Issue 5 and Volume 60.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING The United States Circuit Court of Appeals has recently issued a temporary order restraining the Des Moines (Ia.) Water Company from shutting off the water supply from Fort Des Moines, the United States army cavalry post near Des Moines, which has been practically abandoned for several months in consequence of the troops stationed there having been removed to the Mexican frontier. The Des Moines Water Co. maintains that the government is under contract to pay a minimum of $10 a day for water and that the water bills have not been met for seven months. The government replies that its contract was for water and presupposes use of water, but that the post has been dismantled for many months and the war department declines to pay $10 a day without using any water.

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