Issue 9 and Volume 41.

CORRESPONDENCE SENATOR PLATT AND HIS WATER BILL. To FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING: In your impression of February 16, you alluded editorially to the possibility of the Federal government and the State of New Jersey clashing over Senator Platt’s bill to permit New York city, or the Hudson Water company a New Jersey corporation—one or the other or both to lay, main tain and operate two 30-in. water-pipe lines across and under the waters of the Kill von Kull from Bayonne, to the Borough of Richmond, New York. If the water thus brought to Staten lsl and is to be solely for the “purpose of providing an adequate supply of pure and wholesome water for the use of the fortifications, the marine hos pital and the lighthouse establishment of the United States on Staten Island and for private domestic uses and protection from fire”—suppos edly only in the above places—it is,…

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