National Geographic : 1906 Feb
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE San Diego, California. On the whole, it is a rather hot place; but then it is "just over the border." A trail, which in some places has been made a fair cart road, extends from Tia Juana along the whole extent of the peninsula to La Paz, the most important vil lage, and thence to Lower San Jose. A Mexi- can colony might settle at various places on the peninsula and prosper fairly at fruit farming, but it is doubtful if a single location exists where an American colony could do anything but starve. Some of the mesa lands have an elevation of 4,000 feet. As a rule, they furnish fair grazing. J. W . REDWAY. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Popular Meetings National Rifles Armory, 920 G street, N.W., 8 p.m. Friday, February 2-"The Greek Monas teries at Mt Athos and the Greek Church." Illustrated. Dr Edwin A. Grosvenor, pro fessor of international law in Amherst Col lege. The Mt Athos monasteries were founded 1,5oo years ago. Ten thousand monks live there now. No woman nor any female creature-not even a cow or a pussy cat has set foot within the grounds during 1,500 years. Saturday, February Io-"A Flamingo City and Bird Life in the Barbados." Illustrated. Dr Frank M. Chapman, American Museum of Natural History. Friday, February i6-"Africa from Sea to Center." Illustrated. Mr Herbert L. Bridg man. Africa in transition today challenges the attention of the world. Few intelligent Americans know to what extent its possibili ties have been developed since Livingstone's day, a development that in rapidity prom ises to exceed that of North America. Saturday, February 17, at Hubbard Memo rial Hall-"Across South America." Illus trated. Mr Alvah D. James. Tuesday February 20-"My Captivity in Morocco." Illustrated. Mr Ion Perdicaris. Friday February 23- "The Personal Washington." Illustrated. Mr W. W. Ells worth of the Century Company. This is not a lecture in the ordinary sense of the word, but it is an exhibition through the medium of the stereopticon of the greatest collec tion of prints, manuscripts, and letters refer ring to the personal side of Washington ever brought together. Friday, March 2-"Our Immigrants: Where They Come from, What They Are, and SOCIETY What They do After They Get Here." Illus trated. Hon. F. P. Sargent, Commissioner General of Immigration. Thursday, March 8-"The Russian Peas ant." By Frank G. Carpenter. Illustrated. Friday, March I6-"Oriental Markets and Market Places." By Hon. O . P. Austin, Chief U. S. Bureau of Statistics. Illustrated. Friday, March 3o-"The Total Eclipse of the Sun, July, 1905, as observed in Spain." By Rear Admiral Colby M. Chester,U.S.N ., Superintendent U. S. Naval Observatory. Tuesday, April 13-It is hoped that official business will permit the Secretary of the Navy, Hon. Charles J. Bonaparte, to address the Society on "The American Navy." Scientific Meetings Hubbard Memorial Hall, 8 p. m. Friday, February 9-"The Introduction of Foreign Plants." By Mr David G. Fair child, Agricultural Explorer, U. S. Depart ment of Agriculture. Friday, March 9-"The United States Bureau of the Census." ByHon.S.N.D. North, Director, Bureau of the Census. Friday, March 23-"The Death Valley." By Mr Robert H. Chapman, U. S. Geological. Survey. Friday, April 6-"Hunting with the Camera." By Hon. George Shiras, Member of Congress from the third district of Penn sylvania. Friday, April 20-"The Protection of the United States Against Invasion by Disease."' By Dr Walter Wyman, Surgeon General. Marine Hospital Service.