SUPPERS BT FIRE AND WATER.
The Interborough company of New York city continues to suffer both from fire and water. The former, so far as the subway is concerned, assumes an aggravating shape—that of blown-out fuses and choking smoke. The latter is more persistent and more troublesome. It affects the Lenox avenue branch, and is caused by the leakage in big tubes from an underground stream at One Hundred and Fifteenth street. The trouble was first manifest when the subway was built. Eight feet of concrete were laid to protect the tracks; but they kept the road dry only for a time. Water began to seep in several months ago. Two big pumps were installed to pump out the water. Still the water came in faster than it could be pumped out. According to the engineer in charge today, the pumps on the surface are keeping the water below the level of the subway floor, which is about 2½ ft. below the level of ground water. Some maliciously minded folk contend that the water is being squeezed out of the stock, with grave consequences to the lessees of the road.