A New Breed of Sheep
Many and queer are the twists given to the English language by strangers to our shores—at least that’s the way the Department of Commerce finds it. Only the other day a letter came to Secretary of Commerce Redfield, requesting the names and addresses of the manufacturers of “male water sheep.” No one in the Secretary’s office had ever heard of that breed of beast, and the Bureau of Animal Industry could afford no clue. Finally, the letter was posted on the official bulletin board and some one wrote underneath: “Maybe he means hydraulic rams!”
And he did!
As the result of recent heavy rainstorms several million gallons of water have been added to the water supply of the city of Danbury, Conn., and this noon Superintend -ent G. B. Raymond, of the water department, shut off the supply from the Westlake reservoir, the first time this has been done in many months. The Kohanza reservoir is overflowing, as is Eastlake, and Superintendent Raymond expects that the supply in these basins will take care of the city’s demands without using Westlake for about two weeks.