National Geographic : 1906 Jan
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC POPULAR MEETINGS National Rifles' Armory, 920 G Street January 5-"Russia and the Russian People." By Mr Melville E. Stone, Gen eral Manager of the Associated Press. It will be remembered that it was Mr Stone who two years ago persuaded the Czar Nicholas to grant freedom from the censor to foreign correspondence from St Petersburg. January Ig-"An Attempt at an In terpretation of Japanese Character." By Hon. Eki Hioki, First Secretary of the Japanese Legation. January 25-"The Ziegler Polar Ex pedition of 1903-1905." By Messrs W. S. Champ, Anthony Fiala, and W. J. Peters. February 2-"Austria Hungary." By Edwin A. Grosvenor, LL. D., Professor of International Law in Amherst College, author of "Constantinople," "Contempo rary History," etc. February io-"A Flamingo City." By Dr Frank M. Chapman, of the American Museum of Natural History. Illustrated. February 16-"Africa from Sea to Center." By Mr Herbert L. Bridgman. Illustrated. Africa in transition today challenges the attention of the world. Few intelli gent Americans know to what extent its possibilities have been developed since Livingstone's day, a development that in rapidity promises to exceed that of North America. February 2o--"China." By Hon. Charles Denby, of the State Department, and for many years resident in China. February 23-"The Personal Wash ington." By Mr W. W. Ellsworth, of the Century Company. Illustrated. 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 collection of prints, manu scripts, and letters referring to the per sonal side of Washington ever brought together. SOCIETY March 2-"Our Immigrants: Where They Come from, What They Are, and What They Do After They Get Here." By Hon. F. P. Sargent, U. S. Commis sioner General of Immigration. Illus trated. March 16-"Oriental Markets and Market Places." By Hon. O. P. Austin, Chief U. S. Bureau of Statistics. Illus trated. March 30-It is hoped that official business will permit the Secretary of the Navy, Honorable Charles J. Bonaparte, to address the Society on "The American Navy." April 13-"The Regeneration of Ko rea by Japan." By Mr George Kennan. Illustrated. SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS Hubbard Memorial Hall, 8 P. M. January 12-Annual meeting. Re ports and elections. "Progress in the Reclamation of the West." ByMrF. H. Newell, Chief Engineer Reclamation Service. January 26-"The Carnegie Institu tion." By President R. S. Woodward. February 9-"The Introduction of Foreign Plants." By Mr David G. Fair child, Agricultural Explorer, U. S. De partment of Agriculture. February 24-"Hunting with the Camera." By Hon. George Shiras, Mem ber of Congress from 3d District, Penn sylvania. March 9-"The United States Bureau of the Census." By Hon. S. N. D. North, Director. March 23-"The Death Valley." By Mr Robert H. Chapman, U. S. Geolog ical Survey. April 6-"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. April 20-"The Protection of the United States Against Invasion by Dis ease." By Dr Walter Wyman, Surgeon General Marine Hospital Service.