AN ULTIMATUM TO JERSEY CITY.
William H. Corbin, counsel for the East Jersey Water company, has notified Mayor Mark Fagan of Jersey City, N. J., that unless the city grants an extension of time for the completion of the new water plant begun by P. H. Flynn and the Jersey City Water Supply company, and remits the penalty of $500 a day to which the contractors have been liable since February 28 last, the East Jersey company will not assume the contract, as has been partly arranged. Mr. Corbin also called the mayor’s attention to the fact that, should the city desire to continue its present contract with the East Jersey company after October I next, a new and larger supply pipe must be laid under the Passaic river. This pipe may be laid by the city; but, if the company is compelled to bear the expense, Mr. Corbin says a new price must be set to comoensate the company for the extra outlay. Mayor Fagan was to submit Mr. Corbin’s statement to the street and water board at its next meeting.