Leadership

WATER SUPPLY

Issue 14 and Volume 8.

WATER SUPPLY —As previously noted, the Hackensack Water Company proposed to the borough council some time ago to supply water to Rutherford, N. J., at the rate of $15 a year for each hydrant. The Mayor appointed a committee to investigate the offer, and it was thought a franchise would be given, but the company has now withdrawn its proposal. —The scarcity of water at Paris, Ill., was so great last week that The Beacon was compelled to apologize to its subscribers for the late delivery of their papers, as the water motor running the presses could not be operated. That paper calls attention to the insufficiency of the supply from the present source, and asserts that at present, if a fire should break out, the supply would be exhausted in thirty minutes. Sugar creek is mentioned as the only adequate source of supply. —Henry W. Cannon, president of the…

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