WATER SUPPLY OF ST. LOUIS.
It seems probable that, notwithstanding the large expenditure upon the Chain of the Rocks construction, St. Louis must look for some other source of supply. The two plans proposed are filtration of the Mississippi or Missouri water, or a steel conduit line from Meramac spring, ninety mills distant from the city. It was thought possible to complete either of these plans before the opening of the World’s fair; but, as Edward Flad. the water commissioner, states, it will not be feasible to carry one or the other of them out in time for that event. The engineers appointed by the mavor to consider plans for a new supply have stated that it would take two vears after the passage of the city ordinance authorising the work to complete either of the schemes proposed.
The Proctor stock company is presenting many celebrated plays, along with revivals of old comedies. The olays of the late Chas. H. Hoyt are now in hand and the full repertoire will be presented Clay M Greene has been secured to write travesties on current dramatic successes, and will devote himself exclusively to the service of Manager Proctor for the remainder of the season. A special branch of the Proctor stock will present these travesties, and the innovation will be made a feature in the Proctor entertainments.