National Geographic : 1896 Apr
MISCELLANEA Regular Meeting, March 20, 1896. -Vice-President Gannett in the chair. Mr N. H. Darton read a paper, illustrated by lantern-slides, on the Physiographic Development of the District of Columbia Region. He was followed by Major Gilbert Thompson, who spoke on the Use of Geodetic Control Lines in Geographic Work. Special Meeting. March 23, 1896.- Fourth Monday afternoon lecture. President Hubbard in the chair. Lieut. A. P. Niblack, U. S. N., de scribed the trip, " From Puget Sound to Sitka; Fiords, Islands, and Canals," with lantern-slide illustrations. ELECTIONS. - New members have been elected as follows: February28.- Rev. Dr Alfred H. Ames, Edward Burgess, Prof. J . A. I. Cassedy, Rev. Ernst Drewitz, D. Wallace Duncan, O. J . Edwards, Miss Mary H. Elliott, James Fletcher, A. B. de Guerville, Dr Herbert Harlan, Chr. Heurich, Dr A. L . Howard, W. J . Lampton, Edmond S. Meany, Daniel Murray, Rev. Jos. B. North, Walter T. Paine, Col. Henry A. Pierce, Wm. H. Saunders, H. Jaudon Smith, Chas. C . Snow, Chas. M. Staley, W. P. Van Wickle, Wm. G. Webster, S. T. White, John W. Winder, Dr D. P. Wolhaupter, F. G. Wirdemann. March 20. -Perry Allen, Judge Victor Barringer, Miss Marie E. Bying ton, Henry A. Curtis, James A. Edgar, Dr R. Farnham, Henry F. Getz, Francis R. Hart, Mrs A. G. Hensley, Marshall H. Jewell, Prof. L . M. Keasbey, Chief Engineer Absalom Kirby, U. S. N ., F. R. McCormick, Lieut. A . P. Niblack, U. S. N., Miss M. L . Nicholson, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., Leopoldo S. Pietra, D. M. Quackenbush, C. C. Randolph, W. L . Symons, Hon. G. P.Wetmore, U. S. S ., Wm.Whelan, W. D.Wilcox. MISCELLANEA THE Congress of Chambers of Commerce at Bloemfontein, South Africa, has resolved to adhere to meridian 220 30' east as the standard time for South Africa. THE total output of gold in the seven Australasian colonies in 1895 is officially announced as 2,350,562 ounces, an increase of 106,928 ounces over the production in 1894. THE salmon pack of the Columbia river last year amounted to 655,410 cases, of the aggregate value of $3,342,928. The industry gave employ ment to 3,775 fishermen and to 1,574 cannery operatives. THE population of the city of Melbourne at the end of 1895 is officially reported as 447,461, an increase during the year of 8,506. The estimated population of the seven Australasian colonies at the end of 1895 was 4,238,000, an increase of 11.25 per cent since the census of 1891. UPWARDS of 100,000 bales of American and Egyptian cotton have been received at Manchester, via the ship canal, since September last. There has also been a very large increase in the receipts of lumber and other raw products, and much concern is again being felt in Liverpool as to the probable effect of this great enterprise upon the commerce of that city.