Leadership

PUBLIC WORKS

Issue 4 and Volume 1889 5.

PUBLIC WORKS —While a gang of men were engaged last Sunday in tearing up the railroad track and ties on a bridge over Green river at Spottsville, Ky., the bridge gave way and twenty of the laborers fell into the river, five or more being drowned and others fatally injured. —Sarnia, Ont., expended $28,111 on her sewers last year. —The improvements, public and private, made during the past year in Sioux Kalis, Dak., amount to $1,500,000. —George B. Swift, commissioner of public works of Chicago, has resigned his position, which he has held since April, 1887. —A grand scheme for conveying the sewage of Paris to a tract of land in the department of Seine-et-Oise, for subsequent use as a fertilizer, has been approved by the Senate. —Treherne, Man., which eighteen months ago consisted of one log cabin, now contains fifteen business houses. —During 1888 new buildings costing $1,500,000 were…

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