National Geographic : 1898 Jun
In connection with the annual meeting of the National Educational Association, to be held next month in Washington, a geographic exhibit, illustrating the physiography, geology, ethnology, climate, and industries of the United States, will be on view at one of the city school buildings July 7 to 12, inclusive. The publishers of Leslie's Weekly will send that well-known illustrated newspaper from now until October 1 for only $1.00, which is little more than half-price. Leslie's Weekly has staff artists at all points of possible conflict in the war with Spain, and it offers to its readers for a merely nominal sum an admirable pictorial and literary history of the war. The Burlington's Number One, which leaves Chicago daily at 10 o'clock in the morn ing, arriving at Omaha at 11.50 p. in. the same day, and at Denver at 1.30 p. m. the next day, has just been equipped with new Pullman Sleeping Cars, and also with a Pullman Composite Car fitted with luxurious smoking-room, sideboard, cardtables, etc. The Burlington is the shortest line between Chicago and Denver, and these added luxuries seem to make it even shorter. A recent number of the Medical Record contained a notable article on the Asheville Plateau in the Mountains of Western North Carolina, by S. Westray Battle, M.D., U.S.N ., in which the attractions of that famous region are admirably set forth. The Asheville Plateau or "The Land of the Sky," to give it the name by which it is popularly known, is from 2,000 to 2,500 feet above sea-level, and contains a large number of peaks from 4,000 to 6,000 feet and upward in height. Its scenery is highly diversified, and its cli mate as healthful as it is delightful. The Southern Railway, which has done so much to popularize this region by its admirable train service, will furnish any information that may be required by intending visitors on application to any of its agents. SEX WORSHIP AN EXPOSITION OF THE PHALLIC ORIGIN OF RELIGION BY CLIFFORD IHIOWAKD This work has for its object a general presentation of Phallicism and Nature Worship, for the purpose of demonstrating that all religions have had a common origin and are founded upon a natural, material basis-the adoration of life in its phenomena of crea tion and reproduction. "A remarkable book."-Allegheny Record. " Intensely interesting." -MedicalStandard. "Mr Howard's book represents a step in the right direction. The problems which he outlines are of great interest."-AmericanAnthropologist. " Many strange beliefs and stranger customs are touched upon in this volume, and the bearing of these early religions upon our own rites and creeds gives to the work an added value."--Brooklyn Eagle. Second edition (revised and enlarged), with bibliography of phallicism. 8vo, cloth. $1.50 net. CLIFFORD HOWARD, PUBLISHER, P. O. Box 633, Washington, D. C.