Lack of Water Pressure at Somerville.
Considering the bad handicap of low pressure the fire department of Somerville, N. J., did well in their handling of the big $125,000 fire which occurred there July 9. The fire started in the Somerville Iron Works, in East Somerville, and quickly communicated itself to a nearby stove factory. The fire department was early on the scene, but the fire claimed the two buildings mentioned before tile water pressure became at all effective. The fire department then did good work in limiting the spread of the flatties. Much iudtgna tion has been expressed against the water com pany furnishing the water in East Somerville. Other than the property loss, hundreds of workmen have been thrown out of employ ment.