National Geographic : 1903 Mar
I18 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE read in Chinese characters by the enter prising merchants of China. Map Sheets of New York State. Among the latest which have come from the press of the Geological Survey are those of the Clayton and Grindstone quadrangles, which embrace portions of the State along the St Lawrence River in the vicinity of Clayton and the Thousand Islands, and those of the Ti conderoga and Mettawee quadrangles which cover sections of northeastern New York along the Vermont boundary. The Ticonderoga sheet shows the his toric region at the northern end of Lake George and the southern end of Lake Champlain and includes the eastern foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and a portion of Addison County, Vt. The Mettawee sheet covers a part of Washington County, N. Y., and the rugged region in western Bennington and Rutland counties, Vt. A Map of the Philippines is now on the press and will be issued during March by the Military Information Division of the War Department. The map in cludes the results of practically all ex plorations and surveys to the close of 1902. It is in four sheets, each sheet being 30 x 46 inches, and on the scale of 1:8oo,ooo. The size of the entire mapisthus5x7feet8inches. The American Museum of Natural His tory has sent Dr E. O. Hovey to the Lesser Antilles to continue his studies of the volcanic disturbances on Marti nique and St Vincent. Dr Hovey plans to spend at least two months on the islands. After an examination of the present condition of La Souffriere and Mont Pelde, he will visit in turn each volcanic island in the group, taking photographs of their craters and sol fataras, and making collections for the Museum. The family of S. A. Andree, the Arctic aeronaut, have finally admitted that their last hope of his being still alive is gone. Andree's brother, Capt. Ernst Wilhelm Andree, of the Swedish army, has applied to the courts to declare him dead, in order that he may obtain the small property willed him by the lost explorer. Mr E. J. Moura, Secretary of the Geo graphical Society of the Pacific, an nounces that as the Merchants' Ex change Building will soon be torn down to give space for another structure, the Council of the Society decided to re move the library and office of the So ciety to other quarters. The new loca tion is 419 California street, corner of Leidesdorff street. This is the center of the city's banking and insurance business, and convenient of access to the members, as well as to newspaper men who wish to consult charts of the U. S. Coast Survey, or desire informa tion upon rivers, harbors, and moun tain ranges. The latest maps of Alaska and the Philippines will be open to in spection. Letters and packages for the Society should be addressed to 419 Cali fornia street, San Francisco, Cal. Commander J. F. Moser, U. S. N., is the author of a report on " The Salmon and Salmon Fisheries of Alaska," the result of exhaustive investigations by the Fish Commission in 1900 and 1901. Many illustrations and maps of streams and bays accompany the text, making an exceedingly handsome and useful publication. A. B. Alexander is the author of an illustrated bulletin issued by the U. S. Fish Commission describing the boats and fishing methods of the natives of the South Sea Islands. The bulletin con tains much that is interesting about the inhabitants of these South Pacific islands. Commander Robert E. Peary has been elected President of the American Geo graphical Society of New York, suc ceeding the Hon. Seth Low who re signed several months ago.