National Geographic : 1896 Sep
GEOGRAPHIC NOTES Hakodate at the close of their hunting season, was all about the unusual currents, the tide rips running like a wall, and the unusually high temperature of the water at different places along the line of the great trough in which Admiral Belknap plumbed Tuscarora deep. As all these sealing schooners winter at Victoria, British Co lumbia, it should be easy for those interested in volcanic phe nomena and deep-sea geography to personally gather the state ments and inspect the log books of the masters of these vessels. The exact position of the floating pumice encountered by the Carlotta Cox would at least be an interesting item for future deep-sea surveyors to note. ELIZA RUHAMAH SCIDMORE. The foregoing important statement has been received from Miss Scidmore since her article on pages 285-289 of this number was printed, as has also the information that the great wave was from three to twelve and in places as much as thirty feet in height when it broke upon the shores of the Hawaiian islands. The wave also reached the California coast, and was five feet in height at Santa Cruz. GEOGRAPHIC NOTES NORTH AMERICA CANADA. Mining experts say that the Kootenai district of British Co lumbia promises to be the greatest gold-producing region in the world. The population of Rossland, the principal mining camp of the district, has increased during the last year from 300 to 5,000. NEWFOUNDLAND. The recent parliamentary elections in Canada and the change of administration they have involved are considered to have postponed the entrance of Newfoundland into the Dominion at least five years. SOUTH AMERICA ARGENTINA. The total number of immigrants who arrived in Argentina in 1895 was 61,226, an increase of 6,506 on the preceding year. During the first six months of 1896 the number landed was 30,900, of whom 21,329 were Italians, 6,088 Spaniards, 1,196 French, 407 Austrians, and 434 Germans. EUROPE CYPRUS. Severe shocks of earthquake were experienced at Larnaka and Limasol on June 29-30. RUssIA. Extraordinary activity now prevails in Russian railway enter prises. A railway to the extreme north is expected to revive the ancient trade of Archangel and the White sea. UNITED KINGDOM. The receipts of the Manchester ship canal continue to show a large increase on those of last year.