The York, Pa, Dispatch of August 17 has the following under the caption of “ Fire and Water.” FIRE AND WATER, published at New York, issued a souvenir number for August 14. profusely illustrated in fine style and containing much matter of interest to firemen On page 282 and 284 is an illustrated article on “ The Vigilant Fire Company of York, Pa,” giving an excellent history of the company. The illustrations consist of excellent portraits of President Deininger, Jere Carl, treasurer, and John Strickler, foreman of the company. and Duke and Prince with the engine, King and Sultan with the chemical engine, and Count and Earl attached to the carriage, each picture taken before the engine house, giving a view of the lower story of the building. AH the illustrations throughout the paper are in the highest style of art and make the number of FIRE AND WATER of great interest to firemen.
An explosion of benzole in the works of the Barrett Manufacturing Chemical Company, Bermuda street, Philadelphia caused a destructive fire, in which thirteen fitemenand several employes were seriously burned, one of the employes will die, and so also, it is feared, must Assistant Chief McDade, whose clothes were burned off him. The work of the firemen was rendered doubly hazardous, owing to the successive explosions of the storage tanks. Loss, $76,000; fully insured. Poor “Dick,” the pet brown horse of the Thirtieth district patrol, located at Front and Westmoreland streets, dropped dead in harness in front of the patrol house at 7.30 o’clock p. m., after returning from the fire. Driver Robert Leggett says the horse drew the wagon since the patrol was located there, over five years ago. During the fire he did a hard day’s work in haul ing the injured firemen to the Episcopal hospital.