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MINING AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. A joint meeting of the North of England Insti- tute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, the Insti- tute of Engineers and Ship-builders in Scotland, and the South Lancashire and Cheshire Coal Asso- ciation was held in Newcastle-on-Tyne this week. Professor Rankine, of Glasgow, presided. The late Six- Nicholas Wood was the close personal friend, assooiate, and contemporary of the late Mr. George StephensOBs He was a man eminent in the profession, an aatborof considerable repute, an extensive coal owner, and he and the late Mr. T. J. Taylor did mitch for scientific education and the application of scientific principles to coal mining. Mr. Boyd gave a very in- teresting sketch of the late Mr. Wood's history and his connection with scientific mining, and the development of the railway system and the northern coal trade. Amoog the speakers were Mr. Lindsay Wood, son of ibe late MX- Wood, the Mayor of Newcastle, and the Dean of Durham. Mr. Boyd anneuoced that a statue of the late Mr Thomas John Taylor would be placed in -the ball opposite the memorial to Mr. Wood. A paper Am," Geology in some of its praotieal aspects," was read Ay Professor Page. After the meeting, large parties visited Durham, and at that city the party in- spected the Cathedral and the University, being en- tertained by the Dean and the University authorities. Cambois Colliery, in the Northumberland Coal Field, the Elswiek Ordnance and Engine Works, Mr. Grace's jpaper mi'ls^ and other works were also visited. On "Wednesday there was another meeting, at whieh scientific papers were read, more visits were paid to pohlie works and factories, and in the evening the com- fanyilined together in the banqueting hall in Jesmond Dene, which had been placed at the disposal of the institute by Sir W. G. Armstrong.

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