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LANCASTER PA., THURSDAY. DECEMBERS, 1880
Telume XYII-Ne. 79.
Price Tire Oats.
JOBS WAJfAMAKEB'S STOKE.
THE HOLIDAYS AT
CHESTNUT, THIRTEENTH AND MABKET STREETS,
AND CITY HALL SQUARE, PHILADELPHIA.
L There Is nowhere In Philadelphia no varied a
collection el rich Reeds as here such as fath
era. mothers, brothers, slaters, levers, leek for
a little later.
These Is an end even of Gilts. Our collection
Is large enough and rich enough, one would
Hupnesc, even for a less frugal city than
Philadelphia. These goods are are new at the
height or theirglery. The choicest of them are
here; ethers will come of course ; but the
choicest are going.
What is equally te the purpose, buyers are
new about as many as can be comiertably
served, and the throng will lie denser every
fair day till Christmas. ....,,.
JL Sachets, tidies, lamp-shades, pin-cushions,
boxes, in Mitin and plush, embroidered and
painted. jejjf WASAMAKEIl.
First circle, southwest from the centre.
Jj Uucliessi! vest with Point medallions, $30 ;
tlic same may be seen elsewhere at $70.
Nine counters, southwest from the centre.
SI.35 te VHX, nil cimrantced.
City-hall square cntiuuie.
Xew room, no v teyj.
Outer circle, west of tiie Chestnut street en
A catalogue or boeka may be had at the
leek counter. We w ant every reader te have
it. The list el children's holiday books is es
pecially complete, ....
1 JOHX WAXAMAKEK.
Second counter, northeast from the centre.
There are two general styles, one closed
Mt the back, the ether open : the latter is known
as coachman's st vie. In detailet tiimmingthere
Is great v.irietv though tlicre is also marked
simplicity. Great variety in cloths tee. $U.30
Cloaks, foreign ami home-made. Our collec
tion is unprecedented, whether you regard va
riety, quantity or value. A lady who buys a
c'leak et any sort in Philadelphia without
looking these ever misses the bet assortment,
perhaps, in the whole country. $0.50 te $250.
1 ' JOHX WAXAMAKEK.
Southeast corner et the building.
Misses' coats in inetv than
shapes and decoration beyond
Sizes 2 te Je years.
Ulstcrcttes in fl cloths, tilitcrs In S clot lis and
liaveleeks In cloths. Sizes C te IB.
Southwest corner et the building.
UXDERWEAR AXD HOSIER!.
We have the best goods the world affords,
and the next best, and the next, and se en.
There is no place anywhere, where areu can
ee se large a collection et the different grades
et geed, all passing for what they are, ami
nothing ter what it is net, cotton ler cotton,
mixed ler mixed, wool for wool, silk ler silk.
Outer circle. Chestnut strct, entrance te
Thirteenth street entrance.
Xew Embroideries are al read- in. Our
stock is new in the condition you cxpeet te
find it in at Xew Year's, , e. the .spring novel
tics arc here.
Third circle,. southwest from the centre.
The choicest luxurious carpets; the most
substantial carpets; the lowest prices; punc
tual service. JOHX WAXAMAKEK.
Market street front, up stair.
Evening silks in the Arcade, east side.
The same and many ether pattern are within.
Xcxt outer circle, southeast from the centre.
I7M11KOIDERIES. , .
II Our next spring's novelties in embroi
deries are Just new received; tlcy usually
come at Xew Year's. ..,..
Xcxt outer circle, southwest from the centre.
Laces change daily. Our sales are large,
our variety always large, and but little of r.ny
ene sort. Compare prices. A quarter below
t he market is net uncommon.
Xine counters, southwest from the centre.
Siieh a stock of foreign cloaks as Phila
delphia lias net before seen, $10 te $250: shawls
near by ; drcscs up stairs.
' JOHX WAXAMAKEK.
Southeast corner et the building.
Fura of all sorts arc going fast. They went
fast last year and advanced In price us the sea
eon advanced. They are going up again. We
shall net raise prices till we have te buy. Ex
pect te find here whatever you wain, irem u j
bit et trimming up.
Thirteenth street entrance.
COATS AXD ULSTERS FOR CHILDREN'.
Xet se great variety its for ladles; bnt
much larger than nny where else here.
Coats 2 te! years; in thirty different mate
rials, drab, blue and brown cords with fleecy
Mack ; cellar and enffs et plush ; also In ten
amcl's hair cloth, trimmed with seal-cloth.
Coats, 4 te 1C venrs : In thirty cloths, trim
med with plain stitching, plush, scnl cloth,
chinchilla fur and velvet, $2 te $10.
Ulstercttes, n te 16 years ; in live cloths with
seal cloth cellar and cuffs.
Ulsters, 6 tell! years; in eight cloths, trim
med with plush stitching, heed and plush.
Havclecfcs. 4 te HI years ; two styles.
BOYS' CLOTHING. ,
Onrtradcisjustwhat it ought te be for
the iaciliticsand advantages we enjoy.
East of cent nil aisle, near Market street.
CHINA AND GLASSWARE.
Tqgkloeng prcclain, plate? only, for din
ner or dessert, five patterns, $25 te $50 per
Haviland dinner sets ; Cainille pattern, $140 ;
elsewhere. $200. Tressed, $140; elsewhere, $200.
Tressed with Moresque border and decoration
of grasses and butterflies, $225 ; elsewhere,
$275. The latter Is In the Arcade, Chestnut
street entrance, te-day.
Table glassware, English, Strawberry-diamond
cut ; every article required for the table
Northwest corner el the building.
And a great variety of ether kinds. Alse
pocket books, embroidered leather c.ird cases,
cigar cases, and everything in leather goods.
Third circle northwest from centre.
Chestnut, Thirteenth and Market streets,
and City Hall square.
Chestnut, Thirteenth and Market Streets,
And City Hall Square, Philadelphia.
WH. P. FRATT.TnrS
MONUMENTAL MARBLE WORKS
758 Herta yueen Street, Lancaster, r.
MONUMENTS, HEAD AND FOOT STONES,
CEMETERY LOTS ENCLOSED, Ac.
All work guaranteed and satisfactions en
-In every particular.
N. B. Remember, works al the extreme end
pi North Uaeeaatrept. mJO
Te buy Holiday Gilts early la geed ad
vice : The best trade is early ; and the best
trade carries off the best things.
LFRED WRIGHT'S PERFUMES.
HIS Mary Stuart is probably the most
lasting of all the agreeable perfumes; none of
the lercign ones appreacii iu it is cij iki
strong and full of lire; itisagiceable te mere
persons, probably, than any ether perfume.
Wild'OIive is next in popularity ; this also
Is singularly powerful ami lasting. White
Rese is delicate and lasting.
We keep the preferred odors of all the first
class perfumers, such as Lubln. Bailey, Atkin
son and Coudray ; but of Alvbed Wright's wc
keep all. . . , ,
liring an unnerfumed handkerchief; and
veu shall have a sample of any odor you wish.
First circle, northwest from the center.
COLORED DRESS GOODS.
The following, just received, are away
down in prices : French Camel's hair, 47 Inch,
$J.75and.85; French cheviot suiting, silk and
wool, 45 Inch, $0.75; French feulc, all w,oel, 28
Uy looking out ter such opportunities a lady
may often save half.
Xine counters, Thirteenth street entrance.
A lady wanting any of the following will
be obliged for the mention of them ; Silk and
wool ;SatIn de Lyen, 85 cents ; silk faced
veleuis, $1; memle cloth, 75 cents; damasse
drap d' cte, $1.50 ; damxssc cashmere, $1.25.
All the prices except the first are probably
below the cost of manufacture, and even the
first may be.
Xcxt outer circle, southwest from the center.
TRIMM1XG FOR DRESSES AXD CLOAKS.
Our trade requires the largest and freshest
stock of these goods, fringes,pa9sementerle or
naments, girdles, tassels, spikes, rings, bads,
buttons. We have novelties net te be found
Xextoiitcrcirelc.nerthwcstfroin the center.
A few shawls arc shown in the Arcade ;
gentlemen's dressing gowns and smoking
jackets in the same case. Mere are within.
East of the Chestnut street entrance.
1 Our work-room H full el" preparation, se
lull that we cannot crowd It faster. Wc have
ready, also, a large stock of UnUhed garments,
fur and fur llned.
Wb have sacques and dolmans In sealskin
dyed in Londen we have none but London Lendon Londen
dyed seal. We have them in great numbers,
and, of course, in all sizes includingextremcs.
Prices, from $125 te $250.
Londen controls the seal maiket of the
world There have been two advances In
price since our furs were bought. We shall
net advance till we have te buy again ; we
have net advanced at all, as yet.
We liave, at $1G5, seal sacques such as you
will leek in vain for clscwhcie at the price.
Fur lined circulars and dolmans in very
great varicry. We use mostly Satin de Lyen,
gres-grain, nrmure and brocade silk and hicll
ieiine ; ler mourning, Henrietta and Drap
d'Kte. The latter are made te order only.
We liave everything worth having in sets,
tiimmings, rebes, gloves, caps and the theu-sand-and-enc
little things that are kept in the
Thirteenth street entrance.
.. Felt, all colersand variety of styles, 50c te
$1.25 ; flannel, black, blue, gray, brown and
scarlet, $2 51 te $5.75; satin, black, $1.75 te
$10.50 ; satin, blue, scarlet, brown and black,
$12.50 te $20 ; Italian cloth, black, $1.25 te $5.
The variety is very great.
SeuthwrVi coiner of the building.
Netice these two samples:
lllne chinchilla Rack, velvet cellar amide.
tachablc cape, lined with Farmer's satin, horn
buttons, $6.50, Is there another such coat for
$0.50 ? We have sold hundreds el them.
Mrown-rcd-and-eld-gold diagonal ulstcretlc
soft wool lining, sleevcs lined with a durable
sllk-st raped fabric, horn buttons, $S.5 J.
These are but but specimens of many. If
they seem inviting, ethers mav be mere se.
See them. JOHN WAXAMAKER.
Central aisle, next te the outer circle, Mar
kct street side.
RIRIIONS AND MILLINERY.
Ribbons and Millinery, you knew, we
have much mere of than any ether house.
North of Thirteen! h street entrance.
XJ A very great variety of the finest linens,
a very great variety et staple linens, and the
lowest prices in Philadelphia.
Outer circle, City Hall Square entrance.
Xew goods just received from abroad. We
have, without doubt, the richest and fullest
stock en this Mile of the Atlantic. We buy
from makers, direct, knew the quality of our
linen beyond question, and keep below the
Second circle, southwest from the centre.
The very finest English and French hand
kerchiefs and Mnttlers; handkerchiefs $1.25 te
$2.50; mu filers, $1.00 te $4.50. Elsewhere they
are sold for a quarter mere, at least.
Second circle, southwest from the centre.
Every individual article et Merine or
Silk Underwear that wc buy we examine te
sec whether the buttons are sewed en securely
and whether the scams arc right and properly
tastened. If anything is wrong, back the gar
ment gees te the maker, or we right It at his
Such has been our practice for a year and a
hair. Is there another merchant in) Philadel
phia who does the fame, or who watches the
interests et his customers In any sireil.ir way?
Defects may escape ns neverthless. Yen de
nsa favor, if you bring back the least imper
fection te be made geed.
Outer circle. Thirteenth street entrance.
Our assortment of nil muslin undergar
ments is ns full as at nny time of the year : ami
when the demand for such is net generally
strong we arc often able te buy at unusual ad
vantage. Wc have very nearly the same goods
the year "round : but prices vary mere or less.
New, for example, probably, there is net te be
found In this city or in New Yerk muslin un
dergarments equal te our regular stock eg ccpt
at higher prices. We knew et no exception
Southwest corner of the building.
Dp you knew, many are net of Rubber.at
all, nud are net waterproof? We sell as many
as all Philadelphia besides : real articles only;
and guarantee them.
Central aisle, near Marketstreet entrance.
.Brick-Set and Portable
HEATERS and RANGES
Shertzer, Hnmphreville &Kieffer s
40 EAST KING STREET.
MONDAY, OCTOBER lltli, 1880.
A Complete Stock et
which for elegance cannot be surpassed. The
Largest Assortment et
ENGLISH AND SCOTCH
In this city. Prices as low as the lowest at
H. GERH ART'S
Ne. 51 Kerih Queen Street.
We have new ready ler sale an Immcnse
Fall and Winter,
which are Cut and Trimmed in the Latest
Style. We can give you a
GOOD STYLISH SUIT
AS LOW AS $10.00.
In great variety, made te elder atheit notice
at the lowest prices.
0. S. Hostetter t Sen,
24 CENTRE SQUARE,
f-ly.l LANCASTER. PA.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all kinds of
LUMBER AND COAL.
dYurd: N.e. 420 North Water and Prince
streets above' Lemen. Luucnter. n3-lyd
COAL! COAL! COAL! COAL
Coalet tne Ifest Quality put up expressly
for family use. and at the low
est market prices.
TRY A SAMPLE TON.
tar YAKD ISO SOUTH WATER ST.
nciiMyd PHILIP SCIIUM, SON & CO.
3.70 NOKTll WATER ST., Jjtnrnster, Va.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
LUMBER AND GOAL.
Connection With the Telephonic Kxrhange.
Brunch Office : Ne. n NORTH DUKE ST.
Fer geed, clean Family and nil Other kin d
of COAL go te
Quality and Weight guaranteed. Orders re
OFFICE: 23 Eaet King Street. YARD:
018 North l'rlnre Street.
REILLY & KELLER
GOOD, CLEAN FAMILY COAL,
Fanners and ethers in want et Superior
Manure will find it te their advantage te call.
Yard, Harrisburg Pike. (
Olllce. aes; Kan Chestnut street, s agli-ltd
1'AfER llASaiXOS, Sc.
-TIT. IIAVK A LOT Of
Ceed Patterns, that will be closed out at the
low pricoet fifty cents. These are a decided
bargain, as some have been reduced from one
dollar te fifty cents apiece.
PLAIN WINDOW SHADING by the yard,
lllne. Garnet, Itrewn, Old Geld, Lavender,
Caidinal, Itrewn. Ecru, Green and White
Spring Fixtures, Fringes. Leeps, Tassels, Ac.
Opening almost dally New Designs of
Our stock Is Large and Attractive, et the
Med Winfiew Cornice,
The Best, Simplest and Cheapest made.
PHARES W, FRY,
Ne. 57 NORTH QUEEN ST.
All kinds et Heuse Painting and Graining
done at the shortest notice and in the best pos
sible style. We liave reduced our prices te
11.73 per day. Shep en Charlette street.
OCtmmd ALLEN GUTHRIE & SONS.
THURSDAY EVENING, DEC. U, 1880.
THE WATER SUPPLY.
TTie City's Large Consumption of Water, and
Hew it May be Reduced The Steam
Pump Overworked and tHe Water
ruinrt Useless The Meter System
ItrcemmcndeU A Subject
That Must be Met
Tiie Majer's Message te Councils.
Te the Honorable the Select and Common Coun
cils of the City of Lancaster :
Gentlemen : I respectfully present for
your consideration the very important
question of water supply for our city. All
ether questions upon which you are called
upon te deliberate iu your legislative
capacity are subordinate in character te
this, for the reason that they relate almost
cntiicly te the conveniences of our people,
while that of water supply is an indispen
sable necessity. During the late summer
the newspapers told of cities ie different
paits of our country that were suffering
from an inadequate supply of water, in
some of which manufacturing te an injuri
ous extent was suspended and the
water necessary for daily use in cooking
and ether domestic purposes reduced te
the smallest possible quantity. Necessary
sanitary precautions could net be taken ;
filth accumulated iu sewers, vaults and
clescts.and the diseases attendant upon un
clcanliucss made their appearance and
threatened te become epidemic. Our
neighboring city of Heading suffered par
ticularly en account of the insufficiency of
water. Acting upon the always danger
ous plan of deferring the inevitable te the
latest possible moment,Reading postponed
makiug prevision for increased supply
until the consumption exceeded the sup
ply, aud very setieus and dangerous con
sequences were the result. Philadelphia
for the last fcv years, after making aber
tive attempts te remedy its system, still
sends up her annual complaint against her
inadequate suppiy. iew lerx, wuua
daily consumption of ever 100,000,000 gal
Ions', finds it very difficult te keep up with
the constantly increasing demand, and, as
a guard against waste, has resorted te sup
plying her consumers by meter .measure
ment. Brooklyn finds herself unable te
supply within C,000,000 gallons daily the
number necessary. In Patcrsen, N. J.,
the paper mills, flax mills, locomotive
shops, print works, &c.,&c, were stepped
for want of water, and 12,000 peeple
thrown out of employment. Se the reports
come from all parts of the country. With
these and many mere instances which
might be given the question arises, shall
wc defer commencing operations and the
near future find us in the very unpleasant
condition that neighboring cities are in ?
In 1875 steps were taken te improve the
water supply of our city. Drawings and
estimates were obtained from competent
engineers by authority of councils. A
large supply reservoir located near the
Franklin and Marshall college of 20,000,
000 gallons capacity was in contemplation
at an elevation of twenty-five feet higher
than the reservoirs new in use. There
were also estimates and drawings made for
the location of a reservoir of like capacity
where the present reservoirs are at an elo ele elo
vatien of fifteen feet greater than these
new in use. The estimated cost of the one
at the west end was $153,000, that at the
cast end $191,000. I suppose the natural
advantages of the west end made the larce
difference in cost in favor of that locality.
It was net intended te take up the small
distributing mains throughout the city
and lay larger ones in their stead, nor was
the present site of the water works en the
Conestoga te have been abandoned for one
above the drainage of the northeast sec
tion of the city, but a thorough remodel
ing of our water system, it seems te me,
should take into consideration these de
tails. In August last complaints became very
general from the residents en the higher
grounds of the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh,
Eighth and Ninth wards that they could
obtain water only before business began in
the morning, during the recess at neon,
and after business ceased in the evening.
These complaints have their source in the
small water mains and the rapidly increas
ing number of consumers. We have in the
city about twenty-eight miles of distribut
ing mains, about fifteen miles of
which arc "four-inch pipes and six
miles of six-inch. In the last
three years there have been four hundred
aud thirty-eight ferrules inserted; this
official year, commencing April 5, last, one
hundred and thirty-three. These ferrules
supply thousands of spigots. Besides the
ordinary ferrule" which is used, factories,
tfcc, use connections of larger size. The
cotton factory en Ncvin street has a four
inch connection ; the watch factory a
three-inch, and ether large consumers,
.such r-s the locomotive works, furnace,
lactenes, S:c., from two te four-inch con
nections, se that the water is drawn away
from the smaller consumers en the higher
ground by the immense draught of the
large aud many consumers en the lower
ground. That you may understand mere
certainly that many of our troubles lie in
our small mains,and have net shown them
selves suddenly this lait summer, the fol
lowing is taken from the report of cx
Superintcndcnt Ilalbach for 1878 : " Com
plaints arc frequently made by persons
living en the high or elevated points of
the city that a geed supply of water can
net be had. This is caused in a great
measure by the small distributing mains.
This could be remedied te a great extent
by continuing the twenty-inch main from
its present terminus, at the coffer of Lime
and Orange streets, te the extreme end of
Orange street, making all cress connec
tions. It is most assuredly false ccomemy
te put down anything less than eight or
twelve-inch mains, aud the time is net far
distant when all four and six-inch mains
will have te be replaced with larger ones."
I have repeatedly presented similar views
en this subject. In June last the same
views were presented with ethers called
for by a resolution introduced by the'late
lamented R. W. Shenk. I believe that we
have new reached that point in this ques
tion when te delay or postpeno action will
be but little short of criminal neglect.
Since the first day of June last up te the
close of the warm weather the "Worthing "Worthing
ten steam pump has been almost constant
ly in operation, day and night, and te show
the immcnse consumption of water in our
city for the number of inhabitants I will
mention that in July and August, while
the repairs of the eastern reservoir were
going en, the pump, doing its very
best, could net supply water te the west-
em reservoir from 7 te 11 a. m. aud 1 te 5
p. m. as fast a3 consumed. In ether
words the water fell about one inch per
hour for four hours in the morning and
four hours in the afternoon, although the
pump threw all the time at the rate of
fully 3,000,000 of gallons in twenty-four
I hours. I would have you fix your atten
tien en this significant fact : Our boilers
-and pumps are doing all they can, and it is
for yen te say whether it is wise or pru
dent te have no reserved power te fall
back en in case of accident. Boilers and
pumps, no matter hew well and carefully
constructed, will give out in time, and
that time may be very short, when they
are used almost constantly te their utmost
capacity. As for our water pumps they
have ceased te be reliable as a means of
supply. In favorable stages of water (of
which there were none for the five consecu
tive months commencing with June 1 last)
the three pumps may be used te furnish
1,500,000 te 1,800,000 gallons daily. Dur
ing the late summer they were entirely
useless. The pumps are all in ceed order
and are put te work whenever the stage of
water is sufficient.
That there is criminal waste of water in
our city will net admit of a doubt te per
sons acquainted with the quantity of our
supply and consumption. The superin
tendent of water works reports that in
September last the Worthington pump
was in operation seven hundred hours all
but twenty hours of the whole month.
New, estimatinc our pump te deliver
3,000,000 of gallons every twenty-four
hours and our population at 26,000, we
have a per capita consumption for Septem
ber of 110 gallons daily, and this tee in a
city where net mere than four-fifths of our
people are water renters. It is thus plain
that great waste is taking place some
where. This per capita consumption is
greater than in any city of the United
States but one Pittsburgh, 157 gallons.
In twenty-one of the principal American
cities, including Pittsburgh, .New 101k,
Philadelphia, Chicago, Cincinnati, Lewell,
.Bosten, at. Leuis, lialtimerc, Providence,
fcc, the average daily consumption is 65
gallons per capita. In twenty-one foreign
cities Londen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bir
mingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Dublin,
Paris, &c, the average consumption per
capita daily is 25 gallons. Providence, R.
I., and Lewell, Mass., with very large
manufacturing interests, have a daily
average consumption of 30 and 44 gallons
respectively. A statement appeared in the
New Yerk Grapltie in 1878 which said that
the daily average consumption of Provi
dence at that time was but 20 gallons pet
capita. Providence bad iu 1878 an esti
mated population of 100,000 ; the census
of 1880 makes the population 104.000, se
that with four times the number of inhab
itants that Lancaster contains wc find
Providence using but little mere than the
same nnmber of gallons of water that Lan
caster did in September last. The small
per capita consumption in Providence is
accounted for by the meter system of
charges. Under ttm system, wherever put
in practice, all waste is carefully guarded
against and consumers de net allow their
spigots te be open day and night in sheer
In censideting the water question as it
concerns euVsclves, the introduction of
meters should largely enter into our delib
erations. Mr. Ilalbach said in 1878 : "Ex
perience and observation have taught us
tha a large proportion of the amount of
water is wasted ; and this waste can only
be remedied by the use of meters, which
are new available." Superintendent Kitch
takes the same view of the matter. Under
meter measurement I believe that water
can be delivered te five-sixths of our con
sumers cheaper than they Bew receive it,
and that the machinery new in ttse te
pump the water and the reservoirs te store
it will answer our purpose for seme years
te come. There is no reason why under
proper care our per capita consumption
should reach above the average of Amer
ican cities. "We arc net nearly se largely
engaged in manufacturing ; our city has
excellent natural drainage, our sewers and
gutters seldom requiring flushing, and our
percentage of consumers cannot be nearly
as great as in cities very much larger.
Hew far the argument holds geed that a
liberal, nay, ah almost unlimited use of
water,sheuId be allowed our citizens with
out a strictly scaled schedule of charges as
under the meter system, is for you te con
sider. I present the introduction of the
meter te you suggestively as an alternative
for the immediate necessity of providing
another large steam pump at the water
works and of laying miles of larger mains
through our streets at a cost of net less
than $100,000. Fifteen or twenty thou
sand dollars invested in meters will, it is
believed, obviate the necessity of the
otherwise large expenditure we shall have
Under our present system of supplying
water the city is a great loser by persons
who steal water with the connivance of the
renter. The meter measurement would
prevent all this, for the renter would 110
mere exercise a liberality towards his
neighbor with his water than with his gas,
flour or coal. That generous disposition
te give away or allow te be taken that
which belongs te ethers would be imme
diately suppressed. Meters would also
enable us te detect leaks. Serious leaks in
mains may exist new in the neighborhood
of sewers which it is impossible te detect.
If the water main should break and the
water escape into a sewer the meters
would te seme extent show there is water
lest that is net passing through the meters
and the superintendent would be put upon
the watch. Under meter measurement
the city could afford te supply consumers
at one cent per hundred gallons, and with
a consumption of thirty-three per cent. less
water in the aggregate than wc new use
would receive a much increased revenue
from this source. The people who waste
water would have te pay the difference,
and these whose consumption is out of all
proportion te the quantity paid for would
justly have te bear the increased burden.
Lancaster furnishes her consumers with
water cheaper thau any city in the United
States that I have any knowledge of. The
following are the charges of cities in differ
ent parts of the country for ene theusaud
gallons or less daily consumption. Morris Merris
town, N. J., 40 cents per thousand gal
lons ; Lynn, 25 cents ; Schenectady, 50
cents ; Hartferd, 30 cents ; Chicago, 10
cents ; Cincinnati, 15 cents ; St. Paul, 50
cents ; New Albany, 15 cents ; Milwaukee,
20 cents ; Worcester, 25 cents ; Bosten, 30
cents; Springfield aud Fall River, 30
cents; Albany, 30 cents; Syracuse, 40
,: HnrHnrt, Tnw.t d 1 0.,t rn,l
t s.i en . trii, Z "y1 "; -
Rapids, 30 cents; Kaamazoe,. cents.
In the cities named where the consump
tion is mere than one thousand gallons
daily the price is reduced in proportion te
the quantity used. In Lancaster, estimat
ing our daily average consumption at
2,500,000 gallons or 002,000,000 per annum
and our total receipts from water rents . at
$35,000, it will be seen that our people are
furnished with water at a cost of less than
four cents per thousand gallons en an
Fer the information of councils I would
state that the price lists of several meter
manufacturers are before me. The cost
?r meter depends upon the size. Fer a
inch meter from 817 te 924, J-iuch from
818 te 820, 1-inch from 925 te $35, 2-inch
from 848 te 855, 3-inch from 895 te $110,
and for 4-inch, the largest egize we have
any use for, from 8200 te 8300 each. The
5-inch meter is the kind which would be
required by us mere than nny ether if
we make up our minds te adept the meter
system. Seme manufacturers contend
that a -inch size will answer for a 2-inch
ferrule: Others say that the meter and
ferrule opening's should be the same size.
In some cities where meters have been in
troduced the minimum size is furnished at
the expense of the city, and where parties
require a larger ene the price of the min
imum size is deducted and the balance of
cost of the larger size is paid by the con
sumer. Whether it is advisable te put meters in
at every house or put them in only at such
places where waste is suspected, very
large quantities of water used, and at such
ether houses as would serve as a basis for
equitable estimates for houses of like
character, would be for you te consider. In
the beginning it is believed that the latter
plan would answer. In the city of Lancas
ter there arc about six hundred one-story,
two thousand two hundred two-story and
five hundred three-story houses using city
water. Iu each of these classes meters
could be placed at different localities se
that a very fair avcrage estimate could be
made for each class.
I have iu the forgoing endeavored te
present te you some of the principal diffi
culties under which our water system is
new laboring. A fcw-"facts arc indis
1st. Our mains scuerally are tee small.
Six or eight miles of -four-inch mains ought
te he takcu up at ence and ten or twelve
inch mains laid in their places. The
twenty-inch main should be extended from
the corner of Lime and Orange streets te
Marietta avenue ; cress connections made
at all the principal streets, steps put iu se
that a break or leak would net require a
large section of the city te be deprived of
the use of water while the repair is going
en, as has been frequently the case.
2d. The power at the water works is in
sufficient te meet the rapidly increasing
consumption of water. Anether steam
pump of 5,000,000 or 6,000,000 gallons
capacity and boilers should be at all times
ready te assist in giving us plenty of water
or te furnish all we require in case of acci
dent. The little Worthington pump new
en hand is net sufficient. The water power
pumps are unavailable except 111 faverable
stages of water.
It will be for you te consider whether the
application of meters would net be the
fiist and most economical step in this mat
ter ; cutting down, as it is believed they
will, thirty-three per cent, of our con
sumption. In this way only can immediate
and radical alterations aud improvements
be postponed. The outlay necessary te de
only a portion of the work for the improve
ment of our water system will be consider
able, but I believe that economy iu its best
sense requires that it should be made.
Very respectfully yours,
Ise. T. MacGoxiei.e, Mayer.
Mayek's Office, Dec. 1, 1880.
True Story of the French Actress" Don't
Shout ; I'm In tbe Gun."
The San Francisce Pest says : Of course
we all read the nonsense printed by the
Eastern papers en the subject of Sara
Bcrnhardt's physical insufficiency, but
very few people realize hew prctcrnatural
ly thin she is, for all that. The following
perfectly true incident will convey an ap
proximate idea, however, especially te
country readers : In the whiter of '78 the
irrepressible and omnivorous Sara became
enamored of an attache of the American
legation in Paris named McGugger. We
don't mean that McG. ever actually be
came one of the great star's list of alleged
husbands, but suffice it that success final
ly crowned her efforts te arrest the coy
representative of the bird e' freedom,
The wonderful actress worshiped her
art mere than her lever, however which
is generally the case with wonderful
actresses ; se it happened that she was net
sorry te suddenly discover that she pos
sessed a dread rival in a pretty grisctte, as
just at that moment she was rehearsing
the part of a jealous wife, and was pro
fessionally glad te obtain all the points en
jealousy, se te speak, she possibly could.
Te utilize the circumstance te the best ad
vantage, the Bernhardt proceeded te gain
secret admission te the rooms of McGug
ger, in the hopes of witnessing an inter
view betwecen her rival and her faithless
admirer, aud drawing valuable experience
from the laceration of her own feeling
while se engaged.
Shcrc was a shot-gun standiugin the
corner (as is the case in most American
bed-rooms), into one of the-barrels of
which the star easily crawled after remov
ing a few superfluous articles of apparel,
which she slipped into the ether barrel.
Nobody entered, however, and finally get
ting tired of waiting, Sara tucked the top
wad of the charge under hct head and went
fast asleep. That night there was an
'alarm of burglars rated, and McGugger
was just in the act of discharging his gun
at a man getting ever the fence, when
Sara, f he had been awakened by the click
of the gun-lock, shrieked :
" Don't sheet ; I'm in the gnu !"
"Which barrel quick?" said Mc
"The left, but my things are "
The attache, however, instantly touched
the ether trigger, and simultaneously
Sara's historical high-heeled slippers
crashed through the house-breaker's pope's
nose, se te speak.
"Will you come out?" said our rcprc
fccntative, shaking the gun, "or shall I
get the ramrod anil extract you?"
"Yeu have fired away all my duds,"
said the Bernhardt, though, of course, in
excellent French. "I'm afraid I shall
have te borrow your gun te wear home."
"I guess you'd better," said McGnggcr,
"as it leeks like rain."
Se he turned the gun muzzle down wards,
se she could get her feet en the fleer, and
steered her down stairs. The passers in
front of Sara's house were much aston
ished a few minutes later at beholding a
shotgun descend from a coupe and walk
up-stairs propelled by a shadowy pair of
unmistakable Hebraic feet.
And no what is the tender and beauti
ful lessen taught by this incident? Dees
it net, gentle reader docs it net, we say
assure the earnest and thoughtful stu
dent of clcmcntive philology that indepen
dent of, and cerrclativcly apart from, the
ornithological influence of contempera
neeus animiluuke, the infinitude of inter-
MT- . a Xl a nil. haaa Ae-A w inn a tnA1fll
it be sepulchral translucence, can seldom,
. . , imnre,TnAla w;th aii '
or hardly always, impregnate with allu
sive cyuecphciiuu insistancc the gynaeco gynaece gynaeco
eogical asseveration of proteplasms asi
muth, or cither in case of fire or sickness
in the family ?
Query? Can curing a cough, with Dr. Hull's
Cough Syrup he culled, bullying a cough ?
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