National Geographic : 1901 Nov
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PRO GRAM OF LECTURES AND MEETINGS The Popular Course consisting of thirteen lectures will be delivered in the National Rifles Armory, G street between Ninth and Tenth streets northwest, on Friday evenings at 8 o'clock, commencing November 8 and alternating with the Technical Meetings which will be held in the Assembly Hall of Cosmos Club. Experience has shown that it is unwise to arrange lectures too far in advance, as points of geographic interest shift rapidly ; hence only the following dates have been definitely assigned : November 8. -The Twelfth Census . . . . Honorable FREDERICK H. WINES Assistant Director of the Census As a practical sociologist, Dr. Wines has given special attention to the classes and move ments of our population as ascertained by the Census Office, and his lecture will form the first public presentation of interesting facts and conclusions reached during the past year. November 22. -The Interior of Borneo . . . . Prof. A. C. HADDON Oxford, England The natives of Borneo were the object of study of an expedition dispatched to the island from England in 1898-1899. As leader of this expedition, Prof. Haddon obtained much interesting information about the peoples and country of the little-known interior. December 6.-Peary's Progress Toward the Pole . . . . HERBERT L. BRIDGMAN Vice-President Arctic Club ofAmerica Mr. Bridgman will describe the lands nearest to the Pole discovered by Peary in his recent arc tic campaign. Peary is now beginning his fourth consecutive winter in the land of snow and ice. December 20.-The Trans-Siberian Railway . . . . . Honorable E. J. HILL As a member of important committees in the House of Representatives, Mr. Hill has taken a practical interest in the extension of American influence, and has just returned from th e Orient over the Trans-Siberian railway. His journey gave opportunities for observations of much interest, which will receive first announcement through the Society. January 3. - The new Mexico . . . . . . Honorable JOHN W. FOSTER Ex-Secretary of State General Foster was U. S . Minister to Mexico during the years 1873-1880, when the republic was just starting on that phenomenal career of development which raised it to a prominent position among nations and placed its president among the world's great leaders. Twenty years later (in 1901) he revisited the country as its guest; and his observations and impressions will form the theme of his lecture. January 17. -American Progress and Prospects in the Philippines. General A. W . GREELY Chief Signal Officer, U. S . Army General Greely is on his way home from an extended tour among the Philippine Islands. As an example of American progress in the Philippines, it may be stated that 6,000 miles of telegraph lines and cables have been put up in these islands by the U. S. Signal Corps in the three years since the capture of Manila. Telegraph and cable connections are now complete between the northern coast of Luzon and Jolo, I,ooo miles to the south.