National Geographic : 1905 Dec
NATIONAL GEOG ing to learn. The Ethnological Survey is doing good work in studying the primitive inhabitants of the Philippine Islands. A previous report on " The Negritos" was noticed in this maga zine several months ago. Report of the Smithsonian Institution for 1904. Pp. 800. 6 x 9 inches. Illustrated. Washington : Govern ment Printing Office. 1905. The Report of the Smithsonian Insti tution for 1904 contains papers of geo graphic value, as follows: On Mountains and Mankind. Douglas W. Freshfield. Morocco. Theobald Fischer. NATIONAL GEOC THE annual dinner will be on De cember 20. For special announce ment see page 569. 6 THE POPULAR COURSE The addresses in this course are de livered in the National Rifles Armory, 920Gstreet, at8p. m. December 8-" What Shall be Done with the Yosemite Valley." By Mr William E. Curtis. Illustrated. The Yosemite Valley has been receded to the federal government by act of the California legislature, but has not yet been formally accepted by Congress. December 22-"An Attempt at an Interpretation of Japanese Character." By Hon. Eki Hioki, First Secretary of the Japanese Legation. December 23 (Saturday)-"A Mili tary Observer in Manchuria." ByMajor Joseph Kuhn, U. S. A. Illustrated. January 5-"Russia and the Russian People." By Mr Melville E. Stone, Gen eral Manager of the Associated Press. January 19-" Railway Rates." By Hon. Martin A. Knapp, President of the Interstate Commerce Commission. RAPHIC SOCIETY 575 The Work of the Reclamation Service. F. H. Newell. The Yuma Reclamation Project. J. B. Lip pincott. The Pearl Fisheries of Ceylon. Prof. W. A . Herdman. Flying Fish and Their Habits. Dr Theodore Gill. An Inquiry Into the Population of China. W. W. Rockhill. The Economic Conquest of Africa by the Railroads. A. Fock. The Present Aspects of the Panama Canal. William H. Burr. The Sanitation of the Isthmian Canal Zone. W. C. Gorgas. The Projected New Barge Canal of the State of New York. Col. Thomas W. Symons. Archaeology of the Pueblo Region. Edgar L. Hewett. GRAPHIC SOCIETY January 25 (Thursday)-" The Zieg ler Polar Expedition of 1903-1905." By Messrs W. S. Champ, Anthony Fiala, and W. J. Peters. A novel feature of this meeting will' be the exhibition of moving pictures of Arctic scenes. February 2-"'Austria Hungary." By Edwin A. Grosvenor, LL. D., Pro fessor of International Law in Amherst Co';l 6 e, author of "Constantinople," " Contemporary History," etc. February 10 (Saturday)-"A Fla mingo City." By Dr Frank M. Chap man, American Museum of Natural His tory. February 16-" Africa from Sea to Center." By Mr Herbert L. Bridg man. Illustrated. Africa in transition today challenges the attention of the world. Few intel ligent 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 20 (Tuesday)-" China." By Hon. Charles Denby, of the State Department.