TO GIVE PITTSBURGH PURE WATER.
Some leading capitalists of Pittsburgh, along with C. E. Holland, of New York, and Capt. J. M. Murphy, of Harrisburg, have arranged for the formation of a new company, with a capital of $10,000,000. to give to Pittsburgh and vicinity a pure water supply. The promoters of the company claim to have demonstrated to the satisfaction of Comptroler J. B. Larkin that they can take the water of any reeking stream and convert it into pure and healthful drinking water. They assert that they have demonstrated the success of their system by converting the foul sewage-defiled waters of the Chartiers creek into water so pure that the comptroler asked how soon a plant could be installed in bis home. The system, it is said, eliminates the acid, which is the element that destroys the boilers of locomotives and factories. The company, which will he capitalised at $10,000,000. will make an offer to the council to install a plant in connection with the Brilliant pumping station and operate it for a year without cost to the citv. if it proves unsatisfactory. In case the system shows the results expected, the city will, of course, be bound to pay the cost of the installation of the plant and a certain sum for the water purified. Capt. Murphy and C. E. Holland now own the Electric Purifying company, which is organised under the laws of New Jersey, with a capital of $500,000. All rights in the patents and assets of that company will be transferred to the Pittsburgh company, which will incorporate under the laws of West Virginia as either the Electrical Purifying company or the Electrical Water company.