Answers to Correspondents.
M.—Hose 22 lay in Hester street before she went to Canal street.
RIELLY.—John S. Giles is serving his thirtyfifth year as Treasurer of the Widows’ and Orphans’ Fund.
ALLEN.—The old Ball Committee is Mill in existence.
A. P.—The Knights of the Round Table originated at the house of Lafayette Hook and Ladder Company, 6 Mercer street.
Time.—John Decker served two terms as Chief Engineer.
Q. T.—Joseph K. Perley rose from a private in old Engine 44 (Live Oak), to President of the present Department.
C. T. B.—Charles T. Perry never was Chief Engineer of the Hoboken Department.
Insurance.—The Jennings fire occurred on the night of April 25th, 1854.
CITY FIRF. Limits.—In the Reoorder’s Court, at Detroit, the other day, a point was raised relative to the validity of the tire limits ordinance, which will determine the autority of the Council to grant permits to construct or repair wooden buildings inside such limits. Some weeks ago, the Council gave Daniel Anderson authority to repair a wooden building, and he was brought before the Recorder on complaint that he had exceeded the permission granted, and was making mure repairs than were authorized. E. F. Conely, his attorney, defended on the ground that the ordinance is invalid, for the reason that the Common Council have no right to pass an ordi nance prohibiting the erection or repairing of wooden buildings within certain limits, and in the same ordinance reserving the right to grant permission, by simple motion or resolution, to whomsoever they may see fit to violate such ordinance.
A NEAT Comi*limp.nt.—Bpeaking of the recent fire in St. Louis, which destroyed sevoral fine buildings in tho hoart of the city, the St. Louis Globs Democrat, nays: “Wo have upon some occasions felt called upon to reprove what wo considered the inefficiency of the Fire Departof this city, and this makes us all the more willing to speak in praise of its splendid conduct on Wednesday night. Chief Sexton and his men deserve unbounded thanks for the energy and zeal with which they worked to keep within the narrow limits of tho building in which it origiI natod, a fire which might have spread with terrible loss on all sides. It was a magnificent piece of work skillfully and thoroughly done. The Salvage Corps did its share, too, and was promptly on the ground and efficient when it got there.”
There is no donbt but it would increase the efficiency of all Fire Departments if a uniform hose coupling was adopted by all manufacturers of hose. By this means, all hose manufactured would be servicablo with any engine, and one Department would have no difficulty in co-opporating with any other in an emergency. At its last session, the State Fireman’s Association recommended that the aid of legislation should be invoked to secure this point,