Notes of Men and Things.

Issue 55 and Volume 2.

Notes of Men and Things. There was considerable raffling for poultry Thanksgiving Eve, and it is intimated that some of the Firemen captured a full supply of turkeys and chickens. ” Billy” Allen, the Chiefs chief clerk, spent Thanksgiving duck-hunting in the rural districts. We return thanks for those canvas-backs that he didn’t send us. Chief of Battalion Orr gives interesting and instructive discourses to his classes of Engineers and assistants. We hope there is no danger of his taking regularly to the lecture platform. The steam steering gear for Engine No. 24 (self-propeller) is completed, and will be attached and tested next-week. Chief of Battalion Orr, who designed it, is sanguine that it will be a success. Commissioner Gorman’s room at Headquarters has just received its complement of furniture. The paper on the walls, the carpet on the floor, sofa, chairs, etc., are of the Eastlake style, very handsome,…

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