National Geographic : 1904 Aug
raphy; introduced by an address from Sir John Murray. i o'clock : Buffet lunch at the Amer ican Museum of Natural History. Afternoon, 2.30 o'clock: Sectional meetings in rooms of the American Museum of Natural History. Evening, 8 o'clock: Public lecture. 9.15 o'clock : Reception tendered by the American Geographical Society. Wednesday, September 14 Morning, Io o'clock : Sectional meet ings. r o'clock : Buffet lunch at the Amer ican Museum of Natural History. Afternoon, 2.30 o'clock: Sectional meetings, devoted especially to commer cial geography. Evening, 8 o'clock: Subscription din ner complimentary to foreign delegates. Thursday, September 15 At 9 o'clock the party will leave the pier at West One hundred and twenty ninth street for an excursion up the Hudson River on the steamer Richmond. After passing through the lower valley and the highlands, landing will be made at Fishkill. Here trolley and elevator cars will transfer the party to the top of Mt Beacon, from which a splendid view of the Hudson Valley and bordering mountains may be obtained. Professor William Davis will conduct the field meeting on Mt Beacon. Taking the steamer again about 4 o'clock, the party will proceed down the river to West Point, where landing will be made to visit the U. S. Military Academy. The corps of cadets will be seen in their regular afternoon exercises, closing with a dress parade. The party will take a ferry from West Point to connect with the special train on the New York Central Railroad at 8 o'clock,while members leaving the party here will take steamer for New York at about 7 o'clock. Lunch will be served on board the steamer before reaching Fishkill, and dinner will be served for members re turning to New York after leaving West Point. Friday, September 16 The party will arrive at Niagara Falls at 7 o'clock a. m. After an address on the geographic development of the great cataract by Mr G. K. Gilbert, there will be a general field meeting, in charge of geographers familiar with the region. The party will descend the river on the left (Canadian) side of the gorge in trolley cars to Queenstown ; thence they will ferry to Lewiston, and ascend the right (American) side of the gorge past the Whirlpool Rapids, resuming the special train at 7.30 o'clock p. m. Saturday, September 17 Morning, 8 o'clock: Arrive at Twelfth Street station, Chicago. io o'clock: General session at Cobb Hall. I o'clock: Buffet lunch at Hutchin son Hall. Afternoon, 2.30 o'clock : Visits to va rious buildings of Chicago University, to Field Columbian Museum, to the Musium of Fine Arts, and to the Chi cago Public Library. Evening, 8 o'clock: Reception ten dered by the Geographical Society of Chicago, at Historical Society Building. Sunday, September 18 If desired by any considerable num ber of members, an opportunity will be afforded for a view of the Chicago lake front from an excursion steamer. At io o'clock p. m. the party will take a special train on the Illinois Central Railway at Twelfth Street station (Twelfth Street and Michigan Boule vard) for St Louis. Monday, September 19 Morning, 8 o'clock : Arrive at Union station; breakfast at station (Terminal Hotel), afterward taking a Wabash shuttle train to World's Fair Grounds.