FIRE AT PROVIDENCE.
A fire at the plant of the American & British Manufacturing company, successor to the Corliss Steam Engine company, at Providence, R. I., caused damage estimated at about $150,000. Four new engines, practically completed, and in the testing department waiting to be tested out, were destroyed. Valuable machinery used in testing engines was also ruined and the building, a one-story wooden structure, too by 150 ft., was burned to the ground. The flames were probablystarted by sparks from a passing locomotive. Explosions of compressed air endangered the firemen, and a big tube from one of the engines was hurled across the nearby railway tracks, just missing a passing locomotive.