Fire Bids Opened Dayton, O.—Bids for furnishing 5,000 feet of fire hose were received on Sept. 4 by Director of Public Safety as follows: Gutta Percha and Rubber Mfg. Co., 85c. to $1.10; Bi-Lateral Fire Hose Co., 80c. to $1; Fabric Fire Hose Co., 80c. to $1.00; Eureka Fire Hose Co., 80c. to $1.10; Cornelius Callahan Co., 83c.; Boston Woven Hose and Rubber Co., 85c. to $1; Manhattan Rubber Mfg. Co., 85c. Dubuque, Ia.—Contract for furnishing one motor-driven pumping engine, hose and chemical wagon has been awarded to the Robinson Eire Apparatus Mfg. Co., St. Louis, Mojat $9,000. Karlstad, Minn.—The Waterous Engine Works Co. of St. Paul, Minn., has been awarded contract for a fire engine and hose at $2,500. Allentown, Pa.—Contract for furnishing a motor fire engine has been awarded to the Webb Co. of Allentown, Pa., at $8,500.