A Nautical Fire Brigade.
Visitors to the Nautical School Ship Saratoga says The Philadelphia Ledger of Wednesday, were treated to an exhibition of the boys’ agility in responding to an alarm of fire, and in their readiness to combat the flames. The sightseers were General A. L. Pearson of Pittsburgh ; Major John H. Short and the Rev. John A, Hanks, who were being shown over the vessel by President Laurence. They had inspected the ship and seen the boys at their studies, and had retraced their steps to the deck, when suddenly the fire alarm sounded and they were amazed to sec the ninety-six boys dash upon the deck from every opening, carrying axes, hose, mattresses and other articles to suppress the flames. Each boy took a particular position and awaited further commands. There was no con fusion. The alarm had been rung to show the visitors how efficient the boys were in the fire drill. Those present expressed pleasure at the exhibition as the boys left their posts at the command of their superior.