Glendale Has a Water Meter Suit
Last July the board of trustees of the city of Glendale, Cal., adopted an ordinance abolishing the charge of $16 for installing meters. The constitutionality of that ordinance has been attacked in a suit filed by the Title Guarantee & Trust Company against J. W. Venable, Jr., W. K. Dobbins and E. E. Smith. The company, it appears, bought at foreclosure on November 7, 1912, the plant of the Glendale Consolidated Water Company. A demand was made on it to make connection for water meters by the defendants. To comply with this demand, it is urged, would be confiscatory, and it is alleged that when the ordinance was passed the company was not given a reasonable opportunity to be heard against it.