National Geographic : 1898 Sep
THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE New Lines of Work in Government Forestry," by Mr Gifford Pinchot; "The Forestry Conditions of the State of Washing ton," by Mr Henry Gannett; " The Bitter Root Forest Reserve," by Mr Richard U. Goode, and " The Five Civilized Tribes and the Topographic Survey of Indian Territory," by Mr Charles H. Fitch. Of these various addresses and papers four are published in the present number of this journal. Among the papers read at other times or before other sections and of interest to geographers may be mentioned the following : Before the Section of Geology and Geography, " Geography and Resources of the Siberian Island of Sakhalin," by Prof. Benj. Howard, of London; "The Development of the Ohio River," by Prof. W. G. Light, and "The Continental Divide in Nicaragua," by Mr C. Willard Hayes; before the Section of Anthropology, " The Maori of New Zealand; His History and Country," by Hon. Hugh H. Lusk, of London; " Origin of the Confederacy of the Five Nations," by Mr Ch. H. Henning; " The Disappear ance of the Cliff Dwellers." by M. Desire Charnay. of Paris; " The Smith Sound Eskimo," by Mr A. L. Kroeber; " The Phil ippine Islands and their People" and " Moros, or Malay Pirates of the Southern Philippines," by Prof. Dean C. Worcester; and before the Section of Economic Science and Statistics, " Cuba: Past, Present, and Future " and " Nicaragua and the Canal," by Dr Wolfred Nelson; " The Development of Colonial Policy," by Prof. John Davidson; " The Progress of the Maritime Com merce of the World during the past Fifty Years," by Dr E. L. Corthell, C. E., and "Cuba," by Prof. Robert T. Hill. It is much to be regretted that at several sessions the large number of papers to be presented precluded all possibility of discussion, and it may be doubted whether it would not contrib ute to the usefulness of future meetings if some limitation were imposed by the Committee upon the number and length of the papers to be submitted. Not even this brief narrative of the proceedings of the Asso ciation in one single direction should be permitted to go with out reference to the admirable arrangements made by the Local Committee, to the generous hospitality of the citizens of Boston, Cambridge, Salem, Lexington, and other places, and to the ex treme gratification it afforded the Association to have occupying the presidential chair its indefatigable secretary for 25 years, Dr Frederic Ward Putnam, the distinguished Peabody Professor of American Archaeology and Ethnology in Harvard University. J. H.