Issue 19 and Volume 7.

PUBLIC WORKS —The contracts for building sewers at Watkins, N. Y., were awarded to White & Hodgskins for material and V. Brown for labor, they being the lowest bidders. The award was, however, re-considered and contract given to Charles M. Lee of Elmira. He refusing to enter into contract, the entire work was finally awarded to White & Hodgskins of Watkins. There were ten bids received for the work. —Frederick, Md., has sold $125,000 of 4 per cent bonds to Joseph D. Baker. —Erskine W. Fisher has been appointed on the business men’s sub-committee at New York city to report against the proposed change in duty on imported Portland cement included in the McKinley bill. He will go to Washington with the other members of sub-committees to present their views to Congress. —The Board of Estimate and Apportionment of New York has approved the plans for the proposed iron viaduct…

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