National Geographic : 1903 Dec
474 THE NATIONAL GE RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY THE U. S. GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Birds of a Maryland Farm. A Local Study of Economic Ornithology: Sylves ter D. Judd. The Animal Industry of Argentina: Frank W. Bicknell. Egyptian Irrigation. A study of irri gation methods and administration in Egypt: Clarence T. Johnston. Japanese Bamboos and Their Intro duction into America: David G. Fair child. Three New Plant Introductions from Japan: Mitsumata, a Japanese paper plant ; Udo, a new winter salad ; Wasabi, the horseradish of the Japa nese: David G. Fairchild. OGRAPHIC MAGAZIN-E Storage of Water on Cache La Poudre and Big Thompson Rivers: C. E. Tait. The Diminished Flow of the Rock River in Wisconsin and Illinois and its Relation to the Surrounding Forests: G. Frederick Schwarz. A Working Plan for Forest Lands in Hampton and Beaufort Counties, South Carolina: Thomas H. Sherrard. U. S. FISH COMMISSION Aquatic Products in Arts and Indus tries-Fish Oils, Fats, and Waxes, Fer tilizers from Aquatic Products: Charles H. Stevenson. Utilization of the Skins of Aquatic Animals: Charles H. Stevenson. Statistics of the Fisheries of the Mid dle Atlantic States: Barton W. Ever mann. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE SOCIETY T HESE meetings will be held in the Assembly Hall of Cosmos Club at 8 p. m. until the new home of the Society, Hubbard Memorial Hall, is completed. No tickets are required for these meetings. December 4. -" The Work of the Bureau of Plant Industry." Dr B. T . Galloway. December 18.-" Early Spanish Cartography of the New World," by Prof. E L . Stevenson, of Rutgers College. January 8,1904. -Annual Meeting; followed by an address by Prof. Wm. M. Davis, of Har vard University, on "A Summer in Turkestan." January 22.-" The Work of the Bureau of Insular Affairs." Col. Clarence R. Edwards. February 5.-"The Work of the Bureau of Statistics " Hon. O . P. Austin. February 12.-" The Work of the Bureau of Fish and Fisheries." Dr B. W. Evermann. March 4.-" The Work of the National Bu reau of Standards." Dr G. M. Stratton. March 18.- " The Work of the U. S . Biolog ical Survey." Dr C. Hart Merriam. POPULAR LECTURES The Popular Lectures will be delivered in the National Rifles' Armory, 920 G street, at 8p. m., on the following dates (tickets are required): Saturday, December 12.- " Marches and Movements of Arnold and Andre." By Mr W. W. Ellsworth, of the Century Company. Illustrated. Friday, January 15,1904.-" Travels in Ara bia and Along the Persian Gulf," by David G. Fairchild, Special Agent of the U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture. Illustrated. Saturday, January 30.- " Joys of the Trail," by Mr Hamlin Garland, author of "The Cap tain of the Gray Horse Troop,'" etc. Illustrated. Announcement of definite dates for the fol lowing lectures in this course will be made later : " Conditions in Macedonia," by Dr Edwin A. Grosvenor, of Amherst College. Illustrated. "'TheLouisiana Purchase Exposition." By Hon. David R. Francis, President of the Lou isiana Purchase Exposition. Illustrated. Provisional arrangements have also been made for addresses on Little Known Peoples of Mexico. Russia and Japan in Korea. The Alaskan Boundary Decision. The general subject of the Afternoon Course of popular lectures is "The Growth of Diplo macy." The special topics and the names of the speakers will be announced in a later pro gram. The first of the series will be given on Saturday, February 27, and the succeeding lectures on March 5, 12, I9, and 26. These lectures will be illustrated.