National Geographic : 1900 Apr
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE EXCURSIONS OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAFHIC SOCIETY. Excursion to High Island.-A trip to High Island on the Potomac, just below the Little Falls, has been planned for Wednesday, April 4, 1900. It is expected that a party from the Teachers' Geography Club of Boston will also join in the excursion. Those members of the Society intending to make the trip will rendezvous in Georgetown, at the junction of the Metropolitan and Cabin John lines, at 1.30 P. M. Thence the party will proceed by electric car and on foot to High Island, where the topographic as well as the botanic and geologic features of the place will receive attention. The talk on topography and geology will be given by Mr G. K. Gilbert, of the U. S. Geological Survey; that on the botany of the region by Mr F. V. Coville, of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Returning, the party will reach Washington by 6 P. M . THE ANNUAL FIELD MEETING of the NATIONAL GEoG1APHIC SOCIETY has been arranged so that the members of the Society may have an opportunity to observe the total eclipse of the sun which takes place on Monday, May 28. As the center of the belt of totality will pass near Norfolk, Virginia, the board of managers of the Society have made a conditional contract with the Norfolk & Washington Steamboat Company for an excursion to that city and vicinity. The party will leave Washington by the Norfolk & Washington steamer at 7 o'clock P. M ., Sunday, May 27. Returning, leave Norfolk at 6 o'clock Monday afternoon reaching Washington on Tuesday morning in time for breakfast at home. The total duration of the eclipse will be 2 hours, 34 minutes, and 6 seconds, of which 1 minute and 26 seconds will be total. The eclipse will be entirely over at 10:15.6 A. M., and from that hour until 6 o'clock the steamer will be at the disposal of the party for a cruise around the harbor and visits to the many points of interest around Norfolk, such as the Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Newport News, Fortress Monroe, the Indian Industrial School at Hampton, etc. The cost of the round-trip ticket (including transportation and three meals on boat Monday, but not including sleeping accommodations) will be $6. The charge for state rooms, accommodating two persons, will be from $1 to $3 for each person, according to location. The larger staterooms can be made to accommodate 3 persons by placing a cot therein. A charge of fifty cents will be made in such cases. Cots in the main saloon will be charged for at the rate of fifty cents. These rates are for the round trip. The number of tickets to be sold is limited to 250, and as there are only 90 state rooms, accommodating 180 persons, on the boat, they will be allotted to members in order of their application. Members who desire staterooms or cots should make their reservations as early as possible. A guarantee deposit of $2 on each ticket will be re quired when the rooms are reserved. A diagram of the steamer showing the location and prices of rooms will be found at the Offices of the Society, Rooms 107=108, Corcoran Building, Washington, D. C, HENRY ROMEIKE'S BUREAU OF PRESS CUTTINGS, ino Fifth Avenue, New York, Reads every paper of importance published in the United States, and through its European agencies in London, Paris, Berlin, and Vienna every paper of importance published in Europe and the British Colonies. One subscription on any given sub ject will bring notices from the United States, and if desired also from the European papers. Write for terms.