—Contractors and municipal officers will find it to their advantage to read the contracting intelligence in FIRE AND WATER every week. More items of interest to city and town authorities will be found in its columns than in any similar class paper published in the country. The subscription is only $3 per year, $1 for four months.
—Ness City, Kan., will have water-works.
—Vermont, Ill., will sink an artesian well.
—The water supply at Danville, Ill., has evaporated.
—Cimarron, Kart., has voted $35,000 for water-works.
— I ml ay City, Mich., talks of constructing water-works.
—Frederick, Md., thinks of increasing its water supply.
—Carson, la., wants water-works. Address J. T. Farrell.
—Wallace, Kan., has advertised for bids for water works.
—East Jordan, Mich., contemplates a water-works system.
—A taoo barrel tank is to be constructed at Lansing, Mich.
—Manchester, Va., is agitating the question of water-works.
— A tank system of water-works will be put in at Paxton, III.
—Mdford, Mich., is investigating the subject of water-works.
—At Bloomington, III., water is selling at fifteen cents a barrel.
—W. D. Chapin will bore an artesian well at Montgomery, Ala.
—Joliet, III., is considering the question of building water-works.
—Beverly, Mass., has appropriated $5000 for additional water mains.
—Mason City, Ill., will vote on the water-works question on August 22.
—Grand Rapids, Mich., will take its water tupply from the Grand river.
—Boone and Dunlap, la., contemplate the construction of waterworks.
— Delaware, O., has the construction of water-works under consideration.
— Kearny, N. J., wants bids for $65,000 five per cent thirty-year wa’er bonds.
—W. A. Jeter has made a proposition to build water-works at Gainesville, Fla.
—Pierce City, Mo., will vote on the question of water works on August 16.
—A receiver has been appointed for the water-works company at Anthony, Kan.
—L. J. Wagner has prepared plans for a system of water-works at La Grange, Ga.
—The Investment Company will build the Baxter Springs (Kan.) water-works.
—Hillsboro, III., voted August 3 to construct a $25,000 system of water-works.
—The Greenville (Miss.) Water-works Company has purchased a site for its works.
—Water-works will be built at Ocala, Fla., by W. A. Jeter, to cost about $70,ocx).
—The Tyler (Tex.) Water Company is expending $40,000 in improving the water-works.
—Work on the new system of water-works at Charles City, la., is progressing rapidly.
—Stafford, Kan., has decided upon a plan for water-works, and work will be begun at once.
—The Lansing (Mich.) water works system includes seventeen miles of pipe and 117 hydrants.
—Rochester, Dak., is laying additional water mains to supply the business portion of the town.
—Near Montrose, Wis., nearly all the artesian wells have gone dry in consequence of the drought.
—Neola, la., has contracted for a system of water-works with S. K. Felton Si Co., of Omaha, Neb.
—The Gouverneur (N. Y.) Water-works Company is constructing a building of Gouverneur marble.
—Telluride, Col., votes August 16 on purchasing the water-works now owned by a private corporation.
—A proposition has been made to filter the water from the Oswegatchie river for a supply for Ogdensburg, N. Y.
—The Newton (Kan.) Mining and Investment Company wants bids for sinking a well from 1000 to 2500 feet.
—The Carlyle (Ill.) water-works are nearly completed. They have been building for a year, and cost $50,000.
—The water-works recently completed at Marblehead, Mass., have been put to a successful test. They cost $43,000.
The Tuskaloosa (Ala.) Coal, Iron and Land Company will make a proposition to the city to build water-works.
—The reservoir at the London (Ont.) water-works contained on the night of August 4 but seven inches of water.
—The Emporia (Kan.) water*works, now building, will cost $172,000. The supply is to be taken from the Neosho river.
—Two railroads will build a water tank at Howard City, Mich., and will try to induce the city to construct water-works.
—The county commissioners of Bibb county, Ga., have decided not to sink the artesian well at the Roff Home for the present.
—Morrisvllle, Vt., will contract with the local water company for a supply for fire purposes, at $20 yearly for each hydrant.
At Atlanta, III., the laying of water mains was begun August 1. It is expected that the works will be in operation by the tst prox.
—The contract for a system of water-works for the towns of Holbrook and Randolph, Mass., has been awarded to Goodhue & Birine.
—The city water-works at St. Cloud, Minn., have been sold to Sykes & Phelps of Minneapolis, who will tay five miles of new mains.
—The West Branch Ditch and Reservoir Company of Denver, Col., has been incorporated by J. D. Rollins, John H. Wilber and others.
—The Holmesburg Water Company of Philadelphia, Pa., has been incorporated bv Jonathan Rowland, with a capital stock of $30,000.
—The contract for the pumping engine for the high level reservoir at Montreal has been awarded to H. R. Worthington of New York.
—The Disston Water Company, Philadelphia, Pa„ has been incorporated. Capital stock, $10,000. Jacob S. Disston. incorporator.
—At Lansing, Mich., eight new artesian wells will be sunk to increase the water supply. One has just been finished and is flowing freely.
—McRitchie & Nichol of Chicago, Ill., have been awarded the contract for laying the water mains at St. Paul, Minn., across the river, for $12,000.
—Mansfield, Mass., has voted to accept the charter granted by the legislature, last year, to build water-works for fire and domestic purposes.
—The new filters put in by the City Water Company at Belleville, Mo., have been satisfactorily tested. They will filter over 1,000,000 gallons daily.
—At Canton, Dak., the Improvement Company has applied for a waterworks franchise. It offers to furnish sixteen hydrants at a yearly rental of $800.
—A ditch, fifty miles in length, is being dug to drain the water of the Big Prairie in western Indiana, into the Wabash river. It will cost $100,000.
—The water-works recently constructed at Larned, Kan., have been tested. As the result was unsatisfactory, the city council has refused to accept them.
—A new water tank on the Northwestern Railroad, near Norway, Mich., burst while being tested on Thursday last, killing six men and badly injuring six others.
—The contract for gates and hydrants for the new water system at Kearny, N. J., has been awarded to the Galvin Brass and Iron Company of Detroit, Mich.
—The original plans for the Columbus (Kan.) water-works have been changed. There will be a reservoir, two pumps, two boilers, and a standpipe 150 feet high.
—The water consumption in Brooklyn last week was unusually large. On Wednesday, 50,507,245 gallons were used ; on Thursday, 50,180,891 j on Friday, 50,238,360.
— The Spring City Water Company and the Royers Ford Water Com pany, Royers Ford, Pa., have been incorporated. Capital stock, $1000. D. S. Newhall, incorporator.
—St. Louis is in great dread of a water famine. During several days lately the consumption reached 40,000,000 gallons, while the pumps could supply but 38,000,000 gallons.
—The Albion (N. Y.) Water-works Company, with a capital of $40,000, has organized to build the water-works at that place. George Bassett of Buffalo is president.
—Fort Fairfield, Me., has voted to pay $600 per year for twenty years to any company which will put in water-works, and to exempt the company from taxation for ten years.
—Bids for sinking an artesian well, corner Summit avenue, and Troy street, were opened at Toledo, O., by G. H. Cole, city clerk, August 8, as follows : W. O. Einsberger, in rock, $1.95 ; inearth, $1.95; Frank Hake, $3 and $1.25; both of Toledo.
—At Carlyle, Ill., the trouble between the water-works company and the city council has been settled, the company having been allowed thirty days in which to complete the contract.
—The Sanford (Me.) Electric Lighting Company proposes to amend its charter and construct water-works. The water will be taken from a spring and about 4000 feet of pipe laid.
—Mankato, Minn., last week decided to build a large reservoir for the water-works system. The work, with about one-half mile of piping, will cost $10,000, for which bonds will be issued.
—Evansville, Ind., finds it water supply dangerously scanty. There is talk of instituting a suit to cancel the contract of the present water com pany and of making arrangements for more water.
—An analysis of the water of the new artesian well at Monmouth, Ill., shows sixiy-nine grains of solid matter to the gallon. It is unfit for mechanical purposes. The well is 1230 feet deep.
—The new water-works at Snohomish, W. T., have been completed. At the recent test with fifty feet of hose and a one-inch nozzle, a stream was thrown over the highest three-story building in town.
—The Santa Barbara and Goleta (Cal.) Water Company, with $500,000 capital, has been incorporated. It will take water from San Jose creek and supply the city of Santa Barbara and the village of Goleta.
—The water famine at Manchester, England, is growing worse. The supply is now shut off for twelve hours daily. Unless rain falls it will next week be turned on for only six out of each twenty-four hours.
—Springfield, III., is about to take steps to insure a larger supply of water. It is proposed to run a perforated tile aqueduct through the water-bearing stratum at a depth of twenty-five feet below the surface.
—The Canastola Water Company has made a proposition to put in water-works at Carthage, N. Y., and furnish the village with seven hydrants at an annual rental of $420. The terms will probably be accepted.
—The Owensboro (Ky.) city council recmtly notified the Owensboro Water-works Company that the mains, pipes and hydrants were out of repair and unfit for fire service, and that they would refuse to pay further rents under the contract.
—Chicago will ask for bids in a few days for a site (to comprise an entire block) for the new pumping works. It is almost certain that the works will be located on the west side, and that the site will cost in the neighborhood of $500,000.
—The town of Woodstock, Ont., lias adopted a plan for obtaining an adequate supply of water. The source is Thornton springs, about four miles distant and about twenty-five feet below the level of the market square. The water will be pumped to a reservoir with a capacity of 1,750,000 gallons, situated on a hill about two miles from town, at an elevation of 200 feet above the level of the market place. The springs have a capacity of 2,000,000 gallons daily. The cost of the whole system will be $100,000.
—At Kearny, N. J., J. M. Drummond of New Yoik has been awarded the contract for water mains and laterals at $52,525.40, and Wade & Egan that for pipe laying at $14,258.57. The work of introducing the aqueduct water will be begun at once.
—While digging a well at Nettleton, near Breckenridge, Mo., August 8, Patrick Nettleton was suffocated by foul gas. In attempting to rescue him Alexander Scott was overcome by gas and resuscitated with diflicuhy. The excavation was but twenty feet deep.
—Pawnee City, Neb., will let contracts for the erection of a waterworks building to cost $30,000. Two boilers, two sixty horse-power engines, two pumps and other supplies are wanted. A committee of the Board of Trade, named in last week’s issue, has the matter in charge.
—Bids for three boilers of 200 horse-power each for the water-works were opened at Montreal, Can., by Louis Lesage, superintendent of water-works, August 9, as follows : George Brush of Eagle Foundry, $9650 ; John McDougal of Caledonia Works, $11,450 ; both of Montreal.
— The town of Parkdale, near Toronto, Ont., possesses water-works capable of supplying over 3,000,000 gallons daily, and the town uses less than one-tenth of this amount. In case of accident to the Toronto engines, this supply might be drawn upon to prevent a water famine. Connection with the Toronto mains might be quickly and easily made.
—The water mains on the Hackensack meadows, which conduct the water supply of Jersey City from the pumping station at Belleville, are repotted to be in dangerously bad condition. The piles supporting the thirty-six inch iron main have become weakened and many of the joints have settled, and the cement mains are in urgent need of repairs.