gooding, Idaho, by O. G. F. Markhus, of Seattle, the district representative of Wallace & Tiernan Company, Inc., of Newark. The city water is now obsolutely pure and can be used for all domestic purposes without the least apprehension. All fire and sprinkler hydrants were drained immediately after the installation of the chlorinator to insure pure water at once. Mr. Markhus, in commenting on the installation said that over 85,000,000 people in the United States are drinking chlorinated water today and probably only about one per cent, of these know it, inasmuch as the chlorine is tasteless and undetectable.