Wednesday nfternoon about three o'clock the residenco of Chauncey Gates,on Kalaiuazoo avenue, was discovered to he on fire. Although the building is some distance from the center of town, the fire department was soon on the ground, and although hose had to be laid fifteen hundrod feet from the nearest hydrant, in ordor to reach the building, it was speedily done, and if a stream of any torce could have been got the fire would have been extinguished. The fiames, wbich caught in the roof, near the cupola, slowly crept down into tho building and the efforts of the fire departnient was directed to saving the surroimding property. The hook ariil ladder company rendered efficiënt service in tearing down the building, and the meinbers of Eureka Hose Company slxowed great agnity and pluck in climbing to the roof the residenoe of P. S. Stone, taking the hoso witn them, and keoping the building well wet, managing to save this handsome residence, although on fire two or three times. The house was situated fifty feet from the burning building, and it was with the groatest dirBculty it was saved. The failure of Holly to furnish the necessary supply of water is tliought tobe in consr'qui'iico of tlie pipe being clog'ged with s-tone iïnderneath the hydrant, whieh the vorkmen in laying the pipe had carelessly let in. The firemen, seven titin ■.-; cl uring the fire stopped and took rftonc-s out of their nczzle. We undersfáftd that the pipe is to be taken up to 8Ü8 1Í ifiè ologted with st(,ne. We hope thete 'will be a thorough invcstigation tnade tb' söo where the fault lies. It wonld not be surprising if some of the nuíehiiíery at the works had become worn 'and d'id not perforra its aocustomed duty.