MISCELLANEOUS The contract for the water filtering plant for the new Astoria hotel. Thirty-fourth street and Fifth avenue. New York city, has been awarded to the Continental Filter Company, 44 Wall street. New York. The plant will filter the entire water supply of the building; it will consist of six Continental filters of the vertical type arranged in a battery; and will have an aggregate capacity of 55.080 gallons of filtered water per hour— that is, upwards of 1,320,000 gallons per day. I’he Fabric Fire Hose Company of this city has obtained the contract to supply Ligonier, Ohio, with hose. I’he Chicago Fire Hose Company has supplied 500 feet of hose to Findlay, Ohio.