Water Supply for New York.
The latest plan for supplying New York city with an abundant supply of pure water, possesses, at least, the element of novelty if not of feasibility. Somebody proposes the construction of a “canal or conduit on a low level, of sufficient width and depth, commencing at Harlem river, running through Westchester, following the low lands and keeping the depth below the well level. This conduit would be always full of the purest water, supplied from the great underground water basin of Westchester, and would, in its course, intercept all the springs and stream*.
The plan further contemplates one main con. duit, commencing at a point west of Kingsbridge or east of Central Bridge, on the Westchester side of the Harlem river, running up through Westchester, with lateral branches running right and left, as the nature of the ground may indicate ; smaller ones to be built in each of the different valleys, and a cross tunnel made to intercept them all,” the main conduit to be not less than twelve feet in diameter, with a capacity to deliver 200,000,000 gallons daily. The whole cost is estimated at less than $10,000,000.
—Several fires havo recently occurred in unoccupied dwelling houses at Raleigh, N. C., and for which no definite causes have been assigned. Not a single arrest has takon place, nor have the city authorities taken any steps to detect the incendiaries, who are believed to be at thoir fiendish work in the city. “Something should be done without further delay, ” says the Raleigh Newt, referring to this matter, “as the town is now at the mercy either of incendiaries or tramps or both.”