Clipped From The New York Times
VOL. XV NO. 4387. FIPOENS JUBILEE. 4 Grand Parade of Firemen' $i Philadelphia. Eoit Spltcdid and Impoilng Pageant Em Witneiwd ia tne ftnakcr City. Orer One Hundred Companies in tne Procession. litre than Twenty Thousand ncn on Parade Fire- Th Procession Makes a March of Twenty Miles. Excellent Behavior of the Men Hot Single Scene of Disorder. nuet Along the Route Gaily Decorated with Banners. i P hiiLax) xxr hi a, Monday, Oct. 16. The grand parade of the Philadelphia Fire Department to-day la one of the moat imposing and plea did pageants ever presented in this country. Tha procession ia composed ol twenty-two divisions, aach numbering from four to aix companies, making, tn ail over one bnndrod and fourteen, including over thirty visiting Companies. Of Uifl Utter aix are from the City of Snw-Tnrr, one iron Boston, one from Albany, one from Buffalo, one from Sali-m, Mass., two from Jersey City, one from Newark, two from Washington, one from Lebanon, Penn., one from Allen town, four from Camden, N. J., two from Beading, one from Harriatrargh, one from Pittsburgh, and one from Wilmington, Del. Host of the visiting couipaniea hTe brought their apparatus with them. Many of thei I hiUoe'phis companiea turn out with entirely new engines and hoac carriages, which are decorated, like those of the Tiaiting companiea, with . moat excellent taste. V Tha laat general para'e of onr firemen took place in 1852, and this is iLe first time that all the ateam engines of the city, (thirty-fire in somler,) hare been displayed at any one time. The ambul no whi. h have been used by the firemen for the conveyance of sick and wonnded soldiers daring the war, formed a moat interesting feature ot the procession. Many of these am balance hare been gotten op regardless of coat, and with a view to comfort as well as beanty.