BOSTON HIGH PRESSURE.
That a change in the plan to locate the Boston, Mass., high pressure service pumping station in the Fort Point Channel, off the South Station Yards, would, in all probability, be necessary, became evident when Mayor Curley learned the Board of Army Engineers had decided to recommend to the War Department the rejection of the petition made by the city. The mayor was informed that he may ask for another hearing. He declared, though, that he had no hope another hearing would be of avail. The recommendation of the engineers was made after they examined the evidence submitted at hearings in Boston. According to the mayor, there is no other site in the city as suitable as the proposed one. “It is too had,” he said, “that our petition was turned down. I can’t see how the station as we planned to build it would affect navigation in the Fort Point channel. Now we are worse off than when our plans for putting it under Charles street, then on the Charlesbank and then under the Common, were hooted.” The mayor said a lot in the North End, near the Washington street north bridge to Charleston, is the next best place he has found and said: “It is possible we may he able to use it. Certainly, though, this place is not as safe from fire as was the Fort Point channel location.”