National Geographic : 1896 Apr
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE A GOLD MEDAL WILL, BE AWARDED BY The National Geographic Society to such pupil in a public high school in the United States as shall compose and submit by October 15, 1896, the best original essay, not exceeding 2,000 words in length, on the Mountain Systems of the United States. A Certificate of Proficiency will also be awarded for the best essay received from each State, provided such essay is of sufficient merit to justify the award. Essays will be received only from such public high schools as formally announce their intention to compete by May 31. All competitors will be required to make a formal certification on honor that they have not received aid from any person in the composition of their essays. The Adjudication Committee consists of General A. W. Greely, Chief Signal Officer, U. S. Army; Dr. T. C. Mendenhall, President of the Poly technic Institute, Worcester, Mass., and Prof. W. B. Powell, Superintendent of Public Schools of the District of Columbia. EVERETT HAYDEN, WASHINGTON, 1515 H STREET N. W. Secretary. THE BEST ROUTE To CALIFORNIA, ! PACIFICC COAST, PUGET SOUND, OR ' PICO + POINTS INTHE GREAT NORTHWEST + IS VIA THE UNION PACIFIC "THE OVERLAND ROUTE," From either KANSAS CITY, LEAVENWORTH, ST. JOSEPH, COUNCIL BLUFFS, OMAHA, or SIOUX CITY. The Great Merits of this Line are Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars, Buffet Library and Smoking Cars, Pullman Dining Cars, Pullman Tourist Sleepers, Elegant Day Coaches, Union Depots, Fast Time. . ... PULLMAN DINING CARS are run daily between Council Bluffs and Denver, Council Bluffs and Portland, and San Francisco, Kansas City and Denver. PULLMAN TOURIST SLEEPERS run on the UNION PACIFIC are almost equal for comfort and convenience to the First-Class Pullman Sleeper. For more complete information relative to this line, time of trains, pamphlets descriptive of the country traversed, etc., call on your nearest ticket agent, any agent of this system, or address R. TENBROECK, General Eastern Agent, 287 Broadway, New York City. E. DICKINSON, Gen I Manager., E. L. LOMAX, Gen'l Pass. and Ticket Agent. Omaha, Nebraska.