National Geographic : 1896 Dec
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY istics of fresh waters and saline lakes are given, life histories of lakes are detailed, and the book closes with studies of certain lakes, living and extinct, including the Laurentian lakes, lakes Agassiz, Bonneville, and La Hontan. The book is an exceptionally fine contribution to the science of physiography. It is delightfully written and the illustrations are in keeping with the matter of the work. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, SESSION 1896-'97 Special Meeting, October 30, 1896. -Vice-President Merriam in the chair. Mr Frederick V. Coville read a paper on the Sage Plains of Oregon, illus trated with botanical specimens and lantern-slide views. Special Meeting, November 6, 1896.- President Hubbard in the chair. Hon. Willis L. Moore addressed the Society on Weather Forecasts and Storm Warnings. Typical weather maps were distributed among the audience. Regular Meeting, November 13, 1896. -President Hubbard in the chair. Mr George K. French lectured on the Gold Coast Colony: a Visit to Ashanti and Kumassi, illustrating his address with lantern slides. Special Meeting, November 20, 1896.- President Hubbard in the chair. Col. Charles Chaille-Long, late of the General Staff of the Egyptian Army and Chief of Staff to Gen. Gordon Pasha, Governor General of Egyptian Sudan, delivered an address on Egypt and her Lost Provinces, with an Account of the Recent British Expedition to Dongola and Khartum. A large map of Africa and a number of lantern slides were exhibited. Regular Meeting, November 27, 1896. -Vice-President Merriam in the chair. Judge Emory F. Best, Assistant Commissioner of the General Land Office, read a paper on the Utilization of the Vacant Public Lands, illustrated by maps and diagrams. ELECTIONS. -New members have been elected as follows: October 30.-F.N. Barber, P. A. Eng'r F. C. Bieg, U. S. N., L. C. Brown, Chief Eng'r A. B. Canaga, U. S. N., Miss M. C . D. Chenoweth, Hon. E . S. Converse, Mrs Mary R. Davis, Mrs George M. Davison, George Doo little, Miss Laura L. Dorsey, Miss Frances S. Fairley, Miss C. L. Garri son, Rev. Alfred Harding, Wm. C. Hobbs, Rev. J . N. MacGonigle, Miss Jeannette McWilliams, H. C . Oberholser, Edward A. Preble, Miss E. G. Reveley, Mrs M. J. Seymour, Dr Z. T . Sowers, Mrs E. A. Sutphen, Philip A. Tracy. November 13.- Peter Bisset, G. I. Bouton, Miss Grace Calkins, Capt. H. M. Kendall, U. S. A ., Frank B. King, Adam R. Magraw, F. E. Mitchell, D. P. Nicholson, Mrs Albert M. Patterson, Dr Paul J. Robert, B. D. Stal lings, E. J . Todd, Edward White, George .B . Williams, Miss Hattie P. Wood, Prof. Albert A. Wright.