A LONG-DRAWN-OUT CASE.

A LONG-DRAWN-OUT CASE.

The case of the city of Meridian vs. the Meridian Water Works company will be tried the first day of the next term of the Supreme court of Mississippi. The record of this case is one of the most remarkable ever before the high tribunal, and perhaps the largest. The evidence is more than two strong men carry. It is in fourteen large bound volumes, which contain 3,500 very closely typewritten pages. One hundred and seventy-five witnesses have been examined in this case. Two years have been spent in collecting the testimony. One witness was on the stand for a week. There are, besides, ten lawyers in the case, representing the waterworks company and the city of Meridian.

Denison, Ia., is to have a new chemical engine built by the Nott Fire Engine company. The specifications call for double thirty-gallon tanks, fourwheel, drawn by hand. It will be highly finished, and its delivery is anxiously awaited.

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