THE TINTERN MANOR COMPANY ENJOINED.
Vice Chancelor Emery has issued an order directing the Tintern Manor Water company to show cause why it should not be restrained from cutting off the supply of water from Long Branch, N. J., as it has threatened to do. A ten years’ contract to supply Long Branch with water lapsed on September I, 1901, and the city served notice on the company that it would no longer pay the old rates, but would continue to use the water. Several attempts to renew the contract failed. A ten years’ contract which was passed by the Long Branch common council was set aside, on the ground that it did not specify what amount should be paid. Consequently, the town has not paid for its supply since 1901 and tbe company served notice that unless the back rent was paid before August 1 the supply would be cut off. A suit is now pending in the courts to determine how much the city should pay.
During 1902 the fire losses in Great Britain were only $60,000,000. In the United States they were $165,000,000.