Items of Interest

The Standard Oil Company is to have built in England a fleet of twelve steamships of the "Kennebec" type for the Eastern trade. If two trips a year are made by each of these vessels, it will be possible to ship 48,000,000 gallons of oil to China and Japan during the year. This amount would be equivalent to an eighth of the total amount of oil exported to foreign ports from Philadelphia.

The construction of a vast filtration plant, now going on in Philadelphia, is one of the greatest public work ever undertaken by a municipality. The ultimate cost will be $34,000,000, and when it is completed Philadelphia expects to be behind no city of the civilized world in respect to municipal provision of a pure and adequate supply of water for all purposes.

The Riches of the Sea
August 21, 1902

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