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Sir,-Mr. T. J. Evans' question (on p. 171) is very suggestive of one set by an examiner too indolent to realise all the trouble he is going to give the candidate.
THE PRESIDENT, in tendering the thanks of the members of the Institution to Dr. Salmon, said that he must have had very great courage indeed to have read a paper such as the one he had read. There was a great deal of good food for thought in it, amid a great deal that wouid make people think, which was what the Institution, and all other similar institutions, were out to do. With regard to altering the standard notation, this could not be altered, and he wanted the members to stick to it. (Laughter.) If they did not understand Dr. Salmon’s notation, then let them get a book and look it up. The greater part of the members would understand Dr. Salmon’s notation as well as they understood the standard notation. He had been very interested in the last slide, showing the work done in Germany, and it was up to us to do the same thing. He was looking forward to the time when the Government, having spent enough on the various schemes they had on hand, would advance some money for research on the lines indicated. The research could not be done privately. The manufacturers were already spending a vast amount of money in this country, and until the Government came to our aid we should never be able to do what the Germans and others were doing.
ALTHOUGH this Conference is to deal chiefly with the properties and uses of cements we think that engineers and users of cement generally will be interested to receive some account of methods investigated by British Portland Cement Manufacturers, with the object of reducing the cost of manufacture, and so-of the utmost importance to the user-of reducing the cost of the finished cement.