Major Leonard Darwin, of London, will deliver the first of his series of lectures on "Municipal Ownership," in Emerson Hall, tonight at 8 o'clock. The subject of this lecture will be "The Main Issues Connected with Municipal Ownership. The Regulation of Private Trade. Municipal Ownership and Local Taxation." The lecture will be open to the public.
Major Darwin, the fourth son of the celebrated Charles Darwin, was educated at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, entering the Royal Engineers in 1871. He was made a major in 1889 and retired in 1890. He has served on many scientific expeditions, including the Transit of Venus Expedition in 1874 to 1882. Among the important books written by Major Darwin are "Bimetallism, "Municipal Trade."
The next lecture of the series will be held in Emerson Hall on Friday evening at 8 o'clock on "English Municipal Statistics. The Probability of Profit-Making by Municipal Ownership. Municipal Management."