Mr. Gardner’s Clever Retort.

Issue 24 and Volume 1894 15.

Mr. Gardner’s Clever Retort. Of late the newspapers of New Orleans, for want of something better to do, have found fault with the water works of that city. The other day Superintendent L. H. Gardner, wrote a letter to the Picayune of that city, and this is what he said: This company has been very patient under continued charges of want of water supply, both as to quantity and pressure, at almost each and every occurrence of fire. It kept silent under the charge of lack of supply at the Tulane, Grtincwald Hall and St. Charles Hotel fires. It seems necessary now, however, in view of your editorial, to say a few words, not of vindication, but of correction of what this company considers an unwarranted adverse criticism of the water supply and pressure in the mains when the fire occurred at 60 Tchoupitoulas street yesterday at about 3.30 r.…

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