NEW YORK WATER BILL CHANGED.
On April 19 the senate cities committee at Albany, N. Y., struck out of Mayor McClellan’s water bill the provision which would have enabled the city to generate its own electrical power from the sources of additional water supply it is seeking to acquire. The water to be used for the purpose was simply the waste or surplus water, which, unless this clause is restored, will now run purposelessly to waste. When the Tammany representatives learned of this action, they were informed that the step had been taken at the suggestion of Governor Higgins. The governor shifted responsibility upon Senator White. The field of generating electric energy for New Yrork city and elsewhere is thus left open to whatever corporation may claim to own the watersheds, or through whose property the water of New York’s supply runs. Two other amendments of some importance were also made by the committee.
At Leavenworth. Kan., the army post will soon have a firstclass fire department established and a better building erected for its accommodation. The fire horses will also he subjected to a regular course of training.