MEN AND THINGS. The Bangor Extension Ladder Company has just been awarded a gold medal by the New England Fair Association. The new Silsby steamer purchased for Humane Fire Company No. 1 of Mahanoy City, Pa., has been tested with satisfactory results. E. B. Preston & Co. of Chicago have received the first order for their patent turn-table truck, although it has been on the market but a few days. Last week Covington, Ky., after looking into the merits of the different trucks, decided upon obtaining Preston’s new turn-table, and therefore gave Mr. Bruegger the order. They will have as handsome a truck as runs on wheels, and one that for service it will be hard to beat.