Chamonix. In connection with the celebrations attending the visit of British royalty to France, M. Paul Payot, at the Ruskin Stone, read a paper on “The Englishman at Chamonix,” and exhibited in the window of the Pâtisserie des Alpes various appropriate items from his remarkable collection of prints and manuscripts. A wreath was placed below the Paccard plaque by members of the American Alpine Club present at the time.
Our attention was called to the neglect into which the unique local Alpine Museum at the Hôtel de Ville has fallen, it being now closed to the public and many of its exhibits in danger of destruction. As this is due to the indifference of the Conseil Municipal, it is hoped that steps will be taken to reopen the rooms, which contain much that is interesting to visiting mountaineers and travellers.