APPRECIATIVE.

APPRECIATIVE.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING, New York city, a short time ago issued its regular convention number on account of the thirty-second annual session of the International Association of Fire Engineers, held at Chattanooga, Tenn. It contained the large amount of good matter and illustrations usual to special numbers, and was accorded a large advertising patronage. FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING is looked upon as one of the most successful technical journals in this country.—Trade Press List, October, 1904.

Now is the season for tobacco to be smoked unseasonably in the burning barns.

APPRECIATIVE.

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APPRECIATIVE.

Chief Henry Lemoine, of Grand Rapids, Mich., writes as follows of Free AND WATER ENGINEERING : “I consider your fire convention number very fine both as regards its literary and its advertising matter. A perusal of your paper I think will satisfy almost any one that you are publishing the leading paper in your line.”

The Supreme court of New Jersey has certioraried the contract of the Kearny council awarding the water contract to the East Jersey waterworks. Two writs were applied for, on the ground that Jersey City had entered into a ten-year contract with Kearny in 1887, and at the expiration of the contract the city continued to supply the town with water at the same rate. Before the award was made to the New Jersey Suburban Water company (really the East Jersey company) at $85 per 1,000,000 gallons, Jersey City had offered to continue the supply at $60, while Newark made an offer of $70. The contract was to be extended twenty-five years. No concession in price nor anything else of real value was offered.