National Geographic : 1896 Feb
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, SESSION I895-'96 Regular Meeting, December 27, 1895.- President Hubbard in the chair. Amendments to the by-laws were adopted as follows: ARTICLE IV-Officers.- -The business of the Society shall be transacted by a Board of Managers composed of eighteen members, six of whom shall be elected by the Society at each annual meeting. They shall serve for three years, or until their successors are elected. A majority vote shall be requisite for election. Vacancies arising in the Board shall be filled by the Board. The Board of Managers shall elect annually from their number a Presi dent, six Vice-Presidents, a Treasurer, a Recording Secretary, and a Cor responding Secretary. The following resolution also was adopted: Whereas the Society has adopted certain amendments to its by-laws, by which it is provided that the members of the Board of Managers be elected hereafter for terms of three years, and one-third of its members retire each year: therefore, Resolved, That the Board of Managers is hereby instructed to group its members in three classes, the first of which shall retire in May, 1896, the second in May, 1897, and the third in May, 1898. Vice-President Ogden delivered an address on Coast Hydrography and its Uses, and Mr G. W. Littlehales read a paper entitled, " Why the Sea is Salt." Special Meeting, January3, 1896.- PresidentHubbard in the chair. Dr D. C. Gilman, President of Johns Hopkins University, gave an address on The Geographic Development of Universities. Regular Meeting, January 10, 1896.-President Hubbard in the chair. Mr William Eleroy Curtis read a paper, with lantern-slide illustrations, on Venezuela: her Government, People, and Boundary. Special Meeting, January 17, 1896.- President Hubbard in the chair. Mr Robert E. Peary, Civil Engineer, U. S . Navy, delivered an address, with lantern-slide illustrations, entitled, "Explorations in the Far North," relating more particularly to his recent expedition to northern Greenland. Regular Meeting, January 24, 1896.-Joint Meeting with the American Forestry Association. Hon. J . Sterling Morton, Secretary of Agriculture, in the chair. Addresses on the subject of the Public Forests, Lands, and Waters of the United States were delivered by Hon. Fred. T. Dubois, U. S. S ., Hon. John F. Lacey, M. C., Hon. Thomas C. McRae, M. C., and Mr William E. Smythe, of Chicago. ELECTIONS. -New members have been elected as follows: December 27. - Hon. Wm. M. Aiken, Chief Engineer G. W. Baird U. S. N ., Col. J. W. Barlow, U. S. A., Ensign L. C. Bertolette, U. S. N .