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WATERWORKS LITIGATION.

Issue 13 and Volume 38.

WATERWORKS LITIGATION. NEW YORK CITY. A temporary injunction by Frederick Walters, a taxpayer, against the Croton aqueduct commissioners and the firm of McArthur Brothers & Winston, of Boston, forbidding further work on the Cross river reservoir, has just been made permanent by Justice Bischoff in the Supreme court. In giving his reasons for making the injunction permanent, Justice Bischoff declared that there was nothing in what had been submitted to him to show that there had been any fraud or collusion as charged. At the same time he held that the contract was illegal, because it provided for payments to the contractor at unit prices according to typical cross-sections of work to be performed, without limiting the amount of the work or showing exactly where the work was to be done. OMAHA, NEB, The Omaha, Neb., Water company has filed in the Federal court an answer to the suit of…

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