Issue 24 and Volume 1894 15.

SEWERAGE The work of the construction of the drainage sewer, which was recently begun on St. Ann street, New Orleans, has now progressed to a point that promises a satisfactory continuation and*completion of the work. The engineers in charge of the work have encountered no little difficulty in placing the piling which is to prevent the caving of the side walks and gutters into the temporary canal while the sewer is in course of construction. The quantity of cypress stumps which were found some ten feet below the surface shattered and deflected the course of the piles to such an extent that it became necessary to make the excavations in advance of the driving of the piles, though it was originally intended that they should be driven first and the excavation made afterward. The earth and stumps are now being removed to a depth of ten feet which renders the…

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