But as is well-known, the only indigenous race of wild Bovines, (exclusive of the Buffalo,) in the Indian Peninsula, the Gaur, is a flat homed Taurine belonging to the sub-genus Gava? ; northern side of this plateau two considerable streams arise, tba and the Barka, which, after a course of some length, d fall into the Red Sea south of Suakin. This he illustrates bj saving that colour is shewn to be qaite independent of climate : the black Negro and the je Uow Mon- gol maintaining the same ocmiplexion in tropical, temperate and even arctic climates ; the mental (acuities of different races being eqna Uy marked^ and having alwajs been so : that the child of a Yorkshire peasant can be made by education equal to the most learned in the land, whilst the child of an Australian is only capable of learning to a eertain point : and hence that certain races, like the Caucasian are capable of civilization, while others like the Red Imiian and Tasmani- an are not« The paper though propounding no original or extraordina- ry theory, excited considerable discussion among the members, the subject being one, at present, of much interest in the scientific world. We are glad to think that these qualifications are now being applied for the benefit of science with the Expeditionary Force in Abyssinia. Emil von Schlagintweit, upon peculiarities of the languages of the aborigines of India and Thibet, and their analogies, and also on their physical pecu* liarities; with remarks upon the facial characteristics, which elicited some discussion on the subject from Dr. The great Bovine of the Nerbudda gravels, an animal, the remains of which are peculiarly abundant, was a true Taurine, so closely allied to the great Bos primigenius of Europe, (the Bos Urwi) that the differences are scarcely more than sufficient to constitute geographical races. eat mass of the Abyssinian highlands, of an average eleva- ,000 to 8,000 feet, terminates a little north of the parallel i, and opposite to Massowa, in the plateau of Hamozen.
The Council confidently expect that the work will be in every way worthy of the special patronage which has been extended to it by Government, Maulavis Kabfr-ul-Din Ahmad and Abdul B.ah(m have been busily engaged with their edition of Abdul Hamid*s history of the reign of the Emperor Sh&h Jehan, and have issued over 1,200 pages in the course of the year under report. in use for collating the text of this work is a volume of rare accuracy and authenticity. It was presided over by one Khan Jehan, a Pathan of distinction ; he enriched the place by constructing many noble buildings and stately etlifices, of which now only a mosque and a tomb remain. Where the gas (generally I should imagine en) comes from, is not the point.
Iflbermt in different raees, as sre differenoe oi ookrar and other peculiarities. Darwin in his chapters on geographic distribution in this work on the origin of species, had satisfactorily explained most of the phenomena alluded to in Mr. This was followed by a most interesting description by Mr. Blan- ford of much of the Fauna of Central India, in which the question of the varieties of the Bengal tiger, the lion of Central India, various bovine and cervine animals, as well as antelopes and birds, were dis- cussed, and many interesting facts in the natural history of these crea- tures were narrated by the author, who has made Indian Zoology a special subject of study, and who is not merely a closet naturalist, but one who has studied the habits of the animals in a state of nature. The paper induced considerable discnssion, and had the advantage therefore, if not in itself original or new, of doing what appears to me 80 desirable when important questions of a scientific nature are before the world, of directing the attention and of keeping it fixed on the object, as also of eliciting what new views men have actually arrived at, in connection with the points at issue« A paper was then read by the Secretary, from M. There is evidence of the co-existence of men with the animals whose fossil bones are found in th^ Gkdayery gravels ; and that this indicates a great antiquity ; for the fauna of the Nerbudda gravels (which is identical with that of the Godavery,) indicates the presence of animals of Western (African and European) affinities, which have since, in long periods of time, been substituted by creatures of Malayan affinities. Mun- lie Consul at Massowa, intended to visit the Anseba valley Bogos count ly, and an officer of the army whom I knew had to accompany him. Jesse, the Zoologist, and I joined ', which thus amounted to four.
He thinks that it is a remarkable coincidence that the race peopling even geologically newer regions, is higher in the scale, than the race of the next older region. Amery deduces from the study of this subject, that different types of men are separated by wide differences, and that every argument, which has been advanced in support of the unity of the race, will be found, if tested critically, a vain effort to reconcile facts with pre-conceived theories ; also that different capacities are If Frocudimf9 iff the Ajnm Ue SMielff, [Ja H. Blanford took exception to the author's views, and pointed out, that in many respects they were not such as were received by ethnologists ; he thought that Mr. Davis on the Eth- nology of India was read, and as the author premised, it was no new subject, but yet one of great interest, and in the present day attracting considerable attention. Davis ilid not propound any new view or theory, but rather insisted on the value of the study of Craniology as a much more reliable basis for the study of Ethnology, than Philo- logy possibly can be ; and he objected to the affinities of the European 1868.] JProcefdinffs of the Asiatic Society, 19 and Hindoo races being decided alone by the stmctnre of language. A memo- randum was then read by Professor Partridge, Honorary Secretary to the Falconer Memorial Committee, in which he stated that there still remained a debt of Rs. Falconer and he therefore appealed to the members for additional subscription ; not oidy to defray this debt, but to provide a suitable pedestal for the bust, which was there for the Society's inspection. Several members of the Society made remarks on these stone implements ; and an interesting discussion followed on them, as found not only in India, but also in other parts of the world. BUnford said that he was inclined to believe that we have, in them, 20 Proceedings of the Asiatic Society. evide Dce in India of the existence of man at a mnch earlier period than in £nrope ; hnt that the subject has not attracted, among scientific men, the attention it deserves. 1863.] IProeeedingi of the Asiatic Societif, HX Natural History. I therefore was glad to avail myself ortunity for examining a tract of country of this intermediate On my return to Zoulla in June, I learned that Mr.
Both these works, it is expected, will be completed witliin the current^ year. The Taittiriya Araijyaka of the Black Yajur Veda with the com- mentary of Sayan4ch^rya edited by Rajendraldla Mitra, Esq., No. In the course of his description, he compared it with other forms of engines, pointed out its superiority, and contrasted the relative expen- diture of fuel and force in each. I think, therefore, I may safely assume its general J from the usual colour of the prominences. Stoliczka to read his note on The klipse of the 18M August^ 1868, as observed hy the Attstrian 'ion at Ad^. The mornings were cloudy aa so the evenings, while during the middle of the day the heat Y great.
For the reign of his successor Aurangzeb, Maulavi Elh&dam Hossein and Abdal Hae have issued two fasciculi of the Alamgirn&meh of Muhammad Khdzim. The Alamgimfimeh by Muhammad Kazim ibn-i-Mnhammad Amin Munshi, edited by Mawlawis Khddim Hussain and Abdul Hai, No. 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 114, 116, 117, 118, 121, 125, 126, 127, 128, Fasc. The Ain i Akbari by Abul Fazl i Mubdrik i Alldmi, edited by H. There are a tank full of tame crocodiles, supposed to possess many and extraordinary virtues and powers — a mosque, remarkable for having sixty domes ; and a peculiar acoustic phenomenon of a series of sounds which are heard at this place, and loudest after storms and during calms, attributed by some to the distant sea breaking on the shore, but by the Babu and others, to some subterranean cause. Hill, Professor of Engineering in the Presidency College, then read a most interesting paper, which he illustrated by drawings, of a new form of steam engine, whose merits consist in the great economy of fuel and power, not less than in the simplicity of its construction. From what I have heard of the examinations by others, they too saw in every spectrum its l OUgh it was not identified (of course I am speaking of hand copes). Aided by the most valuable and very kind assistance ol Russel, and several other English officers at Aden, the members, xpedition completed all their arrangements in due time, weather at Aden on several days before the eclipse was rather rable and not very promising.
Usage guidelines Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. At the Novemher meeting, Captain Anderson of the Bengal Army exhibited two Andamanese lads of about 10 years age, whose edacation he had undertaken. Munzinger's charge, a wild looking crow of drivers from the Habab tribes, who, 278 Proceedings tffthe Atialie Boeuljf.