Fire Bids Opened. NEW ORLEANS, LA—The Board of hire Commissioners has accepted the bid of the Kissel Car & Motor Company, of Hartford, Wis., for three 50 horse power auto hose wagons to he delivered within sixty days from the signing of the contract. The price stipulated in the bid is $2,525 each. While the motor is to be built in Hartford, the wagon will be of home production. The bids were submitted some time ago and after being opened were referred to the department machinist for examination and report, and it was on his recommendation that the board acted. MECHANICSVILLE. N. Y.—Contract has been let to H. Wood for a new hose wagon at his hid ROME. Ca.—City has awarded contract to the Leagrave Company, of Columbus, O., for an auto fire truck at the price of $4,750.