Issue 11 and Volume 1881 8.

SCARCITY OF WATER IN NEW YORK. THE JOURNAL has repeatedly pointed out the peril to which New York city is exposed in consequence of relying solely upon the Croton system for its water supply. The following article from The Spectator, an insurance journal, shows the special danger to which we have been exposed during the prolonged drought and gives reasons why it has been so. “The prolonged drought with which the country has been afflicted for the past two months has been felt nowhere with more severity than in New York city and vicinity. While the city has no crops to burn up, as in other localities, the hot weather has so effected business that the loss has been as severe as though acres of corn had been dried up by the hot sun, or bushels of potatoes had shrivelled in the earth. But the most serious deprivation to which…

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