National Geographic : 1904 Sep
EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CONGRESS 383 PROGRAM OF WASHINGTON SESSIONS Wednesday, September 7, at 9p. m. Informal reception at Hubbard Me morial Hall, Sixteenth and M streets northwest (No. i on map), by the Na tional Geographic Society, to meet the delegates and members and associate members of the Eighth International Geographic Congress. The object of this informal pre-Con gress reception is to afford delegates, members, and associates an opportunity to become acquainted prior to the formal opening of the Congress. Thursday, September 8 Morning, io o'clock.-Formal open ing of Congress at the George Wash ington (Columbian) University Hall, Fifteenth and H streets northwest. (No. 4 on map.) Afternoon, 2 p. m.-Visits to scien tific bureaus, under the guidance of reception committees selected by the respective directors. Evening, Io to 12.-Reception at the U. S. Naval Observatory by the Super intendent of the Observatory, Rear Admiral C. M. Chester, U. S. N. Ar rangements have been made for the ex change of an international telegraphic time signal and message. Friday, September 9 Morning, 10 o'clock-General ses sion, devoted especially to governmental surveys. Afternoon, 2 o'clock-Sectional meet ings: Section A. Physiography of the land. Section F. Bio-geography. Section H. Geodesy and geographic technology. When Section F shall adjourn, on the completion of its work, it will be followed, in the same room, by Section C-Glaciers. When Section H shall adjourn, it will be followed, in the same room, by Section E-Meteorology and terrestrial magnetism. 5 o'clock-Reception by Mrs Gardi ner Greene Hubbard at "Twin Oaks." Evening, 8 o'clock-Lecture by Mr Charles M. Pepper, "The Bolivian Andes." Saturday, September 1o Morning, 10 o'clock-Sectional meet ings as above. Afternoon, 2 o'clock-Sectional meet ings, continued. Evening, 8 o'clock-Reception by President and Mrs Peary at the New Willard. Sunday, September is Members so desiring will have the opportunity of spending a few hours on an excursion boat, passing Mount Ver non and other points of geographic in terest on the lower Potomac. At 7 o'clock the Congress will take a Pennsylvania Railway train at the Sixth Street station, arriving in Philadelphia attop.m. Titles of papers and the order in which they will be read will appear in the daily program.