Issue 12 and Volume 29.

TOPICS OF THE DAY. GIBRALTAR’S rock now boasts a system of four reservoirs, with an aggregate capacity of 5,000,000 gallons, to supply the garrison in case of siege. They were excavated in the solid rock, the work having been accomplished wholly by blasting. Each reservoir is covered with a fine wire gauze, so as to render it mosquito-proof and thus free from malaria-breeding germs. DREDGING the lake Washington ship canal will soon be begun, as the United States government engineers have published at Seattle, Wash., the first bids on the work. This is the first step in the actual work of building a canal which will pass up Salmon bay into lake Union, and from lake Union into lake Washington—thus giving one of the finest fresh water harbors in the world. SUMMER hotels are frequent victims of fire, especially since they stand empty and often are left virtually unguarded after…

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