WATERWORKS IN THE PHILIPPINES.
It is an interesting fact that Manila has an excellent waterworks system which was built and presented to the city by a native Filipino who prospered in business, and wanted to leave an enduring monument behind him when he died. The only condition he made was that the poor must always have water free of cost. Of course this shows what inferior people the Filipinos are—“savages,” “Apaches,” as President Roosevelt calls them.
Contracts for the waterworks at Prairie du Chien, Wis., have been let as follows: Batchelder, Crosby & Mead of La Crosse, for construction and reservoir, $8,075; United States Cast Iron Pipe and Fitting company, for pipe. $17,526.50; James B. Clow & Son. Chicago, for hydrants and valves $1499.5a The plant complete will cost $27,104.