GIBBON WATERWORKS PLANT.
Gibbon, Neb., has installed an up-to-date waterworks system. There are 2,655 ft. of 6in. mains laid in the business part of the town, and 6,877 ft. of 4-in. mains distributed in the outlying part. Attached to these mains are 200 hydrants, and, with the 450 ft. of hose now on hand, protection is assured to nearly every house in town. The tank is 19 ft. in diam eter and has a capacity of 60.000 gals. The tower on which the tower rests is 90 ft, from the tower to the balcony, and the top of the tank 22 fto. higher. The engine is a 2t horse power Otto, ami the pump i* double cylinder with a capacity of 240 gals, per minute. The pressure from the tank, when full, is .40 lbs. In case of lire, a direct pressure can he given from the pump, maintaining the height of the water in the tank and insuring a steady pressure as long as necessary. The contract price for the system complete, exclusive of the engine and pump, is $14,222.06.
Chief John L. ‘Templeton, of the Muskogee. I. T. fire department, formerly chief of the Council Muffs, la., fire department, who was appointed a year ago to train a local lire department, lias organised a line set of well-trained firemen, and was successful in keening down to a small ligim the loss at the 112 fires to which lie was called during the year.