The Third International Congress of Alpinism will be held at Chamonix, August 25th to 28th to discuss numerous items under the six main headings of Mountaineering (general and technical), Science, Conservation, Travel and Transportation, Health, and Art, and to endeavor to arrive at a basis for international cooperation in these subjects. There will be unveiled a placque, similar to the Whymper placque at Zermatt, in memory of Doctor Paccard, who made the first ascent of Mont Blanc in company with Jacques Balmat. The design is by the eminent French sculptor, Paul Silvestre, under the direction of Mr. Mon- tagnier. This memorial has been instigated through the French Alpine Club by some of its American members, and has been underwritten by them to the extent of $300. A substantial contribution has been promised by the A. C. The names of the French, American and English clubs will appear on the memorial. Members desiring to subscribe may send their checks to Dr. J. Monroe Thorington, 2031 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.