1878 Nature  
NATURE merchant service to obtain and bring home information that would be useful to science, and might, by means of lectures and . otherwise, foster a scientific spirit among our commercial population. Much good is done in this way, we believe, by the societies of Marseilles, Bordeaux, and Lyons. Two new geographical societies have, we learn, been established in France, at Metz and Montpellier. The French are evidently doing their best to remove the :eproach so frequently cast at them, of being more 1gnorant of geography than even the English.
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