Roman Waterworks in Use.
A Buda-Pesth correspondent writes that the “town committee of Szamosvar has decided to utilise the remains of the 1,000-year-old water mains and reservoirs, which have remained since the Roman occupation. The water mains were discovered by Professor Ornstein. an archeologist, who states that the great reservoir and the extensive canals served as the water supply of a large late Roman military camp—Congriscastrum. The great reservoir lies on a high hill near the town. The part which has collected in the basin and mains during many centuries has been removed, and now it is almost incredible that they should be 1,000 years old. The medical officer of the town has declared the water basin and the mains to be fit for use.”
Chief Officer R. Gordon Stuart, of the Johannesburg (Transvaal) fire department, has resigned his position.