National Geographic : 1897 Jun
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Annual Excursion and Field Meeting, May 22, 1897.-About 250 members and guests went by special train, leaving Washington at 9 a. in., via Ma nassas and Thorofare Gap, to Manassas Gap, Va. On arrival, at 11.15 a. in., a field meeting was held in the open air, President Hubbard in the chair, and addresses were delivered by Major Jed Hotchkiss, on War History; Mr M. R . Campbell, on the Geography and Geology of the Region; and Gen. Chas. H . Grosvenor, M. C. Lunch was then served, after which an ascent of Mt. Monterey, to the northward, was made by many of the party, a few climbing High Knob, to the southward. The return to Washington was made at 4.30 p . m., arriving at 6.30. Adjourned Annual Meeting, June 11, 1897.- Vice-president Merriam in the chair. The annual report of the Recording Secretary was read and accepted. The annual report of the Treasurer was read and referred to the Auditing Committee. The Recording Secretary stated that as no printed notice of pending amendments to the By-laws had been sent to members, owing to his enforced absence from the city, they could not properly come up for final action at that meeting. Said amendments are as follows: ARTICLE V. Add " No initiation fee shall be required of ex-members in case of their reelection to membership. Annual dues shall be reduced one-half for the current season in the case of members elected after the end of January, or who resign before that date; and they shall be re mitted altogether for the current season in the case of members elected in April and May, upon payment of full dues for the following season." Omit "Suitable rebates may be made, in the discretion of the Board of Managers, in the annual dues of members elected in April and May." Omit "within thirty days after election" (payment of dues by new members), and add "upon notice of election, and no certificate of elec tion shall be issued until the required first payment shall have been made." After "Annual dues may be commuted and life membership acquired by the payment of fifty dollars" add ", or, by ex-members or members who have already paid in dues as much as fifty dollars, by the additional payment at one time of twenty-five dollars." Add "Suitable restrictions may be made in the issue of tickets and publications to members in arrears." ARTICLE VI. Omit " The Board of Managers shall set apart a time and place for the annual address of the President and Vice-presidents." ARTICLE VII. Insert after " which (the magazine) shall be sent to all members of the Society," insert "not in arrears of dues." Add at end of same paragraph, " The number issued next after the annual meeting shall contain the By-laws and a list of the Officers and Members of the Board of Managers." ELECTIONs-May 7.- Geo. F. Curtis, Elmer S. Farwell, Alpheus H. Hardy, Evert L. Harvey, Prof. Jos. V. Jackman, John P. Logan, Hon. L. T. Michener, Henry T. Offterdinger, Miss J. A. Read, Clinton Smith, Herbert Wright. June 11.-L . S. Brown, Lieut. J . B. Cahoon, U. S. N., John G. Gossel ing, Niels Gron, Judge Martin F. Morris, Miss Morris, James B. Pinkerton, Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, Miss Louise Taylor.