A very wide-awake, intelligent and practical man is Major Charles H. Campbell, the superintendent of water works, Ocala, Fla. It will be remembered that at the convention of fire engineers at Montreal he had a wonderfully devised and most attractive exhibit of the products and genius of his State. How earnest he was on that occasion to induce a crowd to visit Ocala where the Florida State Firemen’s Convention was to be held! How he harangued the people who visit his display, upon the greatness of Florida and of its untcld wealth and salubriousness ! These and other earnest efforts ol the major left a lasting impression upon those present at Montreal which time can never efface. It is not to be wondered at when we hear that this same bright and energetic man has just succeeded in organizing a fete and arranging a program for Independence Day which attracted to Ocala 6,000 people, all of whom had a dclightlul time and matured to their homes greatly pleased with the city and the entertainment provided for them. Well may we say with the Ocala Mail and Express: ‘* What city could help but prosper with such a citizen within her midst as Mayor Campbell ?”
Cambridge, Mass., is to have three drinking fountains, one in Old Cambridge, one in Cambridgeport, and one in Hast Cambridge, at a cost not exceeding $t,200. The fountains are to give forth chilled water, obtained by placing ice about the pipes.