National Geographic : 1904 Oct
RESOLUTIONS ADOPT Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff,Ariz., per Western Union Telegraph Co.: I o p. m. The Lowell Observatory grate fully acknowledges the message of greet ing from the Eighth Geographic Con gress and begs leave to express its appreciation and good wishes for the valuable work done by the Congress for science. Goodsell Observatory,Northfield,Minn., per Western Union Telegraph Co. : Good sell Observatory, Northfield, Minn., sends greetings to International Geo graphical Congress. The Washington time signals came perfectly, and we took the record with our mean-time clock on the chronograph for the 5 minutes. The measured interval was very closely one-tenth of a second, Washington slow, as it should be. Washburn Observatory, Madison, Wis., per Western Union TelegraphCo.: Greet ing from Washburn Observatory ; time signal received io hours, 59 minutes, 59.7 seconds (interval, 0.3 of a second). Chamberlain Observatory, Denver, Col., per Western Union Telegraph Co..: The signals were received fairly well, but were somewhat irregular. The result obtained for transmission time is seven hundredths of a second. ED BY THE CONGRESS 415 Laws Observatory, Columbia, Mo., per Western Union Telegraph Co.. Special series of time signals were received on the chronograph of this observatory along with signals from our own clock. The midnight signal was registered at Io hours, 59 minutes, 59.46 seconds, central standard time. (Interval, 0.54 of a second.) Allegheny Observatory, Allegheny, Pa., per Western Union Telegraph Co..: The signals from your observatory were re corded on our chronograph 0.42 of a second later than our own signals. Observatoryof Mare IslandNavy Yard, Cal., per Western Union Telegraph Co. : Time was received at Mare Island thirty-two- hundredths of a second early. Branch Hydrographic Office, New York, N. Y., per Western Union Tele graph Co. : Time signals received O K at New York. It may be added that the reported receipt in some cases of the time signals at a time earlier than when they started, probably means that the latter portion of the 5-minute series of signals failed to get through the telegraphs or cables. so that the final signal received started earlier than midnight. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CON GRESS, SEPTEMBER, 1904 MAPS ON SCALE OF I : I,ooo,ooo WO resolutions introduced by Dr Albrecht Penck, of Vienna: i. The Eighth International Geographic Congress at Washington presents its thanks to the Service Geo graphique de 1'Armde a Paris, to the Kartographische Abteilung der Konig lisch - Preussichen Landsaufnahme, in Berlin, and to the Intelligence Division of the War Office at London for having commenced the publication of large maps on the scale of I : 1,000,000, which correspond in a general way to the maps of the world, proposed by the Congress at Berne, and it invites these offices to prepare an account of their maps, ac companied, if possible, by parts of them, for publication in the report of the Washington meeting.