Issue 2 and Volume 24.

FIRE AND WATER THE following announcement, which is taken from a Philadelphia paper, affords rather amusing reading, especially coming from the third largest city in the country. It is evident the people of the city of brotherly love are in great need and sore distress for clean water when a local company can find profit by selling water to its citizens at the rate of five cents per gallon. Rip Van Winkle has overslept himself in Philadelphia, or rather the politicians have given him an extra narcotic, when the people have to resort to the water barrel— a system long ago relegated to the unknown source which we are so often invited to cross, that charming stream, the river Styx: Arrangements have been made with the—Water Company for a supply of pure filtered water. Wagons have been placed on regular routes to furnish the residents of West Philadelphia with it…

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