Issue 4 and Volume 1895 18.

OUR BOSTON LETTER. (FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT.] Engine 44, Boston’s new fireboat, has, for the last few days been going through crucial tests, to prove the speed steadiness, and capacity upon which her acceptance by the city is conditioned. Last Saturday was devoted to the builder’s trial, and a party of nearly a hundred gentlemen and a few ladies participated in her triumph, The specificationt called for four hours steady work by the engines and boilers, and one hour’s runniug of the pumps. She demonstrated, sufficiently, her sea going qualities and rode the water as steadily as a Cunarder. Mr. Dexter Brackett, assistant city engineer, was the expert to pass upon the conduct of Iter machinery, and while not entirely satisfied with the results of certain technical tests of iter pumps, he yet considered that they would deliver the full amount of water ealled for. To arrive more nearly at…

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