Issue 23 and Volume 22.

THE LATE ARETAS BLOOD. The death of Aretas Blood at Manchester, N. H., is announced. The deceased, who died on the morning of November 24. was one of the most prominent citizens of New England. He was born at Weathersfield, Vt., in 1816. In 1853, with Oliver W. Bailey, he established a machine company in Manchester, which, the next year, was incorporated as the Manchester Locomotive Works, and now has a capacity of 150 engines a year. In 1872, the tire engine business of the Amoskeag Company was purchased by Mr. Blood, and under his direction the first piece of self-propelling fire apparatus was built. At his works also those at present in use in Boston were built. The company turns out from fifty, to one hundred fire engines every year, besides other pieces of fire apparatus. Mr. Blood was, besides, one of the largest real estate owners in Manchester,…

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