St. Louis Pompier Corps.
The life-saving division of the St. Louis Fire Department, known as the Pompier Corps, gave an exhibition of their skill in ascending and descending by means of rope and portable ladders at the Peper tobacco warehouse, corner of Twelfth and Market streets, the other afternoon in the presence of an immense assemblage, constituting a part of which were members of the Municipal Assembly and heads of city departments. The corps, which includes the members of the Skinner Fire Escape and Washington Hook and Ladder Companies, have for the past two months been under the tutelage of Prof. Thoenstedt, and by constant practice have acquired a proficiency creditable to themselves and their teacher, and gratifying to the public at large. The exhibition consists of displays with the hook ladders and ropes, by means of which the large building was scaled with marvelous rapidity. It was the intention to show all the apparatus of the corps, but rain threatening made a curtailment of the exhibition necessary.