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Second (Interim) Report of the Committee, consisting of Dr. John Kerr, Sir
William Thomson, Professor Röcker, and Mr. R. T. GLAZEBROOK (Secre-
tary), appointed to co-operate with Dr. Kerr in his researches on Electro-
Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor LIVEING, Dr. C. Prazzi
SHYTH (Secretary), and Professors DEWAR and SCHUSTER, appointed to
Co-operate with Dr. C. PIAZZI Smyth in his researches on the Ultra-violet
Rays of the Solar Spectrum
Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor W. Grylls Adams (Chair-
man and Secretary), Sir WILLIAM Thomson, Professor G. H. DARWIN,
Professor G. CHRYSTAL, Professor A. Schuster, Professor RÜCKER, Mr. C. H.
CARPMAEL, Commander CREAK, the ASTRONOMER Royal, Mr.'WILLIAM
, and Mr. G. M. Whipple, appointed for the purpose of considering
the best means of Comparing and Reducing Magnetic Observations....... 149
Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor G. CAREY Foster, Sir
WILLIAM THOMSON, Professor Ayrton, Professor J. Perry, Professor W.
G. ADAMS, Lord RAYLEIGH, Dr. O. LODGE, Dr. John HOPKINSON, Dr
A. MUIRHEAD, Mr. W.H. PREECE, Mr. HERBERT TAYLOR, Professor EVERETT,
Professor Schuster, Dr. J. A. FLEMING, Professor G. F. FITZGERALD,
Mr. R. T. GLAZEBROOK (Secretary), Professor CHRYSTAL, Mr. H. Tomlin-
SON, Professor W. GARNETT, Professor J. J. THOMSON, Mr. W. N. Shaw,
Mr. J. T. BOTTOMLEY, and Mr. T. Gray, appointed for the purpose of
constructing and issuing Practical Standards for use in Electrical Measure-
Interim Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor Cayley, Professor
SILVESTER, Mr. A. R. FORSYTH, and Professor A. LODGE (Secretary), ap-
pointed for the purpose of carrying on the Tables connected with the Pellian
Equation from the point where the work was left by Degen in 1817 .... 160
Seventh Report of the Committee, consisting of Sir G. G. Stokes (Chairman),
Professor SCHUSTER, Mr. G. Johnstone STONEY, Sir H. E. Roscoe, Captain
ABNEY, Mr. WHIPPLE, Professor McLeod, and Mr. G. J. Symons (Secre-
tary), appointed for the purpose of considering the best
methods of recording
the direct Intensity of Solar Radiation
Report of the Committee, consisting of Sir H. E. Roscoe, Mr. J. N. Lockyer,
Professors DEWAR, Wolcott GIBBS, LIVEING, SCHUSTER, and W. N.
HARTLEY, Captain ABNEY, and Dr. MARSHALL Watts (Secretary),
the Elements and Compounds
Interim Report of the Committee
, consisting of Professor Thorpe, Professor
Professor STROUD, on the Action of Light upon Dyed Colours. (Drawn up
(Secretary), Dr. PERKIN, Professor Russell, Captain ABNEY, and
Report (provisional) of a Committee, consisting of Professors McLeod and
W.RAMSAY and Mr. W. A. SHENSTONE (Secretary), appointed to investigate
the Influence of the Silent Discharge of Electricity on Oxygen and other
Third Report of the Committee, consisting of Professors H. McLEOD (Chair-
appointed for the Continuation of the Bibliography of Spectroscopy .
Fisth Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor TILDEN and Professor
ARMSTRONG (Secretary), appointed for the purpose of investigating Isomeric
Naphthalene Derivatives. (Drawn up by Professor ARMSTRONG)...... 265
Fifth Report of the Committee, consisting of Professors TILDEN, MCLEOT,
PICKERING, RAMSAY, and Young and Drs. A. R. LEEDS and NICOL
by the Secretary)
(Secretary), appointed for the purpose of reporting on the Bibliography of
Fifth Report of the Committee, consisting of Professors TILDEN and RAMSAY
and Dr. Nicol (Secretary), appointed for the purpose of investigating the
Properties of Solutions
Third Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor ROBERTS-AUSTEN
(Chairman), Sir F. ABEL, Messrs. E. RILEY and J. SPILLER, Professor J. W.
LANGLEY, Mr. G. J. SNELUS, Professor TILDEN, and Mr. THOMAS TURNER
(Secretary), appointed to consider the best method of establishing an Inter-
national Standard for the Analysis of Iron and Steel. (Drawn up by the
Report (provisional) of a Committee, consisting of Professors H. E. ARM-
STRONG and W. R. DUNSTAN and Messrs. C. H. BOTHAMLEY and W. A.
SHENSTONE (Secretary), appointed to investigate the direct formation of
Haloid Compounds from pure materials .....
Provisional Report of the Committee, consisting of General Festing, Captain
ABNEY, and Professor H. E. ARMSTRONG (Secretary), on the Absorption
Spectra of Pure Compounds
Nineteenth Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor PRESTWICH, Dr.
H. W. CROSSKEY, Professors W. Boyd DAWKINS, T. MCKENNY HUGHES,
and T. G. BONNEY, and Messrs. C. E. DE RANCE, W. PENGELLY, J. PLANT,
and R. H. TIDDEMAN, appointed for the purpose of recording the Position,
Height above the Sea, Lithological Characters, Size, and Origin of the Erratic
Blocks of England, Wales, and Ireland, reporting other matters of interest
connected with the same, and taking measures for their preservation.
(Drawn up by Dr. CROSSKEY, Secretary).......
Second Report of the Committee, consisting of Dr. H. WOODWARD (Chair-
man), Rev. G. F. WHIDBORNE, Messrs. R. ETHERIDGE, R. KIDSTON, J. E.
MARR, C. D. SHERBORN, and A. S. WOODWARD (Secretary), for the Regis-
tration of all the Type Specimens of British Fossils
Seventeenth Report of the Committee, consisting of Drs. E. HULL and
H. W. CROSSKEY, Sir Douglas Galton, Professor G. A. LEBOUR, and
Messrs. JAMES GLAISHER, E. B. MARTEN, G. H. MORTON, J. PARKER, W.
PENGELLY, JAMES PLANT, J. PRESTWICI, I. ROBERTS, C. Fox-STRANGEWAYS,
T. S. STOOKE, G. J. SYMONS, W. TOPLEY, TYLDEN-WRIGHT, E. WETHE-
RED, W. WHITAKER, and C. E. DE RANCE (Secretary), appointed for tho
purpose of investigating the Circulation of Underground Waters in the
Permeable Formations of England and Wales, and the Quantity and Character
of the Water supplied to various Towns and Districts from these Forma-
tions. (Drawn up by C. E. DE RANCE, Reporter)
Report of the Committee, consisting of Messrs. H. BAUERMAN, F. W. RUDLER,
and J. J. H. TEALL and Dr. JOHNSTON-LAVIS, appointed for the investigation
of the Volcanic Phenomena of Vesuvius and its neighbourhood. (Drawn
up by Dr. JOHNSTON-LAVIS)
Second Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor JAMES GEIKIE (Chair-
man), Dr. TEMPEST ANDERSON, Dr. VALENTINE BALL, Mr. JAMES E. Bed-
FORD, Professor T. G. BONNEY, Professor W. Boyd DAWKINS, Mr. JAMES W.
David. Mr. WILLIAM GRAY, Mr. ROBERT Kidston, Mr. ARTHUR S. REID,
Mr. R. H. TIDDEMAN, Mr. W. W. Watts, Mr. HORACE B. WOODWARD, and
Mr. Osmund W. JEFFs (Secretary), to arrange for the collection, preserva-
tion, and systematic registration of Photographs of Geological Interest in
the United Kingdom. (Drawn up by the Secretary)
Report of the Committee, consisting of Mr. G. J. SIMONS, Mr. C. Davison
(Secretary), Sir F. J. BRAMWELL, Mr. E. A. COWPER, Professor G. H. DAR-
win, Professor EwING, Mr. Isaac ROBERTS, Mr. Thomas Gray, Dr. JOHN
Evans, Professors PRESTWICH, Hull, LEBOUR, MELDOLA, and Judd, Mr. M.
WALTON Brown, and Mr. J. GLAISHER, appointed to consider the advisa-
bility and possibility of establishing in other parts of the country Observa-
tions upon the Prevalence of Earth Tremors similar to those now being
made in Durham in connection with coal-mine explosions
Report of the Committee, consisting of Dr. H. WOODWARD (Chairman),
Nessrs. W. D. CRICK, T. G. GEORGE, Wm. Hull, E. A. WALFORD, E.
Wilson, H. B. WOODWARD, and BEEBY THOMPSON (Secretary), to work
the very Fossiliferous Transition Bed between the Middle and Upper Lias
in Northamptonshire, in order to obtain a more clear idea of its fauna, and
to fix the position of certain species of fossil fish, and more fully investigate
the horizon on which they occur. (Drawn up by the Secretary)
Report of the Committee, consisting of Mr. J. W. Davis (Chairman), Rev. E.
JONES (Secretary), Drs. J. Evans and J. G. Garson, and Messrs. W. Pen-
GELLY, R. H. TIDDEMAN, and J. J. WILKINSON, to complete the investiga-
tion of the Cave at Elbolton, near Skipton, in order to ascertain whether
Remains of Palæolithic Man occur in the Lower Cave Earth
Report of the Committee, consisting of Dr. John Evans (Chairman), Mr. B.
Harrison (Secretary), and Professors J. PRESTWICH and H. G. SEELEY,
appointed to carry on excavations at Oldbury Hill, near Ightham, in order
to ascertain the existence or otherwise of Rock-shelters at this spot.
(Drawn up by Mr. B. HARRISON)
Fourth Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor FLOWER (Chairman),
Mr. D. MORRIS (Secretary), Mr. CARRUTHERS, Dr. SCLATER, Mr. THISELTON-
DYER, Dr. SHARP, Mr. F. Du CANE GODMAN, Professor Newton, Dr.
GÜNTHER, and Colonel FEILDEN, a ppointed for the purpose of reporting
on the present state of our knowledge of the Zoology and Botany of the
West India Islands, and taking steps to investigate ascertained deficiencies
in the Fauna and Flora ...
Draft of Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor FLOWER (Chair-
man), Mr. D. SHARP (Secretary), Dr. BLANFORD, Dr. Hickson, Professor
Newton, Professor RILEY, Mr. O. Salvin, and Dr. SCLATER, appointed to
report on the present state of our knowledge of the Zoology of the Sand-
wich Islands, and to take steps to investigate ascertained deficiencies in the
Fifth Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor FOSTER, Professor
BAYLEY BALFOUR, Mr. THISELTON-DYER, Dr. Trimen, Professor MARSHALL
WARD, Mr. CARRUTHERS, Professor FAKTOG, Mr. WALTER GARDINER, and
Professor BOWER (Secretary), appointed for the purpose of taking steps for
the establishment of a Botanical Laboratory at Peradeniya, Ceylon
Fourth Report of the Committee, consisting of Mr. A. W. Wills (Chairman),
Mr. E. W. BADGER, Mr. G. CLARIDGE Ďruce, and Professor IIILLHOUSE,
for the purpose of collecting information as to the Disappearance of Native
Plants from their Local Habitats. (Drawn up by Professor HILLHOUSE,
Report of a Committee, consisting of Professor Newton, Mr. John CORDEAUX
(Secretary), Messrs. JOHN A. HARVIE-BROWN, R. M. BARRINGTON, W.
EAGLE CLARKE, and the Rev. E. P. KNUBLEY, appointed at Leeds to make
a digest of the observations on the Migration of Birds at Lighthouses and
Light-vessels, which have been carried on by the Migration Committee of
the British Association, and to report on the same at Cardiff .....
Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor Flower (Chairman), Pro-
fessor M. FOSTER, Professor RAY LANKESTER, Professor Vines, and Mr. S. F.
HARMER (Secretary), appointed for the purpose of arranging for the occupa-
tion of a Table at the Laboratory of the Marine Biological Association at
Report of the Committee, consisting of Dr. P. L. SCLATER, Professor Ray
LANKESTER, Professor CossaR EWART, Professor M. Foster, Mr. A.
SEDGWICK, Professor A. M. MARSHALL, and Mr. PERCY SLADEN (Secre-
tary), nominated for the purpose of arranging for the occupation of a Table
at the Zoological Station at Naples
Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor A. C. Haddon, Professor
W. A. HERDMAN, and Mr. W. E. HOYLE (Secretary), appointed for im-
proving and experimenting with a Deep-sea Tow-net, for opening and
closing under water
Report of the Committee, consisting of Dr. J. H. GLADSTONE (Chairman),
Professor H. E. ARMSTRONG (Secretary), Mr. S. BOURNE, Dr. CROSSKEY,
Mr. G. GLADSTONE, Mr. J. HEYWOOD, Sir Joun LUBBOCK, Sir Phili?
Magnus, Professor N. STORY MASKELYNE, Sir H. E. Roscoe, Sir R. TEMPLE,
and Professor S. P. THOMPSON, appointed for the purpose of continuing the
inquiries relating to the teaching of Science in Elementary Schools
Third Report of the Committee, consisting of Sir J. N. Douglass, Professor
OSBORNE REYNOLDS, Professor W. C. UNWIN, and Messrs. W. TOPLEY,
E. LEADER WILLIAMS, W. SHELFORD, G. F. DEACON, A. R. Hunt, W. H.
WHEELER, W. ANDERSON, and H. BAMFORD, appointed to investigate the
Action of Waves and Currents on the Beds and Foreshores of Estuaries by
means of Working Models.............
Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor FLOWER (Chairman), Dr.
GARSON (Secretary), Dr. BEDDOE, General PITT-RIVERS, Mr. FRANCIS
Galton, and Dr. E. B. Tylor, appointed for the purpose of editing a new
Edition of ' Anthropological Notes and Queries'
GARSON (Secretary), Mr. Bloxam, and Dr. WILBERFORCE SMITH, for the
purpose of carrying on the work of the Anthropometric Laboratory ......... 405
Serenth Report of the Committee, consisting of Dr. E. B. TYLOR, Mr. G. W.
BLOXAM, Sir DANIEL WILSON, Dr. G. M. Dawson, and Mr. R. G.
HALIBURTON, appointed to investigate the physical characters, languages,
and industrial and social condition of the North-Western Tribes of the
Dominion of Canada
Fifth Report of the Committee, consisting of Sir John LUBBOCK, Dr. JOHN
Evans, Professor W. Boyd DAWKINS, Dr. R. MUNRO, Mr. W. PENGELLY, Dr.
HENRY HICKS, Professor MELDOLA, Dr. MUIRHEAD, and Mr. James W.
Davis, appointed for the purpose of ascertaining and recording the localities
in the British Islands in which evidences of the existence of Prehistoric
Inhabitants of the country are found. (Drawn up by Mr. JAMES W. Davis) 449
Fourth and Final Report of the Committee, consisting of the Hon. RALPH
ABERCROMBY, Dr. A. BUCHAN, Mr. J. Y. BUCHANAN, Mr. J. WILLIS BUND,
Professor CHRYSTAL, Mr. D. CUNNINGHAM, Professor FiTZGERALD, Dr. H. R.
MILL (Secretary), Dr. JOHN MURRAY (Chairman), Mr. ISAAC ROBERTS,
Dr. H. C. SORBY, and the Rev. C. J. STEWARD, appointed to arrange an in-
vestigation of the Seasonal Variations of Temperature in Lakes, Rivers, and
Estuaries in various parts of the United Kingdom in co-operation with the
local societies represented on the Association. (Drawn up by Dr. II. R.
On the Capture of Comets by Planets, especially their Capture by Jupiter.
By Professor H. A. NEWTON....
The Recent Progress of Agriculture in India. By C. L. TUPPER ....... 532
TRANSACTIONS OF THE SECTIONS.
SECTION A.-MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20.
Address by Professor OLIVER J. LODGE, D.Sc., LL.D., F.R.S., President of the
1. Interim Report of the Committee on Phenomena connected with
2. On the Action of a Planet upon small Bodies passing near the Planet,
with special reference to the Action of Jupiter upon such Bodies. By
Professor H. A. NEWTON
3. On the Absorption of Heat in the Solar Atmosphere. By W. E. Wilson,
4. The Ultra-Violet Spectrum of the Solar Prominences. By Professor
GEORGE E. HALE, Director of the Kenwood Physical Observatory,
5. Report on Researches relative to the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
By Dr. J. LARMOR and G. H. BRYAN
6. Note on a Simple Mechanical Representation of Carnot's Reversible
Cycle. By G. H. BRYAN ....
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21.
1. Interim Report of the Committee on Researches in Electro-optics 558
2. Note on the Electromagnetic Theory of the Rotation of the Plane of
Polarised Light. By Professor A. GRAY, M.A., F.R.S.E. .....
3. On an Experiment on the Velocity of Light in the neighbourhood of
rapidly-moving Matter. By Professor OLIVER J. Lodge, F.R.S.
4. The Action of Electrical Radiators, with a Mechanical Analogy. Ву
5. On the Measurement of Stationary Hertzian Oscillations along Wires, and
the Damping of Electric Waves. By Professor D. E. Jones, B.Sc. 561
6. On the Propagation of Electromagnetic Wares in Wires. By Walter
7. On Reflection near the Polarising Angle from the Clean Surfaces of
Liquids. By LORD RAYLEIGH, Sec.R.S.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22.
1. Sixth Report of the Committee on Electrolysis
2. Interim Report on the present state of our Knowledge in Electrolysis