NEW MOTOR CHEMICAL FIRE ENGINE.
Our illustration shows the new motor chemical fire engine purchased by the Brisbane Fire Brigade Board through Messrs. M'Lennan and Co., of Alice-street,
as agents for Merryweather and Sons. The engine is 24 h.p., and is capable of running twenty-five miles an hour on the level. It carries eight men and 600 ft. of ordinary canvas hose, standpipes, and branch pipes, besides two chemical cylinders (each with a capacity of thirty-five gallons of liquid), and 200 ft. of chemical hose. The water in the cylinder is impregnated by bi-carbonate of soda and sulphuric acid, and is mixed instantaneously on arrival at a fire, thus generating a pressure of about 120lb. to the square inch. The fluid is then forced up the chemical hose right to the nozzle, and held there by a stop-nozzle, so that when a man reaches a fire, all he has to do is to open a tap, and this chemical fluid, which is stated to be twenty times more effica- cious than water, is ejected. This motor is expected to arrive in a week or so in Bris- bane from London by the steamer Nidder- dale.
i It is very pleasant to read nice things iof the Commonwealtih in a Manila paper. i There are so many unpleasant 'things said i Abroad of this country that we may wel '^Bne anything nice even when it is not '(^ffue. The Yankee journal, published in ', the land of degenerate Dagos, pushing <. Americana, and sly Philippinos, says that the United States Secretary of State Taft, i! accompanied by Miss Roosevelt, the Presi i dent's daughter, is to visit Manila, in a i battleship, and then go on to Melbourne i on the invitation of the Governor-General i' of the Common-wealth, who has generously / offered to bear the expenses.
BRISBANE FIRE BRIGADE'S NEW MOTOR CHEMICAL ENGINE.
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_ BIGNOR PUCCINI, frW C*mftt of "XUtaae Bittcriy."
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DR. YON BETHMANN HOLLWEG, The New PrusUn Minister of the In the Kttoor'fc