Morris R. Sherrerd, C. E., was for a number of years engineer of the waterworks of Newark, N. J., and a couple of weeks ago was elected city engineer in charge of all public works for that city. For a number of years Mr. Sherrerd has been actively identified with the work of the Water Works association, and has served on several of the committees, notably those on Pipe Coatings and Specifications for cast iron pipe. He was elected president of the association at its last meeting in St. Louis, and he is also a member of the tire insurance committee. Without doubt he is one of the most valuable members of the association on account of the interest he has always taken in its work.


Benjamin C. Adkins is first vicepresident of the association. He is one of the most regular attendants at its conventions and is undoubtedly one of its most popular members. For many years Mr. Adkins has been engineer of waterworks distribution in the city of St. Louis, and his ability in that special field was so much appreciated that two years ago he was elected waterworks commissioner. He has been instrumental in building up the St. Louis plant to a remarkably efficient degree, and his efforts to furnish the people of that city with pure water are likely soon to reach a successful issue, as he is now experimenting on a system of filtration by sulphate of iron. Extensive works are also being carried out under his direction, which will not be completed for a number of years. It is very likely that Mr. Adkins will this year be a candidate for president of the association, and, if so, it seems only reasonable to expect that he will be elected unanimously.


Charles H. Campbell is now superintendent of waterworks at Charlotte, N. C., where he is superintending a practically new plant for that city, with Arthur Boardman, C. E., as engineer. Mr. Campbell joined the American Water Works association several years ago, and proved his remarkable ability by rising rapidly to the position of third and first vicepresident, finally becoming president of the association, in which capacity he served with marked ability at the Detroit convention. At that meeting an important committee of the American Water Works association on fire insurance was formed, and Mr. Campbell was elected its chairman, a position which he now occupies. He has made a study of the subject of private supply for fire purposes and is probably one of the best known authorities on this subject in the United States. His report at the last convention of the association was very complete, and showed a thoroughness of work which was appreciated by the members of the association.


John M. Diven, secretary of the association, is so well known to waterworks people that it is almost unnecessary to give any description of his career as a waterworks man. He was connected with the Elmira Waterworks company for a great number of years as its superintendent and manager, and served in that capacity up to a few months ago, when he was appointed engineer and superintendent of the Charleston Light & Power company, Charleston, S. C. As secretary of the American Waterworks association, he has been most indefatigable in his work, and the result shows how successful he has been in procuring new members. Mr. Diven is one of the oldest members in the association, and served in the capacity of secretary some years ago, and was also president at the meeting in Philadelphia in 1 801.


John Watson Alvord, C. E., of Chicago, has enjoyed for twenty-five years a most successful career as a municipal hydraulic and sanitary engineer, his practice covering a large section of the central West. His earliest work was done in J880-83 as assistant engineer in the construction of the Hyde Park pumping station of the Chicago waterworks, and the first inlet tunnel at that station was extended under lake Michigan at that time. From 1884 to 1888 he was city engineer of Lake View, then a separate municipality, and during that time designed and superintended the building of its sewerage system and the remodeling and extension of its waterworks system, paving, protection works for the lake shore, etc. After a lengthened and educational European tour, he became, in 1889, city engineer of Cicero, 111, for which he designed a system of 380 miles of storm-water sewers and six miles of street paving, which have since been nearly all constructed. He also constructed waterworks systems at Muskegon. Mich., Duluth, Minn., Hurley, Wis„ and Terre Haute, Ind., besides serving as chief of the engineering department of the World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago, constructing a water pipe line of nearly 100 miles from Wisconsin to the Fair grounds. He has also been consulted and has reported on the value of water plants and power dams in various places; and acted as consulting engineer on many large and important works, among others in connection with the Illinois and Michigan canal commissioners, the sewerage work at C olumbus, Ohio, and the purification of its sewage, the Highland Park reservoir at Pittsburg, a large waterpower dam 011 the Chattahoochee river in Georgia, an additional 5.000.000-gal Ion waterworks system for Hammond, Ind., and the St. Louis system—the last for the expert commission of that city. Mr. Alvord, besides being an acknowledged authority on waterpowers and waterworks, canal and sewerage systems, is an active member of the American Water Works association, president of the Illinois Society of Engineers and Surveyors and trustee of the Western Society of Engineers.

J. P. DENISON, New York Continental Jewell Filtration CompanyOCTAVOUS JONES, Rensselaer Manufacturing Company


R. M. Kellogg is the efficient superintendent of the Middlesex Water company and secretary of the Bergen Aqueduct company, of Ridgewood, in the same State. The Middlesex Water company, whose headquarters arc at Metuchen, N. J., supplies that village, and the villages of South Plainfield, Woodbridge, Sawaren and Carteret.


Arthur Edwin Boardman graduated at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y., and has devoted most of his time principally to the construction of waterworks. Many plants of which he was engineer are those of Macon, Brunswick, Americus, Cartersville, all in the State of Georgia; Tampa, Ocala and Fernandina, Ha.; Tuscaloosa and Florence, Ala.; Johnson City, Tenn.; and Richmond, Ky. Besides these, he has been engineer for the reconstruction of several works in all parts of the South. Mr. Boardman has been engineer and president of the American Gas, Light & Water company for nearly twenty years, and is now engineer and president of the Jeter & Boardman Water & Gas association, of Macon, Ga. Mr. Boardman is a member of the American Water Works association and takes a particular interest in its proceedings, lie was selected a member of the Water Works lire insurance committee, and h;is added considerably to the information which he is preparing for its report to the association. At present Mr. Boardman is engineer of the reconstruction of the Charlotte, N. C., waterworks, and has extensive consulting practice.


Janies J. R. Crocs, C. E., stands at the top of his profession as a civil and hydraulic engineer. For the past twenty-five years lie has been engaged in a number of principal waterworks in the lines both of construction and consultation. He has been associated with some of the leading en gineers of the country in preparing plans for waterworks and sewerage construction, and was recently engaged by the city to make a report 011 the Croton datn.


1). W. French is engineer and superintendent of a large plant supplying Hoboken and a number of surrounding towns and cities, Mr. French is well known as one of the best waterworks men in the country, and he is at present engaged in completing from his own plans a splendid filter system for the works which he now controls. He is a staunch member of the American Water Works association, and has served on some of its committees.


Robert E. Milligan is chemist and assistant manager of the New York Continental Jewell Filtration company, with whom he has been engaged for a number of years. Mr. Milligan is one of the best known men in his special line, and he has acted as superintendent of construction of a number of filter plants, and written a number of able papers on the subject of filtration.


At St. Catharine’s, Ont., is an excellent waterworks system, which has been described at considerable length in previous numbers of this journal. It is in every way up-t# date, and its completeness and efficiency are due in great measure to the skilful and intelligent management of Superintendent Alexander Milne, whose report for the past year is a masterpiece of detail. It takes in most minutely every feature and particular of the workings of the department, and is replete with most practical suggestions as to the improvements he considers necessary. It is in itself a very valuable work of reference, and, unintentially on Superintendent Milne’s part, bears most emphatic witness to the great benefit the city enjoys from his professional services.


W. L. Glazier, superintendent of the Newport, Ky., waterworks, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1866. He graduated from Woodward High school of that city, and since then has been engaged in the profession of civil engineering. He was in the United States government service for several years, and in 1895 was chosen city engineer of Newport, Ky. In 1902 he left thaf position to accept the present one that he holds. Mr. Glazier is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers as well as of the American Water Works association.

The Echo, Utah, waterworks system will cost $2,000.




F. W. Blocki was born on November 2, 1868, and be is the youngest commissioner of public works Chicago has ever had. His family is one of the oldest in the drug business in Chicago. He was educated in the public schools and was formerly engaged as a druggist and afterwards as a contractor. He was appointed superintendent of maps of the department of public works, Chicago, June 1, 1899; deputy commissioner of public works, December 4, 1899, and commissioner of public warks, 1901.

John A. Cole, C. E., has been for many years a resident of Chicago. He is senior member of the firm of John A. Cole & Sons, consulting and designing engineers for public works.

F. J Bradley is the energetic manager of the Western end of the National Meter company’s business. Previous to his connection with that company he was engaged in waterworks in Springfield, Mass. During the twelve years in which he has represented the National Meter company the volume of business in the West has grown very rapidly, which is no doubt due in part to his efforts in promulgating the equity of using meters for selling water. Mr. Bradley has been very active in looking after the interests of the members of the American Waterworks association in Chicago, and his work on the local committees will merit general approbation.

A. J. Pray is the wide-awake representative at Columbus, Ohio, of the Pittsburg Meter company.

J. P. Denison has been connected with the New York Continental Jewell Filtration company for some years. He was formerly treasurer of the New York Filter company, and is now manager of the Chicago office of the new concern.


C. S. Francis is the popular salesman of the National Meter company connected with the Chicago office.

H. F. Brown, of Chicago, is one of the committee on arrangements.

O, H. Jewell is well known as the inventor of the Jewell Filtration system. He has patented many improvements in filters, his last being that of using iron instead of alum as a coagulant. Mr. Jewell is the Western representative of the New York Continental Jewell Filtration company, at 43 West Quincy street. Chicago.

Octavous Jones is manager of the Western business of the Rensselaer Manufacturing company, of Troy, N. Y. He is an energetic and successful salesman and is a general favorite among waterworks men.

A. J. Tonlen was born in Sligo, Ireland, on July 4, 1845, and two years after came to America. He received a common school education and enlisted in the cause of the Union in February, 1862. He fought in the battles of Rig Bend, Pittsburg Landing, Current River, Ken Mt., and Atlanta. He returned to Chicago in 1865 and was appointed commissioner of buildings in April, 1893, and in 1897 to the position of deputy commissioner of public works. He is a builder and contractor.

F. F. Fisher, who is one of the local committee of arrangements, is vice-president of the Massillon Iron and Steel company.

C. R. Clow is a member of the firm of James B. Clow & Sons, Chicago, and one of the reception committee of the waterworks convention.

A. T. Prentice represents R. D. Wood & Co., of Philadelphia, in the West. He has filled that position for a long time and is a very popular and successful man on the road on account of his genial disposition.

H. E. Keeler,president of the Rogers Park Water company, and representative of the Ludlow Valve Manufacturing company, of Troy, N. Y., is a citizen of Chicago for many years. He has been a member of the American Waterworks association for some time, and is one of its most enthusiastic members.

T. F. Quilty is assistant city engineer in the department of public works, Chicago.

A. Prttssing is the Chicago agent of the Pittsburg Meter company.

Samuel G. Artingstall is one of the members of the reception committee. He is a wellknown civil engineer of Chicago, and has designed and superintended many important works in that city and in various parts of the country.

H. O. Nourse, superintendent of waterworks, Chicago, was born on July 13, 1852, at Beardstown, Kentucky. Educated in common schools of the State, at the age of twenty-one he taught one six months’ term. He began railroading in 1874, and followed it as a profession until 1886. From 1886 to 1896 he was in the railway supply business and connected with several firms and manufacturing establishments. He w’as appointed chief clerk of the bureau of water on May 15, 1897. On April 9, 1898, he took a civil service examination for superintendent, and was appointed on May 15, 1898, which position has been held until the present time.

John Ericson was appointed city engineer of Chicago in July, 1897. A few days later he successfully passed the needful civil service examination, he being the only one of the ten competitors who did so. Mr. Ericson brought to the important office he was thus qualified to fill the remits of long practical training and experience. B’ rn in Sweden on October 21, 1858, he received a common school and collegiate education at his home, later graduating from the Royal Polytechnic Institute, Stockholm. Immediately thereafter, in 1880, he was appointed assistant engineer of the Vasa Bridge, Stockholm, which position he retained for one year, when he removed to America. Arriving here, he was made resident engineer of the Toledo, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroad, and the following year accepted a position as bridge designer with ITopkins & Co., St. Louis. From 1882 to 1884 he was assistant engineer on the Illinois and Mississippi canal. In the last named year he entered the city of Chicago as draughtsman, which position he filled with such fidelity and ability that in 1886 he was promoted to become assistant engineer. In T893 he was again promoted to the position of assistant city engineer, which was followed four years later by his advance to the position of city engineer, the position which he now holds.

During his employment by the city of Chicago, he superintended the construction of many important and monumental public works in that city and elsewhere.

He was in local charge of Lake View, North Shore, and Sixty-eighth street tunnels, aggregating a total length of about five miles and an average diameter of six feet. He was also assistant chief engineer for the location and design of the new waterworks at Seattle, Washington. During his service as assistant city engineer Mr. Ericson was in charge of all tunnel and crib construction, and made the plans and specifications for twelve miles of new tunnels, about six miles of which was in rock, together with two new pumping stations—each station to have four 20.000.000-gallon triple expansion pumping engines. All of this extensive addition to the waterworks system has been completed by him while city engineer; also there has been installed a 30,000,000gallon triple expansion engine at the Fourteenth street pumping station and a 14,,000,000-gallon compound engine at the Sixty-eighth street pumping station. Under his supervision and direction there has lteen designed a new type of bascule bridge revolving on trunnions for special use on the Chicago river, though applicable to any other stream, and there are at present four of these bridges under construction. one of which will be opened for traffic on or about May I of this year. Mr. Ericson has at present projected or under construction the following work: A waterworks system for the extreme southern portion of the city, which consists of a tunnel connection with the Sixty-eighth street crib, seven miles of tunnel, and a pumping station, which will have four 15,000,000-gallon triple expansion engines; the extension of the tunnels now terminating at the old Two-Mile crib to the new Carter H. Harrison crib, and the removal of the Two-Mile crib, which was built during 1865; the installation of three 25,000,000-gallon triple expansion engines at the Chicago avenue pumping station to take the place of four antiquated beam engines, and the laying of two systems of high-pressure fire mains in the downtown district and in the South Chicago district, these systems having a total length of 24,850 feet and carrying a pressure of from 150 to 300 pounds. All the extensive improvements to the waterworks system of Chicago have called for engineering and executive ability of the highest order, and Mr. Ericson has amply met the expectations of the citizens as well as of the administration.

As an engineer, he stands in the foremost rank. In all the public positions which he has held he has given eminent satisfaction, and many of his works stand as monuments to his engineering skill. He is a member of the Western Society of Engineers, Chicago Academy of Sciences, the American Society of Swedish Engineers, and the Chicago Athletic club. He has traveled extensively through Sweden, Norway, Germany, Holland, England. Scotland, the Hawaiian Islands, and the United States.