Issue 23 and Volume 23.

THE PROPER CARE OF WATERSHEDS In a recent lecture before the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, Prof. W. P. Mason, of the Rensselaer Institute at Troy, N. Y., spoke of sanitary problems in connection with municipal water supplies,from which the following extracts are taken: Everybody is talking or writing about water; but the public is far from being well posted. Ocular evidence of purity is popularly sufficient. The bright and limpid water from the well which drains a graveyard is quite satisfactory to those who would shudder over a cholera ship’s touching at our most distant port. The $5,000 just voted at Albany, N. Y., for studying the bubonic plague were better expended towards getting a pure water supply for that city. A letter written me says: ’ Water taken midway between the surface and bottom of a river will always be found as pure as fresh spring water, Impurities on…

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