Water-Works Break Down Again.
There was a panicky feeling among Jersey City’s officials Sunday and Monday on account of another serious break in the pumping works at Belleville. The piston rod of the big Worthington pump snapped as it did last August, and the pump had to be shut down, leaving two or three old pumps to furnish the city with water. The fire on the river front early Sunday morning would have been a serious thing to the city but for the extraordinary promptness with which the Tennsyl. vania Company fleet of fire boats responded to the city’s call for help. These boats furnished all the water that was needed. President Madden of the street and water board says there is i .iough water in the reservoirs to meet the city’s needs until_ the broken piston can be replaced.