Issue 3 and Volume 41.

THE WATER SITUATION AT TERRE HAUTE. Considerable discontent exists at Terre Haute, Ind., on the question of water rates. One member of the council, Albert Allen, has procured information from a number of places which it is claimed shows that rates in these cities are much lower than at Terre Haute. This seems unnecessary waste of time on the part of Mr. Allen, as he is quoted as saying there is an ordinance that says in case the council gives six months’ notice the city has the privilege of purchasing the plant, but that the company has so bonded itself and surrounded itself with protection that it is an impossibility for the city to purchase it. Mr. Allen holds that the public should be apprised of the conditions that exist in relation to the water company, and the council should look out for the future, as there will come a…

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