Leadership

Long Drawn Out New Jersey Case

Issue 27 and Volume 66.

Long Drawn Out New Jersey Case The case of The Jersey City Water Supply Company vs. Jersey City will come up for final argument, February 24. The case has been in the courts at intervals ever since 1905, when the city took over the water supply for the price of $7,500,000. Under the contract by which the water company’s rights were acquired, $500,000 were withheld until full relinquishment should be obtained from the Morris Canal and Banking Company of its rights to tap the watershed for the purpose of feeding the Morris Canal. The Jersey City Water Supply Company claims that it has a release from the Canal company and demands payment of the $500,000, but Corporation Counsel Milton of Jersey City asserts that the Canal company, according to the terms of its charter, is compelled to operate the canal and for that purpose must feed the canal from the…

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