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to their Agricultural Revenues." The paper is based on produce temporary fluctuations of the barometric curves are the accounts, published annually, of the colleges (and the stated by the authors to be (1) atmospheric billows passing university) of Oxford, and is a continuation of one read along surfaces where there is discontinuity of density in a in 1895. The gross external receipts of the colleges (and manner somewhat similar to ocean waves; (2) the passage the university) in 1903 exhibited an increase on 1893 of of minute whirls or cyclonic depressions of small scale; 29,7971., and on 1883 of 16,3431. The net external receipts (3) variations of pressure due to the attraction or repulsion of the colleges alone showed an increase of 16,5661. on 1893, produced by electric stress as masses of air at different and a decrease of 10,3ul. from 1883. Later in his paper potential pass over ; (4) the mechanical effects of wind: Mr. Price states that it hardly seems extravagant to affirm and (5) the mechanical effects of rapid condensation of that during a quarter of a century the colleges (and the aqueous vapour. university) have lost between a third and a fourth of their agricultural
been for an increase in revenues derived from other sources,
DIARY OF SOCIETIES. they would have been crippled yet
MONDAY, JANUARY 2. The most noticeable feature is the large increase in the receipts from houses and sites of houses. Between 1883
VICTORIA INSTITUTE, at 4.30.-Confucianism: Rev. A. Elwin.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4. and 1903 these receipts were doubled, and between 1893
GEOLOGICAL Society, at 8.-The Marine Beds in the Coal Measures of and 1903 they increased from 56,8771. to 91,3881. On the
North Staffordshire : J. T. Stobbs. - The Palæontology of the Marine whole this gross increase has more than balanced the gross Rands in the North Staffordshire Coalfield : Dr. Wheelton Hind.-Tor diminution in the receipts from lands and tithe. The in- Geology of Cyprus: C. V. Bellamy, with Contributions by A. J. Jukesternal receipts of the colleges increased by 58141. between
THURSDAY, JANUARY 5. 1883 and 1893, and by 11,4281. between 1893 and 1903.
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PAGE resolutions were adopted :-" That the question of school certificates be referred to the committee of the conference The Future of the Human Race. By F. W. H. 193 with a view to immediate action, and that it be an instruc- British Freshwater Algæ
194 tion of the committee to obtain in writing the opinion of
Theory of Rapid Motion in a Compressible Fluid. every member of the conference on the various points involved in the scheme of the consultative committee."
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Downing, F.R.S. . entrance examinations, and carried the following resolution Lepidocarpon and the Gymnosperms. - Dr. D. H. unanimously :-" That this conference hopes that the Scott, F.R.S. scheme for qualifying certificates in the examination for Fishing at Night.-S. W. Woolwich and Sandhurst will be so amended as to encourage
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Fauna of the Highlands. (Illustrated.) By J. A. T. 202 the committee of the conference should consider the A Naturalist in Sarawak. (Illustrated.) By A. C. H. 203 syllabus issued by the Board of Education on the teaching Oils for Motor-Cars. By C, Simmonds of English literature, and should include their recommend- admiral Sir Erasmus Ommanney, K.C.B., F.R. S. ations in the annual report.
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