Kansas City Wins.
A dispatch to FIRE AND WATER from Little Rock, Ark., says:
After three days’ conference Judges Caldwell and Philips have agreed upon the terms of decision in the famous water works suit of Kansas City. The briefs comprised 6,000 printed pages. The decree was signed April 20th, and requires the city to purchase and the company to sell the complete works at the price of $2,714,000, to be paid by the city, assuming the payment of that amount of mortgaged indebtedness existing upon the works, the city also being required to pay hydrant rental aggregating the sum of $123,479. The Water Works Company is required to deliver possession of the works on April 30. 1894.
The Water Works Company is allowed six months from this date in which to present title of property to the city, and the city is not required to pay any part of the purchase price of the works until the company makes satisfactory title thereto.
Hon. Gardiner I .athrop, of the counsel for the company, has declined to express any opinion on the decree of the court. He said, however, that the case was not finally settled by any means, but would be carried to a higher court than that presided over by Judges Caldwell and Philips.