35 FIRE FIGHTERS GET $5 GOLD PIECES
President Matlaok, of the International A. & V. Tire Company, of Milltown, last evening gave a $5 gold piece to each of the 35 men who handled the hose of the company’s fire department on the night of the recent fire. These men did valuable service before the New Brunswick firemen arrived.
The Daily home News: New Brunswick, N.J. Saturday March 25, 1905
FAKING DONE ON THE MILLTOWN FIRE
To the Editor of The Dally Home News:
Dear Sir:Out-of-town newspaper accounts of a small Are which occurred here on the night of the 21st Inst., have been so exaggerated that an emphatic denial Is necessary to counteract, as far as possible, the harm done to us.
The impression was given that we were put out of business. In fact, several papers stated that all the way from six hundred to a thousand employees would be idle for several months, or until the factory could resume operations.
We would thank you to advise the trade that the building destroyed was a detached warehouse used for storage purposes only. No manufacturing was done In the building destroyed and In our main plant, which consists of four large brick buildings with boiler plant and fire room attached, not even a pane of glass was broken. Our plant was not affected in any way and our regular routine of manufacturing and shipping was not interrupted for a moment. Thanking you in advance for any kindness shown us in this matter, wo remain.
INTERNATIONAL A. & V. TIRE CO.
(The exaggerated accounts alluded to were printed in the New York World, Journal and Several Philadelphia papers)