National Geographic : 1903 Nov
PROGRAM OF MEETINGS OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 1903-1904 T HE National Geographic Society has re cently moved into its new home, the Gardiner Greene Hubbard Memorial Hall, Sixteenth and M streets. As the build ing is not entirely completed, the formal open ing of the hall will be deferred for the present. The National Geographic Society presents during the season of 1903-1904 three courses of meetings-a Popular Series of io illustrated lectures, a Scientific Series of o1meetings, and an Afternoon Series of 5 popular lectures. The Society aims to present in the Popular Course subjects of a geographic character that possess an immediate interest for the public. The Scientific Meetings are planned particu larly for men actively engaged in geographic work. While these meetings are designed for scientific workers, they have proved during the last two winters of great interest to a large number of others, who do not profess to be geographers, but who wish to follow what is being done by the scientific departments of the government and by specialists throughout the United States. POPULAR COURSE The lectures in the Popular Course will be delivered in the National Rifles Armory, 920 G street, at 8 p. m., on the following dates : Saturday, October 24.-' 'Arctic Exploration."' By Commander Robert E. Peary, U. S. N . Illustrated. Friday, November 13. -" On the action of Radium, Roentgen Rays, and Ultra Violet Light upon minerals, with radium of 300,000 and I,8oo,ooo activity." By Mr George F. Kunz and Dr Charles Baskerville. Friday, November 27.-" Taking the Census of the Filipinos." By Mr Henry Gannett, of the U. S. Geological Survey Illustrated. Saturday, December 12. - "Marches and Movements of Arnold and Andre." By Mr W. W. Ellsworth, of the Century Co. Illus trated. Announcement of definite dates for the fol lowing lectures in this course will be made later: "Joys of the Trail," by Mr Hamlin Gar land, author of "The Captain of the Gray Horse Troop," etc. Illustrated. "Conditions in Macedonia," by Dr Edwin A. Grosvenor, of Amherst College. Illustrated. "The Louisiana Purchase Exposition," by Hon. David R. Francis, President of the Lou isiana Purchase Exposition. Illustrated. "Travels in Arabia and Along the Persian Gulf," by David G. Fairchild, Special Agent of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Il lustrated. Provisional arrangements have also been made for addresses on Little Known Peoples of Mexico. Russia and Japan in Korea. The Alaskan Boundary Decision. SCIENTIFIC COURSE The first three meetings of this course will be held in the Assembly Hall of the Cosmos Club, Fifteenth and H streets. The succeed ing meetings will be at the new home of the Society, Hubbard Memorial Hall. November 20. - " European Methods of Checking Advancing Sand Dunes." A. S. Hitchcock, Assistant Agrostologist, Depart ment of Agriculture. 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. At later meetings the geographical work of the Bureau of Insular Affairs, of the U. S. Fish Commission, of the National Bureau of Stand ards, of the Biological Survey, of the Bureau of Immigration, and of the Bureau of Statistics of the Department of Commerce and Labor will be discussed. AFTERNOON COURSE 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 Tuesday, February 23, and the succeeding lectures on March I, 8, 15, and 22. These lectures will be illustrated. LECTURE TICKETS Each member of the Society can purchase one season ticket, admitting two persons to all lectures, for three dollars. Persons not members of the Society may purchase one ticket, admitting two persons to all lectures, for six dollars. Single admission tickets, at fifty cents each, may be obtained at Hubbard Memorial Hall or at the lecture-hall door. APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP Applications for membership in the Society should be sent to the Secretary, who will pre sent all nominations to the Board of Managers for action by them. The dues for members are two dollars per annum. All members re ceive the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE, an illustrated monthly, issued by the Society. Annual dues may be commuted and life mem bership acquired by the payment of fifty dol lars. The membership fee of two dollars, for persons elected to the Society in November and December, includes all dues to January r, 1905.