Issue 2 and Volume 23.

BROOKLYN AND ITS WATER. In accordance with the recommendation in Mayor Van Wyck’s message, Brooklyn will spend $15,000,000 on increasing its water supply—the work to be begun at once. Chief Engineer Birdsall indorses the mayor’s judgment. The work can hardly be completed in less than five years and Mr. Birdsall looks upon it as a paying investment, as the increase in revenue to the old city of New York since the addition to its water supply has been at the rate of about $60,000 a year. He thinks the result will be the same in Brooklyn. President Holahan, of the board of public improvements, has most emphatically denied that the Ramapo Water Company, of which Silas P. Dutcher is president, and in which rumor asserted that some prominent Platt Republicans, and at least one conspicuous member of Tammany Hall are interested, intended to make an effort to obtain the right…

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