Issue 16 and Volume 38.

WATER SCARE AT EAST ORANGE. A Newark, N. J., paper states that East Orange suffered a water famine from midnight until 10 :30 a. m. on the 4th inst. because of the inability of the employes of the East Orange water department to open the eighteen-inch gate at South Orange avenue and Centre street, South Orange. The famine was brought about by a chain of circumstances that combined to make things unpleasant for the East Orange officials. After the water had been off for about an hour, a fire started in the lower section of the city, and, when workmen sought to turn on the gate which connects the East Orange and Orange water supplies, the valve broke. There was, also, trouble in getting the high pressure from Newark, and, when the East Orange officials tried to locate a “blow-off” in South Orange, the valve was found to have been…

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