A Sharp Committeeman.
Detroit was visited the other day by a committee of three citizens who had been appointed by the residents of an inland town to come here, examine a Fire Steamer and return and report on the advisability of purchasing one for home protection. Two of the committee were greatly pleased with their inspection, but the chairman hung off. He argued that the machines were too heavy, burned too much fuel, had too much machinery to be understood, and wound up by saying they did not throw enough water. “ Why, this machine throws 400 gallons of water per minute,” remarked one of the Firemen. “Yaas, but s’posen there’s 500 gallon’s of fire per minute? ’ bluntly argued the chairman. He was inspecting a lot of blue painted water pails when last seen.—Detroit Free Press.