Death of John D. Hardy.
The death of Deacon John D. Hardy, for 26 years superintendent of waterworks at Holyoke, Mass , occurred at his home in that city on the 23th of July, at the age of 79 years. In 1876 he was appointed chief of the fire department, and held that position for three years. In 1881 he was elected superintendent of waterworks, and served in that capacity until 1897, when he was succeeded by the present incumbent, John Kirpatrick. Mr. Hardy was an earnest worker, and had the faculty of getting work out of the department employes without driving them, and was always on the best of terms with them and the department heads. He took a lively interest in all modern methods of waterworks construction and in the affairs of the New England Waterworks Association, at whose meetings he was a regular attendant up to the time of his death.