National Geographic : 1897 Feb
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY The Journal of the Tyneside GeographicalSociety gives considerable space to Arctic exploration, the first article being on the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition, by Mr A. Montefiore Brice, and the second upon Nansen's expedition, by Professor Mohn. " The Resources of Canada" are treated by Sir Donald A. Smith. It seems strange that with such wonderful resources of soil, climate, and minerals as Canada is said to possess, its development has been so slow. The exceedingly interesting lecture on Venezuela, delivered before the National Geographic Society by Prof. Wm. E . Curtis, is republished in this magazine. Sir Frederic Goldsmid continues in this number his papers upon " Persia and Her Neighbors." H. G. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, SESSION 1896-'97 Regular Meeting, January 8, 1897.-Vice-PresidentMerriam in the chair. Mr J. S. Diller addressed the Society on the subject of Crater Lake, Ore gon, with lantern-slide illustrations. Special Meeting, January 15, 1897. -President Hubbard in the chair. Mr Sidney Dickinson, M. A., F. R . G. S ., lectured on Picturesque New Zealand, with lantern-slide illustrations. Regular Meeting, January22, 1897. - President Hubbard in the chair Mr T. S. O'Leary read a paper entitled "'Windsand Their Uses, with some Types of Ocean Weather," illustrating his subject with lantern slides. Special Meeting, January 29, 1897. -President Hubbard in the chair. Major Henry E. Alvord, C. E., read an address, illustrated by lantern slides, on the Geography of a Battle, with special reference to the battle of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864. Regular Meeting, February 5, 1897. -President Hubbard in the chair. Joint meeting with the American Forestry Association. Dr B. E. Fernow read a paper entitled " The Gardens, Forests, and Deserts of Arizona," with lantern-slide illustrations. Special Meeting, February12, 1897. - President Hubbard in the chair. Hon. Wm. L. Wilson, Postmaster General, read a paper, with incidental anecdotes and recollections, on the Development of the United States Postal Service. EL ECTIONS. - New members have been elected as follows: January 12. -Henry Black, Jos. R . Buckalew, J. Ross Colhoun, Arthur J. Collie, Geo. E. Corson, Arthur B. Crane, Miss Ida R. Hamaker, Alvin M. Lothrop, Miss Leontine Mackay, Hon. R. E . Preston, W. C . Ralston, Miss Isabella Read, Miss Alice B. Sanger, W. A. Shaw, Dr Max West. January 22.-Francis B. Austin, Jas. O. Broadhead, Ellwood P. Cub berly, Mrs A. M. Davis, Chief-Eng. Jas. A. Doyle, U. S. R . M., C. C. Duncanson, G. S. Hobbs, Capt. D. H. Kelton, U. S . A ., Dr Fridtjof Nan sen (honorary), Hon. Edward Lee Plumb, T. C . Powell, Col. Wm. H.