CURRENT NOTES The Anthropological Society of St. Louis.-On January 2, there has been organized in St. Louis The Anthropological Society of St. Louis. The membership of the Society consists essentially of the local anatomists and prominent medical men interested in anthropological research; but its interests will comprise the whole field of anthropology. Professor R. J. Terry has been elected the first President of the Society. Mr. George G. Heye, director of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, announces that the department of physical anthropology, which had to be closed during the period of the war, has again resumed active work under the direction of the same staff, namely, Dr. James B. Clemens and Dr. Bruno Oetteking. The department has now separate housing accommodations a t 11 St. Nicholas Place, corner of 150th Street, which suits its present needs. Dr. HrdliEka left Washington early in January for the Far East, in the interests of his studies on the origin of the American Indian, and in those of anthropological work in China and Hawaii. He expects to be back in June. The JOURNAL will meanwhile be in the hands of Dr. Gerrit S. Miller, curator of the Division of Mammals, U. S. National Museum. As the JOURNAL was going to press it became known th a t the XX International Congress of Americanists, which was t o have met a t Rio de Janeiro in June of this year, has been indefinitely postponed. The reason given is that the unsettled world conditions prevent European representatives from attending. It has been intimated th a t the next Congress will meet in 1922. Dr. A. A. Mendes Corr&a, formerly assistant of the faculty of science of the University of Oporto where he was teaching anthropology since 1912, has been some time ago proposed by the faculty for the vacant place of ordinary professor. A faculty of letters having been lately founded in the University, Dr. Mendes Corr&a was named ordinary professor of the new faculty for the group of geographical sciences which include anthropology. From the daily press we learn th at Dr. and Mrs. Gustaf Dolinder, the former a leading Swedish scientist, sailed for South America early in January. They expect to remain one year, engaged in general ethnographic and archeological investigations; considerable attention will later be devoted t o the Indian tribes of the Magdalen River region. 197 AMER.JOUR.PHYS.ANTHROP.. VOL.111, No. 1. 198 CURRENT NOTES Dr. Frane Boas late in December tendered his resignation as one of the representatives of the American Anthropological Association on the Committee of Anthropology and Psychology of the National Research Council. Ludwig Xtieda.E%--Belated German periodicals bring the announcement of the death of Dr. L. 5. Stieda, emeritus professor of anatomy at the Konigsberg University. He died in 1918, in his eighty-second year. Physical anthropology owes a debt to Professor Stieda for his lifelong interest in the science, and for his very useful annual reviews of Russian anthropological literature, published periodically for many years in the Archiv f u r Anthropologie. Richard Lynch Garner.&-Professor Garner, who was widely known through his investigations among the anthropoid apes, died suddenly at Chattanooga, Tennessee, on January 23,1920. He was an indefatigable worker, and has contributed greatly to our knowledge of the life and habits of the apes. Horatio C. Wood.B-Science reports the death, on January 3, of Horatio C. Wood+, M. D., LL. D., emeritus professor of materia medica, pharmacy and general therapeutics in the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. NOTESFROM FAREAST Dr. J. G. Andersson, of the Chinese Geological Survey, has loaned a number of human skeletons from Chihli Province excavations to the anthropological department of the Peking Union Medical College. Dr. E. H. Tang, president of the Government Special Medical School in Peking, has also loaned his valuable series of Chihli Province crania t o the anthropological department of the college. THE PBre Florent De Preter, of the Belgian Mission a t Chin-Chow, who has been decorated by the Chinese government for his ethnological work in Manchuria, has recently visited Peking. Arrangements for the despatch of an expedition by the department of anthropology, P. U. M. C., to investigate the cave.burials in the vicinity of Chin-Chow have been greatly facilitated by PBre De Preter’s cordial cooperation. Mr. Roy C. Andrews, of the American Museum of Natural History, has obtained a number of human crania from the vicinity of Urga. Mr. Andrews experienced the greatest difficulty in collecting and transporting this material owing to the present unsettled condition of that part of Mongolia.