The city engineer of Mankato, Minn., has issued his annual report. It shows that the water mains laid this season amount to 3,209 feet on five different streets. Five hydrants have been placed and five 6-inch main valves. There have been ninety-six permits issued for new connections and eighty-three for changes and extensions. The Knowles low duty pump which had just been purchased a year ago is in position and ready for service at a cost of $2,262.16. The Gaskill high duty pump has been thoroughly overhauled and refitted and now does as good work as at lirst. He again directs attention to the desirability of a second reservoir. In regard to sewers he says that the season of 1884 records ex tens! ve and‘desirable improvements. The city has expended $14,986.82 in sewers.