National Geographic : 1897 Jun
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY " The Earthquakes of Iceland in 1896," by Mr John R. Newby; "Physi cal Geography of Northeast Lancashire," by Mr Herbert Bolton. The Technological Quarterly for March contains, among other papers, an interesting article on " The Scientific Work of the Boston Party on the Sixth Peary Expedition to Greenland," by Mr G. R. Putnam. Besides giving a narrative of the expedition, this article contains a summary of the Magnetic and Pendulum Observations. The Sierra Club Bulletin for May opens with an article on " The Conifers of the Pacific Slope," by Mr John G. Lemmon. An entertaining story is contributed by Helen M. Gompertz, entitled "Up and Down Bubbs Creek," and Mr Bolton Coit Brown continues his "Wanderings in the High Sierra." The Journalof Geology for February-March contains an article by Prof. R. D. Salisbury on the " Drift Phenomena in the Vicinity of Devils Lake and Baraboo, Wisconsin," describing the formation of the strange glacial deposits of that region. The same journal for April-May continues the " Glacial Studies in Greenland " of Prof. T. C. Chamberlin. The Journal of the Tyneside GeographicalSociety for May devotes half its space to Nansen's explorations. For the rest it contains a narrative of a journey in Benin by James Pinnock and T. B . Auchterlonie, and sum maries of lectures delivered before the society. H. G. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, SESSION 1896-'97 Special Meeting, May 7, 1897. - President Hubbard in the chair. Mr Walter Dwight Wilcox read a paper, with lantern illustrations from origi nal photographs, on Scenery and Camp Life in the Canadian Rockies. Annual Meeting, May 14, 1897. - PresidentHubbard in the chair. The Treasurer read a progress report on the condition of the Society's finances, postponing the presentation of a complete report until the close of the fiscal year. A committee, consisting of Messrs W. A . De Caindry, H. C. Rizer, and S. A . Aplin, Jr., was appointed to audit the Treasurer's accounts. Mr Marcus Baker, Col. H. F. Blount, Lieut. E. Hayden, U. S. N., Dr C. Hart Merriam, and Prof. W. B. Powell were reflected members of the Board of Managers, and Mr Frederick V. Coville, Botanist of the U. S. Department of Agriculture, was elected in place of Mr J. B. Wight, whose newly assumed duties as a Commissioner for the District of Columbia prevented him from offering himself for reelection. The meeting ad journed until Friday, June 11, 1897. Special Meeting, May 21, 1897.- President Hubbard in the chair. The meeting was devoted to the following papers in connection with the ap proaching excursion to Manassas Gap: The Blue Ridge and Piedmont Plateau, Prof. W J McGee; Manassas to Manassas Gap, a Chapter of War History, Major Jed Hotchkiss.