Water works bonds are to be issued at Bozemm, Mont., to the amount of $165,000. Proposals will be received until January 17. George D. Pease is city clerk.

A system of water works and of electric lights is contemplated at Tuskegee, Ala. Proposals will be received until February I. Alber & Byrne, of Birmingham, Ala., are at work on plans.

The borough of Vailsborough, N. J.. will construct water works. The council asks proposals for constructing the same, until January 11. See advertisement in another column for further information.

Press reports say that the council of Gananoque, Out., is cons’dering the question of establishing a system of water works and sewers.

A project is contemplated at Girard, Kan., for constructing a reservoir. W. S. Hitch, chairman of waterworks committee, will receive estimates on the work.

There is a movement on foot at Waterville, Me., towards securing a more satisfactory water supply. A municipal con trol of the system, which is at present owned by the Maine Water Company, is said to be desired.

The council of Goshen. Ind., proposes to lay three miles of additional water mains, the estimated cost to be about $10,000.

Reports say that a dam is to be constructed across Fisherman ccreek near Niagara, B. C., and 5,000 feet of pipe laid, in connection with the proposed system for which a franchise has been granted to S. K. Crocker.

Press reports say that a dam is to be constructed at Chelan, Wash. M. M. Kingman will furnish information.

The water commissioners of Detroit. Mich., propose constructing water mains on sections of Russell and Greutsel streets.

The town of Tifton, Ga., is agitating the construction of a system of water works.

There is some talk of putting in a filter for the city water at the Round pound reservoir. Rochester, N. H.

It is said that specifications for the proposed water works at Clayton, N. Y., will call for about five miles of mains.

According to information received, the discussion at Rome, Ga , on the filtration subject has been decided in favor of installing a plant.

The citizens’committee of Vineland, N. J., has prepared a petition for the council, asking that $(40,000 in bonds be issued for water works, sewers, and other improvements.

The property-owners of Whitesboro, N. V , have voted 168 to 50. in favor of the construction of a system of water works.

The residents of Blue Point (I,. I.), N. Y., are agitating the question cf purchasing fire hydrants.

The legislature of Alabama will be petitioned to authorize Troy to issue bonds for the construction of water works; also to authorize the city of Montgomery to extend water mains and pipes.

The Long Island Railroad Company has accepted the terms of the village of Freeport (L. I.).N. Y.,for furnishing water for railroad purposes at ten cents per 1,000 gallons. The company will erect two standpipes near the Main street crossing, and make the necessary connections.

It is probable that the question of providing a water system for Barnesville, Ohio, will be submitted to the voters at the spring election.

The city of Rockport. Ind.. is planning to establish a system of water works.

Press reports say that Onawa, la . is preparing to introduce a water works.

The council of Hartford, Mich., is discussing the question of water works, and it is rot improbable that bonds may be issued for this purpose.

The council of Taunton, Mass., has decided to expend about $15,000 for water works improvements.

According to a recommendation of the Louisville, Ky., board of public safety the city will expend in the neighborhood of $250,000 for fire hydrants.

The citizens of Ute, la., have voted in favor of issuing $1,800 for a water works engine. D. E. Lathrop is city clerk

The council of Brazil, Ind., is considering a project for bringing water from the Wabash river, nine miles distant

The introduction of water works at Brownstone, Ind., is contemplated by the council.

The Insurance companies have refused to do further business in Jerome, Cal., until a water system is established. The plant will cost $10,000.

Proposals will be received until January 3 for a system of waterworks at Gaffney, S. C. F. Minshall, 150 Nassau street. New York, is the engineei,

Reiairts say that bids will be called for at an early date for the proposed reservoir at George’s Hill, Philadelphia. Pa. Thom »⅝ M. Thompson is director of public works.

The council of Wellsville, N. Y., will ask proposals in a few weeks for furnishing about a mile and three-quarters of twelveinch water pipe and laying the same.

The city of Winchester, Ind., asks proposals until January 18 for a water works plant. S. I). Fox is city clerk.

The local board of the Fifth district, borough of Brooklyn, N. Y., will have a hearing on January 5 on the petitions presented to Borough President Grout, for laying mains on sections of Van Sicklen street. Kings highway, and Fifty-fourth street.

The large Snow engine of the Indianapolis water works underwent a test the week before last. Its power is claimed as greater than any other engine n the countiy and showed 10.000.000 pounds above the contract pressure made with the builders.

At Thomaston, Conn., the collapse of a newly erected water tank on the “brick” factory, one of the three in the Seth Thomas Clock Company’s plant, shortly after 4 o’clock p. m., practically ruined the factory and caused a loss of upwards of $10,000. F’ortunately there was no loss of life

It is reported that Southport, Conti., and Fairfield are to be supplied with water by a company which is being formed for that purpose.

Northeast, Pa., is agitating the subject of water works. According to reports, water bonds to the amount of $20,000 are to be sold.

It is said that the council ha» decided to have a large water main laid on Barton street, Hamilton, Ont., according to the recommendation of City Engineer Barrow.

The council of Mill vale, N. J., has readvertised for bids for the proposed new pump, to be received until January 3.

The board of water commissioners, of Norfolk, Va., will receive proposals until January 5 for foundations for a mechanical filter plant, including flume, drains, etc.

It is said that the water works company of York, Pa., proposes purchasing between four and five thousand feet of twenty-inch pipe aboutthe middle of January; also gates, etc. Jacob L. Kuehn is superintendent.

An election was called in Lakeport, Cal., to vote on the question of issuing $1 5,400 fo: securing a supply of water for the town.



Steps are being taken to remedy the electric trolley car wires upon the water mains of Dayton, Ohio. The same plan will probably be adopted as used in Boston and other cities— that is, to provide return wires to conduct trolley currents back to the power house.

Bombay. East India, is well supplied with water, the quantity available for each person being from forty to fifty gallons per day. No other Indian city has a supply exceeding ten gallons per dav per capita.

It is hoped that the Hackensack, N.J., Water Company will fulfill the promise made to Dr. Heifer to filter the water.

The new water plant at Morris stnntion for Camden, N. J., has again been started up.

The Deutsche Farber Zeitung recommends that iron tanks or reservoirs should be preserved from rust by cleaning off the paint and rust with a steel wire brush. The surface should then be heated by a soldering lamp, bit by bit, and cobblers’ wax rubbed into the heated pores and protects the iron from rusting.

In Paterson, N. J., owing to the polluted water,the typhoid epidemic keeps increasing. In August last a well at the city almshouse was polluted, and there are some who believe the outbreak can be traced to that, although the health authorities stick to the Passaic water theory and have sent several gallons of the water to be analysed.

At Miami, Fla., the new pumping station for the water works has been completed, and the steam has been turned on the new pump. Under the new plan, the city mains can be flushed at will.

The water works trustees of Youngstown, Ohio, are about to consider a new source of supply, and will probably secure the services of an engineer for this purpose. F. Herbert Snow of Brockton, Mass., is talked of as being engaged to make the surveys.

The Jersey City, N. J., board of water commissioners will receive proposals until December 27, for cast iron water pipe; 1,020 tons of six, eight, and twelve-inch will be required. Anthony Hauck, chairman, may be add. essed.

There is a rumor to the effect that the authorities of Kratikton, Ind., have agreed to introduce a system of water works. Brownston, Ind., is also considering the construction of a system.

The council of Reno Nev., will receive bids until February 13, for $130,000 worth of water works bonds. F. B. Porter is city clerk.

C. N. Priddy, superintendent of the Leadville. Colo, water works, and others have formed a company for the purpose of purchasing the property and franchises of the Leadville Water Company. The new company will be known as the Leadville Water Works Company, and the capital stock will be $400,000.

The project of constructing water works and also for introducing an electric light into Wellington, Kan., is being agitated by the Commercial club. Jno. T. Stewart is chairman of the committee appointed to take active measure in the matter.

The water works at Dubuque, la,, are to be entirely reconstructed, according to plans approved by Jno. A. Cole, C. K., ol Chicago. A trust deed to the amount of $800,000 has been given to the Northern Trust Company to secure funds for this purpose.

The purchase of new boilers for the water works of Grand Haven, Mich., is under consideration by the board of public works.

The want of a more abundant water supply is making itself evident at Punxatawney, Pa., and the water company of that place is reported as about to take active steps in the matter.

A franchise to construct a system of water works at Russellville Ky., has been applied for by H. G. Frederick, Boonsboro, Md.

An installation of a pumping engine is contemplated by the Steelton Home Water Company, of Steelton. Pa.

According to reports, a water supply is projected for Marlin. Tex. The source will be a number of artesian wells, to be sunk by C. C. Chatham, who has secured land about a mile distant for this purpose.

The citizens of Pratt City, Ala., have put their petition for authority to issue $25 000 for a water system, in form, and it will be presented to the legislature, G. W. Brown is chairman of the committee in charge.

From a report furnished by J no. W. Hill, C. E., of Cincinnati, Ohio, the improvement of the water supply of Ironton, Ohio, would cost $55,000.

It is proposed to extend the Pittsfield, Mass., water main at a cost of about $5,000.

Wm. A. Brady, who has recently purchased several hundred acres of land near Lancaster, Los Angeles county. Cal., is projecting the development of an artesian water supply.

The construction of a steel tower and tank is contemplated at Stanberry, Mo. Three thousand dollars in bonds are to be issued. .

The question of providing a system of larger water mains for the business sections of Philadelphia, Pa., is now being agitated by the fire underwriters and insurance men of that city.

The board of improvements of the borough of Richmond (S. I.), N. Y.. has passed a resolution recommending the extension of the water mains and the establishing of fire hydrants on the Manor road between the Richmond turnpike and Eckstein’s brewery, and several other sections.

It is reported that the water commissioners of Binghamton, N. Y., are in the market for about three miles of water pipe, six, eight, and twelve-inch, for which they expect to pay about $50.000.

The city of Allegheny. Pa., has purchased Schantz’s spring, about five miles distant, as an additional source of supply.

Plans for a municipal system of water works for Ilintonburg, Ont., are said to have been accepted by the council of that place. C. H. Keefer, of Ottawa, is the engineer, and the cost will be about $50,000.

The wa er system of Lisbon, Onio, is to undergo improvements. The council has not decided whether to adopt a complete system of filters, a mechanical filtering system, ora deep well system. E. C. Cook, of Cleveland, is engineer.

It is reported that preparations will be made for the proposed system to supply Birmingham, Ala., and nearby districts by the company incorporated for that purpose

Press reports say that Pelican Rapids. Minn , will issue bonds for water works and other improvements.

Articles of incorporation have been filed by the McElmo Water Supply Company, of McElmo, Cal. The capital of the company is said to be $500,000. Morris B. Colt, of Alamosa, is one of the directors.

Bids are to be readvertised for the proposed syetem of water works at McLeansboro, Ill. Those received on December 10 were rejected by the water board.

The city of Holly Springs, Miss., proposes to sink additional wells, under the supervision of Walter G. Kirkpatrick, Jackson, Miss.

It is expected that bids will soon be asked for the construction of a water system at Jamestown, N. J., for which plans have been accepted by the council.

There is some talk of issuing $12,000 at Elgin, Ore., for a system of water works.

Press reports say that bonds have been issued for establishing a water system. sewers;and other improvements at Guadalajara, Mex.

It is proposed to lay new pipe in Rockford, Ill., during the coming year, for which an appropriation of $7,000 will be asked. An appropriation of $1,000 will be asked for meters.

The water board of Detroit, Mich., is taking measures to provide a water supply to the northern part of the city, where the pressure is weak, and also to Palmer Park. The city engineer has been instructed to furnish estimates on an addition to the works for this purpose.

The citizens of Swedesboro, Pa., are discussing the advisability of building a water plant and introducing an electric light system.

At the last town meeting at Arlington, Mass., it was unanimously voted to appropriate $15,000 for introducing the Metropolitan water system into the town.

Commissioner Meathe is said to be contemplating considerable additions to the water system of Detroit, Mich.

The Spring Mill Water Company will construct a system of water works to supply Milltown and Frenchtown, N. J. The plans call for a reservoir with capacity of 1,000,000 gallons, nearly eight miles of pipe, size four to ten-inch, hydrants,etc. Howard Mutchler is president of the company.

The Sheridan Light & Water Company, of P’ort Wayne, Ind., has received a twenty year franchise for a system of water works for Sheridan, to cost about $35,000. Further information may be obtained from Chas. Pape, of Fort Wayne.

The mayor of Bath, Me., has promised to bring before the city government at once a report of the New England Ins rance Exchange which insists that the pumping engines of the water works system be put in immediate repair; that they be placed under the charge of a first-class engineer; that they be put into a condition to maintain not less than 2,000 000 gallons each in twenty-four hours; and that they be properly tested and cared for

Gloucester City, N.J., is having its water system overhauled, so as to furnish a stronger pressure. This, with its reorganized fire department, will afford better fire protection.

According to reports, the question of issuing $20,000 bonds will be decided at a special election at Mankato, Man.

At the recent meeting of the citizens of Plymouth. N. H., to discuss the water question, it was voted to appoint a committee to confer with the Plymouth Aqueduct & Water Company, with power to purchase, at a fair price, otherwise to construct a new system at a cost not to exceed $40,000. Frank II. Robbins is chairman of the committee.

Plans and specifications for the dam at the projected storage reservoir near Phoenix. Ariz.. are said to be completed. This reservoir will be the largest in the world, and will have capacity for irrigating 1,000 000 acres.

The commissioners of public works, Buffalo, N. Y., have decided to purchase a filtering device for the water works, to cost $8,700.

The opposition to the bond issue for water works in the town of West Union, W. Va., has been withdrawn, and it is possible that the construction will be begun at once. Bids will be received for $6,000 bonds on January 6.

An ordinance is to be intro luced before the Harrisburg. Pa., council, authorizing the issuing of water bonds to the amount of $75 000 for the placing of new engines at the pumping station. The question will probably be voted on at the February election.

According to the Journal of Commerce, of this city. “ a company is being formed under a charter of the State of New Jersey, to construct artesian wells and supply water in various localities ” in Haiti.

A Binghamton. N. Y., report is to the effect that C. A. Cockroft, of the Chenago Engineering Company, of that city, has discovered a subterranean lake forty feet’in depth,which he believes extends under the entire village of Lestershire, one of Binghamton’s suburbs.

One hundred girls, inmates of the Cleveland Orphans’ home of Versailles, Ky., together with the matron and the music teacher, have been poisoned,and many are in a precarious condition. Physicians think the sickness was caused by drinking water that had been standing in lead pipes.

Doctor—Can you get pure water at your boarding house ?

Patient—No; not always. I freqently detect a flavor of coffee in it.