Richmond, Ind., March 7, 1903.
To the Editor:
—My attention has been called to a paper read by Professor Loeb of the University of Chicago early in January, 1902. My reason for addressing you is this, viz.: to direct attention to work done, experiments made by myself, and conclusions reached, which will anticipate by priority his deductions and conclusions, as I understand them in his paper. I desire to mention my papers which have been read and published as early as 1873, 1875 and 1879, and papers since those dates which were published in the Chicago Review and are along the line recently indicated by Professor Loeb as "recent progress." I noticed the same, and desire to make my claim good, since 1873, in papers read and published. If, as he claims, the views are recent progress, I have anticipated him more than twenty years, as I was then teaching