Issue 16 and Volume 29.

TOPICS OF THE DAY. FIGHTING the Ramapo bills has cost the Merchants’ association of New York city a very large sum of money, althongh its committee on water supply worked without remuneration. At the end of the fight there was an indebtedness of $17,000, which the association has reduced to $12,000, at which figure it apparently remains. WITH a view of guarding against a long drought, the mayor of Panama in an open letter suggests that the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. C. Martinez Silva, should endeavor to obtain in whatever canal scheme is finally adopted the insertion of a clause, stipulating the obligation to construct an aqueduct to supply the isthmus with wholesome water. OHIO’S State board of health has begun its work of surveying the waters of the Ohio river, with a view to determining its fitness as a water supply. With the survey of that river…

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