National Geographic : 1897 Mar
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY cles are "A Journey up the Machili," by Percy C. Reid, " From the Ma chili to Lialui," by Capt. Alfred Bertrand; " Notes on a Journey Around Mount Masawa," by C. W. Hobley. Concerning Asia, there are " Explora tions in Mysia," by J. A. R. Munro and H. M. Anthony; "Journey of Captain Wellby and Lieutenant Malcolm Across Tibet," and " Captain Deasy's Journey in Western Tibet." Mr J. Bartalhareis contributes an article entitled "The Supposed Discovery of South America Before 1448 and the Critical Methods of the Historians of Geographical Discovery." " The Scottish Geographical Magazine" for February contains an ac count of " Recent Explorations in the Patagonian Andes South of 410 South Latitude," by Dr Hans Steffen, and "Notes upon the Geography of the Argentine Republic," by H. D. Hoskold, Director-General of the National Department of Mines and Geology, Buenos Aires. H. G. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, SESSION 1896-'97 Regular Meeting, February 19, 1897.-President Hubbard in the chair. Mr J. E . Spurr read a paper, with lantern-slide illustrations, on the Forty-Mile Creek Gold-Mining District, Alaska. Special Meeting, February 20, 1897.- President Hubbard in the chair. Mr George Kennan lectured on Vagabond Life in Eastern Europe, with lantern-slide illustrations. Special Meeting, February 26, 1897.-President Hubbard in the chair. Mr Frank Hamilton Cushing addressed the Society on the Ancient Sea Dwellers and Key-Builders of Florida, illustrating his subject with lantern slides. Special Meeting, March 1, 1897.- First lecture of the course of Monday afternoon illustrated lectures and annual address of the President of the National Geographic Society, under the auspices of the Joint Commission of the Scientific Societies of Washington. Surgeon-General George M. Sternberg, U. S. Army, Vice-President of the Joint Commission, in the chair. The subject of President Hubbard's address was the Effects of Geographic Environment in the Development of Civilization in Pre historic Man. Regular Meeting, March 5, 1897. -Secretary Hayden in the chair. Mr F. H. Newell delivered an address, illustrated by lantern slides, on the Distribution and Mining of Petroleum. Special Meeting, March 8, 1897.-Second Monday afternoon illustrated lecture. President Hubbard in the chair. Rev. W . Hayes Ward, D. D., LL. D., of the New York Independent, lectured on Babylonia. Special Meeting, March 12, 1897.- Vice-President Greely in the chair. Miss Annie S. Peck lectured on Mountaineering in the Tyrol and Switzer land, including an Ascent of the Matterhorn, with lantern-slide illustra tions.