Leadership

New Jersey News.

Issue 5 and Volume 43.

New Jersey News. Correspondence of FIRE & WATER ENGINEERING. A committee which has been investigating the sanitary conditions of Trenton reports that in November there were twenty-seven cases of alleged typhoid in the city, in December, ninetyfour, with five deaths, in the first fifteen days of January, twenty, with four deaths—a total of 141 cases, with nine deaths in a city of 85,000 inhabitants. The showing does not speak well for the sanitary conditions of the capital of New Jersey. The committee, strangely enough, while suggesting that steps should he taken to supply the citizens with wholesome water, doubts whether the epidemic started from an impure water supply. Yet all know that the source of that supply is the sewage and refuse laden Delaware river. The committee, however, would not abandon that source and get its water from wells. That is sensible advice. The river, as a source of supply,…

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