National Geographic : 1899 Oct
422 GEOGRAPHIC MISCELLANEA CHARLES PATRICK DALY, LL. D., for 35 years president of the American Geographical Society of New York City and former chief justice of the court of common pleas of New York, died at his home, in Sag Harbor, Long Island, September 19, 1899. While preeminently a lawyer and a jurist, his long connection with the society of which he was the president and his honorary membership in the National Geographic Society, the Royal Geographical Society of London, the Berlin Geographical Society, and the Imperial Geographical Society of Russia will make his death especially felt in geographic circles. The GeographicalJournalfor September opens with the first of a series of articles by Dr Francisco P. Moreno on his " Explorations in Patagonia " at different times between 1873 and 1897. Capt. G. E . Smith, R. E ., con tributes a description of "Road-making and Surveying in British East Africa." Robert T. Turley describes a " Tour in 'No Man's Land,' Man churia." Other articles of interest are " The Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits and Sarawak," "From Njemps to Marich, Save, and Mumia's (British East Africa)," by Major H. H . Austin, R. E., and " Dr Passarge's Journeys in South Africa." AN interesting feature of the "Pilot Chart of the North Atlantic Ocean" for September is a diagram prepared from investigations made by Prof. George Davidson, of the University of California, showing the line separating the lands of the Pacific where American date is kept from those where Asiatic date is kept. The line passes through Bering straits, skirts the Aleutian islands on the west extremity, and then follows the 180th meridian southward as far as the Fiji islands, where it diverges slightly to the east. Thus the Aleutian, Hawaiian, and Samoan islands keep American time, while the Marshall and Fiji islands and New Zealand follow Asiatic time, or are one day ahead. A .ECENT number of Science states that the American Museum of Nat ural History at New York City has now 23 representatives in the field, engaged as follows: " The Jesup expedition to the North Pacific, making archaeological and ethnological researches in British Columbia and north eastern Siberia; the Jesup zoological expedition to the United States of Colombia; the Constable expedition to the Northwest for large mammals; an expedition to New Mexico to study the cliff dwellings and the Pueblos; an expedition for the study of North American Indians in California and Arizona; a paleontological expedition to Wyoming; an expedition to Peru and Bolivia under Dr Bandelier, and local archaeological work." AN anchor and a buoy marked "Andree Polar Expedition " are reported to have been found by a Norwegian cutter on the north coast of King Charles islands, east of Spitzbergen. Neither the Wellman nor the Peary parties in their explorations of the past year discovered any trace of the missing aeronaut; also the steamer Antarctic, which left Helsingborg, Sweden, May 25, with an expedition under Prof. A. G. Northorst to look for Andr6e along the northeast coast of Greenland, on her return in Sep tember reported a fruitless search. The report received at the beginning of this year that the bodies of Andr6e and his two companions had been found on the coast of Siberia has not been confirmed by later advices.