The business of the Westinghouse company, of East Pittsburg, Pa., has picked up again. Since April 1 the orders for steam turbines, steam and gas engines have increased considerably over those of March and, judging from the number of contracts that will almost certainly be closed, the April business will make an excellent showing. Among the large contracts awarded the company is one from the City Electric company, of San Francisco, for a 15,000-horsepower turbine—the most powerful steam turbine installed west of the Mississippi, its power-capacity being about equal to ten of the largest size express railway locomotives. This company has already installed three Westinghouse steam turbines of a smaller size. It is also turning out at present on order from Detroit a 5,000-horsepower steam turbine, and another of the same size is going to Nichols Copper company, of Laurel Hill (L. I.) N. Y., while the Saginaw & Flint Railway company, of Michigan, has contracted for a 1,150-horsepower turbine, and the Alaska Treadwell Gold Mining company, of San Francisco, has ordered two 1,000-horsepower machines of the same type.