Water Dispute at Argenta, Ark.
Owing to lack of pressure at the hydrants, by which the department was seriously handicapped in fighting a recent fire, there is trouble between the Home Water Company and the city of Argenta, Ark. According to the contract entered into between the city of Argenta and the Home Water Company in November, 1906, the company is obligated to furnish a sufficient pressure for fire protection during a period of 15 years from the date the instrument was made. This, according to the allegations of the city officials, it has failed to do on a number of occasions and particularly in the case of the fire in question. It is intimated that, as a result of the failure to live up to the contract, the company may lose its franchise.