AMERICAN CHEMICAL JOURNAL.
Volume XI, No. 4, April, 1889. Morse and White show that oxides of zinc or cadmium are dissociated in zinc or cadmium vapor respectively. Smith and Frankel give method for the electrolytic separation of mercury from copper. Drown and Martin apply the Kjedahl method to determine nitrogen in waters. E. H. Keiser reviews recent syntheses in the sugar series.
No. 5, May. Ira Remsen discusses the structure of “double haloid salts.” Morse and White show that the sulphides of zinc and cadmium are dissociated in the vapors of their respective metals. Smith and Frankel give method for electrolytic separation of cadmium from zinc. Notes: Allotropic forms of silver, by Carey Lea; Determination of iron in presence of hydrochloric acid by means of permanganate of potassium, by C. Reinhardt.
No. 6, September. E. H. Keiser redetermines the atomic weight of palladium, finding the figures 106.35. C. R. S.
ANNALEN D. HYDROGRAPHIE U. MARITIMEN METEOROLOGIE.
17TH Annual Series, No. 6. Report of experiments made at the German Observatory to establish the conduct of marine chronometers when placed on movable foundations. Report on Santos, by Capt. Fr. Niejahr, Commander of the German bark J. F. Pust. Extracts from the log of Captain Reesing, of the German steamer Thuringia. Sailing directions for the Congo from its mouth to Boma. Description of the east coast of Sipora or Sikabou, west coast of Sumatra. The sudden fall of the barometer in Middle Europe.
Jan. 31-FEB. 1, 1889. Quarterly weather review of the German Observatory for summer of 1885. Minor notices: Sandwich Harbor (Port D’llheo), west coast of Africa; Remarks on Walfish Bay; Voyage from Walfish Bay to Cape Town; Weather and currents near Barbadoes.
No. 7. General index of the Annual Series from 1873 to 1888.
No. 8. Tides on the coasts of the Netherlands. Normanton, Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia—report of Captain F. Rumpf, of the German bark Balcarry. Reports on voyages in the East India Archipelago, by Capt. L. A. Meyer, of the ship Kriemhild. Steamer routes between Aden and the Netherland East India possessions. Report of the twelfth competitive examination of marine chronometers, held at the German Observatory during the winter 1888-1889. Quarterly weather review of the German Observatory, summer 1885 (conclusion). Minor notices: Extraordinary heavenly phenomena; New ship channel to Melbourne; Harbor of Fremantle, west coast of Australia; Humboldt Bay; Bottle post; Observations of earthquakes at the Imperial Observatory at Wilhelmshaven.
E. H. C. L.
BOLETIN DO CLUB NAVAL.
February to June, 1889. Reorganization of the fleet. Theory of the rudder. Study on the construction of boats peculiar to Brazil. Repeating rifles. Notices to mariners. The naval school. General considerations on steam engines. Study on naval hygiene.
J. B. B.
BOLETIN DEL CENTRO NAVAL.
March, 1889. The Nicaragua Canal. Naval wars in the future. April. Naval wars in the future. A. C. B.
BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY.
Volume XXI, No. 3, September 30, 1889. A look at Algeria and Tunis. The Portuguese in the-track of Columbus. Geographical notes.
DEUTSCHE HEERES ZEITUNG.
No. 52. Paper torpedoes.
Experiments made in Germany with torpedoes made of paper, loaded with a charge of 25 pounds of dynamite, propelled and fired by electricity. Very satisfactory results are said to have been obtained with these new torpedoes, which possess great solidity and elasticity against shock.
Naval manoeuvres at Zoppot (Germany).
Consisting of landing manoeuvres with a large force and artillery exercise at night with electric targets.
No. 54. Electricity on submarine boats. Description of the French submarine boat Gymnote: experiments at Toulon. Russia: launching of the ironclad Emperor Nicolas.
No. 55. Krupp’s trials of a new powder.
Since the publication of Krupp’s last report, No. 73, October, 1888 (mentioned in No. 49, Vol. XV, 2, of the Proceedings), new trials with the prismatic powder manufactured by the United Rheinisch-Westphalian Powder Mills have developed a still further increase of efficiency.
No. 58. The Satean Poisson of Mr. Gonbet (France). Torpedo trials in the U. S.
Nos. 59, 60. The French naval manoeuvres. Accidents to torpedo-boats. Russia: organization of torpedo divisions.
Nos. 65, 66. Trials with explosives. Launching of the German coast defense armor-clad vessel Siegfried at Kiel (August 10, 1889). Changes in the foreign stations of German vessels. Contribution to the English “gun question.” Russian naval manoeuvres.
Nos. 67, 68. The French torpedo-boats. Shipbuilding in England. Numerical strength of the fleets of Europe at present and in 1894.
No. 70. Use of electricity for coast defense in the United States.
Nos. 72-74. The pneumatic dynamite gun and its use for coast defense and at sea (lecture by Captain Zalinski before the Royal United Service Institution). Return and reception at Kiel of the crews of the German vessels wrecked at Samoa. Modification of French torpedo-boats. Report on the trials of torpedo-boats in Spain. H. M.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NAVAL ENGINEERS.
Volume I, No. 3, August, 1889. The manufacture of steel castings. A brief account of the method of working spirally welded tubing. Some lessons from Samoa.
In this paper Chief Engineer McKean mentions among the important lessons to be learned from this disaster, 1st, the necessity for increased power, as, if our ships had power approaching that of the Calliope, some of them at least might have “ clawed off ”; 2d, protection to propellers; 3d, greater security for the smoke-pipe; 4th, the great advantage of having the bilge pumps and strainers perfectly accessible; 5th, the advisability of having one rocket apparatus, or life-saving gun, capable of being moved to any part of the spar deck, and always ready for use; 6th, with water rising rapidly in the holds, in many cases provisions could not be reached. It would not be impossible to have some concentrated ration in small bulk stowed in lockers fore and aft; and in case of abandoning ship from any cause, this supply could be available for the boats; 7th, exercising the men in diving with the aid of suits or other apparatus. The armor would often be of great service in clearing propellers, closing orifices temporarily for repairs, examining copper, etc., etc.; 8th, the position of the hawse pipe will no doubt receive due attention in our new ships, though in them the water-tight bulkheads should at least prevent the fires from being extinguished.
Phenomena attending ship propulsion.
A discussion on Chief Engineer Isherwood’s article on this subject.
Report of the performance of the S. S. Meteor. Acts of Congress applying to new vessels. Space occupied by the machinery of some of the new cruisers. Ships and steam trials. English naval manoeuvres. Combined indicator cards of the U. S. S. Yorktown.
J. K. B.
JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERING SOCIETIES.
July, 1889. Duty trials of pumping engines, by Geo. H. Barrus.
August. Steam plants for electric service, by H. Bryan. A system of marking patterns, by A. J. Firth.
September. High-service system of the Boston water works.
F. H. E.
JOURNAL OF THE U. S. CAVALRY ASSOCIATION.
Volume II, No. 5. Cavalry war lessons. The pistol versus the sabre for light artillery. Identification of deserters. Letters on cavalry. Marching and camping cavalry and caring for horses in the field. Drill regulations for cavalry, United States Army.
No. 6. A horse’s foot. My ride around Baltimore in 1864. Letters on cavalry. New drill regulations for cavalry, United States.
JOURNAL OF THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE.
August, 1889. On Koyl’s parabolic semaphore.
September. Aluminium. Harbor bar improvements.
October. Experiments on the efficiency of pumps. Harbor bar improvements. Mechanical progress. The past and present contrasted.
November. The aneroid barometer.
JOURNAL OF THE MILITARY SERVICE INSTITUTION.
Volume X, No. 39. An American war college. Mobilization. More about cavalry gaits. New course of instruction, Fort Monroe. The infantry in the field.
No. 40. Puget Sound; a sketch of its defenses. The development and use of hasty intrenchments for infantry. Desertion in the United States Army. Some thoughts with reference to the organization of our artillery. The uniform of the West Point cadet.
No. 41. Personal identity in the recognition of deserters. An interoceanic canal. Use of railroads in war. Military training of the regular army. Revision of our infantry tactics. R. W.
May, 1889. Notes on steel inspection of structure and boiler material. Wind pressure. The propellers of the Baltimore. An investigation of experiments made on a centrifugal blower. The Riehle adjustable transverse elastic limit indicator.
June. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
A special report of the meeting of this society, with an abstract of papers on the comparative cost of steam and water power; notes on the comparative loss by friction in a transmitting dynamometer under different loads and speeds; steam consumption of engines at various speeds; standards; notes on the steam turbine; the tractive force of leather belts; longitudinal riveted joints of boiler shells; the use of petroleum in steam boilers; the piping of steel ingots; some properties of vapors and vapor engines; cylinder ratios of triple expansion engines and the performance of a 35-ton refrigerating machine of the ammonia absorption type.
July. The Thorneycroft boiler. The application of photography to surveying. Practical hints for gearing. An improved engine indicator.
September. Economy in the use of belting. Water gas in steel furnaces. Technical education. Testing cast iron. Corrosion and pitting in marine boilers. J. K. B.
MITTHEILUNGEN AUS DEM GEBIETE DES SEEWESENS.
Volume XVII, Nos. 7 and 8. England and the Declaration of Paris. Launching torpedoes by means of powder in the French navy. Nautical science during the ages of the greatest discoveries. Dangers in the management of engines on board of vessels. Advance in photogrammetrie. Ballistic photographic experiments in Pola and Meppen, by Prof. E. Mach and P. Salcher. Armor of battle-ships, by Sir N. Barnaby. Wreck of the German men-of-war in Apia. Apparatus to ensure a constant and steady platform for guns. New paint for bottoms of iron and steel ships. Henderson’s folding life-boat. New method for raising the armor-clad Sultan. Screw-propellers for light-draught vessels. New vessels for the Chilean navy. Greek armor-clad Hydra. Launch of the torpedo cruiser Planet. Arduis’ optical-electrical signal apparatus for vessels. Electric engine telegraph. English torpedo supply vessel Vulcan. Legd torpedo. New type of American torpedo-boats. New aircompressing pump for torpedo purposes. Paper torpedoes. Torpedo-boat dock for the French navy. Official programme of the International Maritime Conference at Washington. Remarks on hurricanes. Cleaning of chronometers. The 2000-ton steel cruisers of the United States navy. Competition for plans of a Russian armor-clad. Arming of English vessels. Names of English men-of-war in process of construction. Armor of the Italian men-of-war in process of construction. Branch of the firm Krupp in Italy. Quick passage across the Atlantic. Italian cruiser Piemonte. Model of ocean currents. Literature. Bibliography.
No. 9. Electric lighting, with special reference to its application on shipboard. Boilers. Movement indicator. Precautions against the effect of electric light on ships’ compasses. Coaling at sea. Trial of a Brennan torpedo. Scott’s electric log. Trials with propellers in England. Trial trips of English men-of-war. Four-hour full power run of the English Mediterranean squadron. New torpedo scouts for the French navy. Laying the keel of the English protected cruiser Pallas. Construction of three English cruisers of the Medea type. Rapid-firing cannon of the Skoda pattern. New English torpedo-boats. Torpedo-boats for the Argentine Republic. New French men-of-war. Literature. E. H. C. L.
NORSK TIDSSKRIFT FOR SOVAESEN.
Seventh Annual Series, No. 6. How can collisions at sea be avoided, etc. Remarks on Capt. O. Hansen prize essay: Nec essary strength of army and navy, and armament required for coast defenses of Norway and Sweden, by Col. Giertsen (conclusion). Future naval wars. New electric boat. Protection and armor of English vessel. Inland navigation of Russia. The Formidable. Capsizing of a French torpedo-boat. John Ericson. Neutralization of the Banks of Newfoundland. Spanish submarine boat.
E. H. C. L.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, LONDON.
Vol. XCVI. Some canal, river, and other works in France, Belgium, and Germany, by L. F. Vernon-Harcourt. Economy trials in a non-condensing steam engine: simple, compound, and triple, by Peter W. Willans. Selected paper No. 2394: Tests of a Westinghouse engine, by S. Alley. Foreign abstracts: Excavations for the locks on the Panama Canal, by Max de Nansouty (Le Genie Civil). Corinth Ship Canal, by Armand Saint Yves (Annales des Pouts et Chaussées, Vol. XVI). The basic open-hearth process at Gratz, by F. Moro (Stahl und Eisen, 1889). On nitrogen in Bessemer and open-hearth steel, by H. Tholander (Jernkontorets Annaler, 1888). Regulators for electrical distribution, by George Marier (Annales des Mines, 1888). On the nature of the welding of iron and nickel, by T. Fleitman (Stahl und Eisen, 1889).
Vol. XCVII. Alternate current machinery, by G. Kapp. The district distribution of steam in the United States, by C. E. Emery, Ph. D. Selected papers: On steamers for winter navigation and ice-breaking, by R. Runeberg. West of India Portuguese Railway and harbor works, by E. E. Sawyer. On the new steel dock gates of Limerick floating dock, by W. J. Hall, B. E. Perforated cake powder for ordnance, by G. Quick (abstract). The removal of rock under water without explosives, by F. Lobnitz. Foreign abstracts: Automatic maximum and minimum tide register, by C. T. van Sluys (Tijdschrift van het Koninklijk Instituut van Ingenieurs, 1888-89). The permeability of Portland cement mortar and its decomposition by sea water, by L. Durand-Cloye and P. Debray (Annales des Fonts et ChaussSes). Note on a glass apparatus for rendering visible the effects of condensation and evaporation that take place inside a steam engine cylinder, by B. Donkin, Jr. (Bulletin de la Société Industrielle de Mulhouse, 1889). The port of Buenos Ayres (El Ingeniero Civil, Buenos Ayres, December 15, 1888). On the industrial and economic value of dynamo-electric machines, by R. Arnoux (L'Electrician, 1889). Measurements of the resistance of insulators with varying electro-motive force, by F. Uppenborn (Centralblatt für Electrotechnik, Vol. II, 1889). F. H. E.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS.
January, 1889. On the use of petroleum refuse for fuel. Compound locomotives.
May. Report of the Research Committee upon steam engine trials. The trial of the S. S. Meteor. J. K. B.
THE RAILROAD AND ENGINEERING JOURNAL.
May, 1889. The development of the modern high-power rifled cannon. French armored cruisers.
An account of the latest additions to the French navy, which include armored cruisers of three classes, outline sketches and deck plans.
Experimental guns for the army.
June. United States naval progress.
The plans and specifications of the new vessels, together with an account of the rate at which the vessels now under construction are approaching completion.
The development of high-powered rifled guns. The escape of the Calliope. Hydraulic engine for loading guns.
A description of the mechanism for working the guns on board the Edinburgh and Colossus.
The new English battle-ships.
The principles laid down by the English Admiralty for the design and construction of eight new battle-ships of the first class.
Corrugated tubular fire-boxes for locomotives,
July. United States naval progress (a description of the design for the new 2000-ton cruiser). Quadruple-expansion engines of the steamship Singapore. Nickel steel.
In a paper read before the British Iron and Steel Institute, the author stated the result of an examination made into this new alloy of nickel and steel. His experience led him to conclude that the alloy can be made in any good open-hearth furnace, working at a fairly good heat. Its working demands no extraordinary care. No special arrangements are required for casting, the ordinary ladles and moulds being sufficient. The new alloy has an advantage over ordinary steel, because it does not easily corrode. Steels rich in nickel are, in fact, non-corrodible, and those poor in nickel are still much better in this respect than ordinary steel. Alloys up to 5 per cent of nickel can be readily worked in the lathe or planer, but richer alloys are more difficult to work. Poor alloys stand punching very well. The one per cent nickel steel welds fairly well, but richer alloys do not weld easily. In the test of this material, one piece tested gave: breaking strain, 95 tons; elastic limit, 54 tons; extension (in 4 ins.), 9.37 per cent; contraction of area, 49 per cent. Other pieces gave nearly parallel results. The author states that gun-barrels made of nickel steel stood very high tests, and that a 6-inch gun of this metal had been ordered by the English Government.
August. Sketches and description of the English battle-ship Benbow and the Italian cruiser Piemonte. Hydrography and hydro-graphic surveys.
October. Hydrography. Oil as a metallurgical fuel. Illustrated description of electric light installation for United States cruisers. The development of modern high-powered guns (continued). J. K. B.
REVUE DU CERCLE MILITAIRE.
July 7, 1889. The defense of the Vosges, and mountain warfare. The Danish army on a war footing. The war exhibit at the Paris Exposition (continued).
July 14. The ancient marine at the Palais des Beaux-Arts, with cuts in the text. The defense of the Vosges, and mountain warfare, with illustrations (continued). The war exhibit (continued). Military chronicle: Jurisprudence and the messenger pigeons.
July 21. Night marches and encounters. The defense of the Vosges, and mountain warfare (end). The war exhibit at the Exposition of 1889 (ended).
July 28. The shelter trench (tranchée-abri), with illustrations in the text. French influence beyond the seas. The military exhibit of 1889. Naval manoeuvres, etc. The new regulations for infantry manoeuvres; Title V, school of regiment.
August 4. The army recruitment; law of July 15, 1889. The military exhibit of 1889 (continued), with cuts in the text.
August 11. The fleet versus coast batteries. The army recruitment; law of July 15, 1889. The military exhibit (continued), with cuts.
August 18. The fleet versus coast batteries (an answer to the preceding article on the same subject). The army recruitment; law of July, 1889.
August 25. Leading of columns on a march, and the directing compass (military strategy), with illustrations. The pacific conquest of the African interior. The military exhibit, etc.
September 1. The army corps of six brigades. The supply train. A few words about the instruction of cavalry troops.
September 8. The development of the torpedo-boat. First succor to the wounded on the battlefield. Military exhibit, Paris Exposition, 1889.
September 15. The mountain gun. The development of the torpedo-boat. The civic duties of the soldier and the military duties of the citizen. The military exhibit of 1889 (continued).
September 22. The military oath in the Russian army. The development of the torpedo-boat. The military exhibit (continued).
September 29. The “Sud-Oranais” campaign against Bon-Amena in 1881; from the diary of a cavalry officer. The flag. The call of the “réservistes” and the territorials. Principles of hygiene. The military exhibit of 1889. Military chronicle: Letter from the United States, etc. J. L.
REVISTA MILITAR DE CHILE.
Nos. 30-35, March to August, 1889. Comparison between the Krupp and the De Bange systems, by Lieutenant-Colonel Don J. C. Salvo. Experiments made in foreign countries on the reducing of gun-calibers (continued). The Lebel gun, by Captain Cousino. De Bange artillery, by Lieutenant-Colonel Don J. C. Salvo. The repeating rifle, and the small-caliber rifle, by A. de P. History of powder, by Lieutenant-Colonel Don R. U. O. J. B. B.
REVISTA MARITIMA BRAZILEIRA.
December, 1888, to July, 1889. Naval apprentice school. Naval jurisprudence. Naval reforms. Institution of a military school in Brazil. Submarine boats. Neutralization of the Suez Canal. On tempests. Article on explosives. Practical school of artillery. The navigation of the coast. Maritime warfare. The Armstrong rapid-fire guns. Account of cruise of the Rèachuelo in 1888-9. The ironclad Piemonte. Meteorological observations. J. B. B.
REVUE MARITIME ET COLONIALE.
June. Scientific mission to Cape Horn; meteorology (ended). Guadeloupe and its dependencies. Notice on the military organization of the expeditionary corps to Massaouah. Notes on the Fourrier dromoscope and its appliance to the behavior of the compass on board the Duquesne. The English navy budget. A history of the French East India Company.
July. A history of the French East India Company (ended). Historical notes on the Gavre committee (continued). Legislation for the French possessions of Madagascar.
August. Historical studies of the military marine of France; the great fleets of Louis XIV. A study of sextants in regard to excentricity. The cohorts of the Legion of Honor. Organization of a practical school of artillery in Portugal.
September, 1889. Perturbation of the compass on the coasts of Iceland. Historical notice on the commission of Gavre. A Breton privateer in the XV century. Regulations for the Academy of the Italian royal navy at Leghorn. The cohorts of the Legion of Honor. Chronicle. The Teutonic as an auxiliary cruiser. Naval constructions in England. Plans of the new American cruisers. Naval manoeuvres in England. The German torpedo-boat of pressed paper. J. L.
March, 1889. The Grenfell sight. Submarine vessels (historical).
April. Acquisition and loss of Cyprus, by Vice-Admiral L. Fin-cati. Economical speed in ships, by Captain D. Bonamico. Report on the English naval manoeuvres of 1888.
May. Economical speed in ships (continued). Speed trials of the Lepanto. Project for canal from Rome to the Mediterranean. On sheathing metal bottoms (translation of article in No. 48, Proceedings U. S. Naval Institute).
June. Description (with plates) of the Italian cruiser Piemonte. Economical speed for ships (conclusion). The acoustic faculty in seafaring men. Fog signals, by Doctor F. Santini. Armor for ships, by N. Soliani, Italian navy. On sheathing metal bottoms (conclusion).
July and August. Acquisition and loss of Cyprus (continued). Critical study of the port of Barcelona, with notes on the different Mediterranean ports, by E. S. di Tenlada. Coast defense, by C. A. On the penetrability of armor plates. Notes taken at Krupp’s establishment. Speed trials of Italian ironclad Lepanto (conclusion). On the development of modern explosives, by D. G. The Society Islands and the natives of Polynesia, by Dr. Filippo Rho. Latest improvements in Thorneycroft torpedo-boats (translation).
J. B. B.
ROYAL ARTILLERY INSTITUTION.
Volume XVII, No. 4. Proposed target for testing uniformity of laying. Plotting board for cross-bearings. The bursting of the 34-cm. gun on board the Amiral Duperré.
No. 5. The trajectory of a projectile for the cubic law of resistance.
No. 6. Internal ballistics. Simple-position finding. The 12-pounder shrapnel and its defects. Coast batteries vs. fleets.
ROYAL UNITED SERVICE INSTITUTION.
Volume XXXIII, No. 149. Fortifications and fleets. The training of the executive branch of the navy.
No. 150. The tactics of coast defense. The mariner’s compass in modern vessels of war. The mechanical coaling of steamers. The pneumatic torpedo-gun; its uses ashore and afloat. The photographing of artillery projectiles travelling through the air at a high velocity. R. W.
THE SCHOOL OF MINES QUARTERLY.
April, 1889. Western Union time system, by F. R. Bartlett, C. E., and R. P. Miller, C. E. Winding engines, by Herbert W. Hughes, F. G. S.
July, 1889. Fuel oil for stationary boilers in New York City, by H. F. J. Porter, M. E.
Committee appointed to consider the best method of establishing international standards for the analysis of iron and steel. British Association for the Advancement of Science, Section B. Committee: Professor Roberts-Austen, F. R. S., Chairman; Sir F. Abel, C. B., F. R. S.; Professor Langley; Edward Riley; G. J. Snelus, F. R. S.; John Spiller; Professor Tilden, F. R. S.; and Thomas Turner, Secretary. Objects.—It is proposed that the committee shall co-operate with other similar committees in the more important iron-producing countries, in order to provide standard specimens of iron and steel, the chemical composition of which shall have been carefully determined. The specimens adopted as standards shall be intrusted to some recognized official authority, such as the Standards Department of the Board of Trade, and shall be used for reference in the determination of the accuracy of any proposed method of analysis, or for controlling the results of analyses in any cases of importance which may from time to time arise.
Suggestions.—I. Professor J. W. Langley, of the University of Michigan, U. S. A., to be requested to superintend the production of the samples; that they be prepared and preserved in accordance with the directions to be furnished by the committee; and that an equal portion of each sample be forwarded to the several secretaries of the respective committees in the United Kingdom, America, France, Germany, and Sweden.
- The specimens are to be eventually adopted as standards, to be supplied to not more than seven representative chemists of repute in each of the countries above mentioned, who shall be requested to analyze the specimens by any method or methods they may prefer.
- In the event of the analyses giving results which in the opinion of the committee may be regarded as sufficiently concordant, the means of the analytical results of each of the several constituents to be adopted as representing the composition of the standards. The reports on the analytical results not to be issued before the various analysts to whom the samples have been submitted shall have had an opportunity of examining it. The standards shall hereafter be distinguished only by letters or numbers.
- The attention of the committee to be for the present confined to four samples of steel, selected as containing as nearly as possible 1.3, 0.8, 0.4 and 0.15 per cent of total carbon respectively. In addition to the determination of the amount of carbon present in each condition, the phosphorus, sulphur, silicon, manganese and chromium also to be determined.
- 150 kilos of the samples selected for examination as standards to be prepared in all. This would give, after allowing sufficient for the required analyses, quite 5 kilos of each standard for each of the five countries interested, allowing say 10 grams for each applicant who may desire to use the standards. This would permit of 500 appeals to each of the four standards in each country, or at least 10,000 appeals in all.
- The samples to be analyzed in the United Kingdom by W. Jenkins, Dowlais; Edward Riley, London; J. E. Stead, Middlesbrough; The Royal School of Mines; G. S. Packer, of the Steel Company of Scotland; and two others.
- The metal of which the samples are to be produced to be cast in small ingots, special care being taken to prevent any irregularity of composition. After the removal of the outer skin, the metal to be cut by a blunt tool in the form of thin shavings, then crushed, sieved, and intimately mixed.
- The samples thus prepared to be preserved in separate small quantities (say of 30 grams each), which shall be hermetically sealed in glass tubes, so as to prevent oxidation.
- These preliminary arrangements of the committee to be communicated to the leading technical journals. F. H. E.
July, 1889. Marine engine economy. Mechanical refrigeration. Electric lighting. Coal and combustion. The speed of steamships.
August. Additions to the British navy. American opinion of twin-screw steamers. Combined indicator cards of triple-expansion engines. Experimental aid in the design of high-speed steamships. Thompson’s combined circulator and feed-water heater. Electric lighting. Cranks and screw-shafts in the mercantile marine.
September. The naval review of 1889. Expansion of steam. Illustrations and description of the U. S. S. Baltimore. Drawings and description of the Merton valve gear, with its application to ships of recent design. J. K. B.
TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING ENGINEERS.
February, 1889. New York meeting. The influence of silicon in cast-iron, by W. J. Keep.
TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS.
May, 1889. On flood heights in the Mississippi river, by William Starling.
June. Some experiments on the strength of Bessemer steel bridge compression members, by James G. Dagron.
July. American railroad bridges, by Theodore Cooper.
TRANSACTIONS OF THE CANADIAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS.
Volume II, Part II, October to December, 1889. Inception of electrical science and the evolution of telegraphy, by F. N. Gisborne. A mine pump working under a heavy pressure, by H. S. Poole.
TRANSACTIONS OF THE NORTH OF ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF MINING AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS.
March, 1889, Part I and II. *The danger attending the use of light mineral oils for lubricating air-compressing machinery, by John Morrison. F. H. E.
TRANSACTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST COAST INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS AND SHIPBUILDERS.
Volume V. The use of machinery in construction. A new system of shipbuilding to facilitate the application of machine riveting to shell plating. A new wave-motor. The structural strength of cargo steamers. The development of the “well-deck” cargo steamer. Corrosion and pitting in marine boilers. The proper capacity of air pumps.
THE UNITED SERVICE.
Volume II, No. 4. The Canadian question. Nautical proverbs and sayings. The Nez Perce War. Old uniforms of the United States service. From bars to stars. The Royal Irish Constabulary.
No. 5. Soldier or granger. The United States Revenue Cutter Service. An incident of Fredericksburg. The mobilization of the fleet. Chronicles of Carter Barracks. The English naval manoeuvres. Some military reminiscences of the Rebellion.
No. 6. The evolution of the torpedo-boat. Our view of the army question. The United States Revenue Cutter Service. A fair Georgian. The annual inspection of the National Guard by army officers. A remarkable episode of the late war.
UNITED SERVICES GAZETTE.
July 6, 1889. Her Majesty’s ship Sultan. Probationary assistant engineers, R. N. The escape of the Calliope. The pneumatic dynamite gun. The Sultan inquiry.
July 13. The Sans Pareil. The Warspite. The mobilization of the fleet. Saving life at sea. An English rival port to Delagoa Bay. Controllable torpedoes. A suggestion for the Admiralty.
July 20. The naval manoeuvres. Ships building. The Royal Naval School. Dock-yard apprentices.
July 27. Naval inspection of the squadrons mobilized for the manoeuvres. Ships building and to be built. The naval review. The programme of the naval manoeuvres. Quick-firing guns—I. The Royal United Service Institution. Naval reviews.
August 3. The Royal Naval School. The Thames Nautical Training College. The naval review. Quick-firing guns—II. The stoker question.
August 10. The naval manoeuvres. The lords of the Admiralty at Portsmouth. The German Emperor and the Royal Yacht Squadron. Continental systems of coast defense.
August 17. The naval manoeuvres. The Royal United Service Institution.
August 24. The Naval Annual. The case of Admiral the Earl of Dundonald. The naval manoeuvres. Coaling stations. The boiler question.
August 31. Outline of a scheme for the naval defense of the American coast—I.
This is the first of a series of papers on the lecture of Capt. Sampson, U. S. N., published in No. 49 of these Proceedings.
The medical officers of the army and navy. Navy surgeons. The naval manoeuvres. The raising of the Sultan. The lords of the Admiralty at Plymouth. Coaling ship.
September 7. Outline of a scheme for the naval defense of the American coast—II. Lessons to be learned from the naval manoeuvres of 1889.
September 14. Launch of war-ships. Sailors’ rations.
September 17. The bombardment of unfortified, unresisting cities. Torpedo-boats for the British Government. The Engine-room Department, Royal Navy.
September 28. Outline of a scheme for the naval defense of the American coast—III. The loss of the Lily. The Engine-room Department, Royal Navy.
October 5. Lord Armstrong on quick-firing guns and smokeless powder. Smokeless powder.
October 12. The late naval manoeuvres. The nature and cause
of the resirtance of water. A suggested new form of steam vessel to attain high speed. The navy. Authoritative service opinions.
October 19. Sailors’ rations—II.
October 26. Torpedo-thrower. R. W.
July 6, 1889. Editorial on the French navy. Discussion on the annual appropriation in the Senate. The manoeuvres in the Mediterranean. Review of the merchant marine. The influence of speed in ramming collisions (ended).
July 13. Notes from foreign shipyards.
July 20. The French manoeuvres of 1889. Review of the merchant marine.
July 27. The French manoeuvres of 1889. The naval exhibit at the Paris Exhibition.
August 3. Editorial on the annual appropriation of 58,000,000 francs.
August 10. Remarks on the naval review at Spithead. Review of the merchant marine.
August 17. The naval exhibit at the Paris Exhibition. Trial trip of the Trafalgar.
August 24. Editorial on the English manoeuvres. The naval exhibit at the Paris Exhibition.
August 31. The English navy. Modern engines.
September 7. Notes from foreign shipyards. Review of the merchant marine.
September 14. The loss of the “Anadyr” and the responsibility of pilots. English squadron manoeuvres. A. C. B.
REVIEWERS AND TRANSLATORS.
Lieut.-Comdr. E. H. C. Leutzé, Lieut. A. C. Baker
Lieut. J. B. Briggs, Prof. Jules Leroux,
P. A. Eng. J. K. Barton, Prof. H. Marion,
P. A. Eng. F. H. Eldridge, Prof. C. R. Sanger.