Fire at Paterson.
At Paterson, N. J., on June 1, the running away of a team of three horses attached to a file engine caused excitement at a fire that burned out the Phillips Model Business School at Van Houten and Auburn Streets. The runaway crashed into another team of three fire horses, and one animal was so badly hurt that it had to be shot. Engine company No. 3 had taken a station at Auburn and Ellison streets and engjpe No. 4 was at a fireplug at Summer and Ellison streets, a block away. Both steamers were attached to hydrants, and were pumping water on the blaze. One of the horses attached to No. 4 became frightened by the breaking of a trace strap, which dangled at its heels, and the three horses making up the team started at a gallop down Ellison street The steamer was jerked away from the fireplug, and a part of the hydrant was torn away with the suctionpipe. Swerving to the left at Auburn • street the frightened animals dashed into the three horses attached to No. 3. The crash was heard blocks away. All six horses fell in a heap, and the engine was nearly overturned. Firemen and policemen quickly got the horses of No. 4 free, but the horses of No. 3 had become entangled in the harness, and it was with great difficulty that they were extricated. Then it was found that one of the horses of No. 3 had a broken hind leg. and was otherwise injured. The city veterinarian shot the injured animal. One of the other horses was also injured, but will recover. The loss on the burned building is estimated at about $11,000, and on the contents at $5,000.