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CALENDAR FOR THE SESSION. The following is the Calendar for the Session 1902-1903. It is issued subject to any necessary alterations :

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The chair will be taken at Eight o'clock at each of the Ordinary Meetings, and the Cantor Lectures.

The Meetings of the Indian Section and the Colonial Section will commence at Halfpast Four o'clock.

The Meetings of the Applied Art Section will be held at Half-past Four or Eight o'clock.
The Annual General Meeting will be held at Four o'clock.
The Juvenile Lectures will be given at Five o'clock.

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Notices..

INDIAN SECTION COMMITTEE.

A meeting of the Committee of the Indian Section was held on Monday afternoon, 17th inst. Present :—Sir Steuart Colvin Bayley, K.C.S.I., C.I.E., in the chair ; L. Ashburner, C.S.I., Horace Bell, Sir George Birdwood, K.C.I.E.,C.S.I., M.D.,H. M. Birdwood, C.S.I., LL.D., Everard R. Calthrop, F. C. Danvers, T. W. Holderness, C.$.I., Col. Sir Thomas Holdich, K.C.I.E., C.B., J. D. Rees, C.I.E., H. Luttman-Johnson, Carmichael Thomas, Sir Raymond West, K.C.I.E., W. Martin Wood, with Sir Henry Trueman Wood, Secretary of the Society, and S. Digby, Secretary of the Section.

The arrangements for the Session were considered.

APPLIED ART SECTION

COMMITTEE. A meeting of the Committee of the Applied Art Section was held on Tuesday afternoon, 18th inst. Present:-Sir George Birdwood, K.C.I.E., C.S.I., in the chair ; Lewis F. Day, Lazenby Liberty, John Sparkes, H. H. Statham, F.R.I.B.A., Carmichael Thomas, Sir John 1. Thornycroft, F.R.S., with Sir Henry Trueman Wood, Secretary of the Society, and Henry B. Wheatley, Secretary of the Section.

The arrangements for the Session were considered.

Aronson, Adolph, 39, Foster-lane, E.C.
Bandinel, J. J. Frederick, B.A., Newchwang, North
China.

. . . . Barr, Mark, 25, Kensington-court-gardens, W. Beauchamp, Earl, K.C.M.G., Madresfield.court,

Malvern Link. Beck, Isaac, M.I.Mech.E., Haymarket-chambers, 17,

Haymarket, Sheffield. Begbie, Ernest, De Beers Consolidated Mines, Ltd.,

P.O. Box 195, Salisbury, Rhodesia, South Africa. Behr, H. C., The Consolidated Gold Fields of South

Africa, Limited, P.O. Box 1167, Johannesburg,

Transvaal, South Africa. Bensusan, S. L., M.Inst.M.M., Equitable-building,

Sydney, Australia. Bhatt, Parvatiprasad Vishvanath, 55, Blenbeim

crescent, Notting hill, W. Body, John Benjamin, M. Inst. C.E., Puente de

Alvarado 15, Mexico City. Bose, S., Deputy Superintendent, Central Jail,

Jubbulpcre, India. Bostwick, H. R., Messrs. Collbran and Bostwick,

Seoul, Korea. Bott, John, 37, Herne-hill, S.E. Bower, Edw. H. M., Port Office, Calingapatam,

Ganjam District, India. Brebner, Captain Charles William, Villa des Roses,

Rose-hill, Mauritius. Brelich, Henry, A.R.S.J., care of Messrs. Arnhold,

Karberg and Co., Hankow, China. Browne, Hon. John E. D., The Neale House, The · Neale, co. Mayo, Ireland. Brownell, Clarence Ludlow, 21, Hermitage-road,

Richmond, Surrey. Budge, Edward Barnard, B.Sc., M.Am. Soc.C.E.,

Engineer in Chief, ist Section, Chili State Railways (F. C. del E.), Estacion Bella Vista, Valparaiso, Chili, South America. Bullen, William Henry Chambers, 15, St. John's.

road, Richmond, Surrey. Burt, George Stephen, F.S.S., 4, Lothbury, E.C. Butcher, Charles Ernest, 273, Finchley-road, South

Hampstead, N.W. Buxton, John Henry, Senr., Clumber - cottage,

Montague road, Felixstowe, Suffolk. Campbell, David B., 112, Clifton-park Avenue,

Belsast. Carolis, W. D., 18, Kayman's-gate, Colombo,

Ceylon. Chapman, Walter William, F.S.S., 5, Claremont

road, Tunbridge Wells. Chetty, Rao Saheb T. Namberumal, B.A., 144-5,

China Bazaar-street, Sowcarpett, Madras, India. Close, Henry Gaskell, 101, Eaton-square, S.W. Dana, Piof. Charles Edmund, 2013, De Lancey-place,

Philadelphia, U.S.A. Danvers, Emesto, F.S.S., M. Inst.E.E., 475, Piedad,

Buenos Aires, South America. Das, Hari Das, Raghunathganj, Murshedabad, India.

Proceedings of the Society.

FIRST ORDINARY MEETING. Wednesday, November 19, 1902 ; SIR WILLIAM HENRY PREECE, K.C.B., F.R.S., Chairman of the Council, in the chair.

The following candidates were proposed for election as members of the Society :--Aldrich, Orlando Wesley, M.A., D.C.L., LL.D.,

Ph.D., Room 11, Wesley Block, Columbus, Ohio,

U.S.A. Allen, F. Bowen, M.A., B.Sc., Director, School of

Mines, Coolgardie, Western Australia.

Davy, Joseph Burtt, Cosmos Club, Washington, Hilton, Ernest Frederick, 23, The Bolions, South

D.C., U.S.A., and College of Commerce, Univer Kensington, S.W., and Constitutional Club, W.C. sity of California, U.S.A.

Hipwell-Howitt, Arthur George, 2, Studdridge. Daw, Frederick R. Williams, The New Zealand street, Hurlingham, S.W.

Crown Mines Company, Limited, Karangahake, Hke, Saw, Hsipaw Sawbwa Gyi, Hsipaw, Northern near Auckland, New Zealand.

Shan States, Burma. Deerhurst, Viscount, Dynes Hall, Halstead, Essex. Hoffmann, John J., M.Inst.M.M., Rand Club. De Marillac, Count Ernst, Wynberg, Cape Colony, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa. South Africa.

Horne, James Edward, M.A., 8, Earlsfield-road, Desborough, Captain Arthur P. H., R.A., Home Wandsworth.common, S.W.. Office, Whitehall, S.W.

How, Thomas William, 1, Delabay-street, S.W. De Teive e Argollo, Miguel, M.Inst.C.E., San Fran Ive, Arthur Fenwick, 85, Montague street, Worthing,

cisco Railway, Alagoinhas, Bahia, Brazil, South Sussex. America.

Jennings, Sydney J., Messrs. H. Eckstein and Co., Donnelly, Francis, M.S.Chem. Industry, 335, Hyde P.O. Box 149, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South road, Ardwick, Manchester.

Africa, Donovan, Fergus, Royal Colonial Institute, North Kelynack, T. N., M.D., M.R.C.P., 53, Harleyumberland-avenue, W.C.

street, W. Douslin, H. B., Public Works Department, Mata Kevorkian, Hagop, 3 Victoria-avenue, Bishopsgatebeleland District, Rhodesia, South Africa.

street, E.C. Dunham, Henry V., Casein Company of America, Kilmer, Frederick B., Messrs. Johnson and Johnson,

37, Scheepmakershaven, Rotterdam, Holland. New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Edwards, Arthur M., Barncote, Reigate, Surrey. Kimber, Harry Watkins, Messrs. Dick, Kerr and
Ellis, Frederic Richard, F.C.S., 15, Shadwell-road, Co., Limited, 110, Cannon-street, E.C.
Bishopston, Bristol.

Knowles, Hugh Charles, Glebe house, Sherborne. Etherington, John Francis, Hersham, Surrey.

lane, E.C. Fowler, George William, Mossel Bay, Cape Colony, Latif, Khan Bahadur Abdul, Bopatla, Kishna District, South Africa.

India. Gheury, Maurice Edmund Joseph, F.P.S., 12, Leeds, Edward Lambert, The Brown Hoisting Cressy-road, Hampstead, N.W.

Machinery Co., 39, Victoria.street, S.W. Gilfillan, W. H., Surveyor-General's Department, Legg, Hugh G., P.O. Box 358, Cape Town, South Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

Africa.
Gilkison, T. T., Mombasa, East Coast of Africa. Le Roux,'S. D., P.O. Box 100, Salisbusy, Rhodesia,
Girouard, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Edouard Percy, South Africa.

K.C.M.G., D.S.O., Johannesburg, Transvaal, Letcher, John Teague, Truro, Cornwall.
South Africa.

Letcher, Thomas Henry, St. Day, Scorrier, Corn. Gleed, Richard C., Flodden-house, 21, Flodden wall, road, S.E.

Lithgow, William T., Kingston Shipbuilding Yard Goldblatt, D., Cape Town, South Africa.

Port Glasgow Goold, William Tom, M.I.Mech.E., Tuthill-house, Littlewood, E. T., M.A., B.Sc., Wynberg High Lydney, Gloucestershire.

School for Boys, Wynberg, Cape Colony, South Gray, Robert Whytlaw, 7, Orme-court, W.

Africa.
Halcrow, James Benjamin, 56, West-side, Wands- | Lonsdale, Earl of, Lowther Castle, Penrith.

worth-common, S.W., and 5, Moorgate-street Luke, James, 6, Pollock-street, Calcutta.
buildings, E.C.

Lynch, Harry Finnis Bloss, 33, Pont-street, S.W. Hamilton, John James, 1, Barkston-gardens, S.W. Macbean, Edward, Rannochlea, St. Andrew's-drive, Hardy, James Henry, The Municipal Technical Pollokshields, Glasgow. School, Halifax.

Mace, Prof. William Harrison, A.M., Ph.D., 127, Harper, Edgar Josiah, County-ball, Spring-gardens, College-place, Syracuse, New York. U.S.A. S.W.

McConnell, John, Lanzi, Campiglia Marittima, Harris, Morrie J., Municipal Surveyor, Mafeking, Toscana, Italy. Cape Colony, South Africa.

McGregor, John, Maitland, near Cape Town, South Hawkesle;, Charles, M. Inst.C.E., 30, Great George Africa. street, S.W.

Marsden, Alfred, A.M.I. Mech.E., Oakley Works, Hawkins, Edward, Manor Estate, Sidcup, Kent.

Windsor. Henriques, Cecil Quixam, M.I. Mech.E., 59, Sussex Mokhber-ed-Dowleh, His Excellency (Hossien Goli

gardens, Hyde-park, W., and 15, Victoria-street, Khan), K.C.I.E., Teheran, Persia. Westminster, S.W.

Morris, Philip A., Rose Bank, Harrow.view, Harrow. Heyer, A. E., Rosebank, Cape Town, South Africa, Murphy, Sir James, Altadore, Blackrock, Dublin Hill, Walter Wellesley, Admiralty Harbour of Murray, James P., The Toronto Carpet ManufacturRefuge Works, Peterbead, N.B.

ing Co., Limited, Toronto, Canada.

Stead, Alfred, F.R.C.I., Clement's inn, W.C.
Steuart, T. B., Castlegilmour, Sanquhar, N.B.
Sutton, J. R., M.A., Kenilworth, Kimberley,

South Africa.
Tays, Eugene Augustus Hoffman, M.Am.S.C.E.,

Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico. Thomas, Arthur, M.Inst.M.M., Zalamea la Real,

Huelva, Spain. Thomson, A. S., Lodna, Jherria P.O., Bengal, India. Tompson, Captain George Morris, M.Am.S.C.E.,

Parker-road, Wakefield, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Turnbull, Alexander, M.D., 7, Lansdowne.crescent,

Notting hill, W. Walter-Gallagher, J., Bangkok, Siam. Wig, N. D., Messrs. Shivdev Singh Uberoi and Co.,

Punjab Iron Works, Sialkot City, India. Wilkinson, William Thompson, 49, Casella-road,

New Cross Gate, S.E. Wilson, James H. Charnock, F.R.C.I., King's

Leigh, Wembley, N.W. Wood, Frank, Messrs. Foucar and Co., Limited,

Rangoon, Burma. Woodward, Harry Page, J.P., F.G.S., M. Inst.C.E., Moira Colliery, Collis Coal-field, Western Aus-'

tralia, and 129, Beaufort-street, Chelsea, S.W. Wright, Richard Ernest, Assoc. M. Inst.C.E., Depart

ment of Public Works, Port Elizabeth, South

Africa. Yeoman, John Pattison, The Close, Brompton, near

Northallerton, Yorkshire.

Murray-Morgan, Everard Home, A.I.Mech.E., Briar

Lea, Prestatyn, N. Wales. Naylor, John Alfred, A.M.I. Mech.E., 15, Cromford

road, West-bill, S.W. Neville, Harry, J.P., Indwe, Cape Colony, South

Africa. Northcroft, G. A., Director of Public Works,

Government Offices, Bloemfontein, Orange River

Colony, South Africa. Offen, Charles Rose Witcher, F.S.S., Home for

Boys, Cumberland-road, Bristol. Owtram, B., Chinese Eastern Railway Company,

Mining Department, Yen-tai District, New chwang,

China. Paddock, George Harrie, Mill Bank, Wellington.

Salop. Pape, Eric, Farragut-building, Massachusetts-avenue,

Boston, Massachussetts, U.S.A. Parker, Sir Gilbert, D.C.L., M.P., 20, Carlton

House-terrace, S.W. Parkes, George W., The Frictionless Engine Packing

Company Limited, Hendham Vale Works, Harpurhey, Manchester. Parnacott, Alfred Edmund, 12, Queen Adelaide.

road, Penge, S.E. Pearse, Cecil, Ipoh, Perak, Federated Malay States. Pearson, Charles Fellows, Redington-lodge, Reding.

ton-road, Hampstead, N.W. Peel, Hon. William Robert Wellesley, M.P., 52,

Grosvenor-street, W. Peregrino, F. Z. S., The South African Spectator,

Cape Town, South Africa. Pincus, Fritz, P.O. Box 3, Lourenço' Marques,

Portuguese South East Africa. Pordage, Frederick, Entebbe, Uganda, viâ Mombasa,

East Africa. Quin, Stewart Blacker, 1, Lombard.street, Belfast, Rana, Brigadier-Col. Kumar Nur Singh, Babadur,

Assoc. Inst.C.E., Superintending Engineer, Khatmandu, Nepal, India. Rao, P. V. Ranganatha, B.A., B.L., Pudukotah,

Native State, South India. Reeve, Wybert, F.R.C.S., I, Bishops - mansions,

Fulham Palace-road, S.W. Rogers, George Henry, B.Sc., Regent - house,

Canterbury-street, New Brompton, Kent. Sadgrove, Edwin J., 22, Surrey.street, Strand, W.C. Sano, Tojiro, Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., The City Water

works, Kobe, Japan. Savage, Edward Alex., A.Inst.E.E., 56, Drayton

gardens, South Kensington, S.W. Seward, Frederick John, East London, South Africa. Sheridan, René, Bangkok, Siam. Shipway, Lieut.-Col nel R. W., V.D., Grove-house,

Chiswick, W. Shockley, William Hillman, care of Hongkong and

Shanghai Banking Co., Limited, 31, Lombardstreet, E.C. Smith, Charles Horace, 25, Howard-street, Brsdford. Smythe, Francis, A. J. Inst.C.E., The Municipal

Offices, Finchley, N.

The CHAIRMAN delivered the following

ADDRESS.

In the address I had the honour of delivering to you on the 20th of November, 1901, I dealt with that division of our Society's functions which embraces Arts and Science. I purpose now to take up Manufactures and Commerce. I then referred to the fact that Huxley regarded the emergence of the philosophy of evolution under the guidance of Darwin as the most portentous event of the 19th century. I pointed out that man has hastened the operations of nature in effecting improvement, for he works directly not only by the selection of the fittest but by the removal of the weakest. This immediate selective and directive modification by human intelligence is strikingly shown by the rapid development of the modern practical applications of science to the wants of man. I ventured also to suggest that by carefully observing the direction of improvement and by determining the motive causes it was even possible to forecast the probable developments of existing applications in the coming century.

I now purpose to apply a somewhat similar ! 3. Allocation of the difference intoprocess to determine the causes which result

(a) Renewals. in successíul or disastrous financial under

(6) Depreciation. takings, and to show that the commercial

(c) Reserve. conduct of industrial processes arising from the

(d) Redemption of Capital. practical applications of discoveries follow

(e) Dividends and Bonuses. distinct laws which may be said to constitute No business can continue to be developed a “Science of Business.".

without the creation of fresh capital. This In the establishment of any business, or the

can be : development of any invention, the first requisite

1. Taken from Revenue. is capital, and this capital should be just that

2. Taken from Reserve. amount of money which is necessary for the pur

3. Borrowed from the Bank. pose. It is only fair that an inventor should be

4. Subscribed by the Public. recouped for the time, labour, and expense he

The order is that of desirablity. has incurred in maturing and patenting his in

A careful consideration of what has been vention, but this does not satisfy the average | done in this direction in various fields will inventor. He wants his reward at once. He

nce. He enable us to generalise some useful conclusions. wishes to anticipate the future, and his own esti

I purpose surveying from a broad and general mate of the value of his invention is not usually

point of view the progress of certain inmodest. He may not have sufficient credit

dustries with which I have had, more or less, to secure money from a bank. He must re

personal experience, and, although I am sorely sort to a financier who knows how to float a

tempted to unfold several tales that would company and how to secure a handsome profit

harrow up your commercial souls, I will refrain on the transaction for himself. Thus, the con

from dealing with anything in particular, and cern is launched on its practical career weighted confine myself with that which is more instrucwith a large unproductive capital and hampered

tive, though less exciting. at once with a financial incubus. In well

The industries I select aremanaged companies preliminary expenses are usually the first item wiped off by profits,

1. Water. so that capital may be entirely productive.

2. Gas, The Limited Liability Act of 1862 has much to

3. Railways. answer for in the incubation of bogus com

4. Telegraphs. panies, but the Companies' Act of 1900, which

(a) Submarine cables. has just come into force, will tend very greatly

(6) Telephones. to minimise the operations of the profes I take the best available statistics on each sional company promoter, to secure interested subject, tabulate them and graphically record managers, and to establish working concerns the results. We are all getting used to curves. on a better financial position.

The weather reports in the daily papers make The greatest business in the world is, per us familiar with diagrams. Indeed diagrams haps, that of the British Empire. It has no are becoming so general that our illustrated capital in the proper sense of the word. It has papers teem with them, and they have "belarge loans, principally bequeathed to it by come so understanded of the people that our forefathers-the result of wars. Every even he that runs may read. In fact, the expenditure--new ships, new guns, new build- | existence of any general law is always evident ings, new works, &c.- is usually charged to when, if we mark well-ascertained facts at revenue. Thus, the annual Budget contains | regular uniform intervals, these points, when much that in ordinary private enterprises connected together by a continuous line, form a would be charged to capital. If the property curve. The shape of this curve gives the law. of the British Empire, thus established out of | The engineer of to-day thinks not so much in revenue, were valued on commercial lines its the mathematical language of the Cambridge amount would astonish its owners-the British | Tripos as in the graphical or diagramatic public.

language of the line, area or solid. The laws of business are the results of The curve, which proves such a valuable observation, and are developed by experience. help in estimating the progress and deterIn considering them we have to regard

mining the success or failure of business is 1. Revenue and its ratio to Capital.

the logarithmic curve. It is in fact the 2. Expenditure and its ratio to Revenue. compound interest curve. Whenever a given

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