The fourth meeting of the Bombay Engineering Congress was opened yesterday [in Bombay on December 12] in the Board Room of the G.I.P. Railway. Over one hundred members were present from all parts of the presidency including Sind and representing different branches of Engineering. The president, Mr. F.J. Preston, delivered his address, which was illustrated by various samples of bricks and tiles made from local materials and produced with the idea of finding cheap and good materials for the construction of houses. Referring to Indian Railways he said the first Railway to open in India was the Great Indian Peninsula Railway in 1853 and the present mileage of railways of all kinds in India was about 47,500. This was not very rapid progress.