National Geographic : 1896 Jan
NORTH AMERICAN NOTES December 13.-Hon. C. B. Beach, M. C., Dr J. L. M. Curry, Hon. C. E. Foss, M. C., Dr E. M. Gallaudet, Baron Beno von Herman (German Em bassy), W. J . Martin, Maximilien de Meck (Secretary, Russian Legation), Pak Yong Kin (Charge d'Affaires Korean Legation), Sefior Don Edmundo J. Plaza (Mexican Legation), Dr J. L . Reeves, Rev. Prof. Rend de Saussure, Alexander de Somoff (Charge d'Affaires Russian Legation). The following delegates from THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY at tended the Sixth International Geographical Congress, held in London in July last: General A. W. Greely, Assistant Secretary of State Rockhill, Miss E. R. Scidmore, Miss Aileen Bell, Miss Lilian Hayden, Lieut. Com mander W. S. Cowles, U. S. N., Lieut. Everett Hayden, U. S. N ., Cyrus C. Adams, and W. C. Whittemore. NORTH AMERICAN NOTES The convention between the United States and Great Britain to provide the requisite topographical data to determine the boundary between Alaska and British Columbia expired by limitation December 31. An other commission will determine the location of the line. GREENLAND. The National Geographic Society welcomes back one of its members, Engineer R. E . Peary, U. S. Navy, from his perilous and terrible journey across Greenland. If he failed to surpass his own record of 1892 he paralleled it, thus emphasizing a success far beyond that of any other explorer of the inland ice. Ethnologists look confidently for impor tant data relative to the Etah Eskimo, and American universities have profited largely by the natural history collections. RHODE ISLAND. According to the state census of 1895 the population of the state is 384,758, as against 304,284 in 1885 and 345,506 by the fed eral enumeration of 1890. Cities over 20,000 are as follows: Providence, 145,472; Pawtucket, 32,577; Woonsocket, 24,468; Newport, 21,537, and Warwick, 21,168. The drift of migration is from agricultural districts to manufacturing centers. FLORIDA. Palm Beach, the terminus of the Florida East Coast Railway, has been created a port of entry in connection with a line of steamers, which leaving in the afternoon reach Nassau the next morning, thus open ing a new route, important both to commerce and tourists. BLOCK ISLAND. A land-locked harbor, 1,600 acres in area, has been con structed in the interior of Block island at a cost of $100,000. The channel to the Atlantic is 12 feet deep at low water and 300 feet wide, with a break water extending 600 feet into the sea. It is proposed to double the depth and width of the channel.
1895 Oct 31