Cheap Water in a Scotch Borough
While water is served to the burghers of Dundee, Scotland, at the moderate rate of 18 cents per capita, yearly, the good folk of the town have to pay annually a milk bill of $3,50 per head and one of $13.30 for alcoholic drinks. At first sight it would seem that the people of Dundee placed whiskey in the first rank as a drink, then milk, anil last of all water. No one, of course, denies that usquebaugh is in high favor in that borough, as it is in others, and that the rise in the prices of all agricultural products, of which milk is one chiefly in request, may partially account for the difference in price between it and water, even although the latter may be used to dilute the former, and (in much less degree) to tone down the fire of the whiskey. Yet the abundance of water supply from the Day in the good old town, and the economy observed in serving the citizens with it, easily account ior its cheapness per head. Its purity, also, coming as it does direct from the spurs ot the Grampians, is undeniable.