General Warren here undertakes to "correct the erroneous estimate of the geographical work of officers of the United States, made by one of our countrymen," viz., Prof. J. D. Whitney, in his article on "Geographical Surveys," which was published in the North American Review for July, 1875.
Mr. Draper gives a description of an improvement in the rain-gauge, and of a self-recording pencil thermometer—both being the fruits of his own researches and mechanical ingenuity. The report further contains the usual annual and monthly tables of meteorological phenomena.
Prof. Packard, within the narrow limits of this too brief essay, contrives to give a very readable account of the progress of zoölogy in the United States. To Barton he assigns the honor of being the first American zoölogist whose works have been published here. Barton's memoir on the "Fascination of the Rattlesnake," and on the "Generation of the Opossum," appeared, the first in 1796, and the second in 1801. At present zoölogy in the United States is, according to Prof. Packard, very backward as compared with Germany, France, and England. We are about on a level with the Scandinavians and the Dutch; but, with our energy and native ability, and the aid of well-endowed colleges and museums, we may hope hereafter to compete even with Germany.
It is to be hoped that the energetic editor and publisher of this useful magazine will receive such encouragement from the public as will warrant her in continuing its publication. The Kindergarten system has no more able exponent in the United States than Miss Peabody.
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