SO many papers on analytical methods were presented that it is impossible even to enumerate them. The International Commissions on Analysis and on the Analysis of Fodders and Manures had not received all the reports yet which the Paris meeting had called for; the two Commissions over which G. Lunge presided—Maercker (Halle), chairman of the second Commission, having died—held some of their meetings jointly with sections i. (analysis) and vii. (agricultural chemistry). The proposals for a uniform method of drawing up analytical reports were made by W, Fresenius (Wiesbaden); Ch. Guillaume (Sèvres) reported on the mass of the c.c. of water and on thermometer scales.