National Geographic : 1906 Nov
PROGRAM OF MEETINGS OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 1906-1907 The completed program of the popular and technical meetings of the National Geographic Society for 1906-1907 is given below. The annual banquet of the Society will be held December 15, at the New Willard, Washington, D. C. It is hoped that many members from neighboring cities will attend. The Library of the Society is open to members during office hours. The Society is receiving the geographical, scientific, and popular periodicals, and has a considerable number of useful geo graphical books. THE POPULAR COURSE The general subject of the popular course of addresses for 1906-1907 will be "Pan-America." The addresses in this Course will be delivered in the National Rifles Ar mory, 920 G street, at 8 p. m., on Friday evenings of the following dates. November 9-"Colombia-a Land of Great Possibilities." By Hon. John Barrett, U. S. Minister to Colombia. Illustrated. November i6-"Digging the Ditch." By Dr Willis Fletcher Johnson, Asso ciate Editor of the New York Tribune and author of "Four Centuries of the Panama Canal." Illustrated. This will be a popular account of the greatest engineering feat of all ages, with a description of the Republic of Panama and of the Panamans. November 30-"Beautiful Ecuador." By Hon. Joseph W. Lee, U. S. Minister to Ecuador. Illustrated. December 7-"The New China." By Hon. John W. Foster, formerly Secre tary of State and Chairman of the Chi nese delegation to the Hague. December 14-"Russia and the Duma." By Mr William E. Curtis. Illustrated. December 21 - "Our Immigrants : Where They Come From, What They Are, and What They Do After They Get Here." By Hon. F. P. Sargent, Commissioner General of Immigration. Illustrated. January 4- "Camping Expeditions in the Canadian Rockies." By Mr Howard Du Bois. January i8-"The Guianas." By Prof. Angelo Heilprin, of Yale University. Illustrated. Very little is known about this fasci nating section of South America-one of the most beautiful and luxuriant re gions of the globe. January 19 (Saturday)-"Two Thou sand Miles in the Saddle Through Co lombia and Ecuador." By Hon. John Barrett, U. S. Minister to Colombia. Illustrated. January 25 - "Bolivia - a Country Without a Debt." By the Bolivian Minister, Sefior F. Calderon. Illus trated. February i-"The Rising Pacific Em pire." By Hon. George C. Perkins, U. S. Senator from California. February 8-"An American in Cuba." By Mr Walter D. Wilcox. Illustrated. Mr Wilcox is well known to mem bers of the National Geographic Soci ety because of his previous wonderfully illustrated lectures on the Canadian Rockies. For the past two years he has been living in Cuba, where he is inter ested in a mahogany forest. February9-"A Trip to Argentine and Paraguay." By Mr John W. Titcomb, of the U. S. Bureau of Fisheries. Illus trated. Mr Titcomb was recently invited by the Argentine government to investigate the fisheries of the republic and to recom mend a plan for their improvement. He spent nearly a year in Argentine and Paraguay, engaged on the work, which gave him special opportunities of seeing the people and country. February 15-"Ten Years of Polar Work; or, What we Know and What we Want to Know." By Mr Herbert L. Bridgman, Secretary of the Peary Actic Club. Illustrated. March i-"Santo Domingo and Haiti." By Rear Admiral Chester, U. S. Navy. Illustrated. March 15 - "The Regeneration of Korea." By Mr George Kennan. Il lustrated.