MISCELLANEOUS. The Manchester Locomotive works has built a selfpropelling steamer for Pi9tsburgh, Pa. It weighs 17,000 pounds. The board of public works of Waukesha, Wis., has awarded the contract for 50n feet of hose to the Boston Woven Hose & Rubber company, represented by T. A. Hull, of Chicago. The Fire Extinguisher Manufacturing company, of Chicago, has just supplied a hook and ladder truck to the fire department of Sioux City, Iowa. It has been accepted, having been proved in all respects in accordance with the specifications.