National Geographic : 1905 Apr
GEOGRAPHIC NOTES 199 Joint resolution (S. R. o09) to print the report of the Eighth International Geo graphic Congress. Resolved, etc., That the Public Printer be authorized and directed to print the report of the Eighth International Geo graphic Congress, held in the United States in September, 1904, the edition to consist of the usual number for the use of the Senate and House of Repre sentatives, and I,500 copies to be bound for the use of the Eighth International Geographic Congress. The work is being edited by the Pub lication Committee, consisting of Henry Gannett, chairman; James Page, and Gilbert H. Grosvenor. All the papers which were presented to the Congress, some 220 in all, will be included, so that the work will be one of the most notable contributions to geographic science that has appeared for some time. A copy of the volume will be sent to every mem ber of the Congress. On the conclusion of the Eighth Inter national Geographic Congress excur sion to Mexico the members of the ex cursion, wishing to show their appreci ation of the many courtesies, time, and trouble freely given by Dr David T. Day, chairman of the Excursion Com mittee, subscribed to a handsome silver pitcher as a testimonial of their grati tude. The pitcher, designed by Tif fany & Co., has just been completed and was recently presented to Dr Day. A picture of the pitcher is given here in order that the many friends who joined in the presentation and who are now scattered over the five continents may see how their wish has been real ized. The seal of the Congress and an appropriate inscription have been en graved on the pitcher. GEOGRAPHIC LITERATURE Through Town and Jungle. Fourteen thousand miles awheel among the temples and people of the Indian Plain. By William Hunter Work man and Fanny Bullock Workman. 8vo. Pp. 24 + 380. Map and 202 il lustrations. New York : Chas. Scrib ner's Sons. 1904. This is a narrative, in journal form, of extended travels in India, mainly by bicycle, the chief purpose being a study of the architectural remains. The greater part of five years was occupied in these wanderings, during which time the authors covered India from the Vale of Kashmir to Cape Cormorin, besides visiting Burma and Ceylon. The nar rative is well told and is of great inter est, as much concerning the peoples, their home life and industries, is scat tered about with the story of bad roads, bad food, and bad beds in Dak bunga lows. But the chief interest of the book is in the illustrations. There are fine reproductions of most excellent photo graphs of the wonderful architecture of the past, created by peoples now gone or degenerate. H. G.