NOTES FROM NEW ORLEANS.
Correspondence of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING.
The mayor of this city has taken the necessary steps to secure an adequate supply of water at fires for the future. Additional fire hydrants are to be laid at different points on Arabella street, where such an improvement was needed in the worst way and urged by the press, He has also pointed out in strong terms the need of an appropriation for supplying with water that portion of the city which lies along Carrollton avenue, where twenty-five streets are imperiled through lack of an adequate water supply.—Some of the streets, particularly those taken up by street railway tracks, are in such a condition as seriously to Handicap the fire department and endanger men, horses and apparatus, when on the way to a fire. The street railway company does not live up to its obligations of maintaining in good order the paving between the car tracks and one foot on each side of the tracks. The company should be forced to live up to its contract.—Enginehouse No. 10 lias been remodeled and furbished up. It is now habitable and has, besides, what all the firehouses should have, a bathtub, with hot and cold water.—A brick enginehouse is to be built for steamer No. 5 at Magazine and Fulni streets. It will cost, according to contract, $14,880. —Chemical engine No. 9 is to be stationed for the future • at Oak and Leonidas streets. By removing it there, that section of the city will be better protected and the crew will be more comfortably housed.— There is a possibility of an fire station and truck being built for the protection of that section of the city that lies in the rear of Broad street.— As chemical engine No. 5 and fire patrol No. 2 were on their way to a fire, they collided at Frenchmen and Burgundy streets. The patrol wagon was struck fair and square by the heavy chemical engine and thrown over against a post on the curbing. Its crew was spilled out and severely injured, some so badly as to be taken to hospital. The captain and two men on the chemical engine were also bruised considerably.—During the months of February the department answered fifty-one alarms, of which one was false; three were unnecessary: and 48 were for actual fires, the total loss at which was $51,064. on an aggregate insurance of $1.027.500.—The names of Captain John Parley. Lieutenants C. T. Colbert and C. Mehlig and Ladderman B. Larcade. all of patrol No. 2 have been placed on the roll of honor for rescuing a whole family from a burning building on January 29 last.