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DEAR Sir:— The stated Annual M be held at the Massachusetts Institu Street, Boston, on Wednesday, April for the choice of officers for the ensuin of other appropriate business.

The Board of Government takes plea lowing subjects for discussion :

Gen. William F. DRAPER of Hopeda HISTORY OF SPINDLES.

Mr. CHARLES H. Fish of Manchester, upon the use of Oil FUEL UNDER BOILE

This will be followed by statements fr ing their experience in this matter.

Mr. 0. S. Hussey, engineer of the Company, will read an article upon th TRICITY TO MILL WORK.

Mr. EDWARD ATKINSON will discuss FEEDING IN RELATION TO WAGES.

Examples of food cooked over a commo is used where kerosene oil is burned for become a workman's dinner-pail, will be f ple of what can now be done in a family,

Copies of the three first-named papers w of the meeting, and will be supplied to any for them to the Secretary.

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F. DRAPER, HOPEDALE, Mass.

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ted by your president to prepare a ly of Spindles,” to be read at this this kind, if made full and reasonably

more lengthy than any of you would y read. I shall, therefore, pass over lopments of spindles and spinning,

the present highly perfected structise in your mills.

nnot be traced to its earliest concepf all existing records and traditions. ot confront us wrapped in linen of

in every nation the first advance in with the use of woven fabrics. th of any kind requires the produc

Spinning is the art of producing methods of twisting short vegetable continuous thread. This invention different times by every intelligent en first landing on American soil,

cotton cloths. ections of the world may be found e of every step in the development t machinery; the native Mexican, not many miles distant from the ton mill. Whether the latter will

older rival, time alone can detertion but that it has already turned years of existence, than the distaff

labor eased by modern invention The prime necessities of life are CALL FOR MEETING.

Boston, April 1, 1891. Dear Sir:— The stated Annual Meeting of the Association will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boylston Street, Boston, on Wednesday, April 29, 1891, at 10 o'clock A.M., for the choice of officers for the ensuing year and the transaction of other appropriate business.

The Board of Government takes pleasure in announcing the following subjects for discussion :

Gen. William F. DRAPER of Hopedale, Mass., will give a brief HISTORY OF SPINDLES.

Mr. Charles H. Fish of Manchester, N. H., will present a paper upon the use of Oil FUEL UNDER BOILERS.

This will be followed by statements from other members, detailing their experience in this matter.

Mr. 0. S. HUSSEY, engineer of the Thomson-Houston Motor Company, will read an article upon the ADAPTABILITY OF ELECTRICITY TO MILL WORK.

Mr. EDWARD ATKINSON will discuss the subject of FOOD AND FEEDING IN RELATION TO Wages.

Examples of food cooked over a common factory lamp (such as is used where kerosene oil is burned for lighting), in what may become a workman's dinner-pail, will be furnished as a mere sample of what can now be done in a family, or upon a large scale.

Copies of the three first-named papers will be printed in advance of the meeting, and will be supplied to any member who shall apply for them to the Secretary.

By order of the Board of Government,

AMBROSE EASTMAN,

Secretary.

PROCEEDINGS.

Pursuant to the foregoing notice, the stated annual meeting of the New ENGLAND COTTON MANUFACTURERS' ASSOCIATION was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on Wednesday, April 29, 1891, at 10 o'clock A.M.

The President, Mr. WALTER E. PARKER, occupied the chair.

The call for the meeting was read by the Secretary.

Upon motion, the following were appointed a committee to

a nominate officers of the Association for the ensuing year:

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The Secretary presented his annual report, together with those of the Treasurer and the Auditor.

Voted, That the reports be accepted and placed on file.

The PRESIDENT. While the nominating committee are preparing a list of officers perhaps it would be as well to take up the first paper on the programme, by Gen. William F. DRAPER of Hopedale, entitled the “ History of Spindles.”

Mr. DRAPER. Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen :- Some twenty years or more ago, in the early days of this Association, I remember a discussion in which my respected father took a prominent part, on the question whether it was desirable that any man interested in a new machine or a new process should have the opportunity to come before this body and read a paper stating the reason why his improvement or his process should be adopted. It was then decided, after considerable discussion pro and con, that that was a desirable course; that any one interested in a new invention would certainly have every reason to state all the desirable results which attended its use, while discussions and suggestions by practical men would serve as a corrective in case of exaggeration. I believe that that decision was a correct one, and under it I feel no diffidence in presenting to you a paper upon spindles, although I am very largely interested in their manufacture. In one sense, however, this paper cannot be considered as an advertisement. The history of spindles, of the improvement in spindles, simply represents an accomplished fact; it does not speak of a result yet to be attained.

One thing more before going on to the paper. I have been before you, gentlemen, and in almost all of your offices, many times during the last twenty years, to induce you to adopt some of these new and improved forms of spindles. At such times I used all the arguments in my power, and I have to say to-day that I never have appreciated the advantages of the spindles which our firm has introduced to the extent that I have done since investigating the facts and collating them

in a paper.

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