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The PRESIDENT proposed a very hearty vote of thanks to Professor Probst for his extremely valuable contribution to knowledge on Portland cement and concrete, and assured him that the members of the Institution appreciated very highly tho paper itself, and the fact that Professor Yrobst had travelled to London in order to present it.
SIR,-Mr. C. H. Wollaston, in your October issue, takes exception to my statements in discussing the Strength of Compression Members. His position is the standard position as regards the Euler formula and the Euler load. It is commonly stated that a column can sustain in equilibrium the Euler load, and it is this erroneous idea that, I believe, should be combatted.
THE new Parliament Buildings, now nearing completion, in Northern Ireland, of which the architect is Mr. Arnold Thornely, F.R.I.B.A., of Liverpool, have been constructed under the architect's supervision, for H.M. Office of Works, for the occupation of the Government of Northern Ireland. W.J. Stewart