Fireman Parade

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Fireman Parade - FIREMEN'S Annual Parade and Grand Opening of...
FIREMEN'S Annual Parade and Grand Opening of fair. UNUSUALLY LARGE MUSTER Acting; Chlefuydain Made Excellent Arrangements - Ovations Given to Ex - fJiIef HIckey - Mayor Molr's Address at the Opening; of the Fair Programme for Today - Notes of a Busy Day with the Fire Fighters, The thirtieth annual parade and inspection inspection of the Scranton fire department department took place yesterday afternoon, and was one of the best demonstrations held in this city in some time. A distinguishing feature of the parade parade was the large number of visiting firemen from Pittston, Dunmore, Jermyn Jermyn and Peckvilie. The parade was witnessed by several several thousand people. The decorations along the principal thoroughfares were exceedingly handsome and appropriate. appropriate. Former chief of the fire department P. J. Hickey was quite a center of attraction. attraction. He marched With the Century Century company and received more than one flattering ovation. In passing the reviewing stand at Municipal hall he was given a rousing reception, which he acknowledged. Acting Chief Suydam wore the uniform uniform of his company, the Nay Aug's, and headed the parade. He is deserving deserving of the highest praise for the efficient efficient manner in which he arranged the parade. There were nearly 800 men in line. Mayor Moir's Opinion. After the review Mayor Moir expressed his opinion to a Republican reporter as follows: "I am thoroughly satisfied with the appearance ot the Fire and Police Departments. The police looked superb but they need a new team of horses and a new patrol wagon. The firemen made an excellent impression impression and seemed very earnest to appear at their best. The department showed up in good shape. The parade required exactly 22 min - uts to pass a given point. It began to move at 2:30 and passed the reviewing stand at 4 o'clock precisely. precisely. Starting at the city hall building building on Mulberry street the parade proceeded proceeded along the following route: Out Mulberry to Wyoming, to Linden, to Penn, to Mulberry, to Franklin, to Spruce, to Penn, to Lackawanna, to Eighth, countermarch to Adams, to Vine, to Washington, to Spruce, to Wyoming, to Lackawanna and dismiss. dismiss. First came Mounted Officers Burke and Block, followed by the patrol wagon in charge of Police Sergeants Reese Jones and Ridgeway. Chief of Police Robling commanded the platoon of police. - Following came the acting chief of the fire department, George R. Suydam and the assistants, Michael McManus, Albert Lewis, Frank Birtley and Charles Woertz. the Niagara Hose company of 20 men commanded by Foreman W. N. Cole. The Eagle Hose company No. o com prised 28 men and was in charge of Foreman J. C. Vaughan. Following them came the Phoenix Chemical com pany, 20 men, and engine. The Colum bia Chemical and Hose company of the West Side, Foreman A. J. Lewis, and numbering 40 men, made an excellent showing. They were arranged in two platoons, commanded by Walter Mo Nicholls and Albert Davis. Their marching was of the finest order. They received rounds of enthusiastic ap plause. The Excelsior Hose company followed with a large representation of mem bers. The Mozart band, one of the best musical organizations, led the Hook and Ladder company of 3 - men, commanded bv Harry May. P. O. S. of A. drum corps led the William Connell Hose company of 2 - 1 men, in charge of Foreman Foreman D. J. Burke. Then came the Forest Forest band, which led the Century Hose company, which contained 40 men, commanded by Louis Schwass, foreman. foreman. The Saquoit Silk Mill Hose company company were the guests of the Century company. They numbered 18 men and were in charge of Chief H. S. Barnical and assistant, Thomas Lewis. Mr. John Z. Jones was marshal. The Cumberland Cumberland Hose company comprised 35 men. They made an excellent appearance. appearance. Mr. Owen Collins was foreman. They were led by their own drum corps. The Thirteenth regiment dog called "Mascot" was a feature of the parade and occupied a seat with Charles Tropp, driver of the Crystal company. The Tripp Park Hose company, recently recently organized, made an excellent showing and was well received. Councilman Councilman McAndrew walked with this organization organization and all were neatly dressed in linen dusters and white caps. Foreman Foreman James Murphy was in command. The company was accompanied by St. Lee's drum corps. A carriage containing members and officers of the Volunteer Firemen s As sociation was in line. They were A. E Vorhees, ex - president; Isador Good man, president; Jacob J. Hartman and W. E. Gilhool. The Mozart band of Carbondale was noticeable in the parade for their ex cellent playing and smart appearance The Mozarts are an institution of which the Pioneer City is, always proud, and with good reason. The old reel cart given by councils to the Tripp Park Hose company had been so thoroughly renovated that it was not recognizable yesterday. Some prominent members of the joint fire department committee did not participate in the parade. Why not? OPENING OF THE FAIR Mayor's Tribute to the Police, Ladies I

Clipped from The Scranton Republican09 May 1899, TuePage 5

The Scranton Republican (Scranton, Pennsylvania)09 May 1899, TuePage 5
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