National Geographic : 1897 Dec
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY ington Aqueduct was then read by Mr E. B. Hay, and the meeting ad journed to inspect the bridge and explore the surrounding country. Special Meeting, October 22, 1897. -President Hubbard in the chair. Afternoon lecture by Prince Kropotkin on Russia and Siberia. Reception to Dr Nansen, October 26, 1897.-Evening reception to Dr Fridtjof Nansen by the National Geographic Society at the Arlington hotel. President Hubbard, with members of the honorary reception committee, received the guests and presented them to Dr Nansen. About 1,600 persons were present. Later the President made a short address of welcome, and after remarks by Vice-President Greely and Engineer-in Chief Melville, U.S.N., Dr Nansen addressed the Society, expressing his cordial appreciation of the hearty welcome and his indebtedness to Amer ican explorers, especially those of the Jeannette expedition, for the idea of his own voyage in the Fram. Special Meeting, October 29, 1897.- Mr W J McGee in the chair. Vice President Greely addressed the Society on Recent Geographic Progress. Regular Meeting, November 5, 1897.- Vice-President Gilbert in the chair. Mr Robert T. Hill gave an illustrated lecture on the Geography of Jamaica and its Relation to Antillean Development. Excursion and Field Meeting, November 6, 1897.-Saturday afternoon ex cursion to High island by electric cars for Brookmont, whence the party, consisting of about 350 members and guests, walked to the north end of the island. The field meeting was called to order by Mr McGee, and Mr Frederick V. Coville delivered a short address on the Coloration and Fall of Autumn Leaves. Later, at a meeting on the east side of the island, Mr Coville spoke of Adaptations for the Natural Distribution of Seeds, with practical illustrations. ELECTIONS.- New members have been elected as follows: September 16. -Lieut. Chas. P. Elliott, U.S.A., Miss Grace G. Isaacs, R. E . Redway. October 6.- -Mrs Mary O. Agnew, Rev. C. M . Bart, Major R. G. Batten, Mrs Julia P. Beckwith, H. M. Brayton, L. A . Conner, Jos. Dague, Miss Ellen C. Dyer, L. O. Garrett, Mrs Thos. Hovenden, Edwin A. Hill, Mrs Nora Hoegelsberger, Edgar Janney, M.D ., Miss Virginia Kersey, Mrs J. B. Kendall, Henry Krogstad, M.D ., Capt. F. Michler, U.S .A., W. E. Nalley, Miss Louisa G. Nash, Wilfred H. Osgood, Miss Mary B. O'Toole, A. Patten, M. D., Miss C. Augusta Pope, Hon. L. A . Pradt, G. W . Prewitt, M.D., J. W. Reisner, Wm. J . Rhees, Chief-Engineer C. R . Roelker, U.S.N ., Jared G. Smith, Dr G: L. Spencer, O. H. Tittmann, Miss Mary E. C. Walker, Miss Helen I. Walsh, Edwd. C . Wilson, Miss Emma E. Woodard, Miss Hallie L. Wright. October 22.- Miss Amelia R. Amos, Miss Jennie P. Andrews, Dr Frank Baker, F. L. J. Boettcher, Henry T. Burr, Eugene Byrnes, Miss Eliz. Carss, Robert S. Chilton, Thos. H. Clark, Major P. E . Dye, Saml. E. Fouts, W. J . Elstun, M.D ., C. G. Gould, Miss Etta Griffin, F. P. Hack ney, Mrs Wm. Hayden, Archibald Hopkins, F. M. Hosier, Dr L. O.