TYPHOID AT BUTLER.
At Butler, Pa., which is suffering so severely from a typhoid fever epidemic, owing to polluted water having become mixed with the usually very wholesome water of the city, the pollution is clearly traceable to cases of typhoid fever in close proximity to Thorn run dam, the reservoir of the Butler Water company. The premises surrounding the farnihouse, from which the fever drainage was carried into the Thorn run reservoir, have been thoroughly ditched, and now no drainage can reach the dam In Springdale, the portion of the city not supplied bycity water, there is a comparative absence of typhoid fever. It has an independent supply from four artesian wells. Otherwise the disease is diffuse and no respecter of persons.
If the legislature of Ohio adopts the plans ot the State board of public works, thousands of acres will be bought by the State and submerged. New reservoirs and the enlargement of old ones for the improvement of the canal system are planned by the board. One new reservoir will be built in southern Marion county, and another south of the Lewistown reservoir in Logan county. The Summit county reservoir will be among those enlarged.