The Jenness Book Nearly Ready.
Herbert T. Jenness, was a pleasant visitor in New York last week, where he was arranging for some data for the completion of his book, “Bucket Brigade to Flying Squadron.” He visited many point of interest in connection with the fire department of the city, and on Thursday enjoyed the novel experience of speeding through New York harbor as a guest of Deputy Chief John Kenlon, who has command of the fireboat fleet. While visiting a fireboat station on the North river, a three-alarm call was received from Staten island, and it was in response to that alarm by which he gained the experience of going to a fire across New York harbor, a distance of about 10 miles from the point where the start was made on the Velox, the private launch used by Chief Kenlon. Having been incapacitated from an injury received to one eye, Mr. Jenness has been somewhat delayed in placing before those interested in the tire service and public, the interesting details of his pioneer publication. Although connected with a wellknown fire department supply company, he is about to return to Boston to further advise his publisher about placing his thrilling and interesting story of lire history upon the market, hot many years Mr. Jenness has been connected with fire department supply houses, interrupted only by about seven years’ service as an active fireman in Lexington, Mass., one of the suburbs of greater Boston. On or about the first of the coming year hr will be in charge of a New Hug land office of a large fire supply company and from his practical experience and extensive trav els, it is reasonable to predict that the sales from bis office will not only cover New England, but will reach many distant points outside. Mr. Jenness is an interesting and wideawake corner sationalist on all progressive fire measures, and his large past experience will be of much value to him in the new command he is about to assume.