GOOD WORK OF A STEAMER.
Chief harding of Bay City, Mich., received a check for $500 from Henry Stephens, whose slab piles burned for eight days at the mill at St. Helens a short time ago. On the morning of June 11, Chief Harding received a tele gram from St. Helens stating that there was a fire at the Stephens mill and asking that a steamer and some men be sent to the place. The chief responded by sending the steamer Neptune and eight men. The Neptune is thirty years old and of the Silsby pattern. When it reached the ground it worked for seventy-two consecutive hoi~rs and then stopped to repair the grates. It was then started again and worked for 174 hours with but an hour’s rest during the whole time. This run is the most remarkable for a 8team fire engine for steady working on record. The steamer was under the control of Gottleib Kempter and Jack Wateon. The engine worked alone the whol6~ time and saved 11,000,000 feet of lumber and the whole mill plant.. Henry Stephens in appreciation of tbe efficient and prompt work done. acknowledges as fnl1nws~
“Detroit. June 26. 1895.-Thomas Harding, chief of fire department, Bay City,-Dear Sir: We fully appreci ate the prompt service rendered us at our fire at St. Helens June 11 to 19 and we herewith enclose a check for $500 as a token of our appreciation.
UL UUI uppre~IaL1oI1. Thanking you and your men for the service rendered us, we remain very truly yours,
rs, HENUY STEP}LEN8 & Co.