A series of notes includes information on geographic topics from tropical ants to the bubonic plague.
The Road to Bolivia ( Part I)
En route to Bolivia the author enjoys a tour of South America including a trip through the center of the Inca Empire in Peru.
The Prevention of Hailstorms by the Use of Cannon
Discharging mortar rounds during the heavy stillness preceding a major storm is found to greatly reduce the occurrence of destructive hailstorms.
The Revolt of the Ashantis
A state of insurrection prevails in Ashanti, where rebellion against British rule continues.
The U. S. Signal Corps in Porto Rico
A map of Porto Rico ( Puerto Rico) shows railroads, ports, and systems of communication throughout the country.
The Colonial Expansion of France
The author proposes that French colonialism is working for international enrichment and that it has historically had a positive influence on the peoples it has reached and has reflected well upon the French themselves.
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