National Geographic : 1896 Dec
IRational Geograpbic Dalaga3ine. PRINCIPAL CONTENTS OF RECENT NUMBERS. JANUARY-Russia in Europe, with map, Hon. Gardiner G. Hubbard; The Arctic Cruise of the U. S . Revenue Cutter " Bear," with illustrations, Dr. Sheldon Jackson; The Scope and Value of Arctic Exploration, Gen. A . W. Greely; U. S. A . FEBRUARY-Venezuela: Her Government, People, and Boundary, with map and illustrations, William E. Curtis; The Panama Canal Route, with illustrations, Prof. Robert T. Hill; The Tehuantepec Ship Railway, with maps, E. L. Corti ell, C. E ., LL. D .; The Present State of the Nicaragua Canal, Gen. A . W . Greely; Explorations by the Bureau of Ameri can Ethnology, W J McGee. Also map of the Orinoco valley, showing territory drained by that waterway and its bearing on the Venezuelan Boundary (vestion. MARCH-The So-Called "Jeannette Relics," Prof. Wi. H. Dall; Nansen's Polar Expedition, Gen. A . W . Greely; The Submarine Cables of the World, Gustave Herrle; The Survey and Subdivision of Indian Territory, with map and illustration, Henry Gannett; "Free Burghs " in the United States, James H. Blodgett. A Iso chart, 49 x 30 inches, showing Submarine Telegraph Cables of theWorld and PrincipalLand Lines. Full page portraits of Dr. Nansen and Prof. Wm. H. Dall. APRIL-Seriland, with map and illustration, W J McGee and Willard D. Johnson; The Olympic Country, with map, the late S. C. Gilman; The Discovery of Glacier Bay, Alaska, Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore; Hydrography in the United States, Frederick H. Newell; Recent Triangulation in the Cascades, S. S. Gannett; The Altitude of Mt. Adams, Wash ington, Edgar McClure. MAY -Africa since 1888, with special reference to South Africa and Abyssinia, with map, Hon. Gardiner G. Hubbard; Fundamental Geographic Relation of the Three Americas, with map, Prof. Robert T. Hill; The Kansas River, Arthur P. Davis. Also portraitof Hon. Gardiner G. Hubbard, Presidentof the National Geographic Society. JUNE-The Seine, the Meuse, and the Moselle, with maps, Prof. Wm. M. Davis; Across the Gulf by Rail to Key West, Jefferson B. Browne; A Geographical Description of the British Islands; The Mexican Census. Also portrait of Gen. A . W. Greely, Chief Signal Officer, U. S. Army, Vice-Presidentof the National GeographicSociety. JULY-The Work of the U. S. Board on Geographic Names, Henry Gannett; The Seine, the Meuse, and the Moselle, with maps, II, Prof. Wm. M . Davis ; A Journey in Ecuador, with map and illustrations, Mark B. Kerr, C. E.; The Aberration of Sound as Illustrated by the Berkeley Powder. Explosion, with diagrams, Robert H. Chapman; Mineral Produc tion in the United States. AUGUST-The Work, and Eighth Annual Field Meeting, of the National Geographic Society, with illustration; Geographic History of the Piedmont Plateau, W J McGee; Spotts wood's Expedition of 1716, Dr. Wm. M. Thornton; Jefferson as a Geographer, Gen. A. W . Greely; Albermarle in Revolutionary Days, Dr. G . Brown Goode. Also portraitof Mr. Henry Gannett, Chief Geographerof the U. S. Geological Survey, Corresponding Secre tary of the National Geographic Society. SEPTEMBER-The Recent Earthquake Wave on the Coast of Japan, with map and illustra tions, Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore; The Return of Dr. Nansen; Descriptive Topographic Terms of Spanish America, Robert T. Hill; The Weather Bureau River and Flood Sys tem, Hon. Willis L. Moore; Charles Francis Hall and Jones Sound; Mineral Productions of the United States; Reports of Sealing Schooners from Tuscarora Deep. OCTOBER-California, Hon. Geo. C. Perkins; The Economic Aspects of Soil Erosion,Dr. N . S . Shaler; The Nansen Polar Expedition, with map, Consul Ernest E. Man: Ice Cliffs on the Kowak River, Lieut. J. C . Cantwell, U. S. R . M .; Recent Hydrographic Work. NOVEfIBER-The Witwatersrand and the Revolt of the Uitlanders, with illustrations, George F. Becker; The Economic Aspects of Soil Erosion, II, Dr. N . S. Shaler; A Critical Period in South African History; Proceedings of the National Geographic Society. All members of the Society elected for the current season are entitled to a copy of the maga zine for the months from June, '96, to May, '97, inclusive, and are allowed a discount of 30% from the price (25 ets. a number) of back numbers or extra copies of any edition. The regular yearly subscription price is $2.50, but corresponding members of the Society get it for their dues of $2.00 a year. To new Corresponding members whose applications are received during the remainder of the present calendar year, a special offer is made of a copy of the magazine for March, 1896, without charge. This number contains the cable-chart issued by the Hydrographic Office, showing all the telegraph lines of the world, on a Mercator chart, 49 by 30 inches, suitable for framing as a wall-map.