National Geographic : 1918 Dec
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY HUBBARD MEMORIAL HALL SIXTEENTH AND M STREETS, WASHINGTON, D. C. 0. H. TITTMANN GILBERT GROSVENOR JOHN OLIVER LA GORCE O. P. AUSTIN 1916-1918 I'RANKI.IN K. LANE Secretary of the Interior \VILLIAM HOWARD TAI'T Formerly President of the United States C. M. CHESTER Rear Admiral U. S. Navy, Formerly Supt. U . S. Naval Observatory FREDERICK V. COVILLE Formerly Iresident of Wash ington Academy of Sci ences .TJON E. PILLSBURY Rear Admiral U. S. Navy, Formerly Chief Bureau of Navigation ItUDOLPHI KAUFFMANN Managing Editor The Even ing Star T. L. MACDONALD M.D., F.A.C.S. S. N. D. NORTH Formerly Director U. S. Bu reau of Census PRESIDENT DIRECTOR AND EDITOR . ASSOCIATE EDITOR JOHN E. PILLSBURY JOHN JOY EDSON GEORGE W. HUTCHISON, WILLIAM J. SHOWALTER SECRETARY RALPH A. GRAVES BOARD OF MANAGERS 1917-1919 ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL Inventor of the telephone J. HOWARD GORE Prof. Emeritus \athiematic- . The George Washington University A. W. GREELY Arctic Explorer, Major Gen'l U. S. Army GILBERT H. GROSVENOR Editor of National Geo graphic Magazine GEORGE OTIS SMITH Director of U. S . Geological Survey 0. I. TITTMANN Formerly Superintendent of U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey HENRY WHIITE Formerly U. S. Ambassador to France, Italy, etc. JOHN M. WILSON Brigadier General U. S. Army, Formerly Chief of Engineers VICE-PRESIDENT . TREASURER ASSISTANT SECRETARY ASSISTANT EDITOR ASSISTANT EDITOR 1918-1920 CIHARLIES J. BELL President American Security and Trust Company . lolNx JoY EDSON Chairman of the Ioardl, \Vashington Ioan & Trust Company DAVID FAIRCHILD In Charge of Agricultural Explorations, Department of Agriculture C. HART MERRIAM Member National Academy of Sciences 0. P. AUSTIN Statistician GEORGE R. PUTNAM Commissioner U. S. Bureau of Lighthouses GEORGE SIIIRAS, 3D Formerly Member U. S . Con gress, Faunal Naturalist, and Wild-Game Photogra pher GRANT SQUIRES Military Intelligence Divi sion, General Staff, New York To carry out the purpose for which it was founded twenty-eight years ago, namely, "the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge," the National Geographic Society publishes this Magazine. All receipts from the publication are invested in the Magazine itself or expended directly to promote geographic knowledge and the study of geography. Articles or photographs from members of the Society, or other friends, are desired. For material that the Society can use, adequate remuneration is made. Contributions should be accompanied by an addressed return envelope and postage, and be addressed: GILBERT GROSVENOR. EDITOR CONTRIBUTING EDITORS A. W. GREELY C. HART MERRIAM O. H. TITTMANN ROBERT HOLLISTER CHAPMAN WALTER T. SWINGLE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL DAVID FAIRCHILD H-UGH M. SMITH N. H. DARTON FRANK M. CHAPMAN Copyright, 1918, by National Geographic Society, Washington. D. C . All rights reserved. Entered at the Post-Office at Washington, D. C ., as Second-Class Mail Matter. Acceptance for mailing at special rate of postage provided for in Sec. 1103, Act of October 3, 1917, authorized July I, 1918.