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THE CINCINNATI ICE DAM.

So complicated are the forces of Nature that one discovery is sure to lead to another, and the man of science soon learns that he never exhausts attainable knowledge even in respect to the simplest subject, and the student has made little true advancement if he has not acquired ability to hold his mind wide open

PSM V45 D205 Map of partially filled glacial channel of the ohio river.jpg

Map II, showing the partly filled preglacial channel of the Ohio, extending from Cincinnati to the Big Miami at Hamilton. The figures show elevations above the sea.

for the reception of any and all additional facts which may modify and enlarge his theories. In the present case most interesting additions to our knowledge of the facts were made by Prof. Joseph F. James, who called attention to the breadth and depth of the valley running northward from Cincinnati to Hamilton, on the Great Miami River, and to the comparative narrowness and