A RECONSTRUCTED STEAMER.
The Waterloo, N.Y., Observer of recent date, speaking of the third size Silsby Engine belonging to that village, which was recently rebuilt by the La France Fire Engine Company of Elmira, had the following good words for the La France Company and the Reconstructed Fire Engine:
The Steamer belonging to No. 3 Fire Company is now in the Engine house, and we congratulate the members ot said company on being in possession of one of the finest Engines we ever saw. We acknowledge that the running, or perhaps we should say the building, of Fire Engines does not come within our scope, but we have been at some pains to ascertain from experienced machinists what they think of the Steamer. On Friday the Steamer was formerly tendered to the trustees of the village, and in the afternoon its nv rits were fully tested. At one minute after the torch was pu’ to the fire, we noted five pounds of steam, and below we give the exact time occupied in getting up steam, commencing at 5 lbs. and concluding at 80 lbs. 1 minute 5 Jbs.; 2 minutes 10 lbs. ; 2 minutes and 30 seconds 20 lbs.; two minutes and 50 seconds 25 ibs. ; 3 minutes 30 lbs.; 3 minutes and 30 seconds 35 lbs.; 3 minutes and 45 seconds 40 Ibs.; 4 minutes 47 lbs.; 4 minutes and 15 seconds 50 lbs.; 4 minutes and 25 seconds 65 lbs.; 4 minutes and 30 seconds 70 lb*.; 4 minutes and 45 seconds 80 lbs. With one inch nozzle, 75 lbs. of steam produced 135 lbs. of water pressure, and never before has this Engine a» a like amount of steam given more presntre than 125 Ibs , but now in i’s present state it can produce at 80 lbs. of steam 180 ‘bs. rl water pressure. The Steamer was repaired by La France & Co , of Elmira, and we unhesitatingly say that if these gentlemen are in the habit of turning out such very handsome, perfictly finished, and, at the same time, serviceable Steamers, other firms must loot after their laurels. The trustees of the village will natura’v feel very sa bfied over their action in this matter, particularly after the very criticising remarks that had been made relative to sending the Engine to be repaired at Elmira. They have done their duty, and Messrs. La France have performed their portion of the contract not only according to the letter but also according to its spirit.
—The masquerade ball of Logan Hook and Ladder Company, of Auburn, N. Y., passed off very pleasantly, and the Company was presented with a handsomely framed portrait o( the late Chief Morris,