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MR. LESLIE TURNER, who proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the authors, said he was exceedingly pleased to do so for two reasons, firstly, to congratulate them on a really useful piece of research work on concrete which had been carried out in this country; and, secondly, because he was very grateful to them for confirming his own
research, to which they had kindly alluded in the paper.
IN the romance of Ancient History, mention is made about a certain Philonicus who offered for sale, to Phillip, a horse, vicious, and Posessing a great temper. The story continues that Phillip was displeased, but that a young man named Alexander, who had witnessed the unavailing efforts of the groomsman, exclaimed: "What a horse they are losing, for want of skill and spirit to manage him !"