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Group II 22. STUDIES IN Minor Tactics. Army Service Schools, 1915. May be obtained

from Book Dept.; 50 cents. (The principles of Minor Tactics are set forth by solu

tion of a series of problems.) 23. TECHNIQUE OF MODERN Tactics. Bond & McDonough, 1914; Banta Publishing

Co., Menasha, Wis. May be obtained from Book Dept.; $2.55. (This work covers, in a very specific way, the principles of tactics for all arms, a general

knowledge of which is essential for engineers.) 24. OPERATION ORDERS. Von Kiesling; translation. May be obtained from Book

Dept.; 50 cents. (A lucid exposition, by use of assumed cases, of the operation of

highly trained troops of all arms in various phases of battle.) 25. ENGINEER UNIT ACCOUNTABILITY MANUAL. May be obtained from Supt. of

Docs.; 5 cents. (Official lists of standard equipment supplied to Engineer

battalions and companies.) 26. ORGANIZATION OF THE BRIDGE EQUIPAGE OF THE U. S. ARMY, 1915. (Revised

edition just going to press.) (Includes description of equipage and regulations

for ponton drill.) 27. OFFICERS' MANUAL. Moss; Banta Publishing Co., Menasha, Wis.; $2.50.

May be obtained from Book Dept. (Treats of routine duties of officers, cus

toms of the service, army organization, etc.) 28. MANUAL FOR COURTS MARTIAL. May be obtained from Supt. of Docs.; 50 cents.


(Military field engineering at the front differs from ordinary engineering work in the

field, it being generally simpler, of a rough-and-ready character, and especially because of the limited equipment which can be taken along with the advance of an army, and because of the necessity of working in strict subordination to the military situation. In rear of the army on the contrary, conditions are very similar to those governing ordinary engineering operations, and civilian organization is suitable, subject to directions by the higher military staff. Little attempt is made in works on military field engineering to treat of general engineering

methods.) 29. FIELD FORTIFICATION. Fiebeger, 1913; John Wiley & Sons, New York. May be

obtained from Book Dept.; $1.90. (In addition to technical details, this work

gives valuable historical illustrations of the principles of this subject.) 30. FIELD ENTRENCHMENTS, SPARE WORK for RIFLEMEN. John Murray, London.

May be obtained from Book Dept.; 40 cents. (A very up-to-date little work,

especially on details.) 31. NOTES ON FIELD FORTIFICATION. Army Field Engineer School. May be ob

tained from Book Dept.; 30 cents. 32. ENGINEER FIELD MANUAL. Professional Paper No. 29, Corps of Engineers,

U. S. Army; 3d edition, 1909. 500 pages. May be obtained from Supt. of Docs.; $1. (A very complete official pocketbook for Engineer officers in the field, containing much tabular and technical data, as well as brief outlines of principles and methods. The subjects covered are, Part I, Reconnaissance; Part II, Bridges; Part III, Roads; Part IV, Railroads; Part V, Field Fortification, and Part VI, Animal Transportation. A new revision of the manual is contemplated, but will not be ready within a year. The portion of the manual relating to Field Fortification, being somewhat obsolete, should be considered in connection with either 30 and 31 above. The portion relating to Rail

roads is largely superseded by 35 below. 33. NOTES ON BRIDGES AND BRIDGING. Spalding. May be obtained from Book

Dept. (A small pamphlet on military bridging.) 34. MILITARY TOPOGRAPHY FOR MOBILE Forces. Sherrill, 2d edition; Banta Pub

lishing Co., Menasha, Wis., 1911. May be obtained from Book Dept.; $2.25. (Besides matter given in ordinary text-books on surveying, this work gives in detail the special methods of sketching developed in the army for rapid military

mapping.) 35. MILITARY Railroads. Connor; Professional Paper No. 32, Corps of Engineers,

U. S. Army. Supt. of Docs.; 50 cents. (Intended to cover general administration of existing railroads for militay purposes and the handling of railroads by military personnel in the advance sections where railroads cannot be operated by their regular civilian organizations, or where new railroads are required in the immediate vicinity of the Army. Revised edition soon to appear.)

36. Notes on MILITARY EXPLOSIVES. Weaver; J. Wiley & Sons, New York; 1912.

May be obtained from Book Dept.; $2.20.” (Elementary notes on this subject will be found in the Engineer Field Manual and other references cited. This work is more elaborate.)

E.- MISCELLANEOUS 37. REGULATIONS FOR THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES. Supt. of Docs.; 50 cents. 38. THE “VOLUNTEER Law," approved April 25. 1914; Bulletin No. 17. War

Department, 1914. May be obtained from The Adjutant General, U. S. Army,

Washington, D. C. Free. 39. GENERAL ORDERS No. 54, War Department, 1914. May be obtained from

The Adjutant General, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C. Free. (Covers examina

tion of candidates for commissions as officers of volunteers.) 40. GENERAL ORDERS No. 50, War Department, 1915. May be obtained from

The Adjutant General, Ú. S. Army, Washington, D. C. Free. , (Amends General Orders 54, 1914, as to examination of candidates for commissions in

volunteer engineers.) 41. TREATISE ON Military Law. Davis; J. Wiley & Sons, New York. May be

obtained from Book Dept.; $5.30. 42. ELEMENTS OF Military HYGIENE. Ashburne; new edition; Houghton, Mifflin

& Co., Boston, 1915. May be obtained from Book Dept.; $1.30.

F. PERIODICALS 43. PROFESSIONAL MEMOIRS. Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., and Engineer Depart

ment at Large; Bi-monthly (formerly quarterly); Washington Barracks, D. C.,

Engineer Press; per year, $3. 44. THE ROYAL ENGINEERS' JOURNAL. Royal Engineers’ Institute, Chatham,

England; Monthly; per year $4. (American agents; E. Steiger & Co., 49

Murray St., New York.) 45. JOURNAL OF THE MILITARY SERVICE INSTITUTION, Governors Island, New York.

Bi-monthly; published by the Institution; per year $3. 46. JOURNAL OF THE UNITED STATES ARTILLERY. Bi-monthly,; Fort Monroe,

Va., Coast Artillery School press; per year $2.75, including Index to Current

Literature; without Index, $2.50. 47. JOURNAL OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY AssoCIATION. Published by the

Association at Fort Leavenworth, Kans.; per year $2.50. 48. INFANTRY JOURNAL. Bi-monthly; published by the U. S. Infantry Association,

Union Trust Building, Washington, D. C.; per year $3. 49. FIELD ARTILLERY JOURNAL, quarterly; published by the U. S. Field Artillery

Association, 601 Star Building, Washington D. C.; per year $3.


The Institute has prepared a list of Societies' publications, magazines, etc., which were duplicates and were discarded at the time of the consolidation of the libraries of the three Founder Societies. These books will be disposed of about March 1, 1916 by the Board of Directors of the Institute through the Library Committee. If, meanwhile, members who have incomplete sets of these books, or for any other reason desire to secure some of them, they are asked to communicate immediately with the Secretary, as this is an unusual opportunity to secure books at a very low price. American Gas Light Journal, vols. 31 to 39. American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Transactions, vols. 5 to 26. American Machinist, vols. 3 to 20, 22 to 29. American Society of Civil Engineers, Transactions, vols. 2 to 10, 21 to 24, 26 to 33,

39 to 49, 52, 55, 58, 74. Index, vols. 1 to 21. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions, vols. 1 to 28. Index, vols.

1 to 20, vols. 1 to 25.

American Waterworks Association, Proceedings, 27 to 30.
Annalen für Gewerbe und Bauwesen, vols. 42 to 61.
Association of Engineering Societies, Journal, vols. 20 to 38.
Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Transactions, vols. 1 to 18.
Cassier's Magazine, vols. 6 to 7, 12 to 32.
Chemical News, vols. 7 to 20, 22.
Dingler's Polytechnisches Journal, vols. 55 to 58, 73 to 74, 95 to 98, 103 to 122, 127 to

174, 176 to 310, 312 to 314, 250 to 264, 266 to 270. Index 1 to 78, 119 to 198.
Engineer (London), vols. 40 to 104.
Engineering, vols. 2 to 84.
Engineering Magazine, vols. 1 to 34.
Engineering and Mining Journal, vols. 43 to 44, 49 to 57, 71 to 74, 78 to 80; vols. 12 to

73; vols. 5 to 11, 15 to 38, 42 to 47, 49 to 53, 55 to 57, 59, 69, 71. Engineering Record, vols. 24 to 27, 29 to 40, 46 to 54. Engineers' Club of Philadelphia, Proceedings, vols. 15 to 23. Fielden's Magazine and Engineering Review, vols. 8 to 16. Franklin Institute, Journal, vols. 1 to 164. Institution of Electrical Engineers, Journal, vols. 31 to 38. Index, vols. 1 to 30. Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland, Transactions, vols. 18, 44 to 50. Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Proceedings, 1879–1906. General index, 1874–

1884. Institution of Naval Architects, Transactions, vols. 28 to 30; vols. 35 to 50. Index,

vols. 1 to 42; vols. 1 to 46. Iron and Steel Institute, Journal, 1871-1909. Special volume, 1890. Index, 1869–

1889, 2 vols. Journal of the U. S. Artillery, vols. 1 to 28. Junior Engineering Society, Record of Transactions, vols. 2 to 17. Liverpool Engineering Society, Transactions, vols. 1 to 18, 22 to 29. Master Car Builders' Association, Report of Proceedings, vols. 16, 18, 21, 24, 26, 29,

36 to 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 48. Metal Worker, vols. 59 to 60, 65, 68 to 78. Page's Weekly, vols. 2 to 10. Popular Science Monthly, vols. 1 to 10, 15 to 18, 27 to 55, 57 to 62, 69 to 73. Railroad and Engineering Journal, vols. 61 to 69, 71 to 80. Railroad Gazette, vols. 12 to 22, 24 to 32. Railway Review (Chicago), vols. 36 to 47. Royal Society of London, Philosophical Transactions, 1792–1812, 1821-1876. Science, vols. 1 to 9; New series, vols. 14 to 26. Science Abstracts, vols. 1 to 10. Society of Arts, Journal, vols. 28, 31, 33 to 54. Society of Chemical Industry, Journal, vols. 9, 12 to 12, 14 to 16, 18 to 19, 21 to 26. Société des Ingenieurs Civils de France, Mémoires, 1875–1906. Stahl und Eisen, vols. 4 to 9, 11 to 14. U. S. Naval Institute, Proceedings, vols. 5 to 32. Index, 1 to 15. Verein deutscher Ingenieure Zeitschrift, vols. 18, 20, 22 to 50. Index, 1884–1903. Western Railway Club, Official Proceedings, vols. 9 to 19.


At the Second Pan-American Scientific Congress, meeting in Washington, D. C., from Dec. 27, 1915 to Jan. 8, 1916, the following special topics will be discussed in each of the four sub-sections of Section VII, of which Hennen Jennings is Chairman:

A. Mining.–The mining law of each country and the changes that may be made to aid the development of mineral resources. History of the mining industry in each country with reference to the beginnings of that industry. The development of the Patio process. Bibliography of mining.

B. Metallurgy.- Present methods of concentrating ores and the development of concentration methods. International relations in the exchange of ores and metals. Bibliography of metallurgy.

A. and B. Mining and Metallurgy:- Development of hydro-electric power for mining and metallurgy, the amount probably available, and specific benefits from its utilization,

C. Economic Geology. The relation of geological work to the development of the country. A bibliography of economic geology.

D. Applied Chemistry.-Natural and artificial nitrates; the present status and the outlook for these industries.

The official hotel headquarters of the Congress will be at the New Willard Hotel, where members may register and receive their assignments to sections. Raleigh Hotel has been designated as the headquarters of Section VII.

(Members are urged to send in for this column any notes

of interest concerning themselves or their fellow-members.)
Members and guests who registered at Institute headquarters during
the period Nov. 10 to Dec. 10, 1915:
F. Lynwood Garrison, Philadelphia, Pa. E. Fleming l'engle, Costa Rico, C. A.
William J. Lakeland, Burma, India. Fred Maccoy, El Oro, Mexico.
Dwight E. Woodbridge, Duluth, Minn. 0. N. Scott, Toronto, Ont., Canada.
Chester A. Fulton, Yonkers, N. Y. K. P. Swenson, Tokyo, Japan.
Willet G. Miller, Toronto, Canada. H. L. Mead, New York, N. Y.
L. G. Huntley, Pittsburgh, Pa.

E. DeGolyer, Norman, Okla. L. E. Howard, Lockport, N. Y.

J. S. Lane, New York, N. Y. H. W. DuBois, Philadelphia, Pa.

T. V. Nonactre, Argentina. Howard R. Stewart, London, England.

N. H. Darton, of the U. S. Geological Survey, has returned to Washington after a long season of field work in New Mexico investigating the prospects of finding potash deposits in the Red beds.

Pierre Bouery, for 15 years manager of LaGrange hydraulic mine at Weaverville, Cal., has been appointed manager of the Valdez Creek placer mines in Alaska.

George B. Holderer has been made general manager of the Furlough Development Co., which is developing a copper property near Wickensburg, Ariz.

William C. Russell has taken the management of the Carriman Mining Co., operating the Caribou property in Boulder County, Col.

Dr. John A. Mathews, for many years manager of the Halcombe Steel Co., of Syracuse, N. Y., has been elected president of this company and the Syracuse Crucible Steel Co.

W. G. Norrie has been appointed manager of the Silver Standard Mine at New Hazelton, B. C., Canada.

Dr. L. D. Ricketts, on account of his work in promoting the mining industry of Arizona, was selected by Governor Hunt to visit the San Francisco Exposition and receive an official greeting as the State's most distinguished citizen.

Edwin Higgins, engineer for the Bureau of Mines in the Lake Superior district, has been transferred to California, where he will take charge of the work for the Bureau, which coöperates with the State in mine inspection work.

Edward W. Maynard, formerly in charge of the Atlas Powder Co. plant at Senter has been made superintendent of the plant near San Francisco, Cal.

Walter O. Snelling, formerly of Pittsburgh, has purchased property in Long Island City, N. Y., on which he proposes to build a large laboratory for chemical research.

Dr. Charles R. Van Hise is chairman of a commission appointed to investigate the slides in the Panama Canal and to determine the probable causes.

T. Skewes Saunders has been appointed General Manager of the Dos Estrellas Mining Co., El Oro, Mexico, succeeding André P. Griffiths.

H. W. Hardinge has been awarded the John Scott Medal and the maximum premium by the City of Philadelphia upon the recommendation of the Franklin Institute, for the invention of his conical mill. The merits of the mill have been under investigation of the engineering staff of the Franklin Institute for over two years. From a bulletin published by the Franklin Institute, of Philadelphia, the following facts about the John Scott Medal are obtainable.

"John Scott, of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the year 1816 bequeathed, in trust, to the City of Philadelphia the sum of $4,000, directing that the interest and dividend, to become receivable therefrom be paid out in premiums, to be distributed among ingenious men and women who make useful inventions, but no such premium to exceed $20, and therewith should be given a copper medal with this inscription ‘To the most deserving.'

The City of Philadelphia in February, 1834, vested the awarding of the aforesaid premiums and medals to the Franklin Institute, and by this act the Franklin Institute, through its scientific body, represents the City of Philadelphia."

(Under this heading will be published notes sent to the

Secretary of the Institute by members or other persons.) Two metallurgical chemists for permanent positions in Siberia; one man to have charge of laboratory dealing with the products of a mill working silver-lead-zinc ores, the other to have charge of laboratory in connection with smelting these products. Established camp; living conditions and climate good. Married men preferred. No. 57.

An electro-metallurgist for small zinc plant now under construction. Moderate salary to start but likelihood of substantial increase if plant proves successful. No. 58.

Assistant engineer in office of consulting engineer for large mining and smelting company. Man desired with technical education and broad experience in mechanical line in connection with mining and smelting operations, capable of taking charge of office and drafting room. No. 59.

(Under this heading will be published notes sent to the Secretary of

the Institute by members or other persons introduced by members.) Member, aged 34, married, technical graduate, 10 years' experience as mining engineer and mine superintendent, desires position. Can show low cost records and good references. No. 176.

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