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Prominent Witnesses in Water Suit

Issue 14 and Volume 65.

Prominent Witnesses in Water Suit Consulting engineers, some of whom have worked on such projects as the Panama Canal, the sewage system of Havana, water works at Albuquerque, N. M., and other jobs of equal size, were called by the city of Providence, R. I., to testify as to the amount of power which can be generated by the flow of the Moswansicut river and Nonapaug in Scituate. The engineers were witnesses in the suit for $60,000 which has been on trial before Judge Brown and a jury in the Superior Court for the past week. The plaintiff is Harry Whitman, a laundryman, who claims damages as a result of the city condemning his property in its work of increasing the water supply. Among the plaintiff’s claims were two that the water power in the streams mentioned was valued at $20,000 in one case and $30,000 in another. Experts called…

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