STATISTICS OF YOUNGSTOWN OHIO.
THE Central station erected at Youngstown three years ago is a handsome three story brick building with facings of stone and terra cotta; the apparatus room is finished in Norway pine; the ceiling being handsomelo panneled the floor is composed of 38,000 oak blocks dipped in lead and oil and laid on top of a two and one-half-inch notched pine floor. The stable is separated from the apparatus room by a partition which prevents any bad smells from penetrating to any other portion of the station. The stable h3s a cement floor and the stalls are so arranged that they can be flushed as often as desired. The second story illustrates a new and original idea in fire department buildings, instead of having one large dor. mitory with twelve beds huddled together, the second floor has been partitioned c fl into commodious rooms, each occupied by two firemen. While the idea is a new one, it has proven successful beyond the. most sanguine expectations of the chief. The rooms are neatly carptted and furnished; in each one is a steam radiator, gas, and electric fixtures, including lights, call bells, and speaking tubes The third story contains a workshop, shooting range, and gymnasium equipped with ladders, rowing machines, and horizontal bars, etc., for the use of the firemen. The entire building is heated throughout by steam and lighted by gas and electricity.
The water works of Youngstown were built in 1872 by tnr city.whose population is now about 35,000. The department is under the following management: President, J. H. Morris; secretary, 1). N. Simpkins; treasurer, R. T. Johnston; superintendent, W. S. Hamilton; engineer, Christ. I.udt. The source of supply is the Mahcitting river, the water bei rg ccn ducted through an intake to the pump wells and pumped to standpipes. The pumps are one Worthington non-compound non-condensing, capacity, 3,000.000; Deane, 5,000,000 gallons capacity. The capacity of the two steel standpipes— thirty by too feet—is $1,060,000 gallons. There are fortyseven miles of mains—cost of extentions made from revenue —2.599 —supplied by the city for$i a piece, services, laid paid for by consumer. There are 200 meters owned, controled. and repaired by the city—which compels their use by blacksmiths. restaurant and hotels keepers, factories, railroads and livery stables. These a-e nearly 450 hydrants. The ordinary domestic pressure is eighty nine pounds;fire, 100 pounds. The average daily consumption is 2.415,283 gallons. The plant cost $478,503. The operating expenses are $15,409. The debt is—floating, $35,000—bonded, $260,000 at five per cent. The revenue from customers is $41,497. Among the proposed improvements of the works are two 500,000,000-gallon pumping engines, two 200-h. p., Scotch marine boilers and a new engine house. Our illustrations give views of the Central and other fire stations and of the pumping station and pumping engines of Youngstown.
The fire expenditure of Lvndonville, Vt., last year was $1,056.44. The village has now a new fire apparatus under Chief Knight as follows: Hook and ladder truck, cost, $650; two hose carts w ith 2,cco feet of good hose—1,500 being new and warranted to 300 pounds pressure.