The Society convened in-the assembly-room in Schermerhorn hall, Columbia University, at 10.15 o’clock a m. President J. J. Stevenson introduced the Honorable Seth Low, president of Columbia University, who gave the Society welcome in a few remarks expressing appreciation of the science of geology.
The President called for the Council report as the first administrative business, which report was submitted in print by the Secretary without reading, as follows:
To the Geological Society of America, in Eleventh Annual Meeting assembled:
The Council extends congratulations to the Fellows upon the excellent condition and prospects of the Society at the close of the first decade. Begun with misgivings as to the wisdom of the new organization, and amid prophecies of failure, it has more than justified the faith and work of its founders. The Society has united the geologists of the continent, produced . . .