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JOURNAL

OF THE

WESTERN SOCIETY

OF

ENGINEERS

PAPERS, DISCUSSIONS, ABSTRACTS, PROCEEDINGS

CHICAGO

PUBLISHED BI-MONTHLY BY THE SOCIETY

1736-41 Monadnock Block

SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $2.00 PER VOLUME

OF Six NUMBERS.

Sci 1520,119,

Cancollod

from Raksr Library

TRANSFERED 10 HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

1934

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No. 1.-JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.

Page.

XXV. -SOME ENGINEERING FEATURES OF THE NICARAGUA CANAL,

by Alfred Noble....

771

DISCUSSION

783

XXVI. --THE SOUTH WORKS OF THE ILLINOIS Steel COMPANY, by

Victor Windett .....

789

DISCUSSION..

809

XXVII. --A VIEW AND DESCRIPTION OF THE BED OF A PRE-HISTORIC

OR GLACIAL LAKE BETWEEN SUMMIT AND LAMONT, ILL.,

by Ossian Guthrie..

815

816

XXVIII.--AN ENGINEERING EDUCATION, a discussion.

CLOSURE, by J. C. Bley...

822

Abstracts.

The Dream of Navigators, by Capt. A. S. Crowninshield, U. S.N......

The Nicaragua Canal, by Hernando De Soto Money, U. S. Senator.

Projects for an Isthmain Canal, by Hon. David Turpie..

826

Bacteriology, by German Sims Woodhead, M. D...

830

The Blackwall 'Tunnel, by David Hay and Maurice Fitzmaurice.

833

Iron and Sieel Plates and Forgings Used in Shipbuilding, Compared and

Contrasted, by M. W. Aisbiti.

836

The Testing of Materials Used in Construction, by W. C. Popplewell... 838

Production of Powder by Gas Producers and Its Rational Distribution,

from the Colliery Guardian, England....

The Storage of Explosives, by Rubert Hunter.

Edwin G. Nourse, Portrait and Memoir.

Report of Annual Meeting of the Society.

852

Abstracts of the Minutes of the Society..

878

Library Notes..

879

Alfred Noble, C. E., President W. S. E., a Portrait.

Frontispiece

Officers of the Society.

A.

No. 2.--

--MARCH AND APRIL.

XXIX. --THE EVOLUTION OF THE AMERICAN TYPE OF WATER

WHEEL, by W. W. Tyler.....

DISCUSSION

901

XXX. - MECHANICAL PLANTS OF LARGE BUILDINGS, by Dankmar

Adler.....

902

DISCUSSION

XXXI. --IMPROVED PORTLAND CEMENT, by John W. Dickinson..

DISCUSSION

922

XXXII. --FIRE-PROOF CONSTRUCTION AND PREVENTION OF Corro-

SION, by Genl William Sooy Smith..

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