Issue 9 and Volume 29.

TOPICS OF THE DAY. PROFESSOR ELWOOD MEAD, now director in charge of the irrigation investigation of the United States Department of Agriculture, is to be at the head of a department of irrigation, recently established in the University of California. OHIO’S oil inspector has ordered that gasolene shall not be used as an illuminant,except when it is kept in an outside underground tank, from which it shall be conducted inside by pipes. Heavy penalties are provided for any breach of this law on the part of either buyer or seller of the stuff. Gasolene lamps, unless connected in accordance with the terms of the statute, will henceforth be at a discount. HARVARD’S famous old pump, which was put in place in 1832 and was such a familiar object to every student of that university, was blown up at 2 o’clock one morning last week. The dynamitards were some of the…

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