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EDUCATIONAL ILLUSTRATED LECTURES ON THE American Tropics INCLUDING THE PANAMA CANAL With views taken on trip of PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT to the Isthmus Figure BY Capt. Charles Mason Fuller FORMERLY UNITED STATES NAVY For Terms and Dates Address Over 500 Engagements Filled CHARLES MASON FULLER, 40 STATE ST., BOSTON, U. S. A. CAPT. FULLER has had ample opportunity to study the country and people he describes, formerly from his official capacity as an officer in the navy, and latterly from his connection with the railroads in the Tropics. He has a personal acquaintance with many of the prominent men in both military and civil life. His lectures give a fair statement of the conditions of the countries, the people, and the present condition. At this time, when the eyes of the civilized world are turned to this section of America, the subjects can but be of interest to all, especially AMERICANS. Capt. Fuller is an easy, graceful speaker, using no notes. His enunciation clear, every word can be plainly heard in all parts of the auditorium. His descriptions are vivid and picturesque, frequently spiced with anecdotes and personal experiences. Each lecture is illustrated with One Hundred Magnificent Stereoptican Views. SUBJECTS OF LECTURES : 1. The Great Panama Canal. 2. Cuba and her Resources. 3. The West Indian Islands. 4. Southern Mexico. 5. Venezuela. 6. Columbus and his Voyages. 7. Evolution of the Battle Ship. Capt. Fuller is prepared to give special lectures on any products of the Tropics—Rubber, Sugar, Coffee, etc., and the OPPORTUNITIES FOR AMERICANS IN THESE LATITUDES. EDUCATIONAL. 1. THE GREAT PANAMA CANAL. This up-to-date lecture gives a complete and comprehensive idea of the various projects to unite the Atlantic and Pacific. Commencing with the discovery of the Pacific by Balboa. The seven routes at Darien. The Panama Canal. Its present condition. The Suez Canal. DeLesseps. Colon. Bohio. Gatun. The Great Dam. Sanitary conditions. The The Great Lake. Culebra Cut. Panama. Cathedral. Canal Building. Ancon. Old Fortifications. Soza Lake. The Cuts. Levels. Time. Locks, etc. Through the courtesy of Admiral Walker, President Isthmian Canal Commission, Capt. Fuller has secured late views, together with numerous views taken on the recent trip to the Isthmus by PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT. 2. CUBA AND HER RESOURCES. This lecture is a comprehensive description of Cuba. Discovery. Topography. Geography. Havana. Matanzas. Cienfuegos. Cardenas. Trinidad. Santiago. The Sugar, Tobacco, Coffee, and Fruit Plantations. The Homes, People, Customs, etc. Methods of manufacturing Sugar. Curing Coffee and Tobacco. Portraits of Prominent Men. President Palma and his Cabinet. Governor Magoon. Politics, etc. This lecture closes with a vivid description of the destruction of the U. S. S. Maine. A feature of this lecture will be a recital of the opportunities for Americans in the new republic of Cuba. 3. THE WEST INDIA ISLANDS. Commencing at Nassau in the Bahamas, each island south to Trinidad is illustrated, and described, including Hayti, Puerto Rico and Jamaica, including scenes of the Earthquake. The present conditions. Manners and Customs, Homes of the people, etc. The home and birth-place of Josephine, wife of Napoleon First, and many of the incidents and scenes in the voyages of Columbus, are illustrated by 100 views of Tropical Scenery. Concluding with a vivid description of the Eruption of Mt. Pelee at Martinique, which destroyed 30,000 people. 4. SOUTHERN MEXICO. Tourists in Mexico rarely visit this portion of the republic. This lecture describes the Tierra Calientes of the Spaniards. Leaving New York at sunset, the voyage terminating at Vera Cruz. The Mexican R. R. Orizaba, Coartzacoalcos. Tehauntepec R. R. Salina Cruz. The wonderful Rubber and Coffee Plantations. The largest Nurseries in the world. Wonderful riches. The native Mexicans. Beautiful women. $3000 costumes. Scenery. Manners and Customs President Diaz. Government. Wonderful progress. Concluding with views of the Lost City of Indian legend. This lecture is of great historical interest, illustrating the undisputable evidence of a wonderful prehistoric civilization. 5. VENEZUELA. Voyage. Along the coast. Barcelona. La Guayra. Caracas. Maracaybo. Puerto Cabello. San Carlos. The Orinoco. Cieudad, Bolivar. The Government. Pres. Castro. Minister Bowen. The Army. Products. Wonderful Forests. People and customs. Concluding with beautiful scenes in the High Andes, some reaching the enormous height of 25,000 feet above the sea. ENTERTAINING. 6. COLUMBUS AND HIS VOYAGES. An illustrated story of the life of the great navigator, showing true landing place. Points touched in his voyages and incidents in his eventful life. 125 beautiful views. 7. EVOLUTION OF THE BATTLE SHIP. (In Preparation.) These lectures have been given in the Board of Education Courses in New York, Boston, Newark, Jersey City, and other cities: also before many educational institutions and societies. COMMENDATIONS. U. S. Consul at Matanzas. I cheerfully recommend Capt. Fuller for any connection where a knowledge of the American Tropics is essential. Harvard Course. Capt. Fuller's lecture was very satisfactory and greatly pleased his audience. His delivery is good and his views excellent. The lecture very instructive. Boston Art Club. A very large audience attended the lectures. The speaker gave a very interesting and comprehensive description of the country. Master Mason's Association of Massachusetts. In accordance with a vote of the Master Mason's Association, I hereby tender you the Association's most hearty appreciation of your very instructive and interesting illustrated lecture.—W. W. Osborne, Sec. Burbeen Course, Woburn. Caps. Fuller's second lecture brought out an audience of 1500—the largest in the course. Congress Hall, Saratoga. The auditorum was packed, the lecture very interesting, well illustrated and timely. Boston Herald. Capt. Fuller's descriptions are vivid and picturesque. His lectures instructive and entertaining. Boston Globe. Capt. Fuller describes the countries he has traveled and resided in, and gives actual experiences. His audiences have been very large. Bangor Commercial. Capt. Fuller is a graceful speaker, his enunciation clear, he gives a most excellent lecture. Y. M. C. A. Hall was crowded. Chicago Review. His lecture was a grand success, his subjects educational and entertaining. Lynn Educational Association. The audience was large and appreciative. The views excellent, the description pleasant and entertaining. Peabody Institute. The lecture on the West Indies was one of the best in the course. Capt. Fuller's lecture was highly appreciated by an audience which filled the hall. Tremont Temple, Boston. Capt. Fuller's lectures were interesting and instructive, from the fact that he described what he himself had witnessed, and places he was perfectly familiar with from personal visits. Capt. Fuller has given over 500 lectures on Tropical Subjects. Educational, Entertaining, up-to-date. All magnificently illustrated with colored views.
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Lecturers|
|Personal Name Subject||Fuller, Charles Mason|
|Geographic Subject||Panama -- Panamá, Canal de|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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