National Geographic May 1903
The Conquest of Bubonic Plague in the Philippines
A campaign to seek and destroy plague- ridden rats and encourage sanitation among the people succeeds in banishing bubonic plague from the Philippine Islands.
The British South Polar Expedition
Under the leadership of Captain Scott, a British team aiming for the South Pole reaches closer than any other expedition to date.
Benguet- -The Garden of the Philippines
About the size of Rhode Island, the province of Benguet boasts a climate conducive to tropical, subtropical, and temperate plant life.
American Development of the Philippines
Congress has appropriated three million dollars to alleviate the distress of famine caused by political disturbances, animal disease, and the human devastation of cholera.
Improvements in the City of Manila
Public works projects in and around Manila include playgrounds, baseball fields, cricket grounds, and expanded botanical gardens.
The United States- -Land and Waters
The U. S. owes much of its prosperity to an endowment of favorable geographic conditions, such as a diverse climate, natural harbors, fertile plains, and mineral- rich mountains.
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