National Geographic : 1904 Sep
EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CONGRESS 379 ing their checks at the headquarters, Ebbitt House. CAB SERVICE The Pennsylvania Railroad operates a cab-service system, the main office being at the Pennsylvania Railroad station, Sixth and B streets northwest (tele phone, main 1640). The rates follow : By the Trip One and a half miles or less, direct to or from station to one address, one person, 25 cents. Each additional person, 25 cents. Each additional address, one or two persons, 25 cents. Each additional address, more than two persons, each person, io cents. Each additional half mile or less, each person, o1 cents. On Call, to go to Station To call at any address within i I miles of Sixth Street station, one person, 25 cents. Each additional person, 25 cents. Each additional half mile or less, each person, io cents. By the Hour One or two persons, first hour or less, 75 cents. Three or four persons, $i.oo. Each additional quarter hour or less, one or two persons, 20 cents. Three or four persons, 25 cents. STREET CARS Street-car lines charge 5 cents within city limits, or 6 tickets for 25 cents, and free transfers are given to branch lines. If transfer to another branch is desired, ask for the transfer when the fare is paid. Visitors desiring to see Washington can also take the " Seeing Washington Car." Tickets can be obtained at head quaters at a special rate, to members and associates of the Congress, of 40 cents for regular trips. Arrangements for special parties can be made at head quarters. SIGHT-SEEING AUTOMOBILE Arrangements have been made with the Auto Transit Company for person ally conducted tours of the city by means of their Big Red Automobile. This auto goes direct to every point of interest, and is accompanied by a com petent lecturer, who gives an accurate account of every point, historic and in teresting. This is perhaps the most comprehen sive and comfortable means of seeing all the sights. Tickets can be purchased at head quarters at 80 cents for the entire trip. This rate is for members of the Con gress only. These trips require about two hours for the round trip, and will afford the visitors a quick way of seeing the resi dential portion of the city. TELEGRAPH COMPANIES Western Union, main office, corner Fourteenth and F streets northwest, opposite headquarters. Postal,main office, 1345 Pennsylvania avenue northwest. MESSENGER SERVICE The Mutual District Messenger Com pany, main office, 1401 F street north west. The Postal Telegraph Cable Com pany, 1345 Pennsylvania avenue north west. PLACES TO SEE Bureaus of Special GeographicInterest Geological Survey, 1330 F street. Weather Bureau, corner of Twenty fourth and M streets. Plant Industry Bureau, Department of Agriculture. Biological Survey, Department of Agriculture.