The city Pumps
--certainly affairs of great public convenience — are wantonly abused by boys, who fill the spouts with stones and sticks, and resort to other means to unfit them for service.
The police should keep an eye to these young ruffians, and punish them.
The pump near the Central Depot
, where large numbers of soldiers resort for water, has not been in working order for several weeks.
The Engineer of the city will confer a public blessing by having it speedily repaired.