The twelfth winter meeting of the Society was called to order at 10 o’clock in the Lecture hall of Columbian University, where all the sessions were held. The President, Professor Benjamin K. Emerson, occupied the chair throughout the meeting.
Mr G. K. Gilbert, in behalf of the Fellows resident in Washington and the scientific societies of the city, made a brief address of welcome, to which the President responded.
The first item of administrative business was the report of the Council, including the annual reports of the officers, which the Secretary submitted in print, without reading, as follows:
To the Geological Society of America, in Twelfth Annual Meeting Assembled:
During the past year the Council has held its stated meetings in connection with Society meetings, the attendance at Columbus being one Less than a quorum. The affairs of the Society are . . .