Factory Burns at Nevada.
A one-story sheet metal works in Nevada, Mo., owned and operated by Norman &1 Berghauser, made a spectacular fire in that city on November 3. The origin of the fire is unknown, but by the time the first apparatus arrived the brick building, which was about twenty-live years,old, was spouting flames at every aperture, and the firemen turned their attention to the protection of adjoining property. Four 4-inch double hydrants, placed 300 feet apart, were available on the 6-inch main. The supply of water furnished by the direct pumping system was good, and 2,000 feet of cotton rubber-lined hose were employed, none of which burst. Four streams were thrown on of the efforts of the firemen the building and contents, mostly sheet metal working machinery and stock, were completely destroyed. The spread of the fire was prevented. The loss is estimated at $100,000 to $125,000.