To Ask Federal Aid in Getting Pure Water.
Health Commissioner Evans, of Chicago, representative of the association of commerce and a delegation from the towns in northern Indiana will go soon to Washington in tne interest of a pure water supply. They have asked to be heard by the Secretary of War on the subject of the dumping of dredgings in places which menace tbe water supply of Chicago and of Indiana cities.
Secretary Dickinson promised that when the report of tbe engineering bureau on tbe subject was completed an opportunity would be given (lie health officials of Chicago and others interested the right to appear at the national capital and be heard.
It is the contention of those interested in ib* water supply of Chicago that the government should require that dredgings from the river be unloaded in tbe lake at places where they are not likely to contaminate the water supply. The engineering corps recommended that the cit> be compelled to pay the cost of tbe additional haul required to comply with this request.