Issue 18 and Volume 1889 5.

PUBLIC WORKS. —The Board of Government Engineers to survey the Texas coast to select the most available point for a deep water port will meet in Galveston May 10 and at Corpus Christi May 13. Parties interested are invited to be present or send communications. Lieutenant-Colonel Henry M. Roberts is chairman of the board. —In Brooklyn last week the department of buildings issued permits for the erection of 215 new buildings, to cost $1,126,840. This is only three buildings below the highest week on record, which was three years ago. —Paving to the limit of $200,000 cost has been authorized at Fort Smith, Ark. —Work will soon begin on the sewerage system at Americus, Ga. —Advices from Louisville, Ky., state that work is about to commence on the enlargement of the Portland canal. The amount available is $327,732. Major Stickney is in charge of the work. —A company has been…

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