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Edison Ore Milling Syndicate, Ltd., and Related Companies Edison Ore Milling Syndicate, Ltd., Files - Correspondence (1903)

This folder contains correspondence, reports, and other documents relating to the business of EOMS and its development of the Dunderland iron deposits. The principal correspondents are Edison; Herman E. Dick, a director of the Syndicate and foreign agent for Edison's storage battery: and J. Hall, Jr., secretary of EOMS. Some of the letters deal with a stock transaction between Edison and John H. Harjes of Paris. Also included are items regarding efforts to promote Edison's cement patents in Europe; a report of a Syndicate meeting; and several letters referring to the accidental death of Edward A. Darling, chief engineer at Edison's cement works in Stewartsville, New Jersey.

More than 90 percent of the documents have been selected.

Hr Thomas A. Edison,

Edison Laboratory ,

Orange .

New Jersey, u. S.A.

Dear Sir, . x .

Referring to Mr Simplcin’s letter 'of the' llth' SeptSffl'der", -

our cable of the i;ith December, and your cable of the 15th Doceraber in reply , - we now send you under separate cover a blue print and specification of the parts of the roll crushing machinery, v/hich are not at present protected by patents, and which seem capable of protection.

Mr Simpkin is writing you to-day, at some length, about the matter, and we should be greatly obliged if you would be good enough to consider the blue print and specification, and in the event of your approving them , we should bo glad if you would kindly

■that we may proceed at once with filing patent applications.;

If you wish any alterations made, perhaps you will

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■Why this rush with oenent. You have no deposit, - no, data from mill here, nothing to offer, no satisfactory proven production cost ojin 'be given until roaster plant complete. Exploit¬ ing company now means blasting Syndicate prospective dement profits. Wait for letter.








Westminster Palace Hotel, Victoria Street, S.JV.,

Oh FRIDAY, 23rd JANUARY, 1903.




Proceedings at the Fourth Ordinary Generai Meeting, held at the Westminster Palace Hotel, Victoria Street, S.W., on Friday, a3rd January, 1903, which was immediately followed by an Extraordinary General Meeting.

Chairman - Sir JO.SEPH LAWRENCE, M.P.

Tile following Members, amongst others, were present at the meeting:

Mr. E. Windsor Richards, D.L., Mr. Illtyd Williams, Mr. B. F. Hawksley (representing Mr. C. D. Rudd), Mr. Sydney Thompson, Col. Stewart Mackenzie, Col. Sir Charles Euan-Smith, K.C.B., Mr. William Rhodes, Mr. R. W. Wallace, K.C., Mr. G. B. Rae, Mr. A. H. Pollen, Mr. R. J. L. Fytche, Mr. W. H. Lock, Mr. G. S. Walsh, Mr. W. D. Ross, Mr. Ernest Day, J.P., Mr. P. G. C. Shaw, Mr. F. H. Pollen (Managing Director), Mr. J. Hall, Jnr. (Secretary), Mr. H. R. Schmettau (Solicitor), Mr. C. P. Maw (Auditor), &c., &c.

The Secretary read the notice convening the meeting and the report of the Auditors.

The Chairman, in moving the reception and adoption of the Report and Statement of Accounts to the 31st December, igoz, explained fully the assets of the Syndicate, including the holdings of shares in other companies, and mentioned that two of the Directors, Mr. F. H. Pollen and Mr. William Rhodes, were about to proceed to America in order to inspect the works of the Edison Portland Cement

Company at Stewartsville, U.S.A., and to confer with Mr. Edison generaily upon the eariy exploitation of the cement business, and the Syndicate's other patent rights, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

It was the Directors' view tliat wlienever any of the projected Cement Companies were formed, the Syndicate sliould retain a considerable amount of stock, tiius securing to itself a substantial proportion of the future profits of the Company, and arrangements were on foot whereby a part of the working capital required for the proposed English Cement Company could be found without inviting public assistance.

The motion was seconded by Mr. Roger W. Wallace, K.C., and after a few questions had been answered satisfactorily regarding tiie terms of issue of the new capit.al of ^"50,000 in the Syndicate, and the inadvisability at present of distributing any assets, the Chairman put the resolution, which was carried unanimously.

Mr. E. Windsor Richards then proposed, and Mr. Ernest Day seconded

the following resolution, of which due notice had previously been given; _

That 12,000 Ordinary Shares in the Dunderland Iron Ore Company,

The Chairman said that he thought the advantages of the suggested change which were discussed at the meeting held on October 31st, were self-evident, and the recommendation then passed had since met with the cordial approval of the majority of Members who were not then present.

The motion was duly seconded, and carried unanimously.

The Chairman then moved the following resolution;—

“That the Capital of the Syndicate be increased from £150,000 to 200,000 by the creation of 50,000 new Shares of £1 each."

The Chairman said that two questions had to be considered in reference to this proposal; n«(,— Whether it was expedient to increase the Capital; Second,— Whether the increased Capital should be offered to existing Members Jm rah, and if so, at what premium per Share.

The increased Capital was required for the general purposes of the Syndicate and particularly for the development of the Syndicate's cement patents, and paying for options on land, &c.


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Dear Sir (or Madam),

16th February, 1903.

Pursuant to the Resolution passed at the Extraordinary Seneral Meetings held on 3Srd January and 10th February last, dividing the existing £100 shares of the Syndicate into 100 shares of El eacli, I beg to inform you that the new Certificates representing these £1 shares will be ready for issue on and after TUESDAY, 24th inst., and can be exchanged for the old Certificates representing the previously existing £100 shares.

If you do. not attend personally to receive your new Certificates, please give written authority to your agents to receive them.

If you desire it, the new Certificates will be sent by post, at your own risk, on your giving me written authority to so forward them.



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Vfe ye’sterday Bad an interview witli IJtc L. B. A-tklnSon (of Messrs Hurry fij Seaman,' the Ro-tai-y Kiln inventois), ‘and enclosed herewith are some note.S regarding what wa;s said'.

a?he matter is' of great interest to us, as, if whalt is claimed by Mr Atkinson is true, important changes are likely to' take place in the English Cement trade, which wo.uld affect our plans as regards the cement industry;

Yours faithfully,,





Not-aa on nn iirbarvlow wltii Mr. Ii. B. At-’.clnaon (of Heasra. Hurr;^ ft Soaman) on April 7tih, 1903.


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ttr. W. Slmpldji. ' Mr. J. Hall, Jnr.

Mr. AtWnaon salQ lihat Mr. Bamacchl had told him tliut ho had herin apea’clnu to ua of a naiv process In which Mr. Atleinson fras |

lntQi’es't>3u for inalcinK cemont cliront from hlast fnmace slap;.

>'Tr. AWclnson Shan briefly ontlinod the process, and said that although the mamifaotnro of cement from slag liad been in praotioo in the States for some years past, notably at the Illinois Steel Works, tliis particular Invention came fi*om Gerniany, v/here it vfas In s.otiwil pra.ctlce, especially at some small works a short fitKB distance from Cologiie, v/here they wero turning out about 50,000 tons of cement per annum, v/hlch met v;ith an immodlats sale. I

Tno cement produced was not Portland cement, but was j

described by its ovrn ns, mo of “Hanoa" comont.- It sold in Germany at the sane price as Portland cement, iuid for all praotloal puiposos v/as the ociuivalent of Portland cement, save that it vra,s slower in sotting. This was not In itself a par- tioiilar disadvantage or drav/back, but the flansa cement could easily be made (lulck sotting by tlie addition of a small amount of rotary lei In clinker cement.

Mr. 'Atklhsoff said the price of production per ton was 6/- in |

cases vfhere the sla,g was used direct as it came from the blast . .

furnace. In other oases the cost of production v/ould bo about 9/-. He further stated tliat the cost of making cement in i

Ktigland with the Hurry & Seaman's rotary kiln px-ocess ms about j IS/- to 14/- a ton. |

Mr. Atkinson said that Hurry & Seaman had sold tlieir rotary | kiln patent outright to the Associated Cement Company for £190000 i



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In cash, and. in tihose oircums-baaioas lilils Genaml Cetnant Co, Llmitod (Ovnnoi-8 of the "Slag;" patents In (luestion) haft felt tinflar an

ohllRatioB to give tlie Associated Coapany the refusal of the patent riglita of tJdis novi procoaa. Negotiations are nov; on foot hetvreen the tv/o Conq)anieSj hut Ttr. Atfcinson was aulto indefinite as to the views of tho Associated Company on the question.

This General Cement Co. Limited was registered on the ISth March 1903 with a capital of £300,000 in £1 Shares.

Mr. Athlnson said they had not attempted to mate much progress in tho matter of raising capital for tho Company, "but it }iad boon registered to carry out a formal agreement.

Mr. Attinaon stated that the ofiloial doflnitidBi of Porijland Camont accepted in 1<ligland and Germany ivas cement "made from clay and lima". Tlierofora, none of tho cement made under Araerioan methods would he accop'bed hy Consulting Engineers in this country as Portland Cement, and any now brand of cement would have to get a footing in the marlcet on its merits, and vrauld onoountor opposi¬ tion from conservative parties in tho Engineering business,

Ne said, ®/g of the English consumption v/as (about) south of the parallel of longitude running through Birmingham.

He hoped in three years' time to oapturo ^/g of the English cement trade.

Atkinson seemed dubious as to the accuracy of the claims made for tlie Edison cinishlng machinery, but after a conversation witl^ Itp. Simplcln, it was quite clear that he knew practically nothing of the system, and indeed ha admitted tbs-t such was the case.

He seamed a good deal Interested in what I,tr. Slmpkin told him as to what was being done at St0warts-</llle in the way of orushing. Nothing tangible in the way of business was dealt with in the con¬ versation, but Mr. Atkinson vrets evidently quite v/illing to open tqo nogditiations in some shape or tom, and his vistt was probably tentative to open up some kind of negotiations with us.

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88th April 1903.

Mr W. S. Mallory,

Edison Labwatory,

Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Dear Mr Mallory ,

As jn^ ^re np doubt aware we are looking out for i suitable deposit wMh a view to floating a Company for manu¬

facturing Portland Cemd^i we find in this Country t

Nearly all the suitable places that > in districts where the land is mope I valuable, ^nd it tiWefore means that we have to make large payments. In/order to s^ure options. It is also very difficult to get/an option which\will run for say more than six months. Before (naking these payments it becomes a question as .m0 \

lall be in a position

to how much time will elapse before v to float such afoompany.

/ I understand from Mr Dick that\|,Ir Edison would not wish us to undertake a flotation until the mill at Stewartsville is running to tits full capacity.

/ Under these ciroiunstances, it will materially assist usl'if you would give us some idea of the date at which

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88th Apr. 03.

the remainder of the Roasters could he built and the mill he producing its full output.

I must thank you very much for the photograph of Mr. Edison which duly arrived, and is now framed and hanging in the office here.

Believe me.

Yours very truly.


Managing Director.


28th April 1903.

regard to the hriquetting.

My Board have considered the matter of providing the 5^15.000. necessary for further briquetting experiments themselves, but under the circumstances, I think it would perhaps be better to await until the further experiments in Sweden have taken place. An additional reason for this is that there is not very much cash in the Syndicate’s coffers at the present moment, and v/e have a considerable expenditure in investigating deposits for a future cement Company.

We are not finding it at all easy tp get a good position, as so much depends on finding a locality which is suitable as regards disposing of the manufactured article, and

I am afraid that it will he quite impossible to find a deposit so favourably situated as yours at Stewartsville .

I hope v/hen our negotiations are carried a little further to send you a report on the various possible deposits, and to ask your kind assistance in choosing betv/een them.

Believe me.

Yours very truly.


Managing Director.




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LONDON, W.C. June 12th 1902.

As a Meotlne of the Syndicate held a day or two ayo , the question came up as to what remuneration you were to have for the Cement Patents. I said that until the Cement Mill was runftlng and you had all of your Patents, etc., you would not be In a position to make overtures to the Syndicate, for T be¬ lieve that It Is poor policy to open this question up now while the Cement Mill Is undergoing Its present repairs. This I sqld I believed would be the way you would reply to any overtures at this time, and If you agree with me, what I would advise would be a letter something like this:

Until I have ay Cement plant at Stewartvllle In active operation and can demonstrate Just what saving can bo made and ascertain how many and what patents I am allowed on what I believe the Process claims, I prefer to wait Inasmuch as nothing can be done towards the exploitation of Cement works at any point until my plant Is In successful operation. All I want Is what 1 consider my proportion of such additional profits that the Syndicate will make out of the Cement busi¬ ness, which was not, as a business, a part of our arrangements. In other words, If I am in a position to turn over a business



out of which the Syndicate should realise a large amount of profit, I believe that I am entitled to a proportion of such profit.

Or something on the above lines.

I had a long Interview with Parshall yesterday, and he is getting very enthusiastic over the Battery.

X am leaving for Paris on Sunday and will got the first cell shipped mo under test at once. I shall have to return here In ten days to attend a meeting of the Dunderland Co., and will then go back to Paris. When the Automobile arrives I shall show It in Paris for a short time and then bring it over here.

I am of the opinion that T shall form the first Company In England as a standard for the other countries.

I am verjr much pleased to receive Mr. Malloiy's letter of the first, showing that a steady progress Is made everj' day. With best wishes, I am.

Sincerely yours,

Thomas A. Edison, Esq.,

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Edison Portland o^ent Co.,

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/should esteem it a favour if you wotad the presen^oosition at the Stewartsvii: v/omeii-c worKS . ^

Mr Dick .informed u^that he had a letter from you ah^t ton days ago saying tliat you expected to start runnX within the next day or 4o, so that we antloipaty that the Mill may now he runn\g. in which case we shtniiybe glad to know.

dbuld you Also '^jell "us hoW m^y Rotary Kill hav^d 1*18^ hfeeft hdilt ahd are -rdady foh work?

YottJ'S faithfully.

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Edison Ore Milling Syndicate, Ltd., and Related Companies Edison Ore Milling Syndicate, Ltd., Files - Correspondence (1904)

This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the business of EOMS and its development of the Dunderland iron deposits. Among the correspondents are Herman E. Dick, a director of the Syndicate, and Stephen Hungerford Pollen, secretary of EOMS. Included is a letter regarding the capitalization of EOMS, along with a circularto the shareholders of the Dunderland Iron Ore Co., Ltd.

All of the documents have been selected.


New Jersey.

My dear Edison,

I have been at work with Hawksley on the By4f'Iiaws, Contraots arid so-forth since my return and 1 expect they will be in fair shape for submission to Sir Ernest Cassel, who arrives here on Monday next, Hawksley agrees with everything that you have suggested, excepting one, and that is regarding the increase of the Capital at some future date. He says, in case the capital is increased from the profits, which is not likely, it should be done a^^^gest, that is, v/e to get seven-tenths of any increase in Ordinary shares, but he says that the increased capital sho\ild not be found from the profits but by the Ordinary Shareholders and the reward of the Increased Capital v/ould be its proportion to the present Ordinary shares, as our seven-tenths can never be touched, so from this point of view he thinks it would bo most unwise for us to agree that after the Capital has been repaid with interest t'Jiat the voting power should rank share and share alike. Ho says that the Capital will never be Increased unless the business is a profitable venture and if it is, as we all hope, there will be profit eno^^gh in the three-tenths


oomlng to the ordinary Shareholders to justify an increase and in this case he points out that the Ordinary Shares which it is proposed to issue amovinting to £150,000 might in the next few years amount to £soo,ooo or £400,000, and should the voting power ranK share and share, alike we would find ourselves in a most hopeless minority.

His advice is for us to stick to the four-tenths and have this irrevocahle so that it can never be taken from us, and I am inclined to see it this way myself. All of your other suggestions he says are splendid and will be incorporated in either the agreement or the By^ Laws - and the Bye Law^ which we will agree to will contain a Clause providing that they shall not be changed or altered without the consent of three-quarters of the Deferred Shares and this condition will also apply to any increase of Capital. I hope to get through all these points with Sir Ernest next week so that I can forward them by next Saturday's Steamer.

I enclose copy of report made by Simpkins to the Works Committee on Wednesday, which I attended. I have had, as yet, no time to see Simpkins but shall on his return.

Trusting you are all the better for your six weeks in Florida

I am, sincerely yours,

June 27th. 1904.

. T. Randolph Esq.

Secretary to T. A. Edison Esq. The Laboratory,


New Jersey.

Dear Sir,

I beg to acknowled^ your letter of June I5th. enclosing a copy of a letter eym'Mr. Edison dated June 8th. 1904.

I regret thay'l have not previously acknowledged Mr. Edison's letter referred to; the reason being that I was waiting to receive the instructions of my Board of Directors before reply^g. ffm you kindly inform Mr.

Edison that his lett®^ has been received and is receiving due attention and th^t I hope very shortly to send him £ answer to the sa

Yours faithfully,




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Issue of 6 per cent. First. Charge Debenture Stock.



{A copy of tins Circular has been filed with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.)



ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL .... £2.000,000,

In 200,000 Preference Shares and 200,000 Ordinary Shores, all of £B eoch.

Issue at Par of £200,000 Six per Cent. First Charge Debenture Stock, redeemable at the end of 40 years.

Fitzalan House, Abundel Street,



that additionarmonTy"fould''b2‘L®re? n"eTessr4 b^’ riSdTnT'

a: to

the Company"’™ " <=o™P'«‘i‘>n of the works, for working capital, and for the general purposes of

Already the. Railway and Harbour have been finish'" and®?akenTe"/ from th^* Con^trador?'’'"""'""®

Considerable progress has been made made in the oneninc out of the Mines eh,l nr. i,.: , j .

accumulated for treatment by the machinery which is being stradily erLted. ^ ^ ^ ®

■the ore^*’"" ‘'easonablo, doubt that by the spring the Company will b

the ore. ^ i le spring me CeOmpany will be in a position to commence treating

The Debenture Stock is payable as follows

On Application (not later than i6th December, 1004)... ... c n.r e.e.

leth^Muary, 1905 . ... ... ... J P«r^“nt.

j can pay in full as on the i6th January or on any other day on which an instalment i ui

and those so doing will receive interest at the fnrf rate^f 6 per ce'^nt. p^ anLm o"'’ttir"prrpl“.

receiver’tLoS^eco^^Uedslockfc -nderwritten, but the usual brokerage will be paid on applications Overleaf are stated the conditions of the Debenture Stock and other particulars of the issue.

By Order of the Board,


2'o OAr-a,

You being a Shareholder in the Gorrupany , the amount of Debenture Stock for wMeh you zoiU have preference of allotment if zjou apply on the terms of the above cireular is r> ^ making,

the allotment regard, will be h^d thereto. The deposit of 5 per cent, thereon amounts to £/Z3— : /£rz—

You may, however, apply far a greater or lesser amount of the Stock. Applications should be made for amounts being rnultiples of £5, but the Stock will be transferable in multiple's of £1.


. Secretary,


Conditions of the Issue of the 67„ First Charge Debenture Stock


1st Dceemher, 1904.

XCrustccs for tbc debenture Stocbboibcrs.

R.c,.t Hondle. Lord ARMSTRONG, Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberlaa Sir DAVID DALE, Bart., West Lodge, Darlington.

JAMES FRANCIS MASON, Esq., Freeland Lodge, Woodstock.

The Stock will be First Charge Debenture Stock, bearing interest at the rate of 6 per cent, per annum, payable by warrant to the registered holders, on the ,st March and the ist September m each yeitr, the first payment representing interest on the instalments, being made on the ist September, 1903.

Stock is repayable on the ist September, 1945. and the Company, as from the ist September, .910 (the end of the fifth year from payment in full of the present issue), will for he redemption of the Stock, form a cumulative sinking fund of r per cent, per annum-on the amount of Debenture Stock it issues-rWth power to increase such fund.

anniv ^-vestments at compound interest or

apply It m drawings ol Debenture Stock in the usual way. If the Company elects to draw the

respect of any Debenture Stock so drawn a premium of 6 per cent. After rst September, iL. any drawings will be for redemption at par. ^

Power is reserved to the Company out of the Sinking Fund or otherwise to purchase the Deben urn Stock in the market at any time at any price not exceeding 1 06 per cj Z accrued interest, prior to the ,st September, .905. and not exceeding par at any time therLter.

In view of possible futnfe developments and extensions of the Company's business power IS also reserved to issue Debenture Stock ranking fan passu with the present issue up to a further ^300,000, making ivith the present issue an amount pnnai t u j

a n.

~ 'V .I..

When no allotment is made, I

at paid on application will be returned in full.

Failure to pay an instalment when due will render the allotment I! m t

previous payments to forfeiture. ' •■‘"d

Company with the Trustee, tn . , , ^ mpany and a covenant by the

r/rL"" -

provision enabling a prescribed majority to bind a mi ‘he usual

M-„. NORTON, ROSE, NORTON, FAR.SH . CO., ^ ZeL”.:;, ec”'”






If you deairo more than the amount mentioned on page 1 your preference in allotment, pleaee MI up the Blue Form herewith as well.

To the Directors of the

Dundehland Iron Ore Company, Limited.

Having read the Circular referred to above, and having paid to {barclay^&"'c^"'l^.^° }

Company's Bankers, £. - being a deposit of £5 per cent, on £. . . . of the above

for which you are willing to give me preference in

mentioned Debenture Stock, being the

allotment I now apply for and request you to allot to me the same, and I agree to accept the same or any less amount tliat may be .allotted to me on the terms of the said Circular and the Trust Deed 0 pay the remaining instalments thereon in accordance with the said Circular.

Signature _ __

therein mentioned, t




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« 3

—December, 1904. ^ §


Issue of 6 per Cent. First Charge Debenture Stock.


—day of December, 1904, of _

he sum of - Pounds—

£ 5 5 S

Shillings, being a Deposit of ^5 per cent, on application for £— mentioned Debenture Stock.


la Bocolpt mnat be osrofully pi

to be exobsnged for Stock Oorllflcate.






To the Dirtcfors of the

Dundkhland Ihon Ore Companv, Limited.

Having read the Circular referred to above, and having paid to Bank, Limited \ ,


Compan/s Banhers, ^ . . being a deposit of ^5 per cent, on ^ . of the above

mentioned Debenture Stock, beyond the amount I have applied for on another form I now apply for and request yon to allot to me the same, and I agree to accept the same or any less amount that may be allotted to me on the terms of the said Circular and the Trust Deed therein mentioned, and to pay the remaining instalments thereon in accordance with the said Circular.


Issue of 6 per Cent. First Charge Debenture Stock.

TReceiVCD this - day of December, 1904, of. _ _ _ :

■■ . - - - - ®/ - Pounds...

Shillings, being a Deposit of £s per cent, on application for £..

mentioned Debenture Stock.



»t bo carefully preserved until required to be exchanged for Stock Ccrimoalc.


Edison Ore Milling Syndicate, Ltd., and Related Companies Edison Ore Milling Syndicate, Ltd., Files - Correspondence (1905)

This folder contains correspondence and other documents relating to the business of EOMS and its development of the Dunderland iron deposits. Among the correspondents are Herman E. Dick, a director of the Syndicate and foreign agent for Edison's storage battery, and Walter S. Mallory, vice president of the Edison Portland Cement Co. Included are items pertaining to stock matters and to the Syndicate's efforts to develop Edison's cement patents. Also included is a report of a Syndicate meeting.

All of the documents have been selected.







Westminster Palace Hotel, Victoria Street, S.W.,

On TUESDAY, llth APRIL, 1905.




Proceedings at the Fifth Ordinary Generai Meeting, held at the Westminster Palace Hotel, Victoria Street, S.W., on Tuesday, nth April, 1905.

Chairman - Sir JOSEPH LAWRENCE, M.P.

The Secretary (Mr. J. Hall, jun.) read the notice convening the meeting and the Auditors’ Report.