National Geographic : 1899 Aug
296 GEOGRAPHICAL CONGRESS AT BERLIN one of the most pretentious scientific enterprises in which the government has ever engaged. It is a matter for congratulation that, in the activity in exploration of the seas now being exhibited by the British, German, French, Dutch, and Norwegian govern ments, the United States will participate under such favorable auspices and be represented by a scientist of such wide expe rience in deep-sea investigation as Professor Agassiz. GEOGRAPHICAL CONGRESS AT BERLIN The delegates of the National Geographic Society to the Sev enth International Geographical Congress, which will be held at Berlin from Thursday, September 28. to Wednesday, October 4, under the auspices of " die Gesellschaft fur Erdkunde zu Ber lin," are as follows: Dr Alexander Graham Bell, President of the Society; Gen. A. W. Greely, U. S. A., also designated by President McKinley to represent the United States government; Hon. Andrew D. White, U. S. Ambassador to Germany; Prof. Willis L. Moore, Chief of the Weather Bureau; Miss Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore, Foreign Secretary of the Society; Mr Marcus Baker, of the U. S. Geological Survey; Dr L. A. Bauer, of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, and Prof. Wm M. Davis, of Harvard University. Antarctic exploration will occupy the most prominent place in the deliberations, for Captain Drygalski and Dr Neumayer and Sir Clements Markham will earnestly strive for the definite cooperation of the German and British expeditions that are to be sent out in the autumn of 1901. Prof. Penck, of Vienna, will reopen the discussion of his proposed map of the world on a scale of 1 : 1,030,000, which at the last Congress, in London, 1896, was referred to a committee for report at this meeting. In the section of physical geography Prof. Wm. M. Davis will con tribute a paper on The Geographical Cycle, and also one on Land Forms due to Glacial Erosion, while Poultney Bigelow, under the head of political geography, will discuss Colonial Government in different parts of the World. Other papers will be contributed by Prof. Supan, Sir John Murray, Prof. Wagner, Dr Oscar Lenz, the Prince of Monaco, Dr Futterer, and Miss L. A. Owen, of St Joseph, Mo. The committee in charge of the Congress have arranged for a delightful series of excursions to places of geographic interest within a day's reach of Berlin.