Western New York Volunteers in Convention
The Western New York Volunteer Firemen’s Association at its annual convention at Niagara Falls, N. Y., on July 28th, unanimously adopted a resolution, offered by H. C. Townsend, of Lockport, favoring the re-establishing of the office of state fire marshal. “For the good of the firemen and the public generally,” was the way the resolution read. It was unanimously adopted. At the annual election all the old officers were re-elected. John B. Leonard, of Batavia, who became president upon the death of President Jacob Schu, of Lancaster, last year, was re-elected unanimously. John Schumacher, of Niagara Falls, was elected to the office of vice-president. The other officers elected were: Vice-president, Frank W. Fogarty, Bath; secretary, Charles A. Kandt, Lockport; treasurer, C. Royce Sawyer, Albion; trustee, P. S. Melody, Dansville. Two other trustees held over. The next convention will be held in Middleport. About fifty companies and many bands participated in the parade.