To Protect Biddeford Lumber.
Chief Sullivan, of the Biddeford, Me., department, suggests dry hydrants for protecting the local lumberyards. His plan is to lay two pices 3-in. or 4-in. in diameter from a deep part of the river and carry them up into the lumberyards on the Somerville side and, also, on the Biddeford side of the stream. Then, wherever it was thought best to locate them, these pipes could be connected with hydrants. In that case, when there was a fire, all the engines would have to do would be to connect with these hydrants and would be able to draw all the water they wanted from the river with no trouble.