Issue 14 and Volume 1889 6.

PUBLIC WORKS —The Treasury Department estimates that the public debt has been reduced during September by $13,500. — Irrigation has raised the value of some California farms from $7 an acre to over $500. —A syndicate of Eastern capitalists has bought 1,000,000 acres of land in Washington and Montana Territories. They have engaged engineers to lay out canals for irrigation, and as sion as these are built will open the lands to actual settlers. —The new dock at Halifax was subsidized by the city of Halifax and the Canadian and British governments to the merry tune of $600,000. It cost $1,000,000, and being 601 feet in length can dock the longest steamship afloat. It holds S, 500,000 gallons of water, and can be emptied in three and a half hours. The greater part of this dock was blasted out of the solid rock. —A new iron bridge over the Gowanus…

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