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ENGINEERS’ ANNUAL

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CONTAINING THE

PROCEEDINGS OF THE MICHIGAN
ENGINEERING SOCIETY

FOR 1892

COPYRIGHTED 1892, BY THE MICHIGAN ENGINEERING SOCIETY

LANSING, MICH
ROBERT SMITH & CO., PRINTERS AND BINDERS

INDEX.

PAGE.
Mayor Uhl's Address..

17
Response of President Davis.

19
Address of President Davis.

22
Building Stones of Michigan, Prof. W. H. Pettee.

30
Hydrographic Surveying, John Harris Forster...

40
The Sewerage of Medina, New York, 0. C. Gillett..

55
Plats for the Surveyor's Office, E. Strong

58
Expansion of an Amplitude, H. C. Pearsons.

62
Computation of R. R. Earth-work-and Haul, H. F. Bean

65
Easement Curves, E W. Muenscher.

82
Fundamental Principles of the Construction of Surveying Instruments, L. Beckman 91
Notes in a Rolling Mill, E. H. Mumford

101
The Arch: Its Action, Chas. E. Greene

108
The Disposal of Sewage on Land, Geo. S. Pierson..

113
Ownership of Lake Beds, F. Hodgman

129
Engineering for Cemeteries, 0. C. Simonds.

134
Report of Committee on Questions of Practice and Discussions.

140
Report of Committee on Exhibits..

161
Miscellaneous Discussions

162
Business transactions.

169
Convention Notes.

183
Legal Decisions...

185
Sketch of Hon. Geo. E. Steele.

209
Letter from J. W. Jones, Rio Grande College..

212
Notes on Rankine's Civil Engineering

213
Note Referring to Advertisements.

214

LIST OF MEMBERS.

Senior Members.

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ALLEN, JEROME, Surveyor, Milan, Monroe Co., Mich.
APPLETON, WILLIAM, Civil Eng., Lansing, Ingham Co., Mich.
AMES, GEO. M., Asst. City Eng., Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Mich.
BAILEY, M. H., Surveyor, Dimondale, Eaton Co., Mich.
BRADT, J. C., Surveyor, Marcellus, Cass Co., Mich.
BALDWIN, WILLIS, Surveyor, Monroe, Monroe Co., Mich.
BARRINGTON, EDWARD, Civil Engineer, 6311 Sheridan Ave.,

Woodlawn Park, Chicago, Ill.
BARTHEL, ADOLPH, Mechanical Expert and Solicitor of Patents,

Detroit, Mich. BECKMANN, L., Manufacturer Surveying Instruments, Toledo,

Ohio. BEDEN, SETH N., Surveyor and Civil Engineer, Pine Run,

Genesee, Co., Mich. BELLOWS, C. F: R., Surveyor and Civil Engineer, Ypsilanti,

Washtenaw Co., Mich. BLAIR, JAMES, City Engineer, Adrian, Lenawee Co., Mich. BEAN, HENRY F., Civil Engineer, Jackson, Jackson Co., Mich. BIGLER, FRANK S., Civil Engineer and Commercial Traveler,

Detroit, Mich. BROWN, F. H., Surveyor, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Co., Mich. BROWN, GEO. M., Superintendent of Roadway and Structures,

F. & P. M. R’y, Saginaw, East Side, Saginaw Co., Mich. Cox, GEORGE, Civil Engineer, Kearney, Neb. CORYELL, R. J., Surveyor, Jonesville, Hillsdale Co., Mich. CAMPAU, THOMAS, Surveyor, Detroit, Wayne Co., Mich. COOLEY, M. E., Prof. Mech. Eng., Univ. of Mich., Ann Arbor,

Washtenaw Co., Mich. CARPENTER, R. C., Department of Experimental Engineering,

Sibley College, Cornell University, Ithica, N. Y. CARPENTER, L. G., Prof. Eng., State Ag'l College, Fort Collins,

Col.

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CARLETON, GUY H., Surveyor, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Co..

Mich.
Cavis, C. H. V., Consulting Engineer D. S. S. & A. R’y, Mar-

quette, Marquette Co., Mich.
CORNWELL, CLARK, Paper Manufacturer, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw

Co., Mich.
CHILDS, ADDISON, Asst. Eng. State Capitol, Lansing, Ingham

Co., Mich.
CUMMINGS, GEO. P., Surveyor and Civil Engineer, Marquette,

Marquette, Co., Mich.
COLLAR, H. A., City Engineer, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Mich.
COATS, WM. R., Hydraulic and Sanitary Engineer, Kalamazoo,

Kalamazoo Co., Mich.
CALLARD, J. L., Civil Eng., Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Co., Mich.
DAVIS, GEO. L., Civil Engineer, Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Mich.
Davis, L. M., Principal Asst. Eng. Minn., St. P. & S. Ste. M.

R’y, Minneapolis, Minn.
Davis, J. B., Asst. Prof. Civil Engineering, Univ. of Mich.,

Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Mich.
DAVIS, Milo, Civil Engineer, Railway location and construc-

tion a specialty, 244 Wreford Ave., Detroit, Mich.
DENNIS, E., Mechanical Engineer and Manufacturer, Jackson,

Jackson Co., Mich.
DEAN, SETH, Civil Engineer, County Surveyor, Glenwood, Iowa.
DENISON, C. S., Prof. of Drawing, University of Mich., Ann

Arbor, Washtenaw Co., Mich.
DREW, ALBERT L., Surveyor and Real Estate, Three Oaks,

Berrien Co., Mich.
DUNBAR, E. L., Chief Engineer and Supt. of Water Works,

Bay City, Bay Co., Mich.
DOANE, GEO. W., Surveyor, Duffield, Mich.
DUERR, H. O., Bridge Engineer, Toledo, Ohio.
DEWEY, F. S., Civil Engineer and Contractor, Alpena, Mich.
DURAND, W. F., Principal of School of Naval Architecture and

Marine Engineering, Cornell University, Ithica, N. Y.
DOUGLASS, BENJ., Bridge Engineer, M. C. R. R., Detroit,

Wayne Co., Mich.
EATON, ALBERT, Surveyor and Civil Engineer, Glenn, Allegan

Co., Mich.

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