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 - - HOl'MA. . Firemen Parade A Great DT n.t...
- HOl'MA. . Firemen Parade A Great DT n.t Hoama. llounia. La.. April T. - MSpecIal.) The grandest , display that ever took place In Hoima waa the parade of the firemen oq Thursday. April 6. It was a red letter day la real earnest - Some 5O0O visitors from the surrounding country " poured into the town from daylight until the bour of the procession. So great was the Jam that It was a very difficult matter matter to force the crowd? back to allow the procession to pass. , , Great rivalry existed among the - friends and members f the various coinpauie as to which should present the most handsomely decorated engine. It was. Indeed, a very close contest and were It not tor the handsome present from - New Orleans by Joseph Dasplt, godfather of the steam engine, the issue would still be in doubt. By this present, the godfather godfather came to the rescue at a most op - ortane moment, and isaved the day lor onma Fire Company No. 1. . , The steamer, unuied after Its gori - inother. Miss Maria Condon, waa adjudged adjudged the winner of the contest. Hook and Ladder No. 1 was, indeed, a foe to Jje respected, for the lady friends and marshals did all they could to capture the prize, to say naught of what the members did. At 2 o'clock p. m., the chief engineer, E. W. Condon, accompanied by one of hi assistants, D. U. H. Jastreinskl, marshaled marshaled his flreboys in ranks, with colors Hying and with the music of two brass bands from New Orleans, and turned the procession over to the Hon. H. W. Uarton, grand marshal, who was assisted Dy lion, vi. - w. uocage nun nvu. a. Davidson. Tha marahflla rt tlio hnnlr nnrl lfiflner company were Hen. H. C - Minor, Hon. Xk - Suthon and Hon. It - R. Barrow. Among those serenaded on - the ronte were Mrs L. II. Brooks, Mrs. C. W. Oiocage, Miss Maria Condon, godmother of the steam engine; Mrs. A. V. JaTld - non; the mayor of the town. E. 11 cou ; Rev.' Father Laval, of the Catholic cnurcn, ana tne itev. it. . t - roser, oi the Methodist church, and the Hoama Courier. . . .. - After the procession reached the en - glne - bonse of company No. 1 all bands partoolc or a grand dinner tbat was ordered ordered prepared by fire company No. 1, where the Jcalons rivalry of the past two .weeks was burled and all firemen cemented cemented their friendship in sparkling toasts and pledged each other lasting . friendship friendship for tho futnre. . To the very active and energetic committee committee on management is due in a great measure the Credit of the grandeur displayed. displayed. This committee was composed, of Hon. H. S. Gagne, chairman; Morley II. and Wolf Schwartz. - If

Clipped from The Times-Picayune08 Apr 1893, SatPage 10

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)08 Apr 1893, SatPage 10
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