TO PREVENT SLIPPING.
Now that winter is here when the streets will be covered with ice and snow, rendering safe and rapid service in your department necessary, we desire to call your attention to the Neverelip Horse Shoe Calk, which has by a successful sixteen years’ experience, proven itself to be almost invaluable for fire department service. Horses shod with Neverelip Calks can haul the heaviest apparatus on any kind of pavement, under any conditions of weather, with as much ease and safety as iu July or August. The cities of Detroit, Montreal and many others are using them exclusively and would not do without them. It is impossible for a horse to fall, corners can be turned quickly and safely, going up or coming down hills the horses have themselves under perfect control, and fires can be reached iu the minimum of time; whereas, with ordinary shoeing iu icy weather many horses have been ruined, livesendungervd, and valuable time lost, owing to the inability of the driver to keep his horses on their feet. After horses are shod you have extra calks at each engine house, where any of the men cau extract and put iu anew set in ten minutes. They are not expensive and if ever tried, we know your department will never do without them. Try them at least, on one engine company. These calks are made by The Neverelip Manufacturing company, New Brunswick, N. J.
At Dover, Del., on December 14, charters were filed for the American Chemical Fire Pail company, of Philadelphia, capital stock, $100,000, and the American Fibre and Fuel company, of the same city, capital stock, $100,00.