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New holder wanted.

The last report made by Mr. J. J. Fry, Superintendent of the City Gas Works, to the Council, gave that body to understand that the wants of the city demanded an additional gas-holder, and a shed for the stowing of coal necessarily used in generating the gas. We are not aware that time has lessened the want made known by the Superintendent. On the contrary, if the usual amount of buildings go up this summer, that which has been mentioned as such will claim regard as a necessity. If another holder is erected, the people could stand a moderate accident to the works and not be inconvenienced. There being now no place to stow away any surplus, a casualty would soon bring us to an intimate acquaintance with ‘"grim darkness."’ The average consumption of gas every twenty-four hours is now about 200,000 feet. The largest burning for several years past exceeded that amount 60,000 feet. The energetic superintendent deserves praise for his efficient management of the works, and if continued as such by the sovereigns, will no doubt make such representations to the City Fathers as will secure the needed holder during the summer.

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