National Geographic : 1901 Feb
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Popular Meetings. November 9, 9Ioo.--Prof. Willis L. Moore in the chair. Dr. M. H. Saville, of the American Museum of Natural History, New York city, delivered an illustrated address, "The Ancient City of Mitla, Mexico." November 23, rgoo.-Mr. Marcus Baker in the chair. Gen. A. W. Greely, Chief Signal Officer, U. S. A., delivered an illustrated address, "A trip through Alaska." December 7, rpoo.-PresidentGraham Bell in the chair. Dr. W. A. P. Martin, President of the Imperial University at Pekin, delivered an address, "'TheSiege of Pekin." December S8,r9oo.-Mr. G. K. Gilbert in the chair. Capt. Ewart S. Grogan, the first white man to cross Africa from south to north, delivered an illustrated address, " From Cape to Cairo." December2, 19oo.-PresidentGraham Bell in the chair. Mr. Gifford Pinchot, Forester, U. S. Department of Agricult ure, delivered an illustrated address, "The Proposed Appalachian Park." January 4, 1roz.- -President Graham Bell in the chair. Mr. Joseph Stanley Brown delivered an illustrated address, " The Franciscan Missions of Southern California." JanuaryIg,i 9po.-PresidentGraham Bell in the chair. Mr. Arthur P. Davis delivered an illustrated address, "The Isthmian Canal Routes." Technical Meetings. Decemberz4, 19 oo.-President Graham Bell in the chair. Papers were read as fol lows: ''Winter Precipitation in Relation to Irrigation," by Dr. H. C. Frankenfield; "The Survey for an All-American Cable to the Philippines and the Orient," by C SOCIETY G. W. Littlehales; "American Arc Measures," by C. A. Schott. Januaryn, gpol.-PresidentGraham Bell in the chair. Papers were read as follows: "The Stenometer as a Distance Measurer," by W. J. Peters; "The Establishment of Compass Deviation Range-marks on Delaware Breakwater," by D. B.Wainwright ; "A Topographic Cycle on Glaciers," by G. K. Gil bert. Announcement of Meetings. February z, 19or. -" Mexico, Her Characteristics and Recent Progress," by Dr. Don Juan N. Navarro, Mexican Consul General at New York. February 15, 19or.- " Explorations in Abyssinia," by Otis T. Crosby. March 1, p1oz.-" The Recent Famine in India," by Gilson Willets. These lectures will be delivered in the Congregational Church, 9 th and G streets, at 8 p. m. TECHNICAL MEETINGS for the reading of papers and discussion will be held in the hall of the Cosmos Club on the even ings of February 8 and 22. The committee having in charge the formation of the programs for the tech nical meetings of the Society desire to invite members to report to the Secre tary of the Society the titles of com munications bearing upon geographical research that are available for presenta tion to the Society during the months of February, March, April, and May, 1901. The subject of the LENTEN COURSE of lectures for this year is " The Countries of Asia." The first lecture of the series will be at 4.20 p. m., Tuesday afternoon, February 26, in the Columbia Theater, 12th and F streets, Washington, D. C.