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Waterworks Litigation.

Issue 9 and Volume 49.

Waterworks Litigation. A writ of mandamus commanding the city of Omaha, Neb., to pay to the Omaha Water Company nearly $250,000 for hydrant rentals, was issued by judge Thomas C. Munger, United States District Court. In his holding Judge Munger says the city of Omaha shall pay at once to the Omaha Water Company the sum of $225,434.36 due as hydrant rentals. This case has been pending in the United States Court for months and covers a period of several years. The city in contesting the judgments has maintained that the water provided by the water company has not been up to the standard of purity. Judge Munger in his decision says in part: “And it appearing to the court that the four judgments of the relator obtained in this court on May 24, 1910, for the aggregate sum of $225,434.36, together with the costs of suit and interest, are…

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