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Stated Meeting, January 7, 1921.

WILLIAM B. SCOTT, Sc.D., LL.D., President, in the Chair.

The decease was announced of Henry A. Bumstead, A.B., Ph.D., on December 31, 1920, æt. 50.

The Judges of the Annual Election held this day between the hours of 2 and 5 in the afternoon reported that the following-named members were elected to be the officers for the ensuing year:


William B. Scott.


George Ellery Hale,
Arthur A. Noyes,

Hampton L. Carson.


I. Minis Hays,

Arthur W. Goodspeed,

Harry F. Keller,

John A. Miller.


William P. Wilson,
Leslie W. Miller,

Henry H. Donaldson.


Eli Kirk Price.


(To serve for three years.)

Bradley M. Davis,

W. C. Farrabee,

John Frederick Lewis,

Edwin Bidwell Wilson.

It was ordered that the Annual General Meeting of 1921 be held on April 21, 22, and 23 of that year.

Stated Meeting, February 4, 1921.

WILLIAM B. SCOTT, Sc.D., LL.D., President, in the Chair.

The decease was announced of Joseph G. Rosengarten, A.M., LL.D., at Philadelphia, on January 14, 1921, æt. 85.

Prof. John C. Merriam read a paper entitled "Researches on the Antiquity of Man in California" (illustrated by numerous lantern slides), which was discussed by Professors Scott and Merriam.

Stated Meeting, March 4, 1921.

WILLIAM B. SCOTT, Sc.D., LL.D., President, in the Chair.

The decease was announced of:

William T. Sedgwick, Ph.D., Sc.D., at Boston, on January 25, 1921, æt. 65.

Daniel Baugh, at Palm Beach, Florida, on February 27, 1921.

Stated Meeting, April 1, 1921.

WILLIAM B. SCOTT, Sc.D., LL.D., President, in the Chair. Decease was announced of Wilhelm von Waldeyer, Professor of Anatomy at the University of Berlin, on ———, 1921, æt. 85.

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Dr. Arthur W. Goodspeed read a paper entitled "Another Story about Radium," with experimental illustrations, which was discussed by Professors Miller, Scott, Keller and Goodspeed.

Stated General Meeting, April 21, 22, and 23, 1921.
Thursday Afternoon, April 21.

WILLIAM B. SCOTT, Sc.D., LL.D., President, in the Chair.

Dr. Ales Hrdlicka and Mr. J. Franklin Jameson, newly elected members, subscribed the Laws and were admitted into the Society. The decease was announced of:

Prof. Ernest Nys, at Brussels, on September 21, 1920, æt. 69.
Wharton Barker, at Philadelphia, on April 9, 1921, æt. 74.

HAMPTON L. CARSON, M.A., LL.D., Vice-President, in the Chair. The following papers were read:

"The Roger Bacon Cipher," by William Romaine Newbold, Ph.D., Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania.

"Influence of the Humboldt Current on the Distribution and Abundance of Marine Life," by Robert Cushman Murphy, Associate Curator of Marine Birds, American Museum of Natural History, New York (introduced by Mr. Bryant), which was discussed by Prof. Webster.

"The Peopling of Asia," by Ales Hrdlicka, Ph.D., Curator in Anthropology, National Museum, Washington, which was discussed by Messrs. Fisher, Jastrow and Webster.

"On Population Growth," by Raymond Pearl, Professor of Biometry and Vital Statistics, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, and Lowell J. Reed.

"Transportation Problems Confronting the American People," by Emory R. Johnson, Litt.M., Ph.D., Sc.D., Professor of Transportation and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania. "English German Commercial Rivalry in the late Sixteenth Century," by Edward P. Cheyney, A.M., LL.D., Professor of European History, University of Pennsylvania.

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Early Methods of Communication between China and the
Mediterranean," by W. H. Schoff, Secretary of the Com-
mercial Museum, Philadelphia (introduced by Dr. W. P.
Wilson), which was discussed by Dr. Jastrow.

"Notes on the Manichaean Fragments from Turfan," by A. V.
Williams Jackson, A.M., LL.D., Professor of Indo-Iranian
Languages, Columbia University.

"On the Problem of Steering an Automobile Around a Corner." "On the Vibration of Gun-barrels," by Arthur G. Webster, Professor of Physics, Clark University, Worcester, Mass.

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