National Geographic : 1905 Mar
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY The annual reception of the Society will be held at the home of the Society, Hubbard Memorial Hall,Saturday even ing, March Ii. POPULAR MEETINGS National Rifles' Armory, 920 G street, 8 p. m . March 8.-" Manchv:ia." By Col. W.' S. Schuyler, U. S. Army, who has recently returned after spending eight months with the Russian armies in Manchuria. Illustrated. March 10.-" The Panama Canal." Rear Admiral Colby M. Chester, U. S. N., Superintendent of the U. S. Naval Observatory. Illustrated. March 24.-" The Commercial Prize of the Orient and its Relation to the Commerce of the United States." By Hon. O. P. Austin, Chief of the Bureau or Statistics. Illustrated. March 31.--" From Lexington to Yorktown." By Mr W. W. Ellsworth, of the Century Company. Illustrated. April 14. -" Fighting the Boll Weevil." By Dr L. O. Howard,Chief of the Bureau of Entomology. Illustrated. April 28.-" Niagara Falls." By Dr G. K. Gilbert, Vice-President National Geographic Society. Illustrated. SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS Hubbard Memorial Hall, 8 p. m. March 3.- General subject, "Pro gress in Plant Physiology." Papers by Dr George T. Moore and others on " In oculating the Ground," " Protecting Municipal Water Supply Systems," etc. March 17.-" Japan." The Geography of Japan. By Mr Eki Hioki, First Secretary of the Japa nese Legation. The Fisheries of Japan. By Dr Hugh M. Smith. Agriculture in Japan. By Mr David G. Fairchild. April 7.-" Forestry." Papers by Mr Gifford Pinchot, Mr Overton Price, and others, of the U. S. Bureau of Forestry, and a paper on Japanese Bamboos, by Mr David G. Fairchild. For the benefit of the many new mem bers of the Society the by-laws are re printed below. BY-LAWS OF THE NATIONAL GRAPHIC SOCIETY. GEO- ARTICLE I. - Name. The name of this Society is The National GeographicSociety. ARTICLE II. - Object. The object of the Society is the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge. ARTICLE III. -Membership. SECTION I. The Society shall consist of mem bers, honorary members, fellows,* and patrons. SEC. 2. Members shall be persons interested in geographic science. SEC 3. Honorary members shall be persons who have attained eminence by the promotion of geographic science. They shall not be mem bers of the corporation, nor shall they vote or hold office. SEC. a. Fellows shall be persons engaged in scientific work pertaining to geography. They shall be members of the corporation. SEC. 5 . Patrons shall be persons interested in geography who have contributed one thou sand dollars or more to the objects of the So ciety; they shall be entitled to all the privi leges of membership for life. SEC. 6 . The election of members, honorary members, fellows, and patrons shall be en trusted to the Board of Managers. ARTICLE IV. - Officers. SECTION I. The administration of the Soci ety shall be entrusted to a Board of Managers composed of twenty-four members, eight of whom shall be elected by the Society at each annual meeting, to serve for three years, or until their successors are elected. A majority of the votes cast shall be necessary for election. SEC. 2. The Board of Managers shall elect annually from their own number a President * No fellows have as yet been elected.