Fire Engine Dedication May 29, 1889 TP, p. 1
) CHRISTENING AN BTK4ZTNK. About Ave hundred of the ottys most respectable respectable Inhabitants assembled at Margaret's Margaret's Steam Bakery, extending from No. 70 to 78 St. Peters street, to participate in the ceremonies attending the christening ot the magnificent engine which has Jnst been . Introduced into the estahllshsviTit. ' The engine is built by the New Orleans Foundry. It is after too CorUas' ptktect, - seventy aorao power.: having a y Under measuring is Inches with - a as - ineh stroke. It runs all of the machinery la tale mammoth, mammoth, bakery, consuming tea barrels of Pittabarg eoal every twelve hoars. Twa steam, boilers measuring 42 inches in dlamo - ter and 20 feet long furnish all ot the power. When in full blast soo bbls. of flour avie used daily tn turning out crackers, cakes, and Ilka products which am shipped ail . over the country. - The gentlemen present spent some time in watching the easy and graceful motions of the machine. Mr. Geo. w. Williams, the en - glneer, explained the alfferent parts of the msoblnery, and the guests found'xuuch to interest them, in spite of the heated temperature temperature ef the room. - . .: - Every hat was duffed as Father Hubert, S.J., approached sue engine,, followed by Mrs. Margaret Haughery and Mr. Bernard : Klotz, the worthy proprietors of the bakery. Amid the cheers of the large circle of riesds around, the me gnifieent engine was christened " Lady Margaret,' alter - the - mother of the motherless, the pride of New Orleans, the wotnaa par excellence,' as the eloquent Father expressed It. He spoke of the engine as a triumph of modern ingenuity and asigaal proof, of the powers and energies ot man. Man has accomplished accomplished great things of 1st, and it - seems to be his ambition to make the nineteenth nineteenth century the glory and the wonder ot ages.1 In conclusion, he prayed that God might avert all dangers from these walls and watch always over the interests of good . Margaret and her bakery. . : The gentlemen present to step p stairs to a bountlfal repast, where there was no lack ' of toothsome delicacies sad: champagne flowed freely. The honors were - done by the proprietors, assisted by Messrs. J as. A. Smith,. Dave Hughes, P. A. Jones, Ashton" Boyle end ether of their energetic em - . ployees. Many toasts to the ptuopeslty of the establismeat were offered, alter which tne guests found great pleasure in inspecting the workings of this mammoth bakery. . .