National Geographic : 1900 Nov
ANNOUNCEMENTS animals within the protective zone, and these are revocable where the provisions of the convention are in any way violated. Another-provision of the convention is that the contracting parties shall, as far as possible in their respective territories, encourage the domestication of zebras, elephants, and ostriches. JOHN B. TORBERT. ANNOUNCEMENTS The Board of Managers of the National Geographic Society begs to announce to the resident members that about 200 responses to circular letter of October 18,1900, have been received. A very large majority of the replies favor a reduction of the number of lectures by dropping either or both the Lenten and Technical courses. With this positive expression of preference on the part of the res ident members, and in view of the probable increase in cost of the Technical course, due to the fact that a more expensive hall than that of Columbian University would have to be secured, the Board has decided to discontinue the Technical course during November and December and to omit the Lenten course of the present season. The Popular course at the Congregational Church will be given as here tofore on alternate Fridays, beginning Friday, November 9, 1900. Membership tickets admitting two persons to the lectures and a preliminary notice of the lectures during November'and December will be mailed in a few days. POPULAR LECTURES DURING NOVEMBER The course of Popular lectures will be opened Friday, November 9, 1900, by Mr M. H. Saville, of the American Museum of Natural His tory, New York, the subject being "The Ancient City of Mitla, Mexico." The lecture will be illustrated by lantern slides. The second lecture will be given by General A. W. Greely, Chief Signal Officer, U. S. A., on Friday evening, November 23, 1900. Gen eral Greely's subject will be "A Trip through Alaska." The lectures will be given in the Congregational Church, corner of Tenth and G streets northwest, at 8 o'clock p. m. sharp.