ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION OF THE SOUTH.
The regular monthly meeting of the association was held on the evening of January 10, at Vanderbilt University. Messrs. John P. Willoughby, Henry F. Wilson, and Wm. Huey, of Birmingham, Ala., were elected to active membership, and several applications for membership were received.
The first paper of the evening was a description of the methods of doing some bridge pier and foundation work in Chemulpo, Korea, by W. H. Holmes, an American engineer who has recently returned from that country. The system of keeping records of rivers in that ancient country was briefly described. They extend back into the past for many centuries, and are said to be very accurate. Mr. Holmes stated that where an opportunity offered itself for a check the records were in every cnee sustained. The record for the river In question extended back 509 years, and explanation was made at tue beginning of the records that the history of the river previous to that time had been consumed in a fire which had burned the house and all contents.
The second paper of the evening was presented by Mr. Julian W Kendrick, city engineer of Birmingham, Ala. It was an exhaustive study of the sewerage problem now confronting the Birmingham district. The geographical features of the drainage area were described, the difficulties set forth to carrying out the various methods of sewerage, and, finally, a plan proposed.