Waterous Engine at New Castle.
A letter to the Waterous Engine Works Co., of St. Paul, from Assistant Chief Valentine, of New Castle, Ky., says; “Wednesday, September 1, at 1 a.m. our little city was visited by fire which started in a frame livery barn about 80 by 200 feet. This ran up against the rear of another large building fronting on another street and when discovered both were burning in a fearful way; the stable being on fire from end to end; a brisk wind fanning flames against other adjoining buildings. Everything as dry as tinder, it looked like we were doomed to lose one-half of the town. We got our Waterous gasoline fire engine out and had two streams going in five min utes after the alarm sounded. For five hours we were pumping two streams, splendid ones, too, and saved the citizens at least $40,000 to $50,000. Too much cannot he said in praise of your engine. its efficiency and work in everv particular.”