NEWARK FIRE NEWS.
At the regular meeting of the finance committee of the common council of Newark, N. J., last week, the members voted to ask council for $2,200 for a site in the Seventh ward for a house for the engine company 21, to be located midway between the quarters of engine companies 4 and 7. They also voted to ask for $18,000 to construct a house for the new truck company No. 7 on a site already purchased on Park avenue, near north Sixth street, almost adjacent to engine company No. 15.—Appropriations have been made, sites purchased and plans drawn for engine houses on Frelinghuysen avenue, in the Waverly section of the city, and on Springfield avenue, near Prince street, for engine companies 19 and 20.—Six thousand five hundred dollars has been voted to permit of the alteration of the old borough hall, in the recently annexed terri tory of Vailsburg, for engine company 22.—Engineer Sherrerd, of the water department, in formed the committee that it was the desire of th. board of works, at the urgent recommendation of many property owners and manufacturing concerns, to extend the high-pressure service watet mains east of the Pennsylvania Railroad, at least to the factory section along McWhorter street. He said that the department had begun the laying of mains along Frelinghuysen avenue to supply the Waverley section. The committee expressed itself in favor of providing an adequate supply in the localities suggested by Mr. Sherrerd, but did not feel that any action could be taken at the present time in the way of providing more funds for that purpose.