PUMPING ENGINE NEWS.
The situation at Canton, Ohio, appears to be about as follows: The William Tod company of Youngstown, Ohio, is in rather an acute state. According to a local paper it is about as follows: The company installed an engine some time ago, which, the city claims, was not done according to contract. Irving Reynolds, manager for the Tod company, insists that he should be paid the twenty per cent, of the contract price called for after the final test, providing it was satisfactory. Mr. Reynolds says the test was satisfactory, while the city people, who take an opposite side, say that, if the twenty per cent, is paid, it would not leave a balance large enough to cover the damages which the citv claimed for delay in furnishing the engine. Mr. Reynolds maintains that his end of the contract was carried out, the fault, if any, being that the city had not the building ready at the proper time for the engine. Ibis is denied by the city. To strengthen his argument Mr. Reynolds showed photographs of the building in its different stages of construction It is probable the matter will be settled outside the courts; but this may be difficult, if the company persists in its claim that the city is not entitled to any damages.
A pumping station, with a daily capacity of more than 20.000.000 gals., is to be erected at the plant of the Youngstown, Ohio, Sheet & Tube company to supply the two new furnaces. At the plant of the Carnegie Steel company in the city an addition to the present pumping capacity is to be erected which will supply 30,000,000 gals, daily to the new open hearth furnaces, Bessemer stacks and finishing mills.
At Uniontown. Pa., a large pumping station is to be erected at a cost of $250,000. The independent coke operators are making plans after the Frick company, which recently piped the county to supply its many works with water from an independent source.