National Geographic : 1904 Jul
EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CONGRESS 301 io o'clock - Meeting with the World's Congress of Science and Arts in the Hall of Congresses, Administration Building, World's Fair. Afternoon: Opportunity for inspec tion of exhibits of geographic interest (to be listed in a later program). Tuesday, September 20 Morning, Io o'clock: Meeting with World's Congress of Science and Arts, in the Department of Sciences of the Earth. Evening, 8 o'clock: Lecture by the President of the Congress, Commander Robert E. Peary, U. S. N. Wednesday, September z2 The members of the International Geographic Congress will meet in con junction with the World's Congress, and will have special opportunities for participating in discussions. Thursday, September22 A formal session closing the Eighth International Geographic Congress will occur at an hour and place to be an nounced in later programs. TRANSPORTATION Transportation from Washington to New York by special train over the Pennsylvania Railroad will be $5. Transportation has been arranged (in cluding sleeping-car berth and meals) from New York to Chicago and St Louis at greatly reduced rates. The cost of this transportation to members, from New York to Niagara Falls, Chicago, and St Louis, the special Pullman train, will be $45. This will include, beside railway fare, sleeping-car service and meals while traveling, and breakfast and transfer to World's Fair at St Louis, and also return railway fare from St Louis to New York, including stop-over privileges in Washington, but not sleep ing car and meals from St Louis to New York. Tickets are good for return pas sage on any regular train on Baltimore and Ohio Railroad out of St Louis. Definite arrangements have been made for an international excursion, leaving St Louis on the evening of September 24 by a special train which will proceed over the Santa Fe lines to the terminal station and hotel on the brink of the Grand Cafion of the Colorado, via Wil liams, Arizona, and will then run via El Paso and the Mexican International Railway to the City of Mexico. Thence the train will return over the Mexican National Railway via Laredo to St Louis. The cost of this international excursion, including sleeping-car privileges and meals, will be approximately $150; time required will be 12 to 14 days. Members desiringhotel ortransportation accommodations, also those wishing to par ticipate in the excursion, should notify the Committee ofArrangementsas soon as pos sible in order thatproperfacilities may be accorded them. Books, maps, and instruments in tended for use in the Congress, also cameras, are admitted free of duty. The owner, however, must make a dec laration to that effect before the customs officers at the port of entry. MEMBERSHIP Membership in the Congress may be acquired by members of geographic and cognate societies on payment of $5 (25 francs, i pound, or 20 marks); persons not members of such societies may ac quire membership by a similar payment and election by the Presidency. Mem bers will be entitled to participate in all sessions and excursions of the Congress and to attend all lectures and social meetings in honor of the Congress; they will also (whether in attendance or not) receive the publications of the Congress, including the daily program and the final Compte Rendu.